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Guainia: Highlight of the Kingdom

Created with Sketch. Inírida, Colombia
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Duration

4 days / 3 nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

4 people

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Languages

English, Spanish

Overview

The department of Guainia is one of Colombia’s most sparsely-populated and least visited regions – located in the dense Amazonian jungles of the east, on the border with Venezuela, the majority of the region is covered in dense jungle and crisscrossed by mighty rivers like the Orinoco, Atabapo, Guaviare, and Inirida, while most of the population is made up of distinct Indigenous groups such as the Puinave, Curripaco, and Sikuani. 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The chance to explore one of the least visited regions of Colombia, which has only just begun to open up to outside visitors
  • See the majestic Mavecure Hills at dawn to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree
  • sunrise panorama over the endless jungles of Guainia
  • Visits to Indigenous communities, where you will have the unique chance to learn about their cultures and customs first-hand
  • Spotting pink river dolphins and fishing for piranhas in ‘The Black Lagoon’

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Caño Culebra Trail

This is a place of white sand close to Indira (just 15 minutes in a car), where a solitary road that going to indigenous community have a lot of medium size forest and some tall trees in portions of the path. While we enjoy and travel through this ecosystem, we can observe and know a great part of the parrot and macaw species that day by day fly through the skies of this Orinoco-Amazonas region.

Day 2 - Black Lagoon and Sabanitas community

A 50 minute journey from the capital city, on a trip that includes 25 minutes of navigation over the Guaviare River, and another 25 minutes into the jungle, permits you to reach the Black Lagoon. This nature reserve, known for the dark color of its waters, exhibits however, a view of clean waters. This phenomenon, according to scientists, is due to the decomposition of leaves that descend through its water sources. This scenario of great importance is the refuge for the “toninas” or river dolphins. Also the indigenous people of the community will teach us how to make some of their crafts. In the afternoon we will go to the Sabanitas community where the captain of there we will teach us about the activities of his community and we will give us a great cultural presentation.

Day 3 - Remanso community and Mavicure Hills

The community of Remanso stands as the guardian of the biggest emblem of the department, the imposing "Cerros de Mavicure". A set of three mounds that represents in a geological sense sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks of granitic affinity forming the Guyana Shield. In the worldview of the Puinaves, the Cerros de Mavicure represents the place where you can find different plants to be used as: medicine, tree bark for the manufacture of hunting elements, as told by several legends that have happened there, some of them they: that of the "Inírida Princess" who was the victim of a potion that a young man gave him to fall in love with him; another of them the "legend of the eagle", which was shot from the Mavicure hill to allow the passage of the animals by the stream that divides the Mavicure hill and the Mono and Pajarito hills, among others. While we walk in one of the paths of the community we will know the emblematic Inírida flower.

Day 4 - Caño Carbón

On the Jipana path of the community of Sabanitas, a town belonging to the Curripacos ethnic group; you can identify the types of endemic palms of the Amazon, their use and importance while you enjoy the melodic sounds of the jungle. During the tour you will find a large part of secondary forest and terra firme forest and Oscar Yavinape our community guide will tell stories of their ancestors and will teach part of the activities carried out by the members of the community.

Included/Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • All meals 
  • Hotel and camp accommodation
  • Entrance to Indigenous communities
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • River and land transport
  • Internal flights
  • Snacks & drinks during the activities
  • Local bilingual guide
  • Carbon Footprint
  • Additional activities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • International flights

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Inírida, Colombia

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