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Old 12-22-2009, 08:12 PM   #61
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As far as I know, they just opened that border crossing with all services included. Both presidents met there and made a big inauguration event.

I´ll let you guys know when I find out more....
Great, let us know for sure, when you find out. That crossing would make a big difference in my comings and goings. Saludos
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Escape the Tundra: Tenth winter in Mexico and Guatemala 2009/2010
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Minnesota to Guatemala 2008/2009 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423949
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:08 PM   #62
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The border El Ceibo/ El Naranjo has all the facilities for a legal border crossing , including doing all the paperwork for your vehicle . There is a Banco Del Ejercito agencie on the Mexican side of the border .
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:28 PM   #63
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The border El Ceibo/ El Naranjo has all the facilities for a legal border crossing , including doing all the paperwork for your vehicle . There is a Banco Del Ejercito agencie on the Mexican side of the border .
Wow, that's great news GuateRider, muchas gracias. I'll be using this crossing this year for sure. Saludos, Eduardo
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Minnesota to Guatemala 2008/2009 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=423949
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Old 01-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #64
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Thanks everybody for a great thread. My Guatemala trip is ON!!! I will be leaving Reno Nevada on Feb 11th and need to be in GC on the 20th. It will be a fast trip down for a rendezvous with some friends and then a slow trip home, 5 weeks, through Belieze and the Yucatan,Baja too. I will use the info from here so, keep it coming, any tips and advice will be great
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:25 PM   #65
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Thanks everybody for a great thread. My Guatemala trip is ON!!! I will be leaving Reno Nevada on Feb 11th and need to be in GC on the 20th. It will be a fast trip down for a rendezvous with some friends and then a slow trip home, 5 weeks, through Belieze and the Yucatan,Baja too. I will use the info from here so, keep it coming, any tips and advice will be great
I should be in my village in late Feb., south of Tikal and north of the Rio Dulce, so keep in touch and maybe we can meet for some road stories.
Saludos y feliz viaje amigo, Eduardo
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:39 PM   #66
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I will give you a shout when i get down your way. Getting things ready to go just incase i can get out early. Thanks for the info, Scott
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #67
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Some recent photos from Guatemala

Checking out Pacayas new lava fields:








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Old 08-18-2010, 08:26 PM   #68
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[QUOTE=lunachick]Some recent photos from Guatemala

Checking out Pacayas new lava fields:




Lunachick, those are some very cool and unique pictures! I'm a big fan of volcanoes, lava and CRF 450s!

That's one way to be the first person to ever ride somewhere. Just wait for the lava to cool and make fresh tracks.

No problems with H2S gas? Safer to be on a bike than of foot?

Nice!

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Old 08-19-2010, 06:19 PM   #69
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My wife and I are going to be flying into Guatemala from Oct 7 to Oct 23. The primary reason is we are seeing a fertility clinic in Guatemala City. I am not sure what our schedule will be with the clinic. I think I will only be needed for one appointment. I think the wife will have 3 to 4.
I hope to see as much of the country as I can while I am there. It would be nice to see some by motorcycle. Is there any place to rent a motorcycle? A small one would be fine.
Is there anyone to ride with?
I would like to see Tikal and am facsinated with volcano's too.
Are cheap SIM cards and calling cards available there? If so, I will bring my unlocked phone.

I guess I am just looking for general advice and maybe people to meet.

Thanks,

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Old 08-19-2010, 06:40 PM   #70
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My wife and I are going to be flying into Guatemala from Oct 7 to Oct 23. The primary reason is we are seeing a fertility clinic in Guatemala City. I am not sure what our schedule will be with the clinic. I think I will only be needed for one appointment. I think the wife will have 3 to 4.
I hope to see as much of the country as I can while I am there. It would be nice to see some by motorcycle. Is there any place to rent a motorcycle? A small one would be fine.
Is there anyone to ride with?
I would like to see Tikal and am facsinated with volcano's too.
Are cheap SIM cards and calling cards available there? If so, I will bring my unlocked phone.

I guess I am just looking for general advice and maybe people to meet.

Thanks, steve
Steve: There are a couple of moto rental places in Antigua which is about 1/2 hr out of Guatemala City. One is alongside the Tanque La Unión park about 3 blocks from the parque central. They have smaller dual-sport bikes.
Ceiba Rents in Antigua, tel 7832.4168 www.ceibarent.com used to have bikes from KLR250's to a 750 Africa Twin to rent. Don't know if they still do that

SIM cards are about $7 or $8 USD. Unlike Mexico, cell phone calling rates are very cheap. I thinks they are 5˘ USD to call the US. Tigo & Movistar have some of the best coverage in the country.

Guatemala City is dangerous and ugly. You and your wife might want to stay in Antigua instead. Dan
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:13 AM   #71
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Steve: There are a couple of moto rental places in Antigua which is about 1/2 hr out of Guatemala City. One is alongside the Tanque La Unión park about 3 blocks from the parque central. They have smaller dual-sport bikes.
Ceiba Rents in Antigua, tel 7832.4168 www.ceibarent.com used to have bikes from KLR250's to a 750 Africa Twin to rent. Don't know if they still do that
Steve: This is Chris from CATours in Antigua. We are the shop that dtop1 referred to along Tanque de la Union. We have lots of great motorcycle tours to see the top sights in Guatemala! Feel free to contact me through ADV or our website if you're interested in more information.

here's a post from a fellow ADV rider that just passed through: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...7#post13795657

Steve is right that Ceibra is in Antigua as well, but just wanted to let everyone know that they do not rent motorcycles anymore, just scooters. Its mostly the same with us, with exceptions for long-term rentals with experienced riders.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:10 PM   #72
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My wife and I are going to be flying into Guatemala from Oct 7 to Oct 23. The primary reason is we are seeing a fertility clinic in Guatemala City. I am not sure what our schedule will be with the clinic. I think I will only be needed for one appointment. I think the wife will have 3 to 4.

I guess I am just looking for general advice and maybe people to meet.

Thanks,

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Old 12-29-2010, 08:13 AM   #73
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Just wanted to give a nod of thanks to CA Tours. The wife, dad-in-law, and I went out on a day tour with them yesterday and had an awesome time. Our guide, Dave, was great, the bikes were solid, and the riding a hoot. My sister-in-law has family in the area so we will definitely be returning for more adventure in the future. Highly reccomended.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:40 PM   #74
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Up to date information on route to Tikal

Hi all.

I am planning to ride from Guatemala City to Flores/El Remate and then on to Belize, but will to do it only if the roads are paved (or at least with very little dirt or gravel).
Somewhere I read that Cobán - Chisec - Sayaxche - Flores is paved and that although in bad shape most of the El Remate - Melchor de Mencos road is also paved.

Please, provide current information on this route, including the chain of towns that make it up.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 01-13-2012, 06:55 PM   #75
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Question Visa run to Mexico

Good evening forum.

I have to make a visa run next week. I am living and working in Xela and have normally renewed myself and my UK registered bike by paying the "arrangement fee" at the immigration office in La Mesilla

I have run out of extension boxes on the back of my temporary import papers so this time I will be actually be (rather than just appearing to) leaving the country.

I would like to arrange some insurance for the bike. Can anybody tell me is this possible in Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Mexico?

The quotes I am currently finding online are double what I paid when I entered Mexico from the USA some 15 months ago.

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