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Santa Mission and Aratack Tour take you on an incredible Amerindian tribal experience, exploring the rich history of both villages: Santa Mission and Santa Aratack - the homeland of mainly the Arawak and Carib tribes.
Here, you'll walk in the footsteps of Amerindians along the paths they traveled for over a century.
First, visit Santa Mission and see the church and craft center, which sells beautiful craftwork. And may be lucky to get a cassava bread-making demonstration. Then, of course, sit under the century-old silk cotton tree and imagine life when the Dutch traversed the area.
Then, you'll move on to the Aratack's cultural sites and attractions, which allow visitors to learn more about these cultures that have been around for hundreds of years but are quickly disappearing from our world today.
Santa Mission and Aratack Tour Highlights
- Visit the church
- Visit Craft shops
- Learn about the history of the village and the people
- Cassava Bread Making activity
Facts about Santa Aratack and Santa Mission
- Tourism, craft making, and logging are activities that make up the village's economy.
- The village has a nursery, primary school, healthcare center, and a local library.
- In 2008, the village hosted the festivities of Amerindian Heritage Month.
- The village is home to a giant silk cotton tree. The tree was used as a navigation aid on the Demerara River during the Dutch colonial era and is called Kamaka in Lokono, meaning "mother of all trees."
- A monument dedicated to the past toshaos (village chiefs) stands on top of the hill at Santa Mission, along with a kamuni Women's Craft shop.
Santa Mission / Aratack Tour Details
Tour Duration: 6-7 hours
Tour Start time: 9:30 am
We require a minimum of 2-4 people to confirm this tour. The price depends on the number of people.
Santa Mission and Aratack Tour take you on an incredible Amerindian tribal experience. Explore the rich history of Santa Mission and Santa Aratack Village in Guyana, the homeland of mainly the Arawak and Carib tribes.
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- Pick up and drop offs at a specific address
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