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How To Get From Neiva to Villavieja And Tatacoa Desert – All Possible Ways

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We will tell you how to get from Neiva to Villavieja and Tatacoa desert. There are a few options since the distance from Neiva Terminal to Villavieja is 38 kilometers.

The drive is around 1 hours by car and 1 hours and 30 minutes by bus from Terminal Neiva to Villavieja. The cheapest way from Neiva to Villavieja is by bus for 10K COP which is around $2.5 USD.

Read here how to get from San Agustin to NeivaBogota to San Agustin Huila, Neiva to Tatacoa Desert, Neiva to Pereira, Pereira to Salento, Pereira to Medellin, Medellin to Jardin, Jardin to Medellin, Medellin to Santa Marta and Bogota to Neiva

Read here Colombia sim card for touristColombian foodvegetarian food in Colombiamost instagrammable places in Colombiawhat to wear in Colombia and Colombia travel tips.

Also read here how to get from Cartagena airport to city centerMedellin airport to city centerbudget travel in Colombia and Colombia backpacking guide.

WHERE TO STAY IN NEIVA AND VILLAVIEJA

We chose Backpackers Neiva to stay in Neiva. If you are planning to take a tour you can organize at the hostel and if you want to go on your own they will give you the information how to get to the next destiantions from Neiva.

There are a few places for accommodation on a budget in Neiva prices are around $10 USD for a dorm, $20-25 USD for a room and if you want mid budget prices are starting from $50 USD.

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VISITING COLOMBIA IN COVID TIME?

Make sure you register or download Check-Mig. You will have to register your personal information, countries that you have been before visiting Colombia and etc. They will ask before boarding the plane and before getting your stamp at Bogota International Airport.

NEIVA TO VILLAVIEJA HUILA

Bus From Neiva To Villavieja (Cheapest Way)

The cheapest way from Neiva to Villavieja is by bus. You will have to get the bus at Neiva Terminal where buses are running very often during the day to Villavieja.

BUS SCHEDULE FROM NEIVA TO VILLAVIEJA

The bus schedule from Neiva to Villavieja is running every 30 minutes starting grom 6 am to 6pm. The bus fare from Neiva to Villavieja is 10K COP which is $2.5 USD. The travel time from Neiva to Villavieja is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

BEST WAY NEIVA TO VILLAVIEJA AND TATACOA DESERT BY DAY TOUR

The best way from Neiva to Villaviejaand Tatacoa Desert is joining a day tour. The driving distance from Neiva to Villavieja is 1 hour and you will be able to avoid the hassle hiring a driver and a guide to explore the desert.

The tour companies will pick you in your hotel and will drive you back (quite comfortable) if you are staying in Neiva.

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WHERE TO STAY IN NEIVA AND VILLAVIEJA

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We chose Backpackers Neiva to stay in Neiva and it was a great choice. You will have a complete breakfast with fruits and coffee included. High speed internet was our favorite and for our little Han his favorite was the jacuzzi! A jacuzzi in a backpacker hostel? Yeah actually there are two of them!

The most of the people are staying in the hostel is joining to the Tatacoa desert day trip organized by Fabian the owner of Backpackers Neiva Hostel (Whatsapp +573162342919 for faster connection).

The tour is so complete and it will be an amazing experience visiting Tatacoa desert with a guide, a sustanaible tour where also you will get an amazing experience and of course amazing pictures.

If you chose to stay in Villavieja to stay just a few kilometers from Tatacoa desert. You will find a few places for accommodation in the town. Click here to book your accommodation in Villavieja before your trip!

TATACOA DESERT DAY TOUR AND THINGS TO DO IN TATACOA DESERT

There are many things to do in Tatacoa Desert. Since visiting the Red Desert, Grey Desert. swimming in the pool, hiking, eating local snacks and juices to watch the sunset and visitng the Astronomy.

RED DESERT

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The Red Desert was our favorite at Tatacoa Desert for taking pictures and watching the sunset. You will spot rock formations and Carcavas. If you love taking pictures is an amazing place and is so incredible to walk around this area.

POOL AT TATACOA DESERT

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It was incredible to swim at Tatacoa Desert pool. It’s a perfect palce to refresh since the weather is really hot. The entrance fee Tatacoa Desert swimming pool is 8K COP ($2 USD) for adults and 5K COP ($1 USD) for kids.

GREY DESERT

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Hiking around the Grey Desert part was one of our activities that we ended refreshing ourselves in the pool. There are a few hikes 1-2 hours and we recommend you to go with a local guide.

ASTRONOMY TATACOA DESERT

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Astronomy at Tatacoa Desert was so incredible and we learnt a lot. You can see the stars and the moon with long explanations about everything. Astronomy entrance in Tatacoa Desert is 10K COP for adults which is $2.5 USD.

HIKING AT TATACOA DESERT

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You will be able to spot captus during your hike at Tatacoa Desert. There are some fruits coming from the captus and even juices. The hikes were interesting and in our tour was included a lunch in a local homestay.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN NEIVA

You can go to Neiva Huila any time of the year. The months of December to February are the best time to visit Neiva because is the sunniest also the peak season. October to November are the months ideal for those working with a budget because its is considered the low season.

Click here to know more about the weather in Neiva Huila.

ATMS AND CASH IN COLOMBIA

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The official currency of Colombia is called Colombian Peso (COP). And $1 USD=4000 COP. ATM’s are available and it is also advisable to withdraw as much as you can because of fees for foreign cars. The maximum amount that you can withdraw will be around 600K-1200K COP depending on the bank. Click here to check the exact change rate.

Bank Fees For Foreigner Cards In Colombia

Most of the banks in Bogota and Colombia will charge fees for foreigner cards in Colombia. Check the list below with the exact fees for foreigner cards in Colombia and how much money are you allowed to withdraw in Colombia with every bank. There are many ATM in Neiva Huila and exchange currency office if you need.

BankAmount Allowed And Fees
Colpatria900K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Pichincha800K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Banco Caja Social700K COP Withdraw And No Fees
BBVA300K COP Withdraw And No Fees
CorpBanco400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Davidienda400K COP Withdraw And No Fees
Citibank1200K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
Bancolombia900K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees
ATH400K COP Withdraw And 10k COP Fees
Servibanca750K COP Withdraw And 15k COP Fees

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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