La Guajira Explorer

8-DAY LONG-DISTANCE MOTORCYCLE TOUR OF LA GUAJIRA 

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

ALL INCLUSIVE $1,599 USD / 5.000.000 COP

  • Honda XR150 dual sport

  • Gasoline

  • English/Spanish speaking guides

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fees to all attractions

  • Helmet, riding gloves 

  • Medical insurance

  • All Accommodation

  • All breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • UPGRADE to Honda XRE300 dual sport: 100.00 COP/Day ($31 USD)

  • Passenger: 175.000 COP/Day ($55 USD) 

  • GoPro & helmet mount: 25.000 COP/Day SD-card not included

  • Elbow & knee pads: 20.000 COP/Day

  • Riding boots:  30.000 COP/Day

  • Rain gear: 10.000 COP/Day

  • Onsite accommodation pre/post tour 

  • Driver's licence

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Long pants

  • Boots or closed-toe shoes

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Alcohol and souvenir money

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