This is a journey of healing and connection with nature, while visiting sacred places of the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada. We will enjoy the beaches, rivers and forests, in the company of the Koguis
TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK
By the shore of the Caribbean Sea, between the departments of la Guajira, Magdalena and Cesar, it is located the world highest coastal mountain, with 5.775 meters high. This place is known as Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is an extensive territory with a great biological and cultural diversity, which is protected under the system of Colombian National Natural Parks. In the highest part of the mountains is located the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park and in in the lower part, on the shore, we can find the Tayrona National Park.
In his territory inhabited four indigenous communities (Kogui, Arhuacos, Wiwas and Kankuamos) who are direct descendants from the Tayrona Civilization.
The journey that is described below is a wonderful journey of connection with nature in which we will have the opportunity to share with the Kogui indigenous community and be part of a healing and connection ritual lead by a Mamo Kogui.
In this journey we will visit beautiful beaches, rivers and forest, also, we will visit ancient and actual indigenous settlement, located in and out of the Tayrona National Park.
The journey starts in Santa Marta in the morning.
We will meet in a specific location previously agreed and we will take a vehicle that will take us to the Zaino River in the Tayrona National Park. At this point we will carry our luggage on the mules and we will continue walking through the Tayrona Park in the company of an indigenous Kogui. During our trip we will go through a thick forest where many animals species inhabited, then, we will the Arrecifes area where we will have lunch and have rest in the hammocks.
In the afternoon, we will have time to go around the place, also, we will be able to have a talk with our indigenous guide who will tell us about the importance that the sacred coca leaf has for them and will explain to us the entire process to elaborate the mambe and the poporo.
Dinner and rest.
We will start our day with a delicious breakfast to then go on a beautiful walk to the beaches of La Piscina, Cabo San Juan and Nudista. All of them, places suitable for swimming and snorkeling. At noon we will have a typical lunch in a restaurant in one of the most beautiful beaches of Cabo San Juan, to then, walk, for about half an hour, to Nudista Beach.
After enjoying the afternoon, we will walk back for about 45 minutes to Arrecifes. There, we will have dinner and afterwards we will engage in a healing and connection activity in which we will include meditation and spiritual practices with the masters that assist us.
In the morning of the third day and after breakfast, we will go on a beautiful walk on the beaches, to then, take the forest path which will lead us to the Tayrona Park exit, to a place known as El Zaino. There we will take a vehicle to Don Diego River, where we will find our hotel. After checking in, we will have a typical Caribbean lunch and in the afternoon we will be able to enjoy the river and get to know the area where we will find archaeological remains.
In the evening we will visit an indigenous Maloka and have a healing a reconnection with the nature ritual, leaded by a Kogui Mamo.
In the last day we will have an enjoyable activity on the Don Diego River. We will on pneumatic tire through the crystal clear and quiet waters that come directly from the picks of the Sierra. During our trip we will be able to see howler monkeys families that live on the trees by the river shore, and also to swim on its waters until we reach the sea. At the end of our trip we will reach a beautiful virgin beach with an amazing view to the Sierra and Tayrona Park. In our way back to the hotel we will take a boat where we will have lunch. Afterwards, we will be returning to Santa Marta in a private vehicle to finish our journey.
We departure the date of your preference, with previous coordination
+ This journey is suitable for people of any age in good physical shape
+ In the second night we will sleep in confortable hammocks provided with mosquito nets. Subject to availability you can also camp or rent a cabin (these arrangements may increase the final price and need to be notified in advance).
- + A small backpack for hiking
- + A bigger backpack that will be carried by mules
- + Cloths suitable for fresh weather that includes a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt.
- + A thin blanket or sheet
- + A light sweater or jacket
- + A raincoat poncho like
- + Bathing suit
- + Small towel
- + A pair of hiking shoes and a pair of sandal or two pair of shoes.
- + Hat
- + Sun glasses
- + Photographic camera
- + Torch/Flash light
- + Insect repellent
- + Sunscreen
- + Non plastic water bottle (thermo)
- + A small personal hygiene kit and personal medicines.
- + A pair of big plastic bags to protect your cloths from water and to keep your garbage.
- + ID Card
DO NOT LEAVE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
• AVOID BUYING BOTTLED WATER
• DON’T USE STRAWS IN YOUR BEVERAGE
• USE AS LITTLE PLASTIC BAGS AS POSSIBLE
• USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR YOUR FLASHLIGHT
• PUT THE GARBAGE IN THE PROPER PLACE
• SEPARATE THE GARBAGE AND RECYCLE
• DON’T USE SOAP WHEN BATHING IN RIVERS
• DON’T TAKE ANY BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE PLACE
$ 1.190.000 COP
GROUP OF 5 PEOPLE MINIMUM
For smaller groups the price may increase
+ Guide during the whole trip.
+ Medical Assistance Insurance.
+ Permission to access to the Tayrona National Park.
+ Mules service that will carry the luggage during the three hikes.
+ Privet ground and water transport service to all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
+ Accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, one night in hammocks.
+ Meals: from lunch in the first day until lunch in the fourth day.
+ Healing and connection with nature ceremony performed by a Mamo belonging to the Kogui community.
+ All activities described in the itinerary.
+ Airplane tickets.
+ Expenses not specified in the plan.
This is a beautiful journey! Those are wonderful places to connect with nature and learn from the wisdom of the indigenous communities.
This is a beautiful trip through the Sierra foothill’s beaches and rivers. It is ideal to be in touch with nature.
Thank you SAWA for this journey!
I’m grateful to the world for allowing me to go on this trip, to visit such a beautiful and especial place as Tayrona National Park. I’m grateful to our indigenous guide for teaching us about his culture, also I’m grateful to the mamo for the ritual he performed and to SAWA for organizing this kind of experiences.