Below is a map of the route that we followed in South America since December 2016 (actual tracks from our GPS). Leg 1 is shown in blue (starting in Montevideo, Uruguay and ending in El Boson, Argentina). Leg 2 in maroon (starting in El Boson and ending in Cusco, Peru). And Leg 3 in Green from Cusco to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, almost exactly where we started. These 3 legs represent 37 000km’s of travel in the Landy and necessitated 27 border crossings.
Click on the square in the right hand top of the frame and you will be directed to google maps from where you can zoom in to see our route in detail.
Planned Route for 2019
Our planned route for 2019 is shown on the map below. The route will take us north from Uruguay, past the Iquazu waterfalls (for a 2nd visit) to the Pantanal in Brazil – an amazing ecosystem. We will then drive east to exeprience the famous beaches of northern Brazil and work our way up to the Amazon river. When we reach Belem we plan to take a ferry across the river and then continue north to visit the 3 small seldom visited countries French Guiana, Suriname and Guyana. Unfortuantely Venezuela is a no-go area the moment so from Guyana we will have to travel south to Manaus and from there to Porto Velho along the infamous hell road – one big mud bath when it rains. We did not initially plan to do that road, but with Venezuela being closed that is the one and only road that one can take if you want to go west, the Amazon does not have any other east=west roads. Experiencing central Amazon first hand will be a dream come true for the two of us!
The plan is to leave the Landy in Cusco again at the end of leg 4.
Click on the square in the right hand top of the frame and you will be directed to google maps from where you can zoom right in to see our planned route in detail.