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. Add Punta Gallinas to your Uribia travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Uribia journey builder site .
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  • September 28, 2017
    Think about this trip twice before booking. In our opinion it’s too risky: violent Wayuu tribes (and operators know about it)! Here’s our experience. Friends of ours recommended us to go to Punta Gall...  more »
  • September 25, 2017
    An abstract landscape opened up here at the northernmost end of South America. Wide sand desert, dunes, dark blue sea, Cactus, the most beautiful deserted beaches and wonderful sunsets. The Wayúu, the largest indigenous ethnic group in Colombia, here live in very simple, just "desert" conditions. It should be remembered that and my recommendation: bring colored pencils, small toys for children. The tour can be quite onerous, one many km over sand box. And it is understood that the excursion only for nature-lovers, who can live without luxury, is suitable. But: it's worth. Recommendation 5 days, then it is less stressful with the fare.
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  • September 11, 2017
    To learn this wonderful and magical place it is necessary to take a tour from santa Marta and Riohacha, we can do it with EUREKA TOURS, and us was excellent, especially for the quality human drivers, since it requires patience to wait for us to take photos or videos. We started the tour knowing the salt of Mamaure, then we arrive at the end of the candle, visit the pylon of sugar, water and light, magical places that will always be in my mind, the next day went through the desert through the wind farm and then get to l or call an exemption of the Zahara, where the desert meets the sea: the dunes of Taroa, where we take u delicious bath to follow until you reach Punta Gallinas point more to the North of South America. This is a place you must visit at least once in their lifetime. Recommendations: do not make the trip alone, you must be done in 4 x 4 and with expert guides and preferably in summer, bring plenty of water, sunscreen, good video cameras and photography, bring gifts to the natives of the region (water bags, sweets, candies, Galician, notebooks etc.)
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