La Guajira Trailblazer

La Guajira is a land of pristine desert landscapes, orange canyons reflecting into turquoise Caribbean waters, unique flora and fauna, fresh seafood, delicious goat meat dishes, and rich cultural encounters with indigenous people. This desert landscape is located in the northeast region of the country, facing the Caribbean and Venezuela in the northernmost part of South America.

 

A journey through the region requires navigating very bumpy roads and rough terrain. The rutted journey and isolation from the modern world are among the biggest reasons why this emerging eco-tourism destination is not as popular as Cartagena or the Coffee Region. La Guajira is for those who seek adventure and cultural authenticity, for those who want to take the "road less traveled," don't mind being a little cut off from the rest of civilization, and for those who don’t mind a little effort (and dust) to get to someplace very special.

 

 

 

El Rodadero Santa Marta Colomiba

Santa Marta

Founded in 1525 by Spanish Conquistadors, Santa Marta is one of the oldest colonial cities in Latin America and one of the most popular places for Colombians and international visitors. Santa Marta sits alongside busy white-sand beaches with its back drop to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and its many historical locations, the city is a great place to visit and a jumping-off point to nearby Minca, Taganga, Tayrona National Park and Ciudad Perdida.

 

Paseo de la Marina Riohacha photo by Tanen Haus

Riohacha

Riohacha is located 160 km NE of Santa Marta. The area is mostly desert predominantly inhabited by the Wayúu ethnic group. Riohacha's Paseo de la Marina (a.k.a. Malecón Riohacha) is a nice waterfront promenade fringed with palm trees and white sands and street vendors selling a multitude of colorful handmade crafts like hammocks and mochilas. The town is an excellent starting point for excursions into the rugged and beautiful countryside of the La Guajira Peninsula.

 

Cabo de la Vela photo by DiscoverColombia.com

Cabo de Vela

Cabo de la Vela is the most popular destination in la Guajira. Documented as the first point in the South American continent where a European set foot and yet Cabo de la Vela is still a truly off-the-beaten-track destinations. The most beautiful places at Cabo de la Vela are: The Pilon de Azucar, a small peak, from where you will see the stunning views of the region, and the beach Ojo de Agua a very nice place to relax, enjoy the spectacular landscape and take a refreshing bath in the Caribbean Sea.

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Santa Marta

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When your flight arrives a private van will pick you up at Santa Marta's Simón Bolívar International Airport and take you to your hotel so you can check-in.

 

The rest of the afternoon and evening is up to you. We recommend taking a short trip over to Taganga for a swim in the warm waters of the bay, grab some fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants and in the evening, head up to El Mirador, a great bar and night club with fantastic views of Taganga Bay. Taganga Bay

 

If instead you choose the Santa Marta City Tour, it includes visiting Plaza de Bolivar and Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

 

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Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela

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Early in the morning we will set out on the 4-hour drive to the beach side city of Rioacha, passing through a large section of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, then through the dry but scenic desert-like landscape of lower La Guajira along the way.

 

A recommended optional side excursion would be to spend a few hours exploring the beautiful Los Flamencos Nature Sanctuary. Los Flamingos Flora and Fauna Sanctuary is the ideal place to learn a little about the colorful Wayúu culture and get a close look at flamingos and other exotic tropical birds.

 

Even with the optional stop at the Los Flamencos Flora and Fauna Sanctuary, we should arrive in Rioacha before noon to enjoy a traditional Wayuu lunch. For the most part, Riohacha is not really tourism destination in itself, but makes a great base camp from which we will launch our La Guajira Trailblazer AdvenTour. However, the city does merit at least an hour to stroll through Paseo de la Marina (a.k.a. Malecón Riohacha), a waterfront promenade fringed with palm trees, street vendors selling a multitude of colorful handmade crafts like hammocks and mochilas, and bordered by white sand beaches of the Caribbean.

 

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Cabo de La Vela

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Riohacha - Uribía - Cabo de la Vela - Santa Marta

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Asterisk The itinerary may change according to climate conditions.

 

Asterisk Aspects of the itinerary may change to accommodate country and city of origin.

Add activities: Make your Colombia Adventour even more interesting with these add-on activities. Simply choose the ones you like and we will automatically add them to your package.

Add extra days: As long as you are so close, consider adding one or more extra days to that part of the itinerary to accommodate the extra activities and short tours.

 
Santa Marta's El Rodadero Beach photo by Roj Ecco

Santa Marta/Taganga + day(s)

There are plenty of fun and interesting activities and short tours to do around Santa Marta. Check out what's available and consider adding another day to this part of the itinerary.


Included:

• Accommodations

• Breakfast(s)

• Transfers to locations & activities

 
Price is each way for a minimum of two people together
+ US$ 120
per person
Fishing sailfish the Caribbean Colombia

Santa Marta/Taganga

Sport Fishing

3.5 hours

There are a number of great spots near Santa Marta and Taganga where you can catch Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Black fin Tuna, Yellow-fin Tuna, Kingfish and Barracuda among others.

 

Included:

  • • Expert fishing guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
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  • Arrange to have your catch prepared for you any way you like it. FRESH Sushi or Ceviche anyone?
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 120
per person
Blue Tang

Santa Marta/Taganga

Snorkeling in the Caribbean

4 hours

The waters off the coast of Taganga and Tayrona National Park are ideal for snorkeling because they are clear, warm and filled with marine life. Since most of the reef's fauna is above 50 ft you will be able to see a plethora of marine life even from the safety of the surface.

 

Included:

  • • Expert instructor/guide
  • • Mask, fins and snorkel rental
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Hawksbill

Santa Marta/Taganga

Scuba Diving

4 hours

This part of the southern Caribbean is one of the most beautiful aquatic scenes in the world thanks to the multitude of wildlife that can be seen there including sea turtles, octopus, large schools of fish and a wide variety of corals.

 

Included:

  • • Expert diving instructor/guide
  • • Full scuba equipment package
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 65
per person
Cabo de la Vela

Santa Marta/Taganga

Mountain Biking the Sierra Nevadas

8 hours

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain area is world renowned as being one of the best places in the world to mountain bike. This tour includes a challenging 25 miles of pure downhill, crossing 3 different climatic zones and accompanied by jaw dropping beautiful views of the mountains and forests all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Not into the "challenging" part? Our mountain-bike tours come in three flavors – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Included:

  • • Expert bilingual guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
  • • Full suspension mountain bike
  • • Helmet and pads
  • • Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water
  • • Entrance fees
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Don Diego River photo by Cedric Favero

Santa Marta

Tayronaka River Adventure

6-8 hours

Enjoy vivid natural green landscapes and with their unique secrets. The lands surrounding the Don Diego River are among the last places on earth that still retain their virgin forests. This activity provides a uniquely intimate experience with our natural world as you float down the river in kayaks or inner tubes (your choice) to the sea. On this journey, you can see howler monkeys, a huge variety of birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals as they come to the shores of the river to drink from the clean and refreshing waters.

 
Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Kayaks or inner tubes

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Entrance into all parks

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 55
per person
Ciudad Perdida Lost City Colombia

Santa Marta

Lost City Adventure (Cuidad Perdida)

4-6 days

Our Lost City AdvenTour is the "pinnacle" of adventure tours for Colombia. Hiking trails meander through virgin rainforests, crossing rivers, streams, and waterfalls where you can take refreshing and invigorating swims. This is an unparalleled opportunity to behold the incredible biological diversity of Colombia’s coastal forests. This is a journey met for moderately in shape people, but efforts are rewarded upon your arrival at the magical and ancient site that is “Ciudad Perdida."

 

Included:

• Expert Spanish speaking guide

• 3 meals per day

• Fruit juices, coffee and water

• Lodging in tents and fincas

Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.
+ US$ 365
per person

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Santa Marta, Rioacha and Cabo de la Vela 4 days

Destinations

Santa Marta, Taganga and Tayrona (3 days)
Cartagena de Indias (2 days)

Hotels & prices

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Total investment per person

US$ 745

Total Investment

US$ 745

per person

Prices are subject to availability and can change without notice.

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  • Power generator as well as emergency lights in all our accommodations
  • Split Air-Conditioner
  • Hot and cold shower
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  • Mini-bar
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  • Private balcony with hammock and view to the forest
  • Restaurant hidden amidst the trees
  • Deck and pool overlooking the river
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  • Work desk
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  • Fitness center
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  • Lobby bar
  • Wet sauna and steam room
  • Spa
  • Business center
  • Restaurant
  • Helipad and covered parking