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In Summary

Why this trip ?

Located 35 km from the city of Neiva, the village of Villavieja is the gateway to the Tatacoa Desert. This desert, which is actually a dry tropical forest, consists of magnificent candelabra cacti and sandy formations of different colors. Let yourself be tempted by this decor quite surprising.

Tatacoa desert © tristan quevilly


Tatacoa Desert

The Tatacoa Desert is located in the North of the Huila department. It is the second most arid area in Colombia.The region has a lot of erosion and dry canyons….

At glance

Highlights of this Trip


The second largest dry zone in Colombia


Discover an ochre and grey earth with touches of the green of the cactus.


Stroll through one of the most attractive natural landscapes in Colombia.

Day by day

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1

Desert tour by motorbike taxi (Cuzco, Hoyos)

During this excursion, you will explore El Cuzco (red desert) and Los Hoyos (white desert) where you can swim in a spring-fed pool, a nice refreshing break! Let yourself be amazed by the second largest desert in Colombia and one of the most attractive natural settings in the country. In the evening, you will go to the astronomical observatory. A desert is an ideal place for stargazing, close to the equator, and away from any visual pollution.

  • 3h
  • Posada del Observatorio

Day 2

Tatacoa desert- Neiva

Private transport from the Tatacoa Desert to Neiva

  • B
  • 1h20


Hotels during your stay

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Included in this Travel


  • Breakfasts
  • Accommodation in charming hotels
  • Local transportation

Not Included


Price & Details



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  • 5% discount on your next trip
  • Covid Special Guaranteed reimbursement on D-15 in case of health emergency


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Colombia knows all climates. What you will take in your suitcase depends mainly on the regions you want to visit. We also have a very comprehensive article on the subject: best season to go to Colombia

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