The initiatives of the Wiwa Community of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in the Magdalena region, by Guachaca basin, in the town “Gotzezhy”, came up with the idea of creating a Wiwa foundation, to support the cultures around the aspects legal, social, as well as promote productive projects, and support for education and health.
Some time later, in 2008, the Tayrona Ribunduna Foundation was created, with the principles of the law of origin, carrying out the participations in the Guachaca river, Buritaca river and Palomino river basins, on the western side of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Since then it has promoted various activities in favor of the culture of the Sierra Nevada, linking some Koguis peoples of the sector.
In 2009, with the Fundación Ribunduna Tayrona, the company WiwaTour was created with the need to recover the territorial spaces lost in the Sierra Nevada. With the support of several towns, such as Mutainzhy, Gotsezhy, Kemakumake, Wimake, Tsherua and others, the company could be consecrated.
Currently, this company operates in Ciudad Perdida, an archaeological, emblematic and historical site of the original Tayrona peoples who lived from 700 BC in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The company is 100% managed and run by the natives.
Since the creation of the company, they have accompanied foreign entities, such as Aventure Colombia of French origin, as well as the New York Times photographers, on the other hand the French Embassy in Colombia, as well as the London magazine The Guardian.