The indigenous Kogui, who are said to be the direct descendants of the ancient Tayrona civilization, inhabit the valleys of the Palomino, Don Diego, San Miguel and Ancho rivers. Their population is estimated to be more than 10,000 members and all of them are living at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Our so-called “Elder Brothers" take care of the natural treasure of the Sierra, a mountain that in their culture represents the center of the world and source of all life. Even today they naturally take the role of guardians of cosmic balance and are considered one of the most valuable ancestral cultures on the planet.
Start time: 8:00 o 14:00
Duration: 4 Hours
From Santa Marta we drive along the beautiful and colorful coastal road to the town of Rio Ancho, Guajira (90km, 2 hours). Here we are welcomed by a community guide and after a short introduction we start our trek (9km, approx. 2h) through the tropical rainforest, bordering parts of the Ancho River, until we reach the village of Tungueka. After a tour through the village, where we get to know the way of life of this ethnic group, we have a brief cultural exchange with the leaders of the village. We continue to the river, where we enjoy a delicious picnic on a beautiful rock. There is time for a delightful swim in the river before starting our trek back to Rio Ancho. From there we return to Santa Marta.