INCLUDED IN OUR RATES
SERVICE INITIATES WITH RECEIVAL IN THE CITIES OF LETICIA, TABATINGA AND/OR SANTA ROSA AND ENDS WITH DELIVERY IN THE AFOREMENTIONED CITIES
1.0. Validity: As from the 2st. og April, 2.008 until the submittance of new rulings and/or conditions.
2.0 Supplies and services rendered (* = not necesarily included in all the quoted rates):
2.1. Receival of the guest(s)/visitor(s) at the airports or hotels of the aforementioned cities, acompanying them through the compulsory emigration process for Colombia/Peru and inmigration process for Brazilian authorities(*) (mandatory by law for all none-brasilian guest(s)/visitor(s). None fullfilling of this law may result in sanctions and fines, which run solely to the responsability/account of each affected guest/visitor) and all taxi-services from/to the cities from/to the river-port(s).
2.2. All requiered transports on water and on land from/to the departing places and from/to the Reserva Natural Palmari (*), as well as all activities and entertainment undertakings according to the chapter "Activities".
2.3. Full lodging and catering, including alcoholic beverages and others, according to the chapter "Lodging and catering".
2.4. Supply of eco-soap, eco-shampoo, bed- and hamocknettings, towels plus the usual bedclothing and linnen, hammocks and all implements according to the chapter "Lodging and catering". All requiered gear and equipment needed to acomplish the activities and entertainment undertakings according to the chapter "Activities". Not included are specialized sport-fishing gear, scuba and/or snorkeling gear, waterskiing gear and binoculars, which must be provided by the guest/visitor.
2.5. Attendance by the organization´s personell towards tidyness of the rooms and private bathrooms, catering & bar service at the areas of the restaurant, bar and terraces, as well as the supply of boat pilots, sport-fishing and guides, canoe and kayak rowers, as well as helping hands for any other requirement.
2.6 Presence of natural pools, "spa", natural sand beaches (low water season only), marked and un-marked trails, open lakes, oxbow lakes, wetlands and marshes, children´s playground, various table games and other facilities and installations, according to the chapter "Activities".
3.0 Money refunds will only be considered for withdrawl or changes made to a reservation in amounts of 50% for advisals before 10 days of initiation of the reservation, 25% during the mentioned 10 day period and no refunds will be made for "no-shows" and/or visitors deciding to leave the Reserva Natural Palmari prior to the end of the original reservation.
4.0 Should the incoming airline cancel the flight, the Reserva Natural Palmari will move forward the relevant reservation, as far as possible and without affecting other future reservations. Should the reservation be definitely cancelled, the Reserva Natural Palmari will refund 50% of the total reservation amount les taxes.
5.0 Visitors, which decide to shorten their stay at the Reserva Natural Palmari for any reason whatsoever will be transferred to Tabatinga/Leticia only if a transportation has been contracted priorly for that desired day and if it holds enough space for these additional visitors. Otherwise, the Reserva Natural Palmari will transport these visitors only to Atalaia do Norte from where they can contract their further transportation on their own account and risk.
6.0 Any service/topic/request not included in the present web page is to be understood as not integrated/not included in the services rendered by the Reserva Natural Palmari.
*The Reserva Natural Palmari is not responsable and will not reimburse any expense related to any loss/ theft or similar of personal objects belonging to our guests and/or accidents occurring during the stay at the Reserva Natural Palmari and/or sickness diagnosed during or after the visit to the Reserva Natural Palmari.
Getting to Leticia & Tabatinga & Santa Rosa
Flight connections from/to Leticia (Colombia), Bogotá D.C.(Colombia), Tabatinga(Brazil), Manaus(Brazil) and Iquitos(Perú)
Boat connections from/to Tabatinga (Brazil), Benjamin Constant (Brazil), Manaus (Brazil), Santa Rosa (Peru) and Iquitos (Peru)
Changes without prior notice are possible and unpredictable!
LETICIA / COLOMBIA (from Bogotá D.C.) by airplane:
AEROREPUBLICA S.A. (belonging to the "Continental-Copa" merger):
- Bogotá D.C. ("Eldorado" airport) 12:18°- 14:18° Leticia
- Leticia 14:48° - 16:48° Bogotá D.C. ("Eldorado" airport)
approximate cost of EUR 65.- per leg = EUR 125.- for both legs
- Bogotá D.C. ("Eldorado" airport) 10:25° - 12:15° LeticiaSunday+Monday+Tuesday+Wednesday+Thursday+Friday+Saturday
- Leticia 12:45° - 14:30° Bogotá D.C. ("Eldorado" airport )
TABATINGA / BRAZIL (from Manaus) by airplane:
RICO (belonging to the "Varig" merger):
approximate cost of EUR 220.- per leg = EUR 440.- for both legs
- Manaus 08:00° - 11:20° Tabatinga
- Tabatinga 11:40° - 14:00° Manaus
approximate cost of EUR 220.- per leg = EUR 440.- for both legs
- Manaus 11:00° - 16:00° Tabatinga
- Tabatinga 16:20° - 21:20° Manaus
SANTA ROSA / PERU (from Iquitos) by a fast boat:
approximate cost of EUR 50.- per leg = EUR 100.- for both legs
approximate cost of EUR 50.- per leg = EUR 100.- for both legs
- Iquitos 05:00° - 14:00° Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa 05:00° - 14:00° Iquitos
- Iquitos 05:00° - 14:00° Santa Rosa
- Santa Rosa 05:00° - 14:00° Iquitos
LETICIA / COLOMBIA (from Iquitos) by airplane:
On November 25th., 2.013 the airline ATSA - Aerotransporte S. A. - informs that it will carry out flights between these 2 cities =
Tels: (511) 5751702 & 5750885 & 5755032 & 5753641
Monday & Friday
Schedules and ticket prices still unknown up-to this date (25.11.2013)
Flight duration = 1 hour per each leg
Tabatinga & Benjamin Constant / BRAZIL (to Manaus) by ship:
Vessels travel each wednesday and saturday from Tabatinga (14:00°) and Benjamin Constant (19:00°) arriving on saturday and tuesday in Manaus (14:00°) / Approximate cost per leg is of EUR 55.- (Hammock); EUR 300.- (Cabin holding 3 single beds) and EUR 325.- (Luxury cabin)
Getting to The Reserva Natural Palmarí & Visitors Centre
HOW TO GET TO THE RESERVA NATURAL PALMARI FROM LETICIA AND/OR TABATINGA
THE SCENIC, PUBLIC & PRIVATE, FOLCLORISTICALLY LOCAL AND CHEAP WAY
After decending from your aircraft or leaving your hotel in Leticia you will have to settle your colombian emigration process at the “DAS/MIGRACION” border authority office (No expense charged) at the letician airport, then you hire a taxi to take you to the brazilian “POLICIA FEDERAL” border authority office on the Avenida da Amizade main road in Tabatinga to settle the brazilian inmigration process (No expense charged), after which you ask the taxi driver to take you to the floating quays at “La Fera” on the river shore of the Amazon river in Tabatinga (COST=LEG A); on the “Taxi do rio” floating quay you buy a ticket to the village of Benjamin Constant, wait there for the total passenger capacity of 9 to 12 passengers to gather and travel with said “taxi do rio – catraya” to Benjamin Constant, leg that will take approximately 30’ (COST=LEG B); after stepping from the “taxi do rio” speedboat in Benjamin Constant you walk up to the paved street where - after mentioning that your are bound to the village of Atalaia do Norte - you will meet various “moto-taxi” leaving when-ever you desire (COST=LEG C1), or you will meet a white VW van leaving when-ever the capacity of 6 or 8 passengers has gathered (COST=LEG C2), or you will meet various private taxis, which you can hire privately or shared with others, leaving when-ever you and the other passengers wish (COST=LEG C3), terrestrial leg taking approximately 40’; upon entering the village of Atalaia do Norte your transport conveyance must take you to “La Fera” neighbouring the shore of the Javari river where, at the end of the paved street or on the floating quay on the river, one uniformed member from our staff of guides or team of pilots will be expecting you – Of course, only given the fact that no later than 24° prior to your departure from Tabatinga you have arranged said receival & pick-up through our main offices in Bogotá D. C. and/or through our main administrator in Leticia/Tabatinga, Mr. EDWIN REALPE (Speaks only spanish & portuguese!) holding the celular telephone: 00-57-314-4683725 (!!!) – to receive your luggage and transfer you to our visitors centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari by one of our boats or “peques” (COST=LEG D), riverine leg that will take between 45’ and 2° depending on the limnological level and the transport conveyance.
- COST-LEG A: BRR 40.- / COP 40.000.- per taxi (4 passenger capacity = A higher occupation lowers the cost per passenger)
- COST-LEG B: BRR 20.- / COP 20.000.- per passenger carrying 1 piece of luggage
- COST-LEG C1: BRR 30.- / COP 30.000.- per moto-taxi = 1 passenger with 1 backpack on his shoulders
- COST-LEG C2: BRR 20.- / COP 20.000.- per passenger with 1 piece of luggage
- COST-LEG C3: BRR 80.- / COP 80.000.- per taxi (4 passenger capacity = A higher occupation lowers the cost per passenger)
- COST-LEG D: BRR 100.- / COP 100.000.- per passenger (Amount that has to be paid previously either together with the reservation and services granted by the Reserva Natural Palmari, or latest to our administrator in Leticia/Tabatinga)
Remember that the return trip departing from our visitors centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari to any which point on the given route will again demand payment of the same amounts as described
Rates up-dated on the 1st. of April, 2.015 – rates regarding public transportation may vary without prior notice
IMPORTANT: Regarding the transfer to/from the Reserva Natural Palmari as to acompanying and meeting by our staff at transfer points between Atalaia do Norte and Tabatinga/Leticia can NOT be de facto guaranteed.
Lodging & Catering
VISITORS CENTRE & ELECTRICITY & COMMUNICATION WITH THE EXTERIOUR WORLD
The lodges are slightly bigger than the rooms, each having its own private bathroom. The lodges/rooms are generally equiped with one double-bed plus 4 single beds. Each tworooms may be conected through an interiour door. In addition to this, we may accomodate up to 30 hammocks or 18 mattresses in the indigous "Maloka", which includes its own, multiple shower and bathroom facility, or up to 24 hammokcs or 16 mattresses in our "Enramada", which does not hold its own sanitary installation. Eventhough the presence of mosquitoes is reduced, they prefer the borders of the closed neo-tropical rainforest and mostly appear between 16:00° and 19:00° hours, all lodges, rooms and other constructions are fully sealed and we offer "Baking-made" mosquito-nets for each and every bed and hammock.
Each lodge/room carries dark curtains for visitors which prefer to sleep into the day as well as petrol lamps which shed light to the lodges/rooms and bathrooms. The bathrooms are equiped with a shower, a toilet and a handbasin, all rendering fresh, clean water 24 hours a day, and we urge our guests/visitors to only use the bio-degradable soap and shampoo handed out by the staff of the Reserva Natural Palmari at no cost. Each visitor will receive a clean, dry towell and each bed will be fully equiped with a semi-orthopedic matress, one protective sheet for the matress, one pillow per guest plus the full set of sheets and linnen for each bed or hammock. Each lodge offers a small front terrace with a view to the "Javarí" river and the possibility to place a hammock, a table and 2 beach chairs provided by the staff and to be returned, hopefully, clean and dry.
All constructions, rooms, lodges, restaurant and terraces are connected by means of wooden walk-ways covered by palm ceilings, elevated above the ground in order to avoid our guests walking on muddy, slippery and un-even terrain or getting wet.
Our visitors centre is the one in the region that offers the largest and highest watch-tower, its main frame and staircase built very sturdy in concrete; the viewing platform on-top is partially covered by a ceiiling and partially open to the sky allowing to place up to 4 hammocks under the ceiling, as well as two tables and 6 beach chairs in the open; the view over the "Javari" river and all three forest ecosystems - dry "terra firme", semi-flooded "varzea" and flooded "igapo" types of forest - is breathtaking including the possibility to see both sunrise and sunset due to a full 360° panoramic view.
The Reserva Natural Palmari owns a medium-sized power plant (120 V / 50 Hz / 2-flat plug and/or 2-flat-1-round plug) which may be used to charge batteries and electrical appliances, to shed moth-and-insect-free light to the areas of the restaurant and kitchen, as well as to enable an "IP" satelite signal offering the possibility to connect to the "Internet" in our "Wi-Fi" zone free of charge; in addition to this the Reserva Natural Palmari offers a "Comcel" celular phone connectivity from our watch-tower and main terrace without the need of "roaming" and also free of charge and the best phones regarding quality in connectivity are from the brand "Nokia", models # 6020 and # 1112.
MENU & BEVERAGES & TREATS & SPECIAL CULINARY REQUESTS
Lunch consists mostly of chicken (imported from Leticia), meat (imported from Leticia being veil, pig, lamb or beef ) or fish (fresh catch of the day) accompanied by rice, potatoes, manioc, beans, ahuyama or other. We will also serve fresh salads and prepared vegetables washed in purified water, also deserts according to the offerings of the season and market, as well as various types of cakes, cookies and other pastry produced in our natural-gas or clay oven.
Dinner will consist mayourly of light, international dishes like various kinds of pasta, mixed rice of various kinds, pizzas and spanish paellas, cold salads combined with cold-cuts and similars. Also, according to the luck of our local fishermen we may offer typical peruvian, colombian or brazilian "ceviches".
Any quantity of coffee, tea, fresh natural well-water and packed purified water will be served as long as the stock lasts as well as fresh fruit juices stirred in fresh natural well water. Canned soft-drinks and/or canned/bottled beer will be served also for free, as long as the stock lasts. Stronger alcoholic beverages can also be optained as long as the stock lasts and are represented by brazilian dark rum and brasilian "cachaza", last which is used to prepare our famous "Palmarinha".
During excursions or entertainment activities on water or on land our guides will offer free of charge cookies, chocolates, cake, fresh fruit, packed purified water, soft-drinks or beer in quantities as long as the stock lasts.
Vegetarians, diabetic guests or other guests that have a special diet or desires regarding their food should inform us in advance in order to give us time to provide our kitchen with the requiered products and modify our menu and recipies in time.
Getting to & Leaving from the Reserva Natural Palmarí
HOW TO GET TO LETICIA (COLOMBIA) AND/OR MARCO TABATINGA (BRAZIL) AND/OR BENJAMIN CONSTANT (BRAZIL) AND/OR SANTA ROSA (PERU) FROM THE RESERVA NATURAL PALMARI
The adventorous, “public”, scenic and cheap way
Decide your date and departure time according to the following information regarding transport time from the Reserva Natural Palmari to your choosen destination and then inform and agree with our main visitor´s centre administrator the relevant logistics; you should decide, inform and coordiante this at least one day prior to your departure date, so our people can coordinate in advance and get logistics settled and done without rush; our own boats from the visitors centre at the Reserva Natural Palmari to Atalaia do Norte will cost you COP 45.000.- / RBR 45.- / USD 25.- / EUR 20.- and will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes, depending on the water level, the type of boat or long-canoe and the outboard engine or “peque” engine appointed for that transfer. From the village of Atalaia do Norte you can choose between various options to get to Benjamin Constant: some days - not every day and lately very seldomly - leaves the "recreo" ship (only one per day, if any) for aprox. RBR 15.-, or a "moto-taxi" leaving any time you need it for approx. RBR 25.-, or a small van-like VW-bus (leaving every time the passenger carrying capacity is reached) for approx. RBR 15.-; the “recreo” ship taking aprox. 4 hours, the moto-taxi about 30 minutes and the VW-bus about 45 minutes to get to Benjamin Constant. From Benjamin Constant you take a "taxi do río - catraya" fast-boat (leaving every time the passenger carrying capacity is reached) for approx. RBR 15.- to get to Marco Tabatinga, which takes aprox. 40 minutes.
The Lucky way
Ask our main visitor´s centre administrator if any boat from the Reserva Natural Palmari is scheduled to leave on your planned departure date, bound all the way to Marco Tabatinga (passing Atalaia do Norte and Benjamin Constant on its way); you could get lucky and find out, that for only COP 85.000.- / RBR 85.- / USD 50.- / EUR 30.- that boat could take you all the way to Marco Tabatinga (taking aprox. 2 and ½ hours by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 5 hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine) or Benjamin Constant (taking aprox. 2 hours by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 4 hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine), or for only COP 45.000.- / RBR 45.- / USD 25.- / EUR 20.- to Atalaia do Norte (taking aprox. 45 minutes by means of a fibreglass/alumina boat or 1 hour 30 minutes hours by a wooden boat, depending also on the water level and choosen engine).
DO NOT FORGET !!!!
Once in Marco Tabatinga do not forget (!) to stamp your passport out of Brazil (“Policia Federal – PF – offices on the main road “Rua da Amizade” close to the military batallion) should you continue to travel into Colombia or Perú, and do not forget (!) to stamp your passport into Colombia (“Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad – DAS” offices inside the “Vásquez Cobo” airport in Leticia) or Perú (“Policia Nacional del Perú” offices in the village of Santa Rosa on the island in front of Leticia) prior to travelling further into these countries. In case of troubble or doubts, do not hesitate to contact our local main administrator in charge at Leticia and Tabatinga, FRANCISCO HIPOLITO “Polo” AVILA BARBOSA (speaking only spanish & portuguese) residing in Leticia at the Carrera 10A # 3-50 (Suburb El Porvenir) or answering to the phone 00-57-8592-4156 at home or to the celular phone 00-57-3-310-5690203.
Regarding the transfer to/from the Reserva Natural Palmari, acompanying and meeting by our staff at transfer points between Atalaia do Norte and Tabatinga/Leticia can NOT be de facto guaranteed.
SPECIALIZED “ALL RISKS” INSURANCE COVERAGE GRANTED BY “CHUBB” = FLOATING POLICY FOR EVENTS, EXCURSIONS AND TURISMO IN THE FIELD INSURING AGAINST ACCIDENTS AND SICKNESS”
The Grupo Travesías S.A.S. agency in Colombia has made special efforts in searching for an overall coverage designed specifically in respect to the needs and risks regarding minors and adults enjoying an excursion to the Reserva Natural Palmari in Brazil, granting them a full coverage and protection against accidents by means of a floating insurance coverage policy that we obtained from the insurance “CHUBB DE COLOMBIA COMPAÑIA DE SEGUROS S. A.” company through their “Special risks” department.
- Initiating at 0 hours on the 1st. day of travelling and until 24 hours on the last day of visiting us.
- During all and any transport legs in any of the ground, water and air transport conveyances.
- In any which location of any country in the world.
- Covering any minor in age, colombian or foreigner.
- Covering any adult, colombian or foreigner.
EVENTS AND IMBURSEMENT LIMITS:
The Grupo Travesías S.A.S. decided to contract a coverage granting the highest imbursement limits available:
- Accidental death up to COP$ 500’000.000.-
- Accidental dismemberment up to COP$ 500’000.000.-
- Total or partial disability due to an accident up to COP$ 500’000.000.-
- Medical re-imbursements due to an accident up to COP$ 10’000.000.
- Daily re-imbursement of hospital stay due to an accident or sickness up to COP$ 1'000.000.-
Included in the rates of all 3 service packages of the Reserva Natural Palmari – in other words, each visitor is insured without having to pay any additional expense.
ADVISING IN ORDER TO BE INCLUDED IN THE COVERAGE:
No need for any advising; each visitor is automatically included in the report for being included in the insurance coverage, send to the insurance company with a minimum of 2 days before the relevant guest is traveling to the Reserva Natural Palmari, all said as an internal routine administrative process fulfilled by the Grupo Travesías S.A.S. agency.
EXCLUSION FROM THE COVERAGE:
Impossible: The coverage is an inherent and compulsory part of the booking of each guest, is part of the basic conditions for travelling to the Reserva Natural Palmari and must be considered as an un-avoidable condition of the Grupo Travesías S.A.S. agency.
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS FOR COLOMBIAN CITIZENS:
Each colombian adult must be subscribed to an EPS or POS compulsory insurance coverage in valid state as to the dates of the guest´s visit to the Reserva Natural Palmari.