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Río Yavarí ★★
In the isolated border area of Peru and Brazil, divided by the Yavarí River, there are several small reserves teeming with wildlife. While access to Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu remains limited, visits to these private reserves are as easy as just hiring a peque-peque motorized canoe or walking into a tour office in Leticia. Reserva Natural Palmarí, Reserva Natural Heliconia, and the Reserva Natural Zacambú all have rustic eco-lodges with shared bathrooms and all-inclusive packages that include boat transportation, daily tours, and all meals. The lodges set up a variety of activities that include bird-watching, jungle hikes, and visits to indigenous villages. Two-day, three-night packages begin at around COP$850,000 per person.

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