Jennifer wrote:Contact this guy in Tacna, Juan Carlos 952384572.
He'll meet you at the airport/bus terminal and take you through the borders. He'll do all your paperwork too.
He's knows almost all the people behind the desks at immigrations both on the peruvian and chilean side and will get you back in with the max visa for a small propina (tip).
Last time i went, we even gave one of them a lift back to the city as his shift had just finished. The border is about 20 mins outside the city of Tacna.
Just wondering, does this guy speak any english? I am learning spanish slowly but I'm very very weak so I'm wondering if its worth calling ahead or just bump around in tacna til i can get it right (my first instanct) lolAlso
My girlfriend has a Aunt in Rio Branco Brazil and says she crosses into Peru and visits lima super cheap (we are in the process of verifying details). So I am considering flying close to the border there (not sure where yet but supposedly there is a way) then crossing by boat? (I think). Why is it no one does this? It seems like an interesting option but i never hear it mentioned...is there a reason for this? How many ways should I expect to suffer if i try this lol? Oh i should mention i am Canadian as I don't believe i have to pay for a visa in Brazil.....
Tumbes crossing would be so much nicer this time of year to spend a day or two hanging out...why do people prefer Tacna so much over tumbes? Is it just because you'll have to go through an extra hour of pain due to disorganization?