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> Accross the Amazon to Venuz, From Bolivia to Trinidad
emmad2010
post Sep 23 2009, 02:53 AM
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Hi all. Im planning to get from Bolivia, across the Amazon (with a stop in Manaus) and up to venuzuela around the end of April/early May.

I was wondering if anyone had any tips, and importantly knows how long this might take as I need to arrange malaria tablets?

Also, anyone else thinking of this trip at this time as a travel bud would be awesome!
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post Sep 23 2009, 11:55 AM
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How are you planning on traveling, by bus? Riverboat? Something else?


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post Sep 24 2009, 03:31 AM
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Hopefully by riverboat from bolivia to manaus and by bus from manaus to venuz. Eeeep!
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post Sep 24 2009, 09:26 AM
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All I can find is that it takes five days from Belem: http://wikitravel.org/en/Manaus#Get_in



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post Sep 24 2009, 10:55 PM
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It is going to take you forever by riverboat from Bolivia to Manaus. Riverboats are sporadic and travel from town to town almost at whim. Keep in mind that some of these vessels are extremely primitive. Apart from this you are quite likely to get bored very soon. How long can you look at trees? The scenery changes little from Bolivia to Belem, the river just gets wider.

You should start at Rurrenebaque and continue to Guayaramirim on the Brazilian border. Continue to Porto Velho on the Madeira, with relatively regular river service to Manaus.

This blog will give you tons of information.

If you are really serious, try to get hold of the Bradt Guide to the Amazon.


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post Sep 25 2009, 12:43 PM
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wow, that blog was very interesting, nice link mmbcross


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post Sep 26 2009, 12:44 PM
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If you are coming to Manaus might contact www.amazingtours.com.br
E-mail:amazonjungle@amazingtours.com.br


They have great amazon tours,amazing tours is recommended by south america hand book 09/10.


Hope this can be helpfull!!!
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