Zenu Indigenous Heritage Tour


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$166 USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

9:00 AM
2:00 PM

Travelers:

"Get deep into Zenu culture and learn directly from them about their heritage, history, and most recognized handcrafts in a weaving workshop and a visit to Cartagena's Gold Museum."

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Get to know about Zenu culture directly from indigenous Zenu guides.
  • Visit Zenu Gold Museum and learn more from each piece thanks to our knowledgable Zenu guide.
  • Learn how caña flecha is woven to make famous Sombrero Vueltiao in a workshop led by a group of Zenu women.
  • Learn the basics of caña flecha weaving and understand the process behind these handcrafts.
  • Meet Zenu indigenous and get to know the history of their people, the struggles they have faced, and their story of resilience directly from them.

Get deep into Zenu culture and learn directly from them about heritage, history, and most recognized Zenu handcrafts in a weaving workshop and a visit to Cartagena's Gold Museum. 

 

We will start by picking you up to take you to Zenú Gold Museum where you will see amazing gold pieces crafted by ancient Zenú indigenous. Our Zenú guide will give you insight and further information to the pieces and their iconography that are full of meaning and history reflecting the Zenú worldview. After the visit, we will head to 20 de julio neighborhood, a peripheral neighborhood in Cartagena, where the Ninha workshop is. 

 

When we arrive, you will meet resilient indigenous women who lead this weaving project and workshop as a way to support their families and keep alive their endangered indigenous heritage. Through these group of women, you will get to know the history of the Zenu people, the struggles they have faced, and their story of resilience. Also, you will learn the process of caña flecha, the main raw material used to make their woven crafts, how to weave with this material, and the symbolic meaning of the patterns present in the famous Sombrero Vueltiao. During the workshop, you can enjoy a typical maize and coconut beverage and a snack. 

INCLUDED

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference
  • Entry tickets to attractions mentioned
  • Donation to ASOMAIZ and FEM
  • Optional: This experience is valid for our IMPULSE Welcome Package Promotion

NOT INCLUDED

  • Unspecified food or beverage

THINGS TO BRING:

Comfortable shoes and clothes

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

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

 

 

 

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

$ USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

9:00 AM
2:00 PM

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TOTAL:

$165.93USD