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Everyday with appointment.
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Visit a migrant indigenous women’s association and learn there millenary weaving technique!
You’ll uncover some of the best-kept secrets of Cartagena’s history before the Spanish arrived in Colombia and learn all about how the Zenú indigenous culture has evolved until now!
Impact of this experience
This experience is all about intercultural connections and getting an insider's perspective.
This walk starts in the city center but it really is an off the beaten path experience!
This tour supports a local NGO serving afro and indigenous communities by advancing their rights to land and economic development. This means that just by joining the tour you are already donating for the community’s projects.
You'll learn a millenary weaving technique and hear stories from a pre-hispanic community.
Thanks to this experience it has been possible to achieve:
Share empowering stories
Plant a seed of tolerance
Empower people!
Help create a more sustainable future
Invest in the local economy
Plant a seed of tolerance
• Time: 2.5h

• Guide: Local guide from the Zenu community and bilingual host

• Languages: English, Spanish

• Frequency: Everyday with appointment. Best enjoyed from 8:30-11:00 or 16:00-18:30

• Good for: Adults, families, groups and professionals

• Participants: 2-20

• Hotel pickup is included if you’re in the city center or Getsemaní. If not transport can be arranged for an additional fee.

• Includes a guided visit to the Gold museum

• Bottled water and traditional snack.

• Donation in your name supporting our partners who seek to make a difference in the lives of afro, indigenous communities and women in Colombia.

• We recommend you wear sunblock and hat, comfortable shoes.

• Bring extra cash in Colombian pesos if you want to purchase something that's not included.

Indigenous peoples of Colombia, or Native Colombians, are the ethnic groups who have been in Colombia prior to the Europeans in the early 16th century. Known as ‘pueblos indígenas’ in Spanish, they comprise 3.4% of the country's population and belong to 87 different tribes. This experience is a chance for you to get to know one of the groups: the Zenu community. Explore an unseen side of Cartagena whilst you contribute to a more sustainable development.

Visit a migrant indigenous women's association and learn about their millenary weaving technique. Meet the women from de Zenu community and join them through their neighborhood where their beautiful workshop is located.

Discover Cartagena’s authentic, passionate, magical and many times forgotten side with a Zenu guide through a visit through the Gold Museum. Learn about the intercultural connections, the before and after the Spanish conquest and what modern life is like in this community. Understand their perspective and explore different standpoints of Cartagena city life. The aim of this visit is for you to feel comfortable and understand the indigenous Zenu community by creating a space to voice their stories.

This is a chance to take a class and meet the makers who weave ‘caña flecha’ good beautiful woven ornaments and fashion accessories. This is a maker to market to buyer experience where you’ll get a chance to purchase fair goods directly from the Zenu women. You’ll visit their beautiful workshop called ‘Ninha Workshop’ in the the ‘20 de Julio’ neighborhood.

You’ll end your experience with a delicious traditional indigenous snack!
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