Itinerary (2-5 days)
Day 1: Weaving workshop
Explore the enthralling Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) in Santa Marta before learning the sacred art of weaving from members of the Arhuaca community.
Enjoy free time to explore the magical historical centre followed by a meal in the delightful Parque de Los Novios (Park of the Sweethearts).
Day 2: Community visit
Enjoy a stunning coastal transfer to Kutunsama. This beautiful village is the meeting place of 60 Arhuaca women who find peace in its solitude. We help prepare a traditional lunch with the women.
After lunch, we take part in a cross-cultural learning experience with the women and discover how they are beginning their own business selling handmade bags.
We enjoy a yoga session on a secluded beach as the sun sets before spending the night in a beautiful eco lodge embedded in the jungle.
Day 3: Reforestation & cacao farming
Our overnight stay in the incredible Taironaka, gives you the feel of sleeping in the mystical jungle among the birds and monkeys.
After breakfast we take part either in a reforestation project with our partners environomica or visit a cacao farm where indigenous communities are looking to build their own brand using some of the highest-quality cacao species in the world.
Private transfer back to the airport in Santa Marta.
- All meals (we've chosen varied dishes to give a real taste of the Colombian Caribbean)
- Two nights accommodation (rooms are shared but privates are available on request and at an extra cost)
- Private transport
- All scheduled excursions and activities
- Local guides and translators
Two years ago, Kagumu founder Simon Willis met Lucelly Torres, founder of Wirakoku and member of the Arhuaca community, and they agreed to set about creating an experience in Santa Marta that enthralled travelers, explored an ancient way of living and, most importantly, benefitted the local indigenous communities. The aim was to give the local community a direct say in what type of tourism they would like to be involved in, if indeed they wanted to be part of it. After countless meetings, proposals and visits they created Santa Marta: explore the heart of the world, a trip designed around the notion of sharing ideas and beliefs from a modern civilization to one that dates back to the 7th century. Lucelly personally takes guests back in time and shows how our project aims to empower 60 Arhuaca women to build their own bag weaving businesses, help support families producing cacao and give children an appreciation for a way of life that is slowly disappearing.