Refuge of the Wiwa indigenous community

Gotshezy Tour 1 day

Adorned with the best preserved landscapes, where you will have the opportunity to explore rivers, if you wish, lose total connection with the outside world

Gotsezhy Tour 1 Day

Santa Marta, Colombia



GOTSEZHY tour 1 day is a trekking to a refuge of the Wiwa indigenous community, located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, adorned with the best preserved landscapes, where you will have the opportunity to explore rivers, if you wish, lose total connection with the outside world, To connect with nature. In addition, there will be activities with indigenous people, allowing us to better understand their worldview, beliefs, but above all the importance of ethnic and cultural diversity.

The indigenous refuge has an access that allows, only 15 minutes of walking, to discover the majestic natural pool of the Matuna waterfall, where you can take a refreshing swim, sunbathe and even observe some typical birds of the region.

For this tour we have daily departures with a minimum of 2 people.

¡Know Gotsezhy, the refuge of the Wiwa indigenous community!


Tour to the indigenous community GOTSEZHY 1 Day

In the Gotsezhy tour 1 day, the adventure begins around 7:00 – 7:30 am when we pick you up in Santa Marta in a 4 × 4 car, to start on our wonderful experience with a open road ride about 1 to 1 and a half hour passing through arena’s creek , creek of the devil, loma blanca, la lora Stone. So, then start to walk 20 minutes, crossing on the way to the indigenous refuge Gotsezhy.

After having a break to relax, the indigenous guide will take us to live a very close interaction with the indigenous community taking about 20 min, if there is the mamo we will receive a talk about the wonderful culture and worldview that surrounds them, we will even have the opportunity of ask some questions in a maloca.

Later, we will visit the Matuna waterfall, a unique natural pool, to get there we will take around 15-minute walk, to enjoy a delicious bath, and then return to the refuge to have a delicious lunch prepared by the women of the indigenous community.

Finally, we will take a short break, and then, we´re going to see the artistic activities, where we will learn how from the fique’s production process (cultivation, extraction, dyeing) they can weaving and spinning.

Once the activity is finished, we will begin the walk back to the point where the cars will be waiting for us to return to Santa Marta.


What does the one day tour include?

  • Transport round trip. (Santa Marta – indigenous town).
  • Lunch (typical Colombian food).
  • Spanish-speaking certified guides from the region that provide  the best experience, and indigenous guide that allows a closer interaction with the communities.
  • Translators. Depending on availability, please request if required.
  • Contribution to indigenous and rural communities.
  • Medical assistance insurance.
  • Luggage storage service in the office of Santa Marta.
  • Activities of crafts and interaction with the mamo (maximum expression of wisdom in the indigenous community).

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