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Calanoa Amazonas

Where to stay

Below you can see some of the wonderful places we have recommended for this journey.

Heliconia Reserva £££££

  • Colombia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Located on a quiet tributary of the Javari River, just over the border into Brazil (59 miles by river from Leticia) and surrounded by jungle vegetation and heliconias hide the Heliconia Reserva jungle lodge. Maloka Indian thatched-roof wooden cabins offer simple living with charming open bathrooms and garden views and are spread out among trails connected by wooden paths. The terrace bar-restaurant serves home-made local dishes and there are activities such as canoeing, canopy trails, bird and dolphin watching, as well as walks and visits to native communities.

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Reserva Natural Palmari £££££

  • Colombia
  • Safari and Wildlife Lodge

Reserva Natural Palmari is located across the border in Brazil, three to four hours (depending on water levels and boat engine available) downriver from Leticia, Colombia. Accommodation options include three cabins (with small front terrace), four bedrooms with private bathrooms (cold water), as well as a ‘maloka’ and an ‘enramada’ for overnight stays in hammocks or dormitory-style beds with a communal bathroom. Further facilities include a visitors centre, watchtower, restaurant serving simple dishes and a river-front viewing terrace with loungers.

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Why Choose Steppes?

Our knowledge and expertise set us apart. So too our curiosity. It is this that drives us to create a journey that is really bespoke to you, all the while ensuring we travel and operate sustainably.

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