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NORTH SOUTH AMERICA PLAN

WORK IN PROGRESS!

This is just a place I store my plans. Mainly because planning is not all, vacation is a big part of the gig.  And weather and general possibilities too. I wanted to see Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay and Paraguay while the Danish winter made Denmark so unsuitable for living.  Unfortunately, this central South American countries do receive the major part of their rain in this season, and roads might disrepair - along with the sun. Well, the western costal part of Peru is bone dry any time of year.

The major Plan B was the northern coast of the same continent.  For many years, I have been wanting to explore Guyana, and why not the countries around it? Here are the great Colombia, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname and Guiana.

Realising most of this vast area is only accessible by boat, I have tried to find the most astonishing nature, still within reach from the few roads, but I will also explore the interior by boats.
It turned out the weather, flights, border crossings and safety in Venezuela do cause some challenges. Apparently, the border between Venezuela and Guyana is sealed. The rainy season can make travelling in-between areas - and countries impossible, and I ended up with a bit of an odd plan, allowing me to travel at least some of the areas, in their drier seasons.
The facts:
Geography: Col  Ven  Tri  Guy  Sur  Gui
Dry months  1,2   all    2-3   2-3   2-3  8-(12)

I STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DRAW UP A PERFECT PLAN: WORK IN PROGRESS....

Plan A: Flight to Trinidad & Tobago and right on to Suriname to travel to Guiana and back through Suriname to Guyana. Back to Suriname to fly back to Trinidad & Tobago and a ferry to Venezuela to travel around, and into Columbia, and catch a flight home. Great, but only if I start in February - and I would like to avoid Denmark in December as well.

Plan B: Nov19-Mar1: Flight to Colombia (Return 6457, 15t, Paris/Amst.) See Colombia 20/11-13/12. Some rain.
Travel to Venezuela around 13 dec. See Venezuela 13/12-5/1
Flight to Trinidad & Tobago around 5 Jan. See Trinidad & Tobago 5/1-20/1 Some rain
Flight to Guyana Jan 12 (862 , 1,1t,)
Travel  Guyana, Suriname and Guiana till Feb28 (Guiana in the rain!)
Flight Suriname- Bogotá Feb28 (2902, 12t, Aruba)
Total: 10500 DKK in flights

Venezuela Caracas CCS
T&T Port of Spain POS
Suriname Paramaribo PBM

Plan C: Nov30-Feb28 Venezuela (return 8066, 15,5t, Paris). See Venezuela
Travel to Colombia Dec25. See Colombia and back in Venezuela.
Flight Venez-T&T See Trinidad & Tobago in  Some rain
Flight PoS-Suriname Jan1 (813, 1,5t) See Suriname, Guiana + Guyana  Some rain
Flight Suriname-Venezuela Feb28 (4050, 17t, Aruba+Panama)
Total: 14000 DKK in flights

Plan D: Nov30 Venezuela (single 8066, 15,5t, Paris). See Venezuela
Travel to Colombia Dec25. See Colombia and back in Venezuela.
Ferry Venez-T&T See Trinidad & Tobago in some rain
Flight PoS-Suriname Jan1 (813, 1,5t) See Suriname, Guiana + Guyana some rain
Flight Suriname-PoS
Total:

Plan E. Dec5 (Single 5863 Amsterdam)  Bogotá Colombia.
              Jan4 (Single  4024 Panama) Port of Spain
              1Feb (Return 815 direct) Suriname (+Guiana, Guyana)
              Feb28 Port of Spain
              Mar6 CPH (Tobago, Barbados, Frankfurt) 5172
             Total flight: 15.000

Plan F: Start with South Africa in December, then Plan E a month delayed and perhaps shortened a bit.