Experience hosted by Gabriel Ernesto

2 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

The hike begins at the high part of the town of Barichara. There we will cross the "MONCORA" Eco-park to get to the trail. Then, we will take an ancient trail which used to connect with one of the Royal Roads of the region. After a couple of kms, we will arrive on a road that will lead us to the farm where the Indian pictograms are painted. There, we will enjoy the refreshing wind, and take the view of these magic paintings while I try to explain their meaning.
We will continue our hike to the house of the Daughter of Ms. Felicia. There, her daughter and granddaughter who very proudly still keep some of their descendant's traditions like the making of the "Chicha" the Indian wine and the making of the clay pots, will show us and teach us how the Guane Indians used to make the pots that were used for many different rituals like marriage ceremonies and burial ceremonies.
We'll continue our hike to a rural shopping store, where we will enjoy some refreshing beverages, local snacks and take part in a cool game called "bolo criollo", which we could translate to rural or native Bowling. After learning so much from this culture, we will continue hiking to the town of Guane using a small portion of the net of ancient Royal Roads. To end the experience we will enter the Anthropological and paleontological museum of Guane where we will see an Indian mummy and some ancient art craft.
Other things to note
This is an 8 km hike, with temperatures that can raise up to 28 degrees, so please bring extra water and comfortable hiking wear.
The hike begins at the high part of the town of Barichara. There we will cross the "MONCORA" Eco-park to get to the trail. Then, we will take an ancient trail which used to connect with one of the Royal Roads of the region. After a couple of kms, we will arrive on a road that will lead us to the farm where the Indian pictograms are painted. There, we will enjoy the refreshing wind, and take the view of these magic paintings while I try to explain…

What's included

  • Food
    local and typical snack
  • Equipment
    Photo Album

Meet your host, Gabriel Ernesto

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • Identity verified
I'm one of the few bilingual guides, local operators of Barichara and a passionate lover of nature. I have been working for national tourism agencies as a guide or tour operator for the past years and have practiced trekking and camping for more than 20 years, the reason that I decided to begin studying Touristic Guidance and by May of 2020, I'll have received my professional guide license. I performed customer service for many different companies for more than 20 years. I lived in the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico and different regions of this amazing country full of magic, nature and wildlife called Colombia.
I'm one of the few bilingual guides, local operators of Barichara and a passionate lover of nature. I have been working for national tourism agencies as a guide or tour operator for the past years and have practiced trekking and camping for more than 20 years, the reason that I decided to begin studying Touristic Guidance and by May of 2020, I'll have received my professional guide license. I performed customer service for many different companies for more than 20 years. I lived in the United St…
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Where you'll be

The rock with the Indian pictograms, it's a two square meter ceiling under a big rock with ancient paintings from the Guane Indians.
Ms. Felicia's house is the home of the lady who was declared a national cultural heritage for being the last guane descendant. there we will learn how to make pottery the way the Indians used to do it.
the museum. has many ancient art crafts.
the last place, the town of guane is a colonial town from the 1700s

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Extra Water

Sun block