VISAS & VACCINES
VISAS: It is compulsory, that each and every visitor contacts the brazilian consultate in his city of origin in order to verify the requirement of a tourism visa depending on his citizenship, or checks this aunder the following link:
In case such a tourism visa is required, the visitor must obtain it and carry it in his valid passport upon arrival.
WHAT TO TAKE
- One main luggage piece (bag, suitcase or hopefully a bagpack) and one "carry-on" smaller handluggage (hopefully a small "day-pack" rucksack) only
- Twolong-sleaved wears
- Hat or cap
- Powerful flashlight (if possible a "hands free" head-torch providing both white and red light) with NEW batteries
- Solar skin protecting sun lotion
- Rubber boots "Wellies" and rain coat
- Canteen (or) fieldbottle (or) "Camelback" (Minimum holding capacity 2.0 Lt.)
- Binoculars and photo camera
- Valid passport
- Malaria prophylaxis (personal choice)
- Pocket money in the following currencies: USD / EUR / BRL / COP
- Medium-sized padlock
- Donations, such as clothing, shoes, boots, children toys & games, basic medication, basic educational implements, fishing line & hooks and similar things.
WHAT NOT TO TAKE
- Jewelry and/or money in excess
- Preferred, new or preferred clothing and personal effects
- Soap, shampoo and insect repellent
- Sound equipments, radios and/or similars without earplugs or headphones
- Alcoholic beverages and halucinogenic drugs
- Firearms, other weapons, fishing nets and harpoons
- Spraycans and any other container holding pressurized products
ECO - REPELLENT “PALMARI MAGIC MIX”
PALMARI MAGIC MIX®
(Ingredients found in Colombia/ Substitutes in other countries have to be investigated)
- Alcohol (span. "Alcohol")
- "Menticol" (span. "Menticol")
- "Nopikex" soap (span. "jabón Nopikex")
- Camphor (span. "Alcanfór")
- 10% "Eurax" or "Crotamitón" (span. "loción Eurax al 10%" or "Crotamiton")
- "Citronella" liquid essence (span. "esencia de citronella")
- "Johnson's" oil (span. "aceite Johnson´s")
Where you can buy it:
In Colombia, the best place to buy the ingredients for this eco-insect-repellent is the "Rosas" pharmacy, which has quite a few subsidiaries in the country; be aware that this pharmacy even sells the ready-mixed final product having prepared it according to our recipe.
How to use it:
Before wearing your field clothing for the first time, spray the mix all over it. Repeat the operation every 2 or 3 days.
Apply on exposed skin.
Apply on the edges of the bed, hammock and mosquito netting
Apply on your sking that carries insect stings
Apply 10% “Eurax”/"Crotamitón" on the skin zones presenting insect stings after taking a late-evening shower before going to bed; it will reduce itching, will improve your night´s sleep and the insect stings will dissapear swiftly.
Sinking water level: Approximately from June/July until November/December
Lowest water level: Approximately in August
Rising water level: Approximately from Dezember/January until May/June
Highest water level: Approximately in May
The difference between the lowest and highest water level is of approximately 14 meters
Maximum temperature in the shade: 34° Celsius
Minimum temperature in the shade: 20° Celsius
Maximum temperature in the open: 48° Celsius
Average temperature: Approximately 26° Celsius
Besides the aforementioned, between the months of April and June exists the possibility that the temperatures fall strongly, this due to the winter season in the southern zone of the continent bringing cold air northward. These abrupt changes in temperature last approximately 2 to 3 days and reach a low of approximately 15° Celsius.
The total rainfall averages approximately 3400 millimeters per year
Dry season: Approximately between the beginning of June and the end of September
The humidity averages approximately 92%
CAIPIRINHA "Palmarinha" ®
- 1 liter of CACHAÇA
- 40 medium-sized, juicy green lemons
- 6 ice trays
- Aprox. 250 grms. of fine-grain, white sugar
1) Crush half of the ice to a size slightly larger than “frapé”
2) Cut half of the lemons into quarts and avoid using the centre part of the lemons
3) Press juice out of the other half of the lemons
4) Pour the crushed ice, the lemon pieces, the lemon juice and the cachaça into a big jar
5) While stirring the mixture add sugar slowly until reaching the desired taste
6) Fill-up with the remaining ice cubes
7) Serve into wide, medium-height glasses and place a wooden spoon into each glass in order to enable the consumer to continue pressing juice from the lemon pieces.
If you live in a country like Colombia, where the selling and import of sugar cane liquor type “cachaça” is prohibited, we recommend you visit and enjoy a stay at the Reserva Natural Palmari and on your return take advantage of the “in-bond tax free” status of Tabatinga and Leticia, as well as the allowance for each adult travellers to take 6 bottles of liquor back into Colombia with you as your “personal dosage” and be surprised as of how cheap the liquor in Tabatinga is, where you can find it available in any supermarket.
Orange, mandarine, pineapple (Liquify with a bit of water and sieve prior to adding), star fruit (Liquify with a bit of water and sieve prior to adding), melon, guanabana (Liquify with a bit of water prior to adding) or cupuaçú (Liquify with a bit of water prior to adding).
Other liquors that may replace cachaça:
White rum (“Caipiríssima”)