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Taking the Rápido along the Amazon from Leticia to Puerto Nariño

No roads link the towns and villages of the Colombian Amazon. Public transport between Leticia, the Amazonas department capital, and Puerto Nariño, the next largest town with around 6,000 mostly indigenous inhabitants, is by boat. The rápido, or rapid launch, leaves … Continue reading

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La Jangada hostel, Leticia, whose owner has travelled the Amazon by bicycle-boat and whose staff’s efficiency and dedication remain unsurpassed

La Jangada hostel in the centre of the bustling Amazonian town of Leticia is conveniently located for restaurants and ATMs. It offers clean, reasonably-priced dorms and double rooms and has a cosy, house-like feel. The children enjoyed sharing their own upstairs … Continue reading

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