• SuziePrevett

Week 86 - Utopia and Beyond! Ruta 40 Begins.

Updated: Jun 13, 2020


We got up bright and early after a lovely buffet breakfast and set off towards Yala through some amazing forestry. On route we pulled off at a lay-by next to a truly magnificent tree for a short rest. We had been loving the arid regions in Bolivia for a good number of months; however, the lush green forest with flowing rivers was a nice change. While admiring our new green backdrop, another travelling couple pulled up on old school BMW R-80's. After a bit of a chat and some 'ooh-ing' and 'aah-ing' about the amazing tree, we headed back off on the winding road again. Lovely German couple, but sadly can't recall their names! 


Impressive old tree in Argentina
AvVida.co.uk Impressive old tree in Argentina

Some of the sections were very narrow and we were hoping that the driving standards were a little better than Peru where people come screaming around bends on the wrong side of the road. Luckily the drivers seemed not to be too bad and we made it safely to a campsite on the side of the road called 'El Refugio'. It could have been a lovely place to camp, but although only 150 Argentinian pesos per person and including WiFi and hot water, tonnes of kids turned up later in the afternoon and there were several others with super loud music which destroyed the tranquility of the place somewhat.


El Refugio Campsite in Yala - AvVida.co.uk