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
July 15 to 21
Tickets Jul. 14 to 23
October 14 to 20
Tickets Oct. 13 to 22
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.
-A few weeks before the Expedition. Preparatory meeting through video meeting. Technical aspects and recommendations from the Payés.
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.
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
Night in Altamira
Navigation to Caño Metales
Lunch at Caño Metales
Afternoon at Caño Metales
Set up camp at Caño Metales
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.
Trip to the Morroco tepui
Lunch at the Window of the World
Descent to Puerto Morroco
Navigation to Buenos Aires.
Night in Buenos Aires
Sunrise on the Apaporis.
Breakfast on the Apaporis.
Lunch on the Apaporis.
Navigation to Buenos Aires
Dinner in Buenos Aires
Night in Buenos Aires
Flight back to Mitú
✓ 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.
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 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.
-Air ticket issuance: Bogotá - Mitú - Bogotá.
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.
-Binoculars if you want to see birds. In Mitú we are going to look for the Cock of the Rock (Quietly!)
-Blocker, natural without chemicals. Or do not use.
-Insect repellent (we recommend taking teamina a week before the trip) (abundant).
-Flashlight and spare batteries
-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).
-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).
-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.
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.
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