In the village of Katanzama, the Arhuacos offer indigenous tourism experiences very close to the sea; the tour begins with a meeting with the spiritual chief (mamo), who will not only be your host, but also your expert guide in the culture and ancestral traditions.
The experience in Jwisingeka with the Arhuacos is magical, you will observe firsthand the cultivation and production of cocoa, learn about its symbolic and cultural significance to get to produce one of the best chocolates in the world.
As you explore these indigenous peoples, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in their history and ways of life, observing how spirituality is intertwined with daily chores.
The Arhuacos, also known as Ika, are an indigenous community native to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and are part of the “four peoples” along with the Kogui, Wiwa and Kankuamos. Their worldview is based on the harmony between humans and nature, and they consider the Sierra Nevada to be the heart of the world, a place where the earthly and the spiritual intertwine.
Sharing a rich cultural heritage and a deep spiritual connection with their environment, they have learned to show a part of their customs to travelers who wish to have unique experiences with the indigenous tourism offered by the Arhuacos.
First, you must get to the city of Santa Marta, accessible by plane, bus or private car from other cities in Colombia.
Transportation to the village of Don Diego from Santa Marta, where these two indigenous communities of the Arhuacos are located.