Day 1 - Arrive and go to the Damas del Nare lagoon
On day 1, after having lunch, we will take the trocha ganadera for around 2,5 hours until the vereda Damas de Nare, it is possible that during the tour we’ll make stops for bird watching.
We will arrive at tienda cerrada where a member of Econare will be waiting for us to guide us during the walk to ECONARE where we’ll meet the Amaya Troncoso family; there we will get installed and will be able to accommodate our stuff in the resting area.
In the late afternoon, we will take the opportunity to appreciate the sunset over the lagoon and contemplate birds and other wildlife that will be searching for a place to sleep.
At the end of the day we will come back to the ECONARE house. Over 7:00 pm we can listen to Francisco Amaya who will tell us about the history of Econare while we have dinner.
Day 2 - Nare - return to San José del Guaviare - Cerro Azul
On day 2 we will get to wake up to the sound of the chirping birds so we can be ready by 6:00 am to have breakfast.
With a local person’s company you can learn the story about the special relationship that has been developed with “Tatis”, the tonina leader of the group and protagonist of many stories, besides the ability to recognize the family members that live in this lagoon. We will take lunch over 12:00 pm and start our journey back.
We will be arriving at San José del Guaviare at 4:30 pm, we will pass by the vereda Cerro Azul and to stay over in a campestral place. At 7:00 pm we will be enjoying a delicious dinner made by the locals and then we will have a night walk to end the day.
Day 3 - Path to Puerto Lucas - Cerro Azul
On day 3 we will wake up early in the morning for us to leave the inn by 6:00 am, we will then receive our breakfast that will be packaged so we can take it to the path. We will head to the Cerro Pinturas to the Rojas family’s house, there, we will meet Norbey Rojas who will accompany us to the path of Puerto Lucas so we can go bird watching. This path is located where the forests of sandstone rock outcrops, the mainland forests and the riparian forests meet, there we can watch anthills and piprids. At 12:00 we will head back to Noe Rojas’ house where we may enjoy a tasty lunch. At 1:00 pm we will meet an interpreter for the heritage of the Fantasías de Cerro Azul association who will be with us during the tour that will take approximately 3 hours to Cerro Pinturas, there we can appreciate huge panels of ancient rock paintings that have existed for over 12.000 years. With the help of a local we will learn about the story of this beautiful and magical place, besides we can be delighted by the birds and the natural cavern that we will encounter over our trip. By 5:00 pm we will be back at the Rojas’ house so we can take a 4x4 vehicle that will lead us back to San José del Guaviare. After getting installed in the hotel we will have dinner in the restaurant Catumare, then we may rest.
Day 4 - Path Los Alpes - Villa Marcella Nature Reserve
On day 4 we will exit the hotel at 5:00 am and then we will head to the vereda La Pizarra in a journey of approximately 1 hour, over 6:00 am we will begin our route in the path that is located on the Villa Marcela Natural Reserve property, where we can be delighted by the beautiful landscape of rocky outcrops of sandstones, then we will finish on a natural viewpoint. On this path we can encounter the gallito de roca (Rupicola rupicola), humming birds like the Phaethornis griseogularis, the golden jacamar and a great variety of tangaras. At 9:00 am, we will head back to the house, get ready and then take the flight back.