Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Nov 11, 2012 6:21 PM Last Post By: chris1953
Nov 10, 2012 12:16 PM
Any tips or suggestions are greatly appreciated!Hi I'm new here and recently got an itch to travel through South America. I have to hard-line plans formed, but basically want to just start from USA (I live) and continue on through Mexico, down through Central America, and on through South American until I reach Puerto Toro, Chile. Any comments or suggestions would be great thanks.
Nov 10, 2012 5:57 PM
1It's really hard to go from Panama to Colombia by land, because of the Darien Gap. Which is just an undeveloped jungle area in the south of Panama with no roads. There is a way possible, which involves taking a local flight from Panama City to a place called Puerto Obaldía, which has no roads. From there you get a local boat to a place on the Colombia border. The route is described on the Casa Viena (Cartagena) website: http://www.casaviena.com/overland-Colombia-Panama-Sapzuro-Capurgana.htm. I warn you, the airline they describe is no longer operating. I think another Panama airline has taken their place, but can't remember which one. I haven't tried this, but I'm hoping to when I go to Colombia this winter.
Nov 11, 2012 8:42 AM
Welcome to TT!
It seems you are unaware of the Darien Gap.
You can make it by surface transport from Panama to Colombia but it's not as easy as to take a bus. A user called Solohobo has described the options several times in the Central America branch (including an estimation of costs and times), you can look for them using the search feature on the upper right corner of this page.
BTW, the airline flying from Panama to Puerto Obaldia is Air Panama but be aware they don't fly daily and flights are usually full.
Nov 11, 2012 6:21 PM
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