hi,i am planning to go to Brazil driving,me and a friend of mine,we are driving a 4x4 cherokee laredo and so far we are planning to leave the USA in this car only with GOD and whatever general knolodge we have about travel(spare tire,spare parts,medical kit,nextel,etc...the basic gear)if anybody done this trip or know somebody who have done it please i would aprecciate suggestions,opinions,etc...'cause we don't know what we are getting ourselves into as we are not experienced travellers.
Is it possible?Thank you all and GOD bless you all...
Any and all responses or comments are greatly appreciated.
I doubt you will be able to enter Brazil with your car.. Contact the abrazilian Consulate before you start your trip....
Also you will need a travel Visa to enter Brazil. They will not issue you one at the border. You must have one before you try and enter..
Sounds like a great trip. In El Salvador you won't have problems with parts or repairs all much cheaper than in the US. If you decide to give El Salvador a chance look me up, I live in a small colonial town called Suchitoto. Check out the site below for more information.
A trip like this certainly would be amazing, but can't be done without some detailed planning.
You will need to plan your route carefully, and do the necessary research when it comes to entry VISAS in various countries (Brazil for instance requires VISAS from U.S. citizens and you must apply for one via mail or possibly in person with the Brazilian Consulate) as well as the necessary paper work required to bring a car into most countries. It is my understanding you typically need a title, and in some cases you need to purchase insurance in the country you are driving through. But you need to do serious research, you don't want to just wing it because you will be turned away at the border when trying to enter a country without the proper paperwork.
Also bear in mind you won't be able to drive from Panama into Columbia due to the Darien Gap instability and lack of real roads. You will need to ship your vehicle from Panama to another part of Columbia, Ecuador or Venezuela. You will also want to be sure which areas of Columbia to avoid and which are relatively stable.
It would be a trip of a lifetime, I encourage you to pursue it but don't be lax with your research and planning.