Why this trip ?
Discover the Mavicure or Mavecure hills, a group of three monoliths located in the south-east of Colombia, more precisely 50 km south of the town of Inírida, on the river of the same name. They belong to the Guayanés massif, and have an average height of about 250 m.
This trip is an adventure expedition to one of the most remote areas of the country. The tourist infrastructure is almost non-existent. Travellers have to be able to walk in the sun in stony and sandy terrain. There are no toilets or showers at the campsites, travellers will have access to mobile toilets and will shower in the river without using soap. Travellers must be able to walk with their equipment, so it is advisable to reduce the volume and weight of their equipment.
Rural Tourism with Indigenous Communities: The Cerros de Mavecure is located between the nature reserves of the Venado and Remanso indigenous communities. The development of tourism is progressing slowly. The accommodation offered by the community is basic, not very comfortable but clean, warm and pleasant. We always organise our visits with the indigenous communities.
The indigenous communities that live in this area are in a remote and isolated part of Colombia. Some of the gifts brought back by the travellers are always useful for them, such as: school material, children’s books, clothes in good condition, threads and needles, fishing line, hooks, torch, solar panels and other alternative energy sources.
Highlights of this Trip
Possibility to observe beautiful and rare species of pink and grey dolphins.
Experience a strong connection to Colombia’s roots by hiking its mountains off the beaten track.
Explore these impressive rock formations in the department of Guainía
Day by day
Inirida – Mavecure
Encounter with an ancestral culture Arrival in Inirida. Lunch. You’ll head out to the Cerros of Mavecure, Pajaro, the oldest hills in the world! These sacred sites belong to the Indigenous reservations of the Remanso and Venado communities. Welcome to the Venado community. You’ll hike to the base of the Cerro Diablo to explore the forest. Dinner and overnight in the Venado community.
After breakfast, will we set off towards the hills of Mavecure, Pajaro, and Mono. This natural wonder is a sacred place for its native people. At this point in the Inirida river, the water cascades with a fury between the tepuyes, a powerful thing to witness. Continuing on our journey, you’ll ascend the tepuy to observe the Escudo Guavanes landscapes, ancient rocks in the heart of the jungle. Lunch in the Venado community. You’ll continue to the Almidon indigenous community reservation of the Ceiba, where you’ll enter the Caiman river to access the Redonda, Casabe, and Clara lagoons. Returning to the community, we’ll row with the current of the river and be able to see the freshwater dolphins and the endemic birds of these types of waters. Dinner and overnight in an indigenous cabin in the Ceiba community.
On the path to sustainability
Breakfast. The Ceiba community uses sustainable and productive initiatives to strengthen environmental services. We’ll get to know the Honey Route, with a bee species that are of great promise to sustainability. We’ll move to the mouth of the Orinoco river. We’ll get to see the estrella fluvial of Inirida, and the tributaries of Inirida, Guaviare, Atabapo, and Orinoco. We will pass the Amanaven inspection in the Vichada department. During the journey, you’ll be able to enjoy a swim in the waters of the Atabapo river, before finally arrive at the natural reserve of Moru and have lunch. In the afternoon, we have two options:
1 : We’ll head inside the Mataven jungle to rappeling up to a canopy to arrive at a platform in the treetops.
2 : Rowing activity in the Jota river for fauna and flora watching.
Natural reserve Moru
Selva Mataven Breakfast and hike in the Natural MORU reserve to discover the forests and Mataven jungle in the Vichada department. Transfer to the city of Inirida, check-in at the airport, and return to the city of Bogota.
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