Neiva: Guided Day Trip to the Tatacoa Desert with Lunch

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Embark on a day trip from Neiva o Villavieja on a shared tour to the Tatacoa Desert, Colombia's second largest arid zone. Explore the gray and ocher or reddish areas with a guide from the region.


  • Learning about the Huilense culture
  • Discover secrets of the largest desert in Colombia
  • Relax in one of the most popular places in the country.


Drive to the Tatacoa Desert, just over an hour's drive from Neiva. Before reaching the arid zone, we will stop in the small town of Villavieja and take a guided tour of its streets and the Paleontological Museum. Immediately after, we will enter the desert. We will walk through its beautiful orange landscape, admiring the courage of the cactus that dare to grow in an extremely arid terrain. We will also hike through the key points of the Tatacoa Desert: the Valley of the Ghosts, the Valley of the Xilopalos, the Strait of the Ladies. Before lunch, we will swim in a pool in the middle of the desert, where the water brought directly from local springs will refresh and relax us. Afterwards, we will replenish our strength while enjoying Colombian gastronomy. In the afternoon, we will approach the Cuzco Labyrinth, a winding path where mud formations up to 20 meters high serve as walls of the labyrinth. We will walk through this unique landscape until late afternoon, when we will sit down to enjoy the sunset. In the evening, we will go to the Astronomical Observatory to enjoy the stars, planets and constellations in a completely clear sky. Thanks to the expert astrologers, we will better understand the stellar movements and enjoy a complete experience.


Transportation to the Tatacoa Desert. Guided visit to the village of Villavieja and the Paleontological Museum. Tour through the orange landscape, hiking route through the key points of the Tatacoa Desert: the • Valley of the Ghosts, the Valley of the Xilopalos, the Strait of the Señoritas... Lunch Tour of the Labyrinth of Cuzco persona guia seguro

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