From the window of the plane, a few minutes after landing, you can see a carpet of towering trees spread across the longest river in the world. This is the panorama that you will find in Leticia, an incredible place if you are looking to have extreme contact with nature and get to know some of the most representative cultures of the country.
The main characteristic of the area is, undoubtedly, the majestic Amazon River, through which you can navigate to observe amazing species and to reach remote populations, indigenous reserves and nature reserves.
The natural wealth is also demonstrated by the enormous variety of animal and plant species in the region: 860 species of birds, 140 of amphibians, 85 of mammals, 147 of reptiles and 6,800 of plants. All this is due to the care of locals and tourists.
In fact, one of the nearby municipalities, Puerto Nariño, was certified by the country’s Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism as the first sustainable destination in Colombia, thanks, among other things, to the good use of water and energy resources, and the protection of fauna and flora.
For its part, the cultural richness is expressed in the indigenous peoples of the Colombian Amazon who, like the YURI and the NUKAK, grant this territory an incomparable ethnic multiplicity. Knowing their rituals, cultures and beliefs and interacting with tribal leaders to understand their relationship with nature are unique experiences that will transform you.
3 NIGHT 4 DAYS
THE PLAN INCLUDES:
- Transfer airport – hotel – airport
- City tour through the City of Leticia (Walking tour)
- Puerto Nariño, Micos Island, indigenous communities, Victoria Regia, Tarapoto Lakes, pink dolphin sighting.
- Visit Ethnobotanical Park / Walk in the Jungle and / or Community of the Huitotos
- River and land transport
- Life Jackets
- Hydration during Excursions
- Guide and specialized guides during the excursions (Bilingual guide will have an additional cost)
- Medical Assistance Card for the duration of the program
- Professional assistance from our staff in the city of Leticia.
- Accommodation 3 nights / 4 days at the selected hotel
- Three breakfasts
- Two lunches on excursions
THE PLAN DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Entry card to the city of Leticia today $ 35,000, value that must be paid at the Vásquez Cobo Airport in the city of Leticia
- Tax charged by the Municipality of Puerto Nariño to date $ 10,000
- Airline tickets
- Three dinners (P.A.M HOTELS)
- Hotel Taxes
DESCRIPTION OF THE PLAN
DAY 1: TRANSFER TO HOTEL AIRPORT
Reception at the Vásquez Cobo airport in the city of Leticia. Transfer to the hotel.
Walking tour through the city of Leticia where we can generally observe the city, river port, Mayor’s Office, Government, Bank of the Republic and the spectacular arrival of thousands of parrots to the Main Park, where we will have the opportunity to listen to them (A show not to get lost) Accommodation
DAY 2: LETICIA VICTORIA REGIA- MICOS ISLAND – INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES – PUERTO NARIÑO (AMAZON CROSS)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Departure by boat upriver to visit the imaginary point of the three borders, observation of the Victoria Regia, the largest lotus in the world. Visit Isla Micos (Only activity to feed the primates)
Visit the Indigenous community of the Tikunas where we will have the opportunity to hear about their myths and legends and observe their typical dances and crafts
We will continue the journey to Puerto Nariño, the second municipality in the Amazon and 80 km away from Leticia, considered the MANGER OF THE AMAZON. IT DOES NOT HAVE CARS, BICYCLES, AND THEY HAVE SMALL STREETS ALONG THE TOWN, and its inhabitants are mostly indigenous to the Ticuna, Yagua, Cocama, Huitoto and other ethnic groups. Nearby we find the LAKES DE TARAPOTO where the pink dolphins are found as well as a great variety of fish and a landscape of great beauty. Return to Leticia.
DAY 3: LETICIA – ETHNO-BOTANICAL CENTER – WALK IN THE JUNGLE and / or HUITOTOS COMMUNITY
Breakfast. Exit along the road to Kilometer 7 where we located the theme park, project for the conservation and recovery of old eroded soils in the Amazon. This reforestation became a collection of living plants.
It has four routes:
A large collection of Amazonian medicinal plants accompanied by environmental, native interpreters who will share ancestral knowledge about the curative uses of these plants. You will find Coca, Yage, Sacha-inchi and Sangre-Grado, among others.
They will know ingredients of native plants and fruits such as Copoazu, Arazá, Asai, Huitos and others, which are used in aromatics, jams, ice cream, shampoo, chocolates and other products made by hand in the city of Leticia and its surroundings by local communities
Traditional Malocas at the scale of three different ethnic groups; they will practice regional autochthonous games such as bow and arrow throwing and blowgun darts; while learning about the culture, customs and differences of local indigenous groups.
DAY 4: TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT HOTEL
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to the city of origin
An interesting collection of native and unique fish, where you can observe electric fish, Piranhas, Macanas el Carahuasu, ornamental species from the Amazon and many more. They will also hear regional stories and curious facts about all these local fish. They will be able to enjoy contact with nature and the Amazon jungle in the conservation area. Lunch.
AMAZON NATURAL RODUCTS
Departure to start the walk where you can enjoy contact with nature and the Amazon jungle in the conservation area of the natural reserve, the walks can go from half an hour to two hours, appreciating and living the tropical rainforest of the Amazon in its natural state, bird watching and wildlife.
The entire visit to the Park is accompanied by an environmental interpreter or native connoisseur of the region.
Departure to the Community of the Huitotos where we will have the opportunity to visit the Maloka (Sacred Site), listen and interact with the CURACA about its myths, legends, folklores, traditions and culture in general. Return to the city of Leticia. accommodation
LETICIA – KAJAK ACTIVITY
Departure to kilometer 4 of the Leticia-Tarapacá highway, the kayak will be ready (2 people in each), as it is time when the river is at its maximum height we will move very easily through the flooded jungle and we will be able to observe the magnitude of flora and fauna existing in the region, as well as its beautiful sunsets and the Victoria Regia, the largest lotus in the world. . Return to the city of Leticia by land transportation
LETICIA- CANOPY ACTIVITY
Exit at kilometer 11 via Leticia-Tarapacá, it has 27 hectares which are intended for the conservation and development of eco-tourism and adventure activities. Ascent with mountaineering equipment to a platform of a tree 37 meters high, you can make physical effort through fist ascenders or climb assisted, then there is a step between tree and tree (canopy), one of 35 meters per pulley , to continue to a third tree 110 meters away, rappelling down to the ground.