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Punta Gallinas, Uribia

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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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  • Landscapes at Punta Gallinas are very beautiful and worth moving (some eur) and the discomfort of the accommodation, however it is completely littered with plastic trash (like on any of the Guajira), it makes you think. A lot of children who are blocking the way of the 4/4 on the road with a small rope, it can be a good idea to provide pencils / coloring if anticipated (the living conditions were rough air...) Accommodation (our 4/4 led us to Alexandra - not really way to choose. We had drivers in the Vela Cabo) is basic (salt water showers, there are same qd relatively clean toilets until sunset). The tour from Cabo (with direct return to Uribía) cost US 140 000 cop (accommodation not included). It includes a tour of the lighthouse / mirador of the Bay / Beach of taroa (with stop swimming at 1:30, this site with the a is very nice). There will also be what pay for meals on site (of 15 000 cop for the fish to 40000 for the lobster). It is the Colombian, meet at 5: 00 in the morning, but we're leaving at 6, 4/4 break on the road, so you have to take their passengers and finish at 9 per car, etc!
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  • What a trip to go there! Had to take a jeep to the port and then a boat, the ride was quite tough through stormy waters - all wet but the place itself is worth to be visited!  more »
  • Amazing experience with spectacular landscapes, remote and quiet place where allows you to disconnect from the routine and enjoy to the fullest. There is little information to go on your own, but in the end, it's easy. The route is to get to Cabo de la Vela from Uribia(para llegar acá se puede tomar un carro desde riohacha), in this place there are many hostels and you can easily guide with people from the site that take you to punta chickens where the night you get in 15 thousand Colombian pesos in hammock. With what pacta Cape to hens top includes stops at sites emblematic of the place and the return shipment in which you can leave directly in Uribia for return to their destinations, this left me in 130 pesos (it was already low season). Bring plenty of water, especially for the way families Wayuu, in uribia can buy packages of bags of water that you leave on 100 pesos.
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