The Interoceanic Highway or Trans-oceanic highway is an international, transcontinental highway in Peru and Brazil to connect the two countries. It entailed the renovation and construction of roughly 2,600 kilometres of roads and 22 bridges.
Leaving the hot and sticky valley we wind our way up the Andes Mountains and over the Abra Pirhuayani pass 4,725m on our way to Cusco. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls.
The zone is prone to heavy mist and can be dangerous in low visibility conditions. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500 – 2,800 meters.
The scenery is spectacular and the people we meet along the way are very friendly.