Borugo S.A.S.

About Borugo

What Borugo stands for

From the ecotourism perspective, Borugo promotes responsible travel to natural areas, with respect for the nature and cultures, promoting conservation, and providing socio-economical profits to the local peoples.

Our objective is to offer the visitor the best chance to taste the flavor of, see the beauty of and hear the secrets of the Amazon jungle from an educational and adventurous perspective.

Our knowledge of Ecology, Ethnology and Biology is reflected in the way Borugo works, in what Borugo offers and on the team Borugo works with.

This is what makes a visit to the Amazon with Borugo a special experience, together with good quality of accommodation, food, transport and guiding.

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Where is it located

It is based in Leticia, which is located in the so called Triple Frontier Zone, the border between Colombia, Brazil and Peru, also known as the Trapecio Amazónico.

The agency

Borugo is one of the best tour operators for real ecotourism and travels in the Amazon.
Created as a limited company in 2005, it was transformed in 2009 into a Société par Action Simplifiée. Now, its name is Borugo S.A.S.

Borugo has a particular interest in the relationship between human and nature. This is reflected in the quality of services that Borugo offers.

Borugo, the animal

Borugo painted by Diego Vasquez
Painted by Diego Vásquez,
Ticuna artist from Mocagua

The name of Borugo was inspired by a local mammal (Agouti paca, now Cuniculus paca; the name comes from tupi paca, awaken, alert and it is related to quechua p'aqo, reddish), which constitutes one of the biggest rodents in the world. The animal can be found from the South of Mexico to the North of Argentina. Characteristically their fingerprints consist of four prints from the forefoot and three from the backfoot. They live in caves made in the ground and tree roots, close to rivers and creeks. Borugos often share their caves with snakes whom offer them protection.

The name of Borugo (Cuniculus paca) in different languages
Language Used in Common name
Achuar Ecuador Káshai
Barasano Colombia Jemê
Bora Colombia IkIIme
Bora Peru Tájcu
Cofán Colombia Chanange
Curripaco Colombia Daápa
Desano Colombia Semê
Dutch Suriname Hee
English Belize Gibnut
English Guyana Labba
English Trinidad Lappe
English United States Spotted Paca
French France Agouti
German Germany Tieflandpaka
Huitoto Colombia Ime
Ingano Colombia Picuro
Matapí Colombia Cuajari
Murui Colombia Ime
Nukak Colombia Keb
Okaina Colombia NooköI
Portuguese Brazil Paca, Catuaba
Quechua Peru Lumucha
Shuar Ecuador Káshai, Waruntam, Kaats
Siriano Colombia Semê
Spanish Bolivia Jochi Pintado
Spanish Colombia Borugo, Guagua, Lapa, Paca, Guardatinaja, Tinajo
Spanish Ecuador Guanta, Chanange
Spanish Central America Tepezcuintle
Spanish Panama Conejo Pintado, Kurí, Paca, Teuelo, Sule
Spanish Peru Majaz, Picuro
Spanish Venezuela Picure
Taiwano Colombia Jemê
Tatuyo Colombia Jemê
Ticuna Colombia jNä
Tucano Colombia Semê
Tupí Brazil Paca
Turkish Turkey Paka
Waorani Ecuador Panone
Yagua Peru Úáño
Yucuna Colombia Cuwajari
Yuhup Colombia Mihnaw

Borugo S.A.S. * © 2005-2015 * Ver. 3.2
Vía Los Lagos, Conjunto Las Veraneras, Casa 102 * Phone (57) 312-5505575
Leticia, Colombia, South America