Welcome to the TravelPod forums
This is the place where TravelPod bloggers exchange travel tips with each other. Have a question? Ask one of our Local Experts by clicking "new topic" in any category.

 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Entering Brazil from Bolivia and DESPARATE to get to Manaus
gloebetrotter
post Jul 21 2008, 06:43 AM
Post #1


Wanderer
*

Group: Members
Posts: 10
Joined: 19-June 08
Member No.: 200418




Hello All

Thanks for all the input on my previous post. Our plan changed slightly and we are once again in some need of adivice.
We are going in dec to S America. Peru first and then Bolivia, from where we wish to travel into Brazil. we looked at various options-death train, flights into Sao Paulo etc. We want to ideally, travel from Bolivia (either La Paz or Santa Cruz) to Manaus, spend Xmas in the Amasone, then onto Iguazo for 3 days by air from Manuas and then to Rio for new years. Problem is the expensive flights between Bolivia-manaus-falls!!Any ideas or tips or input would be greatly appreciated!!!
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jul 21 2008, 03:31 PM
Post #2


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




These people went from Bolivia to Brazil but it's in French so I can't really read it:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...94320/tpod.html

These people really roughed it on buses and motorcycles and such, but it looks like it took them quite a while:
http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entri...36460/tpod.html

It's hard to find blogs on people going from Bolivia to Brazil, most people go from the east coast in...


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mmbcross
post Jul 21 2008, 04:28 PM
Post #3


Tripper
******

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 2002
Joined: 4-June 06
Member No.: 2195




Well my friends, I hope you have very deep pockets because you can do all that, but it must be by air, and it will cost a pretty penny. You will have to get a one-way flight from Bolivia to Brazil, probably Sao Paulo, then domestic flights from there. My calculation just for the Brazilian portion is around US$ 1,150.00 each. With the international flight included it will come out to more than US$ 1,500.00 each. Here is a good site to calculate fares in Latin America:
http://www.us.despegar.com/homes/homeusms.html

See what the fare would be if you combine it into your ticket from South Africa.

Keep in mind my earlier suggestion of visiting the Amazon in Bolivia. Thought distances are immense in Brazil, the bus system is superb. Internal airfares are very high.


--------------------
.
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
stefanbukkel
post Jul 21 2008, 05:48 PM
Post #4


Wanderer
*

Group: Members
Posts: 14
Joined: 22-May 08
Member No.: 186994






HI! It would be good if you can contact www.amazingtoursagency.com they have information about Manaus,tours and etc...


Have fun!



Steafan
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mmbcross
post Jul 21 2008, 09:25 PM
Post #5


Tripper
******

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 2002
Joined: 4-June 06
Member No.: 2195




Hi Steafan,

Thanks for the tip. Their big problem is how to get to Manaus from Bolivia, and then on to Rio and Foz without breaking the bank. If you can help them with that, I'm sure they would be most appreciative.


--------------------
.
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
stefanbukkel
post Jul 22 2008, 07:54 AM
Post #6


Wanderer
*

Group: Members
Posts: 14
Joined: 22-May 08
Member No.: 186994





From Bolivia you can reach porto velho and from over there,you can take a boat to Manaus 4 days by boat.


You can writte an email:stefanbukkel@hotmail.de
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jul 22 2008, 09:46 AM
Post #7


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Sounds good, I hope that helps. It doesn't seem like this person has time for a four day boat trip, although that would be awesome.


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mmbcross
post Jul 22 2008, 10:35 AM
Post #8


Tripper
******

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 2002
Joined: 4-June 06
Member No.: 2195




You might want to ask Stefan to be our Brazilian Amazon expert.


--------------------
.
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
starlagurl
post Jul 22 2008, 01:29 PM
Post #9


Rolling Stone
********

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 14509
Joined: 5-November 07
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Member No.: 103914




Yeah seriously, Stefan, are you interested in becoming a Local Expert like Martin?


--------------------
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
gloebetrotter
post Jul 23 2008, 07:24 AM
Post #10


Wanderer
*

Group: Members
Posts: 10
Joined: 19-June 08
Member No.: 200418




Hey guys!!!Thank you so much for all the input, advice and flight prices. Do appreciate it!
Checked flights out myself, and yep, quite expensive indeed. You are right too that we dont have enough time -it would have been GREAT!!!!to go and reach Manaus on our time, but unfortunatly we only have 2 weeks for Brazil (we are in Peru and Bolivia 4 weeks before Brazil!). A new idea I am playing with is Bolivia-Pantanal-Foz-Rio. This might be more practical and economical for the "budget" trip!
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mmbcross
post Jul 23 2008, 02:58 PM
Post #11


Tripper
******

Group: Local Expert
Posts: 2002
Joined: 4-June 06
Member No.: 2195




Now you are talking. Other than the name, the Amazon is often a great disappointment as far as wildlife is concerned. It's all there, but the thick jungle doesn't allow much observation.

On the other hand, the Pantanal is more open and you would be unlucky not to have great wildlife viewing. Here's a good overview of the Pantanal:
http://www.pantanal.org/pantanal.htm

It is important to consider that the Pantanal has two seasons: a wet season from roughly October to March, and a dry season from April to September. About 80 percent of the rain falls during the wet season. The wet season is the best time to view wildlife as it is highly concentrated on the few dry spots left in the wetlands.

Although distances are immense in Brazil, it will be possible to travel from the Pantanal to Foz do Iguaçu, and then on to Rio very economically by bus.

Keep in touch to let us know how things are proceeding.



--------------------
.
User is offlinePM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 


- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th April 2014 - 11:38 AM
Top Hotel Destinations in Brazil

Angra Dos Reis Hotels
Aracaju Hotels
Arraial d'Ajuda Hotels
Balneario Camboriu Hotels
Barueri Hotels
Belem Hotels
Belo Horizonte Hotels
Brasilia Hotels
Buzios Hotels
Campinas Hotels
Campo Grande Hotels
Curitiba Hotels
Florianopolis Hotels
Fortaleza Hotels
Foz de Iguacu Hotels
Goiania Hotels
Guaruja Hotels
Guarulhos Hotels
Jericoacoara Hotels
Joao Pessoa Hotels
Joinville Hotels
Londrina Hotels
Macae Hotels
Maceio Hotels
Manaus Hotels
Morro de Sao Paulo Hotels
Natal Hotels
Paraty Hotels
Porto Alegre Hotels
Porto Seguro Hotels
Porto de Galinhas Hotels
Praia do Forte Hotels
Recife Hotels
Ribeirao Preto Hotels
Rio de Janeiro Hotels
Salvador Hotels
Sao Jose Dos Campos Hotels
Sao Paulo Hotels
Trancoso Hotels
Vitoria Hotels



Copyright © 1997 - 2011 TravelPod.com, a proud founder of travel blogs on the web. All Rights Reserved.