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Old 11 Nov 2005
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Boarder between Pelenque Mex and Flores Tikal Guad area??

What I need to know is there a boarder that crosses in to Guadamala from Palenque Mexico in to Flores Tikal area? it would be nice from this area if its possible.

If so can you bring a motorcycle across doing the paper work from this crossing...its a Canadian bike.

Thanks for any in fo....John.
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Yes, there are border crossing over the river.

This is funny because I was just re-researching this today.

There's info from a rider on this site from 2004 that you can get via a search.

I'm planning to do one of these Mex/Guat crossings in Dec.

There's also info if you Google it.

Sounds neat...

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Thanks for the info.

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For a motorcyclist there is no practical border crossing into Guatemala near Palenque.Sorry. There are points to cross the Rio Ucumacinta, but these are all via boats not well suited to carrying vehicles and these are used mostly by backpacking tourists and locals with no cars ,etc. The closest such crossing is at Frontera Corozal (aka Fta. Echeverria) which is 174km south of Palenque via highway Mex 307 which parallels the Guatemala border all the way south and west to La Trinitaria which is on the Pan-american highway Mex190. At Fta.Corozal there was no customs facility in 2003, this would require all Mex. paperwork to be done in Palenque or Villa Hermosa-- a real annoyance and bother esp. if you decide not to cross after all. Then on the GT-side in Cooperativa Bethel they are also unlikely to be able to handle all the particulars of importing a bike temporarily.The gravel road does go from there to Flores ,etc.
Your best bet is to follow Mex 307, it is a great route, all paved , with lots of possible side excursions in Mexico, visit Bonampak ruins, ,Lagos de Montebello Park etc. Hotels (cheap)in Fta.Corozal, Benemerito de las Americas,Tziscao ; Gas available en route no problem.Then enter GT via the Panam at Cd Cuauhtemoc, and if you have your mind set on doing gravel , then you can pick up highway 7W from Huehuetenango east to Sacapulas, S.Cristobal Verapaz and to Coban and points north or all the way east on 7E to Rio Dulce and paved highway CA 13 north back to Flores and Tikal then to Belize
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Is it possible for a bike to cross from El Pedregal, Mexico to El Naranjo, Guatemala? They are located almost due east of Palenque on the way to Flores.
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Cameron, I know which potential crossing point you mean, but I haven't checked it out personally yet.The closest I have been to it was Tenosique at the end of Mex 203 . The only information I have is speculative from what I have found in my Quimera Mexico Road Guide (second edition,2002, ISBN 968-7811-16-1)which shows a marker for a border crossing point connecting the secondary,improved ,road from Tenosique, south of the Rio San Pedro, to the track which goes to La Pita GT which is south of El Naranjo,GT. about10km. Pedregal is shown as north of the Rio S.P. accessible by a different road only .Then my aged official Guatemala fold out road map of 1996 shows no road to the border but does show the all-weather road from El Naranjo to La Libertad and thence Flores.My Guia Roji atlas(ISBN 970-621-368-6) tenth edition 2003,shows nothing of use for GT but does show the road from Tenosique as gravel and ending at La Estrella within sight of the border. As yet I have been unable to locate a website of the Mexican government that might give details to any of the border crossing customs points (Aduana) . The question is still if there is an actual officially manned entry/exit facility for road traffic , and open what hours?
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From the info I remember, there are 3 established river crossings in that area.

Frontera, Benemerica and one up in Campeche that goes up the river for a ways into Guat.

My goal is to do the Frontera crossing in Dec...or learn why it can't be done with moto.
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Thanks Sjoerd,

Ill take the Panam crossing like you mentioned.

Cheers JV.
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Take the Panamerican Highway through Ciudad Cuathemoc / La Mesilla border. What type of bike are you riding on?
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I crossed from Guatemala into Mexico and had no problems, but that was 3 years ago. The other side around i don't know, but give it a dry! The road from Palenque to the boarder is good and it is not to far! But bargain hard for the price to cross the river with a boat!
There are many lanchas around and they will take you! There is a short option just across the river, but steep up the other side you might not make it without flipping back down, but the other option is to go about 5km down the river and there it is easy to leave the boat and the immigration office from Guatemala is there as well!

Good Luck, Appie!
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Looking for anymore info on this crossing from Guat to Mex. Fta. Corozal to Palanque as is the shortest route. Adjuana office on both the Mex. and Guat side? Cost of the boat to cross the river? thanxs, Jason
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Originally posted by jason.sarach:
Looking for anymore info on this crossing from Guat to Mex. Fta. Corozal to Palanque as is the shortest route. Adjuana office on both the Mex. and Guat side? Cost of the boat to cross the river? thanxs, Jason
I'll be there in about 2 weeks and will report back.

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Lone Rider,

I will be there about two weeks after you.
Looking forward to your report!

Mike.
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In 1993, I put my KLR650 on a small boat at Tenosique and floated down the river to El Naranjo, where they were able to process my bike and I was able to ride to San Benito/Flores.

I can't give any more up to date info than that, though.
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I did the same crossing as Albert, two years ago and had no problems. Had to stamp out in Bethel. Never went in that way though, would be interested in hearing from someone that did.
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