Wednesday, 4 April 2012



The largest part of Colombia’s territory (60%) with the least populated areas are formed by the basins of two powerful rivers flowing through the eastern part of the country: the Amazon and Orinoco. The difficult accessibility of these areas and the lack of infrastructure make the tourism here grow much slower than in other parts of the country. For many, however, this is the biggest attraction of this region. The capital of the Colombian Amazon is the city of Leticia, which can only be reached by air from other places in Colombia and which is one of the few places with a range of accommodation in this region. Located on the border with Peru and Brazil, Leticia is the ideal starting point for visiting the surrounding virgin Amazon forest and villages inhabited by indigenous communities. The Orinoco region is popularly known as los llanos, and, like Amazonia, is a paradise for avid naturalists. Especially during the rainy season, when much of the region turns into a wetland, one can observe an abundance of different species of birds and animals.


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