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 - Cross-cultural learning
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 enjoy lunch with this remarkable community of women.
After lunch, we delve into the verdant jungle to hunt for a rare species of cacao that makes award-winning chocolate. You will witness the process of bean to chocolate, taste it for yourself and participate in a Kagumu-supported venture to support Arhuaco cacao farmers and their families.
Day 3 - Protection of a culture from the 7th century
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 enjoy an ecological walk and a spiritual ritual with a Kogi leader. Just before sunset, we head down the sultry Don Diego river in a kayak or tube to a secluded beach.
- 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, I met Lucelly Torres, founder of Wirakoku and member of the Arhuaca community, and we 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 them 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 we 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.