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Desierto de la Tatacoa

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Villavieja, Villavieja, Colombia
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Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

I just visited the desert and here are some infos :) From Neiva bus station you can get a ride to the desert for 15.000 COP You will get off on the main road and nearby you can find a lot of accomodations. I highly...More

1  Thank Etele M
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautifull area close to Bogota. Tatacoa is not to be missed on your trip through Colombia. We stayed in Villavieja and went from there on in the morning to the desert. We decided to do the tour with Juan because we've read a lot of...More

2  Thank Jelmer U
Reviewed January 23, 2017

El Chopo provided my daughter and I a private 2 day tour of la Tatacoa where he picked us up from the airport and took us to El Rincon de la Cabrita, a quaint little accommodation in Villavieja. On the first day it rained all...More

1  Thank sespadiny
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We visited with our kids, 4 and 2, and they loved it. We walked most trails away from the crowds. At Villavieja you can find a tour guide if you want but we went on our own with a GPS and were fine. The pools...More

1  Thank claudiaabridge
Reviewed January 4, 2017

I would like to highly recommend our tour guide Juan Manuel Ramirez ("Juan Tatacoa"). We met him at our hotel Villa Paraiso. He has a motorbike-tuk-tuk vehicle for 2 people. Our tour started at 2.30 pm and finished around 10 pm. We had 4 stops...More

2  Thank Kornelia M
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Getting to Tatacoa is now very easy. Just take a bus to Neiva. And from there you take a collectivo for 15000 to the dessert. They will almost always drop you of at either Noches del saturno or at La tranquilidad. The first has rooms,...More

3  Thank Rdam413
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Wow! This landscape is amazing. A must see in Colombia. I have travelled for 6 weeks now in Colombia (Caribbean coast, Mompox, Bogota, San Andres and Amazone) and this is until now the highlight of my trip! We also stayed in Saturnes de Noches and...More

1  Thank Nic411
Reviewed December 10, 2016

This was another experience we had in Desierto de Tatacoa. We had our tent set up at the Observatory and stayed there a couple of days. We decided to take a tour with our car through the desert to see what we could locate. We...More

Thank Jan P S
Reviewed November 22, 2016

We had an awsome day in the desierto. We prearranged a guide for this day (Very much recommended VillaTours, Contact Riacardo Rubiano Robles <rrubianorobles@yahoo.es, Movil 3208133818). Trip included walking tours in the desierto, natural pool and visit of El Observatorio Astronomico de la Tatacoa. We...More

1  Thank Kathrin1708
Reviewed September 8, 2016

It is one of the most unique places I have ever been. The people are great the villagers and really nice people and it is the best to go the first weeks of Augest to see e Persadas and the March if you like astronomy...More

1  Thank Luis P
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Elisabeth S
Hi everybody, I'm going to Desierto de la Tatacoa in July (1 night only). I booked a room at Noches de Saturno and was wondering when the first colectivos leave from there to Neiva on a Monday since my flight already leaves at 10:07am. Any help appreciated and thank you in advance :)
May 28, 2017|
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Response from Nic411 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Elisabeth, One night is not enough but you know that already. Collectivos come and go as they are full. If you want to them leave a specific time, you need to pay them more. Or round up at least 3-4 others that will join... More
Will D
Hi There I am hoping to visit the desert and also get a chance to view the impressive star gazing opportunities, however i have some time restrictions. I need to leave Bogota for Villavieja Saturday evening but am able to take a nightnus to arrive at Villavieja as early as possible on Sunday. I then need to leave Villavieja to be able to get to Salento for Monday morning. So I would be willing to get to Neiva in the middle of the night Saturday/Sunday or leave very late Sunday, but I hear the minibuses between Neiva and Villavieja only run 5am-7pm. I also do not know how late in the morning stargazing is possible at this time of year. Does anyone with experience of the area know if I have any options? Thank you Will
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Mariola P | Reviewed this property |
Will, if you speak Spanish, I can dig up our guide's phone number. He lives in Villanueva and has been a guide for 35 years.
Diana C
I want to go to tatacoa desert but I would like you recommend me a nice place to sleep close to the desert . Thanks :)
September 25, 2016|
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Response from Jan P S | Reviewed this property |
When I went to Tatacoa, I drove a car and it is about 26 km north from Neiva. We had decided to take a tent with us, so we could camp out in the desert. We stayed at the Observatorio Astronomico and were allowed to set our... More