Amacayacu National Park

Amacayacu National Park is found in the Amazonas in Colombia, and is also considered as one of the many natural wonders in South America. The natural park is 11,350 square miles (29,385 km), part of the 400,000 square miles (1,035,995 sq. km) of the famous Amazon rainforest. The park was established in 1975 and has ever since been considered an extraordinary place to see.

Amacayacu National Park is situated in the southern area of the famous Amazon rainforest, nestled between the Amazon River in the south and the Cotuhé River in the north. The western part of the Amacayacu National Park is bordered by the Amacayacu River. The temperature of the Amacayacu National Park varies with the average of 27.5 degrees Celsius. Precipitation occurs mostly in July to October. It is also home to many birds, aquatic fishes and mammals.

Amacayacu, is a native word that means “River of the Hamocs”. The way to get there is as diverse as the national park itself. Visitors and travelers alike must go to the city of Leticia first then travel by boat along the Amazon River. Once there, the tourists and guests can immerse themselves in island hopping to the different and interesting iskands around the Amacayacu National Park. They could visit Mico’s and Mocagua’s Island.

The park also has very unique accommodations. There is a place where travelers could check into cabins for three to four people, where in there is hamocs for a uniquely distinctive experience. It takes 3 days to explore the entire Amacayacu National Park, so be ready to have some fun.