I’m researching river travel for a novel and need to figure out about how long it would take a canoe to go from San Ignacio to Melchor de Mencos via the Mopan River. This would be upstream travel, so I imagine some portage would be required. I expected to find at least some adventure travel stories of people doing this trip, but I can’t find anything.

  • You are aware that you could measure the distance directly from Google maps by right-clicking on a starting location and then selecting "Measure Distance"? However I have no idea how this relates to travel time. – Peter M Mar 31 at 20:04
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    @PeterM That give the distance between two points. It does not tell me how long the river is between those point. Very unhelpful suggestion. – Ryan Williamson Mar 31 at 21:17
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    You don't have to go town to town. You can click and make waypoints at any location along the river. – Peter M Mar 31 at 21:20
  • @PeterM Ah, I see what you’re getting at. Sorry for the misunderstanding. – Ryan Williamson Mar 31 at 22:04
  • Sounds incredible. I've always wanted to do a boat ride from Manaus, Brazil to Leticia, Colombia, but I'd still go as a passenger, not as the canoeist :) Hop into the The Great Outdoors Chat and do keep us posted of plans! – Mark Mayo Apr 1 at 0:51

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