Discover the astonishing hills of Mavecure, surrounded by beautiful orange rivers, white sand beaches, Amazon jungle and the indigenous communities; in addition to that, spend one night in at the Mavecure Hills.
MAVECURE HILLS –
In one of the most isolated places in Colombia, in the Guainia department, we can find the Mavecure Hills. Three imposing rocks that elevate over the Colombian Amazon jungle, with up to 800 meters high and, in the middle of which, runs the majestic Inirida river that harbors the ancestral nature of some indigenous communities that live there. Simply, it is one of the most isolated places but one of the amazing ones in our country. These rocks belong to the Guyanes shield, one of the oldest geological formations on earth.
This is an enchanting travel through the beautiful rivers of the Colombian Amazon jungle, in which we will be visiting the imposing Mavecure Hills and its surrounding indigenous communities. The travel that is described above is a magical trip that takes us deep in the Amazon jungle, through its beautiful and diverse rivers, where we will have the possibility to observe its contrast and, besides, spend the night in one of its beaches with bright and starry sky above us. Climb to one of its summits, take a bath in one of the spectacular rivers, share with the indigenous communities, and observe the biological and cultural diversity present in this beautiful, yet savage territory, are the main attractions that this amazing experience offers.
This experience starts at the airport César Gaviria in the city of Inirida. There we will meet with the guide and head to the hotel. We will check in and leave our luggage to head to the Sabanitas indigenous community located 15 minutes away by car. There we will have lunch, a typical indigenous preparation, while they let us know a bit about their customs and show us how thy process the cassava with poisonous yucca. One of the main feeding sources in the Amazon. Likewise, we will watch the process of preparation of the catara, mañoco and starch, edible products extracted from the yucca. In the afternoon, we will enjoy of a pleasant bath in the water of the beautiful oranges waters of the river that crosses the indigenous community. Then we will be back to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
Altitude in Inirída: 95 meters.
Bogotá – Inírida flight duration: 1.5 hours.
Road trip to the Sabanitas Community: 15 min.
Early in the morning we will sail towards the north through the Inirida river to the Estrella Fluvial, a place very important worldwide because is where many rivers such Guaviare, Inirida, Orinoco and Atabapo are born. At this point, we will be able to appreciate the spectacle that the confluence of the different sources of water brings; we will be able to see how white waters merge with dark waters. Afterwards, we will head to a place known as Maviso, where we will have the opportunity to have a bath in the red waters of the Atabapo River and enjoy its beautiful beaches of white sand.
At noon, we will go across the river to Amanaven in the department of Vichada, there, we will enjoy of a typical lunch. Afterward, we will sail the Inirida River for about three ours till we find in the horizon the gigantic Mavecure Hills. In our way we will be able to sight native birds and watch the dance of the pink dolphins. Once there, we will visit the community of El Remanso, who will offer us some amenities for our staying; later on we will go across the river and over the golden beaches, at the foot of the majestic hills we will set up our camp. At the end of the afternoon we will be able to bathe in the river and enjoy the view toward the vastness of the jungle, whose protagonists will always be the immense rocky bodies that radiate us with their energy during our stay. Later on, we will share dinner with local indigenous and get pick of their culture and customs, then we will rest in our campsite.
Base of Mavecure Hills altitude: 120 meters.
Boat trip Inírida – Estrella Fluvial: 45 min.
Boat trip Estrella Fluvial – Inírida – Mavecure Hills: 3 hours.
Distance Inírida – Estrella Fluvial: 33 km.
Distance Inírida – Cerros de Mavecure: 67 km.
In the morning we will let the magic of the path catch us, while we are heading to Mavecure Hill summit. The silence of the place and its different scents typical of the variety of vegetation, embellish and stimulate the ascent, making the transit pleasant and quiet. Once we reach the summit we will enjoy the amazing view of the vast Amazon rainforest and the neighbor hills El Mono y El Pajarito. This is a proper place for meditation and to receive the energy coming from the rock, as well as to be in harmony with nature and to thank.
After each traveler enjoys the summit, we will descent and sail the river to Caño San Joaquin, where we will be able to enjoy its white beaches and bathe in its beautiful dark red waters. We will have lunch in El Remanso community and then, we will head to Caño Matraca to observe the pink dolphins and thus, we will finish our day with a beautiful sunset in Puerto Inirida.
Mavecure Hills base altitude: 120 meters
Mavecure Hilss top altitude: 445 meters
Hiking: 1.5 hours.
Boat trip Cerros de Mavecure – Caño San Joquín: 15 min.
Boat trip Cerros de Mavecure – Caño Matraca – Inírida: 2 hours.
Distance Inírida – Cerros de Mavecure: 67 km.
In our last day, we will head to the farm Flor de Inírida, where we will walk through a magical path that will allow us to get familiar with the different plants we can find in the jungle and its uses, valuing the powerful ancestral knowledge that the indigenous have had for centuries. Also, we will learn the utility of the traps that they use to hunt and fish, the way indigenous people provide food to their families. In our way we will learn as well, about the Inírida Flower and endemic plant with special characteristics, which is related to many myths and traditional tales. We will spend the last part of the journey getting to know and sharing the local culture and customs, given that they generously, open their territory for our enrichment and learning. We will have a typical lunch in the site.
Once we finish our activities, we will head to the airport to take a fly back to Bogota.
Note: in case the fly back is due to departure before noon, the activity will start early in the morning and will not include lunch.
Flight Inírida – Bogotá: 1.5 hours
Road trip to finca Flor de Inírida and airport: 15 min. each way.
We can leave on the date you prefer, prior coordination
+ This journey is suitable for people of any age, included children.
+ It is highly recommended to have the Yellow Fever shot at least 10 days prior traveling.
+ The camping night at Mavecure Hills’ beaches depends on the month. In case the river currents are high we will spend the night at El Remanso, an indigenous community located in front of the Mavecure Hills, where we can sleep in beds, hammocks or tends according to availability.
- A small backpack.
- Cloths suitable for fresh weather that includes a pair of pants and a long sleeve shirt.
- A light sweater or jacket
- A raincoat poncho like
- Bathing suit
- Small towel
- A pair of hiking shoes and a pair of sandal or two pair of shoes.
- Sun glasses
- Photographic camera
- Torch/Flash light
- Insect repellent
- Non plastic water bottle (thermo)
- A small personal hygiene kit and personal medicines.
- A pair of big plastic bags to protect your cloths from water and to keep your garbage.
- ID Card
DO NOT LEAVE ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT
• AVOID BUYING BOTTLED WATER
• DON’T USE STRAWS IN YOUR BEVERAGE
• USE AS LITTLE PLASTIC BAGS AS POSSIBLE
• USE RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES FOR YOUR FLASHLIGHT
• PUT THE GARBAGE IN THE PROPER PLACE
• SEPARATE THE GARBAGE AND RECYCLE
• DON’T USE SOAP WHEN BATHING IN RIVERS
• DON’T TAKE ANY BIOLOGICAL MATERIAL WITH YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE THE PLACE
$ 1.199.000 COP
+ Guide during the whole trip.
+ Medical Assistance Insurance.
+ Permission to access to the indigenous communities.
+ Privet ground and water transport service to all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
+ Accommodation: 2 nights in a hotel, one night camping.
+ Camping equipment: tend, mat and sleeping bag.
+ Meals: from lunch in the first day until lunch in the fourth day.
+ All activities described in the itinerary.
+ Airplane tickets. The price of the tickets round trip from Bogotá may vary from $600,000 COP to $800,000 COP. If you wish, we can buy the tickets for you or we can advise you in the purchase.
+ Inírida tourism taxes: $30,000 COP
+ Expenses not specified in the plan.
It is an spectacular place…the rivers with white beaches, the red and orange shades in their water, the infinite Amazon jungle, the wisdom of the indigenous communities and the incredible Mavecure Hills, all of that makes this a charming trip. The organization from SAWA was excellent; it shows the love and respect for the place.
Absolutely EXCELLENT! I like the service, the quality and nature. One of the best experiences I ever had in my country! Very recommended.
Pablo Alvarez Correa
This was a trip full of beautiful landscapes and lovely people. The trip organization was impeccable. Thanks SAWA for this unique and unforgettable experience!