We have a passion for discovering remote and pristine places. On our travels across the length and breadth of Colombia, we came across a true jewel: the Sierra de la Macarena, to the southeast of the capital, Bogotá. It’s truly unique: only here do South America’s most important ecosystems – the Andes, the Orinoco and the Amazon – meet and meld.
The Sierra de la Macarena rises at the eastern edge of both the Guiana Shield and Colombia’s Orinoquía region. This shield divides the watersheds of the Amazon and the Orinoco. All the rivers on its northern flanks feed the mighty Orinoco, creating the region known as Orinoquía.