This outdoorsy adventure highlights some of Colombia's most fascinating and unique landscapes in the Amazon region. Start off by exploring Bogotá's arts and culture scene before flying south to Leticia; from here, you'll head out on two unforgettable days via foot, canoe and other small boats in Colombia, and across the border in Peru and Brazil. At night, you'll sleep in hammocks with mosquito nets in order to fully experience the rainforest. 

Highlights

  • Enjoy the arts and culture scene in colorful Bogotá
  • Explore the Amazon by canoe and learn about local indigenous culture
  • View wildlife and nature that only exist in the Amazon

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Bogotá - Explore the City Bogotá
Day 2 Arrive in Leticia - Transfer to Maloka Huitoto Amazon Rainforest
Day 3 Zacambu Reserve Adventure (Colombia & Peru) Amazon Rainforest
Day 4 Birdwatching Excursion - Return to Bogotá Bogotá
Day 5 Depart Bogotá  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Bogotá

Plaza Bolívar, in La Candelaria, Bogotá
Plaza Bolívar, in La Candelaria, Bogotá

Welcome to Bogotá! A driver will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel.

Colombia's biggest city has culture to spare, and its regional gastronomy has made it a global foodie destination. You'll have ample free time to explore this Andean capital on foot. Start with the cobblestone streets of the La Candelaria neighborhood, where trendy restaurants and colonial-era landmarks are located. You'll also find excellent museums, shopping, and street food ranging from empanadas to exotic fruits. 

Day 2: Leticia to Maloka Huitoto

Life on the Amazon River in Leticia, Colombia
Life on the Amazon River in Leticia, Colombia

You will be picked up at Leticia’s airport and transferred to your accommodations for the night. Visit a Maloka (a house used by Colombian aborigines) for your introduction to the Amazonian indigenous culture, where you will meet with a Shaman to learn about traditions, myths, legends and rituals. This unique rainforest setting offers hiking trails where you can get up close to rare species of flora and fauna, and learn about medicinal plants and traditional crops.

Day 3: Zacambu Reserve Adventure (Colombia & Peru)

Squirrel monkeys in Zacambu Reserve
Squirrel monkeys in Zacambu Reserve

Today, you'll start the adventure by hiking in the jungle towards San Pedro de los Lagos Indigenous community and then kayak on the Yahuarcara and Victoria Regia lakes. Afterward, you'll have lunch in Flor de Loto followed by a three-hour boat ride along the Amazon River to Peru's Zacambu Reserve. Take note of the unique flora and fauna and wander around white sand beaches.

Day 4: Birdwatching Excursion - Return to Bogotá

Bogotá
Bogotá

You'll have some free time this morning to enjoy an outdoor activity, like birdwatching, before you fly back to Bogotá. When you arrive,  enjoy the last evening of your trip exploring some of the capital's colorful colonial neighborhoods, as well as its sophisticated dining and nightlife scene.

Day 5: Depart Bogotá

La Candelaria district, Bogotá
La Candelaria district, Bogotá

It's now time to say farewell to Colombia! Enjoy your last hours in the capital with a leisurely lunch, a city stroll, and/or souvenir shopping.  A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home.

Map

Map of Bogotá & the Amazon Adventure - 5 Days
Map of Bogotá & the Amazon Adventure - 5 Days