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Leticia (Colombia)

Practical information about Leticia

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Port
  • River
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
2hr flight from Bogota
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Leticia

Travel writer
11 travel articles

Situated on the border with Brazil and Peru, Leticia is the departure point for trips into the Colombian Amazon. If you love an adventure, the jungle awaits!

My suggestion:

If you arrive by plane, bear in mind there's a Colombian entry tax of 20,000 pesos. If you're arriving from another country, you'll get your entry stamp at the airport.

Make sure you talk to your GP about anti-malarial treatments.


On arriving in town, you may be surprised by the ranks of motorbikes and motor-taxis.

Leticia's an odd town. Isolated and on the border, it's not particularly interesting in itself, but it's known as a departure point for trips to the Amazon. Most hotels offer jungle tours that last between 1 to 5 days.

Leticia's also the town from where you can cross the Amazon River. If you want to tour Peru or Brazil by travelling down the river, take a moto-taxi to Tabatinga, Leticia's Brazilian sister town. You can withdraw Brazilian Reals from a Brazilian cashpoint, drop by the market to buy a hammock, which you'll need for the crossing, and then head to the port to buy at ticket for the boat.

We recommend you keep the same moto-taxi, as if you don't you'll find it hard to find another in Tabatinga and we have to admit that we didn't feel very safe in town.