The SpaceCome and stay with us! This is the guesthouse for the Amazon Pueblo project. We are helping the indigenous peoples of the Colombian Amazon to improve their lives through sustainable business. When we have extra beds in our guesthouse, we rent these out to tourists hostel-fashion.
This is a hut in the middle of a village, in the middle of the jungle. The brave guest will hear roosters singing in the early morning, rats scurrying across the roof at night, babies crying, children yelling and laughing, and an occasionally loud party if you are lucky enough to arrive at the time of a festival.
This is a real experience, sometime not available from a packaged trip.
Visit us and be one of the tribe! Guest AccessThe guests will have access to the guesthouse, kitchen, shower, and the bathroom. The guest may also use the village's dock to fish, swim, and simply to sit and watch the river. Interaction with GuestsI will give guests as much information as I am able to about the hut. I live in either Bogota or Leticia, but at times I may also be found in the village. I will meet in person with guest when I am able. Otherwise we have a project hut caretaker, named Gustavo Cadenas, who can help guests.
Gustavo also runs a tourism business. He is available as an indigenous guide for jungle or river trips. The NeighborhoodThe beauty of the jungle. The deep wilderness of the area just a short distance away form the village. The grandure of the Amazon River. The authentic people of the village. Getting Around1) To get from the Leticia airport to the hut you must take a cab to the city. This will cost about 3USD. Then you must stay at a local hostel or hotel for one night, as the speedboat for La Libertad leaves before your plane will arrive. The speedboat leaves everyday at 8am, 11am, and 1:30 pm. You must buy your tickets at least 3 hours in advance of the departure time. The boat ride will be about 1 hour long. Other Things to Note1) We work with a local indigenous guide named Gustavo Cadenas. When you get out of the boat you must ask people for Gustavo. I can also give you his cell phone number for contact. Gustavo runs a tour guide business, so he can also help you with seeing the Amazon in this area. Gustavo has a new covered boat which is very nice. Gustavo charges around $45USD a day per person, with discounts given for more than one person.
2) The hut has a small solar panel which will power small electronic devices. Between the hours of 3 pm and 9 pm the whole village, including the hut, has power from a large generator. There is rain water available in the guesthouse, stored in large tanks. However, if there has been no rain for many days, then the tanks may be empty. As of last week we had sufficient water. We also have a water filter called a "Lifestraw Family" in the kitchen. It may be used to filter water, but it has complicated instructions that you must get from the internet of me. I recommend buying drinking water in Leticia and bring it with you.
3) You should buy all the food you expect to eat while at the hut in Leticia. Possibilities for shopping in La Libertad include eggs, plantain, fish, yucca, some canned goods, and some "junk" food. You can also buy native handcrafts.