We have been traveling to Colombia since 2015. We stayed 1 week in Riohacha and Tom have been twice to Punta Gallinas.
Beatrice & Esneider
Pura Guajira's founders
A couple with endless and passionate energy. Beatrice is Queen of Organization. Esneider laughs 424 times a day.
Recommended by US
You won't' be just a number. With Pura Guajira, you are part of a family. We met them in Nov. 2019
There are various ways to explore the Guajira desert. You’ll need to book a tour to visit remote places such as Punta Gallinas and Macuira. Be cautious; some travel agencies employ inexperienced (or unpleasant) guides and jeeps in poor condition.
How to find a good agency?
Which tour allows you to share the Wayúu culture?
How to get information?
How to avoid a “superficial” tour?
What are your best options?
Travel stress-free with Pura Guajira
Beatrice and Esneider love what they do. You will book a tour with an agency that loves to share its passion for La Guajira.
If you speak Spanish, you can manage to get to Cabo de la Vela. Then you will have to find a jeep and accommodation. With Pura Guajira, you can enjoy your trip without stress.
Their packages include accommodation, activities, transportation, meals, and guides. And they always try to pair you with other travelers (if you want) to keep the price down.
Beatrice speaks Spanish, Italian & English. It will be effortless to book this experience.
Some agencies are illegal, with jeeps that often break down. With Pura Guajira, you will have fewer worries.
Pura Guajira offers you the option to spend more time with the Wayúu communities. This will make the experience even more rewarding.
All the tours to La Guajira are in Spanish. With Pura Guajira, you can ask for an English translator.
Pura Guajira’s offers
PuraGuajira offers tours from 2 to 4 days. Private or group tours (if possible). The tours are in Spanish, but it is possible to have a guide who speaks English (extra cost). Depending on the climate, the route to Macuira is not available. You'll spend the nights in a chinchorro (comfy hammock)
Punta Gallinas | 3 Days
Enjoy 3 days in the Alta Guajira with the salt mines of Manaure, Uribia, Cabo de la Vela (1 night) and its attractions (Pilon de Azucar, Lighthouse, Punta Arcoíris, and Ojo de Agua beach), Punta Gallinas (1 night), Bahia Hondita and the majestic Taroa Dunes— Private or shared tour.
You will visit the same sites as the Punta Gallinas 3-day tour. You will have one more day to practice kitesurfing (5 hours in total). This destination is famous for its constant wind and waveless sea—private tour.
You will visit the same sites as the Punta Gallinas 3-day tour. You will have one more day to share the daily life of a Wayúu family. Go fishing, discover their culture and share their stories. This is the best way to enjoy La Guajira— shared or private tour.
This is the perfect tour for the traveler who wants to venture where other tourists don’t go. You’ll visit all the highlights of the 3-day Punta Gallinas Tour + you’ll explore Macuira Park (1 night). It’s a unique ecosystem of flora and fauna surrounded by mountains, forests, and mystical dunes— private tour.
You don’t need an agency to visit Cabo de la Vela. Book with Pura Guajira if you want to save time and travel more comfortably. You will visit the salt mines of Manaure, Uribia (Indigenous Capital of Colombia), Cabo de la Vela (1 night), and its attractions (Pilon de Azucar, Faro, Punta Arcoíris, and Ojo de Agua beach)— private tour.
Prices vary depending on the number of days, number of travelers, and experiences. We have listed them for you to get an overall idea. You can request a door-to-door transportation service from Santa Marta or Palomino. Use our online form to be contacted by PuraGuajira and get a quote.
Perfect for enjoying the landscapes of the Guajira desert.
From 550.000 COP/pers
The price changes according to the number of people.
Best tour of my life so far!!! Wild nature and breathless landscapes where the desert meets the sea. Esnaider, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable, funny, and always keen to help. Great food and comfy accommodation. The tour is well organized in every detail, and it is worth every single peso we spent. Thank you!
We booked a 3 day 2 night private trip to Cabo de la vela and Punta Gallinas. And it was worth every peso. We had a wonderful experience. Our guide esneider was super nice, explained everything, chose places for eating, and had a lot of patience while stopping for photos. We can highly recommend them and hope to repeat the experience in the future
What an unforgettable adventure! My fiance and sister and I took a private 3 day 2 nights tour to Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas with Vladimir and cannot recommend this highly enough. The tour was well organized and flexible. The food was surprisingly great for the middle of the desert, and the landscape was ruggedly beautiful. We learned a lot about the Wayuu culture and celebrated the New Year under the stars. Just be prepared for bumpy roads, rustic accommodations, and a Spanish-speaking guide -- that’s all part of the experience!