Colombia Caribbean Coast

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MAY 2022








Why this photo tour

Go on a photo trip to Colombia, a land of colourful contrasts. We invite you to discover the most beautiful sites, the Caribbean coast of Colombia, take part in the adventure, embark on a photo trip to South America, Accompanied by Tristan Quevilly, professional photographer, capture your most beautiful photos of the Colombia. You will travel the country off the beaten track, between sea and mountains, meeting the indigenous tribes, the unspoiled fauna and flora of this magnificent country!


Photo opportunities


Shooting with a Palenqueras, icons of Colombia


Insider access to a Kogi village


The Colors of Cartagena, the Caribbean Pearl


Enjoy the Yona Dance, a wayuu traditionnal Ceremony


Mompox, the city trapped in time


Nueva Venecia the Floating village

day by day

Detailed itinerary

taganga colombia


Welcome to Colombia !

Meet at the airport lobby, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. (40min – 14.8km) Arrival at your charming hotel, installation. First, we will start with a dinner to get acquainted. Tristan will hold a briefing with presentation of the trip.

  • 40min
  • D
  • Hotel Camali
minca mundo nuevo colombia



This morning drive 45 minutes to Minca in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tristan will accompany you to the Awindua project which began with the construction of Wiwa indigenous houses as found in their native villages. A truly unique experience and one of the highlights of our Colombia photography tour, this trip allows us to learn a lot. We’ll 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 region for sunset landscapes. After dinner will be an optional night photography workshop conducted by Tristan.

  • 1 h
  • B, L, D
  • X h
  • Hotel Mundo Nuevo
cerro kennedy sierra nevada de santa marta


San Lorenzo – Barlovento

Early morning finds us at one of the most awe inspiring sunrise panorama locations in South America. This area is home to some 365 tropical birds, and we will be joined by a local expert to seek out the most rare & colorful to photograph them. We will have this magical place all to ourselves – no tourists! Drive back to Marinka Waterfall where we’ll try some long exposures, and time permitting, we will stop at Colibri to photograph colorful hummingbirds. Awesome lunch on the Rio Piedras, then onto truly stunning Barlovento. The hotel is located where river meets sea, with a high mountain background. It’s a remarkable location for a landscape photography workshop. After dark Tristan will also conduct an optional star photography session.

  • 5 h
  • Hotel Maloka Barlovento
  • B, L, D
  • 2 h
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Tayrona Park

Departure from the 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, so as not to miss all the richness of the fauna. Photography in the forest: wildlife, landscapes (average walking level, but hot and humid) Picnic at the beach at “La Piscina”. Arrival in Cabo San Juan Free time and swimming. Search for monkeys in the forest and photo session 5pm Return to the beach & Golden Hour photo session

  • 15min
  • B, L, D
  • 2h30
  • Camping Cabo San Juan
Parc Tayrona Cabo San Juan


Tayrona Park – 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.

  • 1 h
  • B, L, D
  • 2h30
  • Sirena EcoHostal
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Palomino – Punta Gallinas

If weather allows, we will try to geta sunrise over the snow peaks of Sierra Nevada. Then Departure head up to Riohacha. from where we will get into our 4×4 towards Uribia, the indigenous capital of the country. Visit of the city. Lunch and head to Punta gallinas where we will testimony Yonna Dance, a wayuu tradionnal ceremony organized in this fairy taile 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.

  • 6 h
  • B, L, D
  • Rancho Luzmila
camarones wayuu sff flamingos guajira colombia


Punta Gallinas – Cabo de la Vela

We’ll take advantage of the beautiful morning light to take some great photos at Sunrise. After breakfast we will then leave for the beach of Punta Aguja Beach. Visit Wayuu School, where we will have the pleasure of doing some traditional activities and games with the children of the school. After a good lunch at the Luzmila ranch, and 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 in at the hotel and then leave to visit a Wayuu handicraft center to discover this ancestral art and take some photographs. To continue the day well, we now leave in the direction of the Wayuu Sugarloaf, known as the Pillar of Azucar to take some beautiful landscape photos.

  • 3 h
  • B, L, D
  • 1 h
  • Cabañasl Brisas del Mar
palomino dibulla colombia


Cabo de la Vela – Los Naranjos

Departure from Cabo de la Vela after breakfast. On the road we will make a stop at the Manaure salt flats to meet our Wayuu model and make an atypical photo shooting. Back to civilization, we now return to Riohacha, then our hotel. Meals on the road. Short photo stop in Palomino,. We will take advantage of the beautiful golden hours to take new pictures and complete our magnificent travel album, around a good cocktail & Photo Discussions. Family dinner and a good night’s rest.

  • 4 h
  • B, L, D
  • Hotel Barranquero
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Nueva Venecia – Taganga

This morning highlights another Luminous exclusive unknown to tourism, and only to the rare photographer. It’s so pristine in its authenticity we are hesitant to name it directly. Suffice to say it’s a fishing village on the water of a massive lagoon full of beautiful seabirds. We take a private boat first to the mangroves, then to the floating village to see the fisherman at work. Since this is a weekday and school will be in session we will also visit the kids in class which is adorable good fun. Afro inspired Palafitos follow. In the afternoon, head to the town of Taganga. You will go down to the beach to watch the fishers boats and the local life for a beautiful sunset shot.

  • 3 h
  • B, L, D
  • 1 h
  • Hotel Camali
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DAY 10

Taganga – Kogi Village

Today, departure from Taganga by 4×4 towards a village of coffee producers in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (900m), three hours drive. We will take advantage of our stop in the village to have lunch and discover the central square and its surroundings. Then head along the dirt road through coffe plantations before ascending on an epic drive into the mountains with. We will hike the last hour to reach the Kogi Village with majestic photo stops. Please take note, that the first day we will get acquainted with village before taking pictures.

  • 4 h
  • B, L, D
  • 1h30
  • Hammock in a hut
kogis sierra nevada santa marta colombia

DAY 11

Kogi Village

Unique experience today with one of the most important indigenous communities in the world, the Kogi. This morning the chief and villagers will meet us according to Kogi tradition, and we will spend the day discovering, learning, gaining trust with our earnest actions, and then photographing them. Daily activities include Coca leaf collection, preparation of the Fiqué fibre, drying the Coca leaf, cooking, picking fruit in the forest, and weaving Mochilas.

  • B, L, D
  • 1 h30
  • Hammock in a hut
mompox colombia

DAY 12

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 take the road through the tumultuous tracks 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 unspoiled, Colonial Mompox.

  • 6 h
  • B, L, D
  • Hotel Casa Amarilla
mompox colombia

DAY 13


Founded by the Spanish in 1530, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mompox is one of the most beautiful jewels of the colonial era. Despite this and it’s fantastic location on the Magdalena River, it receives very few visitors. It’s like having a giant living museum just for us! This morning photograph people on the streets, visit a park or two, churches, a few houses of prestigious families, and craft workshops of local artisans. Afternoon finds us on the glorious grounds of the oldest part of the city with professional Cumbia musicians in full costume to embellish our shooting. They will help us create some striking visual art. Live music and dancing at dinner tonight!

  • B, L, D
  • 4h
  • Hotel Casa Amarilla
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DAY 14

Mompox – Cartagena

It will be tough to leave, but we must! Morning drive to Cartagena, arriving mid-afternoon. The “Pearl of the Caribbean” is justly famous, rich in culture, colorful houses & lively squares. Hotel check-in and freshen-up before exploring lively places like Plaza de los Coches, Bolívar Park, etc. This will be largely free shooting, but Tristan will use his charm to cajole locals into impromptu models when he sees a particularly good possibility. You are encouraged to use your own charm as well! Travel photography isn’t photojournalism, and creative license is fair game indeed. Developing good people skills can go a long way to improve your game. Most people you approach are not bothered at all, but flattered! Smile & engage…

  • 5 h
  • B, L, D
  • 2 h
  • Hotel Casa Lucy
cartagena colombia

DAY 15


This morning in legendary Cartagena will be one of those photographic experiences always remembered fondly. We hit the historical center streets while the tourists are still sleeping off the night before. Using beautiful colonial buildings as backgrounds, we’ll have an exclusive chance to photograph the grace and colorful elegance of the Palenquera ladies, icons of Colombia. Great opportunity to get as street creative as we possibly can! This morning will include old city street dancers, the famous Getsemani district with its great architecture & umbrella streets. Free time until 5pm when we meet for a special Farewell Cocktail Party & Dinner at one of Cartagena’s best restaurants.

  • B, L, D
  • 6 h
  • Hotel Casa Lucy
cartagena colombia

DAY 16

End of the adventure

Don’t worry, there is time this morning to sleep off any party juice you may have been a little over exuberant with last night! When ready we’ll drive you to Cartagena’s international airport, only 15 minutes away. Trust us when we say – you will miss this place! But you’ll have many a good Colombia photo tour story and a lot of wonderful new photographs to share…

  • 15 min
  • B


Selected hotels


Places we will visit


Included in the tour


  • Professional Photographer & Instructor
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Accommodation in first choices hotels
  • Transportation in confortable vehicles
  • Modeling Fees
  • English speaking guide

Not included

  • International Flight
  •  Additional meals and drinks
  • Medical Insurances
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips


Prices & details


Eur / Person

  • Single supplement : 337 Usd
  • Minimum deposit : 1500 Eur
  • 5% discount on your next trip
  • 150 $ discount if you refer a friend
  • Guaranteed refund on D-15 in case of sanitary emergency


Sign in to your photo tour

I’d be pleased to hear from you, so if you have any questions about this photo tour, and would like to sign in, please send me a message.

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What ? How ? When ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course ! Workshops are designed for all categories : from beginner to advanced. So if you are novice in photography I would recommend you a beginner photography workshop which is a very good place to start with.

These photo tours are designed by photographers, for photographers… As experts of the destinations, we have worked hard to select the corners that best reflect the light and moments.. Easy hikes, where the days are punctuated by many spontaneous breaks, the ideal way to connect with the elements that surround us and take the time to frame before pressing the shutter release.

It will mainly depend on the main topic of the day wether the focus is on people, landscape or wildlife. We will live to the rhythm of light and weather phenomena. Always ahead of time, from dusk to dawn, playing with relief, contrasts and shadows…

On landscape assignement a typical day will consist of taking advantage of the lights that are present at sunrise and sunset. Depending on the weather and other factors such as fatigue, we may stay a few hours in hotels to devote ourselves to photo post-processing.

Once you book a photo tour, we’ll give you a road book with detailed information including a packing list.  We’ll advise you on what are the best clothes to bring, what practical accessories you might need, and of course what photography gear we recommend. 

In general, we recommend an SLR camera, a range of lenses, and spare memory cards (or film) and batteries. For landscapes filters and tripods are recommended as well.  It helps to bring a computer with editing software. 

Anyway we’ll give you tailor-made information about the workshop you’re interested in.

Contrary to many preconceived ideas, Colombia is safer than many countries! That said, in any large city in the world there can be thieves. By respecting some basic travel rules, and being a little careful with your belongings, everything will go smoothly.


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