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Rideshare from Medellin, Colombia to Buenos Aires, Argentina

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1. Posted by jon.stanley7 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Hi! I am driving from Medellin, Colombia on the 27th of March and will be arriving in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 3rd of April. It is a quick trip and I could use another driver. I have room for up to 3 people and would negotiate a very low price.

Any takers? jonportal gmail

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 2y

Have you ever driven that route before?

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by jon.stanley7 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

I drove from Colorado to Medellin but no, I haven't done this route yet. I am quite confident in my capacity for the roads and the border crossings... Are you interested?

4. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 2y

No, not interested in the slightest. Trying to average between 800 km - 1,000 km day in South America is completely insane for my style of travel/driving - and I've done the Pan Amercian Highway twice (once both ways) so I'm not new to this.

By the way, my daily kilometre guesstimate is just that, a wild guess. I'm thinking you're around 7,000 km or so for that drive and only 8 days maximum to do it.

Can I assume you've worked out your route and my guesstimate is way off?

Cheers,
Terry

5. Posted by jon.stanley7 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

No, you're right. I am not really "new" to this either. Count the borders and note the conditions from Colorado to Colombia and you might figure I know what is entailed. I appreciate your post however and your vast experience. Perhaps if you were a rushed Argentine that needed a slight miracle, you might jump in the van... really not looking for a luxury cruiser, but one who needs to get from a to b.

Cheers

6. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru 2422 posts) 2y

Humping 'round the Darien Gap aside, driving from Colorado to Colombia is a cakewalk compared to Medellin to Buenos Aires.

Totally and easily doable though, it's just your time frame that's the bastard.

And I think a rushed Argentinian would simply hop on a $700 flight and be home the same day. I kinda doubt a weeks worth of fuel, hotels, meals, etc. will be much of a savings, especially considering what being stuck in a car for 12+ hours/day is worth to someone...

Good luck and have fun.

Cheers,
Terry

7. Posted by jon.stanley7 (Budding Member 4 posts) 2y

Well again, you're right amigo. However some travelers are strapped for cash and 700's a little steep. Again, the drive is insane and it's a thing I have to do. The drive shared is what I'm asking plus a few tanks of gas to whomever might jump on board. I only hope this posting reaches a person that wants to drive and needs to get to BA... Far from ideal for me or anyone else, it's clearly a quick trip that I wish I had more time for... Thanks for the well wishes... :)