Three days, two nights
Reach the most Northern peak of South America
Come with us to visit the most northern point of South America to have the best view of the Caribbean Sea from the lighthouse at Punta Gallinas.
Punta Gallinas is best option for people who have a tight schedule and still want to enjoy the magic of the desert and its perfect harmony with the sea. The Punta Gallinas 3 day tour gives you sufficient time to appreciate the beauty of the nature that surrounds the landscapes of La Guajira.
Ready to adventure?
Take a 3 day/2 night tour to Punta Gallinas where you can see the desert dunes and Caribbean beaches below while learning about the indigenous communities that live in this region. Take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience by booking with The Dreamer.
A planned itinerary is described below, and if you would like to reserve this experience, please contact us directly!
PUNTA GALLINAS (3 Days, 2 Nights)
This fantastic adventure begins around 6 a.m from Dreamer Hostel, and then heading for Manaure through a deserted road. In Manaure, we visit Colombia's largest salt complex and then pass by Uribia, indigenous capital of Colombia. We will have a brief overview of the place and then we cross the majestic desert to reach Cabo de la Vela. Here we have lunch and rest to later visit Arco iris Beach, Pilón de Azúcar and finally the lighthouse where we ll enjoy a beautiful sunset. We return to the Ranchería to spend the night in hammocks.
On the second day of our adventure we leave about 8:00 am, after breakfast, we take a road surrounded by desert to Punta Gallinas. We pass by the Parque Eólico “Jepirachi” (Wind Park) to take pictures, we keep going through the deserted way bordering Bahia Honda and Bahía Hondita and finally reach the enigmatic Punta Gallinas approximately at 2:00 pm for lunch. We can spend the afternoon resting at the lodging and enjoying the beauty of the landscape.
Early after breakfast we will visit the Taroa Dunes, here you will find beautiful scenery of fine sand dunes that lead right to the sea, then we will return to The Dreamer in Santa Marta or Palomino.
What to Pack:
Frequently Asked Questions
Where may we depart?
You may leave from either Dreamer Santa Marta or Dreamer Palomino! The tour company has a different charge for the pickup, depending on where you are departing from.
Is Punta Gallinas safe?
Yes! It’s very safe and with our tour operator, you are covered with insurance in the case of any accident or emergency.
Can I go to Punta Gallinas alone?
It’s possible to visit on your own, but we recommend using a tour operator to ensure the quality of your experience. You’ll be more comfortable, secure, and get to see all the main attractions without hassling.
What is the weather like in Punta Gallinas?
You’ll be in the desert so can expect dry and hot weather. In the evenings there will be a fresher climate, so pack accordingly.
I have a tight schedule, what’s best?
The trip to Cabo de la Vela may be more appropriate for tight schedules. This will give you a chance to experience the desert-Caribbean in two days and one night.
Do I need to know Spanish?
Knowing Spanish will be a skill that will help you, though the tour operators are bi-lingual. The communities in this part of the country have their own indigenous languages and you may even learn a few of their words.
Where will I sleep during the trip?
For the one night you’ll sleep in hammocks or a tent, depending on the availability of the camping. If you have specific accommodation preferences, such as a private room, please notify us at the time of your reservation.
When is the best time of the year to visit Punta Gallinas?
This trip is remarkable year-round, as you can expect Peak Summer and Peak Winter months to be the busiest. Even so, this destination is entirely remote and you will never feel it full.
What is necessary reserve my seat on this trip?
You can book this tour directly with us through email, and you'll need to (1) Indicate the dates you will like to go to the trek, (2) Provide a scan of your passport with the Colombian entry stamp (if you aren’t in the country yet once you get to the hostel we can send it), and (3) Make downpayment of 10% of the total value of the tour. Also when you arrive at the hostel we have a meeting every day at 6 pm in the reception to provide general information about the tour.