Manaus is a humongous, concrete and modern city comparing to Leticia or Iquitos. It has nearly 1.7 million inhabitant and is the capital city of the state of Amazonas in northern Brazil. Manaus is a monster comparing to Leticia Amazonas and it’s really touristic. There are 2 different ways to travel from Tabatinga to Manaus: Ferry Boat and Plane.
Remember that boats or planes leaves from Tabatinga (Brasil) and it is just 5 minutes walking from Leticia Amazonas.
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Manaus (Peru), it’s located 1107 KM away from Leticia and the only transportation available are by boat or plane. The closest town from Leticia is Tabatinga and this is where you take the ferry or plane to Manaus.
There is only one company that flies to Brasil and it’s www.voeazul.com.br . It ‘s cheaper than speed boat prices and way faster.
The plane to Manaus flies at Tabatingas Airport and the only way to get there is by taxi.
This is the cheapest way to get there. There are few Ferries or Cargo Boats that goes to Manaus (Wednesday-Saturday). It takes 4 days on a hammock and they also have rooms.
The price is 200 Reais per person and it will include all meals starting from the first night (dinner). The meals are a lot of pasta, beans, calabreza (sausage), chicken and cassava.
My recommendation is to bring bags of 5 litters of water (You can buy it at Leticia, they come in a bag and the price is $1,700 COP). It departs from Tabatinga at 11:00. You will have to get to the boat at 9:30 Am to get a hammock space and always be in the upper floor.
Note: Those boats are not really secure, be aware of your belongings and have some ear plugs because it’s a lot of noise.
The boats go from Tabatinga Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am and the only way to get there is by ground transportation.
Note: Be early (9:30 AM) at Tabatinga’s Ferry Port, Get the amount of water you need on 5 littler water bags, At all times be with your luggage at the boat, have Reais (Brazilian Currency) and enjoy your ride.