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Santa Marta

Santa Marta

The Guajira peninsula is located in the northeast side of Colombia, its landscape consists of mostly desert where elements like sea water, sand, carbon, cactus and salt converge. This is also the home of the Wayuu community, an indigenous tribe considered to be descendants of the earth and the rain. All these things make this a unique destination with cultural and natural wealth, with the magic of the Caribbean region.

DAY 1:

The trip starts at 08:00 am from the city of Riohacha, which will be our starting point towards Cabo de la Vela. During the trip, we will pass through Uribia indigenous capital of Colombia, where we will later head towards Manaure, the largest salt complex in Colombia. In this magical place we will make a tour with an explanation of the salt extraction process. Later we continue our journey through the desert towards Cabo de la Vela where we will have lunch and enjoy a magical afternoon with beautiful landscapes of the desert and the sea and where you will visit Playa Arcoíris, Pilón de Azúcar and the lighthouse. Before sunset, we will head for a Ranchería, typical hotel of the region, where we will dine and spend the night in hammocks.

DAY 2:

This day will have an early start with a nutritious breakfast before leaving around 08:00am. We begin our trip through the desert, and after a couple of hours, we will arrive in the wind farm, where you can take beautiful pictures before exploring this magnificent trail bordering Bahía Honda and Bahía Hondita. We then arrive at punta gallinas, where we will have a delicious lunch. In the afternoon you will witness beautiful landscapes and sunsets. Before nightfall, we will head for a Ranchería, typical hotel of the region, where we will dine and spend the night in hammocks.

DAY 3:

You will have an early traditional breakfast before leaving towards the Dunas de Taroa (dunes), offering a unique appearance of fine sand. You will later visit the Punta Gallinas lighthouse, in the northern tip of South America, and before the end of the day, you will visit Punta Agujas where you will enjoy the warm waters and the sunset, before returning to the shelter at night.

DAY 4:

After breakfast in the morning, you will return to Riohacha The Guajira peninsula is located in the northeast side of Colombia, its landscape consists of mostly desert where elements like sea water, sand, carbon, cactus and salt converge. This is also the home of the Wayuu community, an indigenous tribe considered to be descendants of the earth and the rain. All these things make this a unique destination with cultural and natural wealth, with the magic of the Caribbean region. Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.

Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.

Start/opening time: At 8am on Day 1.

End/closing time: At 3pm on Day 4.

Languages: English and Spanish.

Medical restrictions: People under the influence of drugs or alcohol are not allowed to take part. You are responsible for your own medical prescriptions.

Others: You will visit a desert region; so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, a hat or cap and sun cream. You must bring a bottle of water, walking boots and trainers or sandals, swimwear/beachwear, a wind breaker or light raincoat, toilet paper and insect repellent. You must respect the privacy of the native people and if you would like to take a picture with them, you must ask them for permission first. You should never leave any kind of rubbish behind in the places you visit. You must respect and care for the environment.

Includes: Typical local food: four breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners.

Hotel rating: 1*.

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