Xplora Guaviare – BIRDWATCHING 5 days 4 nights (Saturday to Wednesday)


  • January 31, 2019
  • Maria Jara

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San José del Guaviare is the city that opens the door to the Amazon and the legend of the Yurupary, where we will spend 4 days getting along with rock formations, fauna, tunnels and natural wells. In the Guaviare you will know about indigenous cultures, their gastronomy and handicrafts.

ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE

DAY 1: Airport reception and hotel transfer. After breakfast, we’ll head out to Cerro Azul in 4×4 trucks (approximately a 90-minute ride). Once we arrive, we’ll be able to appreciate ancient cave paintings and pictographs created at different moments in history. Some of them are more than 10,000 years old. You’ll also be able to see anthropomorphic animals, plants, and tools. It’s safe to say that this place offers a cultural legacy for all humanity. Then we’ll take a 210-meter hike through a wide cavern and reach the viewpoint, where we’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the vast Guaviare forest.

We’ll rest and share a picnic accompanied by a cold champagne. Then we’ll continue with a hike to the second mural of cave paintings. Back to San José and we’ll have lunch prepared by Cerro Azul’s community. Return to San José, dinner and rest.

DAY 2: Departure from the hotel in 4×4 truck that will take us to Damas del Nare Lagoon (approximately 3 hours), stop for breakfast in the town of Boquerón. Then, we’ll arrive at Los Búfalos where we’ll enjoy a 1-hour walk among the Amazonian Piedmont forest until we reach the ECONARE facilities (a farmer’s association who work community tourism and conservation), along the way we’ll have the possibility to observe birds, primates, ceiba trees, among others.

We’ll arrive at Damas del Nare Lagoon; an exotic 81 hectares Amazonian location of water mirror wich connect to Guaviare River, habitat of river dolphins locally known as “Toninas”, we’ll be able to swim with them. Currently, farmer’s associations changed illicit crops to promote community-based ecotourism and the conservation of their rainforests and biodiversity; offering tourists unforgettable experiences due to the diversity and human touch of their hosts. We’ll be ready for lunch prepared by the community. Return to San José. Indigenous regional dinner with cultural show and artisanal exhibition. Rest.

DAY 3: At morning we’ll hike to the bank of the Guaviare River, in the Vereda Buena Vista, where in just two short kilometres we’ll pass gallery forests and floodplain forests and finally we’ll observe the most common birds of the zone as: kingfisher, chenchenas, herons, swallows, woodcreeper, cucaracheros, eagles and a variety of migratory birds (approximately 3 hours). Breakfast will be taken during the course.

After that, we’ll return to the hotel to take a break and a good snack. Then, we’ll head out to a completely different ecosystem, the remnants of the Guiana Shield, where the rock vegetation consists of sandstones and quartzite. We’ll follow a 3-kilometer trail, where we’ll pass rock formations, natural tunnels, and Caño Lajas. Return to San José, dinner and rest.

DAY 4: DURING SUMMER – NOVEMBER TO MAY After having breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out in 4×4 trucks to get to a torrent of the Guayabero River, Angosturas II. It’s a magical and beautiful place, located in the Bocas del Raudal path, where our canoeing adventure will begin. We’ll canoe on the magnificent canyon of the Angosturas II torrent of the Guayabero River.

During this tour, we’ll be able to appreciate the imposing rock formations that jut out of the water and the thick vegetation, as well as birds and primates. After this wonderful canoe trip, we’ll begin our journey to the cave paintings. From there, our adventure continues a few meters above ground. After winding past rocks and trees to get to the top of the hill, the magical 360-degree view will allow us to really take in the environment. Here, the Guayabero River gets lost between the horizon and the incredibly green vegetation. Indigenous regional dinner with cultural show and artisanal exhibition. Return to San José and rest.

DURING WINTER – JUNE TO OCTOBER After having breakfast at the hotel, we’ll head out in 4×4 trucks that will take us to the northeastern part of the Serranía la Lindosa mountain range, where we’ll visit the amazing Puerta de Orión rock formation. The protected area of Serranía La Lindosa with more than 28,000 hectares of rocky outcrop belonging to the Guiana Shield is one of the oldest rock formations on the planet. The Macarenia clavigera or commonly known as Riverweed, is part of this route; it is an aquatic plant that gives its color to Caño Rosado, a small river of crystalline waters.

Continuing the journey, we can visit the imposing natural bridges, sculpted by the passage of streams of water through time, or the cascade of delights. If the group is of seniors, it is recommended to change the activities of this day and visit Laguna Negra, which offers a canoe tour, where we’ll see birds. Indigenous regional dinner with cultural show and artisanal exhibition. Return to San José and rest.

DAY 5: We’ll have breakfast at the hotel, check out, and then head out to the airport.

ATTENTION:

  • This program may be modified due to changes in flight schedules.
  • On this trip, the scheduled leisure time will be enjoyed without any tour guides.
  • Due to availability issues, the hotels may be replaced with others of the same category.
  • 4 nights stay at Aeropuerto Hotel
  • Local Guide (Spanish, English, French) – another languages are available at an additional cost
  • Assist Card
  • Ground and River Transportation
  • Contributions to the Places that will be visited
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Snacks
  • Indigenous regional dinner
  • Cultural show and artisanal exhibition
  • Hydration
  • Xplora Colombia Kit

The plan does not include:

  • Domestic Flights (to be included on request)
  • Personal expenses
  • Unspecified Expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverages

DEPARTURE dates:

Every Saturday to Wednesday (January to December 2019)


Precio por persona:

*Single supplement US $ 15 per person per night.


Group:

Minimum of 6 explorers needed to be able to depart


Do you want to travel on a different date?

Write us at info@xploracolombia.com if you want to travel on another date.

Booking deadline:

20 days before departure date

GROUP

Minimum of 4 Xplorers


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  • The average temperature is 26 degrees Celsius or 79 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothes suitable for walking that will protect you from the sun. You’ll also need a bathing suit and clothes that can get wet
  • While traveling by boat, you’ll be more comfortable if you wear clothes that can get wet or a bathing suit
  • You must use shoes that can get wet with a good grip on the soles
  • It’s a good idea to bring hats and caps due to the sun
  • You should bring a thermos or a canteen to stay hydrated
  • A raincoat for occasional rainy days may be useful
  • Don’t forget your binoculars
  • Don’t forget your sunglasses
  • Under no circumstances and for no reason should you travel without a camera
  • Wear sun protection
  • You’ll be in the llanos plains, so you’ll need repellent
  • We will have electricity 24 hours a day in San José
  • There is good mobile phone coverage from all operators in San José, but the phone coverage is limited during the field trips
  • We will have Wi-Fi at hotel
  • Please have cash on you (Colombian pesos), because there are only cajeros ATH, Bancolombia and Banagrario ATMs in San José. Most commercial establishments do NOT take debit or credit cards
  • It´s important to be vaccinated against yellow fever an tetanus at least 10 days prior to the trip
  • We take care of nature! Do not bring contaminants with you.

Xplora Colombia does not benefit from any commissions from artisans, commercial establishments or local guides on the regions we visit. We pay fairly, for respect and dignity. Our commercial agreements are based on demanded quality and not on economic agreements.

IT’S ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED TO ENTER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES TO THE PARKS, AS WELL AS CONTAMINATING SUBSTANCES OR ARTICLES. EVERY PERSONAL OR GROUP WASTE WILL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE PARKS AREA… ZERO TRASH.

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