Why this trip ?
Partez en voyage photo en Colombie, terre de contrastes colorés. Nous vous invitons à découvrir les plus beaux sites, la côte caraïbe de la Colombie, participez à l’aventure, embarquez pour un voyage photo en Amérique du Sud, Accompagné par Tristan Quevilly, photographe professionnel, capturez vos plus belles photos de la Colombie. Vous parcourrez le pays hors des sentiers battus, entre mer et montagne, à la rencontre des tribus indigènes, de la faune et de la flore préservées de ce magnifique pays !
- Day1 : Welcome to Colombia!
- Day2 : Minca
- Day3 : San Lorenzo – Barlovento
- Day4 : Tayrona Park
- Day5 : Tayrona – Palomino
- Day6 : Palomino – Punta Gallinas
- Day7 : Punta Gallinas – Cabo de la Vela
- Day8 : Cabo de la Vela – Los Naranjos
- Day9 : Nueva Venecia – Taganga
- Day10 : Taganga – Village Kogi
- Day11 : Village Kogi
- Day12 : Kogi Village – Mompox
- Day13 : Mompox
- Day14 : Mompox Cartagena
- Day15 : Cartagena
- Day16 : End of the adventure
Santa Marta is the capital of the Magdalena department. It is located on the Caribbean coast in the north of Colombia, between Barranquilla and Riohacha. The city is a good…
Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta
The Cienaga Grande of Santa Marta was founded in 1977. It is located in the Magdalena department, in the North of Colombia and covers 26810 hectares. The average temperature is…
Minca is a small village located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, 15 km away from Santa Marta. Waterfalls and natural pools give this wonderful small mountain village surrounded…
Santa Cruz de Mompox o Mompós is Located in the north of Colombia, in the south of the Bolivar department, on the Caribbean Coast. Mompós is also called the “Caribbean…
Palomino is located in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta. This town is near to the crystal clear waters of the Palomino River. This river comes down from the Sierra…
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
Located in the north of Colombia, in the departments of Magdalena, La Guajira and Cesar lies the majestic mountain range of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta and its snow-capped…
Cartagena de Indias
Cartagena is located next to the sea on the Caribbean coast; it is the capital of Bolívar Department. Founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia, Cartagena is the 5th largest…
Located between Santa Marta and Ríohacha on the Caribbean Coast, the Tayrona National Park is one of the most visited natural parks in Colombia. This place hosts a wide variety…
Highlights of this Trip
Photo Shooting with the Palemqueras, icons of Colombia
Insider access to a Kogi village
The colors of Cartagena, the pearl of the Caribbean
Enjoy the Yona dance, a traditional Wayuu ceremony
Mompox, the city stuck in time
Nueva Venecia, the floating village
Day by day
Welcome to Colombia!
Welcome in the airport lobby, we pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. (40min – 14.8km) Arrival at your charming hotel, installation. First of all, we will start with a dinner to get acquainted. Tristan will give a briefing with a presentation of the trip
This morning you will travel 45 minutes to Minca, in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tristan will accompany you to the Awindua project which began with the construction of indigenous Wiwa houses as they are found in their native villages. A truly unique experience and one of the highlights of our photographic tour in Colombia, this tour allows us to learn many things. We will meet a Wiwa family and have VIP access to photograph the village, including a private environmental portrait session. Back at the Mundo Nuevo Hotel, meet at the most beautiful viewpoint in the area for sunset views. After dinner, there will be an optional night photography workshop directed by
San Lorenzo – Barlovento
Early in the morning, we will head to one of the most beautiful sunrises in Latin America. This area is home to some 365 tropical birds, and we will be accompanied by a local expert to search for the rarest and most colorful ones to bring back unique photos. We will have this magical place to ourselves – no tourists! On the way back we will go to the Marinka waterfall where we will try long exposures, and if time permits, we will stop at the Hummingbird House to photograph the colorful endemic species. Lunch at the edge of the Rio Piedras, then direction the magnificent Barlovento. The hotel is located where the river meets the sea, with a background of high mountains.
Departure from Barlovento (we will leave our heavy suitcases and leave with a small backpack for 1 night). Photo session in the park with a naturalist guide, in order not to miss all the richness of the fauna. Photography in the forest: fauna, landscapes (medium walking level, but hot and humid) Picnic at the beach of “La Piscina”. Arrival at Cabo San Juan Free time and swimming 4:00 PM Search for monkeys in the forest and photo session 5:00 PM Return to the beach and photo session Golden Hour
Tayrona – Palomino
We will start the day with a beautiful sunrise, wake up at 05:00 am. Then direction the breakfast and small time of relaxation and swimming to benefit from crystalline waters. Back to the entrance of the park. We will now continue our route until we reach the banks of the Rio Don Diego. From there, we will continue by boat to reach the Taironaka reserve. Visit of the site. From there, we will go for a little ecological walk along the Rio. If we are lucky, we may see howler monkeys or babillas, small crocodiles living in the area. We will stop at the beach, where the river flows into the sea, then return by boat and transfer to Palomino.
Palomino – Punta Gallinas
If the weather allows it, we will try to get a sunrise on the snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Then we will leave for Riohacha. From there we will get into our 4×4 to Uribia, the indigenous capital of the country. Visit of the city. Lunch and departure for Punta gallinas where we will attend the Yonna Dance, a traditional wayuu ceremony organized in this magical setting. And to finish this day in beauty, we will say goodbye to the sun accompanied by our wayuu model at the dunes of Taroa. Dinner and accommodation in chinchorros (traditional hammock) in a wayuu ranch in Punta Gallinas.
Punta Gallinas – Cabo de la Vela
We will take advantage of the beautiful light of the morning to take beautiful photos at sunrise. After breakfast, we will leave for Punta Aguja Beach. We will visit the Wayuu school, where we will have the pleasure to do some traditional activities and games with the children of the school. After a good lunch at the Luzmila ranch, we will cross the bay by boat through its mangroves, where our 4×4 will be waiting for us to return to Cabo de la Vela. We will quickly settle down at the hotel and then we will visit a Wayuu artisanal center and take some pictures. To continue the day well, we leave now in direction of the Wayuu sugar loaf, known as Pillar of Azucar.
Cabo de la Vela – Los Naranjos
Departure from Cabo de la Vela after breakfast. On the road, we will make a stop at the salt flats of Manaure to meet our Wayuu model and realize an atypical photo session. Back to civilization, we now return to Riohacha, then to our hotel.
Meal on the road. Small photo stop in Palomino. We will take advantage of the beautiful golden hours to take new photos and complete our magnificent album of tour, around a good cocktail & photo discussions. Family dinner and a good night’s rest.
Nueva Venecia – Taganga
This morning, we present you another exclusive light unknown to tourism, and reserved for the rare photographers. The authenticity of this place is so pure that we hesitate to name it directly. Suffice it to say that it is a fishing village on the water of a huge lagoon filled with beautiful sea birds. We take a private boat to go first to the mangroves, then to the floating village to see the fishermen at work. If the school is open, we will take the opportunity to visit it. Then we will visit the Afro inspired Palafitos. In the afternoon, you will go to the town of Taganga. You will go down to the beach to watch the fishermen’s boats for a nice sunset photo.
Taganga – Village Kogi
Today, we will leave Taganga by 4×4 to a village of coffee producers in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (900m), three hours away. We will take advantage of our stop in the village to have lunch and discover the central square and its surroundings. We will then take the dirt road that crosses the coffee plantations before going up into the mountains on an epic path. We will hike for the last hour to reach the Kogi village with majestic photo stops. Please note that on the first day, we will familiarize ourselves with the village before taking photos.
A unique experience today with one of the world’s largest indigenous communities, the Kogi. This morning, the chief and villagers will meet with us in the Kogi tradition, and we will spend the day discovering, learning, gaining trust through our serious actions, and then photographing them. Daily activities include collecting Coca leaves, preparing the Fiqué fiber, drying the Coca leaves, cooking, gathering fruits in the forest and weaving Mochilas.
Kogi Village – Mompox
After an early wake up to enjoy the beautiful morning sun and a refreshing bath in the river, it will be time to hit the road through the tumultuous trails of the Sierra Nevada. A short break in an authentic coffee village, to have a bite to eat and take some pictures, then it’s off to the colonial and unspoiled Mompox.
Founded by the Spaniards in 1530, the city of Mompox, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful gems of the colonial era. Despite this and its fantastic location on the Magdalena River, it receives very few visitors. It’s like having a giant living museum all to ourselves! This morning, we photograph people in the streets, visit a park or two, churches, a few houses of prestigious families, and workshops of local artisans. In the afternoon, we’ll meet on the beautiful grounds of the oldest part of the city with professional Cumbia musicians in costume to enhance our shots. They will help us create a striking visual art.
It will be difficult to leave, but we must do it! Early departure for Cartagena, arrival in the middle of the afternoon. The “Pearl of the Caribbean” is justly famous, rich in culture, colorful houses and lively plazas. Check-in at the hotel and refreshment before exploring the lively places like Plaza de los Coches, Bolívar Park, etc. Shooting will be largely free, but Tristan will use his charm to cajole locals into becoming impromptu models when he sees a particularly interesting opportunity. You are encouraged to use your own charm as well!
This morning, in the legendary Cartagena, will be one of those photographic experiences that we always remember with emotion. We’ll hit the streets of the historic center while the tourists are still sleeping from the night before. Using the beautiful colonial buildings as a backdrop, we will have an exclusive chance to photograph the grace and colorful elegance of the Palenqueras, icons of Colombia. This is your chance to be as creative as possible on the street! This morning will include street dancing in the old town, the famous Getsemani neighborhood with its beautiful architecture. Free time until 5:00 pm, when we will meet for a farewell cocktail and farewell dinner
End of the adventure
Last morning free to shop, or do a final editing session with Tristan. When you’re ready, we’ll drive you to Cartagena International Airport, only 15 minutes away. Believe us when we say – you’ll miss this place! But you’ll have lots of great memories of your tour in Colombia and lots of new photos to share…
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