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WIWA Indigenous Refuge – Gotsezhy

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US$ 200.00
2 travellers
What to Expect
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Stop At: Sierra Nevada, sierra nevada santa marta, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

You’ll be collected in a 4×4 at approximately 5:30am from your hotel in Santa Marta. From which you’ll enjoy a journey for around 2 hours on both tar-sealed and dirt roads until you reach a Wiwa Indigenous Community called Gotsezhy.

Once here you’ll see many WIWA Indigenous people, along with the village school and many houses (Indigenous Bohíos). You’ll be able to interact with community members and observe important sites of the Gotsezhy People.

Next you’ll start on a short ecological walk for approximately 20 minutes (0.6mi / 1 km) to reach the Wiwa Gotsezhy Refuge, a small indigenous community made up of several families. Here you will feel like you’re at home, as they are all so very friendly and helpful. They’ll be explaining and showing you how they have been able to coexist with nature for hundreds of years.

At approximately 8:00 am you’ll be sitting down to enjoy a wonderful breakfast prepared by community woman, which will be based on your eating habits and the delicious indigenous cuisine of this place. Following your breakfast you’ll visit some ancestral and cultural places under the guidance of the MAMO (spiritual leader) and the indigenous guide, who will give you spiritual talks and exposition of crafts typical of the Wiwa.

Around 12pm you’ll enjoy lunch and a bit of a rest in the hammocks, before enjoying a refreshing swim in the ancestral Waterfall Matuna.

After an hour or so in the amazing waters of this magical river and waterfall, you’ll return to Gotsechy to take more last minute photos with the MAMO and the indigenous families that live there. Once you have all the photos your camera can hold you’ll start the journey back to the Gotsezhy Village where the 4 × 4 Vehicle will be waiting for you to take you back to Santa Marta.

Duration: 8 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
You'll be collected from your Santa Marta hotel and taken on a relaxing journey for approximately 2 hours.
Departure Time
5:30 AM
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Private Bilingual Guide
  • Ecological walk
  • Interaction with the WIWA Indigenous Culture.
  • Contribution to the Indigenous Refugio
  • Rest in hammocks
  • Local Indigenous Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Sierra Nevada
  • Personal expenses and tips (a small gift for the children is expected)
  • Transportation or services not mentioned in the plan
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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