Amazon, Llanos & Caño Cristales

Explore the Amazon

5 Day / 4 Nights

Explore the fascinating Amazon rainforest on this tour and live a true nature experience. On this adventure, spend the first night in a tree house, listening to the magical sounds of the nocturnal jungle. Visit an indigenous Ticuna community and learn about their lifestyle in the Amazon. Discover the green village of Colombia, Puerto Nariño, and learn about the rich wildlife of this region.

Try to spot some exotic pink dolphins in the Tarapoto Lakes before you explore Tabatinga, Brazilian town on the border to Colombia. Finish your visit in beautiful Leticia and watch the hundreds of parrots above the bird park. Don’t miss this exotic nature adventure!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

• Spend a night in a tree house
• Meet local communities and learn about life in the jungle
• Enjoy nature hikes through the dense jungle
• Go canoeing on the Loretoyacu River
• See the impressive Amazon River
• Explore the Brazilian town of Tabatinga
• Visit a local street market in Leticia
• Observe the thousands of parrots in Santander Park

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ITINERARY

Included

• Travel Insurance
• Pick-Up Service at your hotel & private transport
• Partly fluvial transportation (shared speedboat)
• Accommodation (tree house and hotels)
• Meals (4x breakfast, 4x lunch, 4x dinner)
• Environmental guide
• Entrance to the reserves, foundations and communities
• Visit to the Tarapoto Lakes to observe pink dolphins
• Visit of the Marasha Natural Reserve
• City tour in Leticia y Tabaringa
• Taxes

Accommodation

Amazon

Tree House in the Amazon Jungle

Calanoa

Calanoa Jungle Lodge
www.calanoaamazonas.com

Leticia

Hotel Waira****
www.wairahotel.com.co

 

Day 1: Leticia – Night in a tree house (L, D)

Welcome to Leticia, small town in the Colombian Amazon region. After lunch we drive through the rich vegetation towards Omagua or the Tanimboca Reserve (depending on availability). Here you will move into your tree house. Later, visit Maloca Huitoto, the typical living and social space of the indigenous Huitoto people. Meet the community and learn about their interesting culture. After dinner, go to sleep in your tree house and listen to the wildlife and jungle sounds in the night.

Accommodation: Tree house in the Amazon

Day 2: Jungle Hike, Local Community Experience and Puerto Nariño (B, L, D) After breakfast we visit the indigenous Mocagua Community. Enjoy a hike through the dense jungle and take the chance to interact with the locals. Afterwards, we continue towards Puerto Nariño by boat. Go on a canoeing tour across the Loretoyacu river. Floating on the river in the silent canoes you can perfectly observe the abundant flora and fauna of the Amazon. You will spend the night in a jungle lodge in Calanoa.

Accommodation: Calanoa Jungle Lodge

Day 3: Puerto Nariño, Natatuma Foundation and Pink Dolphins (B, L, D) Today we explore the town of Puerto Nariño. On a walk through this small village you will get to know the Natutama Foundation, dedicated to the education and conservation of the Amazon Communities. Enjoy a typical Amazonian lunch in the village before we continue to the Tarapoto Lakes. These lakes are famous for their dolphin population, and if you are lucky you can even spot one of the pink Amazon river dolphins.

Accommodation: Calanoa Jungle Lodge

Day 4: Speedboat to Marasha, exploring Tabatinga and Leticia (B, L, D) In the morning depart in a speedboat to the Nature Reserve Marasha. After a jungle hike (about 45min), get to a beautiful spot where you can relax or enjoy some free time for exciting activities like kayaking or Piranha fishing. Later, we continue towards Tabatinga, a town located in the Brazilian Amazon on the border with Colombia. Visit the “Casa del Chocolate” (the Chocolate House). Back in Colombia we visit the town of Leticia to explore the street market, the local medicine plant pharmacy and the famous Santander Park, where you can watch and listen to hundreds and thousands of parrots every evening.

Accommodation: Hotel Waira****

Day 5: Departure from the Amazon (B) After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back out.

In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety the itinerary might be subject of change.

Amazon Adventure & Community

4 Day / 3 Nights

The Amazon is a fascinating place full of abundant nature and exotic wilderness. This trip combines experiences in the tropical jungle with community visits, nature reserves and the small towns of the Amazon. Walk along nature paths in the dense jungle and discover the immense biodiversity of plants and animal species of this region. Travel by canoe across the Matamata stream and listen to the jungle in the dark. Visit an indigenous community and discover what it takes to live in the Amazon, and how their culture and traditions developed. Try to spot some of the rare pink river dolphins in the Tarapoto Lakes and enjoy the unique gastronomy in the Amazon region. You will be amazed by the richness of this natural paradise!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Brazilian town of Tabatinga
  • Visit a local street market in Leticia, the Colombian Amazon
  • Observe the thousands of parrots in Santander Park
  • Navigate across the impressive Amazon River
  • Meet the local Mocagua Community
  • Visit the Natutama Foundation
  • Go canoeing in the dark
  • Enjoy typical Amazonian food
  • Look for pink dolphins in the Tarapoto Lakes

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ITINERARY

Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guide
  • Pick-Up Service at your hotel & private transport
  • Partly shared transport on a speedboat
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (3x breakfast, 2x lunch, 3x cena)
  • Nocturnal Canoeing on the Matamata Stream
  • Visit of an indigenous community
  • Jungle Hike
  • Visit of Leticia and Tabatinga
  • Dolphin spotting at the Tarapoto Lakes
  • Entry permission to enter local communties
  • Taxes

Accommodation

Day 1: Exploring Leticia (D)

Welcome to Leticia, small town in the Colombian Amazon region. After transfer to your hotel, we start exploring Tabatinga, a town located in the Brazilian Amazon right on the border with Colombia. See the impressive Amazon river in the village and visit the “Casa del Chocolate” (the Chocolate House, selling different kinds of chocolates and beverages). Back in Colombia we visit the town of Leticia to explore the street market, the local medicine plant pharmacy and the famous Santander Park, where you can watch and listen to hundreds and thousands of parrots every evening.

Day 2: Calanoa Reserve, Local Community Experience and Nocturnal Canoe Adventure (B, L, D)

After breakfast we depart to the dock where we take a speedboat to navigate across the impressive Amazon River. We arrive at the Calanoa Reserve. Here we visit the local Mocagua community. Meet the inhabitants and discover their jungle culture, enjoy lunch in the village and walk the small streets with its colorfully painted houses. Later, we explore the dense jungle on a hike to get to the Matamata stream. The low waters of this steram are perfect for a canoeing tour. When the jungle gets dark, discover the wilderness from the canoe and listen to the fascinating Amazon sounds. You will spend the night in a jungle lodge.

Day 3: Puerto Nariño and the Pink Dolphins of the Tarapoto Lakes (B, L, D)

In the morning we leave the lodge and take a native boat across the Amazon River. Take in the morning sounds and observe the rich flora and fauna from the boat before we reach the village of Puerto Nariño. On a walk through this small village you will get to know the Natutama Foundation, dedicated to the education and conservation of the Amazon Communities. Enjoy a typical Amazonian lunch in the village, then we continue to the Tarapoto Lakes. These lakes are famous for their dolphin population, and if you are lucky you can even spot one of the pink Amazon river dolphins.

Day 4: Departure from the Amazon (B)

After breakfast, we will transfer you back to Leticia and to the airport to take your flight back out.

*In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety the itinerary might be subject of change.

Los Llanos – Safari in the Colombian lowlands

4 Day / 3 Nights

If you are into wildlife, this is the perfect tour for you! Nowhere else in Colombia you have the change to see so many different animals and numerous colourful birds! Learn more about this stunning ecosystem of the lowlands and how the cattle farms coexist here. Become and insight about the local llanero cowboy culture with its beautiful songs and traditions. Enjoy the most impressive sunsets with hundreds of colourful birds coming to rest. Explore the night active wildlife and watch the millions of stars that shine so bright in these endless lowlands.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy an unforgettable safari through the lowlands on 4x4 or horse
  • Experience a day as a local cowboy on the cattle ranch
  • Explore the lowlands at night and spot some night active wildlife
  • Capture the numerous species of birds and animals that surround the Eco Hotel
  • Get enchanted by the traditional llanero songs and listen to the myth and legends of the region

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ITINERARY

Included

  • Private transportation incl. pick-up service
  • Travel insurance
  • Boatride through the lowlands
  • Accommodation ( Hotel in La Aurora)
  • Meals (3x breakfast/ 3x lunch / 3x dinner)
  • Safari on 4x4 or horse
  • Nocturnal tour
  • Experience a day like a local cowboy
  • Tour to learn more about plants and its uses
  • Water & Snacks
  • Bilingual attendance
  • Taxes

Accommodation

Reserva Hato la Aurora

Eco Hotel Juan Solito

Day 1: Exploring the lowlands (L, D)

Travel in the morning from Yopal to the Eco hotel, enjoying the scenery and the animals that you can spot on the roadside. At the Eco Hotel you will be welcomed with a typical Llanero meal. In the afternoon we will do a small tour by boat, from where we can enjoy the stunning sunset. It’s the perfect time to observe birds and other wildlife from the area. At night we will learn more about the fauna and flora of the lowlands and see some photos of the cameras traps, which captured images of some of the animals that are hard to spot on safari, as the puma and jaguar.

Day 2: On Safari by horse or 4x4 (B, L, D)

After breakfast we travel about an hour and a half through the beautiful nature in order to meet the herd of the Aurora Ranch. Here we can observe a model of extensive livestock that coexists in perfect harmony between wildlife, vegetation and the herd, without exploiting these natural pastures. On our tour we can spot white-tailed deer, alligators, wild horses, wild pigs, a good amount of birds like the and countless other surprises. We will get an insight into the daily life of a llanero cowboy and learn about different techniques and elements used in this traditional labor. After a traditional lunch we will return to the hotel and rest in afternoon. At dusk we will go out to find some nocturnal fauna. After dinner, if you like, there will be an explanation and demonstration of llanera Harps, poems and traditional folk songs beside the campfire.

Day 3: A day as a cowboy or all about plants and animals (B, L, D)

Today you get the chance to become a cowboy for one day and help the locals to gather the stock and bring them to the corral. Or, if you are not that much into the cowboy life, you can go on a tour around the ranch, learning more about a variety of plants and some of its medicinal uses. Most certainly you will find many species of birds that inhabitant these forests, and maybe as well see the howler monkeys. Today we have to catch or lunch with the help of the locals in the rivers of El Toro, El Indio or Rio Chire, which a good fishing spots. In the afternoon we return to the Eco Hotel and relax the rest of the evening.

Day 4: Leaving paradise (B)

After breakfast we will have a little time to say goodbye to this impressive landscape in a short walk around, before we start our travel back.

In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety
the itinerary might be subject of change.

National Park La Macarena Caño Cristales Tour – River of the Seven Colours

4 Day / 3 Nights

One of the most impressive nature destinations is waiting for you. Due to the special climate and the mixture of certain minerals the algae grow some months of the year in different colors. Due to that the river is also called “River of the seven colors” or “Rainbow River” and was declared as one of the most beautiful rivers of the world. Spend 4 days within the Macarena National Park and explore pristine waterfalls surrounded by stunning tropical nature. This is a community-organized tour that guarantees that the local communities benefit from tourism creating decent work and life conditions.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the Rainbow River
  • Hike through tropical forest and explore pristine rivers
  • Enjoy life in a jungle village
  • Support the local communities
  • Panorama flight above the Macarena National Park

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ITINERARY

Included

  • Travel Insurance
  • Local guide
  • Charter Flight Bogota – La Macarena (roundtrip)
  • Pick up-service from & to La Macarena Airport
  • Activities (4x breakfast/ 3x lunch/ 3x dinner)
  • Accommodation (3 nights / double room)
  • Meals (as mentioned in the program)
  • Taxes

Accommodation

Day 1: National Park La Macarena – Caño Cristales (B,L,D)

Today you fly from Bogotá deep into the central Andean mountain range. The unique Caño Cristales River is located at the southern part of the National Park “Serranía de Macarena”. After your arrival in the tiny settlement La Macarena you will be picked up by members of the local community tourism association and transferred to you hotel in the village. Afterwards you start immediately exploring the area. A short boat ride gives you the chance to observe the local flora and fauna of the north-western part of the Colombian amazon such as exotic birds, freshwater turtles and caimans. Afterwards a 4x4 vehicle brings you to the Caño Cristales River where you do an eco-hike with a local guide. Today you visit the following sights: “Piscina Karol Cristal”, “Cascada Los Ochos” and the “Piscina del Turista”. In the afternoon arrive the village again. Spend the night at hotel in the Macarena village.

Day 2: NP La Macarena – Caño Cristales (B, L, D)

This morning you travel again to the Caño Cristales River and do another guided eco-hike to other natural highlights of the river such as waterfalls and natural swimming pools. The sights of today are: “La Silla del Tinigua”, “Los Tres Espejos”, “Pozo Cuadrado” and “Las Escaleras”. Enjoy a typical lunch at the river before heading back to the Macarena village in the late afternoon. After dinner a local guide tells stories and legends of the region in your hotel. Spend another night in your accommodation in La Macarena.

Day 3: NP La Macarena – Caño Cristales (B, L, D)

This day after breakfast you head again towards the Caño Cristales River and visit the following sights: „Cascada de los Cuarzos“, „Los Pianos“ and „Cascada de la Virgen“. Another time you have a delicious traditional lunch at the river and return tot he village late afternoon. After dinner there will be a presentation of traditional music and culture presented by lcal families.

Day 4: Return to Bogotá (B)

After breakfast take the boat along the Guaybero River and pass by some of the local viewpoints before arriving at the local airport. Before noon take the flight back to Bogotá.

In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety
the itinerary might be subject of change.

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