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The Darien Gap: A Tale of Two Ports

Shipping Across the Darien Gap

When we started planning on driving the Pan-Am Highway, shipping across the Darien Gap was the most daunting obstacle.  Now that we have made it through the gauntlet, I wanted to share our experience and understanding of the entire process.

First off, let me just say that this process can be very easy if you are willing to spend about $300 on shipping agents on both sides (Panama and Cartagena).  With a shipping agent, they will take you around from place to place, and all you have to do is wait it out and sign documents.  It is very easy.  We opted for a shipping agent on the Panama side but decided to skip it on the Colombia side.  Looking back, it probably would have saved us quite a bit of time if we had a shipping agent on the Colombian side.

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