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Manaus by boat from Columbia

i realise this will have been covered a thousand times but looking for some up to date info.

In Columbia just now and considering getting to manuas with bike then riding south towards Sao paulo.

Any advice on how to get their. Is it possible to ride into the jungle then get a boat? What about the roads south of Manaus?

Not know much about up here as I wasn't planning on doing it this trip!!

Any help much appreciated. My target is Sao paulo by the 12 April. A serious challenge if I ride through the northern countries son looking at alternatives and trying to paid backtracking the way I have come!!
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Have you got a map? You have plenty of time to make it to Sao Paulo by any of various routes. No one here can speak to "backtracking" unless you tell us which way you've already been. What's more, it'll be difficult to suggest a route unless you say something about what sort of riding you like to do.

In particular: do you like red mud? Or would you rather stick to pavement? If the latter, you're not going to want to head south from Manaus.

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Sorry for the lack of confusion.

I've come up the coast of Peru and Ecuador on a KLR 650. I've basically got 3 options.....
Continue through Venezuala and east then south
Get myself onto the amazon and onto a boat to Manaus or even Belem
Return south through Ecuador and Peru.

My biggest problem is making up my mind!! Road conditions don't bother me, I'll ride what's in front of me.

I don't kow much info on the boat trip. Is it possible, from where in Columbia or Peru. Cost etc.

Just trying to put the feelers out to help make my mind up. The amazon would be my preferred choice (I think!)
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