Discover the Colombian Amazon with a 4 Day Adventure deep in the jungle. You can easily add this itinerary on to any other Colombia journey that you are considering. For those with more time, you can extend your stay in the jungle for another few days. In order to decide what suits you best, read more information and a general overview of the Amazon Jungle Experiences available to you in South America.
This Colombian Amazon itinerary starts by flying south into the city of Leticia which is on the border with Peru and Brazil. Here you will spend one night in town before your journey up the river to the beautiful area of Puerto Nariño where you will be based. Your stay is at a jungle lodge that will provide your meals and expert guides to lead you on jungle excursions. Leticia is located on one of the banks of the Amazon River in the heart of the most resplendent and exuberant forest on earth. An imaginary line is drawn here creating a frontier between three countries: Colombia, Brazil and Peru.
It rains frequently in the Amazon, but the wettest season is between February and April. The rivers reach their highest levels from February until the start of June thus making it the best time for bird-watching, piranha fishing, pirarucu fishing (sport fishing) and seeing the Victoria Regia – an enormous aquatic lily plant with large purple flowers, white petals and floating leaves that can extend up to two meters in diameter. In this season, it is a little bit easier to see forest animals and reach most places by boat. The driest months are in July and August and water levels are at their lowest from August to November, when many beaches are created by the retreating waters at the riverbanks, and this is when the river turtles lay their eggs. During this season, it will be more comfortable to explore the area as paths will be less muddy and fewer mosquitos, but many places will have to be reached by land, meaning longer walks.
Numerous indigenous communities live in these areas including the Huitotos, Yaguas and Ticunas. All of these indigenous communities have protected their cultures and traditions passing down their practices through generations such as their knowledge of medicinal plants, magic, ceremonies and jungle survival.
Just 75 km and 2hrs by boat from Leticia in the upper Amazon River is the town of Puerto Nariño which is considered to be the cradle of life of the Amazon for its natural and cultural setting of peace and harmony.
Puerto Nariño probably displays one of the purest and clearest examples sustainable community living where people are deeply involved in environmental issues, the preservation of river fauna and the ecosystem and live free from smog and pollution. The Tarapoto Lake is nearby, and its waters are like a natural aquarium as it is home to grey and pink river dolphins.
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