Despite intense heat, cold nights, scarce water and little electricity, for the adventurous traveller wanting to get off the beaten track, Alta Guajira and its endless horizon of dry forest, deserts and dramatic seas is without a doubt worth the trip.
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In the northern most corner of Colombia, the Alta Guajira is an endless horizon of dry forests and deserts combined with stunning blue seas, creating dramatic contrasting scenery. Inhabiting Punta Gallinas are the native Wayuú, and you will have the opportunity to share their culture, experience everyday life on the rancherías, and observe their well conserved customs, clothing, food, and cultural practices.
Meet in Riohacha and departure to Cabo de la Vela.
Visit the Indigenous Capital of Colombia, Uribía, Manaure, and the salt excavation sites.
Lunch at Cabo de la Vela.
Visit the Pilón de Azúcar beach and watch the sunset at the lighthouse before dinner.
Accommodation in bunk beds or chinchorro. (Hammock)
Breakfast before departure to Punta Gallinas, passing through the Aeolian wind farm, Puerto Bolívar, and Bahía de Portete.
Lunch in Pusheo.
Visit the Bahía Honda beaches.
Boat trip to Punta Soldado, Bahía Hondita, and Las Tres Islands.
Dinner and sleep in a chinchorro in Punta Gallinas.
Breakfast before visiting the Punta Aguja beach.
Lunch in Punta Gallinas.
Visit the lighthouse and watch sunset at the Taroa dunes.
Dinner and sleep in a chinchorro.
Breakfast before departure to Uribía, passing through Bahía Hondita, and Bahía Honda.
Lunch in Uribía before departure to Riohacha.
This tour is adventurous and highly demanding; it lacks the usual comfort of more conventional tours. Water is scarce, and the little electricity available is obtained from gas generators and solar panels. Roads are unpaved and dusty. The sun and the heat are very intense during the day, and temperatures drop dramatically during the night. There are no beds nor conventional hotels. Sleeping usually involves chinchorros (handwoven hammocks) hung at Wayuú villages (rancherías) camping sites, or tourist inns. You must be physically fit for this trip; it not suitable for people with any sort of physical handicap, nor for children under the age of 8 or adults over the age of 70. Although medical facilities (hospitals) are available, it is not recommended that anyone with a serious or chronic health condition participate in this tour. Temperatures range between 25° and 30°C.
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