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Lago Tarapota - Other Activity Puerto Nariño - Colombia

The Río Loretoyacü bulges a bit to one side, creating Lago Tarapoto, a beautiful lake surrounded by jungle and speckled with mangrove islands. Along its shores are isolated indigenous hamlets hidden in the dense vegetation. This is a place of magic, where pink dolphins leap from silver waters. Here, along the shallow, quiet waters of channels branching off the lake, is Victoria regia, the world’s largest water lily. Explore this lake by boat, swimming in the cool waters or dropping a line in for piranha.

Location:
Puerto Nariño, Colombia

Other Activity Types:
Wildlife refuge

Getting There

To see the river and Lago Tarapoto, you can hire a boat with guide. Paddle canoes are most ecological ($12-15). Peque-peques are the next best ($21 for 4-5 people, with guide). They are slow, but fuel efficient.

Travel Tips:

Try to avoid taking a tour with a speed boat, as it disturbs the pink dolphins and other aquatic life. You have a better chance of seeing dolphins in early morning and late afternoon. Victoria regia water lilies grow in the backwaters of the lake.

Relative price: Mid-Range

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 and indigenous villages; Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso



Here are other activities in and around Puerto Nariño that may be of interest: Indigenous Villages,








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