Originally Posted by Bjorn
I'm currently in Australia and in the process of arranging shipping to S-America. Options are either Santiago or Buenos Aires.
I spoke to a cargo agent in Melbourne. Apparently, Santiago takes longer to ship than Buenos Aires.
But I heard Buenos Aires can be a headache to get the bike out of the harbour.
I've got a valid Carnet de Passage if this helps.
What are your experiences with shipping to Buenos Aires & getting the bike out? (Time involved/costs/...)
My advice is ship into Buenos Aires and contact Javier & Sandra at Dakar Motos !!
He is the hubb for motorcycle travellers in Buenos Aires where you will meet loads of bikers from around the world on similar trips..
Sandy does customs clearance... She got my bike out of the box, all paperwork done, customs cleared and on the road in under 4 hours ! yes, FOUR HOURS ! It can take a week if you do it yourself..
She charges about $150 USD and its worth every cent !!
PM me if you want the details... Ted
P.S. Carnet is not required or even recognised in South America.
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