a VirtualTourist member from Riga asked on Aug 6, 2008
I will be in Colombia starting from September 15. I would also love to go to Leticia (jungle) and from there take a boat to go to Iquitos (Peru). Has anyone done it, is it a good idea? :)
My main concern is that Brazil for me is the only South American country for which I need visa and if go to Leticia (as far as I know it is a bordertown of Peru, Brazil and Colombia)could it be that I am asked to present Brazilian visa although I have no intention to go into Brazil (just stay in Leticia and then go to Peru).
It is a long time ago, i did this. Leticia is Columbian territory, so you dont need a visa from Brasil going there. As far as i know the only columbian custom post is at the airport (you will need a exitstamp), for continuing, boats companies apearently have offices in Tabatinga (Brasil, you might be able to go there without visa, but check first), but may be are leaving from Islandia (Peru).
You will need a hammock.
There might be a Dengue fever outbreak at the peruvian side!
If you go to Leticia don't miss out on urto narip`ño. I did the trip all the way up to marañon inPeru You neeed somtime three or mor ldays to wait for a ship`To Iquitos it might take 5 Days. To Manaus 10 days... But definitely go to San Augustin and Barichara.
You dont need a visa in Letica for tabitinga Brazil in fact you can come and go as often as you like We used to have colombian coffee in morning and party all night in tabitinga a short walk to the town.