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On the map, it doesn't show very far. But according to Lonely Planet, a bus ride takes 10 to 12 hours. So I assume the road is very poor. Is it nevertheless possible to drive it on your own with a car? Are any special preparations necessary?

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I used that road on a public bus in 2009, it wasn't that bad at all. It should be no problem to drive it yourself.

Public buses stop a lot for passengers and also do lunch and toilet breaks, that why they are usually much slower than a private car.

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The road is actually very good. The problem is Andes. It's full of mountains and curves so everyone has to drive slowly.

The bus takes 10 to 12 hours but if you go in your own car it might be less time.

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