Located on the Guajira peninsula, the northernmost point in South America, home to the Wayuu people, whom even the smugglers and pirates could not conquer or outsmart, you will enjoy some of Colombia’s most spectacular beaches, sand dunes, wonderful landscapes, culture, natural scenery on this unique 4×4 off the the beaten track adventure.
Welcome to Punta Gallinas a desert where Wayuu live their culture, far away from society in front of the Caribbean Sea.
– 4 days/ 47 Kms trek to Ciudad Perdida in the Sierra Nevada-
-Discover Colombia’s ‘Lost City’ (built 800 A.D.) and learn about the ancient Tayrona culture from an expert guide
Day 1. Rio Hacha- Cabo de la Vela
Our Punta Gallinas Tour departs at heading to Riohacha, capital of La Guajira peninsula, The entire region is inhabited by the indigenous Wayuu people who have lived there for hundreds of years and is considered sacred. . After enjoying a typical breakfast we will visit Manaure salt flats, Colombia’s largest salt complex and have a guided tour to learn about the process of extraction. After crossing the majestic Guajira desert in a 4×4 vehicle journey and reach Cabo de la Vela, we will have lunch and relaxation before visiting Playa Dorada and Pilón de Azúcar beaches and enjoy a fascinating sunset from the lighthouse. We will overnight in a Wayuu shelter and known as Rancherias to spend the night in hammocks, with dinner included.
Day 2. Punta Gallinas- Dunas de Taroa
We leave around 8:00 am, heading north through the desert passing by to the Wind Park or Parque Eolico to finally reach our destination Punta Gallinas, northernmost edge of South America. After breakfast we can enjoy Taroa Dunes, a remarkable area where golden sand extends far beyond the spotless beaches. Enjoy the balance of the day swimming, relaxing and and enjoy one of Colombia’s most beautiful sunsets from the lighthouse. Overnight at local Rancheria in hammocks.
Day 3. Uribia – Rio Hacha
We leave early around 7:30 am through the Guajira desert to Uribia where we will have breakfast and then by car to Rio Hacha for a panoramic tour on the promenade to observe the colorful handicrafts of the Wayuu people. After lunch we will drive back to Santa Marta or drop you off in Rio Hacha.