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Lake Tarapoto Jungle Tour
2 days, 1 night

Travel along the grand Amazon River from Leticia to the ecological community of Puerto Nariño, then embark to Lake Tarapoto while spotting wild animals on the way (pink and gray dolphins, exotic birds) and visit the small indigenous community of Tarapoto of the Tikuna tribe for a true jungle adventure, including piranha fishing, caiman safari, and overnight stay in the traditional cabin. The following day, return to the ecological community of Puerto Nariño to feed wild squirrel monkeys and for a panoramic view of the Amazon River and jungle. 

ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICES

1 person: please contact us 

2 people: 1 250 000 pesos per person

3 people: 1 200 000 pesos per person

4 people: 1 100 000 pesos per person

5 people: 1 000 000 pesos per person

6 people: 900 000 pesos per person

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1

***Boats travel from Leticia to Puerto Nariño at 7:00am, 9:00am, 12:00pm and 2:00pm, so the itinerary can be adapted depending on your time of arrival

  • 6:15am: one of our coordinators in Leticia will pick you up from your hotel 

  • 7:00am you will take the speedboat 2 hours up the Amazon River to Puerto Nariño, where you will meet your guide

  • Enjoy breakfast in the town 

  • Take a smaller, private boat on smaller rivers that branch out to the Amazon River to the indigenous community by Lake Tarapoto, while looking for birds and pink and gray dolphins on the way

  • Enter Lake Tarapoto, finally reaching the indigenous community to meet your local guide

  • Leave your things in the traditional cabin 

  • From June to December dry season: go on a jungle hike in flat land to see the ceiba tree, the largest tree species in the Amazon and learn about the Tikuna legend associated with this unforgettable tree

  • From December to June rainy season: canoe trip through flooded jungle to see the ceiba tree, the largest tree species in the Amazon and learn about the Tikuna legend associated with this unforgettable tree

  • Return to your cabin to rest

  • Go out by boat to Lake Tarapoto to learn traditional fishing techniques to fish piranhas, sardines and other fish (please know fishing is much easier during the dry season from June to December, and you may not catch any fish during the rainy season from December to June).

  • Enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake and take in the beautiful sunset 

  • Caiman safari when it gets dark of about 1 hour by boat to look for caimans’ yellow or red eyes and learn about this fascinating species

  • Return to the community for dinner in a family home, cooked by mothers of the community

  • Spend the night in the traditional cabin by Lake Tarapoto, in beds with mosquito nets (very simple accommodation, no electricity, shared bathroom). 

 

DAY 2

  • Breakfast in Puerto Nariño 

  • Use a traditional wooden canoe to paddle to Yolvino Lake to see iguanas (during the rainy season December to June), different bird species, and pink and gray dolphins

  • Take a refreshing swim 

  • Return to Puerto Nariño for lunch 

  • Visit Alto del Aguila, a place in the jungle where you can see and interact with wild monkeys and macaws

  • Climb the lookout tower in Puerto Nariño for a panoramic view of the Amazon River and jungle

  • Try delicious homemade ice cream made from Amazonian fruits 

  • 3:30pm: take the speed boat back to Leticia, the tour ends at 5:30pm

  • One of our team members will pick you up at the port of Leticia, and take you to the center of Leticia

  • End of tour

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