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La Guajira Explorer


Moto Tour Details

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For riders with experience who want to ride some remote desert trails through a rarely seen desert oasis.

Day 1

Start: 9am
Where: Santa Manta - Buritaca
Riding hours: 4
Highlights Include:

  • Riding the Quebrada del Sol loop. A goat trail that leads from sea level to 1000m above sea level. Bring a camera.

  • All-you-can-drink river tubing in Buritaca.

  • Falling asleep deep in the jungle at El Rio hostel. Voted Best Hostel in Colombia 2018.

Day 2

Where: Buritaca - Riohacha
Riding hours: 4
Highlights Include:

  • Cliff jumping at Quebrada Valencia waterfall.

  • The untouched fishing village of Dibulla.

  • Spending the afternoon ripping up the flatlands around Riohacha, or hit the beach and go kitesurfing.

  • Spending the night at Happiness Hostel, the best in Riohacha.

Day 3

Where: Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela
Riding hours: 5 - 6
Highlights Include:

  • Riding tour of the Indigenous salt flats in Manaure.

  • Winding trails and desert flats through the desert.

  • Entering the desert through Cabo de la Vela.

  • Fresh seafood and cheap beers for dinner.

Day 4

Where: Cabo de la Vela 
Riding hours: 0 - 3 (optional rest day)
Highlights Include:

  • Kitesurfing! The guys at Kite Addict Colombia are the best in town. Lessons and gear rental available.

  • Or, getting back on the bikes to explore. Pilon de Azucar, El Arcoiris, El Ojo del Agua, and El Faro are all nearby.

  • Drinking a beer and watching the sunset over the Caribbean sea.

Day 5

Where: Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas
Riding hours: 5
Highlights Include:

  • Team up with a local indigenous guide and carve a path across the desert.

  • Epic sand dunes and crystal blue beaches.

  • More kitesurfing, if you still have the energy!

  • Optional accommodation in a Wayuu hammock. Sleeping outside here is magic, and very comfortable.

Day 6

Where: Punta Gallinas - Nazareth
Riding hours: 7
Highlights Include:

  • Waking up surrounded by the desolate beauty of Punta Gallinas.

  • Navigating the maze of desert roads through La Guajira with our local guide.

  • Dinner and a well deserved sleep in Nazareth, the Indigenous capital of La Guajira desert.

Day 7

Where: Nazareth - Riohacha
Riding hours: 7
Highlights Include:

  • Challenging your enduro riding skills on the trails leading out of the desert.

  • Traditional Guajiro lunch in Uribia, the capital of La Guajira state. There's goat on the menu for those who dare.

  • A swim and a drink after a long days riding at Mayapo Beach, just north of Riohacha.

Day 8

Where: Riohacha - Santa Marta
Riding hours: 4
Highlights Include:

  • Visiting Dibulla, a secluded little fishing village.

  • The best pizza in Colombia at Prima Luna restaurant.

  • A short jungle hike to a secluded beach inside Tayrona Park.

  • Finding your own little swimming hole while exploring the trails at Paso del Mango.

Finish: 5pm


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What's Included

  • Honda XR150 dual sport

  • Gasoline

  • English/Spanish speaking guides

  • Entrance fees to all attractions

  • Helmet, riding gloves 

  • Medical insurance

  • 2 PAX Private Room Accommodation

  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner

Optional Extras

  • UPGRADE to Honda XRE300 dual-sport: $250 USD

  • Private Room Accommodation: $125 USD

  • Passenger: $750 USD

  • GoPro & helmet mount: $50 USD (SD-card not included)

  • Elbow & knee pads: $50 USD

  • Riding boots:  $75 USD

  • Rain Gear: $30

  • Onsite accommodation pre/post tour 

What to Bring

  • Driver's license

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Long pants

  • Boots or closed-toed shoes

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Alcohol and souvenir money

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