Amacayacu National Park & Amazon Tour



Amacayacu National Park & Amazon Tour

Amacayacu National Park is located along the Amazon River in the south of Colombia. It lies up the Amazon River from Leticia, one of the major ports on the Amazon River and gateway into the Amazon rainforest. Amacayacu is home to over 450 bird species, as well as river dolphins, otters and the Amazonian manatee. Local guides run off the beaten track jungle tours to places such as ‘Mico Island’, with hundreds of monkeys.

Begin this tour with a comprehensive tour Bogota’s old town, full of cobblestone streets and centuries-old houses. Transfer to Leticia in the south and travel 60km by boat on the Amazon River to explore the Amacayacu National Park. Next to the remote Gorgona Island in the Pacific Ocean that accepts only 80 visitors at any one time. Then take a cultural tour of Cali and fly north to Cartagena on the warm Caribbean coast.

And, experience watching Humpback Whales with their newborns.

What We Love
  • Cruise on the legendary Amazon River to Monkey Island – home to hundreds of Frayle Monkeys.
  • Explore Gorgona Island to see the Humpback Whales with their newborn between August and October.
  • Discover the ancient walled city of Cartagena on the warm Caribbean coast.
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
What to Know
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience and may require walking on rough surfaces. 
  • Bring proper walking gear and outdoor clothing. Do not forget your skin and eye protection items
  • We offer 24/7 support during your tour to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • Our Colombia tours easily combine with touring other destinations in South America
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Amacayacu National Park & Amazon Tour Bogota, Cartagena, Cali, Amacayacu and Gorgona National Park
(13 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive
Bogotá Meet and greet at El Dorado airport in Bogotá and private transfer to your hotel of choice.
Overnight at Hotel Charleston Bogotá.

Day 02 – City Highlights Tour
Bogotá Today you will visit the lively neighbourhood section of the city known as ‘La Candelaria’. The many places of interest include Museo Botero, which houses works donated by the artist Fernando Botero including masterpieces by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Dalí and Giacometti. There is much more to see in your free afternoon including the justly popular Gold Museum.
Overnight at Hotel Charleston Bogotá (B)

Day 03 – Transfer
Leticia Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Leticia, Columbia’s southernmost town. Arrive and then transfer to the port for departure by fast boat to the park. Check-in to the Amacayacu National Park and enjoy the afternoon to explore the hotel and area at your own leisure.
Overnight at Heliconia Reserva Natural (B)

Day 04 – Amacayacu National Park
Leticia This morning depart on a fast boat going up-river on the Amazon until you reach Isla de Los Micos (Monkey Island), passing the Indian communities of Vergel, La Macedonia and Santa Sofía.  A 20 minute walk on the island will allow you to observe monkeys of the Frayle species and lead you to a visit with the Yagua community. Return to the lodge, and experience the hospitality of the Santa Sofía community.
Overnight at Heliconia Reserva Natural (B)

Day 05 – Transfer
Cali Depart on a fast boat to Leticia and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cali connecting through Bogotá. Arrive in the evening at Cali and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Casa del Alférez (B)

Day 06 – Transfer
Gorgona Island Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Guapi. On arrival, transfer to the dock for a boat trip (1.5hrs)  to the island of Gorgona on Columbia’s Pacific coast. A penal island until 1985, Gorgona is now a National Natural Reservation Park noted for a large number of endemic species resulting from its isolation from the Americas. Arrive and check-in to a simple lodge. Enjoy the remainder of the day to relax.
Overnight at Isla Gorgona (B, D)

Days 07 & 08 – Gorgona National Park
Gorgona Island Today is free for you to relax on the beach or to enjoy the optional excursions in the area.
Overnight at Isla Gorgona (B, D)

Day 09 – Transfer
Cali Take a morning departure by boat to Guapi and transfer to the airport. Depart to Cali by commercial flight. Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Casa del Alférez (B)

Day 10 – Transfer
Cartagena After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport and depart by flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, transfer and hotel check-in.
Overnight stay. (B)

Day 11 – City Highlights Tour
Cartagena Enjoy a half-day visit to the city’s Colonial district, starting in Parque Bolívar, and ending in the Ramparts and the Museo de Las Fortificaciones. Enjoy the afternoon at your own leisure for individual activities.
Overnight stay. (B)

Day 12 – At Leisure
Cartagena Enjoy a free day for individual activities. AwimAway recommend an excursion to the Archipiélago del Rosario.
Overnight stay. (B)

Day 13 – Depart
Cartagena Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Bogotá. (B)

Amacayacu National Park & Amazon Tour Colombia

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Colombia’s biggest international airport is Bogatá’s Aeropuerto Internacional El Dorado. Direct services from Europe to Bogotá are offered by Iberia (Madrid and Barcelona), Air France/KLM (Paris), Avianca (Barcelona and Paris) and Lufthansa (Frankfurt). Avianca also operates flights from Madrid to Cali and Medellín. In South and Central America, Lan links Bogotá with major Latin American cities. From the Amazon region, it’s possible to cross to or from Colombia into Manaus, Brazil, and Iquitos, Peru, by taking a riverboat.

When to go December through March is Colombia’s high season with plenty of sunny days; ideal for exploring the country’s charming towns and cities, the coffee district, and relaxing on the beach. April brings sporadic rain but persistent rainfall is very unusual. Remember, Easter is a popular time for regional tourism. July and August brings a short dry season and a good time to visit Colombia. September onwards, tourism begins to decline but it can still be a good time to visit as dry weather can still be enjoyed, and the advantage of off-peak travel should not be overlooked.