This tributary is born in the Andes and travels around 1,000 kilometers to Venezuela, passing through moors, humid Andean forests, seasonal sheets and flood sheets. Several studies are investigating the population sizes of the toninas, flat alligators, birds, turtles and fish found in this border tributary.
On the Arauca River, hundreds of vessels that carry out different commercial activities are mobilized daily, while allowing the border exchange between two sister countries: Colombia and Venezuela linked by the commercial and cultural exchange. The most important activities that the Arauca River has besides communicating borders are commerce and fishing.
JOSÉ ANTONIO PAEZ BRIDGE
The Jose Antonio Paez International Bridge is a border crossing on the Arauca River that communicates the settlements of El Amparo (Apure) in Venezuela and Arauca in Colombia.
SIGHTING OF PINK AMAZON RIVER DOLPHINS
With a bit of luck and thanks to the skill of La Barcaza’s captain, you may see the pink Amazon River dolphin while you enjoy a relaxing trip along the waters of the Arauca River.