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Cerros de Mavecure

In the footsteps of Alexander Von Humboldt we fly from Bogota to Puerto Inirida on the border of Colombia with Venezuela. Our adventure will start in this little town, capital of the Guainia department. Over the Rio Inirida we will go by boat upstream through the Colombian Amazon. Here we see four gigantic stones arising out of the dense jungle. At the foot of the biggest stone lies our destination, the Indian village ‘El Remanso’’.

The Cerros de Mavecure are the remains of the oldest mountains in Latin America. The area is inhabited by several Indian communities, the Puinave of El Remanso is one of them and this is where we will stay for the night. In the summer it is possible to camp on one of the Cerros which we will include when possible. From camp we will have amazing views over the jungle.

Generally we offer packages of 5 days/4 nights including the days we need to travel from Bogota to Inirida and back. From these 4 nights we stay 1 or 2 nights in Inirida and 2 or 3 nights at the Cerros de Mavecure with an Indian community or on the rivers beach in the dry season. On request we can arrange packages of more days so other interesting destinations in the area can be visited. One of these options is a tour to 'El Caño Bocon', a branch of the Inirida River, which takes 6 hours by boat to get to the small waterfall where there is a great abundance of fish (Bocon). Other possible destinations are down the Inirida river in the direction of 'La Estrella Fluvial del Sur', where the rivers Inirida, Orinoco, Atabapo and the Guaviare come together.

The second package that we offer in this region is a program to ‘Raudal Alto’, a tour of minimal of 6 days. This is a program with even more adventure where we will spend a lot of time in the boat and have to cross several currents. Sometimes it is even necessary to drag the boat along these currents over the river bank or jungle. During this trip we will sleep at Indian communities or on the river beaches in the dry season.

Important:
these above mentioned packages bring you to very remote areas. We offer these programs as being very adventurous and the accommodation is very basic as we will sleep in hammocks and or tents. It is necessary to be vaccinated against yellow fever and you need to be able to show your card. Travel as light as possible with clothes that are suitable for a warm and humid climate and for the night clothes with long sleeves and long trousers. Further more you need an healthy and an adventurous spirit, especially for the option 'Raudal Alto'. When planning this package please keep in mind the days of the week you want to travel as there are only a couple of flights per week to Inirida so this package can't start just any day of the week. 

Cerros de Mavecure

Zonsondergang op Inirida Rivier

Camping aan de Inirida Rivier

Raudal Alto

Het maken van casave

Day 1
Flight Bogota-Inirida with Satena. Arrival in Inirida and transport to the hotel in the center. the rest of the afternoon/evening we use to explore the village, buy our last supplies and to register our travel route at the army and the police (obligated for this tour). Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 2
In the morning transport to the harbor of Inirida from which we leave by boat in the direction of 'El Remanso', an Indian community at the foot of the Cerros de Mavecure. It will take us around 3 hours to get there and we will see some other Indian communities on our way, where we can make a stop. When we arrive in El Remanso, depending on the group and season we will set up our camp in the Indian village or on one of the rivers beaches or on top of one of the Cerros. In the afternoon we have some time to explore El Remanso and learn something about their cultural habits and ways of life (like the Cassave and Fariña process). In the evening when the sun goes down we go fishing in the river Raudal El Remanso where we can also see some freshwater dolphins. We spend the night in hammocks or tents.

Day 3
Early in the morning we start to climb Cerro de Mavecure. On top of Cerro de Mavecure we have a great view over the Inirida river below and the jungle. After we go down again, we have our lunch and take a swim in the river and we go to the other side of the Inirida river for a walk over the savanna plains and to look for the Flor de Inirida, a flower species that can only be found in this area. If we still have the energy we can climb another cerro (Cerro el Diablo) for some views over the savanna. We spend the night in hammocks or tents.

Day 4
Free morning to enjoy the river and its surrounding, at the end of the morning we go with the boat back to Inirida. Once arrived at the harbor our transport will bring us back to the hotel. In the afternoon we will take motortaxis to the Indian community Coco Viejo. Here the Guaviare river and the Inirida river come together and we can watch a great sunset on our last night in Guainia. Accommodation in the hotel.

Day 5
Transport to the airport of Inirida and flight to Bogota with Satena. End of the program.

Inclusive:
- National flight Bogota-Inirida-Bogota
- Transport and transfers mentioned in the program
- Boat with pilot and gasoline
- 2 nights in a hotel in Inirida
- 2 nights in a tent or hammock
- Activities and tours mentioned in the program
- Local guide
- DE UNA guide
- Cook for the preparation of the meals when we are traveling
- Food (meals and snacks for on the road) during our stay outside Inirida

Not inclusive:
- Personal expenses
- Tip for local guide and the cook

Optional:
- Extra days to visit more destinations in the area

Important:
Satena only flies on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to Inirida so the above mentioned trip is only possible on Tuesday & Saturday, when you fly on Wednesday the program will be shortened with 1 day and when you fly on Thursday the program will be extended for 1 day. As Satena regularly changes its flight schedule it is recommended to check if the days and or times have changed.

Cerros de Mavecure

Flor de Inirida

Camping op de Cerros

Indianen gemeenschap El Remanso

Zonsondergang op Inirida Rivier

Casave maken

Cerro Mavecure


Day 1
Flight Bogota-Inirida with Satena. Arrival in Inirida and transport to the hotel in the center. The rest of the afternoon/evening we use to explore the village, buy our last supplies and to register our travel route at the army and the police (obligated for this tour). Then we go to the harbor of Inirida from where we leave by boat in the direction of 'El Remanso', an Indian community at the foot of the Cerros de Mavecure. It will take us around 3 hours to get there and we will see some other Indian communities on our way, We spend the night in hammocks or tents.

Day 2
We spend the whole day in the boat on the Inirida river. We will need to get out of the boat several times to drag the boat along the river bank or through the jungle.

Day 3
We spend the whole day in the boat on the Inirida river. We will need to get out of the boat several times to drag the boat along the river bank or through the jungle. In the afternoon we arrive at Caño Mina where we will try to get the boat as close as possible to Raudal Alto, a great waterfall with water the color of Coca Cola.

Day 4
In the morning time to go to the waterfall and Caño Mina and then back in the boat in the direction of Inirida.

Day 5
We spend the whole day in the boat on the Inirida river. We will need to leave the boat several times to drag the boat along the river bank or through the jungle. If we are quick than we might be able to sleep at the Indian community El Remanso at the foot of the Cerros de Mavecure.

Day 6
In the morning with the boat back to Inirida where we arrive in the harbor, from there we go to the airport of Inirida for our flight with Satena to Bogota. End of the program.

Price on request

Inclusive:
- National flight Bogota-Inirida-Bogota
- Transport and transfers mentioned in the program
- Boat with pilot and gasoline
- 5 nights in a tent or hammock
- Activities and tours mentioned in the program
- Local guide
- DE UNA guide
- Cook for the preparation of the meals when we are traveling
- Food (meals and snacks for on the road) during our stay outside Inirida

Not inclusive:
- Personal expenses
- Tip for local guide and the cook

Optional:
- Extra days to visit more destinations in the area

Important:
Satena only flies on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday to Inirida so the above mentioned trip is only possible on Thursday & Saturday, when you fly on Wednesday the program will be extended for 1 day and you have more time at the Cerros de Mavecure. When you fly on Tuesday the program will be extended for 2 days, then we sleep 1 night in Inirida and if there is time as well on top of the Mavecure. As Satena regularly changes its flight schedule it is recommended to check if the days and or times have changed.

Cerro el Mono

Slapen op het strand

Lokale Indianen

Caño Mina

Stranden op Inirida Rivier

Raudal Alto

Grote kano op Inirida Rivier