£619 4 Days
Colombian Amazon Tour
Explore remote places on an Amazon tour!
This incredible tour in Colombia will take you into the heart of the Amazon where you will take river trips to visit remote Amazonian tribes, explore spectacular natural destinations and search for monkeys, caimans, anacondas, birds and pink dolphins. You will visit a natural reserve and sleep in an eco-lodge in Peru to immerse yourself in the spectacular Amazonian landscape. Then take a river tour to the vibrant port city along the Amazon called Puerto Nariño. Finish your adventure in Leticia, the capital city of this region of Colombia. The Amazon region is not only one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, it is also rich in terms of ancient wisdom and traditions, which are maintained by its indigenous communities inhabiting the area. These indigenous communities live in perfect harmony with the nature around them.
EXPERIENCE TYPE Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Adventure
River Exploration Trips
The Amazon River is home to many extraordinary places that you will be able to visit during this tour. These include the Isla de los Micos (Monkey Island), where you will see 450 hectares of completely undisturbed forest, full of birds, mammals and apes. You will also have the opportunity to admire black caimans, the Victoria Regia lily and pink dolphins along the way.
Visit Local Indigenous Communities
The Amazon region is not only one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world, it is also rich in terms of ancient wisdom and traditions, which are maintained by its indigenous communities inhabiting the area. These indigenous communities live in perfect harmony with the nature around them. Some of them prefer to stay in areas that are difficult for outsiders to access, while others choose to live in villages where they produce handicrafts, and allow visitors to observe some of their traditional activities and rituals. During this tour you will visit the communities of the Ticunas and Yaguas.
Hiking in the Jungle & Night Exploration
During the trip you will have the opportunity to further experience the wonders of this spectacular region, by hiking from the shore of the Amazon River into the jungle. Here you will be able to see the typical fauna and flora of the Amazon ecosystem. There is also a night tour offered for those wishing to observe the black caimans.
Visit Puerto Nariño
Located on the banks of the Loretoyaco River, Puerto Nariño is the second-largest urbanization in the Amazonas department. Most people living in this close-knit community have indigenous Yaguas or Ticunas heritage. You won’t find any cars in the small town of Puerto Nariño, as locals get around on foot or with canoes. Learn more about the culture in this quaint area while staying in Puerto Nariño overnight. You will enjoy seeing how the people co-exist with nature in this community along with river bank.
PM Search for Black Caimans
In the morning, we will transfer you to the airport for a to Leticia from Bogota. Upon arrival to Leticia, we will pick you up at the airport and begin our journey to Marasha Natural Reserve in Peru, located 45 minutes by boat and about 1.5 hours walking from the shore of the Amazon River.
During the walk from the river to the natural reserve, you will observe the great landscape of the jungle with its huge trees, monkeys, butterflies and multi-coloured birds. The reserve in peaceful and offers a variety of activities for guests to enjoy such as fishing and canoeing. At night we will take a tour to see the black caimans and we will learn more about these reptiles.
Meal plan: Dinner
PM Puerto Nariño Tour
During our trip we will visit various places along the Amazon River, as follows:
- The Victoria Regia Natural Reserve, where you will see some of the typical fauna and flora found in this region of Colombia, including the beautiful victoria regia flower
- The local indigenous communities of the Ticunas and Yaguas
- We will then show you Puerto Nariño, where you will stay for the night. It’s the second-largest urbanization in the Amazonas department and mainly populated by the indigenous Yaguas and Ticunas. The town is bordering the Republic of Peru on the banks of the River Loretoyaco. Its population is approximately 5,500 inhabitants. Puerto Nariño is located in an area that has incredible biodiversity. The charm comes from the peace and fresh air in the municipality where it is forbidden to use motor vehicles, by order of the city council. We will show you the most interesting parts of the town during a short tour.
You will stay in a quaint hotel in Puerto Nariño.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Puerto Nariño
PM Leticia City Tour
After breakfast, you will have a little more time to explore Puerto Nariño on your own. Then we will transfer you to Leticia by boat and take you to your hotel in Leticia. Late in the afternoon, we will take a short tour around Leticia. Leticia is a small town of approximately 37,000 inhabitants situated on the north bank of the Amazon River. It is the capital city of the department of Amazonas in Colombia and the only major port on the river. At sunset during our tour in Leticia, we will visit Parque Santander to see thousands of small parrots darting through the air in search of a place to sleep.
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch
PM Transfer to Leticia Airport for Flight
After breakfast, you will have some time on your own to explore more of Leticia. At the necessary time, we will transfer you to the Leticia airport for your flight back to Bogota.
Meal plan: Breakfast
- Airport transfers in Leticia
- 1 night accommodation in Leticia
- 1 night accommodation at Natural Reserve Marasha (Peru)
- 1 night accommodation in Puerto Nariño
- Meals as defined in the itinerary
- Local tour guide
- Ground and river transportation
- Entry tickets and activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic flights from / to Bogota
What's Not Included
- Meals not defined in the itinerary
- Tourist tax. (You will have to pay this tax upon arrival to the airport in Leticia. The price is about 40,000 COP)
- Personal expenses and tips
Hotel in Leticia: You will stay at Waira Hotel in Leticia, located in the city centre and only 10 minutes from the airport. The hotel rooms have air conditioning, flat screen TVs, en-suite bathrooms and feature two swimming pools and a restaurant. Guests can relax on the covered porches. Visitors should know Wi-Fi and all internet connection is spotty in all of Leticia, including this hotel.
Marasha Natural Reverse: During your time at this natural reserve, you will stay in one of the malocas (cabins) designed and built under the rules of environmental preservation of biodiversity. This reserve is built along a tributary of the Amazon River. The accommodation is basic and will give the opportunity to immerse yourself in the spectacular nature of the Amazon Jungle.
Hotel in Puerto Nariño: This small hotel is located along a pedestrian path in rustic Puerto Nariño. The hotel has an observation tower where visitors can enjoy views of the Amazon River while sipping a cup of coffee. The hotel also features a restaurant and courtyard. Rooms at Waira Selva have a TV, air conditioning and an en-suite bathroom. It’s within walking distance of the Amazon River and all the points of interest in Puerto Nariño.