Baja, Mexico to
Panama 3 years and 2500 miles
Sea Kayak from California to Colombia:
Goals & Objectives
The main goal of this expedition is to learn and write about the culture and lifestyle of the native peoples (Mayans, Kekchi, Garifuna, Miskitos, Pech, Embera, Wounan, Kuna, Nogbe, etc.). The lifestyles and skills of indigenous peoples are one of the keys to the preservation of our earth’s precious eco-systems. Minimizing our impact upon them, we will learn how to live from the land and the sea to become self-sufficient ourselves. We will document those skills, their lifestyles and the influence of development on their environments and lives. We will use a variety of media to send a strong message that will sensitize the people following our progress to humanitarian, and environmental and cultural preservation issues.
(For additional information, we invite you to visit Native Planet).
It is our intention to share our experiences by:
Why a sea kayak expedition?
Sea kayaking offers one of the best low-impact ways to penetrate untouched jungles via their waterways and approach nature and its inhabitants without disturbing them. It will facilitate our interaction with indigenous people. We won't come as high-tech tourists, but like them: as people living from the land and sea.
Maps & Itineraries
Includes the following:
We encourage everybody concerned about environmental and Indigenous peoples issues to read our document "Indigenous Peoples" on Native Planet. In it, we thoroughly discuss topics ranging from the threats they face, the importance of cultural preservation, our motives, intentions and impact, some ways you can help them, and how our expedition is involved in supporting their cause.