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Community tourism

Difficulty

Low

Duration

Several days

Price:

$0

The final price of the trip may be higher depending on the number of people who sign up
Mavicure Hills  – the Land of Waters

 

A tour of the Inírida river, the sacred place of the Puinaves and Curripacos natives living in the community of El Remanso in the Orinoquía jungle. Discovering the Mavicure hills – an authentic jungle and nature experience admiring the ancient rocks of the Guiana Highlands.

 

The Guania region is called “land of many waters”. Indigenous communities have developed their culture in contact with the jungle for centuries. Their close relationship with the environment has allowed them to live wisely, giving birth to customs and traditions linked to nature. Its culture is the basis of conservation. The tourism makes it possible to discover this paradise and must strengthen the values of the communities.

 

The communities provide accommodation, guidance, food and transportation services. The incomes of the above mentioned benefit the entire community. This associative work creates new projects in order to develop new activities and improve the quality of the services through training and investment in infrastructure.

 

Mavicure Hills – those are three enormous 250 meter-high rocks called Mavicure, Mono and Pajarito that work as an impressive lookout over the Guanía jungle.

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Morning flight Bogotá – Puerto Inírida. Sailing up the Inírida River towards the Mavecure hills.  We will discover the native’s communities “Curripacos” and “Puinaves”  – inhabitants of the El Remanso community. They will receive us and will be our hosts through our expedition in the Guainía jungle. We will share the customs with the natives who have developed their cultur around nature protection.  Accommodation in tent/hammocks in the community.

 

Day 2: Hiking through the trails surrounding the hills and climbing one of the hills. On the trails it is possible to appreciate the flower of the Inirida – the emblem of the region. Sunsets and sunrises from the hills allow you to appreciate the immensity of the jungle and the multicolored reflections in the rock. Return back to the community where we stay the night in tent/hammocks.

 

Day 3: Early tn the morning return back to Puerto Inirida by boat. After leaving our belongings in the hotel, we will naviga the Inírida River towards the place called La Estrella Fluvial del Sur. This is a confluence of 4 major rivers of the Amazon rainforest (Guaviare, Inirida, Atabapo and Orinoco). The rivers present great contrasts in colors and textures. Return to Puerto Inirida. On the way back we will stop in Cocos – the local indigenous community and handicrafts.  Night in a hotel in the small town of Inirida.

 

Day 4: Before we take our flight back home, we will go by boat to a small lagoon where we can appreciate a lot of fauna. We will also be visiting Laguna de las Brujas. Return to Puerto Inirida, flight back to Bogota.

 

Note: the proposed itinerary may vary due to changes of Satena flights, weather conditions or some other unexpected circumstances. This type of situations may occur during jungle tours.

 

Includes: 

  • Local fluvial and ground transport during the tour
  • Bilingual guide from Puerto Inirida
  • 2 nights in a hammock or tent or bed in the community
  • 1 night Hotel in Puerto Inírida (double room)
  • Entrance permit to the visited places
  • All the activities mentioned
  • Meals from lunch Day 1 to breakfast Day 4

 

Not included:

  • Flight ticket Bogotá – Puerto Inírida – Bogotá
  • Camping equipment if you want to camp
  • Lunch on Day 4
  • Personal expenses
  • Tourist tax in Inirida $ 30.000 Colombian pesos per person (approximately USD 10 paid at the airport of Inirida upon arrival)
  • Airport transfers in Bogota
  • Tips

 

* It is recommended to buy the flight in advance. The cost of the flight is around $ 650,000 pesos.

Recommendations

 

  • Buy your flight ticket with Satena Airline company satena.com. There is only one flight per day Bogota – Puerto Inirida and vice versa. We recommend selecting your departure flight on the day when the flight is early in the morning and on the return day (day 4) the flight is in the afternoon. This will give you more time to enjoy the activities in the area. If you need any help, do not hesitate to request our assistance.
  • The proposed itinerary may vary due to changes of Satena flights, weather conditions or some other unexpected circumstances. This type of situations may occur during jungle tours. In this case we will look for the best possible option to carry out the tour.
  • Night stay in the community is very basic. You can choose to sleep in tent, hammock or beds. Tents and hammocks are always located under roof. IN case of choosing beds, those are multiple rooms with simple beds with mosquito net and a sheet
  • The community offers very basic public bathroom
  • No fancy and versatile food available during the trip. If you are vegetarian, please let us know and we will arrange some vegetarian food for you

 

List of things to carry

 

  • 50-60 Lt capacity backpack
  • Small backpack for daily hikes
  • Please bring light clothing, we recommend longs sleeves and long pants, DO NOT wear jeans
  • Bring walking shoes or tennis shoes and a pair of spear shoes for resting in the night
  • A plastic cover “ poncho” for rain (raincoat)
  • Use of hat, sunglasses and sunscreen is strongly recommended
  • It is recommended to bring a light sleeping bag if you want to camp or stay in hammocks, in the dawn it might get a bit cold
  • Bring biodegradable personal hygiene products and personal medicine (if necessary)
  • Bandages, micropore tape and anti-rash creams
  • Small fast drying towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Front light
  • Insect repellent
  • Personal documents
  • Photographic camera
  • Cash in Colombian pesos

 

General conditions of  Mavicure tour:

 

It is a trip in the jungle; therefore the traveler has to be prepared for BASIC conditions (accommodation, meals, etc). You will not find luxury things especially the two nights when you sleep in the community.

The proposed itineary may vary due to changes of Satena flights, weather conditions or some other unexpected circumstances. If this happens, we will always look for the best way to travel depending on the conditions that arise.

Satena Airline sometimes makes changes in schedules or there may be delays due to weather conditions in both – Bogotá and Puerto Inírida. Caminantes del Retorno is not responsible for delays or changes that might occure.

In case of cancellation of the outbound flight (Bogotá – Inírida) due to the responsibility of the airline, Caminantes del Retorno does NOT refund the money, in this case the tour is re-scheduled.

In case of cancellation of the return flight (Inírida – Bogotá) by the airline, the responsibility of covering the additional expenses of the passenger’s stay in Inírida is paid by the airline, Caminantes del Retorno does NOT cover these expenses.

 

Reimbursement policies for the land portion only: 

 

In case the person made the registration and cannot travel, the following conditions apply:

  • Notifying min 30 days before the trip, refund of 90% of the registration fee
  • Notifying min 20 days before the trip, refund of 70% of the registration fee
  • Notifying min 10 days before the trip, refund of 50% of the registration fee
  • Notifying min 5 days before the trip, refund of 30% of the registration fee
  • Notifying min 3 days before the trip, refund of 10% of the registration fee
  • Less than 3 days no refund

 

In order not to apply the penalty, the person can postpone their trip for another date (validity of 1 year) by notifying at least 5 days before the date of the trip initially scheduled. In this case there might be some extra charge for the tour in case there is less travellers for the new data than for the date initially planned.

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Altitude

350 m.s.n.m

Temperature

25 - 35 ºC

Region

Orinoquia region

Description

Those are three enormous 250 meter-high rocks called Mavicure, Mono and Pajarito that work as an impressive lookout over the Guanía jungles. From these rocks, great extensions of jungle inhabited by the Puinaves indigenous communities can be seen.

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