Photo Tour Kogi Village 3 days


JUN 2022








Why this photo tour

Many travelers discover the Caribbean coast of Colombia, but few have the chance to have an authentic experience in a traditional Kogui village. In this trip, you will have the chance to travel through territories closed to tourism for decades, and share authentic experiences in a Kogui community.


Photo opportunities


Hiking on ancestral Tayronas trails


Immersion & experience with Koguis families


Breathtaking sunrises


The chance to document traditional Koguis activities


A unique meeting with the Mamo, the village shaman


The epic landscapes and the view of the snow-covered Pic Colon and Bolivar

day by day

Detailed itinerary

Photo Tour Kogui Village


Santa Marta Kogui Village

Early departure from Santa Marta or Minca to a small settlement in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, which will be our starting point Meeting with our Kogui guide and preparation of the mules. We’ll start the 2h30 trek to the indigenous village. Arrival to the village and meeting with our hosts. Installation of the hammocks and lunch. Visit of the village and photographic activities. Cooking with our hosts. Night and rest.

  • 1h45
  • Hammocs
  • 2h30
  • L,D
Photo Tour Kogui Village


Kogui Activities

This morning we will witness an epic sunrise with a magnificent view of the indigenous Kogui village. If we are lucky there will be a little bit of mist to give more atmosphere to our pictures. After a local Kogui breakfast, we will head to a refreshing bath at the river, and enjoy the waterfalls. Before lunch, we’ll participate to a trapiche activity, which consist in processing the sugar cane. In the afternoon, head to meet a new family at the Mamo’s house. Rest and meeting with the family. Night chat with the Mamo to answer all your questions about the culture.

  • B, L, D
  • Hammocks
  • 1h
Photo Tour Kogui Village


Sunrise & Traditionnal Activities

A new replenishing sun will be offered to us this morning, with a breathtaking view on the whole valley and a new Kogi village. Last photography activity with the Kogis, documenting the Coca Leave harvest and the weaving of the traditional backpacks. It will already be time to say goodbye to the family. Hike 2h. Lunch in the settlement and Transfer back in 4×4, arriving in Santa Marta around 4pm.

  • B, L
  • 2h
  • 1h45


Selected hotels


Places we will visit


Included in the tour


  • Professional Photographer & Instructor
  •  All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  •  Accommodation in hammocks
  • Transportation in 4*4

Not included

  • International Flight
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurances
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips


Prices & details


Usd /Person

  • Minimum deposit : 250 Usd
  • 5% discount on your next trip
  • 25 $ comission if you refer a friend
  • Guaranteed refund on D-15 in case of sanitary emergency


Sign in to your photo tour

I’d be pleased to hear from you, so if you have any questions about this photo tour, and would like to sign in, please send me a message.

Tristan Photographer

What ? How ? When ?

Frequently Asked Questions

Of course ! Workshops are designed for all categories : from beginner to advanced. So if you are novice in photography I would recommend you a beginner photography workshop which is a very good place to start with.

These photo tours are designed by photographers, for photographers… As experts of the destinations, we have worked hard to select the corners that best reflect the light and moments.. Easy hikes, where the days are punctuated by many spontaneous breaks, the ideal way to connect with the elements that surround us and take the time to frame before pressing the shutter release.

It will mainly depend on the main topic of the day wether the focus is on people, landscape or wildlife. We will live to the rhythm of light and weather phenomena. Always ahead of time, from dusk to dawn, playing with relief, contrasts and shadows…

On landscape assignement a typical day will consist of taking advantage of the lights that are present at sunrise and sunset. Depending on the weather and other factors such as fatigue, we may stay a few hours in hotels to devote ourselves to photo post-processing.

Once you book a photo tour, we’ll give you a road book with detailed information including a packing list.  We’ll advise you on what are the best clothes to bring, what practical accessories you might need, and of course what photography gear we recommend. 

In general, we recommend an SLR camera, a range of lenses, and spare memory cards (or film) and batteries. For landscapes filters and tripods are recommended as well.  It helps to bring a computer with editing software. 

Anyway we’ll give you tailor-made information about the workshop you’re interested in.

Yes sure !. Obviously, there are thieves in every big city in the world, and anything can happen anywhere, but by being a little careful with your things and not being clueless, nothing should happen.


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