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Hi! Looking to cross overland from Brazil, what's the best way?
Posted August 26th, 2012 - 8:02 am from London, England
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Posted August 26th, 2012 - 12:00 pm by from Saint-Georges, French Guiana (Permalink)
Hi Patrizia

That's posible to go from Brazil to French Guyana by bus.
First, from Belem you have to take a boat to Macapa ( 24 hours travelling on the Amazon river). Then from Macapa you take a bus to go to Oyapoke which stand at the boarder. It takes about 12 hours by bus ( sometimes more! )to go there. Buses are going about 6pm, and you'll be in Oyapoke early in hen morning. Then from Oyapoke you just have to cross the river to go in Saint Georges in French Guyana (10 minutes by boat).
Enjoy your trip !
Laurent

Posted August 27th, 2012 - 10:14 am from London, England
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Posted August 26th, 2012 - 12:54 pm by from Remire-Montjoly, French Guiana (Permalink)
It is much much much easier and practical to fly from Belem to Cayenne but it is much more expensive also. It depends on the way you're traveling.. If you're traveling on a budget, forget about flying to French Guiana !

The bus from Macapa to Oyapoque can be hard depending on the time of the year you come (during the rainy season, that is from january to july approx., it can take up to 30 hours to make the trip !).

Good luck !

Posted August 27th, 2012 - 10:15 am from London, England
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Posted November 25th, 2012 - 4:03 am from Medellin, Colombia
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Posted November 25th, 2012 - 11:50 am by from Aberystwyth, Wales (Permalink)
Hey :)

St. Georges to Oiapoque is 5 euros or 10 reais
Oiapoque to Macapá by bus is 90 reais
Boat Macapá to Belém is around 120 reais

Hope it helps, have an amazing trip! If you want to know anything else, just let me know :)

Posted November 25th, 2012 - 5:31 pm from Medellin, Colombia
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Posted November 27th, 2012 - 9:33 pm by from Aberystwyth, Wales (Permalink)
No worries! Stop by when you are in St.Georges :)

Posted December 16th, 2013 - 5:21 pm by from Chambery, France (Permalink)
Hey!
I'm in Belem at the moment and planning to do the exact same trip on the beginning of January!
Let me know if you ever want to catch and see if we could coincide and do it together :)
Emilie