Travel Blogs from Leticia
... sorted and ready for our boat trip down the Amazon further into Peru. We were pretty happy to have done it as we met 3 Americans who hadn’t got it done and they got the 14hr boat a few days before we met them, when they arrived at Iquitos airport they got fined heavily, missed their flights and got sent back to the border to get the stamp. This was another 10hrs and they were now waiting with us to get the boat again, 38hrs in a boat over 3 days is nobody’s idea of ...
... rooms we've stayed in all trip! Importantly it had incredible air con and a little swimming pool. It was nice to have a bit of luxury before our boat ride!! Leticia is a small town sitting on a tri-country border with Peru and Brazil. It is possible to walk between all 3 countries since there are no physical borders. The area is completely cut off from the rest of all 3 countries by road, with plane or boat the only transport links. It sits on the ...
... down the middle, on one side is the Colombian city of Leticia the other, the Brazilian city of Tabatinga. Leticia is small and clean whereas Tabatinga is a busy sprawl. There is no border to cross officially but you can tell straight away which city you're in by the quality of the infrastructure.
It started raining as soon as I got off the plane which was great, as it was tropical rain, until I got to the start of the road where the hostel was. This road was ...
... deep jungle and it was time to catch one of the 2 weekly boats that go to Manaus.
Morning rush to the 2 borders to enter in Brazil. Weirdly enough the 2 immigration offices are not at the border together. You want to arrive early in the boat to get to choose a good spot on the boat, far from the engines, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. First, the taxi the hostel called for me is a old mentally deficient guy, happy to tell you that he had something up there and is ...
... tree to have a spot of piranha fishing! We didnīt have any success, although one of the others caught one and a sardine. Piranha fishing was frustrating - we could feel them nibbling and tugging at the bait, but they never actually took it in their mouth!
Following the fishing, we went back to town and later went for a few drinks with Sergio and the others from the tour; the end of one of the best (and most authentic) days that we had had on this trip (hence this huge post!).
How has this hostel rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed