Mitu - Vaupés
The Vaupes department is located in the south-east of Colombia, in the middle of the Amazon jungles, bordering with Brazil. Its capital city is Mitu.
The topography in Vaupes is mostly plain, with some small ondulations in the northern part close to the Orinoquia region. Its principal formations are: Serrania del Taraira, Cerro Huinambi, cerro MuNeta, and Mesa de Caruru.
Most of the department’s population is part of native indigenous groups, conserving its traditions, culture and costumes.
Vaupes is divided in three municipalities: Mitu, Caruru and Taraira, and five settlements: Pacoa, Papuanua, Yavarate, Acaricuara and Villafatima.
Vaupes has rich hidrological resources, with the Vaupes river as its main water course, but with many other rivers such as: Apaporis, Cananari, Cuduyari, Isana, Mambu, Pacoa, Papuri, Pira Parana, Taraira, and many smaller water courses that run along its green territory.
Its main economic activities are agriculture and mining.
The weather in Vaupes is warm humid, with an average temperature over 27C.
Vaupes has conserved almost intact many of its natural beauties, most probably because of its remoteness, being in the heart of the Amazon jungle, with no roads communicating it with the rest of the country. In its territory we can find the Nukak Natural National Park which also expands into Guaviare department. In its territory there is a wide variety of fauna and flora, with many endemic species.
The main attractions in Vaupes are:
The Nukak National Natural Park
The indigenous ethnic cultures