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

$128USD Per person

Total $128USD
View Details

Description

Included

Not Included

Important information

Additional information

Cancellation policies

(Free cancellation available)
Book now

Description

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

On this tour, you will be picked up at your hotel to take you to Zenú Gold Museum where you will see amazing gold ornaments crafted by ancient Zenú indigenous. The Zenú indigenous guide will give you a deep insight and further information of the pieces and their iconography full of meaning and history that reflects Zenú’s worldview.

After the visit, you will head the 20 de Julio neighborhood, a peripheral area in Cartagena, where the Ninha workshop takes place. When you 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 this group of women, you will get to know the history of the Zenú people, the struggles they have faced, and their story of resilience. Also, you will learn the process of Caña Flecha, the primary raw material used to make their woven crafts, on how to weave with this material, and which are the symbolic meanings of the famous Sombrero Vueltiao. During the workshop, you can enjoy a traditional maize and coconut beverage and a snack. 

 

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

Related products

Cartagena

Drum Safari

2 hours

From $218 USD

View Details

Related blogs

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 ...

View Details

English (EN)

$USD

0

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

3:00 p.m.

Language

Quantity

Unitary price

Total

Travelers

2

41

2

Additional
  • Language
TOTAL

$217 USD

Add to cart

Book now