We will depart from Santa Marta at 5:30 am towards the Santa Marta-Ciénaga route to reach the valley of the Toribio and Córdoba rivers. In this gallery forest we will observe among many, an endemic species that is the Caribbean Guacharaca (Ortalis Garula) “Chesnut Chachalaca” among other Cosmopolitan species.
From there we go to the Santa Marta swamp to a private dock, which we will arrive at 6:30 A.M. In this place we will have a typical Magdalenense breakfast (Cayeye with eggs to taste, cheese and drink of your choice available).
Once we have finished having breakfast 7:00 AM, we will embark on a boat that will lead us along the right bank of the Ciénaga (which has 400 thousand hectares), During the tour we can observe different species of birds in addition to the fishermen using their fishing gear. Then we will go to the PalatíFIC villages (Buena Vista and Nueva Venecia).
These communities have more than 200 years of having established their homes in the middle of the Cienagas de Pájaro and Pajarales and in this place they develop all their activities. They are fishing villages native to the Chimilas Indigenous.
First we will cross the town of Buenavista and then we will dock in New Venice at about 9:00 A.M., where we will walk through the town visiting the communal hall, the Church and the school. There we can appreciate the modus vivendi of these communities.
At about 10:30 or 11:00 A.M. We will take the boat to return to the pier from where we started, in this place we will have lunch at about 12:30 P.M. This will be a typical Cienaguera meal, consisting of Fish, Coconut Rice, Patacones and salad, with a fish soup entree.
Next we will take our transport around 2:00 P.M. and we will take the route to the Vía Parque Isla de Salamanca until kilometer 26 where we can observe some boreal migratory birds that come from North America between September and May.
Then we will return to the city of Santa Marta, arriving there between 3:30 and 4:30 P.M.