Leticia Getting There

AIR

There are fligyhts from Bogota with LAN, COPA and Satena. There are also flights to the Brazilian cities of Manaus and Tefé from Tabatinga, but the boat is usually a cheaper option. All visitors must pay a tax upon arrival (around 19,000 pesos).

WATER

You can get to Leticia by sailing the Amazonas River from Brazil or Peru. The trip upstream from Manaus to Tabatinga (border with Lticia) lasts 6 days and costs 250,000 in hammock and 750,000 for a cabin for 2. In Manuas, be aware that if you buy a cheap ticket to board a boat you will have to stay on the boat. If you leave the port to go into town for example the port security won´t let you back on with your unoffical cheap ticket, to keep in mind if you want to avoid corruption.The closest ports are Manaus (Brazil) and Iquitos (Peru).

If you are in Leticia and heading to Manaus, the boats leave Tabatinga on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. The trip takes 3 days and 4 nights. If you want to save money, opt for the hammock (150,000 pesos per person but you have to bring your hammock) rather than the cabin (around 555,000 pesos for 2 people). It's a bit rough but the experience is unforgettable, it's the Amazon river we're talking about.

The boats arrive at least a day before departure so go there the day before to get a nice spot for your hammock. Once paid, you can stay there even before leaving so you can save the price of a hotel night if you want.

Boats to Iquitos (Peru) leave Tabatinga at 5am Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. These are high-speed boats and the trip lasts 10 hours, price is 140,000 pesos.

IMPORTANT: if you leave Colombia, don't forget to get your exit stamp at Leticia's airport or at the Policia Federal near the hospital in Tabatinga (650, Av Da Amizade, it is opened from 7am to noon and from 2 to 6pm, Monday to Friday)!

=> Further information from the official site of Leticia: http://www.leticia-amazonas.gov.co

 

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The legend says a Colombian soldier fell in love with an Amerindian woman named Leticia and gave her name to the settlement after her. Some less glamourous people say it could also be named after Saint Leticia.

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