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How to travel between Colombia and Panama (Page 3)

Food on board the Sacanagam © Craig FastTips for travelling the Darién Gap

Recommended boats
I travelled on Sacanagem with Capitan Federico Layolle (federico_layolle@yahoo.com.br) in January 2010. He was excellent: a good cook, enthusiastic host and experienced captain, although conditions were a little cramped.

Kuna Ayala (San Blas islands) © Craig Fast Other people have recommended Sailing Koala http://www.sailingkoala.com/ (recommended by Sonya Spry and Aaldrik Mulder; www.tour.tk; @tourdottk), and Metacomet, Stahlratte, Tango and Seedler (recommended by Nancy Sathre-Vogel; http://www.familyonbikes.org/).

Finally, be aware that this is still very much a budget traveller experience. None of the boats on offer cater for travellers used to a life of luxury.

Related features and images
Feature: 24 hours in Casco Viejo, Panama City
Images of Panama
Images of Colombia

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