Vaupés
Mitú

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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.

Touritic attractions:

The main attractions in Vaupes are:

The Nukak National Natural Park

The indigenous ethnic cultures

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Cuduyari River

The PETROGLIFOS

Its rich biodiversity both in land and in the water.

Its beautiful natural landscapes.

Access:
By air: There are airports in Mitu, Caruru and Pacoa allowing access from other cities such as Bogota by small aircrafts.

By land: There is some roads in bad state around its main settlements, which can only be used in the summer season by special cars.

By water: Boats are the main transportation mode in the area, used both for passengers and cargo, being most of the settlements next to a river.

Warning: Even when most of the Vaupes department territory has been secured and is open for tourism, there is still some armed groups in some regions. For your own security, inform yourself of the regional state and take the necessary precautions before heading to unknown places.

WELCOME TO THE VAUPES DEPARTMENT, NATURAL WONDER OF THE AMAZON REGION, ENJOY ITS BEAUTY AND HELP US CONSERVE IT.

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