||According to books there are about 380 different kinds of indigenous tribes but, at this moment, they still discover new ones. Famous tribes are, by example, the "Yanomami", the "Ashaninka" and the "Arara". Near Leticia you will find the "Tikuna" Indians and the "Yaqua" Indians. A visit to these friendly and hospitable population is absolutely a must!!|
Most Indian tribes exist out of a few families who all live together in a village. The traditional place to live in a village is called "the maloca". This is a big "house" which lays in the center of the village and is beautifully made of palm leaves and other tropical leaves. In the maloca also lives the "shaman". The shaman is like a medicine man. Around the maloca are smaller "houses" where the rest of the tribe lives. They are all sleeping in hamaca's, a traditional hamoc.
We give you the opportunity to bring a visit to a shaman. You can learn a lot of him. There is also a possibility to experience one of the rites: Drinking the Javasca (ayahuasca).