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2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Via Leticia-Tarapaca km11 | Amazonas - Colombia, Leticia, Colombia
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San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have the right expectations, this is a fantastic place. It is actually ‘in’ the jungle, as distinct from in the pleasant but basically nondescript town of Leticia. You can certainly arrange jungle tours in and from Leticia, but we wanted the experience of going to sleep and waking up in the middle of it all, so we chose... More

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Eagle, Colorado
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My husband and I visited in late June, if you are looking for air conditioning or a bug free visit, don't go to the Amazon. But, if you are looking for an experience you will never forget, Omshanty provides excellent accommodations on the edge of the Amazon in Colombia. Away from the bustle of Leticia the small cabanas are comfortable,... More

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Zamora, Ecuador
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I lived in the same community as Omshanty for about 5 weeks and met Enrique the owner one day and subsequently visited him and some of his guests many times after. Every time I went there, it felt like discovering a hidden paradise. Enrique invests a lot of time and energy into this business with, I believe, the guests positive... More

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Bogota, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was surprised by the standard at Omshanty though after reading all of the positive reviews. Perhaps it was only our bungalow but our bungalow was very run down, there was a ripped framed picture hanging in the kitchen, the bathroom sink was mouldy, the mosquito nets on the windows had holes in them, the floor boards were bouncy and... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This is is a one of a kind experience: the brainchild of a Spanish biologist, who seeks to offer his guests an authentic experience. Set on 2 hectares in the middle of pure Amazon jungle, it's also right next to an indigenous community, where you'll find restaurants, stores, and hand-crafted artisan goods. The cabins are clean and comfortable, and very... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

We stayed in Omshanty for just over 1 week and we did the 5 day jungle excursion. Everything was planned so perfectly and went smooth. We had a translator during our 5 day excursion and Carlos followed us everywhere we went and was always there to help, he was like a second guide and everything including food and coffee was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I spent one night there and although it is not for everyone, I enjoyed my stay there. It is easy to access it. Avoid the taxi which can be expensive. The buses are very regular and cheap. The place is muddy because it rains every day but it is very well kept. The owner is helpful and friendly and offers... More

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Omshanty is the ideal place for any traveler. The lodges are safe, clean, and comfortable. My short stay last October was so enjoyable that I returned to Omshanty in May 2013 and stayed 5 weeks. With a kitchen and refrigerator provided, one can spend many days relaxing or working on a computer while in this wonderful jungle atmosphere. Both of... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

To stay at/with Omshanty will be one of the best decisions you can make when traveling in the Amazonas. (It definitely was ours in March, anyway.) You stay in cabanas right on the edge of the jungle. Take a municipal bus from Leticia heading north the road to Tarapacá and get off at the terminal stop “Km 11” (yes, it... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Really wonderful place, very peaceful in a beautiful jungle setting, with an amazingly beautiful river walking distance away. It´s much better than staying in Leticia, much more peaceful and beautiful and you can eat and buy basic things across the road. You can see all kinds of animals just outside the cabin, insects, birds and enormous butterflies! The mozzies aren´t... More

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Address: Via Leticia-Tarapaca km11 | Amazonas - Colombia, Leticia, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Amazonas Department > Leticia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Omshanty 2*
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Omshanty is a Jungle-hostel, located at the outsides (11 km) of the noisy town of Leticia. In a 20.000m2 farm you will found our cabins where we lodge the visitors who come looking for peace, wild nature and indigenous culture.We provide several types of accomodation (camping, hammocks, dormitory, private cabins...). We also offer the most real and autentique trips in the jungle, besides the largest information of the area in every sense & on all sides you can found in Leticia -true, real, updated and desinterested -.Our goal: make your trip the best!! Omshanty have at your disposal comfortable, spacious, quiet and intimate cabins in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Your best ' base camp 'to explore the jungle in depth without losing the comfort and communications (public buses stops at the main gate of Omshanty each 25min). In Omshanty find a place to relax and enjoy nature at its best. Nestled jungle Uitotos our indigenous neighbors, with the ones we work directly (80% of our staff is indigenous) and the forest itself will make you get more interested and want to further explore this natural paradise. In Omshanty we offer four types of accommodation. 1.- The first, favorite and most requested by visitors are independent our comfortable cabins. They have 1 double bed and 2 simple beds with option of 1 more simple extra bed. Each cabin have a livingroom, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, porche with hammock and bbq. Equipped with electricity, potable (drinking) water, bedding sets and bath, table, chairs, kitchen stuff and mosquito net are undoubtedly the most complete option on the outskirts of Leticia. All of them are independent, private, quiet, surrounded by gardens and located in a 20.000m2 farm and in aa natural environment that will fascinate you. 2.- The second option is a shared cabin that has the same facilities than the other but this one have 6 simple beds and "it works" as a "traditional dormitory" on common hostels. 3.- The third option, for low-budget travellers is lodging at our "Hammock area", where you can found a place (simple structure covered with roof) were you can sleep in hammocks. Whe provide the hammocks but if you bring it you can get up to 50% dto. 4.-In our facilities there are designated areas for camping with tent.(hammocks and camping share WC and showers) At Omshanty you will also found: - Specializad trips & excursions in the jungle - Extensive grounds for walking - Living with Native - Projects for sustainable development in the area ... ... more   less 
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