You will fly into Bucaramanga airport and will be picked up by our team who will whisk you away to the little town of Barichara, tucked away in the heart of this stunning country to explore, learn Spanish and contribute to 3 different projects which are environmentally and community orientated.
Reforestation: Supporting the Barichara fire brigade who want us to help create, from start to finish, a fully functioning and fully stocked tree nursery. Reconstructing local houses: Working with experienced builders, to rebuild the damaged areas of the houses, due to flooding. School renovation: Repaint a sports field for a rural school near the community of Guane.
You will visit workshops involving local cigar and the tobacco trade, coffee production, ceramic, stone carving, culinary workshops such as open fire roasted goat and flying ants and basket weaving.
Experience trekking along the ancient 300-year-old colonial royal footpath known as ‘el camino real’, from Guane to Barichara and the Barichara to Cabrerra route which takes you to both sides of the Canyon Suarez
Monday to Friday there will be 2 x 45, minute Spanish lessons everyday, delivered by accredited and licensed teachers following a short test to establish your level.
Local family run hostel in the town of Barichara.
2 meals a day provided. Dinner will be extra in one of the many cafes in town. Budget about $10 per meal.