|December 12th, 2018||TALLER Miguel Neyra Muñoz||
Had a problem with our electric system of the motor of our Dodge. Señor Miguel is specialised in these kind of problems and used a scanner to manage to find a solution.
+51 9 686 496 51
|November 28th, 2018||Pajaritos||
If you are looking for a green and private place to stay between Ica and Lima you are at the right address.
It is located just left, next to the street in direction to San Juan de Ihuanco, but hidden behind bushes and trees.
In the mornings there are trucks coming to fill their watertank.
A bit noisy due to the road next by, but otherwise very recommended.
Good signal with Bitel.
|November 13th, 2018||Savannah||
Hidden place behind some bushes and trees on cracked-up, dry ground.
|November 10th, 2018||"Yellow River" - Coffee & Cacao Farm||
Yellow River is paradise on earth.
Exotic fruits (bananas, mangos, carambolas, papayas, passion fruits, ananas, ...) and to us unknown vegetables grow here. Olga (72 yo) and Angel (76 yo) will from the first moment on take you as part of their family and introduce you to their world.
We initially thought to stay one night, which turned to three. Not only did we a part of the Inca Trail with Angel, but also did the coffee and cacao workshop with Olga, which were both amazing and totally recommendable!! We could take our “harvest” (cacao and coffee) with us.
Just next to the river (10mins walk) is a (very) hot spring. On the way down, Angel will show and explain you all about Ginger, Yuca or Kurkuma.
Don’t skip breakfast!!! It is simply INCREDIBLE. Don’t eat anything the evening before- there will be plenty of food on the table the next morning
You can also ask Olga to watch and help her cooking (we learned how to do “Lomo Saltado”).
With our 2WD van we had no problem getting down (and up again) to their address. We slept in the middle of the jungle, under cacao and mango trees.
Family friendly place.
|October 19th, 2018||Grifo Bronco||
Could fill our tank.
|September 22nd, 2018||XXL supermercado||
Quite expensive, but you can find almost everything: from imported goods to local specialties.
|September 21st, 2018||PERFECT Truck/Car Wash or Protection||
After the Salar of Uyuni (or before going there- to protect the bottom of your car) this is THE place to have your car washed professionally. They not only cleaned the whole (!) exterior (elevated the van, washed it, sprayed the under part with a mix of Diesel and grease to protect it, washed it again), but also vacuumed the interior.
He even let us refill our tank with water.
|September 16th, 2018||Aloj. Las Reyes Magos||
An elderly man named Bernardo Bautista sells Gasoline for 7Bs/ liter. Perfect place to refill your tank before crossing Uyuni!
|September 16th, 2018||Uyuni Train Graveyard||
Good and safe place to stay a night before heading to the salar.
|September 15th, 2018||boulder field next to Laguna Turquin||
Beautiful spot at 4300m! First night after crossing the border from Chile. Night was very windy, but the wind calmed down in the morning.
|September 15th, 2018||Mini Market Virgen de Andacollo||
Little shop, where you can find everything your heart desires - or almost.
|September 15th, 2018||Gasolina||
Asked at the Acahualpas Hotel for “gasolina”. Doña Marta (an old lady) was really helpful but she offered us the liter for 1600 CLP, which we could manage to lower it to 1500 CLP. Quite expensive, but there is no other choice really...
|September 14th, 2018||Laguna Verde , Laguna de Lion||
Beautiful view, quite easy access on 2WD (you can continue on the same road and arrive on “Aguas Calientes” which is a nice spot too!), but no shelter from the wind...
|September 13th, 2018||Municipalidad de Ollagüe free potable tap water||
We asked kindly inside the Municipalidad if we could refill our water tank before crossing the border. A very friendly guy told us there was no problem and that the water is indeed potable !
|September 13th, 2018||Aquas Calientes Picnic area||
Easy to access with 2WD. We saw nice wild birds: gooses, flamingos, ducks and just next to the natural pool (water is tepid) were sweet little mice!
|September 11th, 2018||Salar de Ascotán||
Just perfect. Pink flamingos all day long, Vicuñas during the morning, amazing landscapes, and what a sunset! But please: take your trash with you...
|September 9th, 2018||Wild Camp in the Bush||
Very quiet and pleasant place to stay several nights. As mentioned before, beware of the spikes. There is wood to make a campfire.
|September 7th, 2018||Taller Maxim||
Even though the place does not look that professional, the guys were really helpful. They diagnosed the problem after 30 minutes, but sadly did not have the spare part. They did not want any money, but we gave them 5.000 CLP anyways. Very honest.
|September 1st, 2018||French bakery!||
Best bread and viennoiseries in town! The place is called: La Franchuteria.
|September 1st, 2018||Backyard of valle de la luna||
Very bumpy road, but no problem with our 2WD. The road description is correct. The gas pipeline are the yellow poles near the road. As soon as you get to n° 157 you have arrived. There is plenty of space to park your vehicle.
|September 1st, 2018||Torres del Valle Arco Iris||
Beautiful spot, right underneath of huge red rocks. Wild donkeys came by to say hello. Amazing place to gaze at the stars!
|August 30th, 2018||Petrobras Autogas Calama||
We could refill our gas-tank without problem. The price is at 505.0/Liter.
|August 29th, 2018||Wild Love||
Most beautiful place we have seen yet in Chile. Huge beach and some trekking paths around. Not so windy and absolutely no one when we were there. 3 days only with the sound of the ocean and a breathtaking view.
|August 29th, 2018||Copec gas station||
We did not only sleep behind the Copec station (as mentioned by an other Overlander), but could also refill the water tank of our van for free.
|August 26th, 2018||Big waves beach||
5 minutes away from Ruta 5 (exit at “Caleta Obispito”).
|August 23rd, 2018||Turnoff to beach spots||
Very nice, safe, and beautiful site to camp. It is totally free of charge. Located just next to „Playa Blanca“ - which you can easily access by foot (very recommended!).
|August 21st, 2018||Shell||
Neither Petrobras nor Copec had water to fill our watertank. We were lucky to find some here! But we don’t think it is potable- but for washing dishes etc. it is perfect!
|August 20th, 2018||Caleta Totoralillo||
Stayed here 3 nights. Loved it! Very quiet place right next to the beach. Wild nature (pelicans, foxes, etc.) and a lot of different coloured stones.
1.) exit highway at sign Chungungo
|August 18th, 2018||Small dirt parking near bomberos||
Good for a one-night stay. Safe and quiet, but as said dirty.
|August 18th, 2018||Next to pueblo artesanal||
Nice place to sleep, just near the pueblo artesanal.