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HOW TO GET TO LETICIA (COLOMBIA) AND/OR MARCO TABATINGA (BRAZIL) AND/OR BENJAMIN CONSTANT (BRAZIL) AND/OR SANTA ROSA (PERU) FROM THE RESERVA NATURAL PALMARI
 

The adventorous, “public”, scenic and cheap way

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Decide your date and departure time according to the following information regarding transport time from the Reserva Natural Palmari to your choosen destination and then inform and agree with our main visitor´s centre administrator the relevant logistics; you should decide, inform and coordiante this at least one day prior to your departure date, so our people can coordinate in advance and get logistics settled and done without rush; our own boats from the visitors centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari to Atalaia do Norte will cost you COP 45.000.- / RBR 45.- / USD 25.- / EUR 20.- and will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on the water level, the type of boat or long-canoe and the outboard engine or “peque” engine appointed for that transfer. From the village of Atalaia do Norte you can choose between various options to get to Benjamin Constant: some days - not every day and lately very seldomly - leaves the "recreo" ship (only one per day, if any) for aprox. RBR 15.-, or a "moto-taxi" leaving any time you need it for approx. RBR 25.-, or a small van-like VW-bus (leaving every time the passenger carrying capacity is reached) for approx. RBR 15.-; the “recreo” ship taking aprox. 4 hours, the moto-taxi about 30 minutes and the VW-bus about 45 minutes to get to Benjamin Constant. From Benjamin Constant you take a "taxi do río - catraya" fast-boat (leaving every time the passenger carrying capacity is reached) for approx. RBR 15.- to get to Marco Tabatinga, which takes aprox. 40 minutes.

The lucky way

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Ask our main visitor´s centre administrator if any boat from the Reserva Natural Palmari is scheduled to leave on your planned departure date, bound all the way to Marco Tabatinga (passing Atalaia do Norte and Benjamin Constant on its way); you could get lucky and find out, that for only COP 85.000.- / RBR 85.- / USD 50.- / EUR 30.- that boat could take you all the way to Marco Tabatinga (taking aprox. 2 and ½ hours by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 5 hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine) or Benjamin Constant (taking aprox. 2 hours by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 4 hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine), or for only COP 45.000.- / RBR 45.- / USD 25.- / EUR 20.- to Atalaia do Norte (taking aprox. 45 minutes by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 1 hour 30 minutes hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine).
DO NOT FORGET !!!!
Once in Marco Tabatinga do not forget (!) to stamp your passport out of Brazil (“Policia Federal – PF – offices on the main road “Rua da Amizade” close to the military batallion) should you continue to travel into Colombia or Perú, and do not forget (!) to stamp your passport into Colombia (“Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad – DAS” offices inside the “Vásquez Cobo” airport in Leticia) or Perú (“Policia Nacional del Perú” offices in the village of Santa Rosa on the island in front of Leticia) prior to travelling further into these countries. In case of troubble or doubts, do not hesitate to contact our local main administrator in charge at Leticia and Tabatinga, FRANCISCO HIPOLITO “Polo” AVILA BARBOSA (speaking only spanish & portuguese) residing in Leticia at the Carrera 10A # 3-50 (Suburb El Porvenir) or answering to the phone 00-57-8592-4156 at home or to the celular phone 00-57-3-310-5690203
 
IMPORTANT !!!!
Regarding the transfer to/from the Reserva Natural Palmari, acompanying and meeting by our staff at transfer points between Atalaia do Norte and Tabatinga/Leticia can NOT be de facto guaranteed.
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