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Duavico and Juan are Mamos of the Arhuaco people of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia.
To be a Mamo is to be the guarantor of the ancestral wisdom of their people. It is to be the guardian of the knowledge that a life in adequacy with the laws of the Nature, allows the Human being and the Earth to heal each other, to finally communicate.
In 2012, the two Mamos brothers decided to plant this seed in a sacred place.
Today it's a land of encounter, discovery and exchange with facets of ecological reserve and a site dedicated to self-knowledge, to healing one's life.
The first way in which we opened up to the world in 2015 was through the volunteer project. It allows all types of people to take part in the work carried out on the site (practising traditional agriculture, building living spaces and interaction between the Arhuacos and visitors, participating in the daily life of an indigenous family...). In return, these volunteers are taught the rules of Arhuacan life in order to find balance, strength and tranquillity in their personal lives, as well as regular spiritual work to learn to "look within oneself".
Welcome to you who wish to discover our site, bearer of a profound message for the heart of Man and Mother Earth.
Trabajo de caridad
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda en una granja
Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
Volunteers are taught the Arhuaco way of life to find balance, strength and tranquillity in their personal lives, as well as regular spiritual work to learn to "look within oneself".
The Mamos, who represent the guardians of the ancestral wisdom of the Arhuaco people, offer a complete process that combines work on the body, emotions, mind and spirit.
The site is located 10 km from the village of El Molino in the mountains of the Guajira facing the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, at an altitude of 700 m. You will be immersed in the heart of a lush nature, bathed in the tranquility and peace that emanates from the place.
Sundays are usually reserved for contemplative walks in the mountains to welcome and bring forth the wisdom that the mountains represent according to Arhuaca knowledge.
The baths are taken directly at the river, in a place filled with magic and intense wild fauna and flora.
The conviviality with the Arhuacos is an exceptional life experience because of the natural joy and happiness that emanates from these human beings with their luminous eyes and singing voices. Immersing yourself in the heart of the Arhuaca culture, you will have the opportunity to discover the process of designing the famous "mochila Yuru Tutu", the traditional Arhuaco bag, or the clothing worn and woven by the men of the tribe. The children and other family members enjoy teaching you the basics of Iku, their native language.
The whole process of coffee and chocolate making is also part of the discoveries you will have the opportunity to make with us.
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
Whoever you are, whatever you can do with your hands, come and meet us !
Here are some of the regular activities that the volunteers who visit us take part in:
● Traditional agriculture with the cultivation of maize, beans, squash, bananas, sugar cane, cassava, coffee, cocoa, malanga...
● Building and maintaining a vegetable garden as well as an ornamental garden
● Helping with the preparation of traditional arhuaca cuisine
● Planting trees as part of a reforestation project
● Bringing in wood from the forest
● Collecting Coca leaves in the traditional arhuaca way
● Construction of traditional arhuaca houses and sacred places "Kankurua"
(traditional arhuaca construction dedicated to group reflection on community life and arhuaco spiritual work)
● Decoration of the places built, artistic work
And many other things depending on the needs of the moment!
The facilities you can enjoy during your stay:
Horses, mules and donkeys for the arrival on site.
Rooms with hammocks (we have blankets on site but it is advisable to bring your own for comfort).
A kitchen available for volunteers for convenience. Daily meals are organised and prepared by the arhuaca family on site.
Dry toilets as well as conventional toilets under shelter.
The provision of fully potable spring water extracted directly from the surrounding springs.
The site has no electricity or telephone coverage, offering complete tranquillity (there is, however, the possibility of connecting to the 3g network 30 minutes' walk up the mountain).
No alcohol or drugs are allowed on the premises.
Come and develop qualities of personal will, passion, patience, calm and inner peace, centredness and clarity of mind; in the midst of a complete and preserved Nature, in the company of one of the rare root peoples who have kept their way of life and ancestral wisdom intact. These people are waiting for you with the wish to converse and exchange with you on their culture and vision of the Universe, from their joy of living and their natural humour which will know how to enchant you.
So see you soon and "Duni" (meaning thank you in Iku) we are waiting for you!
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
we can accept dogs, cats... Here we have a cat, a dog and horses, cows... Please contact us before coming with a pet to organize your stay.
Más de dos
4 hours a day, 5 days a week minimum, variable according to the season and the needs of the moment