Whether you’re interested in extreme sports, travelling, photography, or just chilling out, South America has you covered. The only problem is that the underdeveloped public transport networks make it difficult to access some of the most challenging and beautiful terrain. You could always rent a car or motorbike, but why not hire a 1966 Mercedes-Benz school bus converted into a traveling motorhome instead? Keep reading and you’ll see why the La Chanchita Converted School Bus Camper is the only way to get around South America.
The bus used to ferry people around the city of Buenos Aires, but after nine months of hard work, La Chanchita can now sleep six people. It’s also equipped with water, electricity, shower, toilet, and a wood stove perfect for cold evenings out in the mountains. It’s a tour bus, hotel, meeting place, and fun house all rolled into one. As it says on the company website: “Whether you want to ski, surf, skateboard, climb in the best spots of South America, the Chanchita has no limits!”
Since it’s been on the road, the bus has attracted a steady stream of customers, all of whom seem to be extremely satisfied with their experience. “We couldn’t have hoped for a better week. All thanks to the kindness and generosity of this one guy,” says one trip report. The guy they are referring to is Manu Fombeurre, an adventurer and free skier who came up with the idea for the La Chanchita Converted School Bus Camper.
So if you’re looking for an adventure unlike any other, in a country full of endless natural beauty, it probably time to start planning your next trip to South America with La Chanchita.
[If you are as inspired by this as we are, don’t miss the restored bus mobile home by Hank Butitta that we covered early this year]