Mavecure Hills


The three Tepuyes, made of granite rock, stand out from the Inirida´s large jungle plain, imposing their presence in the shine of the Colombian jungle vastness. These are the Mavicure Hills: the Mono, the Pajarito, and the Mavicure. To reach them, we navigate along the River Inirida, in the jungle. To reach their summits is feeling closer to heaven, it is the view to immensity. During this trip we will interact with indigenous communities of the Puinabes and Curripacos´families. We will spend some nights sharing and learning about their traditions. Close to this area it is located the Fluvial Star of Colombia, where you can observe the joint of the rivers Orinoco, Atabapo, Inírida, and Guaviare. 






Did you know that….?


✓ 30% of Earth´s biodiversity is located in the Amazonas Region. This is threatened by wood exploitation, roads construction, fires, deforestation, division of the land for agriculture, mining, and cattle raising.

✓ 300.000 hectares are deforested in the country, according to IDEAM calculations. This destruction is similar to disappear every year an extension similar to the Nariño Department.  

✓ The Fluvial Star of Inirida (EFI by its initials in Spanish) was designated a RAMSAR wetland, having an extension of  253.000 hectares

✓ In the wetland there are 900 species of plants, 470 of fishes, 470 of birds, 200 of mammals, and 40 of amphibians.

✓ Colombia is the number one country in the world in birds biodiversity and the EFI contains the 25% of the country species.

✓ Colombia has the second place in the world in fresh water fishes, and in the EFI live 35% of these species.

✓ Colombia occupies the 4th place in the world in mammals species, and  42% of the country's mammals live in the EFI.

✓ In this regions live 5 of the 6 species of colombian felines: Jaguar, puma, ocelot, margay and jaguardi.  

✓ The EFI is the first RAMSAR site in the Orinoco Amazonian area, and the sixth declared in the country, after the Magdalena River´s Delta system, the La Cocha Lagoon, Baudo River´s delta, the Otun lagoon´s wetlands, and the Chingaza Lacustrian System.









Travel Options


3 days 2 nights

4 days 3 nights

5 days 4 nights



3 days 2 nights



Day 1. 
Meeting with an ancestral culture

Flight to Inirida
• Arrival to Inirida
• Lunch
• Navigation towards the region of Mavicure, Pájaro, and Mono Hills. (aprox 2.5 hours) in the surroundings of the Indigenous Reservations Remanso and Venado. 
• Arrival to the Venado Community, close to the Hills. 
• Short hike to the base of Cerro Diablo to visit the Gallery forest. 
• Dinner
• Accommodation in rustic cabanas in the Venado Community. Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. Meals are typical, and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 



Day 2. 
At the Tepuis land
Breakfast
• Navigation towards Mavicure, Pájaro and Mono Hills. 
• Hike to the top of the Mavicure Hill (aprox 1.5 to 2 hours). 
• Lunch at the Venado Community
• Navigation to indigenous reservation of the community Almidon de la Ceiba- families Puinave, Curripaco and Tucano.(aprox 1.5h) 
• Navigation towards the Redonda, Casabe, and Clara lagoons. 
• Toninas (pink dolphins) observation along the river navigation
• Arrival to the Community Ceiba
• Dinner. 
• Accommodation in rustic cabanas. Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. Meals are typical, and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 


Day 3. 
Fluvial Star of Inirida
• Breakfast
Hike along the community area, observation of their daily life activities, like agriculture and honey collection. 
• Navigation towards area where the Orinoco River is born. 
• Observation of the Fluvial Star of Inirida. 
• Visit to the Reservation Park Amarru to observe ancient petroglyphs, at the Community Coco Viejo 
• Lunch
• Transportation to Inirida
END OF THE SERVICES


Schedules at day 1 and 3 are depending on the Airline Schedules.

Cost per person

1 person $2,135,000
2 persons $1,387,000
3 a 5 persons $1,178,000
6 a 8 persons $998,000


IT INCLUDES

Transportation Airport- Inirida- Airport

Transportation inside the city

Entrance to the indigenous communities and natural reservations

Transportation by river in all the described activities

Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Permanent hydration

Accommodation in rustic cabanas at the indigenous reservations


IT DOES NOT INCLUDE

Transportation to and from Inirida

Bilingual guide in English. Additional cost: $750,000 per group

Not described expenses

Tips




4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS




Day 1. 
 Meeting with an ancestral culture
Flight to Inirida
 Arrival to Inirida
 Lunch
 Navigation towards the region of Mavicure, Pájaro, and Mono Hills. (aprox 2.5 hours) in the surroundings of the Indigenous Reservations Remanso and Venado. 
Arrival to the Venado Community, close to the Hills. 
 Short hike to the base of Cerro Diablo to visit the Gallery forest. 
 Dinner
 Accommodation in rustic cabanas in the Venado Community. 
Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. 
The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. 
Meals are typical, and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 



Day 2. 
At the Tepuis land
 Breakfast
 Navigation towards Mavicure, Pájaro, and Mono Hills. 
 Hike to the top of the Mavicure Hill (aprox 1.5 to 2 hours). 
 Lunch
 Swimming in Caño San Joaquin
 Navigation to the indigenous reservation, community Almidon de la Ceiba- communities Puinave, Curripaco and Tucano.(aprox 1.5h) 
 Navigation towards the Redonda, Casabe, and Clara lagoons. 
 Toninas (pink dolphins) observation along with the river navigation
 Arrival to the Community Almidon
 Dinner. 
 Accommodation in rustic cabanas. 
Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. 
The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river.
 Meals are typical, and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 




Day 3. 
Fluvial Star of Inirida
Breakfast. 
 Hike along the community area, observation of their daily life activities, like agriculture and honey collection. 
 Navigation towards area where the Orinoco River is born. 
 Observation of the Fluvial Star of Inirida. 
 Navigation along the Amanaven town in Vichada
 Swimming in the Atabapo River
 Arrival to Natural Reservation Area MORU
 Lunch
 In the afternoon there are 2 options for activities, according to the visitor´s interests: 
 1. Climbing to the forest heights to reach one platform in the trees, to observe vegetation and animals of the region
 2. Rowing along the Caño Jota to observe vegetation and animals of the area. 
 Accommodation in the MORU reservation. You will stay in a multiple accommodation cabana with private bathroom. There is electricity just from 6 to 10 pm
 Dinner




Day 4. 
Mateven Jungle
 Breakfast 
 Short hike to visit the jungle forests in the MORU Reservation. 
 Navigation to Inirida
 Transfer to airport
END OF SERVICES




Cost per person
1 person $3,202,000
2 persons $2,052,000
3 a 5 persons $1,677,000
6 a 8 persons $1,400,000



IT INCLUDES
Transportation Airport- Inirida- Airport
Transportation inside the city
Entrance to the indigenous communities and natural reservations
Transportation by the river in all the described activities
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Permanent hydration
Accommodation in rustic cabanas at the indigenous reservations



IT DOES NOT INCLUDE
Transportation to and from Inirida
Bilingual guide in English. Additional cost: $1,000,000 per group
Not described expenses
Tips



5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS




Day 1. 
 Meeting with an ancestral culture
Flight to Inirida
 Arrival to Inirida
 Lunch
 Navigation towards the region of Mavicure, Pájaro, and Mono Hills. (aprox 2.5 hours) in the surroundings of the Indigenous Reservations La Ceiba
Observation of toninas (pink dolphins) in the Matraca Lagoon, Caño Bocon and Caño Caiman. 
Identification of Indigenous Communities Almidon and Caranacoa
 Arrival to the Reservation, close to the Hills. 
Visit to the honey collection project- The Honey Path
Dinner
Accommodation in rustic cabanas in the La Ceiba Community. 
Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. 
The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. 
Meals are typical and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 
Navigation towards the Redonda, Casabe, and Clara lagoons. 




Day 2. 
At the Tepuis land
 Breakfast
 Navigation towards Mavicure, Pájaro, and Mono Hills. 
 Hike to the top of the Mavicure Hill (aprox 1.5 to 2 hours). 
 Lunch picnic style
 Swimming in Caño San Joaquin
 Navigation to indigenous reservation- community Venado
 Arrival to the Community Venado
 Dinner. 
 Accommodation in rustic cabanas. 
Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. 
The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. 
Meals are typical and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 



Día 3: 
In the sustainability path
Breakfast
Hike along the “Inirida´s flower savanna” and to the Cerro Diablo to visit the Gallery forest. 
Lunch
Immersion in the cosmological experience “El Conuco de mi madre”. You will experience cleaning agricultural products, yuca and fruits collection and transportation. 
Dinner
Nocturnal hike along the path of the Mavicure Raudal- “Spiritual consecration” 
Accommodation in rustic cabanas at the Venado Community. Remember that the accommodation is in cabañas of the community. The bathrooms are in latrines and the showers are taken in the river. Meals are typical, and are prepared by the community with local products. If you have any food preferences, please let us know and we will try to check if it is possible to prepare it. We try to reduce our carbon footprint by consuming local products. 



Day 4. 
Fluvial Star of Inirida
 Breakfast. 
 Navigation towards the area where the Orinoco River is born. 
 Observation of the Fluvial Star of Inirida. 
 Navigation along with the Amanaven town in Vichada
 Swimming in the Atabapo River
 Arrival to Natural Reservation Area MORU
 Lunch
 Climbing to the forest heights to reach one platform in the trees, to observe vegetation and animals of the region 
 Accommodation in the MORU reservation. You will stay in a hammock, in a multiple accommodation cabana with private bathroom. There is electricity just from 6 to 10 pm
 Dinner


Day 5. 
Mateven Jungle
 Breakfast 
 Short hike to visit the jungle forests in the MORU Reservation. 
 Navigation to Inirida
 Transfer to airport
END OF SERVICES



Cost per person
1 person $3,438,000
2 persons $2,357,000
3 a 5 persons $2,024,000
6 a 8 persons $1,802,000



INCLUDES
Transportation Airport- Inirida- Airport
Transportation inside the city
Entrance to the indigenous communities and natural reservations
Transportation by the river in all the described activities
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Permanent hydration
Accommodation in rustic cabanas at the indigenous reservations




DOES NOT INCLUDE
Transportation to and from Inirida
Bilingual guide in English. Additional cost: $1,250,000 per group
Not described expenses
Tips



Recommendations:



Bring with you
Rubber boots to hike (they usually cost around $35.000 COP, brand Machita or Venus)
Raincover
Headlamp or similar with batteries
Hat or similar
Mosquito repellant and sunscreen. If possible buy them with natural ingredients. There is a pharmacy called "Drogueria Rosas" where you can buy this items made with natural ingredients. 
Water bottle
Long sleeve pants, long sleeve shirt for everyday. Remember you are in the river almost all the time and you can get wet anytime, and clothes don't dry so easy due to humidity. 
Hiking sneakers or shoes with good sole. 
Bathing or swimming suit
Towel and personal cleaning items (soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc)
If you feel to help the communities, you can take with you some gifts. Kids need notebooks, colors and pencils and clothes. Adults need fishing hooks and fishing nylon, knives, lanterns, etc. It is not mandatory, just if you want to do it. 


General recommendations for your visit
to make the experience nice, safe, rewarding, and fun, please consider:

Before the expedition
Report your health conditions to the staff
If you don´t feel completely healthy, it is better to cancel the expedition. 
The best mosquito repellant are natural, please consider taking B Vitamin and Tiamina 15 days before the trip
Consider to get the tetanus and yellow fever vaccinations
Organize your luggage in advance: clothes, medicines, ID and medical insurance documents. 
Take a backpack and few clothes with you. 
Sleep well the night before the expedition
Avoid eating greasy food or red meat the day before the trip and replace them by carbohydrates. 

For and during the expedition
Pack your clothes in a backpack. Remember to bring long pants, towel, sandals, long sleeve shirts, rubber boots, underwear for everyday). To do it properly, pack the heaviest things at the bottom and closer to the back. 
If you are camping, don´t forget ´your sleeping bag. 
Use proper clothes for the weather conditions and not to tight. 
Eat a good breakfast before every activity. If you eat something different to the menu, try to avoid greasy food. 
Don´t forget clothes to change in case of getting too dirt or wet. 
Warm up before every activity
Be sure your clothes have good sole
Use your hat for sun protection
Use sunscreen
Take with you your ID and other personal documents all the time
Take a reusable water bottle and refill it. We will provide water along the entire expedition
Eat sweet food during the hikes to recover energy
Don´t hike far away from your guide during the activities
In case of accident, please let the staff to take care of the situation, they are prepare for that
Follow the guide instructions
If you are scared of heights or extreme activities, please let the staff know about it. 


After the expedition
Avoid staying at rest. Stretch, walk, climb stairs to recover 
Drink a lot of water
Improve your hiking habits. 


General statements - environmental friendly
To contribute to the areas conservation, please consider. 
It is not allowed: 
To litter, even with organic residues. Take them back to the accommodation areas, where they will be separated and properly processed to return to Inirida. 
To take to the reservation areas toxic or contaminant substances, which could contaminate the ecosystems. 
To take with you any element to start a fire. Cabanas are made in wood and can easily be on fire. 
To colect biological material
To buy or sell wildlife
To take pictures of wildlife that is not in its natural environment
To take selfies with captive animals or pets 
To buy hunting products, like furs, feathers, etc. Don´t promote the business which causes animal´s extinction. 
To feed wildlife
To start fires or excavations
To make noises or use elements that disrupt natural environment
To walk away from the group
To hike in not allowed areas



No show and cancellation politics

To cancel a trip it must be done 5 days before the departure date and it will be returned 90%of the booking deposit, plus the additional deductions and penalties established by providers when the services are not used. The money return will be done within 30 calendar days after the claim is sent. If cancelation is not made at least 5 days before the trip, no money will be returned. In case the traveler does not show up to the trip the day it starts, there is not money return. In case the traveler does not fulfill with the agreed touristic services, for any reason, the Agency can claim the payment of 20% of the total cost or established price, or it can withhold the deposited money made previously by the client. In the case of fortuitous events (extreme weather, natural disasters, landslides, transportation problems) that makes to cancel a trip, Colombia Oculta will return 90% of the deposited money.

See terms and conditions of Colombia Oculta S.A.S



Booking and payment process


Book at least 5 days prior the trip

Contact us to start the booking process at reservas@colombiaoculta.org

Send us information about destination, dates, number of travelers and expectations.

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Once confirmed the booking details, please select a payment methodDeposit or transference to bank account: Deposit the amount at Banco de Bogotá. Cuenta corriente # 083347807 - Colombia Oculta SAS. Send the deposit form confirmation  to reservas@colombiaoculta.org with all the passengers information (full names, id numbers, nationality). If you make an international transference we will send you the bank details via email. The transference will charge an extra 5% of the deposited amount. Pay via Credit Card: We will generate a PayU link for you to deposit. It will arrive to your e-mail with the total amount previously arrange with the Agency, including an extra 8% fee charged by the transference company.







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