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According to Wholevehicles, Leticia is the main tourist center in the eastern regions of Colombia, a small town located on the left bank of the Amazon, near the border with Brazil and Peru. The main local attraction is Isla de Los Micos, Monkey Island, where more than a thousand of these restless animals live freely.
You must be vaccinated against yellow fever 10 days before visiting Leticia. A certificate of its completion can be asked at travel agencies offering tours to the jungle and along the river.
How to get there
You can get to Leticia by plane from Bogota, 3-4 flights a week are operated by AeroRepublica (592 7666), Aires and Satena. In flight 2 hours. From the airport of neighboring Brazilian Tabatinga (which is located 5 km from Leticia), Trip and Rico flights fly to Manaus, flight frequency: every day, except for Wed. Tickets can be bought at Turamazon (3412 2026; Av da Amizade 2271) or CNM Câmbio e Turismo (3412 3281; Av da Amizade 2017).
From Peru to Leticia, fast boats (rapido) run along the route Iquitos – Tabatinga (Brazil) or Iquitos – Santa Rosa (Peru). The fare is 70 USD, the journey takes 10 hours. These two cities, Tabatinga and Santa Rosa, are located near Leticia. In addition, simple boats go along the same routes, much slower and cheaper than “Rapido”, 30 USD.
Entertainment and attractions of Leticia
Thanks to its favorable location (in particular, the proximity to the Yavari River, Yavarí), Leticia is a great place for eco-tourism. Lovers of wildlife, flora and fauna of the region stop here. In addition, this town is a great point to explore the local tribes: Tikunas, Yaguas, Huitotos and Boras, Mayorunas. In the vicinity of the city there are several national parks: Amacayacu, nature reserves on the Yavari River and the Cayaru River.
A favorite tourist attraction in Leticia is to take one of the three river cruises that run from March to April: MV World Explorer, MV Bremen and MV Le Levant.
Popayán is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial cities in Colombia, founded at the end of the 16th century. Due to the abundance of pretty light-colored mansions that have been preserved since ancient times, Popayan is often called the “white city”. In addition, this city is famous for one of the oldest universities in Colombia, which was founded in 1827.
How to get there
The city has its own airport, which is connected by direct flights to Bogota (4 flights a day). The airport is only open during daylight hours, from 6 am to 6 pm.
Popayán can also be reached by bus, for example, from Cali, travel time 2-3 hours, 17,000 COP. The most comfortable basses from Expreso Palmira and Expreso Bolivariano. There are also buses to Pasto (42,600 COP, 6 hours on the way), Ipiales (Ipiales), Bogotá (departure every hour or two, on the way 13 hours, 100,000 COP), Tierradentro (25,000 COP, 5-6 hours) and Agustin (41,000 COP, 6-8 hours). Buses to the last two points depart only early in the morning.
Entertainment and attractions of Popayana
Many churches have been preserved here: Iglesia de San Francisco, Iglesia de Santo Domingo, the church and convent of San Agustin, Iglesia de La Ermita and others, as well as several interesting museums: the Museum of Colonial Art, Museum of Religious Art, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Poet Guillermo Valencia, Museum of Natural History.
Events in Colombia
Colombians have much in common with other Hispanic nations in Latin America and Spain itself. Bullfights are extremely popular in big cities, and, in addition, local residents are ardent fans of all kinds of folk spectacles, especially bright and noisy costumed carnivals.
The most interesting events: the Coconut Coronation ceremony in San Andrés and the National Beauty Contest in Cartagena (November), Cali Fair in the city of the same name (beginning of December – end of January), Pasto Carnival (January), Barranquilla Carnival (February), Cartagena Film Festival (February – March), the International Caribbean Music Festival and the Latin American Theater Festival in Cartagena (March), the Columbia Tour bicycle race (March – April).