The expedition within Colombia will be solely in Guainia which translates to land of many waters similar to that of The country Guyana. When the expedition is within Colombia it will pass through one of the few national parks that are not open to eco-tourism and the capital of the department is Inirida. Which getting there is a 2 hour flight in Colombia from Bogota, from this point it is around 6 days on boat to get to the beginning of the Rio Negro. An expedition in itself.
The Rio Negro then is a whole new challenge, it is over 1400 miles long with its widest point in brazil at around 18 miles wide that is based around the Anavilhanas National Park
and has never been wholly travelled and documented which is what I intend to do. The beginning of the trip will be at the coordinates 2°11'57.3"N 69°31'54.4"W
and end in the city of Manaus. The highlight, I think, of the expedition would be travelling through the national park known as Reserve Nacional Natural Puinawai, currently closed and having always been closed, there is next to no information about how to get there which is in itself a huge draw for me. There will be a number of spread out communities: Loro, Marinuma, Pareza and Guarinuma. These are the ones that show up on Google Maps. So the unknown communities will be a surprise to me on this leg of the expedition.