ADVENTURE IN THE AMAZONAS
Land on Amazonas! This wonderful tour starts in Leticia. Leticia is a city located in the extreme south of Colombia and the capital of the department of Amazonas. This city has a great part of the whole native diversity of the region and its bordering with Tabatinga (brasilian city where you could find medicinal plants chemist, the Santander park or Los loros Park and the marketplace). This tropical experience will take you to a lot and different places where you will have the opportunity to be in touch with nature, cultural traditions and native indigenous families so you can learn from them, from their culture and have amazing experiences that are going to be unforgettable. Give yourself this opportunity to know magic places that surely are going to captive you, such as Puerto Nariño, a peaceful village located on the banks of the Loretoyacu River, here You will enjoy the vegetation along an amazing jungle path.
Simple and basic, these cabins have beds, private bathrooms, artificial light and other services detailed by each hotel, they continue to preserve the union with nature and its conservation.
Moderate level of difficulty, suitable for people with good health, walks from one to three hours through urban areas or nature trails with few slopes.
We will begin our amazing experience in Leticia, this city is located in the extreme south of Colombia and is the capital of the department of Amazonas. This city has a great part of the whole native diversity of the region communities belonging to the Ingas, Ticunas, Nukak, Uitotos and Tucanos whom are concentrated in the city and form the Trifino (known as the three borders with Perú and Brazil). You will be guided to Tabatinga, a Brazilian city bordering Colombia, where you can get to know the botanics of medicinal plants and the marketplace, where you can buy a lot of interesting objects and get to know the town. You also will be able to visit the Santander park, or better known as the parrot’s park, because there are different parrots of different colors living there. Allow yourself to enjoy this tropical experience on the banks of the amazon river.
First you are going to enjoy a quiet canoe trip that will help you to arrive to the Calanoa reserve, here you can admire the views before we departure to start our tour with the Moncagua Community (Ticuna ethnicity). You will share a delicious lunch with indigenous families of the area and will be participating in a workshop learning local traditions (learning from them how to create baskets or pottery). In the afternoon, enjoy a quiet hike through the high jungle, admiring some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. This is an enriching adventure since you will have the opportunity to return to the reserve through the Matamata water ravine, which is one of the natural limits of the Amacayacu park.
We will be traveling by boat to Puerto Nariño, a quiet town that is located on the banks of the Loretoyacu river, here you can enjoy the vegetation by an amazing jungle trail that will direct you to the WOCHINE reserve, which is an area where you can find different kinds of fish, such as Victoria, and the Pirarucus. We will return to the port and you will be able to admire the colorful wooden facades of the houses that are there. In this place environmental education and Amazonian conservation are promoted, for this reason there are no vehicles on the streets, which will allow you to relax and get to know the Natutama foundation responsible for the entire process of environmental education for the local population. You can enjoy a delicious traditional lunch of local cuisine (Yuca, fish and different Amazonian fruits as additional) before leaving towards Tarapoto lakes. The Tarapoto lakes are the first declared wetland in the Colombian Amazon, there you will be able to see the beautiful pink and gray dolphins that inhabit its waters. This is definitely an unforgettable adventure.
Say goodbye to this unforgettable adventure on your last day, starting your return in the Amazon reserve to Leticia, from where you will fly to Bogotá with memories full of magic, history, unforgettable landscapes, new smells and tastes, and wonderful experiences of this tour that is designed for the enjoyment and recreation of its adventurers.
-Sunglasses, UV filter
-Solar and lip balm
-Cantimplora, term or camelback
-Free use towel to use during walks
-Morral to use during the walks
– Basic elements of personal hygiene
-Documents of the traveler: passport, identity card or citizenship card, military passbook and medical insurance card
-It is important to wear comfortable clothes, preferably synthetic fast drying clothes and light colors. Long pants and shirts or long sleeve t-shirts to protect from insects and the sun.
-Closed and comfortable shoes for walking and easy drying. Recommended to wear high boots. You can also wear additional sandals
-Master or cap
-Scarf or pareo to protect you from the sun
-Liquid and waterproof jacket
• In Colombia, it is recommended that travelers visiting areas below 2200 m.m.m, especially in jungle zones and some natural parks, apply the yellow fever vaccine at least 10 days before traveling to the destination. In this case, anti-tetanus and hepatitis A and B vaccines are also recommended.
• Wear a hat or cap and sunscreen.
• Bring a bottle of water to hydrate your self.
• Wear comfortable clothes, sports shoes and sandals.
• Use insect repellent.
• The privacy of the natives of the region (indigenous and / or peasants) must be respected, if you want to take pictures with them you must ask permission first.
• You must enjoy good health to make this trip.
• Do not leave any kind of garbage in the places we visit.
• We ask you to care for and respect the nature and the environment.