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Trip Ticks

What Is a Trip-Tick?

Trip-tick is a printable document with country specific instructions through the border crossing and turn-to-turn directions for the fastest route through the country. It contains specific advise with names and phone # of tested tramitors and tramitors to avoid. The route specifically by-passes congested towns and avoids slow roads as much as possible.
For each leg of the route the document contains an unambiguous identification of turning points, landmarks to look out for, length of the leg and approximate time to drive for planning purposes. The route description is accompanied with numerous detailed maps for navigation of complicated parts of the route.

The trip-tick is formatted to make it possible for the driver to navigate alone. You will never need more than two pages at a time: route description and a map. Having a separate person to navigate makes it safer, simpler and easier. Trip-ticks are down-loadable in pdf format

Here is a sample of a trip-tick through some parts of Mexico.

If you feel that this document is helpful to you we are asking for a small donation to cover some cost of maintaining and updating the information on this site. Your donations are tax deductible. Banyantree Ventures is a registered non-profit organization. Banyantree Ventures receives your donations via Paypal where you can use your Paypal account or any credit card you wish. For alternative arrangements please contact us by email

Please remember to print the receipt at Paypal site to claim your tax deductible donation. The trip-ticks and last update times for following routes are available:

Identifier Route Donation Donate Download
Mexico, 03/2010 Matamoros – Tampico – Tuxpan – Veraguas –
Acayucan – Matias Romero – Arriaga – Tapachula
– Talisman (crossing to Guatemala)
$8.00 USD

Once you complete the transaction in Paypal
please follow the link to download page
Guatemala, 03/2010 El Carmen – Pajapita – Coatepeque –
Mazatenango – Escuintla – Taxisco –
Chiquimulilla – CD Pedro de Alvarado (crossing to El
$5.00 USD

El Salvador, 03/2010 La Hachadura – Acajutal – La Liberdad – Zacatecoluca – San Miguel – El Amatillo (crossing to Honduras) $5.00 USD

Honduras, 03/2010 El Amatillo – Nacaome – El Caimito – Choluteca – San Marcos – El Espino (crossing to Nicaragua) $5.00 USD

Nicaragua, 03/2010 El Espino – Esteli – Tipitapa – Masaya – Granada – Nandaime – San Juan Del Sur – Penas Blanca (crossing to Costa Rica) $5.00 USD

Cost Rica, 03/2010 Penas Blancas – Liberia – San Ramon – San Jose – San Isidro El General – Palmar Norte – Paso Canoas (crossing to Panama) $5.00 USD

Panama, 03/2010 Paso Canoas – David – Santiago – Penonome – La Chorrera – CD Panama $5.00 USD

Central America, 03/2010 Mexico – Guatemala – El Salvador – Honduras – Nicaragua – Costa Rica – Panama $15.00 USD

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