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Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

by sofiachavira Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

Im flying into Bogota by myself and wanted to know if anyone new of a bus or route to take to get to Iquitos Peru the cheapest way.

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  • Re: Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

    by sonuqazi Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 12:48 AM

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    Re: Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    Taking a boat is the only other way to get to Iquitos. It is the largest city in the world that is NOT connected to the outside world by road. It is as far inland as ocean going ships can move up the Amazon River. There are smaller boats that move downstream from the higher reaches of the Amazon too.

    From Bogata, this is not going to work. When we were there all air links were through Lima, Peru, which is what we did to get there.

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    Re: Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

    by davidjo Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    One way to get there is to find your way to Leticia which is still in Colombia, but is in an area where Colombia, Brazil and Peru meet. Near Leticia is a short walk to Tabatinga (Brazil) where boats leave every day or two for Iquitos. From Bogota to Leticia you may be able to get a flight from Bogota with Aero Republica.
    Check VT Leticia page---transport
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    Re: Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

    by davidjo Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 3:51 AM

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    Re: Cheapest way other than flying to get to Iquitos Peru from Bogota Colombia

    by the_dutchman Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    There is no way to get to Iquitos other than by air. Once in Peru you could get a boat from Pucallpa to Iquitos. Or as mentioned above, you can get a boat from Leticia,Columbia, but you first have to get there as well.

    Some of the buses you would have to take from Bogota to Leticia are local buses with very poor schedules and many of them are not really road worthy.

    The time element, the red tape, the transfers and the costs involved with the different modes of transportaion, would ruin your holiday adventure. Sometimes the cheapest mode can become the most expensive, this would be one of them. This is one time you should spend an extra $ and fly.

    Lan Airlines will get you from Bogota to Lima. In Lima there are several different airlines that will get you there for as little as $ 200.00U.S. I was just there in January.

    I have traveled S.A. extensively by bus and will therefore repeat, this is one time you should FLY.

    Gerry, The_Dutchman

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