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Walvissen spotten en nóg 9 tips. Het beste van Colombia

Walvissen spotten en nóg 9 tips. Het beste van Colombia

Colombia heeft oerwoud, woestijn, besneeuwde bergtoppen, eeuwenoude dorpjes, vernieuwende steden en nog veel meer. Een top-10 van al dat moois maken? Makkie! #1 Cartagena Cartagena: deze koloniale ommuurde stad oogt als een filmdecor. Hoogtepunten in deze uit 1533 stammende oude stad: Puerta del Reloj, Plaza 

2022-update: Je Colombia-rondreis in 4 etappes

2022-update: Je Colombia-rondreis in 4 etappes

Er zijn ontelbare manieren om je Colombia-rondreis in te delen. Maar voor een beetje hulp: Colombiablog bedacht een reis in 4 etappes. Daarbij vertellen we je per etappe hoe lang je ongeveer onderweg bent. Etappe 1: Bogotá en omgeving Grote kans dat je ticket Bogotá 

Leticia: where the dolphins can sing

Leticia: where the dolphins can sing

Leticia is the gate to the Colombian jungle. Because of its location –  the city can be found in the remote southeast corner of the country – it is easy to forget, but skipping it out of your roundtrip equals missing heaven on earth.

Amazon

One of the most remarkable inhabitants of the Colombian Amazon is the pink river dolphin. This special creature – that can only be find in this part if the world – goes also by the name; Orinoco-dolphin. Local tribes think the Orinoco-dolphin has the ability to sing like a goddess.  Its magical powers does not stop there; the mammal can also change into a beautiful woman. A femme fatale so to say, because the goal of the transformation is to take fishermen to the bottom of the river.You are warned!

Nightsafari

To get to tropical Leticia – around 40.000 people life in the Amazon city – you need to take a two hour flight from Bogotá. Leticia is a real gateway to the jungle, because you can book there a trip to the monkey-island, go birdwatching, take a nightsafari or meet with the local tribes. If you have done all that, you can go kayaking on the Yahuarcaca lakes.

Ecolodges

For sure you can find a hotel in Leticia, but to really sleep within nature you can book a room in Ecolodge Palmari on the Yavari river in Brazil. A 5 hour boat trip takes you there. Located on the same river is Ecolodge Heliconia, called after the famous local flower.

Need to know

According to travel organisation De Una (a Colombian-based company runned by Dutch people) yellow fever vacinations are needed to travel to Leticia. Without a proof of vaccination you cannot leave the airport of Letiticia at arrival. Malaria medicins are nog mandatory, but can be needed.

Best travel time: the dry season is from July to December.

Visa: if you decide to travel down the river into Brazil, please check if you visa allows it,

Beleven: 6x Colombia tot in je vezels

Beleven: 6x Colombia tot in je vezels

Een bezoek aan Colombia zul je niet snel vergeten. Het is zo overweldigend mooi, woest, sereen en intens dat je er voorlopig weer met vernieuwde energie tegenaan kunt. Maar wat moet je zeker beleven?  1 Ervaar de jungle Amazone-stad Leticia is de uitvalsbasis voor een