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Take a Jungle Walk in the Amacayacu National Park

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The National Park known as the "River of the Hamocs"


Situated along the Amazon River in the Amazonas Department of Colombia is the Amacayacu National Park. The park was created in the year 1975 and spreads across 4,220 square kilometers. The park is best accessible from the city of Leticia. From Leticia visitors have to travel up the river by boat to find entrance into the park. The entrance is about 60km upstream at the mouth of the Matamata Creek.

Once inside the Amacayacu National Park there are a number of things that visitors can do such as take trips along the Amazon River to visit different islands. The Mico's island is popular for housing several monkeys, whereas the Mocagua's island is where you can spot Victoria Regia, the lotus flower. A trip up the Amazon to the Tarapoto Lake is highly recommended. Here you can get a chance to spot the Amazon River dolphins namely, botos.

In the Amacayacu National Park you can expect to enjoy a jungle walk. There is a rope bridge over the forest canopy while crossing which you can enjoy exclusive views of the jungle. Guides are available to take visitors on special tours of the park where they can see several plants. Good accommodation facilities are available in the park. If you have time and are looking forward to explore the park in detail, then it can take up to three days. Halal food and Masaajid are not available in the vicinity of the park.

 

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Colombia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE / COMMERCIAL CAPITAL: Bogotá

GEOGRAPHY

Colombia is located in the northwestern region of South America bordering Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 46 Million. Muslims account for about 0.03% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical and warm. In the low-altitute areas the temperature will range from 24°C to nearly 38 °C. The temperature in the Central highlands could go as low as 10 °C.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish is the official language. English is widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT-5 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: July 20th
May Day: May 1st
Battle of Boyacá: August 7th
Immaculate Conception: December 8th
Christmas: December 25th

CURRENCY

Colombian Peso

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 156 / 112
Medical: 132
Fire: 119
Accident Service: 127

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