A Guide on Getting your Exit – Entry Stamps in Santa Rosa (Peru)

By on 2014/10/08

Santa Rosa (Peru) is a small island located in the middle of the Amazon river, it’s in front of Leticia and Tabatinga. Nearly 1,000 people live in this island, has a lot of shops and it’s a one road town. In this island, you can take speed boat or ferries to Iquitos with different schedules. There is no road to get here, you have to take a boat from Tabatinga or Leticia and the price is $3,000 COP or R$ 3. Here, is where you do your entry – exit stamp in Peru.

Be careful, the guy who run this office some times travels and will get you stuck without the stamp. Always ask him if he is going to be the day you need the stamp.

More information on how to get to Santa Rosa from Leticia or Tabatinga, click here.

Santa Rosa Amazonas Island

Santa Rosa Amazonas Island

Getting your Peruvian exit stamp in Santa Rosa (Peru) arriving from Iquitos (Peru) on boat

There are two ways to arrive to Santa Rosa from Iquitos, one by fast boat and the other in slow boat. This are detail information deppending on the high or low water Amazon River season due to the access. This is completly free, no cost or need help of a person charging you money.

Getting your Peruvian entry stamp in Santa Rosa (Peru) arriving from Leticia (Colombia) or Tabatinga (Brasil)

There is only one way to arrive to Santa Rosa from Leticia and Tabatinga, by boat. The normal price for the boat drive is $3,000 COP or $3 Reais. We recommend to do this from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Make sure you did the exit stamp from Colombia or Brasil. 

More information on how to get to Santa Rosa from Leticia or Tabatinga, click here.

Get to the Peruvian Immigration office in Santa Rosa – Low water season (End of July – Feb)

On this season, the island is not covered by water. You can take a tuk tuk that can take you to in front of the immigration office or walk. The immigration office is just next to a well known restaurant, Las Brisas del Amazonas. The price is $2 reais per person.

Get to the Peruvian Immigration office in Santa Rosa – High water season (End of Feb – July)

This season, the island is covered by water. You have to see how much water there is and ask for a canoe ride. Be careful with your passport or papers getting wet, have a zip bag. The immigration office is just next to a well known restaurant, Las Brisas del Amazonas.

Recommendations

  • There are some people willing to help you, dont get trick because they want money. This procedure doesnt have any cost, dont get fool.
  • Have a rain cover or zip bags, just in case if it rains.
  • If it’s too late, dont worry. You can come the next day and do this procedure.
  • If you do exit stamp in Peru, you have less than 24 hr to do an entry stamp in Colombia or Brasil. If you take longer than 24 hour, you will have a 400 USD fine.
Santa Rosa Immigration Map

Santa Rosa Immigration Map

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About Sergio Rojas

I am a local tour guide in Leticia Amazonas. I work with several native communities organizing community based tours so natives can get involve in tourism. My tours will be held on the most remote and exotic places in the Colombian Amazon Basin with the best standards. My Personal Site, Google+, Facebook & Twitter.