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Amazon Boat Journey

Logistical information on taking a boat trip on the Amazon

Note, this information is valid as of April 2016, I am sure as time passes, the schedules get more frequent and prices might get higher, but I hope the information remains reasonably relevant for future travellers. The route represented here… Continue Reading →

Day 618: I am reminded of the Trans-Siberian

QuickPeek: Boat Ride.

Amazon Journey Day 19 Being on the Amazon river had become familiar. There was a sense of sheer boredom, the landscape was monotonous, cramped quarters with lots of locals, strange etc… All this also accompanied with a sense of excitement… Continue Reading →

Day 619: The Amazon Boat journey comes to an end

QuickPeek: Boat Ride ends.

Amazon Journey Day 20 I was up early and it was before 6 AM. I walked about watching the sunrise and waited for the b’fast. I was second in line this time and got a good helping of the food… Continue Reading →

Day 617: Another day, another inspection

QuickPeek: Boat Ride.

Amazon Journey Day 18 There were may be 50 or 70 hammocks strung up in this space, and a few people decided to sleep in the lower deck with a bit more noise. We had decent spots and I had… Continue Reading →

Day 616: Disappointment at the docks

QuickPeek: Boat Ride.

Amazon journey day 17 Today was Saturday, the day when our boat heads out. It was scheduled for 3 pm departure and we were asked to show up at noon or so to get our cargo sorted out. We were… Continue Reading →

Days 612-615: Waiting in Tabatinga

QuickPeek: Relax days.

Amazon Journey Days 13-16 We had decided to stay in the small town of Tabatinga in the Brazil side of this cacophony and the first couple of days had been hot. The internet in the Amazonias is pretty much dial-up… Continue Reading →

Day 611: So long Peru, Hola Brasil!

QuickPeek: Boat Ride. Border Crossing.

Amazon Journey Day 12 Yesterday night the boat had a really long stop at a small town called Caballo Cocha. It was a strange one and we had a few hours to get off the boat and walk about. It… Continue Reading →

Day 610: I could voyage long on a boat like Maria

QuickPeek: Boat Ride.

Amazon Journey Day 11 Maria Fernanda II, the spiffy new boat we had taken was a serious upgrade indeed. After considering our options, we decided to take a cabin with 2 bunk beds. Hammocking was 70 soles for which they… Continue Reading →

Day 609: Hoping we get to Iquitos today

QuickPeek: Iquitos. Bike ride. Boat ride.

Amazon Journey Day 10 My legs were stiff and hurting and I couldn’t get a decent position on the hammock to relax them nor sleep. It was tossing and turning constantly and waiting for the night to be over, really…. Continue Reading →

Day 608: Little piggie goes for a swim

QuickPeek: Pig Tales. Boat Ride. Patience.

Amazon Journey Day 9 More of the same old, same old. The time on the cramped boat is an exercise in extreme patience and I have moved to a low power mode to just ride it out. There is no… Continue Reading →

Day 607: Newsflash – Pig gets away

QuickPeek: Pig Tales. Boat Ride

Amazon Journey Day 8 Today’s news in brief. Pig got out of the pen and wreaked havoc on the fore deck. People from all parts of the ship gathered to witness the recapture of the beast. After a bit of… Continue Reading →

Day 606: We get going towards Iquitos

QuickPeek: Boat Ride

Amazon Journey Day 7 I was up at 6 Am and checked out the toilets in the boat. Surprisingly it was cleaner than I had expected. I was also surprised that there was a lot of unloading activity on board…. Continue Reading →

Day 605: The boat discharge seems to take forever

QuickPeek: Waiting for Boat

Amazon Journey Day 6 So after a few days here, with nothing to do, things gotten slower. We had a bit of b’fast at Edgar’s, read a book, walk about and watch the boat stationary, head back to watch some… Continue Reading →

Day 604: The scheduled departure of the boat got postponed

QuickPeek: Waiting for Boat

Amazon Journey Day 5 I woke up at 7 and walked about, of course hoping the boat was still there. Well, it was and the cargo seemed to have been untouched, I met Ricardo who was walking about and chatted… Continue Reading →

Day 603: The boat to Iquitos shows up

QuickPeek: Waiting for Boat

Amazon Journey Day 4 It’s been a couple of days of waiting in Pantoja and we were told that the ‘big’ slow boat would show up, Out assurance was that people in the village are waiting for supplies and they… Continue Reading →

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