PanamePanam Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
March 10th, 2020 Bahia Chilota car ferry port to punta arenas

We have been told in Ushuaïa that ferry run every days and twice a day except on Saturday
We missed the last one on sunday....
So no ferry on monday.... we bought in Town ticket for thuesday 1pm but 1 pm nothing happens and after one hour a small ferry cames but only for people, no car no trucks
So We waited the next one at 8.00 pm
So if you are short on time skip porvenir as there is nothing spécial to do here to kill the time and do the big loop

March 9th, 2020 Old hospital

Perfect place ! Really quiet and well protected from the wind
Priceless here

February 28th, 2020 Spot at the road's end 2019

Boondocking at Caleta would have been much nicer, as it s a really lovely place with this taste of end of the world but once again too much wind for our roof top, so we went there and it s pretty cool
Flat and no wind at all. You can drive through the bridge and park behind the Big sign.

February 27th, 2020 Off Road Nearby Russfin #2

At the entrance, there is a sign « camping not allowed » with the mention Los pioneros from the official campground from Cameron....but we didn t care of it.
It was super windy and we decided to let the refugio for people in really need
Good place with super Green grass and really good shelter
Quiet night

February 23rd, 2020 Free wifi

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February 21st, 2020 Lago Burmeister (Perito Merino Parque-National parc)

Really good place. We loved so much this park
When we arrived at the ranger station, the wind was really strong and we have a pop up roof tent . The ranger told us that It was the only place with good wind protection.
And it was!! So efficient so dont worry

February 21st, 2020 Perito Moreno National Park Entrance and Registration

Ok this is maybe not the must stunning place in South America but it was one of those we enjoyed the most
It remembers us some National Park in US where everything is Free, well made and clean
It s so quiet you can spend two days without seing anybody.
Rangers were really friendly
We really felt in love specially after two months in Chili where you have to pay for walking half miles
Bring lot of gasoline and food if you really want to enjoy this special place on the earth
After 3 days we have to go out

February 14th, 2020 Paso Entrada Mayer

We have been told by the friendly guarder that there is no chance to drive through this 9km without tracks. We have a Landrover with snorkel High clearance winch and other stuff...

It s only doable in winter time when upetream river is Frozen
Last véhicule succeeds 5 months ago..

February 11th, 2020 Lago Cochrane-playa

Perfect place!
Amazing clear and calm water
Not sure of it s a good place to Fish as we have seen some people trying to fish without succes
Clean spot
Can be hard to find flat space when you are more than 2 rigs

February 5th, 2020 Mirador Cerro Castillo and Lago Tamango

Awesome view on mountains glacier and lake
Steep unpaved road to get here

January 26th, 2020 Mirador

We slept here as it was a nice place

Ranger came at 11am and told us that camping was not allowed here (despite no sign no acampar)
Didnt fine us

January 22nd, 2020 Yaldad Pier

Good place, Big, flat and quiet
Young people came around 10 pm but still quiet no loud music and left around 11.30
Nice view

January 14th, 2020 Playa with Facilities

Super Nice and clean !
No car at night with loud music

January 14th, 2020 Beach with a view

Full of garbage....
Locals use this place to drink, smoke and listen loud music according to a guy we meet
He has recommanded us to leave the place if we wanted to speed a quiet night

January 13th, 2020 Black sand and rocks beach

Closed by fence now.
Camping is no more allowed by owner
( 40 characters min)

January 13th, 2020 Small Bay at Lago Ranco

Nice area and easy access
Really quiet even on sunday in High season
Beach is safe for kids
Some caws in the morning

January 11th, 2020 Spectacular Spot

Thanks iOverlander
Really beautifull place
At left amazing view on thé volcano and right the lake
Super quiet and no wind for us
The first part is little bit tricky but dont hesitate if you have a 4x4

The hike is also really cool

December 19th, 2019 Wild spot with beautifull view

Amazing wildspot with beautifull view on thé river.
Quiet & Flat

Access can be hard for Big vehicule but any issue for SUV, van or camper

December 10th, 2019 Best mechanic in town

First we went to the Land Rover spécialist with this electrical issue ( no light, no air cond, no light on Dashboard and impossible to close thé Windows)
The Guy said that It was too complícate for him and recommanded to go here
There is no Land Rover in Salta
Guillermo with his team mate found the wire which was in cause.
It was not an easy task as first you have to remove all the Dashboard and test all the wire
I give all the documentation with électric schema.
His teammate is really conscientious and didn t loose any screw!!

It s also possible to sleep here. Very clean
I recommend as It was not an easy job like changing parts
They had to use their brain and made it

November 23rd, 2019 Border crossing Chile-Bolivia

We arrived a 7:30 pm, Chili time
Everything looks like closed. We waited for 5/7 minutes, engine running fronting a closed gate
So i decided by foot to have a look. Inside of the warehouse, no light and nobody. I did a walk around the place, and there was nobody
So we decided to sleep here and tried to find a shelter as the wind was really strong
As this moment the gate was openning and woman came with gun in her hand.
We tried to explain that we were wainting since 10 minutes....blabla
They just answerer « Next time we ll shoot you and put you in jail for illegaly border crossing »
Then as for others, no fruits no vegetable no coca no Woods no Burger cheese despite we crossed thé chilean border at Arica with all thèse stuff
We had to provide the proof that our children were our chidren!!!
Worst border since we re travelling and we did a lot of tricky like Iran, Mauritania and all from Canada

November 11th, 2019 Cochera Hotel Summita

Really Nice place to camp
10S par night and clean toilets
Restaurant and rooms but we didnt try it

Green grass and view

Only caveat, the entrance is not super high
We can fit with our camper
2.6m should be the Max

November 10th, 2019 Overnight parking and private tour to Uros: Yordy and Dina

So we went to the Island with Vidal....and we are so disappointed...
To be honnest the only good thing is nothing happened to our car.
We took the boat and got to an Island.
It was supposed to be a prívate tour but once arrived we were left with all the tourists that came on collectivo boat to listen to the informations given by the président of the Island. Once finished vidal’s wife showed us her house, in fact we were invited just to see what she had to sell, and she was really Pushy!
She was also saying that these stuff were made by herself but in fact you can find this everywhere in Peru..
Then she insisted a lot for us to go on the « typical » boat with all the group of tourists going to the restaurant. She first asked 10pp et 5 by kid. She finally proposes 10 for both of us and the kids didn’t have to pay. She didn’t want us to stay in the Island because vidal was al ready on the other island because he gave a ride to an other overlanding family!
We could not évent visit the « capital »Island because we didn’t want to eat in thé restaurant ! The tour was then finished we had to come back to Puno! Maybe for Vidal to have time enough to bring back the other family after us!
And to finish, he tried to take us more money that what was discussed!
Worst expérience in Peru and maybe since Canada ! Nothing authentik just business!
Last thing, his woman said she was living on the island with kids but we ve seen all the family the day before at 9pm in Puno...

So if Vidal comes to you, say no thanks

November 5th, 2019 Llamagaz (US and EU bottles)

They said no
Unable to refill our canadian bottle of one gallon
Did not understand why

October 24th, 2019 Lion AQP Hostel - cheap overnight parking

Really good place. Very quiet at night, super friendly owner.
Really cheap for What you get
Place to park, to sleep with electricity, hot shower and good wifi

October 18th, 2019 Perdidos

At this point don t follow maps me indications you ll loose your time as we did yesterday
Today we are following Wikiloc traks
Turn left

October 17th, 2019 Cañon de los Perdidos

After a long hard day drive we did not find the canyon.
We ve followed all the relates point with without success
There is one way but to steep for our defender so we tried to follow a Lot of all tracks
So good luck
I ve checked the internet site after but not So much information
Crazy dust all the day

October 5th, 2019 Laguna Piquicocha

Quiet, Free and amazing view
4x4 needed to access to the second and third floor

October 4th, 2019 Big flat area

Big flat area
Choose your spot
High clearance needed as there are some rocks on the grass

October 3rd, 2019 Bosque de Piedras Entrance Ruta 2

Really beautiful place, reminded us the US parks.
Funny with the kids to imagin what the rocks looks like.
You can sleep everywhere in the park. Entrance 1 sol per adult + 2,5S for the car and we paid 2S par adult to sleep, we left the day after at 2pm.

September 27th, 2019 Banos Thermales Chavin

Bad expérience for us.
First thing, the toilets were terrible with lot of poo everywhere
The poza was not good, need at least 30 min to fullfill the tubs.
After that, my son cut himself under the knee with a broken tile résult need to go to hospital for 3 stitches
So you want to spend some good time Forget it