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The Colombian Amazon: Fact file

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What's the time difference between Colombian Amazon and UK?

GMT -5 hours.

What places combine well with Colombian Amazon?

Bogotá (2 hours by air to Leticia) with connections to many cities in the country, so you can fly in one day from the Amazon to Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, Medellin, the up and come entertainment and gastronomical city, Cali, the salsa capital of the world or Pereira and Armenia in the coffee region. 

How do I get to Colombian Amazon?

From Bogotá to Leticia a flight takes 2 hours.

When's the best time to visit Colombian Amazon?

The high water season runs from December through June. It is hot in the Amazon any time of year. During the high water season the average temperature is over 30°C. During the drier season when water levels are lower, especially September to November, it can be very hot - over 40°C - and the sun very strong.

The high level of the rivers means that every river, creek and lake is navigable. You will get to explore more of the waterways of Amazonia, and will have access to plant life and wildlife area that you might miss during the low water season You are likely to see many more mammals, both monkeys and others, during the high water season.

The low water season runs from July to November. Trails and jungle paths that are flooded from December to May are now easily accessible, allowing you to explore deep in the jungle (accompanied by fewer mosquitoes than during the high water season). 

What's the official language of Colombian Amazon?

Spanish.

How do I get local currency in Colombian Amazon?

Colombian Peso. There are banks and ATMs in Leticia where notes in local currency can be withdrawn using a UK credit or debit card. However we recommend that you bring pesos with you from your previous destination, and US dollars cash which can be exchanged locally.

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