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Travelling by cargo ship (mostly container but also bulk or ro-ro, never heard anything about travelling on a tanker, presumably for safety reasons) is totally a thing. More info and links to specific agents can be found in previous questions tagged “freighter travel”. Many websites advertise specific journeys but you can always contact an agent and see what ...


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It's possible to travel on cargo ships, though I'm not sure how practical it is. There are certainly container ships sailing backwards and forwards between the west coast of the US and Japan (and China and other parts of east Asia). See, for example, this question.


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Many cruise lines offer transpacific routes. Here is one I found via Google (cruise Vancouver Japan) link If you want to travel regularly, this would not be the best option due to the limited number of ships making that route, but for a one-time trip, it seems reasonable.


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There's a Metasearch for cruise ships including all costs. You can do a search by region or from region A to region B. Searching California to Asia for the rest of the year it only shows 2 cruises departing for Tokyo from Vancouver, both in September, 14 days ~$1000 with cruise line Celebrity ...


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Not a terribly practical suggestion, perhaps, but one British woman has rowed solo from Japan to Alaska.


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Yes you can drive between Barrow and Prudhoe Bay with proper permits. See below. 11/16/2015 www.adn.com Arnie Arey and his specially outfitted truck, pictured here with other vehicles, haul newly purchased trucks and other cargo by sled, hundreds of miles along the snow and ice between Prudhoe Bay and Barrow, providing a winter link to the state's road ...


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If you want to avoid going through Russia, that's a unique challenge. You can try the Turkey-Iran-Pakistan-India route as described https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Istanbul_to_New_Delhi_over_land here. It's very detailed; your challenges might be getting the right visas and the Iran-Pakistan border. Or you can take a more northern route. Let's look at the ...


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I also googled and http://www.freighter-travel.com/travel-itineraries.html lists what you are asking for, it says 1000 eur. Try googling simply cargo ship travel to Japan. Also see http://www.travltips.com/cruises/freighter/fareast.php


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Currently, no. There is no road connecting the two countries. Briefly and recently, a ferry ran between Panama and Colombia. However, it seems it is no longer available: Their Facebook page is empty, their website is suspended. Outdated information at Wikioverland suggests the ferry didn't run for most of 2015 either.


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Depends which country you from, but if you have a visitor visa and if you going to stay longer than 7 days, you have to be registered within 7 working days after arrival to each new place of your stay in Russia! Official source (Russian): http://www.fms.gov.ru/document/3834 С момента прибытия в место пребывания на территории Российской Федерации ...


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Another option, not mentioned until now is covoiturage or ride-sharing. It's becoming quite popular in France. The main operator in this space is https://www.blablacar.fr/ (I am a user/member but otherwise unconnected to them). Beginning this year, rules regarding long-distance busses have changed so it's possible that cheaper bus-based options will appear ...


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[TL;DR] An existing, valid, visa waiver does not remove the requirement for ESTA. To fly in you need ESTA. The fact that you already have a visa waiver allowing you to visit for 90 days is irrelevant. Full discussion When I made this trip, maybe 3 years ago, I couldn't find anything on the ESTA, or Customs and Border Protection help websites that deals ...


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You can do it! It will probably take you a couple of days, but there are national "highways" that will take you down through Gabon (passing not far from Libreville - which would definitely be worth making the detour to see!) and all the way across the Republic of the Congo, passing very close to Dolisie (the third biggest city in the RC). Unfortunately, ...


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What is miss in the answers already here is the 'going by train' option the OP mentions. Driving is not necessary a requirement either, taking the train for some of it would be fine, possibly preferable. There is a record for the most countries by train within 24 hours, or something close to that. And because of that there are online discussions and ...


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The title and the body ask different questions. Strictly overland is going to be very problematic. It would require passing through at least one of Iraq or Syria. Large parts of both are currently under the control of ISIS and Syria currently has multiple factions fighting for control. Possibly you could edge your way round the east and south of Iraq into ...


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There is a not-too-difficult way. Buy a boat large enough to transport a car. Drive your car onto the boat. Have the boat sail to Hawaii with your car on it. Depending on how strict your definition of driving is, you may want to stay on the car and/or keep it on at all time, for instance circling around the main deck. Bring enough gas. Once you have ...


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The correct answer is no, it is not possible to drive to Hawaii. However, you can have your car transported there by freight (ship) and drive around the island you have it shipped to. Visiting more than one island with your car would incur additional charges. If you're going for an extended stay you can ship other things in the container with your car. ...


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At the moment, Pullman del Sur offers direct connections between Santiago and Asuncion. From Santiago, they leave every Tuesday at 11am for 80.000 CLP. Crucero del Norte also travels between Santiago to Asuncion. They leave every Monday and Friday at 11:50am. You switch busses in Cordoba, but you buy just one ticket in Santiago. The cost is 70.000 CLP or ...


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In Uganda, outside of the main urban centres, it's hard to find accommodation that's reasonable value for money. Either it's very expensive (and not too bad), or extremely cheap (and quite bad, if not really bad). Or there's nothing at all. Camping inside the national parks is not too much of a problem, though you will have to pay park fees, which, for ...


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In 2015 no passenger oriented ferries operate to/from Israel, however some cargo companies will take passengers as well. Grimaldi certainly does, I am not sure whether anyone else does. It's significantly more expensive than flying to Israel.


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I checked the Hungarian railways site and, indeed, this train no longer exists. There is a direct train between Budapest and Sarajevo. It takes around 12 hours. Seen in groundedtravel: Only one direct service operates each day between the two cities. While it is unlikely that this train will sell out in advance of your journey, it can be quite ...


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About the best information I can find is on a tour operator website, which says: China crossing To cross the land border at Ruili (known as Shweli in Burmese and located in China’s Yunnan Province) / Muse (Myanmar, Shan State), you will need to arrange a special tour package by filling out this form; the package will include a guide and ...


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Go to Ubung bus terminal, catch a bus to Gilimanuk, cross by ferry to Banyuwangi (Ketapang), continue to Surabaya, take long-distance bus across Java to Jakarta. This will take at least 24 hours, much of it on bad roads with suicidal bus drivers hopped up on drugs. Most travel agencies can organize a through ticket for you, or you can try to find your own ...


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The best cheaper way I've found to get from Fez to Algiers is flying via Barcelona. As of April 2016, Fez - Barcelona - Fez is around $35-50 on Ryanair, and Barcelona - Algiers - Barcelona is around $110 on Vueling, for a total price of $150 (round trip).


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You can travel on Freight Ships. (EXAMPLE) I am not so sure why you would like that, because there are also cruises to go your route. As for my understanding, your problem is not getting into Japan (an island) but leaving the US. There are many commercial ferries and sea routes to and from Japan (Korea, China, Taiwan…) But your problem is actually ...


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Ferries between Japan and Korea, China and Russia. Currently no ferry between Panama and Colombia. However, several companies offer multi-day tours between the two countries. Here's one. No ferries between America and Asia, not even between Alaska and Russia. And no ferries between the Americas and Greenland, Europe or Africa. Charter flights between ...


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Rome2Rio shows you a few options, including the company you found: A bus with Bus SAS MK will take 12 hours and cost US$55-75 Bus Simeonidis takes two buses, to Thessaloniki and then on, for a total of just over 15 hours for US$85-115 Or as you've found, Bus Alpar Turizm goes for 15 hours and costs $80. So you don't have to rely on just one company, and ...


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If you hire a car it may not be allowed to enter some officially European countries. The same may apply if you drive your own car - it may not be insured in some places. You need to do some serious preparation with the car-hire firm or your insurance company. Also check if your driving licence is valid. The small print can be very small-minded.


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I would suggest you to take a train/flight to delhi. you will find lot of trains running in this route. Prefer rajdhani as it is faster and comfortable. Train would take 32-40 hours. Then you can take a bus to Amritsar. you can either take a direct bus or change from Chandigarh. There wont be much difference in price. Bus route will take 5-6 hours. Happy ...


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The "gotchas" are mainly centered around import costs. The price of shipping won't be cheap, but will be determined by a couple different factors: distance, type of vehicle, time of year, company, etc. The other main thing to look out for are import taxes. They can vary quite a bit between countries and significantly affect the overall cost. I've worked ...



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