Guajira

Guajira

Felipe Guerrero

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Monteria
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Santiago de Tolu
— 1 night
Lancha
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San Onofre
— 2 nights
Lancha
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Cartagena
— 1 night
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Riohacha
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Monteria

City of the Swallows

The capital of the Department of Cordoba, Monteria benefits from an eclectic cultural heritage, with indigenous peoples, African descendants, colonial Spanish descendants, and Arab immigrants among the populace of 1 million.
Plan my day in Monteria using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Bogota to Monteria is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in April, things will get much warmer in Monteria: highs are around 94°F and lows about 75°F. You'll set off for Santiago de Tolu on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Monteria

Nightlife · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Santiago de Tolu

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Fri), tee off at Golfo de Morrosquillo.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Santiago de Tolu trip planner.

You can take a bus from Monteria to Santiago de Tolu in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Santiago de Tolu, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for travel to San Onofre.

Things to do in Santiago de Tolu

Outdoors · Golf

San Onofre

— 2 nights
Basking in the sun of Colombia's northern coast, San Onofre offers a handful of beautifully preserved historical sites.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Isla Mucura as well as Archipelago Of San Bernardo. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Archipelago Of San Bernardo and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Mucura. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playas Rincon del Mar and then stroll through Reserva Natural Sanguare.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Onofre travel route planning app.

You can travel from Santiago de Tolu to San Onofre in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, daytime highs in San Onofre are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 78°F. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in San Onofre

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cartagena

— 1 night

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 6th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Getsemani.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip site.

Travel from San Onofre to Cartagena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cartagena can reach 90°F, while at night they dip to 78°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Riohacha.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trip

Riohacha

— 5 nights
Lying where the Rancheria River flows into the Caribbean Sea, Riohacha serves as a gateway to the desert region of La Guajira Peninsula.
Relax by the water at Playas de Palomino and Playas de Mayapo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valle de los Cangrejos and El Mercado Nuevo. Explore Riohacha's surroundings by going to Flamingo Azul (in Mayapo) and Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (in Maicao). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de Riohacha, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Viva, and make a trip to Plaza Padilla.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Riohacha road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cartagena to Riohacha takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Riohacha sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 77°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Riohacha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Colombia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

La Guajira Department travel guide

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Beaches · River Rafting & Tubing · Outdoor Activities