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AMAZON RIVER. Iquitos-Leticia-Manaus Route.

Travel in 16 days, April 2011



PERU
- Lima to Iquitos: 1h30 flight.
- Iquitos. Quistococha. Barrio Florido.
- Iquitos to Santa Rosa: 36 h by boat.
- Three Borders: Santa Rosa (Peru), Leticia (Colombia), Tabatinga (Brazil).

COLOMBIA
 - Leticia.

BRAZIL
- Tabatinga to Manaus: 3 days and 3 nights by boat.
- Manaus. Meeting of the water.
- Presidente Figueiredo.
- Boa Vista.
- Venezuela Border (Santa Elena)

2,000 km Amazon River (500 in Peru + 1,500 Brazil)
1,000 km of road in Brazil
16 days

IQUITOS (Peru)
 
After being in Leticia and Manaus, Iquitos we can say that we thought was the most authentic, with more character. It is also the cheapest city.
 
-          Hotel : Samantha. 22 soles. Kitchen.
-          Transportation :
-          Lima - Iquitos: Airplane. Peruvian Airlines. $ 100. (Sometimes i + v cheaper from 80 $). 1.30h.
-          Iquitos - Santa Rosa (Leticia): boat. 60 soles. 36 h. Meals included.
-          Iquitos mototaxi: 2 soles.
-          Iquitos small small (boat): 2 soles.
-          Iquitos bus: 1 sol.
-          Views :
-          Ports. Plaza. Malecón. Bethlehem market.
-          Barrio Florido: community, riverside.
-          Quistacocha (km 6.5) Zoo and beach. Entrance: 3 soles.
-          Food : Juanes (tamales), tacacho (plantain balls), fish wrapped similar prices ... ... put on the streets. Faning Street Restaurant / Lords (similar to market price but nice).
-          Landscape : hot and humid climate.

-          Recommendations :
-          Getting there: can also be reached by boat from Pucallpa or Yurimaguas. To get there, many hours of bus and boat days. Analyze price bus + plane and boat to compare and decide.
-          Purchase of beds: Belen market along streets where the Chinese. From 21 soles. At the port, similar prices.
-          Boat: No Reservations. Ask at the office I-Peru know where to get the boat and when.

LETICIA (COLOMBIA)

-          Accommodation: in the home of Maria Cristina, a friend. Many hotels.
-          Transportation:
-          Mototaxis: $ 6,000 to Tabatinga (Brazil), $ 3,000 in Leticia.
-          Combi: $ 2,000 per person to Tabatinga.
-          Boat: from Santa Rosa (Peru) to 3,000 pesos or 5 Leticia soles.
-          Tabatinga, Manaus boat 3 days. 170 Reais. Departure 12am. Wed / Sat. Other days, not direct. Includes meals.
-          Visits
-          Streams, lakes near Leticia. Boat with fishermen. Fisheries. $ 10,000 / person.
-          Puerto Nariño were not. Transportation expensive.
-          Library: little museum, the  Republic Bank.
-          Spa: road until km 13.

MANAUS (Brazil)

-          Hotel: Granada. 30 Reais. (Near Rua dos Andrades, there are many, some are love hotels).
-          Transportation:
-          Bus Presidente Figueiredo: 16 Reais, 2 h. Exit 16 pm. Others in the day.
-          Urban Bus: 2.25 Reais, Sunday 1.10 Reais.
-          Meeting of the waters: Boat: Ceasa bus to Porto. You take the raft (car ferry) free. 1h.
-          Visits
-          Opera: 10 Reais. We pay the same with opera.
-          Meeting of the waters.
-          Public Museum (Palacio Black River ...).

PRESIDENTE FIGUEIREDO

-          Hotel: das Piedras. 45 Reais with good Breakfast.
-          Transportation:
-          Presidente Figueiredo-Boa Vista: night bus. 11 h. 90 Reais. Departure 8:00 p.m.
-          Visits
-          Cachoeira das Orquideas (park), cave, tourist park.

BOA VISTA

-          Hotel: Lua Nova. 30 Reais. Basic.
-          Transportation:
-          Boa Vista-Venezuela Border: 12 Reais. 3h30. Departure 12am. Miscellaneous.
-          Urban Bus: 2 Reais, Lotaçao (shared taxi) 2.5 Reais.
-          Visits
           Rio Branco viewpoint.


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