Discover the El Tuparro National Nature Park in the Orinoco region. Its area is part of the department of Vichada. Created in 1970, it covers an area of 548,000 ha and is bathed by the Tomo River to the north and the Tuparro, Tuparrito and Caño Maipurés Rivers to the south.
- Day 1: Arrival in Puerto Carreño
- Day 2: Tuparro National Park – Attalea Trail – Caño Lapa
- Day 3: Tomo river
- Day 4: Tuparro National Park – Puerto Carreño
- Day 5: Bojonawi Reserve
Your Tour Guide
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Arrival in Puerto Carreño
Flight Bogotá – Puerto Carreño (not included). We will meet you at Germán Olano airport. You’ll go to your hotel in Puerto Carreño and then take a boat to Tuparro park. We’ll travel down the Orinoco river, starting from Puerto Carreño to the village of Cazuarito. Then we’ll take a boat trip to the mouth of the Meseta canyon and an approximately one hour hike to the harbor known as ‘El Tablón,’ the plank.
Then visit the Garcitas community and have lunch. After, we’ll take a boat trip to El Tuparro National Natural Park.
In the afternoon, we’ll settle into the campsite, hike through the Maipures rapids, and then return to the campsite.
Tuparro National Park – Attalea Trail – Caño Lapa
The tour starts at 7:00 am on the Attalea Trail. Eventually, we’ll reach a lookout point, where you’ll see a spectacular panoramic view of the Maipures rapids. After, return to the Maipures Visitors Center to get to know it’s facilities and continue on our way along the Tuparro river toward the indigenous community, Raudalito Caño Lapa of the Sikuani ethnic group. Observe the production process of traditional dishes made from the yuca plant. See firsthand the ‘churatas,’ indigenous dwellings, built from wood and palms. Visit the Lapa Canyon waterfall and swim in its crystal clear waters.
All-day journey on the Tomo river. Hike on the Anaconda Trail and the natural swimming holes and have a chance to swim and snorkel in their blue waters. Depending on time, you’ll be able to climb up Thomas Hill or Peinillas Hill to get a spectacular view of the savannah and river.
Tuparro National Park – Puerto Carreño
Depart at 5:30 am and climb Guahino hill to get an amazing panoramic view of the Maipures rapids and the El Tuparro Park savannah. Breakfast and start the journey at 7:00 am on the Orinoco river, towards Puerto Carreño, passing through the Atures torrents. Visit the mouth of the Meseta canyon, take a refreshing swim, get a chance to see petroglyphs, and then continue to Cazuarito. Return and settle into your hotel.
This morning, observe pink dolphins at the crossing of the Meta and Orinoco rivers. After this, journey along the mouth of the Bita river. Then, visit the Bojonawi Natural Reserve, observe the native fauna and ecological hike, and then return to Puerto Carreño.At the end of the afternoon, transfer from the hotel to the airport to take a flight back to Bogotá.
Flight Puerto Carreño – Bogotá (not included)
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.
– 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.
– Cartagena’s Walled City (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
– Tayrona National Park- The Coffee Cultural Landscape
– The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida)
– Medellin’s Metrocable
– Currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
– Credit cards are widely accepted in cities but less so in rural areas
– ATMs are plentiful
– Light, breathable clothing for the coast
– Warmer layers for mountain regions
– Rain jacket, hiking boots
– Tap water is generally safe in cities but should be purified in rural areas.
– Street food is generally safe but use your judgment.
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.
– 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.
– 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
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
Tropical near the coast and in the lowlands, cooler in the mountains. Light clothing for the coast, warmer layers for the mountains.
– Public buses and TransMilenio in Bogotá
– Taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber are available
– Domestic flights for long distances
Spanish is the official language. Basic English is understood in tourist areas.
– Useful phrases: “Hola” (Hello), “Gracias” (Thank)
– 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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