La Guajira Desert + Punta Gallinas 4 Days Tour

Keep exploring the Caribbean coast and take your trip to the next level by going to La Guajira Desert.


4 days

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




We don’t want you to miss this adventure, that’s why we are coming with you. In this 3-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 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.


  • 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
  • Traditional and local food
  • Insights of Colombia’s social landscapes

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Come and live a unique experience in the breathtaking deserts.

In this 3-day journey, our guide and the driver 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 for indigenous communities of Santa Marta’s Sierra Nevada (this mountain range covers part of La Guajira department) as well as for Wayuu people, the largest indigenous population in the country. Actually, as soon as we get to La Guajira it will be common to find them, as they inhabit along the desert.

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 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 last day of this journey you will have a 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.

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 of visiting Colombia’s spectacular destinations.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 3 breakfast
  • 3 Lunches
  • 3 dinner
  • All-risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Bring comfortable waterproof hiking footwear and a cane if you need it

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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