February 23, 2007 at 2:31 am #30232
Has anyone taken a boat from Iquitos Peru down the Amazon into Brazil – I know this is a very great distance depending on how far you go – I would probably go to Manaus and then fly out from there to Montevideo or Uruagay – has anyone taken a boat from Iquitos to Manaus – and if so how long can it expect to take – depending on the type of boat…
I am planning on taking a trip to South America this April and May.
I am thinking of visiting Bolivia and Argentina – any recommendations for “must sees”?
~ DaveJuly 28, 2009 at 7:58 pm #31107
I visited Buenos Aires lots of times, so here are my tips:
- Go to learn some tango in la Viruta
- Eat lots of meat, asados and choripanes
- It’s nicer in spring
- Stay in a hostel called Pax Hostel, it’s next to all the nice things in San Telmo, which is my favourite place in BA. It’s also next to the subway.
- Go to Palermo (specially “los bosques de Palermo” and palermo soho).
- Take a trip to Tigre.
- Go to the MALBA museum (contemporary art).
- Visit Recoleta.
- Visit Puerto Madero.
- Enjoy the night life! It’s awesome.
Those are the first things that i can rememberAugust 1, 2009 at 3:27 pm #31111
Ariel – cool, thanks for the tips. I’ll check out that hostel next time I’m in Buenos Aires – I was in Argentina last month for the 2nd time – mostly around the Foz Iguazu area. We had a great time in BA and hit most of the items on your list.
DaveMarch 3, 2010 at 10:11 am #31108
I had visited Manaus and it is my first time to come in there at first I dont know how and where to start my trip there. I found an agency that helped me gone through all my adventure there, I am really happy with their assistance, everything in their service was so perfectly worthy. I highly recommend my trip with Amazing tours Agency. It is your turn to find out what’s the best in Manaus while choosing the right service.March 14, 2010 at 3:34 am #31109
Massive snow peaked mountains, pristine glaciers, tropical rainforrests; and just about any other type of environment you can think of: our Argentina tours include some of the most fun treks in existence.March 6, 2012 at 11:50 am #31110
Thanks for sharing these tips. I have visited southeast Brazil. It’s a very beautiful country and I love Feijoada, a hearty stew with pork, black beans, and beef.June 3, 2013 at 8:11 am #31113
I always remember the vacation I enjoyed in Bogota, what an awesome destination to experience.
Palacio de Narino
National CapitolJune 4, 2013 at 2:00 am #31112
Thanks Alisa – I’ll put those items on my list for when I visit Bogota! I remember the gold museum in San Jose Costa Rica as being especially interesting – ties into my interest in gold mining as well 🙂December 18, 2013 at 10:42 pm #38404
I did the whole boat down the Amazon thing, all the way from Iquitos to Belem on the Atlantic coast and it was an absolutely amazing trip. We did it on the hammock deck (you buy a hammock and sling it on the deck…) which is the cheapest way to do it, but so long as you don’t mind slumming it for a few days (4 days IIRC from Iquitos to Manaus) it’s ok.
Manaus itself is ok, but nothing special. There are a few things to see and do (this blog mentions some) but a couple of days is probably plenty. From there you’re looking at a long old flight to Uruguay though – probably with two changes in Brasilia and Sao Paulo…
Hope this helps!
DanDecember 19, 2013 at 7:28 am #38409
Dan – thanks for posting this – I’ve always wanted to boat from Iquitos down to the Atlantic Coast – hammock sounds great, I have no problem roughing it. Only thing I would be worried about would be getting bit by things that cause problems later – any problems with bugs when you did this trip? What time of year were you there?