What you'll do
-We will take you to the Wayuu indigenous reservation assigned for your experience, where you will be welcomed by indigenous young Wayuu scholars of the foundation. - They will guide you by the ecological path to the Ranchería River, touring the community while they give you an introduction about our culture. -When we arrive to the river, the experience offers three alternative activities according to availability: a) We will learn how to weave, creating indigenous Wayuu little bags (mochilas) made by yourself. b) We will learn to create and execute Wayuu musical instruments. c) We will learn to make handmade sculptures (wayuunkerra). Participants can take home the arts, textiles or instruments made with the community as souvenirs or gifts to share with their loved ones. - After an afternoon full of learning, we will take you back to your accommodation in Riohacha. You can add: Stay overnight in the community (hammacok): $ 5 USD per person/night Typic dishes: $2 USD per person Translator (english-spanish): $7 USD per hour. You can customize your experience, contact us now! This experience is offered because we want you to learn about our culture through our eyes, experimenting and creating our art forms. By participating in this experience you allow hundreds of young people access to sustainable opportunities to contribute to their communities while preserving our legacy. On their behalf, thank you for contributing.
I am the director of the EL Origen Foundation, we work for the cultural preservation and sustainable development of children and youth at risk of ethnic groups. Since 2015 our students have received more than 50 visitors every year, global citizens who want to live unique experiences in contact with nature, cultures and arts in communities with cultural heritages declared by UNESCO. In 2018, our students created the project "visits to the communities guided by young Wayuu people", to allow tourists to appreciate our cultural and artistic legacy and meet us in a different way. With your contribution, our youth at risk leave the streets and generate income in dignified ways while preserving and promoting our culture. Hundreds of children and young people benefit from your payment. On their behalf, thank you very much for contributing!
About the organization
Fundación El Origen
El Origen is a community based non- profit organization to ensure sustainable development and preservation of ethnic groups. At El Origen community schools’ program indigenous students learn how to write, read and count while they create books, photography works, short films, music, paintings and become cultural entrepreneurs. To reduce illiteracy and poverty, preserve our cultural and natural heritage and ensure sustainable development
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Fundación El Origen.
Discounts on accommodation in the Castillo Plaza hotel located in Riohacha
Transport to the community and back to accommodation with transport company AMTUR if it is a group of 10 people or in…
A guide who will help you to create art works with native youth during the experience it includes local guides
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Where you'll be
The activities will be developed in indigenous reserves in Riohacha, Manaure and Maicao, surrounded by the Ranchería River and close to the beaches of Riohacha, Mayapo and Cabo de la Vela respectively. All the reservations assigned are 20 minutes away from the touristic places of Riohacha.
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
100% of your contribution ensures indigenous children and youth' access to community schools #Amigosdelorigen where they learn how to read, write and count while they create works of art, musical compositions, write stories and perform audiovisual works on their cultural and natural heritage, to be trained as cultural entrepreneurs. We benefit more than 500 students each year, 63% were in illiteracy. On their behalf, THANKS FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION! "Give a child a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a child To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime"
Visit Wayuu native communities around RIOHACHA