The Amazon Basin stretches over 3 countries, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The town of Leticia, founded in 1867, is situated on the border of the three countries so expeditions into the jungle to reach Manaus in Brazil or Iquitos in Peru, start from here.
• Explore the forest by canoe to see the wildlife & giant lotus plants
• Take a night time boat safari into the Saraiva Lakes to find caiman
• Meet some of the indigenous communities along the Tri frontier region
• Go in search of the pink & grey river dolphins on Tarapoto Lake
• See the beautiful handicrafts made from seeds, feathers and bark
The Colombian Amazon is far less explored than its neighbouring countries, despite being smaller. Excursions into the rainforest on foot and by boat offer fantastic opportunities to discover the rich flora and fauna in the surrounding National Reserves. You can typically see pink dolphin, black cayman, armadillos, tapir, manatee, squirrels, nutria, jabuti turtle (the world’s largest fresh water turtle), as well as numerous bird species, including macaws and toucans.
Amongst the extraordinary display of flora and fauna live numerous indigenous communities, including the Huitotos, Yaguas and Ticunas, who have managed to preserve their cultures and traditions passing their knowledge & skills of the jungle from generation to generation.