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Tour Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas

Nature and culture along the Caribbean shore

(2 reviews)
Santa Marta
3 days
Starts: From your accommodation in Santa Marta between 4:00 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.
Ends: To your hotel in Santa Marta between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!


You can not miss the Tour Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas, as you will visit one of the most spectacular places in the world due to its landscapes, culture and nature. Get to know the culture of the Wayuu people and their way of life, and marvel at this small paradisiacal place away from society. During these days in paradise you will visit authentic places such as the Pilón de Azúcar, the Auyama Desert, the Taroa Dunes or the Punta Gallinas Lighthouse.

Tour details


  • Guide and driver
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Accommodation in a Ranchería (Wayuu village) in a traditional Wayuu Posada (lodge) with chinchorros (hammocks)
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical assistance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Accommodation in beds
  • Extra services

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 ➡ Santa Marta - Riohacha - Manaure - Cabo de la Vela

The adventure begins 🚍

Our Tour Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas starts with a pick up at our hotel to head to Riohacha, stopping for breakfast and rest from the trip. From there, we will go to Uribía to enjoy a panoramic tour and continue our trip to Manaure. There, we will be shown the salt harvesting process and we will be told about the culture and customs of the area.

riohacha beach

Direction Cabo de la Vela

We will continue our trip through the Auyama desert towards Cabo de la Vela and depending on the weather, we will make a short stop in San Martin or Puerto Bolivar. We will have lunch at the Wayuu lodge and visit the Pilon de Azucar with beautiful views of the sea at sunset. We will return to the Wayuu lodge for dinner and sleep in hammocks.

views pilon de azucar

DAY 2 ➡ Cabo de la Vela - Dunas de Taroa - Punta Gallinas

From Taroa Dunes to Punta Gallinas Lighthouse 

After breakfast we will visit the Taroa Dunes to take a refreshing swim and take pictures of this beautiful place. Then we will go to Punta Gallinas to have lunch and visit Bahia Honda, Bahia Hondita, Punta Aguja and Punta Gallinas Lighthouse. After these incredible visits we will enjoy a typical dinner and sleep in hammocks at the Wayuu lodge.

traveler walking in the taroa dunes

DAY 3 ➡ Punta Gallinas - Uribía - Riohacha - Santa Marta

After breakfast, we will head to Uribía to take a last look at the wonders of the place and have lunch. After a short break, we will return to the Malecon of Riohacha where we will have free time to explore and buy typical handicrafts of the area. Around 15:00 we will leave Riohacha to return to our lodging and finish the tour Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas.

Malecon of Riohacha

What to bring to Tour Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sandals (flip-flops)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Long pants
  • Flashlight
  • Swimwear
  • Personal hygiene items
  • A lightweight towel
  • Toilet paper
  • A liter and a half of water
  • Passport

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