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Enjoy in a single 3-day itinerary the essence of the Sierra Nevada in a combination of experiences: Nature, indigenous culture and the lifestyle of the peasants. Start with a journey that will bring you closer to an ancient culture, learn about their traditions and ancestral wisdom. Discover why this area is known as the coffee capital of the Sierra Nevada watching how coffee is grown and processed in one of the region's farms. Get lost in the middle of nature to contemplate the beauty of the Cherua region and its great variety of plants. Learn about the production of small-scale honey on our guide's family farm and share with the coffee town of Palmor its pride of clean electrical production,unique in the country.
Duration time: 3 days.
Start time and place: Pick up time: 5:00 a.m. Check pick-up schedule according to accommodation location. Starting point: Pick up at most hotels and hostels in the Historic Center and the Rodadero. Extra cost for transport in places outside the urban perimeter. Departures: Subject to availability
Time and place where it ends: Time and place of return: 5:00 pm. To the point where the customer specifies. (Most hotels and hostels in the Historic Center, El Rodadero and Taganga). Extra cost for transport in places outside the urban perimeter
The departure is from Santa Marta at 5:00 am, they will be picking you up at your hotel, leaving for Palmor in a 4X4 car on a trip that lasts about 3.5 hours. Upon arriving in Palmor, you will have breakfast in a restaurant in the town, after you will be transported to the Cherua region, by car, towards the indigenous village of Tunangaja. From where the car drop us off to the indigenous villag, a low difficulty walk (about 20 minutes) is made, from this town we will depart to the walks of the day. The first stop will be to visit a farm where lulo is harvested, you will taste the juice of this fruit and you will learn about its cultivation. Then you will move to a waterfall where you can take a relaxing bath and return to continue sharing with the indigenous community. You will spend the night at a farm in the region or in the indigenous village if there is availability.
After breakfast, there will be an ecological walk that lasts approximately 4 hours and a half, an initial ascent of about 300 meters is made, it continues along the edge of the mountain descending progressively again. In this walk some plants will be identified, some stops can be made to enjoy the views of the surroundings and rest. At the end we will have lunch in a farm.
During the afternoon we will do a coffee tour, we will see the crops and processes. Dinner is servedin the night.
After breakfast we will go to Palmor, to get to know the hydroelectric plant, the pride of the locals and the only one of its kind in Colombia, where with the help of an expert we will learn a little about its history and how the energy used by the town is produced cleanly. At the end we will leave for a farm where we will learn about the honey production process. Here we will experience what beekeepers live in their daily activity (under appropriate safety levels). After the activity we will have lunch to leave for Santa Marta.
If the tourist wishes to bring donations to the natives, please consult with the guide or agency which are the most appropriate items to donate to them.
It is possible to buy products grown and / or manufactured by locals, consult directly with your guide where and how to get them.