Embrace of the Serpent – Cerros de Mavecure

Rainforest, Amazonas
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    Cerro de Mevecure, this is the one you can hike to the top | Cer
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    Port in Puerto Inírida | Hafen von Puerto Inírida | Puerto In
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    Cerro de Mavecure, Emilio and his family | Cerro de Mavecure, Em
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    On the Río Guaviare | Auf dem Río Guaviare | En el Río Guavia
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    Cerros de Mavecure | Cerros de Mavecure | Cerros de Mavecure
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    Cerro de Mevecure, this is the one you can hike to the top | Cer
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    Cerro de Mavecure, unloading at the campsite | Cerro de Mavecure
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    Cerro de Mevecure, this is the one you can hike to the top | Cer
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    Cerro de Mevecure, this is the one you can hike to the top | Cer
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    Cerro de Mevecure, this is the one you can hike to the top | Cer
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    Cerro de Mavecure, Lunch | Cerro de Mavecure, Mittagessen | Cer
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    Inirida – The Inirida Flower is endemic to the Guanía plains |
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    Inirida – It looks so easy to manage a canoe | Inírida – Kanufa

Located in Colombia’s estern lowlands at the border between Amazon rainforest and the Llanos savanna the Cerros de Mavecure offer a really off the beaten track experience. A mix of hiking and relaxing perfect to disconnect from civilization. Swim with the sweet water dolphins and look for the endemic Inírida flower. The film Embrace of the Serpent about a shaman in he Amazon rainforest has been shot partly in this area… connect with the indigenous spirits!

Highlights

  • Visit of an indigenous community
  • Flight with the Vintage DC-3 across the Amazon Rainforest

Day 1 Arrive in Puerto Inírida – El Remanso
After your arrival at the airport of Puerto Inírida (ask us about flying in a DC-3), you will continue with the boat upstream Río Inirida until you reach the area of El Remanso, a little indigenous village. Here you set up camp, either tents or hammocks, depending on your personal preferences.

Day 2 El Remanso
After breakfast the hike up to the peak of Mavecure begins. At the beginning the rocks seems to be slick but soon you become confident and will reach the summit. The view to the rainforest and the other granite mountains from there is even better. Afterwards you will be heading back upstream to the beach of Mavecure. In the afternoon, you can relax or take a refreshing bath in the river. If you are lucky you can even see the pink dolphins under the water surface.

Day 3 El Remanso – Puerto Inírida
Leave your campsite after breakfast for La Ceiba, an indigenous village on the Río Inírida. After a short hike through the rainforest, where you will see sill another aspect of the fascinating Amazonian nature you will enjoy a typical lunch. Later you will cruise down the river to Inírida to spend the night in the town. Another option is to spend the night in a settlement with an indigenous community.

Day 4 Leave Puerto Inírida
Leave Puerto Inírida for Bogotá.

Depending on flight schedules the detailed program on day 1 and 4 may vary.

Services included

  • Transfers in boat
  • Excursions with English speaking local guides according to the program (other languages on request)
  • Accommodation in double room / tent / hammock.
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner