Zenú Indigenous Heritage Tour

Cartagena

4.5 hours

Small Group

Stitch together the story of Zenu heritage and handicraft on this experience that includes a visit to Cartagena's Gold Museum and a Caña Flecha weaving workshop.

Date

Travelers


English, Spanish

$460USD Per person

Total$460USD
Continue

Description

Included

Not Included

Important information

Additional information

Cancellation policies

(Free cancellation available)

Reviews

Continue

Description

Embark on a captivating journey into the heart of Colombia's cultural heritage with a discovery of the Zenú Indigenous legacy in Cartagena. Begin at the Zenú Gold Museum, showcasing a stunning array of meticulously crafted gold ornaments, each steeped in symbolism and history. Guided by a knowledgeable Zenú representative, unravel the stories behind these treasures, gaining deep insights into Zenú traditions and worldview.

Continue your exploration in the vibrant 20 de Julio neighborhood, a lively hub pulsating with the spirit of the Zenú people. Visit the Ninha workshop, where indigenous women preserve ancestral weaving traditions. Delve into the Zenú narrative, learning the art of Caña Flecha weaving and uncovering the symbolic significance of the iconic Sombrero Vueltiao.

Engage with talented artisans, immersing yourself in the cultural exchange as you learn the intricate techniques passed down through generations. Enhance this immersive experience with a traditional maize and coconut beverage, accompanied by local snacks, adding a delicious culinary dimension to your Zenú cultural journey.

Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Knowledgeable guide in the language of your preference.
  • Entry tickets to attractions mentioned.

Not Included

  • Unspecified food or beverage.

Important information

How this tour creates an impact

As many indigenous cultures, the Zenú were driven out of their original territory a long time ago. The life in the city created many challenges for them, the biggest one being the preservation of their culture surrounded by a completely different environment. For indigenous communities, their culture often offers them refuge from the outside world, but maintaining appreciation for traditions and customs, especially among the younger generations, can be difficult. By sharing their culture with travelers, they keep the Zenú culture alive and can pass appreciation for their roots on to the next generation.

This tour is part of our HEART experiences.

As an option, we can arrange a conversation with a traditional doctor. 

Additional information

Things to bring:

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes.

Cancellation policies
(Free cancellation available)

This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

Reviews

The following reviews are real and have been verified. They are pulled from our online profiles at Trip Advisor and Google Business.

Peggie Mendoza | Cartagena | May 2024

Annual Friends Trip
★★★★★

Annual Friends Trip and Impulse helped make it FABULOUS. Every tour we booked had amazing guides- knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would HIGHLY recommend that anyone work with Implulse Travel Columbia to build the trip you want- they can make it happen!

Read full review

Related products

Cartagena

Cartagena Coffee Masters

2 hours

From$74 USD

Learn More

La Guajira

Guajira Desert 3-Day Trip

3 days

From$766 USD

Learn More

Cartagena

Drums at the Beach

2 hours

From$179 USD

Learn More

Barranquilla

Barranquilla Carnival

8 hours

From$324 USD

Learn More

Related blogs

Crash Course in Cartagena's History

Nov 13, 2023

Crash Course in Cartagena's History

Learn about Cartagena's fascinating history, from pre-Columbian indigenous cultures and colo...

Learn More

This Sustainable Tour to an Indigenous Weaving Collective Unveils the Hidden Reality of Cartagena

Jul 06, 2020

This Sustainable Tour to an Indigenous Weaving Collective Unveils the Hidden Reality of Cartagena

The city of Cartagena has the feeling of a film set. At the heart of its walled old town, a ...

Learn More

English (EN)

$USD

0

Add 3 more experiences and get the IMPULSE Welcome Package at the end of your order.

Book with confidence

DETAILS

 

Choose Departure Time

 

Travelers

Language

 

ADD-ONS FOR THIS TOUR

There are not any available Add-ons for this product

ZENÚ INDIGENOUS HERITAGE TOUR

Date

Start Time

Language

Quantity

Unitary price

Total

Travelers

2

41

2

Additional
  • Language
TOTAL

Add to cart and keep shopping

Continue

Please provide ALL the requested information to book this travel now