La Guajira is the northen end of Colombia, a stunning semi-arid/desert area. This is a stark contrast compared to all others ecosystems found along the Colombian Caribbean Coast.
And that one is just a hint of the diversity you can enjoy in this part of the country. Besides, this is also the Wayuu’s home, the most numerous indigenous group in Colombia. In this land the
strong winds play a key role in getting away the rain, making this territory one of the driest in the country, impeding the accumulation of surface water. The lack of rain causes some minor
vegetation patches of species like cactus, teasel and small bushes too. On the other hand, a peculiar exception is the Macuira Park. Its 850 meters of altitude makes it an one of a kind cloud
forest amid the desert. The beautiful Guajira Peninsula represents the geographical northern end of South America, impacting its visitors with exotic beaches, sand dunes and unforgettable
Day 1: We start in Riohacha, capital city of La Guajira Department, and head to Uribia, the so-called Indigenous Capital City of Colombia. After a typical lunch we visit a Salt
Evaporation Complex in Manaure where we can appreciate either the artisanal process , or the industrial one. Later, we go through the semi-arid zone until reaching Cabo de La Vela, a fantastic
place. After we settle in a beach-front hotel, we visit “Ojo del Agua” the perfect place to enjoy the magnificent sunset from “El Faro”. Return to the Hotel and dinner.
Day 2: After breakfast we head to “Pilón de Azúcar” Beach and have plenty of time to bath in the Caribbean Sea. Then, after going to the “Altar de la Virgen de Fátima” lookout for a
breathtaking view, we drive back to the hotel. Afternoon is at your disposal.
Day 3: After lunch we start our journey back to Riohacha.
Duration 2N/3D | Daily Availability from Riohacha at 09:00 am. Optional: Start from Santa Marta.
Included: 2 nights accommodations, 7 meals (2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunchs , 2 Dinners), all ground transportation in 4WD private vehicles, permanent tour guidance in Spanish, entrance fees.
Optional: Permanent tour guidance in English, German, French. Tour beginning from Santa Marta.