In Colombia we a variety of places that were perfect to camp with our overland vehicle. Some were beautiful, some convenient.
- Parking lots of hostels.
- Streets and plazas.
- In the Tatacoa Desert – the best so far.
- In the wilderness.
- Along the side of the road, asking owners for permission to park in their driveway.
- A workshop.
- In a garden of friends’ places.
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Drinking Water – From the Tap vs Water Filter
Note that sometimes we write ‘drinking water from the tap’. This means we drank that water because locals told us it was safe and we didn’t get sick from it. Things change, including the
Because of the heat, you’ll need to make sure to stay dehydrated. Please do the environment a favor and don’t buy plastic bottles. Bring a stainless-steel water bottle and a water filter system.
There is an amazing selection of small, handy, water filter systems out there, such as MSR water filters or, even smaller, a SteriPen or Lifestraw. Or carry water purification tablets if weight and space really are a big issue (we do so on our long-distance hikes).
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Campgrounds & Overland Camps in Colombia
Let there be no misunderstanding: no, you don’t have to go to these places. No, these are not by definition the best spots. After having traveled in South America for so long we realize that it’s no problem here to find your own beautiful spots for camping.
We decided to continue the page anyway, for travelers who would like some tips about camping spots which we enjoyed or found practical. Please note that this is always our personal experience.
You can also check out iOverlander, where you can see where other overlanders spent the night.
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