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Tabatinga to Leticia (Colombian Border), Brazil - I Made It Back To Colombia

Brazil travel blog by a backpacker - February 2011 April 2016   » View Photoset (8 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for nearly 10yrs!
2016: Came through the Brazilian Amazon to get to Colombia from Rio de Janeiro. The Tabatinga passport office was closed when I arrived at
Brazil Photo - On a mototaxi from Tabatinga to cross the border into Colombia.
On a mototaxi from Tabatinga to cross the border into Colombia.
Tabatinga Airport in the evening. The passport office is about halfway between Tabatinga Airport and Leticia. The office hours are 8am-12pm and 2pm-6pm daily. I headed across the border to stay the night in Leticia and headed back to Tabatinga the next day in a mototaxi for my exit stamp from Brazil. When I went to the airport in Leticia later that day for a flight to Bogota, that is when I got my entry stamp into Colombia. Easy as pie!

2011: After traveling up the Amazon River for 6 days and nights from Manaus I arrived in Tabatinga so that I could get back to Colombia. The border crossing is extremely simple and straightforward. From the port of Tabatinga I walked for 5 or 6 minutes to the building of the Federal Police
Brazil Photo - In a mototaxi on the streets of Tabatinga.
In a mototaxi on the streets of Tabatinga.
or as it is called locally the Policia Federal. They stamped my passport for my exit stamp from Brazil and then I simply walked out to the street and waved down a mototaxi and he zipped me across the border to Leticia - Colombia. On the borderline stands the flags of Brazil and Colombia together. The ride took 5 minutes. I asked him to drop me at the DAS office in town, that is the Colombian passport control. They told me to get my passport entry stamp for Colombia at the airport the following day when I left Leticia at the DAS office there. The best place when you arrive at Leticia airport from elsewhere in Colombia is to get your exit stamp for Colombia at the airport NOT the office in town!

     

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Distances & times (if available) from about halfway from Tabatinga to Leticia (Colombian Border) (Brazil) to:


Map location: Tabatinga to Leticia (Colombian Border), Brazil. After 6 days and nights on a ferry from Manaus we arrived in Tabatinga. Time to cross the border on motorbike and get back to Colombia!
 A : Leticia - Colombia 24 kms 24 kms straight distance
 B : Iquitos - Peru 403 kms 403 kms straight distance
 C : Manaus to Tabatinga (Amazon River) - Brazil 563 kms 563 kms straight distance
 D : Iquitos to Santa Rosa - Peru 152 kms 152 kms straight distance
 E : Yurimaguas to Iquitos - Peru 565 kms 565 kms straight distance
 F : Pucallpa - Peru 715 kms 715 kms straight distance
 G : Tarapoto to Yurimaguas - Peru 735 kms 735 kms straight distance
 H : Tarapoto & Lamas - Peru 780 kms 780 kms straight distance
 I : Pucallpa to Tingo Maria - Peru 806 kms 806 kms straight distance
 J : Tingo Maria - Peru 898 kms 898 kms straight distance
 K : Tingo Maria to Tarapoto - Peru 904 kms 904 kms straight distance
 L : Chachapoyas - Peru 931 kms 931 kms straight distance
 M : Macas to Zamora - Ecuador 956 kms 956 kms straight distance
 N : Leymebamba to Celendin - Peru 964 kms 964 kms straight distance
 O : Tena - Ecuador 965 kms 965 kms straight distance
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


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