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Guajira Desert 3-Day Trip


"Discover remote beaches and the endless expanse of the desert on an amazing 3-day excursion to La Guajira, the place where the rough landscape melts into the turquoise Caribbean Sea."

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Admire the contrasted landscape of la Guajira, traveling in a 4x4
  • Get in touch with the indigenous Wayuu tribe and learn about their lifestyle
  • Relax at hidden paradise beaches
  • Reach Punta Gallinas, the most northern spot of South America
  • Enjoy a boat ride through the calm waters of Hondita Bay

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La Guajira: Perfect mix of beach and adventure vacation

On this excursion through the Guajira desert, you will come across a unique landscape with beautiful bays and beaches where the desert borders the crystal-clear water of the Caribbean sea. Enjoy the perfect mix of exploring the rough rocks of the desert and relaxing with a view at the ocean.

Day 1
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 from Pilón de Azúcar, a large rock formation that plays an important role in the Wayuu Culture. You’ll then have a delicious and filling dinner at your accommodation.

Day 2
On the next morning, after breakfast, you will continue your expedition toward the northernmost part of the continent. With stops at scenic spots with bays and oasis harbors within the desert you’ll reach your lunch location at the beach around midday. Following this relaxing break, you will encounter one of the most impressive attractions of la Guajira, the dunes of Taroa. Crossing the enormous sand mountains you’ll get a unique view at the paradisiac beaches guarded by them. You will have some time to take a dip in the ocean and enjoy this remote location.

In the afternoon, you will reach the destination of your journey - the lighthouse of Punta Gallinas. Enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and document your encounter to the northern end of South America. While away the evening at your accommodation enjoying a satisfying meal before getting some rest.

Day 3
On the last day of your excursion, after having breakfast, you will have the chance to discover La Guajira from a new perspective. Taking a boat ride around Hondita Bay you’ll be able to get scenic views of the amazing landscape. After this unique experience, you’ll be taken to Uribia where you’ll have lunch before arriving back at Riohacha in the afternoon.
 

INCLUDED

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Spanish guide
  • Accommodation in bed for two nights
  • Meals specified in the description
  • Transportation in a 4x4 during the trip
  • Water to refill your bottle
  • Contribution to Wayúu communities
  • Impulse Insurance
  • Optional: This experience is valid for our IMPULSE Welcome Package Promotion

NOT INCLUDED

  • Unspecified food or beverage

THINGS TO BRING:

A small backpack with light clothing & toiletries that you need for the 3 days

Bathing suit & towel

Flashlight

Refillable water bottle

Small snacks

Hiking shoes

Sunscreen, sunglasses & a hat

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Don’t forget

It’s a road trip…
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. Please consider that especially in Punta Gallinas the accommodation will be correspondingly simple (no running water). 

Respect resources...
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 very 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.
 

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

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