In Bolivia we enjoyed quite a bit of overland camping. It’s a country with lots of space and few people so finding a spot to rough camp generally was easy.
In, or near, towns or cities we asked for a place to camp in a parking lot of a hotel or restaurant, which generally worked out okay. Sometimes we paid a small fee to use their bathroom/shower.
Read More: Roughing It in South Bolivia
The Ultimate Region for Overland Camping
Overland camping is at its grandest at Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, and in Sud Lipez, the rough region on altitude south of Salar de Uyuni towards Chile (San Pedro de Atacama).
Read More: Tips for Overland Camping on Salar de Uyuni
Staying with Locals & at Hotel Oberland
Since we have family and friends in Bolivia we stayed with them too. We didn’t use the Hospitality Club or Couchsurfing (Find us under ‘Coen Wubbels’).
GPS Waypoints on Accommodation & Overland Camping in Bolivia
Let there be no misunderstanding: no, you don’t have to go to these places. No, these are not by definition the best spots. After having traveled in Bolivia for so long we realize that it’s no problem here to find your own beautiful spots for camping.
We decided to continue the page anyway, for travelers who would like some tips about camping spots which we enjoyed or found practical. Please note that this is always our personal experience.
You can also check out iOverlander, where you can see where other overlanders spent the night.
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