Taironaka Nature Reserve is by far a natural paradise which offers some of the best snapshots at dawn. Definitely, this is a special experience in Colombia. Few are the places in
the world where you can go down a river on a boat to see how the river’s mouth joins together with the sea. Therefore, this allows many chances to gaze across the eternal snow of the highest
coastal mountain in the world, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, enjoying wild life’s awakening, the singing of birds, the monkeys’ sounds, and the view of the snow-capped peaks from the river. This
makes this tour be one of the best in Colombia.
Day 1: Departure from Santa Marta and arrival to Taironaka. Morning time to spend at the river. Optional Activities in the afternoon, option A and B (see below).
Day 2: Departure at 5:00 am on kayaks, 1 hour through Don Diego river to the river’s mouth. Picnic/Breakfast at the beach. Returning on a boat (45 Min.). Free time available. Return to Santa Marta at 4:00pm.
Duration 2 days | Daily Availability | Suggested Starting Time (1st day) 09:00 – 10:00am
Included: Round trip transportation on a vehicle with A/C from Hotel in Santa Marta’s Downtown area, Spanish speaking Tour Guide, Cultural and Environmental Interpretation, bottled water
and snack; Tour in kayaks, speedboat for the return to Taironaka, early picnic (day 2), Optional: Lunch (day 1 and 2), accommodations for 1 night (see accommodations below), options A and
1 NIGHT INCLUDING BREAKFAST IN TAIRONAKA (PRICE PER PERSON IN LOW SEASON):
A. ECOLOGICAL WALK TO DON DIEGUITO RIVER AND TRIP ON FLOATS:
We walk through a trail full of exhuberant vegetation and Don Diego River, After 1h. approx we reach the mouth of Don Dieguito River into the Don Diego River. Here we
can enjoy a relaxing bath because of the mix of their warm and cool waters. Later, we enjoy our lunch (Lunch-Packet) and once finished we go down the river on floats to reach the
reserve in around 30 minutes. Included: floats, floats’ local guide and lunch-packet.
B. MEETING WITH THE KIGUIS AND THE "ASEGURANZA":
During the afternoon we make a small ceremony at the Reserve’s “Bohío” with the Kogis that inhabit the area. During this meeting we will have a brief exchange in which one of the
Kogi’s leaders will answer all our questions. Then we will proceed to receive the “Aseguranza”. This ritual, common between the Kogis, consists in making stable all the body’s energy with stones
and water, so that you can receive a special blessing from one of the spiritual leaders of the community and a bracelet made by themselves in both of your arms. Ceremony’s Duration, around 45
Minutes. Included: Food donation to the Kogi indigenous community and interpretation from a Kogi guide.
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