Guests will be picked up in a private car at your Santa Marta accommodation at approximately 8:30AM which we will then drive one hour to the beautiful Don Diego river. On the drive we will bypass the lush Parque Tayrona in its entirety via the main road and a few other rivers before reaching Don Diego. Once we reach Don Diego, we will enter a Tairona Archeological Park & Eco Lodge or "mini Lost City" up the river with a boat. This Eco habitat was home to our ancestral indigenous Tairona people and we may have the opportunity to meet with Kogui tribespeople and learn about their rituals. We will then go on a ~one hour guided walk through 1000 year old stone terraces and marvel at the ingenious arts, tropical flowers and fauna. On these terraces, we will learn how, when and why they were built and eventually abandoned for centuries. We will continue to the museum where we can see ceramics and artifacts that the indigenous still use. After, we will enjoy a complete traditional lunch at the lodge and then have time for river activities. The Don Diego river is clean and refreshing which we can swim in and partake in some optional kayaking or river tubing all the way to where the river meets the sea (~2hours). Later, our boat guide will bring us back on a 15 minute boat ride and help us spot monkeys and others. This experience is truly magical and not to be missed for nature lovers.
Having traveled to over 60 countries throughout Asia, Europe and Americas; I consider myself an expert in all things travel ranging from backpacker style to luxurious adventures. Having visited Colombia more than 10 times for months at a time since 2003, I have discovered almost everything it has to offer. When someone asks me, "do you prefer mountains or beaches?" I respond, "both, that's why I live in Santa Marta".
To promote proper orphan-care solutions by encouraging our Transition to Home approach to family reunification. We work to uphold, introduce and train globally-recognized international laws and standards that protect an orphaned child’s rights to be raised by biological relatives, or other suitable providers, within their communities of birth in situations where it is practical and appropriate.
Museum and Archeological park entrance
We will be at the Don Diego River, some 55 kilometers from Santa Marta. At this river we will enter an archeological park where indigenous communities reside. Inside the eco-park we will be interacting with the indigenous Kogui, descendants of the Taironas.
If you're interested in a different time slot or date not shown, please message me to discuss availability. River activity is 45-60k p/p depending on group size. (Alternatively we can visit another river with natural pools.) I offer a discount for groups.