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Inside Punta Gallinas

Inside Punta Gallinas

USD135 per person

Discover the magic of La Guajira Colombia tour and experience on a journey that takes you from indigenous communities to soaring desert dunes. This is a 3 days/2 nights trip that will show you the most amazing locations in the northeast of Colombia.  The most amazing places of La Guajira will be visited during this tour and most importantly, it will go hand in hand with the Wayuu community.  Beaches, dunes, and viewpoints will be visited on 9 different locations during this fantastic tour to La Guajira Colombia (check the stops in the plan).

Cultural Guajira experience:

The tour guides are indigenous from the community. The experience involves sharing and playing with the Wayuu kids and families. You will sleep like them in their hammocks and eat with them in the local dining rooms. They will show you how it is to live in the desert and teach you their family traditions. The Wayuu community has a strong connection with the earth and an astronomical philosophy that is worth knowing.

This tour is for me if  I…

  • Want to know about an indigenous community and share cultural experiences with them.
  • Love to visit remote places out of the spotlight of mass tourism.
  • Feel comfortable sleeping in a hammock and feel happy sharing local dishes with the community.
  • Handle very well high temperatures and love warm places around  36 °C.
  • Like medium physical challenge and slow trekking.
  • Am adventurous to travel through the desert (by jeep) during a couple of hours.

Highlights of La Guajira Colombia tour

  1. This experience is designed for people who want to live a basic life for a couple of days. And this without any luxury, more than a hammock to sleep and a spectacular landscape to contemplate.
  2. This activity also has to do with volunteering, you will know the community, you will learn many things from them that will open your eyes to a much simpler life. If you want to join you can also participate in educational and entertainment activities for/with children. Each visit to this community means immense joy for the kids.
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Rioacha central station
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 7:00 AM at the meeting point for a prompt departure at 7:30 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 3:30 PM
  • Dress Code
    Casual, summer clothes, protection against the sun (hat).
  • Included
    Inside Punta Gallinas
    Safety insurance
    All transportation (from start point to end point)
    Accommodation
    Snacks
    Dinner
    Lunch
    Entry Fees
    Personal Guide
    Breakfast
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Day 1: Starting point, Rioacha
We will meet at the bus station of Rioacha to start a car trip to Uribia. After 3 hours we will arrive in Cabo de la Vela. There we will visit the following beaches:
  • Playa Arcoíris
  • Pilón de Azúcar
  • Ojo de Agua
  • El Faro
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Day 2: Punta Gallinas
After spending the night in a hotel we will leave very early to Punta Gallinas. We will travel by jeep through the desert. On our trip, we will visit a beautiful lake with migratory birds like pink flamingos. And because nutrition is very important, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in a local restaurant (vegetarian available). Around 10:00 AM we will start to visit the following beaches:
  • El faro de Punta Gallinas (Most northern point of South-America)
  • Mirador de Kazare
  • Las Dunas de Taroa
  • Playas de Punta Agujas (sunset)
After visiting the locations above, we will arrive at the local Wayuu community (supported by "Ninos del Desierto") where the cultural sharing experience will start until the next day.travel guajira colombia
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Day 3: Last day
We will say goodbye to our new friends from the Wayuu community and we will head back to Rioacha. But it's not over yet because before we arrive in Rioacha we will make a stop in Manaure, visiting the Salinas.travel guajira colombia  

TOUR REVIEW SCORES AND SCORE BREAKDOWN

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Destination
10.0
Guide quality
8.0
Meals
8.0
Overall
6.0
Transport
10.0
Value For Money

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What is included?

  • Transportation: You will have to arrive at Rioacha by yourself.
    • The easiest way is to take a flight from Bogota to Rioacha airport.
    • Another option is to travel to Santa Marta and take public transportation (3 hours) to Rioacha.
    • From Rioacha to Punta Gallinas and back, all transportation is included.
    • The transportation towards the highlights and back to the community house is included.
  • Meals and drinks:
    • Day 1: Lunch and dinner included (no breakfast)/ drinks during meals included
    • Day 2: All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) included/ drinks during meals included
    • Day 3: Breakfast included/ drinks during breakfast included
  • Accommodation: 
    • This experience is about sleeping in hammocks just like the community does. The hammocks are located under a kiosk to protect you from weather conditions.
    • Toilets and showers (cold water) are available at the site

What to take with me?

  • Comfortable and fresh clothes.
  • Swimming dress and beach shoes.
  • Mosquito repellant.
  • Sunscreen and protection against the sun, preferably a hat.
  • Take as many bottles of water as you can, water is a precious element in the desert.
  • Preferably small luggage or backpack.
 
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