Leticia amazon travel guide

Leticia amazon travel guide

Monday, September 24, 2012

Colombian Amazon Basin Information

Amazon River
Amazon River

amazon sunset
Amazon sunset
Located in the far south eastern of Colombia with an area of 109.665 square kilometers including forests, great rivers and hundreds of creeks and streams is the department of Amazonas, one of the largest in the country.

The capital of Amazonas is Leticia and another important town is Puerto Nariño. Other towns are Metro Manila, Pedrera, Arica, Mirití Parana, House, La Chorrera, Puerto Santander, Puerto Joy and Victoria, the state bordered to the north with the Vaupés and Caquetá, on the east by the Republic of Brazil, south and west to the Republic of Peru and the state of Putumayo Colombia.

Leticia Information

Santander Park Leticia
Santander Park
On the banks of the majestic Amazon River, just one hour and forty minutes of Bogota by air is Leticia, the beautiful capital city department of Amazonas, with its urban layout in the middle of the green and rich Amazon forest, with an average temperature of 28 ° C and 96 meters above sea level is established as the principal city of the three bordering countries BRAZIL, PERU AND COLOMBIA. 

Leticia inherited its name from Smith, the girlfriend of Manuel Charon Peruvian engineer, founded by Captain Benigno Bustamante, April 25, 1867, The Treaty Lozano-Solomon, in 1930, Jennifer became fully dependent on Colombia and since that year, despite not having the minimum requirements for town, was built as such and encouraged its development.

Tabatinga Safety Tips

Tabatinga is a Brazilian town next to Leticia but there are some events that actually occurs nearly every week. Yes, its kind of hard to say but is the "Killing".

This is not a joke and the reason why this events occurs are because the Amazon river is a drug highway where they send from Peru to Manaus and it brings too much murdering into the town.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

How to take the fast boat from Santa Rosa or Leticia to Iquitos

On this post I will guide you on how to take a fast boat from Santa Rosa (Peru) to Iquitos (Peru).

Remember fast boats have service from Tuesdays to Sundays (Not Mondays) and the price is 70 USD

Friday, September 21, 2012

Tabatinga and Santa Rosa Visa

This question is pretty common around the travellers.

"Do I need visa to get into Tabatinga or Santa Rosa?"

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

El Sabor Restaurant

If you have a small budget  and want a good meal, you should go to El Sabor which is located next to the Hyper Supermarket on Leticia's Downtown. Lunch and dinner are nearly $6,000 pesos but if you want to try fish this is the only low budget restaurant with different kinds every day.

Leticia - Bogota flight information

leticia amazonas air tickets flight information

Don’t miss your flight; in Leticia we only have two daily flights to Bogota which are LAN and Copa. We have a big problem in our city because these two airlines do whatever they want and this is something you must know “They resale tickets” so the best way to avoid that is to do the check in 2 hours before the flight.

Colombian immigration exit stamp... MUST DO

This is something really important

If you arrive to Leticia from Bogota and leaving from Leticia to Iquitos or Manaos you need to do the exit from Colombia. This is something you cannot forget and you have to do it at the Colombian immigration office  in Leticia’s airport.


The best hostel in Leticia Amazonas Colombia

Hi guys, it’s me Sergio Rojas and this time I will recommend you the best hostel in Leticia which is La Jangada.

Our social responsibility

Morubo maloca amazon travel guide

Our main focus is social responsibility, the Amazon has giving me all the necessary things for life and that’s why I am too concern about it and how to return everything back.  In the moment, I have been working with an indigenous community Bora helping and building their Maloca which is going to be a university of life and culture.

Public transportation in Leticia

If you want to get around Leticia, we recommend you Moto Taxi (Moto's serving as taxi), a Moto car (White 3 wheel car) or taxi.

  • The Moto taxi’s price goes around for $1,000 in the city and to the kilometers will go in an average from $3,000 up to $10,000.
  • The Moto car’s price goes from  $3,000 in the city and to the kilometers will go in an average from $6,000 up to $20,000.
  • The taxi’s prices goes from $7,000 in the city and to the kilometers are from $10,000 up to $40,000.

Monday, September 10, 2012

How to get to Leticia Amazonas Colombia?

Leticia Amazonas travel guide how to get to leticia

Please read this carefully. 


  • Airplane from Bogota to Leticia
  • Boat from Iquitos to Leticia
  • Boat from Manaus to Tabatinga
There are no roads to Leticia.

Welcome to Leticia Amazonas travel guide design for backpackers

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Hi, My name is Sergio Rojas and this is my playground and Leticia (Amazonas Colombia) travel bible. I own a travel operator which offers unique tours in the tri-frontier boundary Amazon basin (Colombia - Peru - Brasil) focusing on social responsibilities with our indigenous communities.

On my blog you will find all the important information ( restaurants - accommodations - attractions - transportation - shops - tours - tips)  with videos and prices. Please if you need more detailed information, dont worry feel free to write me at amazonasdeturismo@gmail.com

If you want to support my blog we do custom made tours in the Amazon Basin.