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Overview

Highlights:

  • Explore the impressive rock formations in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Check here a Video about Mavecure Hills (off2colombia): VIDEO MAVECURE HILLS
  • Visit the Maypures rapids in the Tuparro National Park. Check here a Video about Tuparro (off2colombia): VIDEO TUPARRO NATIONAL PARK
  • Meet “The Waterway Star of the South” – confluence of the Orinoco, Atabapo and Guaviare Rivers.
  • Read a note about this destination: Note by Manuel Rueda

Trip details:

  • Duration of the trip: 8 days and 7 nights
  • Trekking time: 3 hours daily through the hills, jungle, savannah and river beaches.
  • Distance: 5-10 kms each day.
  • Ecosystem: tropical rainforest and savannah.
  • Climate: warm and humid with an average temperature of 26°C.
  • Elevation: 100 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l).

An unforgettable journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle and the great Orinoco savannah.

The scenario setting for “La Voragine” by José Eustasio Rivera and “Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent” by Alexandeer von Humboldt in the 19th Century.

The Mavecure, Pajarito and Mono Hills, stand out as huge natural pyramids in the middle of the lush jungle on the bank of the majestic Inirida River, which is inhabited by playful fresh water dolphins. Further north, our boats will get to the “Waterway Star of the South”; the vast confluence of the Orinoco, Atabapo and Guaviare rivers on the border with Venezuela.

In addition, we will go from the Orinoco to Mono Hill which is set on the great plain of Vichada, to finally find the spectacular rapid of Maipures – often called the eighth natural wonder of the world.

Ubication
Dates
  • April 8th to 15th, 2017
Price

COL$2.390.000.oo per person with local guides

How to book

COL$2.390.000.oo per person with local guides

For bookings and payments please email us at info@ecoglobalexpeditions.com or call us to (+571) 616 9088 or Mobile (57) 310 823 3974
What’s included
  • River transport on all routes via speed boats with expert boat handlers and guides
  • Overland transport
  • Accommodation in hotel (rooms for 3, 4 or 5 people) with fans and a private bathroom according to itinerary. The hotel is one of the best in the Inirida city; it has a cafeteria, restaurant, laundry, internet, phones for national and international calls.
  • Accommodation in tents or hammocks (includes: tents, mattresses, hammocks and mosquito net) according to itinerary.
  • Entrance fee to “El Tuparro” National Park
  • All meals (from lunch day 1, to breakfast last day)
  • Snacks and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Local guides (Ecoglobal Expeditions supports green initiatives and eco-tourism in the regions we visit)
  • Assistance card (travel insurance)
What’s not included
  • Air Transport (ticket) to Puerto Carreno and return from Puerto Inirida
  • Lunch last day
  • Personal expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Expenses not stipulated
  • Tips
Itinerary

Note: the following itinerary is for the purpose of general information and may change without notice according to weather conditions or contingences that may arise.

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Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

 

Travel tips

This is an adventure expeditions to one of the most remote regions in the country.The tourism infrastructure is almost nonexistent.

The expeditionary must be willing to walk under the sun, on the rocky and sandy terrain of the Orinoco savanna.

In camp sites there are no toilets nor showers, a portable latrine is installed and bath can be taken in the rivers, obviously without the use of soap.

It is required a walk of about 4 hours round trip in the savannah, with no major climbs and descents and without shadow to get to The Tuparro National Park. Each expeditionary should carry their own backpack with clothes and personal items for three days (the fewer things you carry the less weight!) What is not needed for the first three days can be left in the hotel in Inirida the first day.

  • Be previously vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus
  • Don’t bring items that are typically used by the military (i.e. camouflage clothing)
  • Don’t bring or take toxic, psychoactive or hallucinogenic and alcoholic substances
  • Bring the least amount of wrappers, cans or glass.
  • Don’t bring jewelry or valuables – Rolex watches and Cartier earrings; please leave them at home!
  • During the trek, don’t separate from the group and don’t remain alone at any time.
  • Bear in mind that we will be staying in a very remote place and our hosts will do everything for us as best as they can, given the local conditions and culture.

Each participant should bring:

  • Cotton clothes for warm weather, light colors, shirts with long-sleeves
  • Bathing suit
  • Towel
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes with good grip
  • Additional tennis shoes or sandals
  • Cap or hat
  • Water bottle or Camelback
  • Torch and extra batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • A small backpack for use while trekking
  • Poncho (rain cape) – waterproof
  • Personal hygiene items in small quantities
  • First aid kit (personal medicines)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Cash for tips, souvenirs and personal expenses
  • Personal documents (identity papers, ID cards, health cards)
  • Camera

Note: The maximum weight allowed on flights is 15 kilograms

Our contribution: When we visit places, where we know there are farmers or indigenous communities, we like to bring gifts to children, as a gratefulness for allowing us to explore their territory. We usually carry books, school supplies, pencils and colors! We invite you to participate!