Travel to Amacayacu park (Natural reserve)
• This is the perfect voyage for travellers looking to enjoy truly intimate contact with the rainforest and its inhabitants.
• Immerse yourself in the Amazon rainforest, with your days here designed to give you a deep connection with your natural surroundings and a chance to explore the wonderful nature of this incredible setting.
• Spend your nights sleeping in cabins while you are surrounded by the night time melodies of the jungle.
• Discover a unique and stunning nature reserve near the Amacayacu national park, with all the comforts and services you need.
• Pay a visit to the Maikuchiga foundation, a conservation project which works to protect primates who have been victims of illegal trafficking. Here you will find five species of monkeys living out of captivity.
• Immerse yourself in fascinating cultural and environmental surroundings which have been enriched by ancient indigenous wisdom._x000D_
• Catch on camera the stunning flight of the 486 bird species which have been registered in the area._x000D_
• Sample the region’s typical dishes and learn about the centuries-old artisanal techniques that have been preserved to this day.
• We will pick you up from Leticia airport. Please be aware that you will need to take a flight which arrives before midday in order to catch the last public boat of the day. From the airport, you will be taken to the port to board a boat which will take you along the Amazon River to a nature reserve near the Amacayacu national park. The journey will take 1.5 hours.
• Once you have arrived at the reserve and settled in to your room, you will have time to enjoy the amenities and relax. At night, you will walk through a virgin forest with guides who will help you discover the Amazon rainforest, its flowering plants, fluorescent mushrooms, the sounds of thousands of insects, frogs, owls and nocturnal monkeys.
• After breakfast, you will go and visit an indigenous Tikuna settlement. Depending on the availability of each community – at Awake we strive to always respect local rules and traditions - this could be El Vergel, San Martin or Palmeras. During your visit, you will learn about their customs and traditions and their role as the guardians of the imposing Amazon rainforest.
• In the afternoon, after having lunch at the reserve, you will take a brief trip around the reserve’s forests and learn about the use of medicinal plants. For the indigenous communities, the Amazon is the universe – they depend on the jungle for their survival, so they constantly seek to make sustainable use of its resources.
• The hike will end at the Mata Mata stream, on the edges of the Amacayacu national park. There, a canoe will pick you up to take you back to the nature reserve, depending on the river’s water level, which varies significantly by season. Alternatively, you will return by foot.
• At about 8 am, after having breakfast, you will board a boat for your return to Leticia. The journey will take you along the might Amazon, the world’s widest river and the main artery of the world’s largest rainforest. Your expedition will end in Leticia.
We can modify the activities outlined in the itinerary and include other options, depending on your interests (be aware that, for every night of the trip, there are two included activities). The potential activities are:
• Take a boat trip to San Martin de Amacayacu or Palmeras, where you will explore the traditional crop fields and jungle that make up the southern part of the Amacayacu national park.
• A day of artisanal fishing with native fishermen.
• Canoeing: during the dry season, you can row in the part of the river that runs past the nature reserve and in the Mata Mata stream.
• Workshops where you will learn about the community’s ancestral wisdom and spend time with locals, making traditional handicrafts. Enjoy basket making with natural fibres, painting vegetable peels and working with ceramics.
• Cultural exchange with shamans: this is a unique opportunity to learn about shamanic rituals and to connect your body and mind with nature.
• Hiking on Mocagua island, part of the Amacayacu national park. This offers the chance to admire unique plant species, including the Amazonian Victoria regia, the world’s largest lotus (during rainy season, this activity is done on a canoe).
* The proposed itinerary is subject to change depending on weather conditions or by decision of the nature reserve.
• Accommodation in a bed in a comfortable private cabin with en suite bathroom. Each cabin has a maximum capacity of 5 people.
• Two breakfasts, two lunches and two dinners.
• Two daily activities for each night’s accommodation. The activities are subject to availability and weather conditions, such as water levels. Animal sightings vary depending on whether you travel in wet or dry season - we cannot guarantee that you will see any species in particular.
• Travel insurance.
• 24/7 support from our team in Bogotá.
does not include:Transportation:
• Journeys unrelated to the included activities.
• Breakfast on the first day and lunch and dinner on the last day.
• Additional activities: outing to Puerto Nariño and the Tarapoto lake, an environmental awareness activity with the Maikuchiga foundation, which works to protect the Amazon’s primates.
• Unstipulated costs.
• Personal spending.
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*The prices depend on minimal quota.