2007 Roadtrip: Lima, Perú to the Chilean Border

We left Lima at 9:30 a.m. and drove to Nazca to check out a hotel there we thought it might be nice to stay for the night. We arrived in Nazca at 3:30 p.m. (It was 450 km. and we made good time because we weren’t hassled by police stops on this portion.) We went to Hotel Cantayo Spa & Resort, Nazca, Perú (fono: (51 56)522 264 e-mail: info@hotelcantayo.com , web: www.hotelcantayo.com ) It was out of town on a large estate. I stayed in the car while Dimitri checked it out. Dimitri said it was beautiful—a real class act, he called it. But it was full. They have something like space for 52 and they had 52 confirmed reservations.
So we left Nazca at 4:00 p.m. for our old favorite - Puerto Inka - where we arrived at 6 p.m. (a total of 610 km). This time Puerto Inka Resort (Panamericana Sur KM 610, Chala, Arequipa (51-54-551-055) e-mal: puertoinca@puertoinka.com.pe , web: www.puertoinka.com.pe ) gave us a big room with the same beautiful view. We had dinner and then watched a DVD movie on our computer in our room sitting on the deck chairs.
On our second night on the road we stayed in Tacna at the Tacna Gran Hotel (Av Bolognesi 300, Tacna (052)72 4193 www.derrama.org.pe) Our room was S/.279 and dinner at the hotel cost S/.73. We wanted to get out early the next morning to be at the border controls early (to avoid the bus traffic). The next morning we left Tacna at 8:45 a.m. and passed through the Peruvian border controls quickly. On we went to the Chilean side early enough to avoid the buses, we thought.