I have started dreaming of taking a riverboat from the border of Peru (?) to Manaus... Have anyone taken this trip? I have not started researching this trip yet, but i am going to South America in January, leaving from Lima in April. I was hoping to do this trip in march. I am a girl, travelling alone.
Anyone beeing able to point me in any direction, information is precious...
Is the river adventure still on?
Am most interested in joining you.
From sunny south oz, in the midst of changing my SA plans for the millionth time.
Do either of you speak Portuguese or Spanish? Having been to both countries, I have promised myself never to travel again without a grasp on the local language. Hence my travel plans also include language lessons.. but it will only serve to heighten the experience!
Looking at being in Rio for Carnivale, Peru for the trekking, Bolivia for the culture, Belize for the diving, Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands for the nature and Buenos Aires to meet friends... in no particular order, and time frame 6+ months from January 2005.
Would also like to see Salvador, Forteleza & Florianopolous - having met people/ made friends from all of these cities.
Rach-a, you seem to be on every thread that interests me, and are planning to come to Oz later this year. Perhaps we could catch up somewhere?
Hope to here from you both.x.
Hi girls! I have travelled along the Amazonas this last january. I only reached Iquitos, but i was so amazed i promised to do the long way and reach the Atlantic in the future.
I give you some details,
Lima-Tarapoto by bus, 24 hs, 105 soles
Tarapoto-Yurimaguas by car, 6 hs, 10 soles
In Yurimaguas you can start your adventure; there you take a 2 days ferry to reach Iquitos.
From Iquitos, i went on a 3 days expedition in canoe inside the Amazonas.
I can send you photos of the oddisey!
Also, I can help you if you are planning to visit my country, Argentina.
Escuse my poor english!
I forgot, from Iquitos you can take another boat to the border, and from there to Manaus. It is around 10 i estimate.
I think you´ll really enjoy this tour, because the view of the amazon is incredible. The Amazon is one of the great wonders of the natural and cultural world, the Amazon Region is home to thousands of species of exotic wildlife, natural beauty and fascinating indigenous cultures and religions.
[ Edit: sorry, no promos please ]