About 2300km from Huaraz to Cusco, including our side trip to Nasca and the back road via Ayacucho. Some quite long drives, crossing the Cordillera several times, along the Pacific thru the Coastal Desert bypassing Perú’s capital Lima.
The visit to Perú’s most mountainous area. The tourist hotspot of Huaraz, Pastoruri Glaciar, Laguna Churup, the remote Callejón de Conchucos, and finally Laguna 69.
Some more historic stones, Perú’s most dangerous road, the country’s Coastal Desert, and the famous sites of Chan Chan. Then to the Cordillera Blanca.
The beautiful town of Cuenca, Parque Nacional Cajas, and the weird village of Vilcabamba. Then driving the Jungle Route to Perú. To the chaotic town of Jaen and on to Chachapoya. To visit the remains of the eponymous culture.
Thru August 2022, we visited Ecuador for about 4 weeks.
Here some practical information about our overlanding journey. For more ample details and pics please refer to our respective posts.
A trip to the infamous tourist trap of Baños, down to the Amazonian town of Puyo. Just to climb again to Riobamba and at 5000m to the mountain huts of Chimborazo. Finally southwards to the village of Alausi and the Inca ruins of Ingapirca.
On to central Ecuador’s highland. A short visit to the capital Quito, to the rainy paramó in Papallacta, Laguna de Quilotoa, and finally up to the Rifugio José Ribas at Volcán Cotopaxi. A trip mostly above 2800m elevation.
l Colombia – Not Much Left of Pablo Escobar Thru February to end of April 2022 and again a few days in August, we visited Colombia for about 3 months. Here some practical information about our overlanding journey. For more ample details and pics please refer to our respective posts. Kindly note all information given is…
The Flight to Bogota, then on to Ipiales. to find Prado save’n’sound. On to the North of Ecuador: Ibarra and Otavalo
We decided not to share any country information on these experiences as we visited them just at the beginning of the Corona pandemic in 2020 and once the borders opened again in 2021-’22. Information would definitely not be valid for more than a few days, or weeks.