This private tailormade tour will make you explore the Amazon forest in Colombia, right along the Peru border (and even crossing it!). The Amazon region makes up over a third of Colombia's total territory. This immense area is home to a many species of animals, plants and indigenous cultures.

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This private tailormade tour will make you explore the Amazon forest in Colombia, right along the Peru border (and even crossing it!). The Amazon region makes up over a third of Colombia's total territory. This immense area is home to a many species of animals, plants and indigenous cultures.

Furthermore, the Colombian Amazon is the most biologically rich and diverse area in the country.

During this trip, you'll go beyond sightseeing: you’ll hike, paddle, climb, swim, fish, zip and rappel to get up close and personal to the rainforest and its features.

Highlights:

  • Go on night hikes in the rainforest to search for caimans and other nocturnal animals.
  • Spend a night in a treehouse
  • Hike through the rainforest to meet a Huitoto community.
  • See  exotic animals in their natural habitat.
  • Climb up a rope to the forest canopy then take zip lines to move through the trees.
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Trip offered by Leo Spoken languages: English, Spanish Travel expert in Colombia

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Leticia
  • End Leticia
  • Countries
    • Colombia
    • Peru
  • City
    • Tanimboca
    • Marasha
    • Leticia
  • Theme Adventure and trekking
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Tanimboca
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Your Amazon adventure begins at the Leticia airport where your guide meets you and takes you to the Tanimboca Natural Reserve.  You will take an initial exploration of the rainforest while the sun and then, on your nocturnal hike, you'll see many animals that hide during the day.

    You spend the night in a treehouse at the forest canopy, 12 meters (39 feet) above the ground.
    Meals included: Lunch, Dinner.

    Visited places:
    • Leticia
    • Tanimboca
  • 2
    The Huitoto
    Day 2

    Today you hike about two hours through the rainforest to a Huitoto village. The Huitoto (also spelled Witoto) are an indigenous people of the Amazon known for their artistic handcrafts and sustainable way of life. In the village you visit a Maloka, a traditional Amazonian dwelling. There you speak with the village elder and learn about his people's culture and traditions.

    You also visit the chagras where the villagers grow their crops, and a nearby river where they catch fish.

    In the afternoon you'll hike back to the Tanimboca reserve and spend the night in a forest cabin.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Visited places:
    • Tanimboca
  • 3
    Marasha
    Day 3

    After breakfast you get on a boat and travel on the Amazon River and cross an invisible border to get to Marasha, a natural reserve in Peruvian territory. From the main channel of the Amazon River you either hike or canoe (depending on the water level) deep into the rainforest to get to the Marasha lodge. The lodge is fronted by a lake full of exotic fish.

    You can go kayaking and fishing in the lake. At night you go on a hike to look for caimans before retiring to the Marasha lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     

    Visited places:
    • Tanimboca
    • Marasha
  • 4
    Tanimboca
    Day 4

    Travel to Mocagua back in Colombia. Mocagua is just outside the Amacayacu National Park and the indigenous Ticuna people who live there were traditionally hunters. In 2004 they agreed to stop hunting endangered species. You go on a 1.5 hour hike through the rainforest of Mocagua and see woolly monkeys, a species that is especially important to that area's ecosystem.

    After visiting the woolly monkeys you will get back on the Amazon River and travel to Puerto Nariño, a riverside town that is environmentally sustainable and has no motorized vehicles. The water in the Puerto Nariño area is clean and it is a prime location for spotting wild pink dolphins.

    Near the end of the day you go to Parque Santander in Leticia to see thousands of parakeets and other birds flying into the park's trees to roost. Then you go back to the Tanimboca reserve where you spend the night.
    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

    Visited places:
    • Marasha
    • Tanimboca
  • 5
    The canopy
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Today, using ropes and ascenders you climb up to a platform in the forest canopy. A network of hanging bridges and zip lines connects four different platforms and you spend the morning walking and zipping through the canopy. After enjoying the views you rappel to get back down to the forest floor.

    At noon your Amazonian adventure comes to an end and you travel back to the Leticia airport.
    Meals included: Breakfast.

    Visited places:
    • Tanimboca
    • Leticia
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Private land and water transport (starting and ending at the Leticia airport).
    • Accommodations.
    • All meals from lunch of Day 1 to breakfast of Day 5.
    • Guiding service.
    • Entrance fees
    Price does not include
    • Flights to and from Leticia.
    • Trail food and alcoholic drinks.
    • Tourism fee of COP 30,000 to be paid upon arrival at Leticia airport.