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1. Posted by Katrine777 (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

After hiking the inca trail in end of march Im going to pipa on brasils eastcoast. I was really hoping to avoid aving to fly over, since Im on a rather tight budget. Does anyone know of the best way to do this? Is there any routes between these countries at all? And if not, where do i have to change buses? Any good websites that shows bus route between major cities in south america?
This was a lot of questions in one.. hope anyone can give mee some tips :)


2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y

Copied from the travelguide here on TP:

There are not many border crossings in the Amazon but from Puerto Maldonado you can take buses to the border of Brazil, where you have to cross the river by foot and take buses from there onwards. Crossing the border actually can be done on foot or by boat and is between Inapari (Peru) and Assis Brazil (Brazil), from where it is a further 4,5 hours to Rio Branco.
There also is a crossing in the extreme southeast (close to Bolivia) where you can cross the Rio Acre by ferry from Inapari to Assia Brazil.

Probably a much more interesting route would be to go to Bolivia via Lake Titicaca, than on to La Paz - Santa Cruz - train to border with Brazil, crossing at the Pantanal.

3. Posted by Katrine777 (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

Ah, thank you. I didnt see this one :) This doesnt sound bad at all!

Has anyone done this route? Can i get a tour to bolivia (via lake titicaza) from cusco?

My destination is eastcoast on Brasil (pipa, near natal). Are there good road connections in pantanal, do you know?

Again, thanks for any reply. First time, solo traveller with many questions here :)


4. Posted by Katrine777 (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

I read the travel guide, and it says that the peru-bolivia via lake titicaca is really expensive.. Does anyone what the prize for something like this is ca?

Im figuring its gonna cost me plenty to get from peru to eastern brasil anyway, espesially if i go by planes, which im really hoping i dont have to.

5. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y

Hi Katrine,

There is no need doing a tour, if I understand you correctly. I guess you meant that boats across lake Titicaca are expensive?
You can take a bus from Cuzco towards lake Titicaca, maybe onwards to La Paz, but I am not sure, I stopped in Puno en route.
Bolivia is one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest, country in south america, so travelling as far east in Bolivia is a good option anyway.
You can travel south from the Pantanal, but in the Pantanal itself are almost no roads, at least no connections between north and south (thank god!). Like the Transamazonica highway, also this road has and will not be completed.
But you can travel by comfortable buses east towards Campo Grande and on to the coast to Rio and north to Natal. Or via the inland route (brasilia). Pure travelling time from La Paz to Natal would be around 100 hours I guess, if not a little more.
Don't know how long you have though;)

6. Posted by Katrine777 (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

Thank you so much for ur reply, very informative :) Do u have any idea whatsoeever to expect a trip like this to cost? I reckon it would cost me at least 1000 usd to fly from lima to natal or sao paulo. So if i can save a deacent amount of money here, i dont really care if it takes me 5 days. I only have 9 weeks totally in aouth america, but am travelling for 6 months in total, so time i got enough of, money is more scarse ;)

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 7y

I am sorry, totally unaware about costs.
Brazil is not very cheap, so your main costs will be bus tickets over there. I am sure it won't be more than around 200 US dollar though.

8. Posted by miazs (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y


I have hust booked a flight from Lima to Salvador which goes via Sao Paulo through STA - a student travel agency, i dont know if you have that in Normay. But my flight was under £400 and i was booking it quite late as it is for June. As this is a connecting flight you might be able to find one cheaper lets say if you go straight to sao paulo

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