Las Amazonas, Colombia

Cerros de Mavecure

When: JAN-DEC

Length: 4 days

Level: Easy

Price: $325

Overview

Scale awe-inspiring geological formations in the midst of the Amazon jungle

The Colombian Amazon is a remote world of river dolphins, indigenous communities, and rare flowers

Made famous by the Oscar-nominated film, Embrace of the Serpent, Los Cerros de Mavecure are located in one of the most remote regions of Colombia, Guainia.

Los Cerros de Mavecure are truly a sight to behold. A slow and comfortable trip down the Inírida River will bring you face to face with these three, stunning 800 meter rocks, which can only be accessed by the river.

The Colombian Amazon is a magical, wild place where few travelers actually venture. Captivate your inner explorer by traversing multiple powerful rivers, searching for the rare Inírida flower, and watching the Atabapo river change colors from yellow to red to blue.

You’ll camp on the shores of the Inírida River and visit El Venado indigenous village to catch a glimpse of life in the Amazon. A day would be complete without a search for the pink and grey river dolphins native to the area.

Climb to the top of Cerro Mavecure to catch a jaw dropping panorama of the surrounding Amazon basin, and the opportunity to discover just how truly untouched by industrial development this part of the world remains.

Customized options are available on this trip. If you would like to shorten or extend your trip, or add or remove aspects of the itinerary, please contact us.

Also, be sure to read through our comprehensive FAQs to prepare for your upcoming adventure!

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

PUERTO INIRIDA
Your trip begins with a chartered flight from Bogotá to Puerto Inírida, Guainía. From there row to Lago de Las Brujas where the tribes of the Colombian Amazon gather to sell their products.

Day 2 -

CERROS DE MAVECURE.
Travel north on the Amazon until Estrella Fluvial, the meeting point of four large rivers, Guaviare, Inírida, Atabapo and Orinoco. Bathe in the red waters of the Atabapo River and set up camp on the Inírida River under the Cerros de Mavecure.

Day 3 -

COMUNIDAD EL VENADO
Begin with a climb to the top of the main Mavecure. Visit the indigenous village, El Venado, and travel to Caño Matraca, to look for river dolphins. Spend the night at a hotel in Puerto Inírida.

Day 4 -

CERRO VITINA
Spend your last day in the Amazon searching for the Inírida flower. Trek to the summit of Cerro Vitina, to catch a view of the meeting point of the Orinoquía and the Amazon rivers. Flight back to Bogotá.

What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
  • All technical equipment
  • All camping and cooking equipment
  • Sleeping tents

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • All food during in-town days except the Celebration Banquet
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

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