5 Day Desert Dweller Tour

For experienced riders who want to see a side of Colombia that very few travellers ever do.
Difficulty level: Advanced
Distance covered: 380km
Riding hours: 20
Terrain: 10% paved, 90% unpaved

Day 1

Start: 9am
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.
  • Visiting the nearby El Faro, Ojo del Agua, El Arcoiris and Pilon de Azucar.
  • Sunset over the Caribbean Sea.
  • Fresh seafood and cheap beers for dinner.

Day 2

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

  • Team up with a local indigenous guide and carve a path across the desert.
  • Epic sand dunes and crystal blue beaches.
  • Optional accommodation in a Wayuu hammock. Sleeping outside here is magic, and very comfortable.

Day 3

Riding hours: 7
Where: Punta Gallinas - Nabusimake
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 4

Riding hours: 0-4 (Optional rest day)
Where: Nabusimake - Nabusimake
Highlights Include:

  • Hiking through to sand dunes at Macuira National Park.
  • Exploring the surrounding desert oasis by bike or by foot.
  • Enjoying the truly unique experience of carving up some trails in the remote, Colombian desert.

Day 5

Riding hours: 7
Where: Nabusimake - Riohacha
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.

Finish: 6pm

Price: $749 USD / 2.100.000 COP

Whats Included:

  • Honda XR150 dual sport
  • Gasoline
  • English/Spanish speaking guides
  • All Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinners
  • All Accommodation
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Helmet, riding gloves 
  • Medical insurance

Optional Extras:

  • Passenger: 175.000 COP/Day ($60 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 

What to Bring:

  • Driver's licence
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants
  • Boots or closed-toe shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Alcohol and souvenir money