Guainia: Indigenous Community

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.

On the tour, you will get 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.
You will also visit an Indigenous communities, where you will have the unique chance to learn about their cultures and customs first-hand, walk around in the community, listen to the native language, stories and contemplate ornamental fish collected by the fisherman of the community.

Highlights

  • Explore one of the least visited regions of Colombia
  • The majestic Mavecure Hills
  • Visits to Indigenous communities
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Day 1 – Sabanitas Community

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. 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.

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Day 2 – The “Estrella Fluvial Inírida”

The second day on this trip you can enjoy a spectacular ride through the immense waters on boat. Through the “Estrella Fluvial”, three rivers converge and gives rise to the Great Orinoco river. The otter, the jaguar and the pink dolphin, present in the Fluvial Star, are in critical danger of threat. At the end of this beautiful tour you will enjoy some species of flora and fauna, there will be place for a refreshing swim in the Atabapo River.

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Day 3 – Climb up to the Cerros Mavicure

The Mavicure hills are large to rocky blooms of the Guiana Shield and constitute the exotic landscape of the region. They are also called “Island Mounds” or “Inselberg” because they emerge as imposing and solitary guardians of the vast jungle- covered plain.

 

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Day 4 – Rincon de Caño Vitina

You will be able to observe on the two sides of the road, immense savannas and catingas covered by the emblematic flower of the department, “La Flor de Inírida”. The Rincón de Caño Vitina community was created by a family of the Curripaco ethnic group, which settled in this territory from the community of Zamuro in the Inírida river, likewise it is part of the Atabapo river reserve and Inírida river, is within the area of the Fluvial star of Inírida.