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Arhuaco Village + Tubing

from US$ 99 p.p. / 9 hours / Private tour / Group discount

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Tourist Guide Included

Transport Included


  • Exciting jungle hike

  • Arhuaco village - Katanzama

  • Ancient cultures

  • Amazing fauna & flora

  • Don Diego river tubing

Program description

The arrival of Columbus in the Americas opened the doors to one of the largest cultural transformations in the history of mankind. Because Colombia is the gateway to South America from Europe, it was one of the most influenced by this cultural merge. Over 500 years later, the country retains its multicultural identity with more than 87 indigenous groups. The Arhuacos, Chimilias, Kogi and Wiwa are four groups that live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

The Arhuacos have probably lived here for thousands of years. For the indigenous people living in the "Sierra Nevada", a vast mountain standing alone on the northern coast of Colombia, the central theme of their culture is balance – everything must be kept in order.

On this tour we will visit the Arhuacos direct in their village.  They will share with us their ancestral knowledge and connection with mother nature. At the end of the tour and after a hot day, prepare yourself to enjoy an amazing river tubing tour along the Don Diego river until its rivermouth at the caribbean sea.

8 hours
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Itinerary Details


From Santa Marta we will drive through the interesting coastal road until we reach the Tayrona area (1h). We start a short hike through the tropical rainforest to find the Katanzama village, located close to the sea. The indigenous population of Katanzama will allow us to know a little about their day to day, we visit the houses and community halls, we learn from the village kitchen and culture. We will  also enter their plantations to learn from their work materials. We continue the tour visiting the sea with its amazing view, where we will have a delicious picnic. You will also learn how to weave the traditional backpacks. After our visit to the community we drive to Don Diego river, where we will descent in floats to the sea. During this last adventure  you can relax and spot the species that live in this area. Enjoy nature at all its splendor. Lunch and then drive back to Santa Marta.

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Price & Inclusions

From US$ 99 p.p.

The price quoted above is per person based on 4 participants and as a private tour. (+15% High season: Easter and 15.12 - 15.01).


  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles from/to Santa Marta

  • Travel insurance

  • 1 x lunch , 1 x bottle of water

  • All entrance fees (Katanzama)

  • River Tubbing Tour

  • EN/ES Guide

 Not Included 

  • International flights

  • Optional: DE/POR/IT/FR Guide

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Transfers from/to other zones

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Important Notes


All year round.

Physical Difficulty: 3


Meeting Point

Hotel Pick-up in Santa Marta.


Ap. 8h, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.


Hiking shoes, change of clothes, small backpack, towel, cap or hat, insect repellent, sunscreen, good physical condition, filled water bottle (it is important to stay hydrated!), consumption of food and beverages only in places recommended by the guide.