Guests will be picked up in a private car at your Santa Marta accommodation at approximately 8:30AM which we will then drive less than one hour to the beautiful Don Diego river. On the drive we will bypass the lush greenery of 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". 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 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. Later, our guide will take us on a 15 minute boat ride to find monkeys along the refreshing Don Diego river which we can bathe in and partake in some optional kayaking or river tubing all the way to where the river meets the sea. 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".
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 and descendants of the Taironas.
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Archeological Walk & River Exploration