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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

The Coffee Triangle is a beautiful region in Colombia that comprises of Quindio, Caldas, and Risaralda along with their respective capitals and surrounding municipalities. This region has a diverse range of climates and offers a wide variety of attractions such as theme parks, churches, farms, natural reserves, and scenarios for extreme and adventure sports. Each town in the Coffee Triangle has something unique to offer to its visitors.

Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

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San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Santander is a destination with a great offer in adventure sports, cultural heritage, and nature. Among its must-see destinations is Barichara, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia, San Gil, the main destination for adventure sports, and Playa de Belén with Estoraques Park, among others.

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Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

There are many reasons to visit Colombia's Golden Gate. One of them is the cheerful locals who spread joy. Another reason is the diverse gastronomic options available, as well as the cultural richness that is showcased in the famous Barranquilla Carnival. This event is a colorful cultural spectacle featuring dance, music, and traditional customs. The Golden Gate is also known for its impressive urban development, which includes several commercial, financial, and service centers.

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Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

The capital of salsa

A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

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Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

The city boasts of a strong Catholic tradition, which is evident in its more than ten churches, and that is why it is also referred to as the Theological City of Colombia. Despite its growth, the city has managed to keep its colonial architecture intact, without losing its identity. Its cultural centers, mansions, and craft workshops are a testament to this fact. The city is known for its artisanal heritage, which fills its streets with color. Its main festivity is the Carnival of Blacks and Whites, which is a Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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Destinations

Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

Tours for you

Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

Tours for you

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

The Coffee Triangle is a beautiful region in Colombia that comprises of Quindio, Caldas, and Risaralda along with their respective capitals and surrounding municipalities. This region has a diverse range of climates and offers a wide variety of attractions such as theme parks, churches, farms, natural reserves, and scenarios for extreme and adventure sports. Each town in the Coffee Triangle has something unique to offer to its visitors.

Tours for you

Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

Tours for you

Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

Tours for you


No tours available

San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

Tours for you


No tours available

Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Tours for you

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

Tours for you

Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Santander is a destination with a great offer in adventure sports, cultural heritage, and nature. Among its must-see destinations is Barichara, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia, San Gil, the main destination for adventure sports, and Playa de Belén with Estoraques Park, among others.

Tours for you


No tours available

Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

There are many reasons to visit Colombia's Golden Gate. One of them is the cheerful locals who spread joy. Another reason is the diverse gastronomic options available, as well as the cultural richness that is showcased in the famous Barranquilla Carnival. This event is a colorful cultural spectacle featuring dance, music, and traditional customs. The Golden Gate is also known for its impressive urban development, which includes several commercial, financial, and service centers.

Tours for you


No tours available

Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

The capital of salsa

A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

Tours for you


No tours available

Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

The city boasts of a strong Catholic tradition, which is evident in its more than ten churches, and that is why it is also referred to as the Theological City of Colombia. Despite its growth, the city has managed to keep its colonial architecture intact, without losing its identity. Its cultural centers, mansions, and craft workshops are a testament to this fact. The city is known for its artisanal heritage, which fills its streets with color. Its main festivity is the Carnival of Blacks and Whites, which is a Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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No tours available

MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

Guajira

The Haunting of the Desert

Manaure Cabo de la Vela Punta Gallinas Riohacha Mayapo Palomino Uribia

28°C ~ 82°F
Average

72%
Relative Humidity

50
MASL

1,015,909
Population

When traveling from Santa Marta to La Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising. However, as you progress along the path, you discover that even more surprising is the closeness between the snow and the desert. Starting from 'Camarones' the horizon is colored with sand. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering valleys and uncovering lagoons, turning them into swamps that are home to pink flamingos and white herons. In 'Alta Guajira', dunes form where sand temporarily accumulates before overflowing over the cliffs of the northwest coast.

La Guajira is a place of contrasts, where the desert, the jungle, and the sea intertwine to form a unique and fascinating landscape; It is a region with a rich tradition in the Colombian Caribbean and also one of the most exotic in the country, its impressive landscapes, beaches with crystal clear waters, festivities and the colorful Wayuu culture make La Guajira a special place that resists the passage of time.

La Guajira peninsula, also known as Woumainpa'a in the Wayunaiki language, is the northernmost peninsula in South America, extending from Manaure Bay in the Caribbean Sea to El Calabozo Cove. This territory with its diverse climatic and ecological characteristics, is a unique and wild place in Colombia.

How to get?

By Air:
The Almirante Padilla Airport connects Riohacha with all the cities of Colombia.

By Land:
Riohacha has a Transportation Terminal used by thousands of travelers to leave and arrive to and from all cities and municipalities in Colombia.

How to move?

The Rancheria River runs along the northeast side of the city. The coastline of the Caribbean Sea is to the north as well as the boardwalk, the Cathedral of 'Nuestra Señora de los Remedios', and the Palace of Justice; The Almirante Padilla airport is located to the southwest, and the south is the Transportation Terminal.

Public Transportation: Riohacha offers a public transportation system with: buses, although these have decreased in number operation in recent years, so taking a taxi will be a more reliable option. To visit the region, it is advisable to hire a 4x4 vehicle and a tour operator.

Cuisine

Goat meat - Friche

Goat meat - Friche

La Guajira's cuisine is a blend of native flavors, indigenous influences, and seafood, representing the richness of this coastal region. The following are some of the most representative dishes:

Friche: This traditional dish of the Wayuu culture is one of La Guajira's most emblematic dishes. To prepare friche, goat meat, salt, and oil are combined, and sometimes, the animal's blood is added to enhance the flavor. It is served with yam or rice with shrimp.

Iguana stewed with coconut: Iguana, abundant in the region, is a key ingredient in several recipes. Inland municipalities of La Guajira are particularly fond of iguana stewed with coconut. The dish consists of iguana meat, oil, coconut milk, garlic, ginger, onion, and sweet chili peppers.

Rice with shrimp: Rice was introduced to Colombian cuisine by the Spanish and mixed with native products to create a unique flavor. In La Guajira, rice with shrimp is especially delicious. Before cooking, the shrimp are parboiled and dried, concentrating their flavor and enhancing the taste of the rice.

Grilled fish: Since La Guajira is located on the coast, fish is a vital part of the local diet. Grilled fish is a popular option to enjoy the marine flavors of La Guajira.

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Carnivals and Festivals

Events in the year

Events in the year

The Wayuu Culture Festivals is the most representative event of La Guajira. It represents all the customs of this community. During the year there are also events such as:

  • Patronal Festival of Our Lady of the Remedios
  • Sounds an Accordion Festival
  • Flower and Caguala Festival
  • Cradle of Accordions Festival
  • National Coal Festival and Beauty Contest
  • National and International Dividivi Festival

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What should you take into account?

110V
Type A and B

COP
Colombian Peso

Water
Not Drinkable

Outfit
Beach

Please keep in mind the following tips before traveling to La Guajira. The region has type A or B plugs, so ensure to carry a type A adapter if you have a type B or European type C plug; in some places only Type A plugs are available. The voltage in the region is 110V AC and the grid is stable.

Some businesses in Riohacha accept credit cards, so we recommend carrying at least $200,000 in cash per person and day, and in low denomination bills, especially if you visit municipalities and destinations in the desert. Colombian Pesos come in $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000 bills, which are recommended to visit this destination.

The tap water in La Guajira is NOT drinkable, so we don't recommend drinking tap water and drinking only bottled water or bottled drinks. On most tours, we'll provide you with a hydration kit, which includes environmentally friendly bottles or containers.

For this destination, we recommend wearing sunglasses, a hat, or a cap to protect you from the sun, as well as sunscreen and fresh beach clothing to cover you from the sun, remember that this destination is a desert, our guides will always guide you with the appropriate clothing to visit the destinations, from the yesterday.

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