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Tourism Activities

Amazon offers visitors a variety of activities, guided walks through the jungle, ecotourism trails where you can appreciate landscapes of exceptional beauty, rich and exotic jungle vegetation, besides the indescribable sensation of interacting directly with the ecological environment and being surrounded by the wonderful flora of the region itself.

A clear example of the beauty of the Amazonian flora is the Victoria Regia, the representative aquatic plant of the Amazon, which is the world's largest Lotus because its leaf can grow to two meters in diameter and is so strong that could support the weight of a 1 year baby. On the beaches and banks of the Amazon River is common to find Gramalote in swampy or flooded areas dominated by Canangucho or Aguaje palm trees and some scattered emergent in excess of 50 meters as Ceiba other species on the Amazonian landscape out are: Rubber or Syrinx, the Acai palm and Chambira.

Within the rich and varied fauna of the Amazon, there are over 150 species of mammals, including the Pink Dolphin of the Amazon or Bugeo and some species like the tapir, Jaguar, Manatee and Otter. Among the primates are common marmoset or Leoncito Mico, the smallest in the world and the Mono Fraile. The most diverse group of vertebrates with more than 500 species of birds, highlighting the Macaw, Toucan, Parrots, Kingfishers, Herons, Jays and Gavilan. Within the group of reptiles is very particular the Black Caiman, Anaconda, Boa and the Matamata turtle. The most characteristic fish of the Amazon are the Gamitana or Cachama, the Piranha, the Arawana, El Dorado, Catfish, Shad and Pirarucú with its delicious flavor and can weigh up to 250 kilos.

Tourism attractions that you could find in Leticia are:

1. Leticia - Tarapacá Road (kilometers). It’s a 22 km route north of the city that offers the opportunity of entering into the primary forest and traditional culture through the Indian villages and forest. Throughout this, there are several communities, restaurants, spas and private nature reserves that offer a variety of tourist services in accommodation, food and activities such as jungle trekking, survival plans, in jungle camps, fishing, wildlife observation and flora, canopying / canopy, kayaks, and of course to visit to Indian malokas.

2. The Amazon River. With only 117 km of coastline bordering Colombia. It’s consisted of flooded lowland forest and land that makes up the ecosystem. At this point dominates both sides of the Amazon River, in the Peruvian territory to the south-western side and in Colombia in the north-eastern side.

Indigenous reserves, protected natural areas (National Parks and / or private nature reserves) make up the internal boundaries of this mega-diverse jungle area for which you can sail or walk only under the guidance of local experts, without limitations of time and space, for the most amazing mysteries and attractions of the jungle. You could find tourist sites such as Monkey Island, and Puerto Nariño`s Amacayacu Park, and nature to explore and enjoy their surroundings.

3. Javari River. Legendary River bordering between Peru (north-west) and Brazil (south-east), which it flows into the Amazon River (town of Benjamin Constant) is accessible sailing from Tabatinga (Brazil border city Leticia) by Amazon downstream just 30 minutes in a speedboat. Mayorunas territory of the border and other ethnic groups of the Amazon, now driven by the western development of three Brazilian-Peruvian population centers (Benjamin, Iceland and Atalaia do Norte), which collected annually migrants, indigenous and / or descendants of settlers native rubber Javari basin upstream. In the Amazon, indigenous territories, private or state forest reserves, are either on the side of the river and it offers lakes in which we can admire the pink dolphins and at night watch alligators.

4. Isolated areas and townships. Two major rivers from the Andes in Colombia seek out the Amazon River in Brazilian territory are the Caqueta and Putumayo (Japurá and Iza, respectively, in Brazil) from west to east through the department of the Amazon are a vital part of the Amazon by vastness and grandeur and cultural landscape of virgin forests that covers. Along these two rivers and their major tributaries are hiding the natural wonders of the country's most eccentric sheltering fauna and flora of the exotic forest. Leticia and Puerto Nariño, on the Amazon River are the only two municipalities in the department.

By the state of Caquetá are the villages of Puerto Santander / Araracuara, Mirití, Paco and La Pedrera. By the state of Putumayo are the villages of Puerto Alegria, El Encanto, Arica, La Chorrera and Tarapaca.

Other places of special character are: Puerto Santander / Araracuara, La Pedrera, La Chorrera, and Cahuinari Jirijirimo, where you can access with permits necessary and by organizing specialized expeditions.

5. Iquitos and Manaus. Worldwide, the cities of Iquitos in Peru and Manaus in Brazil are two large entrance doors to the Amazon. Both thousands miles or many days sailing boat away from Leticia which is almost from the middle the road between two cities along the river course.

Leticia thus becomes a strategic location for travelers who want to continue their international travel upstream or downstream, with public transport alternatives ranging from hammock or cabin, especially in large vessels, large and sophisticated speedboats to seaplane or conventional aircraft.