Wrap Up

We have finished our trip and are safely back home now. We went through our notes and gathered some info and statistics to wrap up the trip. We had some fantastic moments over the last three months and stayed in truly amazing places. Some of the best places we would like to mention here. We met as well some interesting and lovely people along the way (we are bad in sending emails tough) which were often even longer on their way trough South America - some by car, some by motorbike or even bicycle. We have seen spectacular things and enjoyed every day of our trip. Of course there are always things you don't like, one of it was certainly the quite high entrance prices to parks with non Mercosul citizens paying not seldom double the fee. Compared to European entrance prices, these seem to be often a bit over the top.
Below is a list of numbers to wrap up our trip:

  • Kilometres driven
  • Most kilometres per day
  • Days camped:
  • Most Expensive Hotel:
  • Cheapest Hotel:
  • Average money spent per day:
  • Longest stay:
  • Shortest stay:
  • Song of the Trip:
  • Police controls:
  • Longest Border Crossing:
  • Shorted Border Crossing:
  • Emptiest Border:
  • Best hotels:
  • 25,032 km (15,645 miles)

    642 km - 20 Jan.2012 detour to the East Coast

    23 days

    £ 135 in Paraty, Brazil

    £ 29 in Lençois, Brazil

    £ 125 (hotel, food, fuel, entrance fees etc. excl. car rent)

    4 days Porto de Galinhas

    4 hours Salta (escaping form the rain)

    Ai Se Eu Te Pego from Michael Teló (heard frequently in all countries)

    3 – all in Argentina but only controls

    6 hrs from Argentina into Chile on Tierra del Fuego

    0 min from Argentina into Brazil at Iguaçu - just drove through

    Torres Del Paine – just us

    Mansion del Virrey Colonia de Sacramento, Uruguay

    Pousada dos Cais, Paraty, Brazil

    Pousada Marambaia do Porto, Porto de Galinhas, Brazil

    Apartment in La Herradura, Chile

  • Worst Hotel:
  • Best Camping:
  • Hotel in Larangeiras do Sul, Paraná, Brazil (very basic but expensive)

    Camping Municipal Puerto san Julián, Argentina

    Camping Pista del Andino, Ushuaia, Argentina

    Camping Lago Roca

    Eco-Camping Playa Arrayanes some 5km north of Puyuguapi, Chile

    Camping south of Puerto Tranquilo, Chile

    If people ask us what was our favourite place we visited, it is difficult to give a clear answer. Spectacular and certainly different for us was the Atacama Desert but Southern Chile along the Carretera Austral is spectacular as well. But so is the glacier region in Argentina and the wideness of the Patagonian Pampa.
    Then there are the fantastic Brazilian beaches and the Atlantic Forest south of Rio de Janeiro with its islands. It is really difficult to say which part is best as they are all different and beautiful in their own way.
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