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Palenque to Tikal via moto; possible?

Hi all,
a couple of backpackers have told me that there si a road that goes from Palenque to Tikal directly. The only route is see on the map i have and on google earth is the road that follows the mexico-guatemala border. does anyone have any intel on where to cross over to Guatemala. I believe there is a boat crossing, but not sure if they handle motos.

advise would be appreciated,
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Hi Shridar
Yes it's possible, I've just a met a Canadian couple (last week) who put their GS1150 in a boat in Mexico at Frontera Corozal and went down river to the Guatemalan customs. Not only did they say it was easy, (though I saw the pictures of the bike after it was lifted in to the big canoe) they said the entrance into Guatemala was the most pleasant and polite border they've ever done, and they weren't charged. The officials spoke English too.
Beware though, they got severe food poisoning at the restaurant in Frontera!!
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