lisadavis30 Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
November 5th, 2017 Rainbow Mountain trekking start

We camped just up the road at the next marker and the next morning set off walking at 7am. We were the only ones here at this time. It's approx 1 hr to the other car park, there were around 10 buses there at that time, not too crowded at that time. Took approx 3hrs up, stayed up around 30 minutes and then 2 hours back. I would suggest dressing for any condition, when we set off it was warm and sunny, at the top it was cold and windy and it snowed as we walked back down.

November 2nd, 2017 Tinajani Canyon

Awesome camping spot. The view in all directions is spectacular. Friendly dog greeted us when we arrived and stayed with us the whole time. Quite a few motos passed in the evening and morning but no one bothered us.

November 2nd, 2017 Queswachaka

Amazing road to drive, the last few kms you meander down the valley side to the river at the bottom.

October 31st, 2017 Fuel

Diesel 11.30s, Gasoline 84 is 11.80s, Gasoline 90 is 13.80s / gallon.

October 31st, 2017 Fuel

Fuel a bit cheaper on this town, 12.50s/gallon.

October 30th, 2017 Puerto Suarez

Stayed here last night in our cars. Very quiet. A friendly local dog came down and slept outside our car and hung out with us in the morning. Also in the morning we had many friendly locals come and say hello.

October 30th, 2017 Yunguyo/Copacabana Border Crossing, Peruvian side

Easiest border crossing we have had. Took about 15 minutes in immigration and aduana. Friendly people.

October 30th, 2017 YPFB

Will not sell fuel to foreigners.

October 30th, 2017 Gasolinera YPFB

We have Chilean plates, at first was refused any fuel, then told they could do it for 8.8b /Lt. After the lady ignoring us for about 10 minutes we asked again if she would do it for 5b /Lt she agreed with a smile.

October 24th, 2017 Mashaquipe Lodge

When you book a jungle trip with Mashaquipe Tours this is where the lodge that you stay in is located. You can only get here by boat. The food is great.

October 17th, 2017 gasolinera

We have Chilean plates, got fuel for local price and left 10b tip.

October 17th, 2017 Alternative Road - entry/exit

Start of the alternate road north. Barrier across road, guys stood at barrier pointing at alternative road.

October 17th, 2017 checkpoint

Checked all the paperwork for our car, checked our passports, asked how long we were staying up north, was friendlyish. Took about 15 mins looking everything over.

October 15th, 2017 House Wonderful Hostel

We stayed here 3 nights, we're able to park our Nissan Pathfinder and out friend also parked his Montero inside the gate, there was also a motorcycle parked behind us. $25 USD for a double room. Nice place and the wifi is pretty good. Breakfast was ok. Crusty bread (was really nice), some unripe bananas and questionable looking pawpaw's. There was also tea and instant coffee.

Overall a nice place to stay.

October 15th, 2017 La Cueva - Mexican restaurant

Really good food, nice atmosphere, free wifi.

October 14th, 2017 Death Road

narrow bit of road ahead when coming down.

October 14th, 2017 Animal Rescue

Senda Verde Animal Rescue.
Nice place to visit, it's not-for-profit. Has many species of birds, monkeys and other animals. You can also volunteer here.

October 5th, 2017 gasolina

We have Chilean plates, Paid local price, didn't even have to negotiate price. Very friendly.

October 5th, 2017 Punta Arce - toll

Rope across the road, small building at the side of the road. 10B.

October 3rd, 2017 toll

5b toll, also please check, just showed toll receipt and drivers licence.

October 3rd, 2017 hot springs!

No water in the pools when we visited and no one around.

October 2nd, 2017 YPFB

Man that works here started at 8.5B, got it for 5.5B, but had to negotiate. We had two vehicles that needed filling so think that may have helped. very friendly.

October 2nd, 2017 Car Wash

went here today with 2 vehicles and they charged us 50B each. They use a high pressure hose to clean the underneath and soap and a brush to clean the rest of the vehilce, the girls dried it at the end. It's located behind the double gates across from the fuel station (next to the tire place)

October 1st, 2017 Road Conditions - San Juan to Ollag├╝e

Drove this road today from the border. A lot of corrugation, areas of deep sand and sharp rocks, but if you drive slow and watch for all the hazards it is ok.

October 1st, 2017 Border aduana migracion Bolivia

immigration was straight forward, only took 5 minutes. Aduana was a different story. They searched the whole cars, bags etc and took all our beer, were told you can only 3 litres of alcohol across. We tried to ask to keep some of it and they refused us and took it all.

September 30th, 2017 police checkpoint

There is a stop sign, we got out our cars and spoke to the police man, he said it's ok to go and it's about 50km to the border.

September 26th, 2017 swimming pool

Nice swimming pool with bbq's (bring your own charcoal) and picnic benches. There are also toilets, showers and change rooms. 5000clp for entry.

September 19th, 2017 Big Market

Amazing market with fruit and vegetables, olives and cheese and much more.

September 15th, 2017 Refugio Flamenco at Laguna Santa Rosa

Amazing place, worth the drive, 3 species of flamingo and many other water birds. we watched the foxes running out on to the frozen lake and hunting the bird life. We camped at the Refugio and had use of the kitchen and toilet. Alvero, the guy that takes care of the place treated us very well, cooking us dinner on the first night, and breakfast the next day, we returned the favour and cooked dinner the next night, was great to meet him and enjoy a beer and food together. The road was pretty rough in spots near the laguna but passable at this time of year.

September 12th, 2017 G&G Servicio Automotriz

We had our brakes done here, they did it for a good price. All the staff are very friendly and one guy speaks a bit of English. We also had an oil leak which they could not fix but helped us find someone that could and translated to the other mechanic the problem with our car. They have a nice waiting room as well.