Tatacoa — Colombian Andean Region

An expedition through the desert using compasses and navigation charts that will allow you to discover a unique ecosystem

5 days / starting at 727 USD* / $2'762.000 COP*
*Minimum value per person for a group of 5 people
**We work with dynamic rates, this means that the cost will depend on the number of people and the dates of your trip

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Wilderness and Expeditions

It will be an expedition through the desert that will allow you to discover its deepest secrets hidden between the gullies and the immensity of its horizon

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The Tatacoa desert is a silent tropical dry forest located in a highly eroded area crossed by arid canyons. Here, nature's adaptability is beautifully illustrated by two areas of different colors that have formed within a few kilometers of each other.

This ecosystem is the second largest arid zone in Colombia after the Guajira peninsula, and is one of the country's most attractive natural settings thanks to its ochre and grey soils with brushstrokes of green cacti.

In the Tatacoa area there is a high degree of erosion, with relatively few animal and plant species able to adapt efficiently to the conditions of minimum humidity and high temperatures. If we are lucky, we’ll be able to see turtles, rodents, snakes, spiders, scorpions, eagles or ocelots that share this space, hiding in the dry soil and among the cacti that reach up to four or five meters in height.

What will you live?

It will be an expedition through the desert that will allow them to discover their deepest secrets hidden between the gullies and the immensity of their horizon. We will have the opportunity to travel paths that have been traced by the erosion of wind and water for hundreds of years, this will allow us to enter a unique ecosystem that wants to be discovered.


In all our journeys you will be accompanied by an Insider Shift. Travel inspirers and explorers, who are part of Shift for their love of nature and their adventurous spirit, their deep knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the places we visit. Meet our Insiders, able to reveal the most intimate secrets of the place you visit.

Camilo Morales

Adventurous at heart and great lover of Colombia, professional outdoor educator and high performance athlete in marathons and triathlons. He is linked to various projects in which conscious learning and the use of knowledge are used as a means for developing peace in Colombia.

He has traveled the country through each of his corners by bicycle and kayak, has competed in adventure races of more than 500 km, participated in marathons and Ultramarathons of up to 180 km in Chile, Ecuador, South Africa and France among others; including the most important race in the world, the Montblanc Ultra Trail, and has made a podium in various North Face races.

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Camilo Morales - Insider Aventurero de corazón y gran amante de Colombia, educador profesional al aire libre y deportista de alto rendimiento en maratones y triatlones. Se encuentra vinculado con diversos proyectos en los que el aprendizaje consciente y la utilización del conocimiento son utilizados como un medio para la convivencia y el desarrollo de paz en el país. Ha recorrido el país por cada uno de sus rincones en bicicleta y kayak, ha competido en carreras de aventura de 500 km, participado en maratones y Ultramaratones de hasta 180 km en Chile, Ecuador, Sudáfrica y Francia entre otros; incluyendo la carrera más importante del mundo, el Ultra Trail del Montblanc, y ha hecho podio en carreras de North Face.

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You will stay in a typical and best hotel in the region in Villa Vieja which was built with Bareque technique; You will sleep in a double room with private bathroom.

Socio-economic Impact


When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia's unfolding to the world.
Below you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

Food and lodging17%
Local labor29%
Operation and administration16%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

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