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Leticia - A travel report by Daniel
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Leticia,  Colombia - flag Colombia -  Amazonas
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Leticia – a hidden pearl in the Amazon region

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For you who are thinking about travelling to Colombia, consider visit Leticia and the Amazon region. Leticia is easy to get around and it is a very calm and safe city. Leticia is really a good place to study Spanish.


Capuchin in Monkey Island
Capuchin in Monkey Island
I studied Spanish at a Spanish Language School, The Amazon Spanish College, and had a great time in Leticia. Leticia is really a good place to study Spanish and I made many new friends both in other international students and locals.

Leticia is the capital of the department of Amazonas in Colombia and is located in the most Southern part of the country where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet on the Amazon river. The unique setting of the city makes it a direct neighbor with the Brazilian city of Tabatinga and with the island of Santa Rosa, Peru. Leticia has approximately 55 000 inhabitants.

Year round, there's lots of wildlife to be seen in the Amazon region, including monkeys, ocelots and dolphins, and array of birdlife and there are also indigenous villages that can be visited. You might also go fishing or Caiman spotting. We can arrange day tours and rainforests excursions in and around Leticia, as well as lodgment in natural reserves by the Amazon River.

Popular are jungle trips to the nearby Amazon jungle, the natural reserve Marasha in Peru, the national park Amacayacu, the Ticuna settlement Puerto Nariño, Isla de los Micos (Monkey Island) and the visit of communities of the Ticuna, Yagua, Huitoto and Bora tribes. It is also nice to hire a Bicycle or go on a night time safari.

Favourite spots:
The Amazon River from the air
The Amazon River from the air
1. Puerto Nariño & Tarapoto Lakes
2. Monkey Island
3. Walk through Leticia
4. Bicycle trip to Tabatinga (Brazil)
5. Nighttime Safari
6. Bird Watching
7. Kayaking in the Yahuarcaca lakes

What's really great:
The Amazon Spanish College
The Amazon Spanish College
Studying Spanish and the trips around Leticia. The school was a nice hub for international travellers and arranged many cultural and social activities.

Accommodations:
Inside my bungalow
Inside my bungalow
The Amazon Spanish College has really good an spacious modern-tipical Bungalows and a large garden.

Restaurants:
Tierras Amazonicas

Published on Saturday February 13th, 2010


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Sun, Feb 21 2010 - 08:17 PM rating by bineba

This has the makings of a very good report and makes me quite curious about the area, but it gets a bit short on details towards the end. Why don't you edit the report and and include a few more details about your day trips, the cultural events and the kind of food typical of the area? I would love to learn more.

Sat, Feb 13 2010 - 10:03 PM rating by jacko1

Interesting but a little short on detail.

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