MAVECURE

WHERE THE PRINCESS INÍRIDA TAKES CARE OF THE JUNGLE"

On the great jungle plain of the department of Inírida stand out three Tepuyes in granite rock, who impose themselves in the splendor of the immensity of the Colombian jungle; they are the hills of Mavecure: the Mono, the Pajarito and the Mavecure. To reach them, we will navigate through the jungle on the Inírida River. Reaching their summits is to feel closer to the sky, it is the view of immensity. On this trip we interact with indigenous communities of the Puinabes and Curripacos families, where we spend a few nights sharing and learning about their traditions. Nearby is the fluvial star of Colombia, where the Orinoco, Atabapo, Inírida and Guaviare rivers meet.

TRAVEL DATES 2024

OPEN GROUP TOURS

$630 USD PER PERSON3 nights

JAN

5 - 8

7 - 10

11 - 14

18 - 21

19 - 22

26 - 29

FEB

2 - 5

9 - 12

16 - 19

23 al 26

MAR

01 - 04

08 - 11

15 - 18

22 - 25

24 - 27

28 - 31 (Arriving 27)



APR

5 - 8

12 - 15

19 - 22

26 - 29


MAY

03 - 06

10 - 13

17 - 20

24 - 27

31 - 3 de Jun

JUN

07 - 10

14 - 17

21 - 24

28 - 1 de Jul

JUL

5 - 8

12 - 15

18 - 21

19 - 22

26 - 29


AUG

2 - 5

9 - 12

16 - 19

23 - 26

SEPT

6 - 9

13 - 16

20 - 23

22 - 25

OCT

4 - 7

10 - 13

11 - 14

18 - 21

25 - 28

NOV

1 - 4

8 -11

15 - 18

22 - 25

29 - 2 Dic

DEC

01 - 04

6 - 9

12 - 15

13 - 16

20 - 23

24 - 27

31 - 3 Ene

4 DAYS - 3 NIghTS

ITINERARY

Itinerary subject to the schedule of the airline.

It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoiding the use of products from other regions. If you wish you can ask for the details of this menu and in case you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you bring it as part of your luggage.


DAY 1

-Encounter with the ancestral culture

Arrival in Inírida, we will embark to the hills of Mavicure, Pájaro and Mono belonging to the Indigenous Reservations of Remanso and Venado. Welcome to the community of Venado. Lunch. Circuit by Mavicure river passing through the white sand savannahs until reaching a small rocky outcrop to watch the sunset. Dinner. Accommodation, indigenous hut in the community of Venado.


DAY 2

-In the land of the Tepuis

After breakfast we will embark to the Mavicure, Pájaro and Mono hills (tepuy). Ascent to the tepuy to recognize the landscapes of the Guayana Shield. Lunch. Visit to Caño San Joaquín bath. Trip in curiara (traditional indigenous boat) to Caño San Joaquín to see the ichthyofauna. Dinner. Overnight in an indigenous hut in the community of Venado.


DAY 3

-On the road to sustainability

Breakfast. Cerro Flauta hike. Travel to the source of the Great Orinoco River where we will recognize the fluvial star of Inírida, and the tributaries Inírida, Guaviare, Atabapo and Orinoco to finally reach the MORU Natural Reserve, lunch. Bathing in the Atabapo River at the Piedra de Maviso, border area with Venezuela. Dinner. Lodging in multiple cabins. Moru Natural Reserve.


DAY 4

Mataven Jungle

Breakfast,

Option 1. We will enter the forests of Mataven Jungle to ascend to the canopy in rappel activity (high ropes) to reach a first platform in the top of the trees (canopy) where we will start our journey crossing bridges at 15 meters high, in a journey of 160 meters through the forest of the northeastern Amazon.

Option 2. walk in the MORU Natural Reserve, to recognize the Mataven jungle forests in the department of Vichada. Transfer to the city of Inírida; check in. return to the city of Bogotá.

END OF SERVICES

PRICES

According to registered persons

1 persona $ 1,680 USD

2 personas $ 1,000 USD

3 a 5  personas $ 777 USD

6 a 8 personas $ 558 USD

INCLUDES

Ground transportation: Airport-Inírida-Airport.

Fluvial transportation. Displacements by the Inírida, Atabapo and Orinoco rivers. Mavicure hills; streams and lagoons.

Meals: Breakfast (3) lunch (3) dinner (3) . Permanent hydration.

Accommodation: Indigenous hut in the resguardos (2) nights. MORU Natural Reserve (1) night.

Permits: Natural reserves and indigenous reserves.

Activity in the forest canopy.

Hike through the forest canopy by hanging bridges. Applies for groups of two people or more.

Facilitation. Indigenous educators from various resguardos.

NOT INCLUDED

Expenses not stipulated; snacks (bring dried fruits, peanuts, chocolates), tips; alcoholic beverages.

Air tickets BOG-PDA-BOG (we can help you with the issuance of air tickets).

ADDITIONALS

-Air tickets issuance.

RECOMMENDATIONS

In order for the field experience to be pleasant, safe, enriching and fun, it is necessary that you keep in mind:


Before the Expedition:

1. Inform the organizers of your state of health.

2. If you have fever, vomiting, diarrhea, chills or simply are not in optimal conditions for the trip, it is not recommended that you attend the expedition.

3. The best repellents are the natural ones, take Thiamine and Vitamin B fifteen days before.

4. Get vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus.

5. Prepare well in advance: change of clothes, medicines if you are under treatment, identity documents and EPS card.

6. Take a backpack and few clothes, keep in mind that you are going to the countryside.

7. Sleep well the night before the expedition.

8. Avoid eating fatty foods or red meats the day before and replace them with carbohydrates.


For the Expedition

1. Pack your clothes in a backpack (backpack) packing weight first at the bottom and against the wall that fits on the back (denim pants, towel, sandals, short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, underwear for seven days).

2. Don't forget to bring a blanket or sleeping bag.

3. Wear appropriate clothing that is not tight-fitting and suitable for warm weather (denim pants, light and airy clothing).

4. Eat a good breakfast every day before starting activities. If you eat other types of food, make sure it does not contain much fat.

5. Spare clothes inside and outside. Don't forget to bring spare shoes so that you can walk and explore at your leisure. Use a backpack to keep your hands free during the expedition.

6. Warm up before starting any activity, including joint movements and muscle stretching.

7. Use tennis shoes or comfortable shoes with grippy soles (avoid those with smooth soles).

8. Wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

9. Wear sunscreen.

10. Always carry your identity documents, including your E.P.S. affiliation card.

11. Carry a water bottle and fill it permanently during the expedition with bottled water provided by the Expedition. Let's contribute to the care of the environment.

12. It is suggested to consume some sweets (snacks, chocolates, etc.) appropriate to recover energy.

13. Do not go over or away from your guide (facilitator) during the field experience.

14. In case of an accident do not mobilize the injured, facilitate the work of the group leader, he is prepared for these cases.

15. Follow the guide's indications.

16. If you are a nervous person and do not know how to handle the adrenaline that extreme sports produce, we recommend that you tell the facilitator in charge.

17. If your heart calls you: Bring gifts for the indigenous communities. For the children, school supplies in good condition. For the adults, fish hooks, fishing nylons, knives, solar lanterns, etc. (It is not necessary to bring them to the community).


The Day After the Expedition


1. Avoid staying still, move around, walk, go up and down stairs, this facilitates the recovery of muscle tone.

Drink plenty of fluids, your body needs it.

3. Develop the habit of walking frequently, this will improve your cardio-vascular capacity.

General Environmentally Friendly Provisions

For the contribution to the conservation objectives of the areas we thank you for taking into account:

It is not allowed:

1. Throw organic and inorganic garbage, dispose of them in the pockets of your backpack and then throw them in the garbage of the camp. These will be separated and returned to the municipality of Inírida.

2. Enter the resguardos and Reserve toxic or polluting substances that may disturb the ecosystems.

3. Refrain from the use of elements that produce fire in the facilities, or around the shelter areas, because these are usually built in wood and sometimes are immunized, so any accident would cause a fire.

4. Collect and take biological material.

5. Buying or selling wildlife.

6. Taking photographs of wildlife that is not in its natural environment.

7. Taking selfies with wildlife in captivity or that are pets of inhabitants of the region.

8. Buying hunting by-products (skins, skulls, feathers, etc.) to avoid their extinction.

9. Giving food to wildlife.

10. To make fire and excavations.

11. Produce noise or use instruments or sound equipment that disturbs the natural environment.

12. During the tour do not separate from the group and be attentive to your companions.

13. Travel only in the established areas and tours should only be done in the company of environmental interpreters. Maintenance and Cleaning. Non-biodegradable garbage (cans, plastics, glass), generated or carried by visitors, must be removed from the area.


General Elements necessary to take to the different Areas

1. Camping mat or insulating mat for camping.

2. High boots or boots with a high collar.

3. Blanket or sleeping bag

4. Waterproof poncho

5. Flashlight with batteries and spare bulb.

6. Hat or cap.

7. Repellent and sunscreen.

8. Water bottle.

9. Long pants (3), long sleeve shirt (4), enough change of clothes (do not overdo it if you are going on an expedition).

10. Tennis or shoes with grip soles.

11. Swimming shorts

12. Towel and toiletries (soap, toilet paper, toothpaste).



General Conditions at the visit sites


Indigenous Communities

- In the indigenous communities of La Ceiba and Venado, accommodation is in beds in indigenous cabins.

- Bathroom in the river

- Toilet in latrine

- Traditional indigenous food

- There is no telephone or internet communication. There may be satellite communication depending on weather conditions.

- No television

- Power with electric plant from 6 to 9 pm, occasionally


MORU Natural Reserve (Model of Rural Organization)

- Natural spaces that invite physical and mental relaxation.

- Landscape plans of the Great Orinoco River and its tributaries.

- Wooden infrastructure with palm roof, built in palafito at a height of 1.50 meters, interconnected with covered bridges.

- Accommodation in cabins, single bed for six (6) people with private bathroom, and multiple in Mirador with hammock and awning.

- Complete sanitary units for men and women (showers, toilets, sinks).

- Camping area

- Restaurant type food

- Permanent water from a deep well at 22 meters

- Environmentally friendly wastewater management

- Three kilometers of trails in the Matavén Jungle, linear trails to lagoons and circuits through the forest.

- Occasional telephone service from the Venezuelan network.

- Power with electric plant from 6 to 10 pm

- No television and sound equipment to interfere with the sounds of nature.


It is important to understand that the food included in the plan is prepared by the people of the community and the menu is based on typical products of the region, avoiding the use of products from other regions. If you wish you can ask for details of this menu and in case you need or want food that is not from the area, we ask for your understanding and suggest that you bring it as part of your luggage.

Travel time during the visit to the department of Guania

Airport - Inírida Restaurants: 5 min by vans

Inírida - Venado Community: 2h 30 min by river. 40 hp motor boat

Inírida - Matraca Lagoon: 30 min.

Venado community - Mavicure hills: 10 min.

Community of Venado - Caño San Joaquín: 15 min.

Base of Cerro de Mavicure - Cima Cerro Mavicure: 1h 30 min walking, time depends on the traveler's pace.

Venado Community - La Ceiba Community: 1h River travel.

Community of La Ceiba - Caño Caimán: 30 min. 40 hp motor boat

Community of La Ceiba - Inírida 1h 20 min.

Inírida - Coco Viejo Community 15 min. River or land transportation.

Inírida - MORU Natural Reserve. 1h 15 min. River travel.

MORU Natural Reserve - Piedra Maviso 15 min. Motor boat 40 hp

MORU Natural Reserve - Caño Jota 30 min. Motor boat 40 hp


NO SHOW AND CANCELLATION POLICIES

1. Cancellations must be made 5 days prior to the departure date and 90% of the reservation deposit will be refunded, apart from any 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.

BOOKING AND PAYMENT PROCESSES

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 the dates of your trip.

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).

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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 ;)