Welcome to Leticia


Notwithstanding the oppressive heat, stultifying humidity and ferocious mosquitoes, Leticia is a pleasant enough town but not a destination in itself: it's a stepping stone for visiting the tropical rainforest that's right on your doorstep, with remote jungle lodges and indigenous communities just a short boat ride away along the Rio Amazonas.


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$14 Cultural & Theme Tours

Leticia Amazonas Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will explain about the first discover of the amazon river and our history. We will explain more about the rubber slavery and discuss the early founding of Leticia Amazonas.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Parque SantanderEarly 40 and 50's with histories of Mike Salinsky, we will explain about the first botanical and scientific expeditions and the illegal animal trafficking in our Region. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Parque SantanderWe will visit the local fresh market in Leticia Amazonas. We will discuss our main economics which are fish and agriculture. Visiting the fresh market you can visualize what we can get in the Amazon. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentYou will walk into the new bridge that connects the bayside to the oldest Leticia's neighborhood. This place is build with wood houses on stocks at a flooded area on the shore of the Yahuarcaca River. We will visit the neighborhood and talk with the locals. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will visit and see the remain architecture of the 80's when the main economic in the region was narcotics. We will explain what really happen and how it influence our culture since today. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will visit the main central park in Leticia Amazonas and explain the history behind the 5000 parakeets which arrives everyday at 5 pm. Duration: 30 minutes

$650 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Amazon Nature Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Tanimboca Nature ReserveStop At: Reserva Natural Tanimboca, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter we welcome you at the airport we start our journey towards the Tanimboca Nature Reserve which lies 11km from Leticia. We will have lunch and then walk 15 Minutes until we reach the 15 meter high Tree House. From here you can traverse various 40 meter high platforms in the trees by means of zip lines. In the late afternoon we on a ecological walk exploring the Amazonian jungle, before having dinner at the Nature Reserve.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Dinner • LunchAccommodation included: Either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups).Day 2: Marasha Nature ReserveStop At: Marasha Natural Reserve, Puerto Alegria, Loreto RegionBreakfast at the Tanimboca Reserve, followed by a taxi and boat ride to the Marash Nature Reserve in Peru. We will have to walk for approximately 1h until we reach the Reserve´s facilities. During the walk, you will experience the jungle, learn about timber and medicinal trees. Furthermore, there is the the opportunity to observe different species of birds that inhabit the area. After lunch at the Nature Reserve there is the opportunity to go Piranha fishing, bird watching, canoeing or kayaking. In the evening, after dinner, you might want to go caiman watching.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups).Day 3: Puerto NariñoStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter breakfast we will continue our journey by boat to Puerto Nariño which we will reach before lunch. After we enjoyed a typical dish at Las Magaritas restaurant there is the opportunity to explore the village, visit and swim in the Tarapoto Lake about 20 minutes from the village, go Piranha fishing or loom out for pink and grey dolphins. We end our third day with dinner at Doña Luz or if you are more adventurous we can help you explore some typical local street food.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups).Day 4: LeticiaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will have breakfast early in the morning and take the boat to Leticia, which will take us around 2 hours. We will then drop you off in town or take you to the airport as requested.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$950 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Cultural Amazon Tour

ItineraryDay 1: MalocaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter welcoming you at the airport and having lunch at the local restaurant “Tierras Amazonicas”, where you can try typical dishes of the tri-border Amazon region, leaving our main luggage in a secure place in Leticia we take a taxi 16 kilometers down the road leading to Terapacá, where we will begin an ecological walk in the jungle to the indigenous Wairuro community. During the walk you will learn about timber trees, medicinal plants of the region and the various indigenous cultures and practices.Upon reaching the traditional longhouse or motherhouse, known to the natives of the region as a place where meetings and traditional festivals are held, you will be received by the shaman or leader in charge. He will speak about the importance of this place within the tribe and the sacred substances that are used there such as Mambe, Coca, Rape, Ambil and ground tobacco. This is followed by a visit to the “chagra”, the place where traditional crops such as cassava, banana, pineapple, the coca plant and tobacco are grown. You will get the chance to learn about regional cuisine while preparing dinner with community members.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: in hammocksDay 2: Tikuna de San MartinStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentBreakfast is followed by the hike back to the road where a taxi will be taking us back to Leticia. A 50km speedboat ride up the Amazon River follows until we reach the entrance to the Amacayacu River near the Amacayacu National Park, the first National Park in the Colombian Amazon, where we switch boats. Our journey continues on a wooden boat up along the Amacayacu River for approximately 45 Minutes until we reach the native community of Tikuna de San Martin, where we will be welcomed with a traditional dance. After lunch we have time to explore the village, swim in the Amacayacu River or learn some Ticuna words while preparing dinner with the host family.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups)Day 3: Jungle CampingStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe have breakfast with the local host family and then take a 2h boat ride up the Amacayacu River to find a good camping spot. We will set up the camp area and do a 1 hour ecological walk, where you will continue learning about various aspects of the Amazon jungle before we have lunch in the camp. In the afternoon you can go fishing and further explore the jungle. At night we will go on a walk in order to see the various animals and insects hidden during the day. We will prepare a fire and have a barbecue.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: in hammocksDay 4: Benjamin Constante and ZacambuStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter breakfast and taking down the camp we head back to Leticia from where we will continue our journey for approximately 4 hours along the Amazon and Javary Rivers towards Benjamin Constant in Brazil, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will arrive to Zacambu, a small community inhabited by Peruvian and Brazilian fisherman. Here we can relax, go Piranha fishing or Caiman watching.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups)Day 5: LeticiaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will have breakfast early in the morning and take the public boat to Leticia. We then can either drop you off in town or take you to the airport.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$750 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Urban Amazon Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Leticia and TabatingaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter a warm welcome at the airport we will bring you to the Waira Suite Hotel in Leticia, where we will be having lunch. After a short siesta and a refreshing swim in the hotel pool, we head off in Tuk Tuks for a city tour exploring Leticia as well as Tabatinga on the Brazilian side of the border. Don´t worry, you will not need a visa for crossing the border to Brazil. During the 2,5 hour tour we will not only cross the border but will also visit important local sites such as the Plaza de la Amistad, the lookout point of Comara de Tabatinga and the Santander Park. We end the day with dinner at the local restaurant “Tierras Amazonicas ”, where you can try typical dishes of the tri-border Amazon region.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: in rooms with double beds (for single or couple use)Day 2: Monkey rehabilitation centerStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentAfter breakfast at the hotel we head to the port to take a boat to the monkey rehabilitation center in Mocagua where illegally captured as well as injured/sick monkeys are rehabilitated to return to the jungle as free beings. We will reach Puerto Nariño before lunch. After we enjoyed a typical dish at Las Magaritas restaurant we will explore the village, visit and swim in the Tarapoto Lake which is about 20 minutes by boat from the village, go Piranha fishing and spot pink and grey dolphins. We end our second day with dinner at Doña Luz or if you are more adventurous we can help you explore some typical local street food.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups).Day 3: Tikuna de San MartinStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will have breakfast in the hotel and take a private boat ride of roughly 1 hour until we reach the native community of Tikuna de San Martin, where we will be welcomed with a traditional dance. We then explore the village. After a typical lunch we can take part in a basket or bracelet workshop prepared by the local community. In the afternoon we head back to Puerto Nariño, where we will be having dinner.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: either in rooms with double beds (couples) or a room with multiple beds (groups).Day 4: LeticiaStop At: Santander Park, Leticia, Amazonas DepartmentWe will have breakfast early in the morning and take the public boat to Leticia, which will take us around 2 hours. We then can either drop you off in town or bring you to the airport.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.