antoine.finot5 Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
May 11th, 2019 Segeman Don Pepe

Specially for starter or alternator!
Wooden door in Berlin Street, number 2517, you can call him : +56 9317 95796
Not cheap but it’s Chile !
35 000 pesos to fix our alternator and change an inside part.
Sympathic man !

May 6th, 2019 Primax Moquegua 24/7

Good stop for one night in the Panamerican road.
Quiet, toilets and free !

May 6th, 2019 Volcanos view

The most beautiful view ever seen during our 8 months trip.
Very amazing spot close to the lake, with a 360 view on the mountains, altiplano and volcans.
A lot of birds, and some alpagas.
The spot is close to an estancia, you have to go down from the main road.
But be careful about the temperature, very cold at night !!!

May 6th, 2019 Lion AQP Hostel - cheap overnight parking

We spend 4 nights in this hostel.
No more than 3/4 vans in the yard.
But we really enjoy this place. All the staff is very cool, friendly, helpful.
Commons spaces confortable and bathrooms are clean.
Hot shower, kitchen for everybody.

April 27th, 2019 Fortaleza Chimpa : Lovely and quiet place

What a wonderful place !!
We arrived here at 2:30pm. Nobody was here, we were alone in this amazing place.
We hike to the fortaleza in 1h30. Don’t forget to see in the way to go up ‘las tombas’ and the mirador between the rock.
Amazing view at the top of the Fortaleza, where you can see mountains, canyon and valley. Very quiet and peaceful spot to spend time and to enjoy the sunset.
You can also see condors in the morning or in the evening.
40minutes to go down.
Very quiet night in this grassy spot.
When we woke up, we were another time alone.
We take a shower in the river, toilets are free and very clean and water tap to wash dishes or clothes.
Very good stop in the Colca Canyon !!! Worth it !!!

April 26th, 2019 Visitor Center Uyo Uyo Ruins

Nice archeological site. I won’t say that is something like a little Machu Picchu, but cool to visit for 2 hours (climb till the waterfall, the view is nice)
We don’t spend a night but seem pretty cool and quiet for a night

April 25th, 2019 OLLANTAYTAMBO Municipal Parking

We spend one quiet night here.
10 soles for the night with toilets (open from 9am to 5pm).

April 25th, 2019 Machu Picchu

For a very good and cheap experience of Machu Picchu:

- Park your van in Parking Hidroelectrica
- Leave early in the morning, around 7am maximum
- Take the pedestrian way to Aguas Calientes (12km / 2h30)
- Buy the ticket the same day of your visit to be sure about the weather
- If you are or you was a student the last year, present your student card : -50% : 77 soles
- Choose the entrance in MP for 1pm or earlier (if it’s available)
- Climb the stairs around 1 hour and half before your entrance hour.
- Don’t forget to make the MP stamp for your passport, directly at the right of the top of the stairs.
- Enter in MP and enjoy during 4 hours. I recommend to visit first the Sun gate, and the Inca Bridge and after to finish with the city.
- After 4pm, there is not a lot of people, the light is incredible and you can feel the mystical atmosphere.
- Begin to go back and down around 5pm
- Be careful, the way back is very dark, you have to bring with you your headlights.
- Walk the 10km back till Hidroelectrica. (2hours)

It’s a very long and exhausting day, with around 35km to walk, but it’s just amazing and you will remember it forever.

April 25th, 2019 Wild camping close to the river

If you come from the North, take right just after the bridge.
You have to ride for 200m with two solutions :
- go up in the little hill, you can park on the large grassy area.
- go down and camp in the river bed.
Nice place, very quiet at night. Some wind till 6pm and stop after.
Beautiful view on stars !!

April 25th, 2019 Parking at Hydroelectrica

We spend 3 nights here, to take time to visit Machu Picchu and surrounding.
The father and his son are really helpful, and friendly.
We had a problem with our van and they let us use their cellphones to contact a Mecano.
Toilets and bathrooms are ok (but with cold water).

April 17th, 2019 El Tambo de Veronica - Restaurant and Hospedaje

We stopped here for a night on our way to Machu Picchu.
You can use toilets and water tap.
Very quiet night, without a lot of traffic.
The next day, we helped her to cook for lunch, and we learnt many things about Peruvian food.
The kids, her husband and her are very friendly and welcoming.

April 16th, 2019 Garaje on avenida pardo

We spend two quiet nights here.
Always 10 Soles per night.
We parked in the prado street during the day : very secure and free.
You can use the toilets of the parking.

April 14th, 2019 Talleres Alvarez

What a great Mecano and taller !!!
The best one that we met in South America.
All the staff is very friendly, all his brothers are very kind and helpful.
We can sleep in the car and use toilets and showers, and share a beer or an almuerzo with Fernando.
We were here to fix some différents problems : fix alternator, change brakes, direction revision and cleaning, change a part of the escape complex, and some others things.
You can also help him and you will learn many many things.
For the work of Fernando, we paid only 200 soles, for around 3 days of work in our car ! But you have to add the price of spare parts.
Definitely the spot where you have to go if you have a problem if your car !!

April 14th, 2019 The Good North Fish - Cevicheria

We went here with Fernando, the incredible Mecano.
Very good ceviche picante or not !
With a lot of locals, worth the detour

April 9th, 2019 Wild camping flat surface

This place is permanently closed.

April 9th, 2019 Electro Mencano

Great taller for every electronics problems.
He repaired our reverse, stop and warning lights in 2 hours for 100 sols, more some others things.
Very friendly and knowledgeable!

April 9th, 2019 Laguna de Urcos

We spent a quiet night here with two vans. The guard wanted us to pay for the night in the park. So we park at the entrance of the peatonal access.

April 9th, 2019 Rainbow bivouac

Very narrow road until the parking.
You have to take left before the bridge if you arrive from Cusco.
Around 1h30 of dirty road with a Mitshubishi van.
You have to pay 10 Sol / person a little bit before the parking.
And after the parking, around 1h to the mirador but be careful with the altitude!!
Worth it !!!

April 9th, 2019 Restaurante Kantu Fusión

We stopped here after a mechanic problem.
Very good almuerzo for 5 Sol.
Sopa, main course, desert and drink !

April 9th, 2019 Pintura / Chapa - Panelbeater

We went here with Fernando (Talleres Alvarez) to fix a metallic part with electric arc (soldadura, I don’t know can I say in English).
Only 8 Soles to fix it.
Really cheap and friendly !!!

April 8th, 2019 Wild camping flat surface

It’s now impossible to enter in this area. It’s closed !

April 7th, 2019 Grifo Ayaviri

Here you can pay with visa or mastercard !

April 7th, 2019 Grifo Ayaviri

Very cool night here on our way to Cusco.
We met Alex and his sister, and Valentino, the Guy who work here.
Friendly family, who helped us with WiFi, toilets and hot showers (6 Sols) and even went whit us to buy some beers.
Interesting talks with Alex !!
You have to stop here ;)

April 6th, 2019 Plaza Vea

Big supermarket to buy everything you need.
Fruits and vegetables, pasta, fresh food, different kind of bread.
There is everything

April 6th, 2019 on the cliffs

We spend a night here for free.
Really great sunset and sky with a lot of stars during the night.
Amazing view on the lake !!

April 6th, 2019 Police Checkpoint 10Bol

Have to pay 5 bol to enter in the ciudad

April 6th, 2019 Station De Servicio

We had here 60 liters for 6Bol/liter.
Possible directly in the tank or in a jerrycan.

April 5th, 2019 SOAT Insurance for Peru

We were here at 2pm and Sandra, the women who sells Soat wasn’t here.
We wanted to buy at the Caja Arequipa but the women said us that it’s now impossible to sell insurance at foreigners.
So we went back to the aduana and explained us at the guy, who let us pass.

April 4th, 2019 LimaGas

We filled our Argentinian bottle here of 3kilos for 17 soles.

April 4th, 2019 on the cliffs

Very good place to spend a night ! Just you and the lake ! A wonderful sunset with amazing Colors and a lot of stars