La Guajira Desert & Punta Gallinas 4-Day Tour

Punta Gallinas, La Guajira

4 days

Tour Type





Español, Inglés


We don’t want you to miss this adventure, that’s why we are coming with you. On this 4-day trip to the Colombian desert, you will have an experience that not many people risk having it. We will travel from Santa Marta to La Guajira, see the salt extraction process in Manaure, visit Taroa dunes, and step into Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of South America. Explore with us and get enchanted with the less-known side of this diverse country. Come and live a unique experience in the breathtaking deserts.

What to expect on this tour in La Guajira Desert and Punta Gallinas?

Of course, along your trip, you will have traditional and local food so you can taste La Guajira’s real flavors and you will also have the opportunity to share with some Wayuu people. We are aware this trip is not for everyone, so it is and remains an adventure. But if you are a bold traveler be sure we will do our best to make you feel thrilled about visiting Colombia’s spectacular destinations. After finishing this amazing trip, we invite you to check out our 4-day tour in the Lost Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park, for adventure lovers like you!


In this 3-day journey, the guide will pick you up in your hotel in Santa Marta and drive you for less than 3 hours to the first destination: Riohacha, the capital of La Guajira. This place is home to indigenous communities of Santa Marta’s Sierra Nevada as well as to the Wayuu people, the largest indigenous population in the country. Besides going to Riohacha, we will visit Manaure, known for the artisanal sea salt extraction method. After touring around there, you will be headed to Uribia, the capital of the Wayuu.

On the second day, you will visit Honda and Hondita Bay (which means deep and a little deep) and then you will be taken to Punta Gallinas, which is the northernmost point in Colombia and South America. Its landscapes and views of the Caribbean coast are exceptional and unique.

On the third day of this journey, you will have beach time at the Taroa dunes, where you will be able to walk down the dune directly to the water and practice sandboarding if wanted. The Taroa Dunes are the only Caribbean dunes in Latin America.

On the last day, you will wake up early and start your drive back to La Guajira and Santa Marta. There, you will be dropped off at your hotel to rest after an amazing experience.


  • Getting to the northernmost point of South America
  • Adventuring in the imposing and wild Colombian desert
  • The chance of meeting and interacting with Wayuu indigenous community
  • Spending 3 nights in real ranches in La Guajira
  • Tasting new flavors with traditional and local food
  • Insights of Colombia’s social landscapes


  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options
  • Bring comfortable waterproof hiking footwear and a cane if you need it
  • Keep in mind you will spend the 3 nights in ranches
  • Tour in alliance with a local operator

Tour's Location

Punta Gallinas, La Guajira



Member Since 2023

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