On this expedition, we navegate the River Caura upstream and two of its tributaries, the Nichare and the Icutú. Then, following the Cusimi and the Erebato rivers downstream, we get back to the Caura. A hike of 18 kilometres through the dense Amazon rainforest, bridges the gap between the rivers Icutú and Cusimi. (View map)
This tour is special for adventurers, in search for activities off the beaten track, who want to feel how real life is in the jungle. You spend some nights in temporary camps, which you will help to build and in very basic Sanema settlements, also in an immense churuata (traditional house) in Sayusodiña. Here the captain general of the Ye´kwanas will welcome you.
Ciudad Bolívar – Maripa – La Cocuiza Camp
La Cocuiza – Mouth of the Tabaro river. Construction of a temporary camp.
Tabaro – Icutú, a Sanema village.
Hike from Icutú to the Sanema settlement Cushime. (9 hours)
Cushime – Ye´kwana community of Sayusodiña (Boca de Cushime). Paddling with canoes to the mouth of the Cusimi River.
Sayusodiña – Entre Ríos (meteorological station and Ye´kwana community)
Hike from Entre Ríos – Raudal Aayaimö rapids (overnight in temporary camp)
Raudal Aayaimö – Para Falls and Las Pavas village – El Playón (big beach)
Free time at the El Playón camp, enjoying the beach and fishing.
Return to Ciudad Bolívar via Maripa.
The itinerary may vary because of climatic conditions. In the dry season, an extra day will be needed, for paddling the Cusimi River down.