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Trek to an indigenous village in Colombia

23km trek in the tropical forrest, Sierra Nevada.

From December 8-14, 2019 & April 5-11, 2020 | Santa Marta, Colombia

WHAT IS IT?

A human adventure, a responsible, physical challenge

Where love of sports and nature united cultures and has an impact.

RuntheWorld and Be Chevere Tours present a mindful adventure near Santa Maria in search of the ancestral indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia.

The tropical plants, multi-colored fauna, ancient rituals, and countryside traditions of the village will take you not just to another continent but another reality, full of surprises and emotions.

In a tropical environment, you will discover educational, cultural and agricultural projects and you’ll meet a group of people united by the same values. You will find yourself in one of the most mesmerizing parts of the planet.

 

“Walker there is no path, you make the path as you go”.  The ancestral walk is for those at an intermediate level of fitness, ready to enjoy 7 days of tropical Colombian climate full of challenges and wonders. The week will be full of sporting activities, adventures in the middle of nature, and the shore of the Caribbean Sea. Come alone, with your partner or colleagues. Make it your own adventure and convert it into a responsible act. We offer a complete pack which covers all the major costs of your stay and includes participation in the projects you visit. What is your role in the adventure? To enjoy, live, and share what you feel. Apart from the economic contribution, you will give visibility to the beautiful initiatives and the people that you meet. You will go home a changed person.

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

The experience

A united group, overcoming challenges to contribute to change. This is what it feels like to participate in a RuntheWorld experience in Latin America or Africa. Now you can have this experience and sign up for a trip that will change you forever.

WHICH SOLIDARITY PROJECTS?

The Causes

Aiprodensa

Airprodensa is a non-profit organization whose goal is to conserve nature, working in harmony with it, and spreading the knowledge of ancient natives of the Sierra Nevada in Colombia. The organization is in charge of conserving and protecting Mother Earth and the natural environment of the area through the creation of a university of ancient knowledge. Their goal is to spread the knowledge of indigenous communities throughout the area with agroecological projects and many different types of traditional cultural projects.

Costeño Social

Costeño Socialis a non-profit organization which has an impact on the autonomous development of children and young people from the neighbouring areas of the Tayrona Park. We carry out weekly extracurricular workshops and activities such as sports, languages, art, cooking and environmental care which value instinct, creativity talents and personal tastes through experiences. We work alongside schools and foundations in the area to compliment education in this region of the Sierra Nevada.

THE INTINERARY

7 days between the Sierra Nevada & the Caribean sea

Day 1

Arrival

After landing in the international airport Simon Bolivar in Santa Maria, we will be waiting to transport you to the natural paradise where you will spend the week.

Today is the time to enjoy the evening on a beach of dreams, drink mango juice or coconut water and get to know the travelers with whom you’re going to share this adventure.

Day 2

Cacao vs Coca

Today you’ll wake up to the sound of the waves. You can bathe in the big ocean waves before setting out to Jaider and his family’s cacao farm. This project goes further than feeding a family, it intends to promote fair and traditional farming in accordance with the natural environment. It will fascinate you.

Day 3

The waterfalls

If the songs of the tropical birds don’t wake you up, then possibly the sound of the waves on the white sand will.

Today we will start with the trek towards Saltillo. We will cross a river, bathe in the waterfalls with crystal clear water before eating a delicious coastal lunch. For those that desire, there is also yoga.

Day 4

Costeño Social

Today is the day for a very helpful activity with very special people. The workshop is a learning space where the young people of Costeño Social are given the opportunity to learn about a wide range of values that they work on every day: solidarity, respect, teamwork, sustainable development, healthy diet etc. The idea is to awaken passions and therefore to train professionals at the same time as shaping people. We won’t say anymore as the rest is a SURPRISE.

Day 5

Free day

Today is the day to rest as the following day will be very intense. You can go surfing, tubing or take part in other activities, or simply relax on the beach.

Day 6

The indigenous village

The day has arrived. Today you will get up early to go out and discover the ancestral stone paths of the tropical forest that the natives call “the navel of Mother Earth”. You will meet guardians and you will visit indigenous villages and get to know the projects that you have come to support. In the evening… a party!

Day 7

Departure

Today we offer a goodbye “brunch” before accompanying you to the airport. Now it’s time to return home or who knows… continue the adventure.

TESTIMONIALES

Those who have already had the experience

From Nepal to Guatemala, through Madagascar and Sierra Leone, they share their experiences.

Traveling and being part of an altruist community, passion for sports and willing to share in a dream come true. Days of hard work but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
IRINI KOURTI
DOCTOR
Taking a team of 20 employees to participate in the race, visit the projects,mix with the kids and be inspired by the volunteers was so enriching that it shall stay with me forever.
Roger BICKMORE
BUSINESS DEV. DIR
I think the last few days have been some of the most amazing I have ever had... Seeing all the good work Street Child is doing, speaking with the kids benefitting & understanding how the community feels about the work, is very moving.
OLIVER JACKSON
RUNNER

¿QUÉ PACKS EXISTEN?

Get this experience from €629

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SHARED DORMITORY

Sharing is living

In the most authentic Caribbean style, our basic option is to share a beautiful room under a high roof made of palm leaves and semi-open. You feel nature, you hear the waves and birds in a mixed space shared with up to nine other people. The bunk beds in the cabins, the fans, the bathrooms and the shared showers will bring you a minimum of comfort and will allow you to enjoy a convivial conviviality with your feet almost in the water.

629€

GLAMPING STYLE

A little bit of intimacy

“Glamping” is a simple option very suitable for couples or friends who want a private space. Located in front of the beach, these glamorous camping tents have access to shared bathrooms, toilets and double beds. You can hardly be closer to the water and more connected to nature. The “Glamping” option is designed to provide privacy without losing the connection to the group and the unique environment around you.

719€

LUXURY CABINS

Like at home

The cabins are solid houses that give the feeling of being at home in this little piece of natural paradise. Double or single rooms with private bathrooms, fans, and hammocks. It will all make you want to stay forever.

The view, the colors, and the sensations make the experience of our most comfortable option even more memorable.

 

From 859€

INCLUDED:

    • 7 nights in different accomodation 
    • All food and drinking water
    • All organized activities
    • Local ground transport
    • Special gift
    • Donation of around €50 to the social projects.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights (aprox. €450)
  • Travel insurance (€50)
  • Visa
  • Vaccines
  • Drinks (except water, tea…)
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Do you want a challenge for your company?

Are you in Human Resources or Marketing and you think things could be done differently? Join our initiative for people with purpose.

HOW?

  • You must have a group of at least 10 people. The experience can be for professional tourism, incentives or team building: authentic, alterbaitve and with a positive impact on participants and beneficiaries.
  • You can bring clients, directors, employees and offer a unique experience to your organization.

WHY?

  • Not only will the trip combine the altruistic, ecological and philanthropic values of your company, but also it will promote sporting activities and a healthy lifestyle.
  • You will have a unique experience, different to any other business trip and you will support social projects in a country which is searching for peace.

I WANT TO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE

Shall we go to Colombia?

All of this adventure can be experienced first-hand and you will feel the change from within. 

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