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Punta Gallinas, Uribia
(4.7/5 based on 130 reviews on the web)
Explore the arid Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of both Colombia and South America. The desert landscape abounds with rolling dunes and sparse vegetation, adding to the sense of remoteness felt at the end of the continent. Travel to the area is not straightforward; you can either take a long, uncomfortable, but authentic trip on public transport, or visit with a tour company. Tours include conveniences, such as meals and traditional hammock accommodation. To visit Punta Gallinas and other attractions in Uribia, use our Uribia vacation generator.
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  • Punta Gallinas is the part North of Latin america, away from all civilized people some hours of truck and boat. A unique nature, an atmosphere still more unique, amazing people, places and unforgettable views. DEFINITELY A JOURNEY BY A TRAVELLER THAT KNOWS HOW AND WHERE TO MOVE. Stay where Luz Mila is a force. Sleeping under the stars, eating what fish at the moment-
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  • I highly recommend to those who have time and financial resources to get there. It is one of the few places of South America which I was most marked. As much as the Perito Moreno in Argentina or the desert of Uyuni in Bolivia. This shows the beauty of the place!
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  • My trip home from Santa Marta. He had hired a Tour that picked me up at my hostel at 5:30 am. We were 4 people, my fellow travelers were lawyers and teachers from a prestigious University of Bogotá. Go through Riohacha and stopped in Uribia to buy supplies of water and sweets for the children; After a long journey, we arrived at the Cabo de la Vela, where we had lunch at a rancheria lobster for $30,000 (very economical). The day I finish watching a beautiful sunset at the lighthouse, which is a nice vantage point. The next day started my trip to Punta Gallinas at 5:30 am, I said goodbye to my travelling companion and take the tour with other travelers: A Chinese, a couple of Espanoles-ingleses and two Dutch pretty. During the trip to Punta Gallinas we have muuchos catches of children asking for food or water so you have to be prepared to bring them something. We stayed in the rancheria Alexandra, a very quiet place where we carry out tours to Punta Gallinas remaining about 30 min to 1 hour on carriage of the rancheria. Is a magic that worth going
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