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Colombia - Cartagena & Amazon

(7 Days)

Cartagena | Leticia

Day Routing
01 Cartagena

Upon arrival in Cartagena, transfer to the hotel. Welcome Cocktail and a light dinner at the hotels’ courtyard are waiting for the guests.

02 Cartagena

Half day city tour, including the La Popa monastery and the San Felipe de Barajas fortress. By a horse carriage and a treasure hunt, guests will explore the historic center. The fortress and the old town are listed together as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch will be taken at the fishing village La Boquilla, which is reachable by canoes through the mangrove swamps. There they will learn how to fish from a native. At night, a typical “Chiva” bus will pick up the guests and drive through the whole city with music, drinks and dancing.

03 Cartagena

Boat excursion to the Rosario Islands, which is perfect for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear water, as well as relaxing at the beach. A typical island lunch will be served, before returning to Cartagena. Dinner at a local restaurant. Afterwards, the Galleon Buccaneer will take guests to a wonderful trip through the illuminated bay of Cartagena. Live music, dancers and an open bar will make an unforgettable night!

04 Cartagena - Leticia

Flight via Bogotá to Leticia. Transfer from the airport to the harbor and changing into the “Amazon bus”, the motor vessel takes the guests from the side arm to the big Amazon river. Lunch will be served at a floating restaurant with a breath taking view. Afterwards they will observe the famous Victoria Regia, the worlds biggest lotus flower. Dinner will be at the hotel in Letita and later a local dance group will show several dances from the Amazon jungle, nearby Brazil and Peru.

05 Leticia

Full day excursion on the Amazon, visiting Monkey Island and the indigenous communities of the Tikuna and Yaguas. Continuation to reach by vessel the small town of Puerto Nariño. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, guests will leave to the lakes of Tarapoto where they can observe herons, pink dolphins and a lot of birds. At dinner time, transfer to the Tabatinga restaurant, located in Brazil.

06 Leticia

Excursion by canoes and walks through the jungle, guided by a local. After reaching the camp Lodge Marasha, which is located on the Peruvian side, guests will observe animals and participate at different activities like canopy and fishing. Lunch will be enjoyed at the camp. At dinner time, drive back to Leticia on road with visiting the indigenous Huitotos community, where the guests will learn how the Indians use Coca and see the dances they do for the festivities. Dinner at a local restaurant on the road and transfer to the hotel.

07 Leticia

Guests have the opportunity to stroll along the streets of Leticia, look at small handicraft shops. At noon they will be taken to the airport for their return flight. Goodbye Colombia!