canaNARÍ expedition


The Jaguar's footsteps

In the deepest part of the Amazon; there, where time and space take on another dimension; where human beings still walk to the rhythm of the jaguar's steps; where anacondas are still sailed in cosmic canoes, there is the Cananari River. All that remains is to appreciate the intangible, unimaginable purity of millenary times in a pure and pristine jungle. Here the westernized dynamics of accelerated concrete has not yet arrived, on the contrary, the river, the Cananari, carries its own slow but unstoppable rhythm, (like the serene Indian who paddles his canoe) meanders making its way through the mangrove, carrying the message of the beings of water, of the beings of the jungle, lives among the cachiveras, carries the message of the rock formations until its union of waters, that earthly cupulation of the beings of the river next to the Apaporis: there germinate the waterfalls of Jasa Tatú. Here sprout the men and women Jaguars of the Yurupari that fly like Macaws.

Upcoming Group Expeditions


7 ato13 de Febrary

Tickets Feb. 6 to 14 Feb


12 to 18 de July

Tickets Jul. 11 to 19


6 to 12 de December

Tiquetes 5 al 13 de Dic

Tickets Dic. 5 to 13


USD $1,790

( Per person :)

From Mitú. Minimum quorum of 6 people

Prices per person Private Expeditions

Let us know if you would like to travel there with your friends or family, on the dates you have available.

1 person $6,555 USD

2 persons $3,500 USD

3 to 5 persons $2,490 USD

6 to 10 persons $1,890 USD

itinerary

The itinerary is a starting point for the dynamics of the expedition. We have three purposes in the trip: One: Visit Caño Metales. Two: Visit the Tepuy of Morroco. Three: Visit the Apaporis. We developed these three purposes with respect to the biorhythmic dynamics of the territory and the indigenous community.

days before

-A few weeks before the Expedition. Preparatory meeting through video meeting. Technical aspects and recommendations from the Payés.


DAy 1

Flight to San José del Cananarí 

Reception in San José

Lunch in San José

Walk in San Jose. Short hike

Dinner in San Jose.

Lodging in San Jose.



DAy 2

Traditional breakfast (No American breakfast).

Navigation to Altamira. 

Passage of the Cachivera Mirití.

Visit to the Carrizo Waterfall

Lunch in Campo

Arrival to the community of Altamira

Dinner

Night in Altamira

Mambeadero



DAy 3

Breakfast

Navigation to Caño Metales

Lunch at Caño Metales

Afternoon at Caño Metales

Set up camp at Caño Metales

Dinner



DAy 4

Breakfast

Navigation to Puerto Morroco.

Passage of the falls pulling the canoe and actively working as a team: 

Raudales de: La Hamaca, Palito, Trueno, Masa, Guacamaya, Araña, Caimo, Macú, Pava, Morroco, Sapito "

Lunch in the field

Arrival and installation in the Morroco Community. 

Dinner



DAy 5

Breakfast

Trip to the Morroco tepui

Lunch at the Window of the World

Descent to Puerto Morroco

Navigation to Buenos Aires.

Night in Buenos Aires

Dinner



DAy 6

Sunrise on the Apaporis.

Breakfast on the Apaporis.

Lunch on the Apaporis.

Navigation to Buenos Aires

Dinner in Buenos Aires

Night in Buenos Aires



DAy 7

Breakfast

Flight back to Mitú

Includes

✓  Private charter flight: Mitú - San José del Cananarí.

Private charter flight: Buenos Aires - Mitú.

 Breakfasts, lunches and dinners within the expedition from Mitú.

 Navigation motor boat for 7 days.

 Gasoline for the navigations.

 Contributions to the wise men and shamans.

 Permits and payments for lodging nights in the communities of San José del Cananarí, Altamira, Caño Metales, Puerto Morroco and Buenos Aires.

 Permits and payments for access to the Resguardo Indígena Activa. Communities of San José de Cananarí, Altamira, Morroco and Buenos Aires. 

 Expedition Leader Tour from Bogotá. 

 2 local guides during the entire expedition in the Apaporis.

 Permits and entrance fees for the hike to the Sacred Hill of Morroco and its cave paintings, Tabién Caño Metales. 

 Kitchen woman ;)

 Inputs and permits for the visit to the Chagra (orchard).

 Hike with local guide to Cerro Urania in Mitú.

 Medical assistance insurance (not covered in Cananari only in Mitú).

 Air or helicopter rescue insurance.

✓  Life jackets for navigations. 

Bogotá - Mitú - Bogotá ticket of the Tour Leader. 

 Logistic operation of the whole expedition. 

 Satellite phone for emergencies and logistics.

Not includes

x Days and nights of stay and waiting in MItú. There are 7 days of Altamira Expedition. And there are 10 days of travel with respect to the tickets. The remaining days in Mitú are on your own. 

x Satena tickets: Bogota - Mitú - Bogota (between $600,000 and $900.000)

x Refreshments

x Tourist tax in Mitú $33.000

x Expenses not stipulated

x Airport taxes (approximately $20.000)

x Cost overruns due to flight delays or itineraries that do not depend on Colombia Oculta logistics.

x Tents, hammocks, mosquito nets, insulation, sheets.

x Personal food utensils (plates, glasses, personal cutlery).

x Transportation from the Mitú airport to the hotel and back.

x Satellite calls.

Additional Services

-Air ticket issuance: Bogotá - Mitú - Bogotá.

General Recommendations

Follow the guide's recommendations, follow the itinerary schedules, forget about your daily life and let yourself be impregnated by the natural beauty of the place. Connect your mind with the place and ask permission beforehand to Mother Nature to be in these sacred temples.  Do not pick up stones or carry them, as they may disturb the spiritual environment of the place. Walk in silence and bring: 

-A change of clothes for traveling on flights and ground travel. 

A change of clothes for walking (long pants that become shorts, long-sleeved shirt or T-shirt, tennis or walking boots or sandals for river).

Change of clothes for sleeping (long pants that convert into Bermuda shorts, long-sleeved shirt or T-shirt, tennis or walking boots or river sandals).

-Toiletries (toilet paper, soap, toothpaste, etc).

-If you are vegetarian bring your own food for us to prepare there. 

-Rubber boots

-Tennis shoes.

-Sandals

-Binoculars if you want to see birds. In Mitú we are going to look for the Cock of the Rock (Quietly!)

-Identity documents  

-Personal medication

-Bathing suit

-Water bottle

-Sun hat

-Blocker, natural without chemicals. Or do not use.

-Insect repellent (we recommend taking teamina a week before the trip) (abundant).

-Flashlight and spare batteries

-Camera

-Solar power bank (preferably to charge your camera and cell phone batteries)

-Zip lock bags of various sizes to store electronic items.

-Everything stored in plastic bags

-Personal tableware: Deep plate and plastic cup. Spoon, fork and knife.  

- Water purifying filter or purifying tablets (optional, we boil the water there).

-Small towel

-No camouflaged items

-Nights are spent in native houses. You sleep in an insulator, tent or hammock.

-Personal waterproof igloo tent that does not need to be nailed down (this if it is difficult for you to sleep in a hammock).

-Waterproof poncho. 

-Insulation or light mattress.

-Sleeping bag for 15°C (small compact).

-Be vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus (not mandatory, we only suggest it).

-Hands free backpack of 35 Lt for trekking and hopefully everything stored in this backpack. 

-Regarding security, together with the local and environmental authorities, we coordinate with the National Army the permits and the places that can be visited for the visitor's peace of mind.

-The average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius and can reach up to 35 degrees with humidity.

-Some tours are done on unmarked trails. It is important to wear shoes with good grip and if possible a cane.

-Bathrooms are wooden rooms with septic tanks in rural areas and in the bush. 

-Take thiamine 15 days before to prevent mosquito bites. 

-Gifts for the communities. NOT MANDATORY, ONLY IF BORN FROM THE HEART: school supplies, notebooks, colors, paints, children's stories, fishing nylons, fishing hooks, rubber boots, clothes for children and adults, solar-powered lanterns or lamps, etc.

-The community (isolated tribe) lacks some specific elements that can be taken from Bogotá. If we ask them in advance, they can tell us their needs and maybe we can bring them the things they need. This is not mandatory.

Cancellation Policy

1. To cancel the trip must be made 5 days before the departure date and 90% of the reservation deposit will be refunded, apart from the deductions or penalties previously established by the suppliers, when the services are not used. This refund will be made within 30 calendar days from the date the claim is made. If the cancellation is not made 5 days in advance, the money will not be refunded. 

2. If the client does not show up for the trip, no refund will be made.

3. In the event that the user of the tourist services, fails to use the agreed services, whatever the cause, the Agency may require at its option the payment of 20% of the total price or rate established or retain the deposit or advance previously received from the user.

4. In fortuitous cases (climatic changes, natural disasters, landslides, mishaps in air, land or river transportation) in which the trip has to be cancelled, Colombia Oculta will return 90% of the deposit of the reservation. 

See Terms and Conditions of Colombia Oculta SAS.

Reservation Processes

Pass the Application Form and the phone call. 

Reserve at least 5 days in advance.

Contact us to start the Pre-Reservation process: reservas@colombiaoculta.org

Tell us if you need air tickets and your travel dates.

Once the Pre-Reservation is assigned choose the METHOD OF PAYMENT:


Option 1:

International bank transfer consignment:

Bancolombia. Savings account # 33600026475

SWIFT BIC: COLOCOBM

To the name of Colombia Oculta SAS NIT 900207968

Send via mail (reservas@colombiaoculta.org) the proof of payment with name, ID number or passport copy of the passengers and age. Different banks around the world charge different fees for international transfers. On average it is 2.5%. When the money arrives in our bank account, we will show you our bank statement to verify the amount you paid. This will be the valid value applied to your reservation. 



Option 2:

Credit Card (To do this you must already have a pre-booking assigned).

VIRTUAL DATAPHONE.

Wompi Bancolombia

Paypal

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Why Colombia Oculta? 

Because we are conscious beings. We like to support native communities and we believe that tourism is one of the healthiest ways to grow the fair and solidary economy of the country. Because we weave relationships with indigenous communities and we like that the guides and people who collaborate with us are local and indigenous. But also whites, blacks, mestizos and people of all races. In the end we are all children of Mother Earth. Thank you for choosing us ;)