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Date Place Comment
December 12th, 2018 Wild camp by the river

Quiet place out of the town near to the river.
We only make a break for lunch but it could be a good spot for the night.
Tricky access for big rig tough.

December 6th, 2018 Rodrigo Casas

It’s not possible to insure french vehicle here.

December 6th, 2018 La segunda Seguros - Carta Verde (mercosul insurance)

Possible to insure French vehicle (pick up camper).
1000 ARS for one month.
It works for all mercosur countries.

December 2nd, 2018 Pinguinero Cabo Virgenes

Still 200pp.

The access road is ok the first 60km (good ripio, we drove at 70km/h). The 70km after are really tough : lot of potholes and some washboards.
The road was under construction when we passed, so maybe it will be better now !
After all, it worth it !!!

December 2nd, 2018 Rangers house and officially marked camping spot

We were allowed to sleep in the front of the yellow house by the ranger, who is a really nice guy.
A little windy but ok.
Very nice sunset.

November 26th, 2018 Ferry Terminal Punta Arenas

Still 39800 CLP for a pick up camper and 1 passenger. 6200 CLP for another passenger.
Possible to pay with credit card.

November 24th, 2018 Bad conditions on Ruta 40

Gravel road to avoid Esperanza on the way from Calafate to Torres del Paine.
The dirt rod is correct, some washboard but really doable.
We spent a big hour to drive the 70 kilometers. We have a pick up camper.

November 24th, 2018 Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – Welcoming Center parking area

We spent the night here in our pick up camper after a day of hiking.
No one came to ask for fees.
Restrooms closed during night.
Some trees to protect from the wind but very windy anyway.

November 23rd, 2018 Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – Laguna Amarga parking area

Still possible to sleep here for free.
200m from the office and the restroom.
Very windy at night when we were there. No wind protection.

November 22nd, 2018 El Calafate, Laguna Nimez

Quiet night (a few cars with music and motor on until 10:00pm)
No wind when we were there. No protection.
No WiFi.
Nice view on the lake.

November 21st, 2018 Motorhome parking across the Visitor Center

Good option of free camp in El Chaltén.
A few Overlanders when we were there.
No amenities and close to the road but pretty quiet during the night.
Next to the bus station to get some free WiFi (around 1km).
Close to the visitor center to get some information (weather, hiking,...)

November 12th, 2018 Insurance vehicle for Argentina

Adress : casa de Cambio - 225 Bernardo o’higgins - local 18 - Pucon

Possible to buy insurance for our French vehicle.

35000 pesos chilien for 30 days.

Only place in town which accept to insure us.

November 8th, 2018 Wild camping during Desierto Florido

No flowers at this time.
Maybe later or maybe not this year.

November 8th, 2018 Virgo’s restaurant

It’s more a snack than a restaurant (pizza, sandwich,...)
The size of pizzas is really small for the price and the quality is really low.. it seems like an pizza from the freeze...
not recommended !

November 8th, 2018 Wild camp near to Vicuna

Pretty nice camp near Vicuna.
We asked to a local and he said it was ok to stay here for the night.
We saw a lot of « perroquets » !
Easy Gravel road from Vicuna but a little steep sometimes and some curves.

November 7th, 2018 Vallenar Hills Bush Camp

Very quiet place away from the road.
Not very level but ok for one night.
Nice sunset !

November 6th, 2018 Next to ship rail

This is the wrong location, the good one is : (-25.4090669, -70.4912260).
Nice view on the ocean.
We were there on a Tuesday night and a Banda practiced from 9:00pm to 11:30 pm 😁 despite this, very quiet night !
Police patrol all night long.

November 5th, 2018 Plaza Sierra Gordo

Good quiet spot for one night. Friendly people.
Clean toilet (closed at night).
Free but slow WiFi.

November 3rd, 2018 Gravel pit close to Lagunas Miscanti and Miñiques

Quiet and level spot with a beautiful view !
No car pass during the night.

November 2nd, 2018 Andes Nomads, Desert Camp & Lodge

Nice place under the trees and out of the city of SP de Atacama.
Hot solar shower until midnight.
No electricity from 10:00pm to 08:00am
Camping is totally of the grid 😁
Bathroom are clean.
Wifi is very slow and only near the bathroom.
The owner is very nice and volunteers too.
7000 CP per person and per night.

November 2nd, 2018 Hito Cajón Border crossing Chile-Bolivia

Bolivia to Chile immigration and TIP.
A few question about where we come from and where we go. Nice custom team.
TIP for 3 months.
A real inspection : question about forbidden products, search of the vehicle, tiny camera in the body of the car.
45min/1hour for everything.

November 2nd, 2018 Bolivian Customs for Vehicles

This place was closed when we passed.
We cancelled our Bolivian TIP near the geysers, further to the north.

November 2nd, 2018 Bolivian Customs for Vehicles

This place was open. You have to be patient and to knock at the door until someone answers :)
The cancellation of the Bolivian TIP takes only a few minutes.
We received a copy of the TIP cancelled.
Pay attention about the information noticed on the TIP : there was a mistake on the plate of the vehicle and we could have to pay a bribe (but finally not).

November 2nd, 2018 Border crossing Chile-Bolivia

We exit Bolivia by this way and received a stamp on our passport.
No question from the custom agent.

November 1st, 2018 Toll

10 bolivianos to go to the south too.
People were not able to explain why...

October 31st, 2018 Canyon Camp

Too much wind and people at the mirador of Laguna Colorada !
We drove to this very quiet spot. Hidden from the road and protected from the wind.
Not too cold at this period even during the night.

October 31st, 2018 Dry river bed.

Nice spot along the river. Very quiet at night.
Not hidden from the road but far enough for the noise.
A little of wind at the end of the afternoon until 9:00pm.

October 29th, 2018 Dead end road

Nice flat spot protected from the wind.
Not hidden from the road but only a few car passed during the evening.
We had a visit from an old and nice man with his 2 dogs at the evening and on the morning. He just want to talk.. in Quechua 😁

October 29th, 2018 Police Check Point

The guy at the barrier wanted to stop us but his boss said to let us pass without control. Maybe the French plate..

October 27th, 2018 Hotel Oberland

Still 60 bol per person and per night (pricey for Bolivia)
2 spaces for camping : one just near to the hotel and one downstairs (entry by another way).
Wifi is really slow and doesn’t work anymore if there are too much people.
Possibility to fill up our bottle of gas (2kg for 50 bol)
Laundry (18 bol per kilo)
Bathroom are very clean, hot and have good pressure
No dump station but it’s possible to throw up your black water in the toilet.
Nice staff.