The Amazon, one of the world’s most unique natural destinations
Impressive, majestic, sublime? Any adjective, no matter how grand, falls short of truly describing the essence of the Colombian Amazon, a destination whose stunning natural diversity is unparalleled.
This destination owes its incredible natural resources to the Amazon River, which is the largest river in the world and is home to no less than 860 species of birds, 140 species of amphibians, 85 species of mammals, 147 species of reptiles, and 6,800 species of plants.
These factors make traveling to the Amazon a unique opportunity to find and observe the most exotic natural riches in the world.
To get the most out of this experience, you can stay in cities like Leticia for easy access to natural parks and reserves like Amacayacu, Chiribiquete, and Nukak. On your trips to these places, you’ll find extraordinary marvels, like the largest lotuses in the world, which float in the tranquil lakes of the Colombian Amazon.
You will also find exotic animal species, such as true macaws, cocks-of-the-rock, black vultures, glass frogs, black caimans, a great variety of primates, and, of course, the very peculiar pink dolphins that swim blissfully through the waters of the Amazon River.
If you’re passionate about ecological and adventure tourism, you’ll love the Amazon. It’s the perfect place to enjoy activities like hiking, climbing trees, rappelling, kayaking, and canoeing.
You’re probably wondering how to go about visiting this stunning natural treasure. It’s really quite simple. You just have to take a plane to Leticia, the capital of the department of Amazonas. From there, you can easily access the best attractions of the area, often by taking a canoe or boat down the magnificent Amazon River.
However, keep in mind that you absolutely must be vaccinated for yellow fever at least 15 days before traveling to the Amazon.
It is also incredibly important that, during your stay in this breathtaking area, you safeguard its precious natural resources. Another natural treasure of Amazon is its cultural wealth. In this area, indigenous groups such as the YURI and NUKAK, whose worldview is based on a deep respect for the earth and its natural resources, make their home.
These indigenous communities and others in the Amazon have such profound respect for nature, that Puerto Nariño, a municipality of the Amazon, was the first in the country to be certified as sustainable due to its effective use of water and energy resources and protection of the area’s flora and fauna.
Source – Colombia.travel
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