Crossing the Darien Gap - part I: leaving Panama mainland
Here is part I: leaving Panama mainland
Mode of transport:
Stahlratte (transports people, motorbikes, hacks
and for dogs, please check with the captain) www.stahlratte.de
We booked our journey a few months earlier and it started on 17.
September 2015 from Carti (San Blas), Panama and ended on 20. September
2015 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Border formalities leaving Panama:
Honestly no idea. We gave our
passports, bike papers and Panama temporary import permit to the
captain and he took care of all stuff at the Panama side. No
Hotel El Porvenir (important for folks with own vehicle):
The hotel would have costed 20USD/person +
watertaxi 10USD/person/ride, so a total of 80USD for two persons. No
info if there would be additional charges for dogs. We asked whether
we can camping and it was ok for 5USD/person (so a total of 50USD
for two persons incl. shower and toilet). I am not sure whether this
was an exception or whether camping is commonly ok.
SilberWolf waiting to be loaded on board of Stahlratte
All the sudden I had this baby in my arms :D (picture taken by Mike)
Hotel El Porvenir on the island El Porvenir...
and the island even has a landing strip. We got let Peto free because he could not run away neither chase any motos or bicycles or such :)
Camping in the Carribean
Peto's first night in the tent and what a night it was...
Cool dugout canoe
Our tracks in Panama (690km)
That also concludes Central America track (3500km)
Great Video! A new leg of your Adventure has begun....Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete