EXCLUSIVE EXCURSION OF THE INDIGENOUS TOURISM OF THE COAST
Discover a tour full of culture, indigenous tourism and connection with nature, you will observe closely the customs and traditions of the indigenous communities of the Caribbean.
This excursion is focused on 3 native indigenous communities of the coast (Wiwa, Arhuaco and Wayuu people), the objective is for tourists to live new experiences and interact with native families who have previously been trained in tourism and experience first hand their traditions and customs.
In Camarones, you will be guided by Wayuu Indians in canoe to visit the Flamencos National Natural Park, so you can observe them in their natural habitat and appreciate their majesty, you will also have the opportunity to walk along the trails of the park, where you can admire endemic birds and local fauna.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this cultural exchange and the beauty of the Flamencos Park Guajira Colombia. Book your ancestral excursion now and come and explore this wonderful place!
|DEPARTURE PLACE||Santa Marta, Magdalena|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at 6:30 AM at the meeting point indicated for an early departure.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 5:00 PM on the second day of the Tour.|
|TOUR DURATION||2 Days / 1 Night.|
|TOTAL VALUE||The price of the excursion to the Flamencos Park is USD $270 per person.|
|IMPORTANT||If you wish to book this new tour to the Flamencos Flora and Fauna Sanctuary in Guajira, please make a deposit of 20% of the total value of the tour (USD $270).
The Cabo de la Vela Tour is the other option you can take.
Keep in mind that this Caribbean voyage is a cultural exchange tour where tourists will learn about their ancestral roots throughout the trip.
During the excursion you will get to know 3 indigenous ethnic groups of the Caribbean coast (Wiwa, Arhuaco and Wayuu).
Each traveler is responsible for their belongings, Wiwa Tours is not responsible for garments or articles lost during the excursion.
ITINERARY OF THE FLAMENCOS PARK TOUR
Wiwas and Arhuacos Indigenous
The tour begins at the Wiwa Tours main office, where tourists meet the indigenous guide to begin an exciting cultural excursion.
Afterwards, you will board a comfortable air-conditioned minibus and head to the indigenous village of Jwisingeka, home to an Arhuaca community in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the process of cocoa production until you are able to produce an excellent quality chocolate.
After finishing the activities in this community, they head to the other Wiwa indigenous village located in Dibulla, in this village the group of hikers will be received by the Mamo, an indigenous authority who will perform a ritual (pagamento) to ask permission to the ancestors and allow the entrance to the sacred territory.
Lunch is prepared and served by the Wiwa women to the travelers, who can take a bath in the river before participating in cultural activities such as the elaboration and exhibition of handicrafts, interaction in traditional dances and songs, while the indigenous guide provides a detailed overview of the history, beliefs and traditions of the indigenous community and their relationship with the natural environment.
At nightfall, the indigenous guide will give an informative talk about the Wiwa culture and dinner will be served in the main hut of the community. We will rest early in hammocks with mosquito nets to get up early the next day from Jerez to Camarones.
Wayuu Indigenous Culture
Early in the morning you will leave for Flamingo Park, an ecotourism destination that offers a unique experience to the adventurous, this sanctuary is home to a large number of pink flamingos, endemic birds and the ideal place for photography lovers.
The group arrives at the Wayuu ranchería, where the local guide will welcome the group with some coffee and their traditional drink (Chirrinchi); he will give a cultural talk explaining a little about their beliefs and about Los Flamencos Natural Park.
When the talk is over, a mini bird watching tour begins, tourists are transported by canoe through the extensive lagoon, in search of the Pink Flamingo, this bird is very beautiful and can be seen in herds of up to 200 Flamingos.
Once the pink flamingo watching activity is over, they get a little hydrated and get ready for the Wayuu culture and traditions exhibition. The tourists are introduced to the elderly woman of the Wayuu ranchería, this authority paints figures of representative animals for the indigenous community with a kind of red colored chalk.
Presentation of the traditional dance Chichamaya, a dance where the woman chases the man to the sound of the drum, she opens the blanket with both hands and the man moves backwards with long steps avoiding falling.
The visitors mark this beautiful experience in photos and videos with which they will remember in the future this adventure full of magic and culture, they say goodbye to the Wayuu community to return to the Wiwa community in Dibulla, where they have lunch and continue the trip to Santa Marta.
The most important thing about these indigenous tourism activities is that they are unique experiences that educate the conscience of the human being in terms of ancestral cosmovision, the idea of us is to leave a positive teaching in each of our adventurers.
End of the Adventure.
Note: The Flamingo Park Tour Itinerary may vary depending on weather conditions, access roads, means of land transportation or tourist season.
Important Information for the Visit to Los Flamencos Natural Park
During this Cultural Journey, be responsible with the indigenous cosmovision and the environment.
Take only the essentials, since weight is a determining factor when traveling, make sure to return all the garbage generated until Santa Marta.
In many places during the crossing, there is no cell phone signal, so let your family and friends know that you will only be able to communicate with them once you return from your experience.
During the day the weather is very hot, so we recommend wearing comfortable clothing, T-shirts and shorts; There are also mosquitoes and other insects, it is important to wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to protect ourselves from insects and the sun.
What to bring to the Pink Flamencos Natural Park
|A small backpack.||Photographic camera.|
|Comfortable clothes for walking.||Sturdy sandals.|
|Walking shoes.||Hat or Cap.|
|Biodegradable Cleaning Tools.||Swimsuit.|
|Personal medicines.||Vaccine – Yellow Fever (optional).|
|To book this tour, a deposit of USD $54, per person, equivalent to the 20% of the total value of the tour (USD $270), through our web payment gateway. The remaining 80% (USD $216) must be paid the same day we leave the country. excursion to the Flamingo Flora and Fauna Sanctuary.|
|Colombian tourists must additionally pay 19% VAT on the total value of the tour.|
|The identity document is a fundamental requirement to reserve the Flamencos Park Tour, for nationals, a copy of the personal identification card or passport in case of being a foreigner. For the day we go out on the tour, it is not necessary to bring your identity document, at least bring a copy of it.|
|To cancel or modify a confirmed reservation, you must contact us 48 hours before the start of the Tour, during business hours.|
|Once the Flamencos Park Tour has started, no refunds of any kind will be made.|