by PROJECT CORDILLERA
El Amazonas, Colombia
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.
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This trip starts at the Bogotá or Medellín airport. Meet the guide in the morning, and take the plane to Puerto Inírida. Later we will move to the hotel and visit the community of Sabanitas. In the afternoon we will enjoy a nice swim in the beautiful orange waters of the river, then return to the hotel, have dinner and rest.
Sail north along the Inírida River to the fluvial star, a place where three rivers converge. After lunch, you will start the trip along the Inírida River in a southerly direction to the hills of Mavecure (2 hours approx.). In this place you will set camp. At the end of the afternoon you can swim in the river, have dinner and rest.
You will start the ascent to the top of the hill called Mavecure, where you will have a spectacular view of the gigantic Amazon rainforest, and the other two neighboring hills, El Mono and El Pajarito. Then you will visit the San Joaquín channel and visit the indigenous community of El Remanso. Then move to Caño Matraca, observe the freshwater dolphins, and return to see the sunset in Puerto Inírida.
You will travel 15 minutes by road to Caño Coco, to enjoy a last bath in the river. You can buy and observe the process of making beautiful indigenous handicrafts made of clay and natural plant fibers such as the famous palm Chiquichiqui. Have lunch and return to the hotel, go to the airport and take the plane back to the city of Bogotá / Medellín.