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Tour to Punta Gallinas from Santa Marta

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Punta Gallinas has become one of the most attractive tourist destinations for national and foreign travelers visiting Colombia. The incredible mix of desert and sea, is an invitation to know the impressive natural landscape of the most northern point of South America. In this blog we will give you some tips to include Punta Gallinas in your next adventure.


If you want to do the tour to Punta Gallinas from Santa Marta, you have 2 options:


Travel Independently

1. Buy a bus ticket, which goes from Santa Marta to Riohacha, in the Terminal bus station, which has a price of approximately $ 25,000 (twenty-five thousand Colombian pesos), which may increase depending on the season; this trip will last between 3 and 4 hours to get to Riohacha.

It is important that being in the capital of the department of La Guajira, look for a legal tourism agency to do the tour.



The trip to Punta Gallinas is an adventure through the desert, normally, depending on the time of year, there will be strong winds that will create small sand storms, making it difficult for inexperienced people who do not know the roads they should take.


Don’t do it!

Also, you will find blogs that suggest you go to Uribia, a municipality north of the Guajira, and there take a “private” transport, the problem with this option is that they are vehicles that do not meet the standards for transportation and tourism; and many of these cars carry more people than allowed (or those that really fit in it) or are not in optimal conditions to cross La Guajira desert.

Transport to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela

In Expotur we also offer the transport service to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela, for travelers who want to manage their budget with greater freedom. See more…

Travel through a tourism agency from Santa Marta.

2. There are several legal agencies that you can contact to get the best price and the guarantee that you will travel safely.

Currently there are agencies that help to manage transportation to Punta Gallinas from Santa Marta with professional transport companies. For example, if you decide to travel with Expotur we will offer you the following:

We help you organize your trip to go from Santa Marta to Riohacha, the transport will pick you up at the door of your accommodation in Santa Marta and will take you to our office in Riohacha.

Being in Riohacha, we will introduce you to your companions on the tour and to our experienced guide on the way, to then go to our off-road vehicle, which has air conditioning throughout the tour.

The guide always accompanies the travelers during the tour and stops at specific points so they can take pictures and have memories of their adventure.

The guide always tells curious facts or gives information about the culture and the points where it stops for tourists to take pictures.

Prices of our tour to Punta Gallinas includes the tour to Cabo de la Vela, wonderful tourist places where you can eat and rest in hammocks, without paying more. Also, during the tour to Punta Gallinas and Cabo de la Vela, you will visit Manaure (the most important maritime salt mines in Colombia) the Pilón de Azúcar, Bahía Hondita and with luck you will be able to see the Flamingos, the Punta Gallinas Lighthouse, you can do Sandboarding in the Taroa Dunes, among other activities to enjoy this experience to the fullest.

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We hope that the agency you choose offers you everything you need to make your adventure unforgettable!

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Before we say goodbye, we want to give you some additional tips for the Punta Gallinas tour:

Carry at least 2 liters of water for the road each day.

Protect your skin from the sun, applying sunscreen and wearing a hat or cap.

Wear comfortable clothes, sports shoes and sandals, swimwear and beachwear.

Use insect repellent at night.

Take your camera or cell phone with enough space. We know that you will want to make many photos and videos.

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