Overland Travel in Bolivia
Take your overland vehicle to Bolivia and you won’t regret it. Of South America it arguably has the largest variety of unique landscapes. Driving your rig across the world’s largest salt flat, Salar de Uyuni, and stopping anywhere for a night of camping under the stars is an experience you won’t forget. Farther south stretch the Lagunas on an altitude averaging 4,000 meters. Here lies your best overland 4×4 adventure so be prepared. But Bolivia offers more, whether it’s the Ruta del Che where Che Guevara fought and died, or the tropical regions in the north.
Overlanding in Bolivia… travel hardly can get any better than this.
Ship your vehicle (or rent a car) and explore some of the best road trips in South America. Here are our 9 favorites.
From glaciers to deserts, from the Amazon Rainforest to vast wetlands, and from waterfalls to salt flats, South America has a number of places where you feel how insignificant we, … Read more
What’s the lure of the Pan Americana? I asked a number of overlanders what made them drive (parts of) the Pan American Highway that links Alaska with Ushuaia.
For the second time we return to Copacabana. This time not to get the Land Cruiser blessed but to leave Bolivia and head for Peru.
Paid accommodation, staying with locals, and where to go overland camping in Bolivia, including GPS waypoints.
How much money did we spent in Bolivia on accommodation, camping, diesel, sightseeing, the Land Cruiser and such?
Tips on where to get your car fixed in Bolivia with gps waypoints of workshops and tips on what to do in case of a major repair (overhaul).
What do you bring, what safety issues to watch out for, and what are ultimate campsites on the world’s largest salt flat?
Is the World’s Most Dangerous Road Still that Dangerous?
What’s the story on Bolivia’s two-tier price system for fuel? And what are the ways around it?
New requirement: Orden de Traslado
What’s the story: 1 month, 3 months, 6 months?
Is there anything of interest in one of Bolivia’s remotest corners?
Talking to birds, going for a swim. Life is good…
Specific ins and outs that may be of interest when planning on driving in Bolivia: Info on road conditions, road maps and toll roads.
Throwing with a sheep to have a showdown? What kind of hobby/exercise/animal cruelty is that? It is part of an annual religious festival we stumbled upon in central Bolivia (although … Read more
The snow-white Basilica of Copacabana, along Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, is the backdrop to a weekly ritual: La Benedicion de Movilidades. After a six-month, stressful restoration of the Land Cruiser, we feel it can definitely use a blessing before we hit the road again.
An impression of Ernesto’s immaculate workshop.
Are we in northeast Bolivia? Some things look very Asian, even the tropical forests around the World’s Most Dangerous Road.
Traversing one of South America’s most stunning regions: La Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa.
Time to get some work done on the Land Cruiser…
Our introduction to Bolivia: washboard, dust and altitude problems.