Punta Gallinas

Punta Gallinas

Discover this unique gem in the northernmost tip of South America: La Guajira Colombiana.
Learn about the Wayuu Culture, sleep in a traditional hammock and enjoy amazing views of the wild landscapes combining blue beaches and desert, far away of the beaten track.

Itinerary

Punta Gallinas

Day 1. Santa Marta-Punta Gallinas.

Our Punta Gallinas Tour departs early from Santa Marta 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.

Punta Gallinas
Punta Gallinas

Punta Gallinas- Santa Marta

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 Palomino or Santa Marta and drop you off at your hotel.

Tour info

Includes

Excludes

  • Accommodation
    2 night(s) in basic lodges / shelter camps with hammock 

    Transportation

    Travel by Private 4 x 4 vehicles, foot. 

    Meals

    As outlined in the itinerary (B,L,D)

    Excursions & Activities:  
    As outlined in the program 
    + All Transfers IN & OUT

  • Gratuities
    International and domestic air tickets. 
    Travel insurance (mandatory)
    Alcoholic and soft drinks
    Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks,
    limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras

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Read/ Download our “What to pack?” Checklist here

Best time of the Year:  All year round

Contact us for information of our different departures and prices. 
From US$ 220 per person. 

Our Blog offers valuable information about our tours!   Click here

Easy! 

Not a touristy destination. This tour is for travelers! Do not expect privacy and best service from Wayuu people. They are still very authentic. 

Fly to Santa Marta whre we can pick you up!  Contact us for different possibilities of how to reach Punta Gallinas. 

Basic Shelters and hammocks known as Chinchorros. 

 

Hot and humid.
From 35 Celsius  

Read more interesting information here 

Read/ Download our “What to pack?” Checklist here

Best time of the Year:  All year round

Contact us for information of our different departures and prices. 
From US$ 220 per person. 

Our Blog offers valuable information about our tours!   Click here

Easy! 

Not a touristy destination. This tour is for travelers! Do not expect privacy and best service from Wayuu people. They are still very authentic. 

Fly to Santa Marta where we can pick you up!  Contact us for different possibilities of how to reach Punta Gallinas. 

Basic Shelters and hammocks known as Chinchorros. 

 

Hot and humid.
From 35 Celsius  

Read more interesting information here 

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