The Northern Andes Expedition
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Locations and photos will be posted as the expedition progresses.
PARACAS - Yacht Club Peruviano at Paracas, 13 50.07s 76 15.20w, on the beach
MACHAC - 7km from Chavin ruins, 09 37.99s 77 11.97w, great spot overlooking the river.
HUARAZ - Hotel Andino, 09 32.074s 77 31.387w, secure parking in back
CARAZ - Los Pinos Lodge and Camping, street camp in the front along the Parque San Martin
VIRU - south of Trujillo, Grifo Camp, 08 24.72s 78 47.98w
HUANCHACO - Huanchaco Garden Hostal, 08 04.386s 79 07.108w, next to the pool
SANTA ROSA - on the beach sw of Chiclayo, 06 51.63s 79 56.10w
CHACHAPOYAS car park, 06 13.70s 77 52.15w
East of CHAMAYA crossroads, Government Weigh Station, 05 43.90s 78 38.34w
Vilcabamba - Casa Tinku Restaurante, 04 15.62s 79 13.18w
Saragaru street camp
Cuenca - Banos, Hosteria Duran parking lot
Cuenca, Cabanas Yanuncay, 02 54.34s 79 01.68w
Cotopaxi Nat'l Park, Laguna Limpiopungo, 00 36.89s 78 28.41w, 12,640 ft
Quito, Hotel Quito. Ask a taxi driver to lead you there, or ask them to take you to a "parqueadero" for 24 hr secure parking. We parked here and went to The Galapagos. $7 per day.
Papallacta, Termas Hotel, no services and high priced at $6 pp. See below for alternate free camp spot.
Tena, Hostel Limoncocha, also $6 pp but that includes use of a room. Hostal has a travel agency good for rafting, etc. 01 00.02s 77 48.49w
Otavalo, great central parking lot, 2 choices. We stayed in the Lavadora/Parqueadero on Calle Quito. Other choice just one block west on same street. 00 13.86n 78 15.69w
Sanctuario Las Lajas, free camp in parking area, 00 48.49n 77 34.90w
Popayan, Terbal Fuel Station just south of town, 1st station you come to from the south.
Piendamo, truck stop with security 6km north of town, near Piaje, 02 41.94n 76 32.01w
South of Armenia, Hacienda Bambusa, beautiful grounds owned by former overlander. Email ahead for directions and to give notice of arrival. 04 24.00n 76 46.51 Hacienda, 04 25.30n 75 45.68w Entrance Gatehouse.
Restaurante El Roble, just north of Salento turn off, 04 39.76n 75 35.79w, or secure camping also available on a river in Boquia on the road to Salento just south of El Roble.
Medellin Parqueadero, Calle 50 (Colombia), just west of Centro, 06 14.51n 75 34.36w. $7us.
Taraza, Terbal Gas Station, free riverside camping behind station, restaurant. 07 35.24n 75 23.70w
Sahagun, south side of town, no name fuel station with Resturant Las Villas. Big secure parking area. 08 55.24n 75 26.66w.
Cartegena, two great
Another spot recommended by Norman Seddon is near "the air port called Hotel Derust, camping for 20000 peso per night. It consists of many small bungalows but is ok for us as we are self contained and it is right on the beach. It has toilets and open showers
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