Vehicle shipping

Panamax ships squeezing through the Panama Canal

Vehicle shipping across the Darien Gap

The entire network of roads in North, Central, and South America connect, except for a 50 km (30 miles) gap between Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap. The Darien Gap has been crossed a handful of times by international teams, but is now considered too dangerous to cross due to rebel groups.  We've got the lowdown on how to get you and your car across the Darien Gap. 

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Vehicle shipping (excluding the Darien Gap)

If you need to get your car to South America to start your trip, or you want to get your vehicle back to your home country after you're done with your traveling, this article has the information you're looking for.

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Traveling across the Darien Gap

Once you've finally gotten your vehicle shipping figured out (don't worry, you've done what might be the hardest part of your trip), you'll need to get yourself across the gap as well.  If you're short on time, you can fly, but if you've got some time, it's worth exploring the San Blas on sailboat as part of your ocean crossing.  Read more about the ships sailing across the Darien Gap in this article.

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Container Sharing

To meet up with other roadtrippers to share a container across the Darien Gap, check out the DTA forums.  And you might even make some friends on the way too.

Barwil Shipping Instructions

If you are going to use Barwil to ship from Panama Colombia, we have detailed instructions for shipping your car in Panama and picking it up in Colombia.

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