Typical Wayuu house, Guajira Peninsula, Colombia

Guajira Peninsula

Spanning an area of more than 20,000km², the peninsula is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north and Venezuela to the East.

In stark contrast to the crystal white salt flats, deep black coal is extracted from the mine at El Cerrejon. The indigenous Wayuu people live autonomously across the border that divides Venezuela and Colombia. They are a matriarchal society who are deeply traditional. Living in small communities known as Rancherias, the Wayuu spend their time fishing and weaving.

San Pedro Claver Church, Cartagena, Colombia

Highlights of Colombia

Combine a host of Colombia’s cultural highlights, spending time in vibrant cities, peaceful mountain villages and fertile coffee growing valleys, topped off with time on the coast.  

15 days

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Salt production, Guajira Peninsula, Colombia
Guajira Peninsula, Colombia

Off-the-Beaten-Track in Colombia

This Colombian adventure unveils some of the nation’s most offbeat locations, while still taking time to privately tour the galleries and architectural highlights of the cosmopolitan capital.
An extraordinary trip for intrepid visitors to “the gateway to South America”, it traverses both the Amazon Rainforest and the Guajira Peninsula.

18 days

from £5,465 pp

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Cabo de la Vela village, La Guajira, Colombia

Visit local fishing communities

Explore Cabo de la Vela, a remote fishing village.

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Cabo de la vela, La Guajira, Colombia

Visit Wayuu Communities

Learn about their way of life, myths and legends.

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Salt production, Guajira Peninsula, Colombia

Salt Flats

Visit the salt flats at Manaure.

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Sanctuary of Fauna and Flora Los Flamencos, La Guajira, Colombia

Visit a local Animal Sanctuary

Visit La Flora y Fauna Los Flamencos Sanctuary, home to the most important lagoon for watching the pink ibis and flamingos.

Marine Turtle, Providencia Island, Colombia

Turtle Conservation

Take a traditional fishing boat to visit the conservation centre for marine turtles.

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Colombia is a firm Latin favourite with John, who’s most memorable moment in the country included an exhausting hike through the wild (and lawless) Darien Gap with The Times journalist Martin Fletcher.

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