Brazil - Peru
Border Crossing Brazil - Peru
Fly to Leticia Colombia from Bogota. Stamp @Colombia-Leticia airport; @Brazil-federal police near Tabatinga hospital (10min from Leticia), @Peru-Santa Rosa. Check in advance if you need a visa for Brazil. Yellow fever certificate is required to enter Brazil.
Travel by boat? Don't copy local behavior of dumping rubbish overboard! Ticket payment in US dollars ($), Peruvian soles (sol), Colombian pesos (cop) or Brazilian reales (R$). Bogotá-Leticia = by plane only.
Fast boat Santa Rosa (across the Amazon river from Leticia/Tabatinga)-Iquitos = Daily except Sat & Mon, ±12-13hrs, 200sol (±138cop), incl. some food, drinks & tax. At higher prices, tickets can be paid in cop or $ (±152cop/$80). Boarding in Caballo Cocha, same price, ±8hrs. Leticia/Tabatinga boats to Sta Rosa = 3pp.
Slow boat Sta Rosa-Iquitos = daily in the evening except Thu, 3D/2N, hammock ±80-100sol or cabin 135-150sol (±93-104cop), incl 3 meals/D.
Slow boat Iquitos-Yurimaguas = 4D/3N, arrives in the morning. No reservations, ±80sol/t (3 meals/D, no drinks; bring snacks, plate & cutlery). Food is sold on board by locals. Tip: take a plastic box with a lid to store leftover food. How to save money: sleep on the boat in your hammock on the night before departure (no lockers available!). Bring hammock + rope. Without rain or when the boat has a metal roof, it´s best to sleep on the highest deck as downstairs is packed & smelly. WC + showers cleaned daily but bring toilet paper. Brown Amazon water available for personal hygiene: don’t swallow! From Yurimaguas you can travel to Tarapoto by B, then to Chiclayo & to everywhere!
Slow boat Tabatinga (=Brazil & 10min from Leticia center)-Manaus = Tue, Wed & Sat, 4D, R$200 (=±171cop).
Take a hammock but food is incl. Find the cheapest & most beautiful hammocks in Leticia. Book your ticket a few days in advance or take a chance & go early in the morning. There are almost always hammock spaces available but during high season it can be VERY crowded.
Fast boat Tabatinga-Manaus = Tue, Fri, Sun ±30hrs, R$450-500.
Slow Boat Manaus-Tabatinga/Leticia = ±6-7D, ±R$300.
Fast boat Manaus-Tabatinga/Leticia = ±40hrs, expensive! This service is not daily! Plane= 3hrs, R$600.