An authentic Colombian adventure from crest to coast with Morgan Haley
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May 12- 28th
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We connect you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel like a local, learn about life from a new lens as you experience Colombia's rich culture from the inside out and give back with a direct service project to support the oldest Indigenous Tribe in the Americas. You will leave your cell phone behind and take place in centering activities such as yoga, surfing and waterfall rappelling all designed to bring you back to the present moment and allow you to tap into that flow state where everything just clicks.
Each day will be new, nourishing and engaging as you broaden your world view and deepen your connection with yourself. This allows you to return home to your daily life more empowered and fully refreshed. You are about to experience the unmatched power that true adventure has to free the human spirit.
Day 1 Arrive
Welcome Ceremony + group dinner--use this day to relax and settle in.
DAY 2 - Arrive Santa Marta
Arrive in Santa Marta just after lunch and settle into the hotel, ideally located near the beautiful historical center. Tour around Santa Marta’s oldest building, Casa de la Aduana, to visit el Museo del Oro (the gold museum). Explore the enthralling exhibitions that trace the ancestry of the regions’ indigenous cultures including the four that remain today. Thanks to our unique partnership with the Arhuaca community we give our guests the chance to try for themselves the sacred art of weaving. You’ll learn from the best and make your own memorable souvenir. You’ll discover how each color, shape and symbol has huge sacred significance to the Arhuaca community
DAY 3 -A sacred way of life and unique cacao
We journey in a 4x4 to a beautiful and sacred Kutunsama village. This coastal area boasts traditional Arhuaca thatched houses and a private beach next to verdant jungle. It’s also the meeting place for women and children from six Arhuaco villages, who converge here every 15 days. Enjoy a home-cooked meal alongside members of the community. As the experience is a shared one, we bring food to offer the community as a sign of respect. trip to a cacao plantation run by an Arhuaca family. We enter a jungle-shrouded farm that houses this award-winning golden fruit found in very few places on earth. Witness the process of producing cacao and taste the fruit and chocolate for yourself.
DAY 4 - A spiritual ritual and a journey to a secluded beach
enjoy an adventurous walk around Taironaka, heading through jungle bursting with fascinating flora and fauna. Guests will see pre-Hispanic artifacts and ancient weapons used by ancient indigenous peoples defending their land against the Spanish. feel what it’s like to live a culture dating back to the 7th century with a group ceremony carried out by a Kogi Mamo – spiritual leader
DAY 5 - Pack your bags as we journey from snow capped mountains to private caribbean beaches!
Sunrise meditation After some world class Colombian coffee, private transport will collect you for a one hour journey to our final destination, Gitana del Mar our accommodation at the Caribbean Sea. Savor a fresh seafood lunch on the beach, where surfboards await us for an afternoon of play. (Complimentary lessons available upon request.) End the day with a big family dinner and restorative yoga at sunset, then drift off to sleep to the sound of waves in private beach villas.
DAY 6 -Treat yourself in a tropical paradise!
Wake up to the waves, enjoy some light yoga & meditation then prepare to be pampered in Colombian fashion.
Day 7 - A day of sun, surf and fun to commemorate our adventure!
Awaken to the Caribbean sunrise. Enjoy breakfast, yoga, and a meaningful closing circle to honor our time together. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the beach. Private transport to Santa Marta airport will collect you between
PICTURE YOUR DAY:
Early Morning Yoga and Meditation
Travel to destination
Lunch + Free Time
Afternoon Activity ( give back - creative workshop - explore)
Free Time + Appetizers and tea
Free Time + night circle
A more detailed itinerary will be sent to confirmed guests closer to date.
Six nights lodging * Three nutritious locally sourced meals a day * Superfood snacks * All activities * All admission fees to biological reserves, national parks and coffee farms * Transport between all destinations on retreat * Transport to and from airport
Daily Yoga & Meditation
Indigenous Kogi Tribe Ceremony
Weaving Workshop by Arhuaca Women
Coffee Farm Tour
Surfing - Complimentary Lessons
Exploration of Coastal Cities, Mountains, Jungles & Caribbean Beaches
Real time getting to know members of the local community
Healthy meals for all 8 days (breakfast, lunch, & dinner + snacks)
All taxis + group shuttle to/from airport + cities
Giving back project
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Gratuities for guides
MORGAN HALEY - such a babe
GIULIA BACCI - Founder of WE ARE
Born and raised in Florence, Italy Giulia has been on her personal pursuit of what creates and maintains happiness. Giulia's kind heart and creative spirit shine through her work and are showcased in the giving back projects WE ARE does abroad. When she is not trying to find the key to happiness Giulia is a certified Hatha Yoga instructor and a lover of any adventure; from snowboarding on the slopes to dancing on water while surfing you will find her with a big smile and open heart.
KAT REYNOLDS - such a babe
All of our meals will align with the cuisine of the local culture. Colombian cuisine includes the cooking traditions and practices of Colombia's Caribbean shoreline, Pacific coast, mountains, and ranchlands. Colombian cuisine varies regionally and is influenced by the indigenous Chibcha, Spanish and African cuisine.
If you have dietary restrictions please notify us ahead of time.
FLIGHT - HOW TO GET THERE
Flights should be booked to Santa Marta Airport (SMR)