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Museo Chairama And Sendero Nueve Piedras - Other Activity - Colombia

At CaƱaveral, visitors to PNN Tayrona can learn a bit more about Tayrona culture. Museo Chairama has a 7,000-piece collection of items from that pre-Hispanic culture, displayed in two galleries. The artifacts are from El Pueblito and other sites within the park.

Beginning at the museum, is Sendero Nueve Piedras (Distance: approximately 1 km, Difficulty: easy-medium, Duration: 0.5 hr). The interpretive trail, which cuts through the jungle to nine rocks that the Tayrona nation used for rituals, explains Tayrona cosmology. The hike ends at El Mirador, with great views of the coast.


CaƱaveral sector, Northwest of the mouth of the Rƭo Piedras

Parque Nacional

CaƱaveral sector, Northwest of the mouth of the Rƭo Piedras

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

(Km 37, Santa Marta-Riohacha highway)

Natural Tayrona

(Km 37, Santa Marta-Riohacha highway)


Other Activity

Getting There

The museum and trail are at the CaƱaveral sector. From Castilletes Sector, it is about a 15-minute walk; from Arrecifes, about 45 minutes.

Travel Tips:

Aviatur offers a guided tour of the Sendero Nueve Piedras, which continues on to Arrecifes and La Piscina (2-3 hr).

Price Description:

Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.

Travel Skills: beginner/easy.

You Need to Bring:

Take water, snacks, insect repellent, sun block, hat.

Hiking the trails to El Pueblito, and from Calabozo to CaƱaveral. Snorkeling at La Piscina; swimming at Playa Nudista beyond Cabo San Juan del Guƭa and at Bahƭa Concha and Bahƭa Neguanje. Special scuba from Taganga or Santa Marta.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 5-420-4504

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