This adventure type crossing is a demanding route, without the conveniences of travel of conventional tourism. Water is scarce and little electricity is obtained from gasoline generators and solar panels. In summer the road is uncovered and dusty, with permanent sun and constant heat during the day and cold at night. During the rainy seasons in mid-March and mid-October the road is difficult to access due to the mud and on the rainiest days due to the temporary streams there is no access on the routes. There are no conventional hotels; the accommodation takes place in hammocks and in cabins in the huts of the Wayuu communities that are visited, or in camps on the beaches visited.
For this tour the visitor must be in healthy physical conditions. It is not suitable for people with disabilities because they do not have the services required for them. Due to the conditions of the trip, it is not recommended for children with arms or older adults with poor physical condition. However, there are health services (hospitals) in Nazareth, Uribía, Manaure, Maicao, Riohacha, Dibulla, and health posts in Puerto Lopez, Puerto Estrella, Paraiso, Puerto Bolivar, and Cabo de la Vela.
To have a more comfortable trip it is recommended: Carry water bottle, toiletries (brush and towel, soap and toothpaste, these last two preferably biodegradable), sports shoes and sandals or beach shoes, 2 or 3 changes of clothes for warm weather, bathing suit and shorts, flashlight with spare batteries, sunscreen and sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses with UV filter, hat or cap for the sun, identity documents, personal kit, light blanket and camera.