"Visit the slow-paced village of Cabo de la Vela and explore the amazing landscape of La Guajira, the place where the rough desert melts into the Caribbean Sea."
On this trip through the remote department of La Guajira you will encounter the unique landscape that unites the turquoise Caribbean Sea with the rocky-dry desert.
At 8 am on the first day, you’ll be picked up at your hotel by your driver and your guide. After departing Riohacha, you’ll enter the desert and get a first impression of the amazing landscape. After a 2-hour drive you’ll reach the salt flats of Manaure, where the locals produce sea salt in a careful process that’ll be explained to you while you walk along the salt water pools. Continuing your trip, you’ll reach the slow-paced village of Cabo de la Vela at around 1 pm. Here you will have lunch and time to relax a bit before the next activity.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit a typical farm of the local indigenous tribe, the Wayuu. You’ll have a chance to learn about their customs and traditions and get in touch with their culture. After this captivating experience you’ll enjoy the sunset in a scenic setting, at the lighthouse of Cabo de la Vela. You’ll then have a delicious and filling dinner at your accommodation.
On the second day, after a filling breakfast at around 7 am, you’ll explore the beautiful natural surroundings of Cabo de la Vela. You’ll visit the reefs of playa arcoiris where the breaking waves form beautiful rainbows. Afterwards, you’ll hike up the short path to the hill Pilón de Azúcar, which is a spiritually important place to the Wayúu here you’ll also have a panoramic view over Cabo de la Vela. You will then have some time to enjoy the beautiful protected beach at the foot of the hill before having lunch around midday. At around 2 pm you will be taken back to Riohacha where you will arrive in the late afternoon.
A small backpack with light clothing & toiletries that you need for the 2 days
Bathing suit & towel
Refillable water bottle
Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat
It’s a roadtrip…
The distances in La Guajira are large so be aware that you will spend some time in the car. However, the guides will make enough stops so you travel comfortably.
Living like a local...
The infrastructure in La Guajira is still very basic. Do not expect luxury in accommodation nor food.
Energy and water scarcity is noticeable throughout la Guajira. Please make an adequate use of the resources.
Enjoy being off the grid...
Cell phone reception is limited and you won’t have access to wifi except for emergencies, so let your loved ones know that you’ll be offline for a few days.
How this tour creates an impact
Most travelers visit La Guajira for the unique landscapes to be found; however, the culture that preserves this nature is of great importance within this territory. The Wayuú indigenous people, is one of oldest communities in this area. Despite this, they have had to adapt to the environment and economic conditions of urban context. Therefore, the support for the cultural initiatives of these communities, allow to preserve their ancestral knowledge and their living practices. In addition to the economic resources that contribute to the survival of these communities, the tour contributes to the safeguarding of the culture and respect and interest in the lifestyle of Wayuu People.
This tour is part of our HEART experiences.
Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.
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