VISAS & VACCINES
VISAS: It is compulsory, that each and every visitor contacts the brazilian consultate in his city of origin in order to verify the requirement of a tourism visa depending on his citizenship, or check at this link:
In case such a tourism visa is required, the visitor must obtain it and carry it in his valid passport.
Colombian minors, which divavel without one of their parent, must carry two divavel permits (One regarding the emigration from Colombia and the other regarding the inmigration into Brazil), written in spanish, signed by both biological parents and stamped by public notary, plus the public notary birth certificate of the child attached to each divavel permit and one photocopy of each of the biological parents "cedula" attached to each of the two divavel permits.
WHAT TO TAKE
VISITS OF GROUPS HOLDING LESS THAN 24 GUESTS
- ONE bag, suitcase or bagpack, only
- TWO long-sleaved wears
- Powerful flashlight ( if possible a "hands free" flashlight) with NEW batteries
- "PMM" Insect repellent and skin protection from the sun
- Rubber boots and rain coat
- Canteen (or) fieldbottle (or) "Camelback" (Minimum holding capacity 2.5 Lt.)
- Binoculars and photo camera (hopefully mechanical)
- Valid passport
- Valid international yellow fever vaccination certificate
- Malaria prophylaxis is a free choice
- Colombian minors, which divavel without their parents, must carry two divavel permits, written in spanish, signed by both biological parents and stamped by public notary, plus the public notary birth certificate of the child and one photocopy of each of the biological parents "cedula" annexed to each divavel permit.
- Pocket money in the currencies of USD / RBR / COP
- Medium-sized padlock (Keep your locker and/or rucksack/suitcase containing your valuables properly shut when you leave your lodging premises!)
- Donations, as clothing, shoes, boots, children toys & games, basic medications, basic educational implements, fishing sdiving & hooks and similar things.
- Lighter or matches
WHAT NOT TO TAKE
- Jewelry and/or money in excess
- Preferred new clothing and personal effects
- Soap and shampoo
- Sound equipments, radios and/or similars
- Alcoholic beverages and halucinogenic drugs
- Firearms, other weapons, fishing nets and harpoons
- Spraycans and any other container holding pressurized products
ECO - REPELLENT “PALMARI MAGIC MIX”
PALMARI MAGIC MIX®
(Ingredients found in Colombia/ substitutes in other countries have to be investigated)
- Alcohol (span. "Alcohol")
- "Menticol" (span. "Menticol")
- "Nopikex" soap (span. "jabón Nopikex")
- Camphor (span. "Alcanfór")
- 10% "Eurax"(span. "loción Eurax al 10%")
- "Citronella" liquid essence
- "Johnson's"oil (span. "aceite Johnson´s")
Put equal amounts of Alcohol and “Menticol” in a blender, along with one bar of “Nopikex” soap, 6 camphor tablets, 30 cc. (aprox. 1 Ounce) Citronella essence and 2 tablespoons of 10% Eurax for each 250 ml. of alcohol/“Menticol”. Mix thoroughly and bottle in a manually working atomizer.
For sensitive/dry/female skin we suggest to add 3 tablespoons of "Johnson's" oil to the repellent.
How to use it
Before wearing your field clothing spray the mix all over it. Repeat the operation every 2 or 3 days.
Apply on exposed skin.
Apply on the edges of the bed, hammock and mosquito netting
Apply on insect stings
Apply 10% “Eurax” on the skin zones infested by “coloraditos” (“coloraditos” are tick-like mites, “shiggers” some english speaking people call them)
Sinking water level: Approximately from June until September
Lowest water level: Approximately September
Rising water level: Approximately from September until May
Highest water level: Approximately May
Difference between the lowest and highest water level is of approximately 14 meters
Maximum temperature in the shade: 34° Celsius
Minimum temperature in the shade: 20° Celsius
Maximum temperature in the open: 48° Celsius
Average temperature: Approximately 26° Celsius
Besides the aforementioned, during the months of May and June exists the possibility that the temperatures fall strongly, this due to the winter season in the southern zone of the continent bringing cold air northward. These abrupt changes in temperature last approximately 2 to 3 days and reach a low of approximately 15° Celsius.
The total rainfall averages approximately 3400 millimeters per year
Dry season: Approximately between June and September
The humidity averages approximately 92%
CAIPIRINHA "Palmarinha" ®
- 1 liter of CACHAÇA “Ypióca”o “Pirassununga”
- 40 medium-sized, juicy green lemons
- 6 ice trays
- Aprox. 250 grms. of fine-grain, white sugar
1) Crush half of the ice to a size slightly larger than “frapé”
2) Cut half of the lemons into quarts and avoid using the centre part of the lemons
3) Press juice out of the other half of the lemons
4) Pour the crushed ice, the lemon pieces, the lemon juice and the cachaça into a big jar
5) While stirring the mixture add sugar slowly until reaching the desired taste
6) Fill-up with the remaining ice cubes
7) Serve into wide, medium-height glasses and place a wooden spoon into each glass in order to enable the consumer to continue pressing juice from the lemon pieces.
If you live in a country like Colombia, where the selling and import of sugar cane liquor type “cachaça” is prohibited, we recommend you visit and enjoy a stay at the Reserva Natural Palmari and on your return take advantage of the “in-bond tax free” status of Tabatinga and Leticia, as well as the allowance to take 6 bottles of liquor back into Colombia with you as your “personal dosage” and be surprised as of how cheap the liquor in Tabatinga is, where you can find it available in any supermarket.
Orange, mandarine, pineapple (Liquify with a bit of water and sieve prior to adding), star fruit (Liquify with a bit of water and sieve prior to adding), melon, guanabana (Liquify with a bit of water prior to adding) or cupuaçú (Liquify with a bit of water prior to adding).
Other liquors that may replace cachaça:
White rum (“Caipiríssima”)