Following the Wayuu Path Across Colombia
Day 1 Santa Marta - Palomino
We’ll begin our motorcycle tours Colombia by riding through Tayrona National Nature Park discovering the beauty of this incredible preserve. We’re headed into the Quebrada del Sol loop and an off-road trail that will lead us over rivers and through local villages. By afternoon, we’ll emerge along the scenic coastal roads that lead to Palomino. In Palomino, we’ll rest for the night at Hotel Casa Surf Mar Azul and savor the best pizzas in Columbia at La Frontera.
Day 2 Palomino - Manaure - Cabo de la Vela
We’re back on the road on our Colombia motorcycle tours to visit the mesmerizing Salt Fields of Manuare. Then we enter the rugged desert. The road begins in the capital of the indigenous Wayuu Uribia before we make our way to the charming town of Rancho Utta. Here we’ll enjoy the evening sleeping in comfortable hammocks in this beautiful beachside town and eco-tourism destination of Cabo de la Vela.
Day 3 Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas
Today you’ll team up with a local indigenous guide who’s going to take us deep into the desert. No one knows the local people and routes better. We’ll wind our way across twisting desert trails making our way across countless Wayuu communities. By afternoon, we’ll reach the famed Lighthouse of Punta Gallinas— the most northern point of South America. Here we’ll walk along the beach and sun dunes before enjoying seafood and delicious beers for dinner. Then we’ll wrap up our motorcycle tours Colombia for the day.
Day 4 Punta Gallinas - Nazaret
We’re mixing it up today on our Colombia by motorcycle journey as we wind our way a path that gradually turns greener. This mixed environment is home to a wide variety of local species because of the incredible biodiversity of the National Park of Nazaret. We’ll ascend in the mountains until we arrive at a scenic vista of Nazaret and its stunning dunes. Then we’ll cruise into town and arrive at Mulumamana Hotel where you can choose from Wayuu-style hammocks or beds for the night. After a rugged day, you’ll enjoy jumping in the swimming pool here!
Day 5 Nazaret - Cabo de la Vela
We’re working our way back towards the beautiful Cabo de la Vela across the massive desert plains and Wayuu villages on our incredible Colombia motorcycle tours. The rocky and sandy roads will certainly put your driving skills to the test! By evening, we’ll be back in Cabo de le Vela where we’ll enjoy more fresh seafood and beers to kick back by the beach.
Day 6 Cabo de la Vela - Palomino
Winding our way back along these roads, you’ll start to feel like an expert. But don’t be surprised at some new challenges along the way! We have a lot of choices for today including a potential nature village in Dibulla. We’ll also explore small villages outside of Palomino and maybe even have the option for a little tubing down the gorgeous river nearby.
Day 7 Palomino - Santa Marta
A little less time on the road day and a little more exploring on our motorcycle tours of Colombia. We’ll take a visit to the magnificent Quebrada del Sol Waterfall and maybe do a little tubing if we didn’t do so yesterday in Palomino. In the afternoon, we’ll have our own private beach and maybe seem some caimans— crocodiles who live in this region and along the border of Tayrona Park. We’ll overnight once again in the city of Santa Marta.