Xplora D.C and Orinoco

  • November 28, 2016
  • Xplor@


We will see the must-see places in Bogota, guided by locals, who will take us through the historic center and Monserrate. We will feel the warmth of its inhabitants in the cold of the DC.

We will take a flight leaving the Andes along the eastern cordillera and cross all the plains in the company of the Meta River to Puerto Carreño, a pretty little llanero village on the Venezuelan border, where pink dolphins swim in the great Orinoco river and the Tepuys , Great stones that break the flat sheets of Vichada.

Our trip continues with a flight over to the Tuparro, on the way we fly between Tepuys, or we can also sail through the Orinoco, a couple of hours enjoying the incredible view that this millennial river is teaching us.

Once in the park you can enjoy the pristine beaches, which, without fear of falling into exaggeration, can easily be the most beautiful freshwater beaches in America. The powerful stream of Maipures, a spectacle where the river vigorously strikes the rock, offering a sight and a great sound. And at night the starry sky, distant and clean will be a favorite memory.

In Puerto Inírida you can live a great adventure, knowing the places where much of the Vorágine developed, hiking through historical, religious and mythical sites. You will enjoy its waters, birds and fish of great size. You will renew energies, you will go places of a great beauty. In addition to rappel, caving, eco-walks … live and share with a PAYE.


Maipures river

Parque Tuparro

Orinoco river


La Bandera hill walk


Day 1: Welcome to Bogota! Transfer to Hotel

The night will start with a bite of local fritters, you will meet your host. Afterwards you will visit a salsa bar in La Soledad, where you will be able to know a classic and mythical place of dance in Bogota, a very peculiar tavern and the one who is encouraged can dance with local experts. (Optional US $ 60).

Day 2: We will go to Monserrate, emblematic place of Bogotá, we will ascend by ferry or cable car, once we will have the best view of the city. Then we will visit the Market Square where we will marvel at its colors and smells, try a variety of tropical fruits and before we go to the hotel, we will close with a typical cooking class (empanadas or patacones) in the house of a local (and new friend).

Day 3: Departure by charter flight to Puerto Carreño, where we will sail on the Orinoco River to Santa Helena Island where we will take a tour and know what it is to eat a good fish! We will go to the mouths of the Meta river, where you can observe and appreciate the dolphins (pink dolphins). At the end of the day we will ascend the hill of the flag to look for the sunset, and to be able to observe from there part of the Shield Guayanes. At night, a cultural show llanera will be the ideal closure of a great day.

Day 4: We will leave the beautiful capital of Vichada to go in search of El Tuparro flying over the Tepuyes of the lyrical basement of the Guayanés Shield, or sailing through the waters of the immense Orinoco. Upon entering the National Natural Park, we will welcome you with a detailed induction, and we will leave for one of your paths; The Atalea, and we can see the Tepuy Autana. It will be a great place to photograph the imposing landscape that the plain offers. At night we expect a clear summer sky that will give us a million stars view.

Day 5: We go to the seesaw, where they will contemplate the sunrise and we will make a tour by the flow of Maipures. We will be able to enjoy the virgin and beautiful beaches of the Orinoco to leave heading for Inirida Port.

Day 6: We start our journey down the Inírida river, until the mouth of the Guaviare river, then we continue until we reach the Atabapo river, to Blanca beach where our first camp is and there we will give a welcome reception on the beach and an informative talk .

Day 7: Tour through the Orinoco River to the community of La Primavera, rock climbing at the Sacred Cave of the Piaroas, visit to the community of artisans in Laja Lisa wood. You will know of the fluvial star of the east, Maviso, the mouths of the Atabapo River, places where you can enjoy all the splendor the union of the red waters of the Atabapo, earthy yellow of the river Guaviare, and the tea-colored waters of the great Orinoco river. After all this we will travel to the hills of Mavicure to approximately 105 kilometers. Yes, those of the film The Embrace of the Serpent.

Day 8: Climb to the hill of Mavicure! The natural viewpoint of America, we will travel by boat (speed boat) San Joaquin and visit the community of the Venado, where they will tell us indigenous stories; The Bird of Bon (bird of death) and the princess Inírida.

Day 9: We begin the tour of the ecological trail of lagoon crystals, towards Inírida, where we will visit the communities of Huesito. In La Ceiba a little Ecological trekking and narration of histories of the Toucan Ethnicity.

Day 10: We will visit Puerto Inírida, places of interest and of course where you can find handicrafts and the beautiful typical flower of the region, which is called the same as the river. Return to Bogota.

Day 11: Free day in Bogotá and transfer to the airport

  • Transport to and from airports
  • Charter flight Bogota – Puerto Carreño
  • Charter flight Puerto Carreño – El Tuparro National Park
  • Commercial flight Puerto Inírida – Bogota
  • Airport Fees
  • Land and river transport throughout the route
  • 1 night hotel in Puerto Carreño in double or single accommodation
  • 1 night in cabins in El Tuparro National Park in double or single accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshment, hydration and dinner in Puerto Carreño, El Tuparro and Puerto Inírida
  • 4 nights hotel in Puerto Inírida in double or single accommodation
  • 3 nights in BioHotel in Bogotá double accommodation with half board
  • Specialized guides in Puerto Carreño, El Tuparro and Puerto Inírida
  • Bilingual Host
  • Health care insurance
  • Income tax to municipalities
  • Tickets to all tourist attractions
  • Kit Xplora Colombia

The plan does not include:

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenditures not specified

Scheduled dates

17 February / 10 March / 7 April / 12 May / 26 May


Want to travel in a different date?

Write us to if you need another date of departure. Departures are scheduled with at least 4 Xploradores (Xplorers)

If on the trip’s reservation due date we don’t have the minimum Xploradores (Xplorers) required, we’ll suggest an additional cost per person so that we can make the trip on the scheduled date.

Booking deadline:

20 days before departure date


Minimum of 4 Xploradores (Xplorers).



This program may have some modifications due to changes in flight schedules. The free time scheduled on the trip will be enjoyed without guides or hosts.

  • Make sure that you have a valid Passport with a minimum of 6 months from expiring
  • There’s no reason to travel without a camera

In Bogota:

  • Temperature is 14ºC (57 ºF) on average, therefore, it is recommended to bring sweaters and jackets
  • We’ll be at an altitude of 2.600 masl (8,400 ft above sea level)
  • Use free-hand and zipped purses, backpacks or bags preferably

In Puerto Carreño, El Tuparro and Puerto Inírida:

  • The temperature ranges between 27 – 31 degrees Celsius
  • Be sure to wear comfortable clothes to walk and protect you from the sun, you will also need a bathing suit and clothes that can get wet
  • Carry Sun Protection
  • You must use shoes with grip and that can get wet
  • You must carry a thermos or canteen, it is forbidden the entrance of plastic and disposable bottles
  • Hats and caps are a good idea for the sun
  • You will be in the plain, you will need repellent
  • Do not forget your sunglasses
  • We take care of nature! Do not take pollutants
  • It is recommended to be vaccinated 10 days before against yellow fever

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.


Parque Tuparro

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