I'm looking in to booking a flight from Toronto to Rio and then from Lima back to Toronto. I will be backpacking from Rio to Lima between June and August. My concern is in getting from Manaus to Lima for a reasonable price. Does anyone know if it's difficult to fly from Manaus to Lima? Are there certain destinations from Manaus that are consistantly cheaper? Would I be better off just flying in to and out of Rio from Toronto and leaving Lime completely out of it?
You can go on an Amazon boat tour between Manaus and Peru. I don't think it's super expencive and it sounds really cool to me, even though I didn't get a chance to do it.
there's environmental objections to be raised against continental flying; see the appropriate thread in the general forum.
Susanna's boat option is very feasible, or so I've heard; nice and slow travel, and the brazilian-peruvian border jungle is among the most beautiful parts of the amazon.
Thank you both so much for your replies. I appreciate the info!
We will be in brazil for 2 months (June/July) travelling from Rio to Manaus then on to Lima (at least that's the plan at the moment). Any suggestions? We have zero plans except that we want to see Rio, Salvador, and the Amazon. In reading some older threads I see that the best Amazon experiences may not be between Belem and Manaus. Is is a waste of time to go to that area? Should we perhaps focus on the boat ride from Manaus in to Peru? We are definitely 'off the beaten path' type travellers.
If you want to do some intense relaxing in the beginning of your trip, I can recommend Ilha Grande, just a couple of hours south of Rio. It's the absolute paradise, it's quite a big island with pretty beaches, beautiful rainforests, loads of activities such as hiking, surfing, snorkeling etc. It's super beautiful and even though it's very accesible it's not overly crowded.
Except for that, I didn't see much of Brazil, since we didn't plan to go there at all in the beginning. So I will have to go back!!! Good for me. I already look forward to it because Brazil is AWESOME!!!
I am brazilian, and yeah! Brazil it's awesome!
Rio is an espectacular city.
Fernando de Noronha, it's gorgeous, try to read a little about it...in google probably...may be a good experience.
Manaus-Lima, probably through the river by boat as Susane said.
PS: I will be travelling Through Ecuador June till July, might even go to Cuzco...