Reserva Natural Palmarí

Amazon Basin

This magical slice of rainforest is both a reserve and a research center working closely with local indigenous communities to promote ecotourism. Its rambling lodge sits on the Brazilian bank of the river, overlooking a wide bend where pink and gray dolphins are often seen. The lodge features several cabañas and a round maloca (central meeting house) with hammocks.

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1. Reserva Natural Palmarí

0.11 MILES

About 105km by river from Leticia, eco-fierce Palmarí's rambling lodge and research center sits on the south (Brazilian) bank of the river, overlooking a…

2. Centro de Interpretación Natütama

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3. Market

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4. Museo Etnográfico Amazónico

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6. Nature Reserve Tupana Arü Ü

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