The hills of Mavecure

The hills of Mavecure

Discover the Mavicure or Mavecure hills, a group of three monoliths located in the south-east of Colombia, more precisely 50 km south of the town of Inírida, on the river of the same name. They belong to the Guayanés massif, and have an average height of about 250 m.

This trip is an adventure expedition to one of the most remote areas of the country. The tourist infrastructure is almost non-existent. Travellers have to be able to walk in the sun in stony and sandy terrain. There are no toilets or showers at the campsites, travellers will have access to mobile toilets and will shower in the river without using soap. Travellers must be able to walk with their equipment, so it is advisable to reduce the volume and weight of their equipment.

Rural Tourism with Indigenous Communities: The Cerros de Mavecure is located between the nature reserves of the Venado and Remanso indigenous communities. The development of tourism is progressing slowly. The accommodation offered by the community is basic, not very comfortable but clean, warm and pleasant. We always organise our visits with the indigenous communities.

The indigenous communities that live in this area are in a remote and isolated part of Colombia. Some of the gifts brought back by the travellers are always useful for them, such as: school material, children’s books, clothes in good condition, threads and needles, fishing line, hooks, torch, solar panels and other alternative energy sources.

From $636 Usd
4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure:
Walking Grade: Easy
  • Day 1: Inirida – Mavecure
  • Day 2: Mavecure
  • Day 3: Orinoco river
  • Day 4: Natural reserve Moru

Cerros de Mavecure


Country

  • Colombia

Thematics

  • Expedition

Group Size

  • 12 Travelers Max

Included

  • Meals indicated in the program
  • Local transportation
  • Homestay / Hut accommodation
  • Boat transportation

Not Included

  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Additional drinks and meals
  • Medical insurance
  • Expenses not specified in the program
  • Tips

Minimum Deposit

  • 30 %

Payment Options

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal
  • Wire Transfer

Your Tour Guide

Mathieu Bohringer

I studied history and antropologist of Latin America. I came to Colombia 18 years ago in 2005 to work as a school teacher. My future was going to be very different since I decided to found a travel agency Aventure Colombia to show a positive image of Colombia, share my…

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DAY 1

Inirida – Mavecure

Encounter with an ancestral culture Arrival in Inirida. Lunch. You’ll head out to the Cerros of Mavecure, Pajaro, the oldest hills in the world! These sacred sites belong to the Indigenous reservations of the Remanso and Venado communities. Welcome to the Venado community. You’ll hike to the base of the Cerro Diablo to explore the forest. Dinner and overnight in the Venado community.

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DAY 2

Mavecure

After breakfast, will we set off towards the hills of Mavecure, Pajaro, and Mono. This natural wonder is a sacred place for its native people. At this point in the Inirida river, the water cascades with a fury between the tepuyes, a powerful thing to witness. Continuing on our journey, you’ll ascend the tepuy to observe the Escudo Guavanes landscapes, ancient rocks in the heart of the jungle. Lunch in the Venado community. You’ll continue to the Almidon indigenous community reservation of the Ceiba, where you’ll enter the Caiman river to access the Redonda, Casabe, and Clara lagoons. Returning to the community, we’ll row with the current of the river and be able to see the freshwater dolphins and the endemic birds of these types of waters. Dinner and overnight in an indigenous cabin in the Ceiba community.

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DAY 3

Orinoco river

On the path to sustainability

Breakfast. The Ceiba community uses sustainable and productive initiatives to strengthen environmental services. We’ll get to know the Honey Route, with a bee species that are of great promise to sustainability. We’ll move to the mouth of the Orinoco river. We’ll get to see the estrella fluvial of Inirida, and the tributaries of Inirida, Guaviare, Atabapo, and Orinoco. We will pass the Amanaven inspection in the Vichada department. During the journey, you’ll be able to enjoy a swim in the waters of the Atabapo river, before finally arrive at the natural reserve of Moru and have lunch. In the afternoon, we have two options:
1 : We’ll head inside the Mataven jungle to rappeling up to a canopy to arrive at a platform in the treetops.
2 : Rowing activity in the Jota river for fauna and flora watching.

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DAY 4

Natural reserve Moru

Selva Mataven Breakfast and hike in the Natural MORU reserve to discover the forests and Mataven jungle in the Vichada department. Transfer to the city of Inirida, check-in at the airport, and return to the city of Bogota.


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Animals Species You can spot during this tour

About the Country

Colombia is a country located in South America, known for its rich cultural history, diverse landscapes, and warm, welcoming people. It offers a wide range of experiences from its Caribbean beaches to its Andean mountains.

Reasons to Go

1. Stunning natural landscapes
2. Rich cultural heritage
3. Delicious cuisine
4. Vibrant cities like Bogota and Medellin
5. Affordable travel destination.

Country Facts

– Official Name: Republic of Colombia
– Location: South America- Time Zone: GMT-5
– Capital: Bogotá
– Population: ~51 million
– Official Language: Spanish
– Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
– Economy: Emerging market economy

Regions at a Glance

Bogotá: The capital city, known for its museums, and vibrant culture.
Medellín: Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its pleasant climate.Cartagena: A historical city with beautiful colonial architecture and nearby beaches.

Tourist Attractions

– Cartagena’s Walled City (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
– Tayrona National Park- The Coffee Cultural Landscape
– The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)
– Medellin’s Metrocable

Money Matters

– Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
– Credit cards are widely accepted in cities but less so in rural areas
– ATMs are plentiful

Packing List

– Light, breathable clothing for the coast
– Warmer layers for mountain regions
– Rain jacket, hiking boots

Healthcare Requirements

– Tap water is generally safe in cities but should be purified in rural areas.
– Street food is generally safe but use your judgment.

Culture

Colombia has a rich cultural landscape influenced by Indigenous, Spanish, and African heritages. From the rhythms of Cumbia and Vallenato to the nation’s love for soccer, Colombia is a tapestry of traditions.

Accommodation

– Hotels, hostels, and Airbnbs are widely available.
– Budget options from $20/night, mid-range $40-$80, luxury $100+
– Generally safe for solo female travelers, but always take standard precautions.

Visa Requirements

– Illegal drugs are severely punished
– Respect local traditions and customs
– Public displays of affection are generally accepted but may be frowned upon in rural areas.

Emergency Contact Numbers

Police: 112
Medical emergency: 112
Embassy: Check for your country’s embassy contact

Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage

– Plug type: Types A and B
– Voltage: 110V
– Frequency: 60Hz

Climate

Tropical near the coast and in the lowlands, cooler in the mountains. Light clothing for the coast, warmer layers for the mountains.

Public Transportation

– Public buses and TransMilenio in Bogotá
– Taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber are available
– Domestic flights for long distances

Language Spoken

Spanish is the official language. Basic English is understood in tourist areas.
– Useful phrases: “Hola” (Hello), “Gracias” (Thank)

Sustainability Tips

– Use refillable water bottles
– Respect local customs and natural habitats
– Opt for eco-friendly accommodation and tours

Useful Apps & Websites

– Google Translate for language translation
– Uber or local taxi apps for transportation
– TripAdvisor for reviews and recommendations

Colombia offers a rich travel experience that caters to all types of travelers. From its diverse landscapes to its vibrant culture, Colombia is a destination that should not be missed. Check out other resources on our website for more information.

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