Travel to Los Cerros de Mavecure and the Guanía region
• Get to know a place whose name was given by the wise Humboldt: the Estrella Fluvial del Sur, where the Orinoco, Inírida, Guaviare and Atapabo rivers meet.
• Camp at the foot of the Cerros de Mavecure, alongside the Venado indigenous community.
• Explore Guanía which, in the local indigenous language, means “land of many waters”.
• Pass through the spectacular landscapes of the Orinoquía region and one of the country’s best-preserved sections of the Amazon jungle.
• Discover the ancestral land of native populations including the Puinaves, Curripacos and Piapocos.
• The journey begins before midday in Inírida. We can arrange flights with Satena or you can book them separately - just ask!
• We will have time to settle in at the hotel and have lunch.
• Alongside our experienced indigenous guides, Tomás or Javier, we will either walk or row (depending on water levels) to the Las Brujas lagoon. En route, we will be regaled by our guides with legends and stories from their unique culture.
• Just 5 minutes away from Inírida, this lagoon is truly an oasis, a shelter for wildlife and numerous bird species, as well as the home of legends of the area’s local communities.
• We will return to the hotel for dinner.
• We will begin the day with breakfast.
• This will be followed by a boat trip along the River Inírida to the town of Amanaven, on the banks of the River Guaviare.
• We will then make our way to "Estrella Fluvial del Sur" or "Estrella de Humboldt", where the rivers Guaviare, Atabapo and Inírida meet. This important wetland area has been recognised internationally as an area for protection.
• The next stop is the Maviso rock, where we can take some time out to swim in the Atabapo River.
• We will make our way back to Inírida for lunch.
• In the afternoon, we will take a boat trip along the River Inírida to the Cerros de Mavecure: immense table-top mountains that form part of the Escudo Guayanés, the oldest mountain range on earth (more than 1.7 billions years old. ).
• We will head to the indigenous community of El Venado, where we will set up camp in what is surely the best place to go camping in Colombia: on the banks of the River Inírida, between the Pajarito, Mono and Mavecure mountains.
• If you want, you can bathe in the river before we take a short walk to get to know the El Venado community, where we will stop for dinner. There will be free time afterwards in order to explore the community.
• We will spend the night in our camp, enjoying utter tranquility and total silence.
• In the morning, accompanied by our local indigenous guide, we will climb the Mavecure or Pajarito mountain (depending on whether we had time to climb either the day before). The peaks of these table-top mountains offer a truly unique and unrivalled view of this ecological refuge and stunning jungle which is home to ancient indigenous customs and ancestral knowledge.
• After making our way back down, we will head to the Caño de San Joaquín, where we will enjoy a refreshing dip in the middle of the jungle, in a unique burgundy coloured river (which gets its colour from the leaves of the jungle trees).
• We will return to camp for lunch in this stunning landscape.
• As we make our way back to Inírida, we will make a stop at the estuary of the Caño Matraca, where we will spot fresh water dolphins.
• We will have dinner in Inírida and spend the night in the hotel.
• Today will be spent visiting indigenous groups and artisanal communities around the city (90% of Guanía’s population is made up of indigenous communities).
• First we will visit Los Pozos, which is known for its variety of ornamental fish.
• Accompanied by our guide Álvaro, we will head to the indigenous community of Sabanita. En route we will get to see a number of walking trails, conucos (traditional indigenous crop cultivations) and more.
• Upon arrival at Sabanita, we will learn in depth about the community’s culture and traditions.
• Lunch will be followed by a dip in the Caño Sabanita.
• Our next stop will be the El Coco community (known for handicrafts made from clay and the local chiqui-chiqui fibre).
• As we make our way around the area’s plains, our guide will tell us all about the birth and philosophy of the curripaco people. We will then have time to swim in one of the rivers (depending on the water level), try some of the region’s typical delicacies and walk along rural paths.
• We will return to the hotel for dinner.
• The day will begin with a visit to the Savannas de la Flor de Inírida, where we will observe this endemic flower in its home.
• We will make our way up the Vitina mountain, which offers spectacular views of the Amazonian savannah, the hydraulic richness of this “land of many waters” and the transition point of the Orinoquía region into the Amazon.
• Depending on the water level, we will have a dip in the Caño Vitina, before visiting the indigenous artisanal community of Coco.
• We will return to the hotel for lunch.
It includes:• Refrigerator with ice and drinks during the activities.
• All the activities outlined in the itinerary.
• All boat trips and land transport included in the itinerary.
• Airport pick-up and drop-off.
• Camping gear for night 3.
• Accomodation: 1 night camping on the beah (depending on availability it could be changed the location, and you can spend the night in the community)
•Accomodation: 3 nights in a hotel in Puerto Inírida (includes en suite bathroom, television, wifi and restaurant)
• All meals included: from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 5, meals to be taken in local restaurants and in the hotel.
• Travel insurance.
• Local guides.
does not include:• Flights Bogotá - Puerto Inírida - Bogotá (we can arrange these for you - just ask!)
• Not included expenses
• Water sports
• Personal expenses
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