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: Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Then we’ll head out to Ciudad de Piedra (during summer, from November to May) or to tunnels and natural bridges (during winter, from June to October). We’ll experience the Guiana Shield rocky outcrop firsthand, which is full of passages, rock formations, and streams, that allows visitors to enjoy the surroundings and rich landscapes. On this tour, we will see rock formations that defy the laws of gravity and crystal-clear waters where we’ll be able to freshen up after the amazing hike. Return to San José and airport.
- 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.