3-Day Jungle Tour in Leticia Amazonas – Dry Season

This is a perfect tour for only three days in the Amazon but it has to start at 8 am and finish the third day at 5 pm. My tour of Leticia Amazonas and surroundings is a mix of Culture – My Village – Jungle – Lakes – Native Communities – Adventure – Wildlife and all that you can experience about the Amazon.

Welcome to Amazonas Colombia

A very warm welcome to you from everyone here at Amazonas Colombia. Thank you for choosing us as your guides to the wonderful world of Amazon. You have an unforgettable few days ahead!

Leticia Amazonas Jungle Tour Itinerary

Check a quick explanation about the activities on our three-day trip

All itineraries can get modified with the climate changes and the river levels.

1 Day – Amazon River transfer and adventure in Puerto Nariño starting at 7:00 am boat

Morning (6:30 AM)
As we will pick you up at 6:20-6:30 A.M., there is no restaurant service around that time. We highly recommend buying snacks so you will have breakfast to go.

  • Hotel transfer to Leticia Port at 6:30 am
  • Public Transportation boat transfer to Puerto Nariño (from 1.30 hours to 2 hours)
  • Reception in Puerto Nariño
  • Boat activity to spot grey or pink dolphins, we will visit lakes and navigate thru tributaries.
  • Typical lunch (From 12 pm – 1 pm)

Afternoon (2:00 PM)

  • Piraña Fishing
  • Sail Thru tributaries and visit the Tarapoto Lake
  • Boat activity to spot wildlife on the shore at the Igarapahuasu Tributary.

Night (7:00 pm)

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a community hostel with your private room

Activities might change order depending on the weather condition.

2 Day – Adventure in Peru

Morning (8;00 AM)

  • Breakfast
  • Sailing along the Amazon River to San Antonio de Cacao Island and the opportunity to spot Pink and Grey Dolphins
  • Walk in the jungle to spot a different kind of ecosystem with the biggest species of trees in the Amazon Region and visit the community
  • Possibility of lazy bear sightings (Sloths) and bird watching
  • Typical Lunch (12 pm or 1 pm)

Afternoon (4:00 PM)

  • Sailing along the Amazon Beaches
  • Possibility to spot pink and grey dolphins

Night (6:30 pm)

  • Night walk for the observation of insects, different Amazonian fauna, and flora.
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation in a community hostel with your private room

Activities might change order depending on the weather condition.

3 Day – Jungle Trekking Activity back to Leticia at 5:00 pm

Morning (8;00 AM)

  • Breakfast
  • We will do trekking thru the jungle in the back of our village in which we will try to spot monkeys, flora and fauna explanation and have direct contact with the jungle, you will end up at a native natural reserve.
  • Typical Lunch (12 pm – 1 pm)

Afternoon (2:00 PM)

  • Visit the local Viewing Tower (45 meters high)
  • Return to Leticia by public boat from 3:30 pm to 5 pm
  • Transfer to the reserved hotel (We only cover free transfer to hotels in Leticia center, not in the km or away from Leticia).

If the water season is really high, we will change this activity to the native community of Santa Teresita for an amazing jungle walk to have the possibility to spot wildlife.

Prices 2022

  • 1 Passenger$1.300.000 COP per persona. 
  • 2 Passengers
    $1.150.000 COP per persona. If one of the guest needs a private room will have an extra cost of 50.000 cop
  • 3 Passengers
    $1.100.000 COP per persona. If one of the guest needs a private room will have an extra cost of 50.000 cop
  • 4 Passengers or more
    $1.050.000 COP per persona. If one of the guests needs a private room will have an extra cost of 50.000 cop

Tour Size Information: Small groups share excursions but accommodation is private, in the native community is a big cabin with rooms. We guarantee groups size are never more than 6 people. If you want a completely private tour it’s $150,000 extra per persona.

Prices are in cash but if you pay with a credit card, I have to add 5% of the wire transaction.

Atms in Leticia only have 300.00 COP per transaction and around 3 per day. Payment on arrival

If you book flights with Avianca and want to start the tour the same day then I recommend chartering a private boat with a price of 150.000 extra per persona or doing a tour the next day at 8 a.m.

What is included?

This includes the 2-night accommodation, 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner), water, tours, translator if needed, coffee (with breakfast) and fruit juices (with lunch and dinner), activities, and transportation. Alcohol you will need to pay for separately.

What is not included?

Activities not described on the tour, alcohol, tips for the guides (it’s optional), entry tax at the airport of Leticia $31.000, and entry tax at the entrance of Puerto Nariño $10,000.

Ready to book Leticia Amazonas Jungle Tour

Choosing the best flight itineraries to fit this tour

We highly recommend doing full-day activities in the Amazon starting at 7 am till 5 pm or after dinner. As Latam Airlines have a flight no later than 12:30 pm, you can start the tour with the 2 pm boat. Avianca has flights later than 2 pm so we highly recommend starting the next day at 7 am but if you don’t have enough time and want to do a tour right away, chartering a private boat will be perfect.

What to expect in Amazonas

Expect the unexpected! At Amazonas Jungle Tours, every tour is different. Activities can change due to the weather or unusual events. We ask you to be flexible but don’t worry, we are here to make sure you see as much as possible! We always try to include the following activities:

  1. Guided walk through the jungle (day)
  2. Guided walk through the jungle (night)
  3. Visit indigenous village
  4. Indigenous community activities
  5. Flora explanation
  6. Dolphin watching by boat
  7. Monkey Spotting
  8. Bird Watching
  9. Piranha fishing (season dependent)
  10. Night boat trip to look for Caymans (small alligators)
  11. Kayaking at lakes, flooded jungle, and rivers (Only from February til Late June)
  12. Walk to Mirador and visit the local museum

Our local guides are all Spanish speakers and we have English translators available for all tours. Your English translator will meet you at the port when you arrive at Puerto Nariño.

Tours Size and Information

All of our tours normally go from 4 to 6 people per group, which it will include a Native Guide and a translator. Tours are highly active, mixed between jungle treks and boat activities. We normally have other guests that are doing activities but they will be with their own group staff and itineraries. Our staff always at the morning and at night will tell your daily itineraries.

Accommodation on our Tours

Accommodation is basic but comfortable. You will have the option to stay in a hospedaje each night or in the home of someone in the indigenous community.

It should be possible to charge appliances such as phones and cameras overnight but please be aware that electricity is not always guaranteed in the jungle. Bring spare batteries/chargers if you have them.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included each day. We can also organize your diet if you are vegan, vegetarian, or have any food allergies. You will be given a large bottle of drinking water that can be refilled as required by staff in Puerto Nariño.

*Snacks and alcohol are extra costs*

Transport

Transport will be covered by our Tour Operator. This includes:

  1. Airport transfer on arrival and departure.
  2. Transfer between the office and your hotel.
  3. Boat transfer to and from Puerto Nariño.

We normally start the tour at 7:00 am from Leticia Amazonas but there is a good flight schedule with Latam airlines in which arrives at 9:00 am or 11:30 am and we can start the tour by taking the 12 pm or 2:00 pm boat.

What To Bring On The Tour

A small day sack (25-30L) is sufficient for a 3 or 4-day tour. We can store your larger bag in the office. The following list is advisory only, wear whatever you think will make you feel comfortable! Bear in mind that black clothing can attract more mosquitoes so, if possible, bring lighter-colored clothing.

  1. 2 x long sleeve tops
  2. 2 x short-sleeved tops
  3. 1 x shorts
  4. 2 or 3 x long trousers
  5. Socks and underwear for 4 days
  6. Walking boots/shoes. Yes, trainers are ok. Flip flops for relaxing.
  7. Swimwear (yes it’s safe to swim in some places!)
  8. Towel
  9. Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
  10. Repellent
  11. Sun cream
  12. Hat
  13. Sunglasses
  14. Camera/Phone – waterproof covers required in case of sudden heavy rain
  15. Extra snacks, soft drinks
  16. Wallet and ID

Rubber boots and a poncho are available from a loan from the office. Please return them to the office at the end of your tour.

Where does my tour take place?

I live in a paradise that my father help to organize and colonize called Puerto Nariño in the aticoya region. Law does not allow us to have cars or motorcycles.

Photos of my Leticia Amazonas Jungle Tour

As my internet is really slow, I upload some on Facebook. Follow me at www.facebook.com/elcabuco

Why does the translator is not local?

Tourism is just new in Colombia, I mean more tourists than normal in the last few years. We really were not prepared that lots of non-Spanish speakers foreigners were going to come so nobody or barely someone speaks English in Leticia Amazonas. I can count with my fingers who speaks English in Leticia and surroundings.

Now with more visitors to Leticia Amazonas, I get cool volunteers who help my guides translate, and at the same time, they are teaching English to them. After one year, one of my guides speaks English and the others are studying hard learning.

Understanding the Colombian Amazon

People, our history hasn’t been really cool. Since slavery, destruction, animal trafficking, ngos, land invasion, excessive hunting, Pablo Escobar, and other stuff I think we are getting recover. Our Amazonas is a big zoo but I don’t have animals in jail. Climate changes, full moon, people using deet 100% or making a lot of noise can be more difficult to spot animals but we spent a lot of time while we are not working to find the spots. Some animals are just difficult to spot such as a manatee, jaguar, or anaconda.

From February to late May is all flooded in some areas and we will do a lot of boat activity. From later July is all dry and we can go trekking in the flooded area.