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Take a trip of a life time and discover the wild and beautiful Amazon!

In this Itinerary you will begin your trip with Bogotá, the fourth largest city in South America and a modern metropolis with nearly nine million inhabitants, offering rich and varied cultural life. Then you will visit the lush and beautiful Amazon, where you will enjoy the biggest reserve of natural life on earth. Immerse yourself in this wild natural world with unseen flora and fauna and fantastic tropical meals.

In this trip to the Colombian Amazon, you will have the opportunity to see all the ecosystems such as the humid tropical vegetation, flooding and hard soil forests, swamps, and fluvial systems that characterize its jungle.

You will also have the opportunity to see some of the 150 species of mammals, such as the pink and gray dolphins and some endangered species like jaguars, manatees and otters; among the primates we can see the titi monkey, the smallest in the world.

Also there are more than 500 bird species from which the most known are macaws, toucans, parrots and endemic species, such as the Piuri.

Daily breakdown

Day 1 – Arrival to Bogota

Land at Bogota International Airport. A representative of Mantaraya will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. You will have a day of rest and time to get ready for your adventure. No meals included

Day 2 – Leticia

A representative of Mantaraya will pick you up at the hotel to take you to the airport. We will take a flight heading south to Leticia, Capital of the Colombian State of the Amazon. Once settled and accumulated to its 30º C (88º F) and its very high humidity weather, we will take a city tour through Leticia to fully appreciate its public market, parks, and the watch-tower over the Amazon River. From there we can see at sunset the hundreds of parrots that gather around, while enjoying fresh tropical fruits and juices. Estimated travel Time: 2 hours Meals – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.

Day 3 – Amacayacu National Park

You will take a boat trip going to the Amacayacu National Park where you will embark on a short trek. After lunch we go on a trip up a stream on typical canoes in the Matamata Creek. Meals – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.

Day 4 – Amacayacu National Park

This day will be full of adventure with a morning visit to Puerto Nariño and afterwards a visit to the realm of the pink and gray dolphin at Lake Tarapoto, a magical lake where these dolphins live in plentitude. To finish with you will take a fantastic Canopy Tour, going up into the jungles amazing 140 foot tall trees. This incredible spot is great to enjoy the jungle from a different point of view, from the top! Meals – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.

Day 5 – Leticia

In the morning you will visit the Monkey´s Island (Isla de los Micos). From here you will visit the Macedonia community, where you can buy their handmade crafts. You will also be able to learn something about the sacred plants of the jungle and their uses for rituals. Meals – Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.

Day 6 – Back To Bogotá

Breakfast and free morning in Leticia, to stroll around and do some sight seeing. When the time has come we will pick you up to take you to the airport to catch the flight back to Bogotá. Once again, a representative from Mantaraya will pick you up at the airport in Bogota and drive you to the Hotel. Once in Bogotá and settled into the Hotel you will have the afternoon free. Estimated travel Time: 2 hours. Meals – Breakfast

Day 7 – Bogota

This day you will tour through the historic Bogota, visiting la Candelaria the historic neighborhood in downtown. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings have Spanish Colonial and Baroque styles. It houses several universities, libraries and museums. This tour includes visits to: The Bolivar Square, the National Capitol, the Primate Cathedral, the Justice Palace, and the Palace of the Archbishop, the Lievano Building, Palace of Nariño and the Gold Museum. Meals – Breakfast

Day 8 – Bogota

On this day you will go to The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which is an underground church built in a tunnel of salt mines 200 meters inside a salt mountain near the town of Zipaquirá, in Cundinamarca. Meals – Breakfast

Day 9 – Depart Bogota

Transfer to “El Dorado” International Airport where we will wish you well. Meals – Breakfast

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Comments for The Colombian Amazon Tour

  • Comment by Dorothy — 01/27/2010

    I have not been on this particular tour but I have been to Leticia and the Colombian Amazon. It is a beautiful, unspoiled place to go. I recommend this trip before this part of Colombia becomes too popular with tourists. I have also been to the Salt Cathedral which is a wonderful and exciting experience. I hope many travelers will sign up for this trip. It was full of adventure and the best way to see the Amazon. Bogota is a beautiful and safe city to visit, too.

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