Date Place Comment
July 21st, 2016 Scenic view and big area

Really nice place to overnight.
On the hill behind, you can see the Observatorio Astronomico Ampimpa... when you want look at the sun on day, or moon in the night...

July 20th, 2016 Ruinas de los Quilmes

35ar$ pp, free under 12y. Nice old city. Nice local handcraft.

July 19th, 2016 Entry gate of Ruinas de los Quilmes

Nice place, very friendly staff.
There is toilet near the little building

July 18th, 2016 On the road of the Gauchos

We found this place in the dark... Not really sexy but do the job.
The 2nd evening, policemen came and said ok to stay here one or two nights...

July 18th, 2016 Lavenderia Arco Iris

We give clothers for 3 baskets (85 $ar each) in the afternoon and it was ready for 10pm.
You really have to be careful : 5 clothes were missing. We found the hidden socks but a panties is always missing...

July 18th, 2016 Camping Luz y Fuerza

40$ pp, 20$ per child under 10y, 50$ for our big rig. We finally didn't sleep here but it was ok to take a hot shower for 20$ pp.

July 18th, 2016 Lavanderia

not found... we try the other one !

July 17th, 2016 Listen to the river

With our big rig, we stay along the road. But there isn't a lot of vehicles, night was quiet.
With a 4W, you could follow the little path (30m) and then spend the night just near the river. Very nice.

July 16th, 2016 Informal parking lot with trucks

We arrived at the camping late and didn't found it so nice in the dark (lot of vehicles just parked in the small alley...). So here is the B plan.
Free and quiet between 11pm to 8.30 am.
Toilets at the gas station, at 30m, with free refill for our water tank

July 15th, 2016 Police Stop

Here policeman says we can't take the ruta 9 with our big rig (7m long x 2,5m width) but we discussed a long time and he finally accepted.

July 14th, 2016 Parking lot near city main square

You really want to sleep in Jujuy ?!
This parking is full until 8pm (more than full !). At 10pm is empty and at 7.30am it is full again : with our big rig, we had to go away to be not blocked.

July 13th, 2016 In the river

We stayed in the river, where the water was left !
Windy but so fun !

Un de nos bivouacs le plus original. Les enfants ont aimé traverser le lit de la rivière.

July 10th, 2016 Copec

Calle Toconao but you have to come from calle Tocopilla / Lascar.
Friendly staff.
We refill our water tank for free

July 10th, 2016 Plaza San Pedro de Atacama

Free wifi all around the area. Very good before 9am, when everybody are still sleeping...

July 10th, 2016 Spaceobs Observatory

A must done, with Alain Maury himself.
Tour in french, spanish or english. In winter could be at 20h, 21h or 22h.
You could see everything you had dream...

July 8th, 2016 Car Park

Not really quiet in the beginning of the night (lot of buses), but so cool to meet other overlanders (we were 6 vehicles !)

July 7th, 2016 Vacant lot near soccer field & closed to the Mall

There were few truckers who stayed here for the night too. You just have to choose your site and it will be very quiet.

July 6th, 2016 When the night is coming

To hard to drive on this unasphalted road in the dark with our big rig. Here we found an area big enough for us...

July 5th, 2016 Border aduana migracion Bolivia

Nothing to pay for us at migration office.

For information, the right way from Uyuni to here wasn't on our maps. You had to follow the overnight spits on this apps ! So from Uyuni, go to San Christobal and follow the road to San Augustin and Los Reyes. Then continue straight to Avaroa border.
This is 230km of non asphalted but good condition road. We did it with our big rig in 5h.

July 4th, 2016 Boulder Field

The challenge is to find the best spot without wind. Not easy with a big rig but we liked this area.

July 3rd, 2016 Kactus

Daily menu 3 curses for 35bol. Good. Friendly owner. And we saw on TV France won against Iceland 5-2 !

July 3rd, 2016 YPFB

3.72 diesel for locals. 8.88 for foreigners. We had it for 6.10 sin factura.

July 3rd, 2016 DG Gas

Free water available to refill our tank, without take gasoline.

July 2nd, 2016 Hotel Toñito Uyuni & Minuteman Pizza

About Minuteman pizza : bonnes pizzas (surtout la 911), super déco (j'ai craqué et acheté le T-shirt...), service rapide, une charmante mamie aux petits soins et un Chris très serviable. On y a mangé... 5 soirs !

June 27th, 2016 Thermes and playground

Quiet, free, and fun for kids in the morning !
Showers, restrooms and probably restaurant in the thermes, when opened.

June 26th, 2016 Nayjama

between calle Aldana and calle Pagador.
Luxuous restaurant, not so expensive if you consider that one meal (50-80 boles) is enough for 2 peoples. The 'Intendente' (150 boles) is big enough for 3...

June 25th, 2016 Parqueo including nights

We paid 50 boles per day for our big rig (26 boles for a car).
No high limit entrance. Open from 7h30 to 22h30, Sunday from 8h to 11h.
No possibility to sleep in the vehicle.

June 25th, 2016 Big area near a gas station

The night was quiet and cold. In the morning, gas station looks like still closed.

June 25th, 2016 Valle de la luna

Easy to go from La Paz : good road
Easy to go from south of El Alto : from the I-1, take the good road to Achocalla (nice lake) and continue...

Here you can do a beautiful 45min walk between crazies used stones.

Une superbe promenade parmi les cheminées de fée et les longs pitons érodés.
Un paysage étonnant. A voir !

June 18th, 2016 La cabana del Puma

Opened hours : 8h-19h, but she reopens at 20h for us :-) (her dog says her we were in front of their door...