Things to do in La Guajira Department, La Guajira Department: The Best Multi-day Tours

May 22, 2022 Leida Jutras

Discover the best top things to do in La Guajira Department, Colombia including 2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour, Cabo de La Vela Tour, 2 days & 1 night, Bird watching: Northern Colombia Birding Trail, 13 Day Intrepid Colombia Passage – Medellin To Cartagena , 12-day trip through Colombia; Beach, Jungle, City, much more, Experience- Ikigai Kogui, Expedition Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas and Dunes of Taroa (3 days / 2 nights), La Guajira Desert + Punta Gallinas 4 Days Tour, 4-Day Private La Guajira Tour.
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1. 2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour

Cra. 21 #20-36, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia Adrenaline Addicts
Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 91 reviews

All inclusive motorcycle tour of Colombia's north coast. Many more tour options available. Come with the longest running / highest rated motorcycle tour company in Northern Colombia!

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast


Reviewed By diederik12345678

Having rented dozens of bikes around the world, this one definitely comes out on top. Good service, friendly people and an honest deal.

2. Cabo de La Vela Tour, 2 days & 1 night


This is an extreme adventure tour 2 days 1 night, where you will have the opportunity to know the desert in all its splendor, enjoy a fantastic 360 degree view, where you appreciate the majestic sunset over the sea. You can also live a wonderful experience of culture and tradition of the Wayuu Indians.

Inclusions: Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch


3. Bird watching: Northern Colombia Birding Trail

Birdwatching Explorers

Northern Colombia Birding Trail: One of South America´s richest endemic regions This is one of the most complete routes to travel through the Colombian Caribbean Coast. One of the richest regions of endemic bird species in South America with close to 50 species. We will visit the majority of habitats that form this invaluable Colombian region at a comfortable pace which will allow you to enjoy a great amount of birds and their incredibly exhuberant environment. Starting in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with its 27 endemic species, we drive through the Guajira Desert, and finish at the rarely visited Perija Paramo where there are various subspecies that need investigation. With more than 760 bird species, this destination is a must for birdwatching travelers. Habitats visited: Mangroves, Xerophytic Scrub, Dry Forest, Rainforest, Montane Forest, High Montane Forest, and Paramo. Number of species to observe: +320 Tour Leader: Francisco Troncoso Difficulty level: Moderate

Inclusions: Binoculars, telescopes, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, GST (Goods and Services Tax), Private transportation

Exclusions: Alcoholic beverages, Airline tickets, Gratuities

Reviewed By jeannew487

Very knowledgeable about local birds. Luis and Francisco were excellent guides. Very friendly. Enjoyed trip to the eco coffee plantation.

4. 13 Day Intrepid Colombia Passage – Medellin To Cartagena

BnB Colombia Tours (Medellin)

These 13 amazing days on our Colombia Passage tour will fill you with an abundance of enjoyment and experiences to be shared for the rest of your life. You’ll experience the true Medellín where you will climb to the top of a giant rock with unbelievable views, unlike anything else in the world. Learn how to grow and brew the perfect coffee, visit heritage-listed pueblos (small towns) and enjoy a food tour of the local flavors. In Cartagena, you’ll discover the coastal Caribbean life in the crystal clear waters of the Rosario Islands as well as an approach to relaxation at the mud volcanoes. In Santa Marta, you’ll visit an indigenous village, and have the opportunity to go tubing down the famous Palmonio River into the Caribbean Sea. Explore Minca, it's cocoa plantation, and hidden waterfalls before enjoying the tropical waters and sandy beaches of Cabo San Juan in Tayrona Park.

Inclusions: Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Entrance Fees, Private transportation

Exclusions: Experiences and Transportation not mentioned in the plan, Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan, Personal expenses and tips

Reviewed By patriciafO3202MP

The best part of the trip was our Tour Guide Erika. She make all the stops possible and make sure we felt comfortable and happy with our tour. The places er visit where beautiful and we knew the full history behind it in our own language. The day was amazing and Medellin is beautiful.. 100% rating for bnb Colombia tours for their prices and for having such of great tour guide. Patricia

5. 12-day trip through Colombia; Beach, Jungle, City, much more

El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport, Ac. 26 ##103-9, Fontibón, Bogotá, Colombia SIEMPRE COLOMBIA

The Putumayo expedition represents one of the most fascinating ecotourism adventures among the flora and fauna in its wildest state. It should also be noted that Mocoa Putumayo is a pioneer in tourism and peace. - Transfer Villagarzon airport - Posada Dantayaco - Food (the day of arrival from dinner, until the day of departure lunch) - English speaking guide - Entrance to the sites - One hydration per day - Travel insurance or policy

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: Flight Tikets

Reviewed By Rachel D

Like other reviewers, I can't say enough good things about my experience with Siempre Colombia. Our trip with them to the Guajira region to spend time with the Wayuu community was wonderful, a really authentic experience that I would highly recommend. Jhonny and his team were excellent.

6. Experience- Ikigai Kogui

Expedición jungla SAS RNT 56067, Calle 19 # 3-118 oficina 202 centro, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia Expedición Jungla

Our expedition IKAGAY KOGUI Community is the best way to share with ancestral communities, a dynamic and fun tour, learn about their customs and traditions, share dinner, campfire and maloca in the same day. Make food exchange, cocoa experience, learn about exotic and medicinal plants and in the end the adrenaline in tubing to the quietest beach in the region all this in a single experience.

Inclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch

Exclusions: beers or alcohol

Reviewed By ZornsLemma

I did the four day/three night walking tour of Valle de Ñymejan in February 2020. I was a bit uncertain at first as this is obviously a relatively new and unknown option; Santa Marta is chock full of tour operators offering beach tours and treks to the Lost City, but this was something different and I couldn't find much information about it on the internet or in my guide book. I was travelling alone and I had hoped the company would be able to assemble a group for me to go with. In the end although there was supposed to be one other guy going on the tour with me, he dropped out at the last minute and so I ended up doing the tour alone (i.e. just me and a guide). I wasn't charged any extra for this and while at first I was a bit nervous, it worked out well. I was taken out by taxi to the edge of Santa Marta to meet the guide, who then took me on the back of his motorcycle to where we started walking. I hadn't expected to be going on the bike but it was quite fun really once I got used to it. I guess this was a side-effect of the tour being just me and the guide and alternative transport would have been arranged if there'd been more people. The difficulty of the walking varied; I found one or two days pretty strenuous, but with a moderate amount of willpower it wasn't too bad. I'm not super fit but not a couch potato either. I didn't do the Lost City trek so I can't compare the difficulty to that. On the whole I'd say it was challenging enough that I felt pleased with myself for managing it, without being so hard I felt I'd bitten off more than I could chew. The guide was obviously incredibly fit and although I tried not to ask for extra rest stops as much as possible, I did have to on occasion. I did get mildly sick on the last night of the tour - possibly dehydration, I had plenty of water with me but I was worried I'd run out and so perhaps didn't drink as much as I should have while walking - and that made the last day a bit more of an exercise in willpower, but I don't think this was anything except bad luck. Although I sometimes felt too tired to truly appreciate it while we were walking, some of the scenery was absolutely amazing. The accommodation was fairly basic but comfortable on all three nights, and - bearing in mind I have pretty plain tastes in food anyway - I was pleasantly surprised by the meals provided. This is a family-run tour, a lot of the walking takes place across their own land and each of the hostels is operated by family members. They were all very accommodating and I was glad to have the opportunity to practice my Spanish talking with them each evening. (My guide did not speak English, but I am told English-speaking guides are available.) This is a real off-the-grid experience; I didn't expect to have mobile reception or any access to wifi during the tour, and I didn't. I can live without the internet but it was a little disconcerting to feel I couldn't exchange "I'm OK, are you OK?" messages with my family back home. I had a Colombian Movistar SIM in my phone and I never had any signal; the guide had a Claro SIM in his and he did occasionally have reception. So in hindsight it would have been good if I had had a Claro SIM, then I might at least have been able to keep in basic contact with my family and that would have made me feel more relaxed. (I did leave the company's contact details with my family and probably in a real emergency they would have been able to get a message to me through the guide, but I don't think there would have been any guarantees.) I don't know if the business will have been affected by the recent coronavirus pandemic, but if it hasn't I would highly recommend the tour. The one low spot for me came when I was trying to book, as the price I'd been shown earlier was apparently incorrect and that caused some friction, though we got it sorted out in the end. I'd suggest asking to make sure the price you're initially quoted is correct and then there won't be any unpleasantness when you come to book. Other than that, everything was handled smoothly and with no problems and I felt I was in safe hands.

7. Expedition Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas and Dunes of Taroa (3 days / 2 nights)

Waleker Tours

Expedition in which we seek to integrate our visitors to the terrain and the most characteristic customs of our magical Guajira, we travel in 4x4 the most arid calves of Colombia and where we are constantly entering the horizon landscape. our lodgings are distinguished by preserving the essence and traditions of the Wayuu culture. It's like this as you can watch the starry sky and the sound of the sea from the comfort of a chinchorro. The gastronomic offer is based on seafood and goats. And the most important thing is our personalized treatment for our clients who will have the full time disposition of our guide so that they have a very happy experience.

Inclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes


8. La Guajira Desert + Punta Gallinas 4 Days Tour

Gran Colombia Tours (Santa Marta)

We don’t want you to miss this adventure, that’s why we are coming with you. In this 3-day trip to the Colombian desert you will have an experience that not many people risk having it. We will travel from Santa Marta to La Guajira, see salt extraction process in Manaure, visit Taroa dunes and stepping into Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of South America. Explore with us and get enchanted with the less known side of this diverse country. • Getting to the northernmost point of South America • Adventuring in the imposing and wild Colombian desert • The chance of meeting and interacting with Wayuu indigenous community • Traditional and local food • Insights of Colombia’s social landscapes

Inclusions: All Risk Insurance, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Hotel pick-up and drop-off


Reviewed By P421WOll

Our guide Andrea was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable about the areas and informative. The coffee farm was sooo interesting. We had a delicious lunch at a very cute place. She and the driver were very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend.

9. 4-Day Private La Guajira Tour


Discover the most northern part of South America, with its spectacular views, surprising contrast in nature, the culture from the tribes. Go over the most important areas of this part of Colombia without worrying about a thing, just enjoy every moment and smile.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Private transportation, Pick up, Tours



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