Landcruising Adventure Check-Ins

Date Place Comment
October 16th, 2015 Georgetown - National Exhibition Centre

After 3 years we are back and still welcome St this place. Ask permission at the Guyana Tourism Authority building.

October 15th, 2015 Kurupakari Ferry

Free camping on the banks of the river near the ferry landing. The ferry operates on the hour from 6:00 to 18:00. Northbound the ferry is free. Southbound you will have to pay and get a permit in Georgetown. It is not possible to pay at the ferry itself.

October 3rd, 2015 Roraima Viewpoint

This is the 5th time we camp here on our way through the Gran Sabana. Our favorite spot that is easy accessible from the main road. Perfect quiet with a view of the "Tepuis" to die for. Free.

October 1st, 2015 Salto Yuruani

Free place to stay on both sides of the river near the waterfall. Perfect place to chill and bath in the river. Note however that during the rain season many "jejennes" or little biting flies favor this locating as well. High clearance vehicle strongly recommend. South side of the river needs 4x4 to get to the camp. But has toilets and more shaded straw thatched huts.

August 22nd, 2015 La Conserva

This is a quiet little sandy spot with crystal clear water. Tropical colored fish right in front of it near the rock outcrop. Fisherman use this spot to reel in the nets. Sandra and Cubano live above it and you need to ask permission to camp. They'll show you the hidden water tap. Warmest greetings from us: Karin-Marijke and Coen.

August 17th, 2015 Playa Puy Puy

Free camping on the beach. Under the coconut palm trees. We struck luck in seeing the last batch of turtles hatch and make a beeline for the sea. Note that weekends can get noisy with beach campers that bring generators and music.

August 16th, 2015 Cueva Del Guácharo

I think it was 150 Bolivares per person to camp on the guarded parking lot in the forest. Spectacular cave visit should not be missed.

August 13th, 2015 Airport Maturin

20 Bolivares per night on the quiet parking of the airport. You could leave your vehicle for a few days as well if your flying to Trinidad and Tobago. We couldn't find a flight within the next few weeks...

August 8th, 2015 Victor's Place

We could camp and park the car for a few days while touring the Orinoco Delta to the Orinoco Eco Camp. Talk to Victor or Hani (owner of the Orinoco Eco Camp). www.orinoco.eco.camp.com

July 15th, 2015 3D Equipamento

Gabriel has a nice small workshop for heavy suspension and frame modifications. Plasma cutting and a small powder coating setup.

July 15th, 2015 Resergen

Wheel alignment and general oil change. Big place and excellent help for the traveling.

July 10th, 2015 El Abismo

During off season we could camp for free at Andrés his nice place. Gets crowded during local holidays (Christmas and January). From here there is excellent hiking to various viewpoints of the plains in Brazil and the steep drop-off called "El Abismo".

July 8th, 2015 Salto Catedral

July 2015 we paid 500 Bolivares to camp on a lovely spot overlooking the rolling hills next to a wash basin.

April 19th, 2015 Yakoo

German owned lovely hotel set on top of the hill. Paid equivalent of 10 USD 2.000 Bolivares with use of the swimming pool and wifi. Could Park in the circular driveway.

April 13th, 2015 Kauai-Merú

Lovely rugged 4x4 drive to get here. You will need a high clearance vehicle with low range 4x4! The place was empty but can get crowded during local holidays. e.g. Christmas and January. The river camp has thatched indigenous huts and a new toilet facilities have been built. We gave a small donation to the care taking Pemón. From Kavanayén it's only 20kms or so, but can take you a few hours.

April 10th, 2015 Iboribó / Aponwao

Paid 100 Bolivares per night to camp right on the side of the river. From here a guide can take you either in a boat trip or a nice Savanna hike to the base of the impressive waterfall nearby.

April 8th, 2015 Encanto De Cuyuni

Swiss owner Bruno has built a strange camp on the river bank. Stayed here 2 times and all the time prices fluctuated. First time we paid 600 Bolivares per person. It is a safe place although it is in the middle of contraband region. Bruno is a interesting figure who loves to play Swiss traditional jodel music loud on Sunday morning!

April 6th, 2015 Posada la Casita

2.000 Bolivares, no wifi. Convenient stopover to the Gran Sabana.

February 12th, 2015 Termales Machin

Road side rural parking near to the volcano Machin. Hot water flows through a pipe into a big cemented pool. 5000 per person for the bath.

January 28th, 2015 Guatapé

Waterfront Park, free. Silent at night, police nearby.

January 27th, 2015 Embalse Las Playas

Free, popular camp spot for the weekend get aways. Great views over the lake. Bigger rigs might not get past the narrow passage to access the grassy areas. On weekends it can get busy, judging the amount of garbage lying around.

January 18th, 2015 Laguna Suesca

Free. A little hidden begin some trees from a small forest. Farmers might stop by for a chat. Asked permission from a farmer who called the owner on his cell.

January 17th, 2015 Nemocón

Free - parked in front of the church near the Salt museum (3.000 per person). 4 blocks away from the other Salt Mine (18.000 per person). Very quiet night.

December 7th, 2014 El Sifon

Free. Little flat space next to a little restaurant. Maribel runs the place. From here you could walk to the local hot springs. Amazing views of the snow capped mountains nearby if skies are clear in the morning, this is also when horses come together bringing the cows milk.

December 4th, 2014 Valle De Cocora Wild Camp

Almost at the end of a rocky dirt road near the river. Free. Lovely place in tranquility away from the mass tourist places. Although this is the place where lots of horse tours pass during the day.

December 2nd, 2014 Vivera Babilon, Génova

We stayed at Nicolai's place in Génova for free. It came recommended by a friend. He and his family have tents at a river side for rent as well as a fishing pond.

November 27th, 2014 Bomberos Pijao

Free at the fire brigade of Pijao. With access to toilets and a refreshing cold shower. Very quiet after sunset.

November 24th, 2014 Armenia Side Street Camp

Just across the Parque la Vida in Armenia. Free parking in front of a condominio. Very quiet at night and during sunday we had a relaxed day. Few little popular bistros nearby with wifi.

November 23rd, 2014 Side Street Cajamarca

A quiet sidestreet of the busy Pan Am between Ibague and Armenia. Twisty mountain roads with little opportunity to camp. Driving in the dark with all thise lit up trucks is only nice for so long. Connected with the locals and got fresh fruit and an offer for a shower.

November 18th, 2014 Laberinto El Cusco

Great views, lovely shower with a fat stream of water out of a pipe. Paid 4.000 pp. great place to set up the rtt and awning and relax, work, hike, do laundry. Water drank the water from the well.


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