Mystic Amazon – Indigenous Communities & Tropical Rainforest
The Amazon rainforest is the largest reserve of natural resources in the world, representing 54% of the total rainforest on Earth. The motor of this rainforest or jungle is the Amazon River, which flows over 6,900 kilometers from the snowscapes of Mismi, Peru to the mouth in Brazil where it flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
It is considered the lungs of the planet, since the Amazon produces 20% of the oxygen on Earth. It contains the highest diversity of plants and animals per meter, and is considered an almost unexplored source of plants with unlimited natural and medical applications. Within this forest there exist almost 215 tribes, speaking 170 different languages who are the primary sources of knowlege regarding the majority, estimated at 90%, of the uses of these plants, most of which have not been studied scientifically.
Traveling a small part of the Amazon is like entering into the mystery and majesty of an undiscovered world.
- Explore the Amazon rainforest and magestic river
- Discover the Amazon amazing wildlife
- Experience the indigenous culture and habits
- Visit indigenous villages of the Amazon
- Duration: 4 days
- Travel destination: Amazon
- Starting point: Leticia
- Departure: daily on request
Day 1: Leticia – Maloca
Cultural Exchange – reception at the airport, transfer to city center. Later you will take a taxi from Leticia to Terapacá, where will begin an ecological walk in the jungle. During this walk the guide talks about timber trees, medicinal plants of the region and the importance of indigenous cultures. There is also a possibility of seeing birds and monkeys. Upon reaching the traditional longhouse or motherhouse, you will be received by the shaman or leader in charge. By nightfall dinner is being prepared together with community members, to learn about the cuisine of the region. After dinner everyone goes to sleep in their hammock.
Day 2: Maloca – San Juan del Socco
Breakfast is followed by a hike back to the road. At this point begins the second part of the trip, called exploring of triple Amazonian frontier. First you’ll be taken to the town Leticia where you will have the opportunity to see the majestic Amazon River. Carrying on, you’ll be taken by a speedboat 75 kilometers upstream the Amazon river all the way to Puerto Narińo. There the voyage continues up the river Loretoyacu, to reach the multiethnic community called San Juan del Soco. Upon arrival you will be greeted by members of the community who will take you to the lodge that serves as accommodation for visitor, than comes a typical lunch . In the afternoon we take a walk around surrounding areas.
Day 3: San Juan del Soco – Puerto Nariño
On this day, before breakfast, there will be a possibility of birding along a walk in the floodplain forest, or a boat ride on the river Loretoyacu. After breakfast, we take a wooden boat again and ride back to Puerto Narińo. Upon arrival we move to an accommodation at designated location. Followes a lunch, typical in this region. In the afternoon we visit the lake of Tarapoto for piranha fishing, also to look for pink and gray dolphins and if the day is clear we observe Amazonian colorful sunset.
Day 4: Leticia- Bogota
Breakfast will be early in order to catch the first public transport back to Leticia, transfer from the harbor of Leticia to the airport for a warm farewell.
*In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety the itinerary might be subject of change.
- Daily activities & guided tours
- Transport and pick-up service from your hotel
- Local guide
- Contribution to indigenous communities
- Personal expenses
- Activities not mentioned in the program
- Please book at least 24 hours in advance
- Customize your trip: Add this tour to your Colombia-Roundtrip
- Private trip: You can book any tour as a private trip starting any day you want.
- Want any changes to this program and create your personalized tour? Feel free to contact us!