Here, you will have a direct encounter with the most diverse forms of life. Many sounds, many colours, many species, different people, all at the same time. A world in a constant development process, as a positive natural and cultural contrast.
You can also do it safely because we provide you with great accommodation and the guide to choose the most compatible places with your idea of a trip to the Amazon. And with appropriate guidance and advice for unknown.
Come where the Earth breathes!
Don’t let them tell you what an Amazonian sunset is like, live directly!
What can I discover in the Amazon trip?
A complete answer is only possible by coming to the Amazon, and not just once, but several times. But let’s just mention some fascinating experiences to the Amazon: On the Night Safari you will meet small alligators, and in the moonlight, the red eyes of the crocodiles will follow you as the most special spectators you imagine having.
If your dream is of those who fly then yours is the bird watching, on a walking tour you will find a great diversity of birds that your senses will impact by such beauty. If you want to feed playful monkeys that will surround you in a friendly way, then you should visit the Monkey Island.
You can also have a meeting with the famous pink dolphins, inhabitants of the Amazon River. We have many tours to offer you where step by step you will find the vegetation, the enormous trees, the world’s largest lotus, the Victoria Regia.
Don’t forget. We make it easy to discover the Amazon jungle!
And you! How many monkeys can you carry?
New flavors: Exotic Amazonian fruits
We mention some fruits of this region:
Copoazu: It is a variant of the cocoa, it is white inside and has an exquisite flavour. Some indigenous communities use their seeds crushed to make chocolate. The juice can be a little acidic.
Acerola or camu camu: It is rich in vitamin C, its juice is like a delicious pink lemonade that removes thirst in seconds.
Copona: It is acidic, and its juice is very refreshing. In the international
Carambolo: It is acidic, and its juice is very refreshing. In the international market is used in cocktails and is known as the star fruit.
Just come to the Amazon and discover other fantastic flavours!
Fruits, fruits and more fruits!
Amazonian banana flower
Where is the Amazon B&B Hotel?
Just steps away from the hotel, you will find the Santo del Ángel Restaurant. Two blocks away there is the Museo Etnográfico del Banco de la República, which exhibits millenary and diverse Amazonian cultures. And four blocks away is the port where you will start your adventure to the Amazon jungle. At the end of the daily excursions, you will rest in an atmosphere of intimacy and calm of Amazon B&B.
Besides, you will be in the safest sector by the proximity of the police station. And we are very close to the airport Vásquez Cobo to find you first on arrival and accompany you in your departure if you wish.
We make it easy to discover the Amazon jungle!
The Amazon B&B indoor Garden
View of the Parque Santander and Cathedral Nuestra Señora de la Paz
What is Leticia like and surroundings?
However, it is an important port for trade and connection with Brazil and Peru because of its proximity to the Amazon River. Leticia is a strategic point of the so-called “three borders” (Colombia, Brazil, Peru), and it is a border town with the Brazilian city of Tabatinga (36.371 inhabitants). That is why, there is an important commercial exchange with Brazil, which allows using the two national currencies (Colombian peso and Brazilian real). In addition between the two nationalities speak a mixture of Spanish and Portuguese creating what is called “portoñol”.
Leticia and Tabatinga seem to form a single city because an avenue of free access joins them. You can take a tuk-tuk (motorcycle taxi) to go to the “street of friendship”, where there are several shops. But Tabatinga is not a safe place, because tourists can often be victims of robberies and assaults and it is not advisable to visit without a guide or late at night.
Another characteristic of Leticia is that the majority of its population is of indigenous origin and different ethnic communities such as Uitotos, Tikunas, Tucanos, Yaguas and others. As mentioned above, one of the interesting activities you can do in Leticia is to visit the Museo Etnográfico del Banco de la República, where you can learn about the fascinating ethnic diversity of the Amazon and its cultures.
All these peculiarities of Leticia make it an authentic place to know as a natural and rustic complement that offers the Amazon.
From Manaus – Brazil
Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras cover this route. The flight takes about an hour and 35 minutes. The cost of flights varies greatly depending on whether you plan your trip in high or low season. We recommend you to buy your tickets in advance.
Another alternative to arrive from Manaus is by cargo boat. To travel inside the Amazon, there are usually charter flights available to Iquitos and other nearby towns.
At the end of the so-called Amazonian trapezium is Leticia
The “rápidos” are a type of boat that makes 12-hour trips between Iquitos and Leticia, travelling through the magnificent waters of the Amazon river. However, in Leticia, the organisation of these trips is only local, and they do not have a website to allow making reservations, the booking and purchase of tickets are made directly between the travel providers in the port. The trips to Iquitos are daily and Manaus, three times a week.
The “paseos” consist of a ride on boats with a higher capacity and slower pace, which allows passengers to appreciate the landscape and culture of the Amazon closely. Also, this service can only be reserved locally by not having a website.
Amazon B&B can purchase the ticket that has a value of $33,000 Colombian pesos (approximately USD $12), plus a 12% surcharge for the completion of the process. In this case,, it is also required the copy of the passport for the trip to either of the two countries.
Come where the Earth breathes!
Ticuna indigenous community in Macedonia, Colombia
More rain or
Less rain (June-September). In early June, after the frosts of Brazil, between one and two weeks you will enjoy a few days of a delightful climate, more refreshing. Then the summer begins, with temperatures of 30 º C (86°F), but there is always the possibility of rain, shorter and with more intervals. It is a more benign and pleasant climate to visit the Amazon, with less chance of developing malaria and dengue. Lowering the water level in the Amazon river is easier to see the mating of the dolphins, as well as more mammals in the internal lakes. Also when the flow of rivers and lakes come down, some clear sandy beaches appear, and it is possible to bathe. But at sunset, the mosquitoes increase because the wet sand attracts them.
More rain (December-May). There is another kind of nature. It is to live the thickness of the rainforest. It is wilder, indomitable, unpredictable, rebel: more jungle! That is the jungle, it is the impotence of not being able to dominate the nature, but it is life in all its processes. And it is real greenery! For those who like authentic nature can find all the sense in this period. But you have to be prepared to face more mosquitoes and a lot of water falling from the sky!
The most memorable trip of your life. We’ll make it happen for you!
With rain or no rain, that’s the question. Maybe both!