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Travelling by car/van through South America (Chile to Venezuela)

Car entry regulations in Colombia?
13 years ago, December 1st 2010 No: 1 Msg: #124040  
I'm planning on travelling to or through Colombia by car and I would like some 1st hand experience from people who have done this and know whether there are any issues. Is it or not allowed? Is there a hefty deposit fee to pay which will be returned? Reply to this

13 years ago, December 10th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #124544  
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Colombia is a great spot and I have been there two times. It is best to visit various interesting spots in Colombia by a car as it leads to a lot of time saving and comfort. In fact there are many car rental companies providing services at quite genuine rates. As per my previous experience I can refer you Pointcarhire and Hertz. These companies are covering a wide network of cities and they have nice variety of cars you can choose from. Presently Pointcarhire is offering very useful facilities included in the prices they offer like liability insurance, road assistance and collision damage waiver. Hope you will be able to find a good deal. Reply to this

13 years ago, December 10th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #124558  
Hi Lexi emill
Thanks for your reply...
Since we are planning to spend a few months (up to 5) travelling through SA (from south Chile to Colombia at least), we thought of getting ourselves a 2nd hand vehicle, a small van type which would at an extra cost give a whole lot more freedom. Besides the initial and fuel costs I was just wondering whether there would be any other specific issues or drawbacks with doing this trip via one's own vehicle. Things like multiple insurances needed here..., vehicle restrictions in these countries..., serious police corruption or danger off the main road in these..., etc. We would like to hear similar situation personal experiences and if there were any drawbacks, how to best tackle or avoid them.

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