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RNT No. 645

The Wayuu Origin Route

(7 Nights 8 Days)

The journey through Wayuu Territory is a mythical voyage across the Guajira geography, aiming to uncover the contemporary significance of myths deeply rooted in specific locations on the peninsula. The journey explores hills formed from people turned into mountains, the woman with a toothed vagina, the stone measuring the length of life, sand dunes amidst cloudy mountains, the great stone where the representative signs of each clan are engraved, and the place where Wayuu spirits rest, all composing this sacred geography.

Day 1. Opening the Circle

We begin by opening the circle with an ancestral dance (Yonna) as a welcoming and initiation ceremony into the Wayuu universe. You will immerse yourself in their culture, myths, legends, typical food, and accommodation under a thatched roof where you can sleep in hammocks.

Day 2. Traces of Departure. Riohacha-Uribia-Epitsi-Siapana

At 4 in the morning, seated around the campfire, we share coffee and our dreams from the night before, with the possibility of interpretation by a Wayuu. We enjoy a typical breakfast before boarding a 4x4 vehicle to begin the journey towards Cerro Epitsi (Cerro de la Teta). According to Wayuu mythology, this is the first of the three brothers who emerged from the Sierra and became a mountain. We visit the indigenous boarding school located nearby, interact with some of the young people from the institution, who share local versions of the myths of the area. Later, we continue the journey to Siapana, to the home of a local resident, where we spend the night in beautiful hammocks handcrafted by Wayuu women from the locality.

Day 3. Testing Destiny

We start the day with black coffee to fully wake up, followed by a hearty breakfast to continue the journey to the Piedras de Alasüú. Here, we will meet the traditional authority of the area and possibly some children who will share mythical stories about the totem marks, explaining how they ceased to be "like goats" so that each clan could have its own identity. Continuing the journey, we head higher into La Guajira, towards Punta Espada and the El Paraíso rancheria. There, the Uriana family will take us to Taluwayuupana or the Stone of Destiny, sharing the mythical stories their ancestors have told about this place. The brave can test how long or short their destiny will be by trying to enter the stone's slit; some may pass, and others may not. In the afternoon, we continue to Nazareth and rest at Dora's house, which offers accommodation in hammocks. Its location provides a pleasant rest and a dawn filled with the songs and colors of birds flying around while they eat mangoes and other fruits.

Day 4. The Challenge

A substantial breakfast is essential because the journey that begins today involves a steep hike to conquer the second mythological hill, Itojoro, or Itojolou (Toasted Corn), standing at 432 steep meters above sea level. From here, you will enjoy a 360-degree view, including a panoramic vista of Nazareth and the Macuira mountain range. The vegetation, with its gray and silver colors, along with the rocks that form the hill's base, serve as a backdrop to the green and reddish colors of the naked Wayuu and olive trees, among other features, all of which have multiple uses for the Wayuu. After a rich and exhausting journey, we return to Dora's house to rest.

In the late afternoon, there will be an opportunity to explore the town, visit the hospital with special thatched areas for Wayuu accompanying their patients, interact with the local population, appreciate, and purchase the finest textiles from La Guajira.

Day 5. The Origin. Nazareth-Punta Gallinas

After breakfast, the route takes us to the Wotkasainru’u creek, where, according to Wayuu mythology, Worunka, the woman with the toothed vagina, gave birth to Wayuu human life and the colors of birds. We then proceed to Aleewolu’u dune, where the Wayuu used to gather with Maleiwa (their God) to share their conflicts and projects. Permission is sought from the spirits, recognizing the power attributed to the location. The journey continues to the northernmost part of South America, Punta Gallinas, the energetic gateway to Colombia and South America. Here, you can let go of negative vibes and recharge with new energies. Before leaving, take time to enjoy the beautiful dunes of Taroa, an inspiration for capturing spectacular photographs. Accommodation.

Day 6. Punta Gallinas - Cabo de La Vela

After breakfast, we depart for Cabo de la Vela. Upon arrival, we pause to observe and photograph the beautiful sunset. Later, at the hostel, you will hear some stories about the mythology related to the area.

Day 7. Jepirra: Closing the Circle. Cabo de la Vela-Riohacha

We set out early to take a boat trip to the holiest place for the Wayuu, JEPIRRA, where, according to their mythology, the souls of deceased Wayuu rest. A tribute is offered to the Spirits of these waters as a sign of respect and gratitude for allowing us to learn a little more about their world. It is also a gesture for a tranquil journey and a benevolent future. On the return journey, we head to the beaches of Kamaichi (the third of the three brothers) for a swim in the cold sea waters and to cleanse physical and spiritual impurities. It's a farewell of sorts because, in the spiritual world, everything is connected by invisible threads that intertwine all. We then continue our journey to Manaure and visit the artisanal salt mines, followed by lunch. Afterward, we arrive in Riohacha for accommodation.

Day 8. Riohacha

This day is free for leisure. At the scheduled time, we will transfer you to Almirante Padilla Airport.

Please note that some parts of the text were previously translated and may have minor adjustments for context and readability.

Danza Yonna
Alta Guajira
Cerro La Teta Uribia
Dunas de taroa
Meteorito de Warpana
Tarde de Ranchería

¡Bien! Mensaje recibido

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Included Services

  • Transfers as described

  • 7 nights of accommodation according to the plan

  • Boat transfer to Jepirra

  • Local guides

  • Continuous supply of drinking water

  • Meals: 6 lunches, 7 dinners, 7 breakfasts

  • Medical assistance insurance

  • Wayuu host and interpreter throughout the journey

Not Included Services

  • Breakfast on day 1

  • Beverages

  • Expenses not specified in the program

It is recommended to have a nutritious breakfast before starting the tour on the first day since meals included in the plan start from lunch on day 1.

Optional Tours

  • Bilingual Guide

  • Boat ride on Bahía Hondita

  • Body massage


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RNT No. 645


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