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Leticia, Colombia

Leticia is a city in Colombia. It is a major port on the Amazon river and is Colombia’s southernmost town. It is an isolated town which has a privileged position as a triple frontier and is very close to a tributary river Javary.

Leticia/Tabatinga can serve as the perfect base for eco-tourist activities as well as for the studies of wildlife and flora in the Amazon region. It can also be the perfect starting point for visiting indigenous tribes such as: the Tikunas, Yaguas, Huitotos and Boras in the Amazonas. On the Yavary river you can find the Yaguas and Mayorunas.

Close to Leticia is the National Park of Amacayacu which is located on the Colombian territory. On the Yavary River there is also a natural Reserve. The ribera peruana is also a Zone with virgin tropical forest. Amongst others in the ribera peruana the Cayaru river can be found.

Things to See & Do

* Amacayacu National Park
* Visit indigenous tribes
* View wildlife & flora
* Yavary River

Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Peso (COP)
Language – Spanish
Land Area – 5, 968 km²
Population – 37,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 57

Transport Links - The only place connected to Leticia by a commercial airline is Bogota - its El Dorado International Airport has flights to Leticia on Aerorepublica. These flights are quite expensive, mainly because Aerorepublica is the only airline serving this distant destination. The flight lasts two hours.

From Peru you can take a rapido (speedboat) from Iquitos to Tabatinga in Brazil or Santa Rosa in Peru. This will take you approximately nine or ten hours. These two towns are very close to Leticia at the tripartite border of Peru, Brazil and Colombia. There are also other, slower boats which ply the same route.

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