As I will soon leave Peru it is a good time to look back at the experience until now. I can say that the Interoceanic Highway was really the guiding path through my journey. Being able to go from Pisco on the Pacific coast, via the Andes at 4,725 meters high to the jungle on an uninterrupted road was extremely helpful. The state of the road throughout the almost 1,300 kilometers until now was impeccable, and the constructor (Odebrecht) as well as the maintenance entity (IIRSA) were and are making an outstanding job. As with every big project, the impact is quite complex to evaluate, and it is too early for me to form an opinion, but I see this route having a crucial role in the development of tourism in the future.

More information can be found here: Iniciativa para la Integración de la Infraestructura Regional Sudamericana. The financing entity, made up of the South American states, with funding from the Corporación Andina de Fomento, the Inter-American Development Bank and the River Plate Basin Financial Development Fund (Fonplata). – the Interoceanica´s own website. Very interesting. – CSR and development initiatives of Odebrecht, the constructor, benefiting the communities which Interoceanica crosses.

And an outstanding piece of art on the way, the Continental bridge (formerly known as Billinghurst), at 722 meters the longest in Peru: