Tefé

Tefé is a town in Amazonas, Brazil. It is located about 525 km by air or 595 km by river to the west of Manaus on the south bank of the Solimões River (the upper Amazon), on the lake formed by the mouth of the Tefé River. It has a population of 61,453. Tefé is the major starting point for trips into the Mamiraua Reserve.

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Rio Tefé, viewed from the reserve

There are no roads into Tefé and the only access is by river boat or plane.

From Manaus, departing from Porto de Manaus – Estação Hidroviária do Amazonas (rua Taqueirinha nr. 25). Cost about 150 R$.

  • Fênix. About 1 day and 18 hours. Departs Tuesdays at 5:00 PM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (92) 99996-0004, (92) 99984-0044.
  • A Nunes II. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Tuesdays at 5:00 PM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (92) 99228-1616, (97) 99156-0668. Email: navioanunes@gmail.com
  • Leão de Judá. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Wednesdays at 5:00 PM. This boat is headed for Uarini (with stops in Codajás, Coari, Tefé, and Alvarães). Tel: (92) 99977-4021, (92) 99906-0022.
  • Comt. Severino Ferreira. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Thursdays at 11:00 PM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (92) 9320-9969, (92) 8217-6303.
  • Elyon Fernandes. About 3 days. Departs Thursdays at 11:00 AM. This boat is headed for Uarini (with stops in Codajás, Coari, Tefé, and Alvarães). Tel: (92) 8115-0000, (92) 8138-7777.
  • Monte Sinai. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Fridays at 10:00 AM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (97) 8104-5719, (92) 9252-1989.
  • Estrela de Davi. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Fridays at 5:00 PM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (92) 99401-3461, (92) 99268-6206.
  • Irmãos Miranda. About 1 day and 19 hours. Departs Sundays at 7:00 AM. With stops in Codajás, Coari e Tefé. Tel: (92) 99151-2942, (92) 99142-8608. Email: veronica_fac@hotmail.com

From Manaus, departing from Manaus Moderna – Terminal Ajato – Balsa Laranja (Av. Beira Rio).

  • Lancha Crystal I. About 14 hours. Departs Manaus Tuesdays at 6 AM and arrives in Tefé at 7:30 PM. Departs Tefé (returns to Manaus) Fridays at 5:00 AM. This boat is headed for Tabatinga (with stops). Costs about 300 R$.
  • Ajato 2000. About 12-14 hours. Departs Manaus Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturdays at 6 AM and arrives in Tefé at 2:00 PM. Departs Tefé (returns to Manaus) Wednesdays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Sundays. This boat is headed for Tabatinga (with stops in Codajás and Coari). Costs about 300 R$.
  • Madame Crys. About 15 hours. Departs Manaus Thursdays at 6 AM and arrives in Tefé at 9:00 PM. Departs Tefé (returns to Manaus) Sundays at 3:30 AM. This boat is headed for Tabatinga (with stops in Codajás, Coari, Tefé, Fonte Boa, Jutaí, Tonantins, Santo Antônio do Içá, Amaturá, São Paulo de Olivença, and Benjamin Constant). Costs about 230 R$.
  • Glória de Deus III. About 15 hours. Departs Manaus Fridays at 6 AM and arrives in Tefé at 9:00 PM. Departs Tefé (returns to Manaus) Mondays at 4:00 AM. This boat is headed for Tabatinga (with stops in Codajás, Coari, Tefé, Alvarães, Fonte Boa, Jutaí, Tonantins, Santo Antonio do Içá, Amaturá, São Paulo de Olivença, and Benjamin Constant). Costs about 280 R$.
  • [dead link]Cidade do Manaquiri. About 12 hours. Departs Manaus Sundays at 6 AM and arrives in Tefé at 7:30 PM. Departs Tefé (returns to Manaus) Wednesdays at 5:30 AM. This boat is headed for Tabatinga (with stops in Codajás, Coari, Tefé, Alvarães, Fonte Boa, Jutaí, Tonantins, Santo Antônio do Içá, Amaturá, São Paulo de Olivença and Benjamin Constant). Costs about 260 R$. (updated Aug 2016)

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