Mitu Jungle Tours
It was said that when all the birds were black and white, on Cerro Urania, the God Kubay colored all the feathers of all kinds of birds and distributed the colors to each one, inspired by the beautiful colors of the sunsets that were seen from the tops of the tepuis with a view of the jungle and the great Vaupés river. This place is really surprising for all the options it has in the jungle, tepuis, rivers and the strength in its indigenous culture. Almost 90% of the population is indigenous and they maintain their culture, tradition and language, preserving a wonderful relationship with nature, the sacred hills and animals. It is an invaluable gift to visit these places hand in hand with professional indigenous guides who tell us their myths and stories originating from not only a real place but from a fantasy paradise!
DAY 1 Mituseño-Urania, Cubea ethnic group:
The adventure begins in Mitu with a transfer from the airport and a motorcycle ride to the indigenous reservation of Mituseña Urania. We will visit the maloka and the Kubay hill, where we can see birds and a great view of the jungle. We will make a beautiful ride in a Potrillo (silent rowing canoe) through the flooded forests while watching birds. The indigenous community of the reservation will present us with a small sample of their traditional dances. We will spend the night at the Hotel in the city of Mitu. You will have the night free, so you can explore the city as you feel.
DAY 2 Guacamayas Hill:
The tepuis or rock hills of Mitú are impressive and have a beautiful mysticism. We will visit Cerro de las Guacamayas. To reach its summit, we will walk along a comfortable path through the jungle for 2 hours. The view from the hill is spectacular, with the entire panorama of the immensity of the Vaupés Amazon. This hill is part of the Mitu Cachivera indigenous reserve. We will visit the white sand forests and climb one of the highest rocky outcrops of Mitú, where we will appreciate the orchids and the birds of the place. We will also be able to see the epidendrum major and epidendrum minor orchids, the most showy in the area. In Caño Sangre we will take a refreshing bath, a sensation that can only be experienced here in the jungle falls. In the afternoon, we will take a river tour of the giant Vaupés River. At night we will return to our hotel to rest.
DAY 3 Cock of the Rock and the City of Mitú:
The prize of the day will be sighting the Gallito de Roca (rupicola rupicola). We will visit the Cerro del Venado, where this magnificent bird lives, which can only be observed with a lot of silence and patience, among other things - only early risers can receive this gift. Don't forget to bring your binoculars or your long-lens camera, because seeing it up close is the best delight you can give yourself . There's nothing like seeing the phosphorescent flash of this bird when it flies in the Guyanese jungle forest... El Cerro del Venado too is a rocky outcrop of the Guyanese shield, that mix between tepui and jungle is one of the most impressive things that Vaupés offers us.
The city of Mitú contains great potential in culture and contrasts. Like any capital city, it has countless stories and cultural traits, one of them is that 90% of its inhabitants are indigenous, so they give a special particularity to the energy of the place. This afternoon we will do a City Tour. We will visit the church, we will visit the murals and the beach along the Vaupés river boardwalk. Walking along this boardwalk is like traveling back in time to a place where time does not exist, it keeps a very placid freshness. At night we will return to our hotel to rest.
DAY 4 Tepui Cerro Flecha - Ceima Cachivera:
We will venture on a very easy and peaceful hike to the Cerro Flecha de Ceima Cachivera tepui that has a 360 degree view of the Amazon jungle. We will also enjoy a swim in the natural pools of the caño Ceima Cahivera. We will get to know the traditional Maloca of this community, characteristic for its cheerful colors. Then you will be transferred to the airport.
✓ A change of clothes to travel on flights and land trips.
✓ A change of clothes for walking (long pants that become Bermuda shorts, long-sleeved shirts, tennis shoes or walking boots or river sandals)
✓ Change of clothes to sleep
✓ Personal hygiene items. (Toilet paper, soap, toothpaste etc)
✓ Let us know if you are a vegetarian or have any food condition.
✓ Rubber boots
✓ Binoculars if you want to see birds.
✓ Identity documents
✓ Personal medications
✓ water bottle
✓ Sun hat
✓ SunBlock, natural without chemicals. Or don't use.
✓ Insect repellent.
✓ Flashlight and spare battery
✓ Solar Powerbank (preferably to charge your camera and cell phone batteries)
✓ Ziploc bags of various sizes to store electronics.
✓ Everything stored in plastic bags
✓ Water purifying filter or purifying tablets.
✓ Small towel
✓ Waterproof poncho.
✓ Be vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus. (It is not mandatory, we only suggest it)
✓ 35 Lt hands-free backpack for hiking and hopefully everything stored in this backpack.
✓ Gifts for the communities. IT'S NOT MANDATORY. ONLY IF IT IS BORN FROM THE HEART: school supplies, notebooks, colors, paints, children's stories, fishing nylon, hooks, rubber boots, clothing for children and adults, flashlights or solar energy lamps, etc.
Proposed group departures: Oct. 26-29, Nov. 23-26, Dec. 7-10
Private departures available on other dates.
Price depends on number of people.
✓ Permanent Local Indigenous professional guide every day.
✓ Permanent private transportation in Moto Carro for trips to places.
✓ 3 nights of lodging in the city of Mitu. In the hotels that have availability according to the date of your reservation: Hotel Carayurú, Hotel Quenarí or Hotel Brasilia
✓ Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks with permanent hydration throughout the tour.
✓ Entrance fee and permit to the Mituseña Urania Indigenous Reservation
✓ Sample of indigenous cultural dance in the Resguardo Mituseña Urania.
✓ Payment of entrance fee and permit to the Mitú Cachivera Indigenous Reservation.
✓ River walk along the Vaupés river day 2.
✓ Birding in search of the Cock of the Rock, day 3
✓ City tour Mitú, day 3.
✓ Payment of entrance fee and permit to the Ceima Cachivera Indigenous Reservation. Day 4.
✓ Visit to Cerro Flecha. Day 4.
✓ Permanent medical assistance policy.
x Expenses not stipulated
x Tourist tax in Mitú. COP33,000
x Alcoholic beverages
x Flight tickets
Additional Services Available:
✓ Issuance of commercial air tickets.
✓ English guide. (COP200,000 per group per day. Upon reservation availability) or translator (value depends on availability and number of days)
Follow the guide's recommendations, meet the schedules of the itineraries, forget about everyday life on the trip and let yourself be impregnated by the natural beauty of the place. Connect your mind with the place and ask Mother Nature for permission beforehand to be in these sacred temples. Do not pick up stones or carry them, as they can alter the spiritual environment of the place. Walk quietly.
CANCELLATIONS: NO SHOW POLICIES
At any time the user may cancel the requested and contracted services, and will be entitled to a refund of the deposit as long as the contracted program does not have conditions that indicate otherwise. In case of cancellation of air tickets, the regulations of the airlines and the competent organizations (IATA) will be observed. In the case of operations on chartered flights, their cancellation clauses are those that apply to the program.
1. To cancel the trip, it must be done 5 days before the departure date and 90% of the Reservation deposit will be returned, apart from the previously established deductions or penalties that the providers make, when the services are not used. This return will be made within 30 calendar days after the date on which the claim is made. If it is not canceled 5 days in advance, the money will not be returned.
2. In case of non-appearance of the client to the trip, no disbursement will be made.
3. In the event that the user of the tourist services fails to comply by not using the agreed services, whatever the cause, the Agency may demand payment of 20% of the total price or established fee or retain the deposit or advance payment previously received from the user.
4. In the event of a scheduled trip on the calendar and the minimum quota for departure is not achieved due to not completing the quota, 100% of the money will be refunded.
5. In case the trip is impossible to carry out due to COVID. The trip will be postponed until a new date agreed with the client.
6. In fortuitous cases (climatic changes, landslides, natural blockades or social demonstrations in air, land or river transport; in which the trip has to be canceled due to FORCE MAJEURE, operator will return 80% of the deposit of the Booking.