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1. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 8y

i have been trying to find ways into peru from brazil i havent found many roads with bus travel has anyone done this. im asking because i am trying to arrange my return ticket home from peru but my last stop will be somewhere in brazil then i will need to get to peru to go home. flights are around 800usd and i dont have that kind of money.

2. Posted by solveig (Full Member 53 posts) 8y

I don't think there is any possibility to go directly from Brazil
to Peru. The border is in the amozonian bazin and very reomte - would
probably require a good 4 wheel drive and lots of guts. You have to
go through Bolivia. Best rute is going from Corumba (Mato Grosso do Sul) to Santa cruz de Sierra (train) and then busses from there.

cheers, Sol

3. Posted by mike65 (Full Member 27 posts) 8y

He, he, I've done from Peru to Brasil, but having a lot of days to spend...
From lake Titicaca we went to La Paz, then Cochabamba, then Santa Cruz (all in Bolivia), then we took a train south, entered Argentina, and from Tartagal went by bus to Asuncion (Paraguay), then to Iguazu falls, entered Brasil in Foz, and from Cascavel (Parana) reached Rio. Very interesting journey!
You can go to Manaus, take a ship to Benjamin Constant and Tabatinga (twin town with Leticia, Colombia), then proceed with peruvian boat to Santa Rosa, enter Peru and end up in Iquitos. Take note that Iquitos is not connected to the rest of Peru with any road. You'll have to take a plane there.
Otherwise, Brasil and Peru are connected by air lines...
Greetings from Croatia
Mike

4. Posted by baluko (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Wonderful, I wanna go Manaus-Iquito-Lima, how many days should I count? Withou taking plane from Iquito! Heard it could be done via Tarapoto-Yurimagnas-Iquitos!? Thanks!!!

5. Posted by marcelkers (Budding Member 45 posts) 8y

Hi, by now the brasilian road till the peruvian border will be asphalted all the way(as part of the TransOceanica)), then on the other side of the river is peru,and asphalt finishes here.... When i drove this 4 years ago I met 0 traffic till Puerto Maldonado, so guess if you dont have your own wheels be prepared for a long wait... From Pto Maldonado many trucks(=buss) to Cuzco. Most go at night and passes up to 5000m in an open truck wont be much fun, so take warm clothes!
Marcel

6. Posted by klee (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

hi there,

i haven't actually been YET.......just planning my trip in fact. apparently there's a boat that goes from brazil to peru through the amazon. i read some conflicting views about how nice it is though (yukky toilets, bad food etc).