Deserts to snow capped mountains.

Entering Peru, honestly my first impression was not a good one. Although things went smoothly at the border crossing, seeing the many Venezuelan families with everything they owned, migrating to Peru because of the unrest in their homeland was deeply disturbing to me. Hundreds migrate daily, making the trek from Venezuela to Peru where they are gladly accepted. I took comfort learning that Peru has programs to help them get on their feet starting a new life there.


Meanwhile, after getting all of our required insurance, passport stamps, vehicle temporary importation and so forth we hit the road southbound. Almost immediately I began to realize the shift of change in the landscape. Sand dunes, desert and a few peaks of the Pacific Ocean for miles. After a two days of driving through this environment I began to get bored, lol. However, in retrospect it was a great opportunity to finally sit back relax on a two lanes black top going 70 mph.


but I’ve learned over the years to be patience and see how things unfold. Well it didn’t take long. A few days later we found some of the most amazing oasis in the desert. While traveling down the Pan American on Peru’s norther coast we were treated to some delights. Peru there are some stunning landscapes, beaches, ruins, and quaint fishing villages.

Published by bernardbarbour

Expedition leader, writer and photographer @Tales of the Pan American Highway. Currently on the road to Ushuaia Argentina. Follow me , 4x4 overlanding. #overlandsouthamerica #overlandcentralamerica

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