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The Amazon and Orinoco headwaters
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35% of Colombian territory is in the Amazon basin (known to the Colombians as 'Amazonia'). Leticia is the state capital and gateway for connections to Brazil and Peru. Nearby are several jungle lodges. Sadly Orinoquia is off-limits for the moment to international tourists, the headwaters of the various tributaries of the Orinoco cross vast plains, or Llanos, covering 20% of the country. Serrania de la Macarena in the south-west of the region has a particularly wide biodiversity due to its range of habitats.

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    Calanoa Amazon Lodge

    Lodge/Hosteria - Amazon
    Calanoa eco-lodge is in the heart of the Amazon jungle, between the Amacayacu Natural Park and the island of Mocagua, with access by boat from Leticia. It is a natural reserve with diversity in fauna and flora and the lodge is characterised by its sustainable architecture of wood and woven palm. The communal area has a central screened tent with a dining table and view of the river, and there are hammock swings and seats around it. A wooden deck connects with the kitchen pavilion, where guests are invited to participate in the preparation of food.

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