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Indigenous Villages - Other Activity Puerto Nariño - Colombia

Several indigenous villages are accessible by path or by boat from Puero Nariño. Sendero Interpretativo Puerto Nariño San Martín leads to the Tikuna hamlet of San Martín, not too far from Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu. Unfortunately, it has become affected by tourists, and people are now charging for photos. Mocagua, another Tikuna settlement near the national park, is more traditional (contact Henry do Santos, Cel: 312-354-4717/313-397-5861). Another traditional Tikuna village, 20 de Julio, is known for its artisan work and has a mirador. San Juan del Socó on Río Loretoyacü is another village you can boat to.

Puerto Nariño, Colombia

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Getting There

San Martín and 20 de Julio can be reached by path from Puerto Nariño. Follow the signs from Carrera 6. For the other two, check with villagers about a canoe to take you there, or go in one of the boats leaving three times daily.

Travel Tips:

Be respectful of local customs. This is not a circus side show. Always ask before taking a photo.

Some of these hamlets, like Mocagua, allow overnight stays. Speak with the curaca (village leader) if you are interested.

Travel Skills: None

You Need to Bring:

Use insect repellent and sun block, water, snack; wear light weight, light-colored clothing, good walking shoes and hat; camera.

The various museums in Puerto Nariño; walks on the various interpretive paths to the lookout towers; Lago Tarapoto; Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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