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Belem to Manaus boat info needed

Hi Guys ,

Looking for info about taking the bike and myself on the amazon river from Belem to Manaus and then go to Colombia , anyone has recent experience / price .

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hey i hv done this rout last year,I hv a friend in Belem who can help u ,call alex on this number his a traveller and he loves to help people there,91-81177486 or 91-32268266 call him and say carlos pezao gives u his phone number,his nice e ande helpfull guy.good lucky
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Thanks a lot I will call him as soon as I rech Brasil ( 3 weeks ) , by the way does he speak englis / spanish or just portuges
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Alex speaks some English but mostly Portuguese. He's a great guy and ridiculously helpful, and he's hosted many overland riders in addition to founding and supporting a local group which collects and distributes supplies to indigenous villages in the region. Alex also owns a bike repair shop, which can be very useful. Just don't expect him to show up when he says he will!

Worth noting: Alex does not buy or sell tickets. He has a friend, an agent, who he will get you connected with. Identical boat tickets are sometimes available more cheaply elsewhere. Ride down to the port and you'll have many, many offers to consider.

Say hello for me, too!

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I made the trip down several months ago (Hey Mark. Venezuela was just fine;-)

I suggest you get on the "Rondonia," the only flat hulled large catamaran. It's faster and loading a flat hulled boat is easy and safe. Bascially a river bus. I paid Rs$ 500 for my big bike, plus Rs$150 for an non-air conditioned hammock space for the 4 day trip.
Travel agent quoted me over Rs$ 1,000 just for the bike.

Go to the dock, find out when the boat arrives, then arrange to meet with the person in charge of cargo the day after it arrives. He usually sets up in the boat loading area.

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Thanks a lot for the info , I can already see this coming my way . The all idea seems great and fun .
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hey its me again if u come near a Brasil capital(Brasilia) call me at 61-82490478 Im 100 km from Brasilia,if u need any help in Brasil let me know coz we meet many helpfull people all over Brasil,they would love to help u.
Dont forget Im in Cristalina in state of Goias a 100kms of Brasilia-DF.
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Muito obrigado , I will if need be and if you come to Florida let me know I am just north of Miami
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Having got to Manaus by boat, anyone got any up to date info on the Manaus to Porto Velho ferry, in particular the ferry terminus at PV. I´m in Argentina at the moment heading for the Viedma meet and hope to be up north messing about in boats towards the end of the big holiday period i.e., back end of January. Any doing a similar route at a similar time? Ride safe.
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Subscribed because Im planning the same leg sometime in Mid 2012.

Is there a bad time to be in the amazon? I heard the rainy season might not be ideal. hmmmm
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Like the others mentioned, Alex at Moto Mania in Belem is extremely helpful and a super nice guy. He can hook you up with the people that sell the tickets for a boat trip.


For that matter, all the Brazilian moto riders I encountered during my trip were very nice folks and went way out of their way to help me with what I needed for my trip.

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Can of agree all brasilian rider I met were all cool and always ready to talk and share info if need be even help. but to say the true most of moto rider are like that .
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hey guys ,,when I pass inSd in porto velho i made some friends there and they are very helpfull ,if need help in Manaus,Porto velho ,belem let me know,I always in contact with them,they are very helpfull,my phone in brasil is 61-82490478 i live near a Brasilia,i will be here till end off january,carlos.
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hey Hendy if u need any help in south of Brasil let me know ,I know some guys in ,BAge,RS-Florianopolis,SC-Cascavel-PR,Foz do iguacu,PR.
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