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Shipping bike from Costa Rica to Colombia across Gap?
I'm in planning mode for an upcoming South America trip from Chicago and am trying to see what all my options are regarding which countries to visit and how to get across from Central America to South America.
I know the usual thing to do is air-freight the bikes from Panama City to either Bogota or Quito, but me being an Indian citizen (working here in the US), I need a tourist visa for most every country I visit and a usual visa costs around $30 - $40. Costa Rica is free for me, but a visa for Panama costs $85! And can you believe a tourist visa to Ecuador costs $230! Sounds like an awesome country to ride through and visit, but that's too high a price.
I'm trying to see if there's a way to get the bikes from Costa Rica to Colombia somewhere. Is flying an option or are there some cargo boats that go that way. I wouldn't mind spending a few days on a boat, if it's much cheaper.
Seeing that it costs around $600 to air-freight from Panama to Colombia, if the Costa Rica to Colombia option isn't much cheaper, I'll probably just do Panama then.
At that time I tried to ship from Panama to COlombia but could only get a boat (literally a banana boat) to take myself and my pillion form Colon to the San Blas Islands. We spent a week in San Blas trying to get a boat down to Colombia but nothing was happening so I ended up shipping back to Panama.
Back in Panama City I went to the local airport to crate up the CX to airfreight and managed to find an airline that was prepared to lease me the tail section in the back of their cargo 707 (i.e. the v-section at the back of the cabin where it tapers and pallets canot be loaded).
I ended up "riding" the bike on the scissor lift (scary as all hell when the scissor lift is all rollers with nothing to stop you rolling over the edge) and into the cabin then down the the end of the fuselage.
Upon talking to the pilot he offered us jump seats behind the cockpit for $50 which went directly into his pocket. So our total outlay was only $250 for a bike and 2 passengers, and no need for a crate either, and the only complaint was from my pillion regarding the lack of meals on the flight.
If I remember correctly Vagamoto shipped from CR to Colombia 2 years ago air freight and it was expensive
much cheaper, if you call it cheap, from Panama
I can recommend Stahlratte i took them 2 years ago now about 900 smackers
for bike and rider but great food, huge ship, good fun
all other accounts seem to lead to copa or girag outa Panama for about 800+ for bike and 300 for airfare
theres some new postings for banana boats from Panama to Colombia over on advrider for about $450 all in
J now demoted to CGL125 putt putt ,gack, muerto...........
...but where is it, not in Panama or Columbia it seems !!!
I'm waiting to see if it happens tho, down here in so mexico - and I hope so cuz I can't afford the other 2 of 3 options...may have to take a smugglers ride down if the ferry never shows.
J demoted to cgl125
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