Cerros de Mavecure by Wooden Canoe and Packraft

Mavecure Hills

GW
Go Wild: American Adventures
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Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2025
Group size: 1 - 10
Cerros de Mavecure by Wooden Canoe and Packraft
Mavecure Hills

Go Wild: American Adventures
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Feb 21 - Mar 3, 2025
Group size: 1 - 10

About this trip

Paddle a traditional wooden canoe and commune with local Indigenous communities in one of the most isolated places in Colombia: the Mavecure Hills. Belonging to the Guiana shield, these 800m high domes rise from within the wild Amazon, along Rio Inírida, and are some of the oldest geological formations on Earth. To arrive at Mavecure, we take a motorboat up Rio Inírida and you can choose from two options for return:


1) Paddle a wooden-dugout canoe for an incredible journey in the same manner in which the local Indigenous communities have traveled the river for thousands of years.  


2) Paddle downstream by hard-sided kayak, or packraft- ultralite, inflatable 1-2 person kayaks.


While this is not a whitewater trip, it does require basic paddling skills and adequate fitness for prolonged days of paddling. More than anything, this trip requires a sense of adventure!


Pricing for 2024: $2900/person which is $264 per day, all inclusive.

Highlights

  WILD & UNIQUE: Experience an expedition like no other- we are the only provider of tours to Mavecure by canoe or packraft.

 • LOCAL: Indigenous guides provide necessary wayfinding and expertise during the tour for an interactive and educational experience. This is the only way to visit such a remote area and helps support local communities.

  SLEEP UNDER STARS: Spend your nights camping on pristine river beaches or in nearby Indigenous communities

  DINE: Indigenous cooks prepare hyper-local camp grub in traditional methods (while canoeing!)

 • EXPLORE & DISCONNECT: Besides miles of wild paddling, activities include: climbing one of the Mavecure summits, swimming in spectacular rivers, fishing, & partaking in Indigenous rights and rituals

A Special Note

Lodging on our Amazon packraft & canoe trips is a mix between camping in tents, staying in Indigenous communities and the best possible hotels or lodges along the way. Oftentimes there are limited options. 

Tourism is very new to this area, to the point that our partner organization in Colombia has helped teach local groups how tao prepare more diverse meals. For the expedition portion of this trip expect basic meals- cereals, eggs, pastas, and lots of fish- nothing fancy, but hearty and from the Earth. 

These are trips for inquisitive, adventurous travelers who want to share in the  perspectives, fun, and magic that comes with exploring the Amazon. Please don't hesitate to write or call with hesitations or questions.

Sincerely, 
Dan, owner

Inclusions

   local, professional, naturalist, & certified guides

   permission to access and introduction to the Indigenous communities

   RT airfare from Bogota to the Amazon

   all accommodation from beginning to end: a mix of hotels, camping, and hammocks

   Meals from dinner on Day 2 through breakfast on the last day

   all adventure equipment: canoes, packrafts, tents, pads, and sleeping bags

   private ground and water transportation during the entire trip

   Medical Assistance Insurance

   professional photographer & download link to photos

   meet & greet evening before

   local tourism taxes

   All activities as described in the itinerary

Exclusions

 Airfare to and from Colombia (El Dorado International Airport in Bogota)

 alcohol purchased on the trip

 expenses not included in itinerary

 travel insurance (required- contact us for recommendations)

Available Packages

Double Room / Tent
Available until January 22, 2025

Due to the nature of the remote places we are traveling with limited boutique & luxury accommodation options, we are not able to offer private rooms on this tour. Shared rooms only at the best accommodations available.  

$2,900
Deposit: $1,450

Itinerary

Reception in Bogota
Day 1-2 | Feb 21-22

We arrive in Bogota 2 days before our departure for the Amazon to account for possible delays and to simply enjoy a day in Colombia’s grandest city. Depending on your time of arrival, choose from a wide variety of optional activities and get to know your guides. Enjoy private transport from El Dorado International Airport. 


Among the many incredible city activities we have planned before we head to the jungle is a reception dinner at the top of  Monserrate on Day 2, the tallest peak overlooking this city of 8 million.


Note- Meals & Activities on Day 1 through lunch on Day 2 are not included and paid by guest, however we'll have places picked out as a group if you care to join us. 

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GW
Go Wild: American Adventures
We are your Eastern Oregon adventure experts. At Go Wild, we create tailor-made gourmet wilderness experiences for families, corporate groups, and private parties. These backcountry trips are all-inclusive, designed specifically for your group, and always wildly fun. Our attention to logistics, knowledgeable local guides, and shared thirst for adventure guarantee an authentic Oregon experience worth sharing with the world.