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boating in to ecuador-carnet?

I know this topic has been exhausted, but i plan to ship my klr from panama to guayaquil and I would appreciate some clarification. Are the regulations the same for flying in and boating in? I read something about getting a letter from the embassy as proof of transit. Does this suffice? I plan to spend a few months in ecuador with friends, so time is not really of the essence, does this make it more possible? Does anybody know if the Pacific Agentship Panama, or Ecuadorian Line are still running? Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated.

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Hi Tim

We have two reports of shipments from Panama to Guayaquil (see link), with quite a bit of description of the customs clearance process in Ecuador. Dag Jenssen did the shipment by air, but did check on sea freight, and has a possible suggestion re Panalpina.

Continuing down to Ryan Wagner and Dan Koengeter's account of sea shipment on the same route, they used Pacific Agentship Panama (also called Ecuadorian Line) in Mar/April 2000, and contact details are listed.

If you have no shortage of time, then that will definitely help. And if your friends speak Spanish, they should be able to ease the process considerably.

Good luck, and please let us know how you go.

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having shipped my bike (together with a car and another bike in one container) and having heard of several mates who flew their bikes, i can say with absolute certainty that i would fly next time. why? far less hassle and the same price or cheaper.

the various spivs/wideboys/'proceedures'/'taxes' etc etc make getting the bike on its way in colon/panama (horrible) and retrieving it in guyaquil (IMO the toilet of the universe; even more than horrible) not very nice experiences.

contact riccardo rocco via the ecuador hu community for the latest details on bringing bikes into ecuador.

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