Paper maps for South America

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  1. CarbonCat

    CarbonCat Long timer

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    Hi guys,
    Finally, the trigger is pulled, im going next month to South America - start and end in Santiago . I'm thinking about a loop of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, and Chile.

    What are good paper maps for that part of the world? Michilen ? National Geographic Adventure?

    I'm going with my wife, we are gonna ride r1200gsa - so probably would stick mostly to black top.

    Thanks a lot!
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  2. Section8

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    These are what I'm going to use, they seem fairly legible image.jpeg
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  3. CarbonCat

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    Where did you get them? I just checked Amazon, but it only has Baja map of this brand. Can you also post an image of detail? Thanks!
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  4. going south

    going south hero & Zero...

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    Those are the ITM's (International travel Maps) you can go right to there web site, or most major brick and mortar book stores have them...
    They are what I use, and they are water proof and tear resistant... not all but some are... as you can see in the above picture, Argentina and Colombia both are...
    hope this helps..
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  5. Section8

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    image.jpeg
    Ordered them from the "Map Store" in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

    Robert.
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  6. MotoMigrant

    MotoMigrant Been here awhile

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    I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155341473X/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Only wanted to carry one large map, I find anymore that I don't need such detail, especially if staying on tarmac. I have a phone for everything else, detail gps etc. Just dropped off our 2 DR 650s to the freight company yesterday, they should arrive in Santiago by tue or wed. Going to the bottom and then we have 4 months to kill, see ya on the road!
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  7. Slowphil

    Slowphil Big Man in a very very small pond

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    I second these, used them from Nova Scotia to Ushuaia mostly as a backup to the gps. They also have large maps of central and south america which are handy as an overview of your journey.
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  8. Parcero

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    ITMs are the best. Not 100% current, but close enough. Waterproof and tear resistant (most, but not all, as going south pointed out) make them perfect to fold to show the current area and place inside a tank bag map pocket. When you get to Colombia if you want a more detailed map, they sometimes sell a complete roadmap book of the whole country at toll booths. I bought one called Mapa de la Ruta and it’s excellent.
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