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For the benefit of everyone dropping by the Brazil branch for the first time, please read this FAQ first. And I hope there can be some sort of way to moderate the thread to keep it updated and clean. I know there are some AWESOME regular contributors here who enjoy giving advice; I feel this thread can really help to condense the information available.

I'll go first, with some general thoughts from the South America FAQ. Many thank to Apollo for starting that thread and for a great idea…

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Hi LPers . . . I am assuming that one will be allowed only a certain limited amount of luggage when going on a jungle tour (as in we would not be able to take our large backpacks). I wondered what one does with our large backpacks while we go on these jungle tours? Does one lock it up in the hostel storage for the time one is away?

Also does one take all ones important documents like passport, money, credit cards with you when you go on the jungle tour or do you leave the important documents…

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Hi there

My daughter is trying to find a volunteer work to do this summer in Brazil and came up with this org. in Itacaré. http://www.etivdobrasil.org/

Does anybody know something about it?
Many thanks for any feedback

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Hi LPers:

My original plan was to do jungle tour from Manaus but then was advised though the choices may be a lot, it is quite commercial and they dont take you too deep into the jungle. It was suggested that I look into Tabatinga and Leticia.

As my latest Lonely Planet Brasil guide was stolen and my efforts to find an english version in Sao Paolo did not yield any results - I am a bit strapped for information regarding jungle tours from Tabatinga and Leticia. I am leaving tomorrow morning…

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Hi LPers:

Would anyone know if its possible to take a slow boat from Manaus to Tefe so that I can experience the hammock sleeping on the boat and also I belief this part of the boat journey is interesting. And then can I get off at Tefe and take the fast boat onward to Tabatinga?

Many thanks,
Mareena

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hi there LPers:

wondering if anyone can advise if going to Mamiraua is worth the money as it seems rather expensive. I am in two minds as to just do a jungle tour from Manaus and then get back to Manaus and continue on with a river boat to Tabatinga. Or I make my way to Tefe from Manaus and do the Mamiraua jungle tour and then from Tefe take a boat down to Tabatinga?

I have had a lot of feedback on LP chat of people doing the Manaus jungle tour but have not had any feedback from LPers that…

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Hi, we have reserved an apartment for 2 weeks in Salvador, in an area just east of Barra, near the Hotel Vila Galé, which I guess would be Ondina. We are travelling with a 1-1/2 year old baby, which would limit somewhat how adventurous we might get, although we have arranged for a local nanny to allow us to do things at night, and in general to give us more flexibility; nonetheless, we are assuming that everything will take perhaps twice as long with the baby (or we can do half as many things as…

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I have read many posts on TRIP-ADVISOR** regarding Buses Natal-Fortaleza, but we want to go the other way the first week of July. All the Bus websites show no availability Fortelaza-Natal, but then again, I read that Bus schedules are not posted until 30 days before departure...

Would we have any trouble booking a bus Fortaleza-Natal the first week of July? Should we wait and book on the ground when we get to Fortaleza?

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Dear fellow travellers,
in October i will make time to follow the Amazon.
But....i need your expertise:
Belem-Leticia (Bolivia)
or
Leticia-Belem

Is it worth to go for 6 days to Santa Elena (Venezula)?

Do you have suggestions?

Thank you for reading this topic.
Stefaan

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Bom dia,
On Friday I go to Salvador via plane.
I'm sure the cambios at the airport are a rip off! And then it's the weekend as I arrive late Friday night.
Where do you think over the weekend I can get a good rate for usd as well as during the week? The current rate to sell usd?
I will be staying in Rio Vermelho
Many thanks. Muito obrigado
Esteban