Mahatu Guest House
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... middle and lower deck. The top deck of the boat had open space and minimal seating... But at least there was a shotty antenna television so that we could tune into the world cup games.
Food consisted of hot dog buns with cheese and butter with hot chocolate for breakfast (everyday), beans with rice and pasta and chicken for lunch (everyday) and a meal with options similar to the lunch options for dinner (everyday). Meals were served in a ...
... cruises and jungle trips but the prices were very high since there was not much demand for them, so we didn't end up going for one. We had another good dinner with that couple and tried pirarucu, a local fish which was very tasty. After a good few relaxing days we went back to Leticia airport to get our exit stamps in our passports (it's stupidly the only place you can do it), armed ourselves with 3 bottles of rum and lots of snacks and said goodbye to ...
... dinner with the girls and purchased the flights that we would need to Bogota - the road between the two is controlled by guerillas and no one risks the trip.
Leticia was a lovely little town - a small place, with tuk tuks putting everywhere, little markets, friendly locals, and I fell in love with it almost immediately. While there, we met a guide of a jungle trek (Sergio) who frequented the hostel, and decided to head into the jungle with him. This led ...
... piranha biting, you should jerk the pole up as quickly as possible. Janelle has some success with catching a sardine, while Tim swears he pulled up two piranhas, only for them to fly up and over the boat, and into the water again. Tour-mate Bobby lures in two tiny pirahna blanco and Gael laughs at the size of the fish.
Special Guests: Bobby, Kristin, Korda, Gael, El Capitan
Episode 115 - Across the 3 Frontiers Original Air Date - Feb ...
... of alcohol in there - very potent for a 2pm meal, will have to keep that in mind. Back at the hostel we prepared our things for the next day - the 'Rapido' leaves at 4am from the Peruvian side of the river which meant waking up at 1:45am, catching a tuk-tuk at 2:15am, catching a water taxi, and being at the boat by 3am ready to leave by 4.
The boat ride was ok, they ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMahatu Guest House Leticia
We had an ant infestation in our room overnight but the hostel were lovely about it and moved us to another room, however the same thing happened in our second room.
The guy who runs the place was also very helpful and gave us loads of info about boats to Iquitos.
It would have been nice to have been told the kitchen is locked overnight. We put food in the kitchen for the 12 hour boat ride to Iquitos but at 2am wwhen we had to leave, we couldn't get to it.
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