Just minutes before landing in Leticia, look out the window of the plane and you’ll see a tight blanket of trees that frame a huge brown river snaking through the jungle. This is your first glimpse of the 4,225-mile Amazon, the longest river in the world, and home to 212 species of mammals and 195 reptiles.
What to do in The Amazon
In the Amazon, nature is constantly putting on a show; just one of example of this are the pink dolphins that swim and play in the river, right before your eyes. At this crossroads of Colombia, Peru, and Brazil, indigenous rainforest cultures like the Ticunas, Huitotos, and Yucunas share the forest with anteaters, pumas, and deer, as well as medicinal plants used in ancient traditions and giant trees such as mahogany and cedar.
Amazonian life is so different from “civilization” as we know it. Seeing the world's largest water lily, the Royal Victoria, lying on the calm surface of a lake, or floating on the treetops, will feel like a dream. Here, at the southern tip of Colombia, birdwatchers from around the world gather to observe over 674 species of native species.
View large lotuses in the Amazon and walk the streets of a town where there are no cars are plans which make visiting the southern tip of Colombia special.