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Macuira Tours

Riohacha, Colombia
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About Macuira Tours
We are a tour operator and transports of the Serrania Macuira, High Guajira Colombiana. We work hand in hand with our Wayuu brothers settled in each of the tourist sites; Who have been attending alijunas (white or civilized men) for years, who come to live unique and authentic experiences in the magical realism of our landscapes and our traditions, customs and customs.
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Ed F wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions3 helpful votes
If you are considering a visit to La Guajira Peninsula, I strongly recommend a visit. While it is not easy, it is a magical area and an unforgettable experience. My trip with Macuira Tours was outstanding in every respect. There was not one single hitch. Laila was extremely cordial and helpful all the way from my inquiries about tours through the registration and payment process. Euro was our driver and if you are lucky enough to get him, it will further enhance your experience. He is Wayuu and knows the area like the back of his hand. While he claims not to be a "guide" he provided tons of clear information and answered all questions. He was very fun and entertaining and seemed to know everyone in the area. He was also a great driver. While there are many options for tour companies out there, stick with a proven company like Macuira.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Leonie T wrote a review Feb 2020
Beirut, Lebanon3 contributions2 helpful votes
I just got back from the 4 day Kai package trip. It's an absolutely gorgeous area and Macuira Tours shows you all the highlights. The tour was very well organised and the highly professional guide enriched the experience with insights and jokes. I really recommend visiting Macuira Parque as well, it's a magic spot without a lot of visitors.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Bart A wrote a review Apr 2019
San Francisco, California6 contributions
My partner and I traveled on Plan Juya, which had a big draw of visiting Macuira National Park, since most travel companies do not go there. The park consists of a mountain covered in forest and surrounded by desert, and truly was a paradise. To visit the park, you're accompanied by a Wayuu guide, most of whom grew up or live in the park. The cloud forest at the mountain summits are sacred space for Wayuu and not accessible to tourists. Our driver and guide for the rest of the tour, Arturo, was incredible. Some of the spots - Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas - were well on the tourist track, and many outfits follow similar schedules. Arturo got us to places ahead of the pack, so we had some solitude in incredible landscapes. For tourists with at least intermediate Spanish skills, I highly recommend Macuira Tours. Arturo added another a whole other level to the beautiful views with context about La Guajira and Wayuu culture. The homestay at a Wayuu ranch with Luz Marina was comfortable, peaceful and also provided an expanded understanding of Wayuu culture. Macuira Tours cost slightly more than some competitors, though they practice responsible tourism and give back to local communities. Before traveling, we read a lot about road tolls - mostly children holding up rope or chain demanding a gift to pass - in La Guajira. I talked with Arturo about this and asked about gifts we could give. He suggested pencils, pens, and notebooks as many of the children can't go to school because they lack supplies. Most tourists give candy or cookies, which are not healthy for the kids. I also recommend you buy some boxes of pencils or pens ahead of time in Riohacha to get through the tolls, even if you don't end up taking Macuira Tours. Oh, and kids also LOVED stickers. Another thing to note, the roads past the major tourist destinations can be rough. The experiences for us were worth it. Wow.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from MacuiraTours, Gerente at Macuira Tours
Responded 9 Apr 2019
Fue un placer atenderlos y darles a conocer nuestra Cultura Wayuu y nuestro entorno donde vivimos. Ustedes aportaron mucho con su visita, muchas familias Wayuu se benefician del Turismo y esto es una gran contribucion. mil gracias por su visita.
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Axel S wrote a review Jan 2019
Berlin, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
5 days wtih the amazing indigenous Wayuu guide Euro through La Guajira. Interesting cultural insides, beautiful landscapes with deserts beside the sea, dunes and even forest in the national park of Macuira. Only drawback has been an additional fee of 40.000 COP, after the Macuira tour to see a pozo. It has not been announced so we couldn´t even swim and was charged at the very end of the trip, even after filling in the feedback papers of the national park! Beside this it was an overhelming trip!
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from MacuiraTours, Gerente at Macuira Tours
Responded 6 Feb 2019
Thank you very much for coming to La Guajira and trusting us for your trip to Alta Guajira. Euro is part of our family of the pausayuu caste of PNN Macuira, send greetings. We apologize for the value of Cop 40,000 charged for the ecoguide in the park, and Euro reported the additional charge for going to the water well that was not in the itinerary. We will pass the complaint to the national parks offices.
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