Colombian Amazon Region
The vast area of the world’s largest forest and river covers a territory of 4,400 miles of river with thousands of tributaries. It is a basin of 2,600,000 square miles, draining rivers and streams in eight countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname, as well as in French Guiana.
It has the largest broadleaved forest in the world, it also has the widest diversity that combines a savannah with plains and richness that houses more than 30,000 species of plants, 1,800 fish, 1,300 species of birds, 311 mammals and 165 types of amphibians so far known.
Getting to the Amazon is not clearly easy, being a destination with multiple access routes from 8 different countries and at the same time, being some of them a complicated access, logistics becomes essential, as well to decide what you would like to see since every point inside the Amazon offers different types of experiences.
For me, the easiest way to get to The Amazon, was from Colombia, in a straight fly from Bogotá to Leticia with Latam airlines (also offer the cheapest fair), with a daily flight, it seemed the easiest way to access, once in Leticia, it is easy to find a tour that can take you to explore the Amazon.
In the Colombian Amazon region highlights include Leticia, Isla de los Micos, Puerto Nariño where you will be able to see monkeys, river dolphins, mata-mata freshwater turtles and the 468 bird species that live there.
After this amazing trip, here is my compilation of best pictures taken in the Colombian Amazon side, an encounter with ancient cultures, nature, ayahuasca and the mystery of the largest river in the world.
1.- The Amazon river.
2.- Sunset in the Amazon.
3.-Make new friends in the Amazons.
5.- Amazonian ancestral tree.
6.- Let’s share with my new Amazonian sloth friend.
7.- Amazonian modernity.
8.-Amazonian little friend.
9.- Amazonia rainforest.
10.- The Amazonia owns 1,300 species of birds.
11.- In the Amazonia the world stops.
12.- The Amazonia own 165 types of amphibians so far.
13.- Amazonian rivers are full of life.
14.- Unique flora in the Colombian Amazon region.
15.- Colombian Amazon region.