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From US to Argentina by Sea - possible?

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1. Posted by argie22 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

Hello everybody,
i'm so happy i found this place. I'm Argentinian, but living in the US right now. I'm going back home in May/June/July and was wondering if i could do it by sea. I'd like to have the chance to stop at ports in different countries and explore a little.
Does anybody have ANY idea of how i can do this? I did a search on the internet, but found it even possible? is it safe? am i better off contacting individuals who have boats and are doing the same trip?

2. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 11y

hola mariposa,
I dont think you will find a Freighter who takes passanger,and I doubt the would accept you because there are only man on this ships?!
You understand??
Why you dont take a ticket to Central America,travell down to Panama.check COPA Air for last minut flights to Cartagena/Colombia
or Quito/Ecuador and then go by bus down to Argentina?
You can stop where ever you like and it is inexpensiv.
sunny greetings,

3. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 11y

I looked into travelling by freighter meself a while back - it's possible to get to a lot of places but it works out pretty expensive. For USA - Argentina, look at this:

4. Posted by argie22 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

yes, i thought about the gender issues too on a freight ship. I've given up on that idea. Thanks for emntioning that bus is a good way to travel, i'm so new at this every piece of info helps tremendously.
Thanks! :)

5. Posted by argie22 (Budding Member 40 posts) 11y

Thanks magykal1!
it's is pretty expensive, i think i'll save that idea for some other time when money is not an issue (as if that's ever gonna
Thanks again,
:) Daniela.