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January 1st, 2012 Camping Lago Roca (4,4,3)

The most beautiful and best kept and arranged campsite we have visited in Argentina. Clean bathrooms which have European standards. Showers with hot water 24 hours. Spacious sites, cut grass, shady trees, some with views of the lake. Benches and tables and grills at each site. WIFI for 14 arg. Peso / hour from 7pm. If you visit the glacier Perito Moreno (100 arg. Peso / person, S 50.46351 73.02423 W, 195 m) before or after, no additional parking entrance of 28 must arg. Peso / person to be paid.

Only three kilometers away there is the free camping "El Huala" S 50.53085 72.78953 W, 202 m. Also on the shores of Lake Roca, but without facilities.

(56 arg. Peso / person)

January 1st, 2012 Playa Les Frances

Camping directly at the lake. No facilities.

January 1st, 2012 Camping El Niriguao

Within walking distance of downtown and to the supermarket. Beautiful - albeit very small - sites. Some sites have benches and table and grill. Clean toilets, hot showers.

January 1st, 2012 Roadside waterfront

Off season, many of beach campgrounds are closed. Therefore, we parked at the waterfront opposite a gated condominium. The next morning, we had trouble with the police because we have parked illegally on the sidewalk. However, the police assured us that street parking was allowed and safe.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Josmar2

Right in the city center. Small campground with tent sites. As an RV camper you can only park in the tiny parking lot. Rustic bathrooms, hot showers, Slow Free WIFI.

Unfortunately we noticed the next day that we were cheated regarding the price

While all the other campers paid 4,000 chil. Pesos / person there was a spontaneous increase of 25% for us!

January 1st, 2012 Los Alerces National park (Several campgrounds)

Camping directly at the lake. Clean bathrooms with toilets are available at the (also free!) campground "Las Rocas" which is located a few kilometers further towards Villa Futalaufquen

January 1st, 2012 Club Andino

emergency solution, because we didn't find anything else. In several places we were sent away because camping was not possible, or the site was occupied (Hotel Independencia). In the Club Andino we were finally allowed to park for one night in the parking lot. At night, the entrance was closed, so we stayed safe and quiet.

In Punta Arenas there is a free trade zone (S 53.13371 W 70.87638). Good prices for Nescafe and German chocolate. If necessary, also a possibility to buy new tires. From here the ferry runs (S 53.12170 W 70.86792) once daily (except Mondays) across the Strait of Magellan to Porvenir (34,900 chil. Peso / car incl. Driver, 5.500 chil. Pesos / additional person).

January 1st, 2012 Südlich vom Reserva Natural La Payunia

Coming from the north we tried to get in to the Reserva Natural La Payunia. Unfortunately we did not turn right to the park behind the Laguna Llancanelo, but followed the sign "guardaparque". We arrived at an abandoned ranger station and then took the road along the eastern park border. From here you have access into the park. Quite frustrated we ended up staying on a small gravel lot in middle of the Pampas".,0 argentinische Peso/Tag,"(~ 0,00 Euro)

January 1st, 2012 3 Grillos Puntas Hospedaje, Zorritos

Right at the white sandy miles long beach. Large lot with various camping options. Cold showers, toilets, free WIFI.

(10 soles / person)

January 1st, 2012 In den Dünen

Small gravel roads leave the Panamericana regulary to the left towards the power poles. We followed one of these roads and pulled out between two sand dunes.

Back on the Panam after a short time you can take a shortcut to the ruins of Tucume (S 79.84776 6.51285 W), which give you a good Idea of the rural life in the deserts of North Peru.

January 1st, 2012 Huanchaco Gardens RV Park

Very well maintained grassy camping area behind the hostel. With pool, clean toilets and hot shower in one of rooms. Approximately 200 meters to the beach and the long promenade. Slow Free WIFI. Unfortunately, the manager didn't want to negotiate the price at all.:-)

Huanchaco is a nice little touristy village right at the beach inviting you for strolls. Very close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Chan Chan (S 79.07504 8.10873 W).

January 1st, 2012 Wild camp in the desert

We pulled out from the Panamerican Highway and drove into the desert. Make sure to air down the tires, otherwise you risk to get stuck in the sand. Very windy and sandy!

January 1st, 2012 Los Pinos Lodge

Hotel located in the center of Caraz. While you camp on a small, somewhat messy parking lot of the resort you can enjoy the beautiful garden with tables and chairs. Hot showers, free WIFI.

(Originally 50 Soles, Soles by action 15 / person plus 5 Soles / car)

January 1st, 2012 Lago Parón National Park Camping

Spot with incredible views of the turquoise lagoon and the snow-capped mountains. Basic toilets in the Refugio. From here you can do great day hikes along the lagoon. To reach the lagoon a park admission fee of 5 soles / person is charged.

(We have the Guardian given a can of beer)

January 1st, 2012 PN Huascaran

There is a small parking lot in front of the visitor center. Very little traffic at night. Basic toilet at the Visitor Center.

January 1st, 2012 Yuraccorral camping

Awesome camping at the end of the laguna in the National Park. No facilities. Park admission fee of 5 Soles / person.

One of the most beautiful mountain roads in the world starts from here via the pass of Portachuelo (4,737 m) on the east side of the Cordillera Blanca and then to San Luis and Punta Olimpica (4,890 m) back on the west side. If you drive clockwise you can avoid most of the truck traffic. The gravel road via the first pass is mostly just one lane, the road via the second pass is in excellent condition except for the last bit where the new tunnel is built. As long as the tunnel is not yet open you can do this part only with a four wheel drive and low gear. The entire route is amazing: magnificent views, thrill, adrenaline!

January 1st, 2012 East of the PN Huascaran and the Punta Olimpica

One of the few possibilites to pull out from the new road. Steep descent down to the river. We stayed between the trees for the night. Very quiet.

January 1st, 2012 Real Huascaran Hotel, Huaraz

The so called luxury hotel promised more by name than in reality. Camping in the parking lot in front of the hotel. Quite noisy because of the close Panamericana. We were given a key for a bathroom in a room which has been used by many workers as well and was in poor condition and dirty. Free WIFI.

Good laundry in Huaraz (S 77.52937 9.52731 W): 5 Soles / kg.

From here head south to the giant bromeliads Puya Raimondi (S 77.26965 9.87994 W, 4,263 m) and the Pastoruri glacier (S 77.18549 9.89931 W, 4,840 m) in the Huascaran National Park (5 Soles admission per person).

January 1st, 2012 Above the cliffs on the Pacific

The many tracks to the beach proof that this is a popular destination for Peruvians. Overlooking the ocean we watched a beautiful sunset and spent a quiet night.

January 1st, 2012 Reserva Natural Lachay

A campsite like a little oasis in the desert. Bench / table combination, bbq, outhouse. From the mirador view of the ocean. Hikes in the park.

(Admission is 10 soles / person and allows camping for three consecutive days. We stayed two days in the park.)

January 1st, 2012 Hitchhikers Backpackers Hostel

Camping in the parking lot of the hostel, right next to the outdoor area and table tennis. Space for two large or three smaller RVs. Very clean bathrooms with excellent hot showers. Book Exchange, DVDs, kitchen for use. Quite noisy due to the road. The hostel makes a very clean and well run impression. It is located in the exquisite Miraflores district. Five minutes walk to the coast, 15 minutes to the shopping mall Larcomar or the Plaza Kennedy.

It costs 1.20 Soles/person get to Bolognesi by Bus or 13 Soles to the historic center by taxi.

($ 6 and 18 Soles / person. Because of the exchange rate for us was the payment in US dollars cheaper.)

January 1st, 2012 Playa Roja Reserva National de Paracas

Camping in Lagunillas right next to the Playa Roja. Quiet at night, but very windy. Toilet in the Visitor Center or - better - in the museum near the entrance.

Boat trip from Paracas to the Islas Ballestas. Great trip to the seals, penguins, seabirds and the desert painting "Candelabra"! Duration: two hours. Since all tours are made with the same type of boat you can take the best offer (35 Soles / person + 5 Soles park admission + 1 Sol administration fee. Caution: The street vendors take up to 70 Soles for the identical tour. Best to visit one of the many tour agencies in the city.) Best to sit on the left side in the boat.

(Admission is 10 soles / person and allows camping for three consecutive days. We stayed two days in the park.)

January 1st, 2012 Restaurant Las Conchas Negras

Parking lot - overnight locked - in the patio of the restaurant. We were the first campers there. Magnificent views of Ayacucho. Toilet in the restaurant. The food is served in large trucker portions! We paid 39 soles for two good rice dishes and three large beer.

(As we ate dinner there, we could stay for free)

January 1st, 2012 Gas Station

Emergency stay for one night. Because of the long construction sites we arrived at dusk and stayed at the gas station. Quiet night.

January 1st, 2012 Quinta Lala Camping

Camping on a large grassy field. Hot shower and toilet. Small kitchen, (slow) WIFI, laundry (12 Soles / machine). During our stay twelve people had to share one shower and one toilet.

Located next to the ruins of Sacsayhuaman. In twenty minutes you can walk to the old city of Cusco. The taxi fare is 6 - 8 Soles.

(10 soles / person, 10 Soles for the car and 5 Soles for Internet)

January 1st, 2012 Tunupa Lodge

We camped in the parking lot in front of the hostel with a view of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Very clean bathroom with hot shower. Free WIFI.

The train station for a tour to Machu Picchu is only a five minute walk away. More information about Machu Picchu can be found on

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January 1st, 2012 Sillustani ruins parking lot

Quiet campsite in the parking lot of the (very worthwhile) archeological site. As the parking lot is located in the archelogical site you have to pay the admission fee of 10 soles / person.

January 1st, 2012 Península de Chacuito

Very nice campsite right on the shores of Lake Titicaca. At S 15.88309 W 69.77511 turn right on a small gravel road. There we asked at the house if we could stay on the shore. Then follow the the very bad road for about 1 km down to the beach. Late in the evening the owner of the beach house knocked on our door to see who we were. After a short conversation we were allowed to stay overnight.

January 1st, 2012 Camping Los Nogales

Originally 350 pesos / day, but after negotiating we got a discount. Very basic campsite next to the soccer field. Benches, tables and grills. Clean toilets. Hot water in the public showers at the sports grounds only if there is a soccer game or training. There is a good supermarket just behind the ferry dock at S 34.46609 W 57.83541.

Good and cheap cheese Swiss style in Nueva Helvetica in "Granja y Quesería Los Fundadores" (S 34.31583 W 57.23469).

January 1st, 2012 Camping Thermas Ilha Redonda

The place was closed due to off season, but we could still camp there. The price should normally be around 30 reales / day (~ 11,50 Euros). Rustic bathrooms with cold showers. Right next to the campsite there are the thermal hot springs of Ilha Redonda (admission: 6 Real / person), swimming pools with a water temperature of 36 - 38 degrees Celsius.

At the resort Guaraciaba in S 26.62979 53.51682 W there is a cheese factory called Gran Mestri with cheese tasting and sale.


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