During the “Three Borders Adventure” you will visit an indigenous community in Colombia, spend the night at a family home in Brazil and visit a nature reserve in Peru.
Note: we recommend you arrive early for this tour.
After welcoming you at the airport we take a taxi down the road leading to Terapacá where we will begin an ecological walk of 2 hours in the jungle to the indigenous Wayruru community. During the walk you will learn about timber trees, medicinal plants of the region and the various indigenous cultures and their customs practices.
Upon reaching the Maloca or traditional longhouse, known to the natives of the region as a place where meetings and traditional festivals are held, you will be received by the shaman or leader in charge. He will speak about the importance of this place within the tribe and the sacred substances that are used there such as Mambe, Coca, Rape, Ambil and ground tobacco. You can then enjoy a traditional lunch. This is followed by a visit to the “chagra”, the place where traditional crops such as cassava, banana, pineapple, the coca plant and tobacco are grown. You will get the chance to learn about regional cuisine while preparing dinner with community members. After dinner we can go on a night walk to see bioluminescent mushrooms and other fascinating animals and plants.
Accommodation: hammocks or a cabaña (hut)
Breakfast is followed by the hike back to the road where a taxi will be taking us to Leticia. We take a private boat to Benjamin Constant where we will have lunch. After lunch we continue our journey to Zacambu where we can go fishing, go on hikes, canoe or relax. We have dinner with the local host family.
Accommodation: a local cabaña (hut) with a host family
In the morning we have breakfast in Zacambu before we head back to Leticia. Once in Leticia we take the public boat to get to the Nature Reserve Marasha in Peru. We will have to walk for approximately 1 hour and 45minutes until we reach the Reserve´s facilities. During the walk, you will experience the jungle, and learn some more about timber and medicinal trees. Furthermore, there is the opportunity to observe different species of birds that inhabit the area. After lunch at the Nature Reserve there is the opportunity to go Piranha fishing, bird watching, canoeing or kayaking. In the evening, after dinner, you might want to head out and try to spot some caimans.
Accommodation: a cabaña (hut) in the Nature Reserve
We will have breakfast early in the morning and take the boat to Leticia, which will take us around 2 hours. We will then drop you off in town or take you to the airport as requested.
High water levels can be expected in February, March, Abril and the highest levels can be expected all through May and beginning of June. The water levels drop from mid-June.
Transportation by land and water, meals (3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner), accommodation for 3 nights, non-alcoholic refreshments and entrance fees as well as professional, multilingual, local Amazonian guides and a contribution to our educational and our environmental project
Your flight tickets, the entrance tax to Leticia as well as any alcoholic drinks are NOT included.
Please check out our Packlist, FAQ-page and our general Travel Guide for the Amazon Region. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to add an extra day or make any changes to the itinerary.