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.
The Land Cruiser Restoration is coming to an end. Almost 100 days since we disassembled the Land Cruiser, we have our home on wheels back.
The Land Cruiser renovation is progressing with difficulty. Bureaucratic hurdles, renegotations and car part shopping in La Paz.
Is it miscommunication, cultural differences, or something else? Our Land Cruiser Restoration in La Paz, Bolivia, quickly goes pear-shaped.
After 7 years on the road, part of the chassis broke off. A restoration of the Land Cruiser was required and we found a workshop in Bolivia.
An ultimate overland adventure in South America is exploring the world’s largest salt flats and enjoying an overland camp on Salar de Uyuni.
The Death Road in Boliva, the Transamazônica in Brazil, and the Carretera Austral in Chile are among the popular road trips in South America.
On a continent so rich in salt flats, wetlands, glaciers, canyons, and deserts, what were among our favorite places in South America to be blown away?
Driving from North America to South America is popular. Here overlanders answer the question why they drive the Pan-American Highway.
It is time for a new overland road trip, leaving Bolivia, via Copacabana at Lake Titicaca, and crossing the border to our next country: Peru.
Paid accommodation, staying with locals, practical campspots, and ultimate places for overland camping in Bolivia, including GPS waypoints.
How much did we spend on camping, diesel, sightseeing, and the Land Cruiser? Here are details on our Bolivia budget and expenditures.
Tips on where to get your car fixed, on what to do in case of a major repair (overhaul), and tips on where to find workshops in Bolivia.
We decided to check out the Most Dangerous Road in the World, the Death Road. Is it really that dangerous? Where was everybody?
What’s the story on the two-tier price system for fuel in Bolivia? Are there ways around it? Here’s a list with tips and our experiences.
New requirement on car papers for Bolivia: Orden de Traslado. It’s one of the car papers for Bolivia; the Temporary Import Document is easy.
What’s the story concerning a visa for Bolivia, do you get 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months?
An ambitions project of a railroad through Bolivia fell to pieces. All there is left is the train cemetery outside Uyuni, for all to see.
Searching for an excellent car workshop in South America? Here’s an impression of Ernesto’s immaculate garage, in La Paz, Bolivia.
To talk to birds, visit the beautiful animal sanctuary with a bird dome for a 120 birds caught in smuggling like macaws, parrots, toucans.
Specific ins and outs that may be of interest when planning on driving in Bolivia: Info on road conditions, road maps and toll roads.
What money do they have in Bolivia, bolivianos or pesos? And is it easy to find Atms in Bolivia – that work as well…
Would you hurl sheep around for fun? During a religious festival in Bolivia we saw it’s a regional tradition, part of a celebration to honor San Santiago.
After the Land Cruiser’s overhaul we take it to Copacabana, Bolivia. There, right along Lake Titicaca our overland vehicle gets is blessing.
Are we in northeast Bolivia? Some things look very Asian, even the tropical forests around the World’s Most Dangerous Road.
Overlanding through one of South America’s most stunning regions with Laguna Colorada, Salar de Uyuni, Fumaroles and Volcanoes.
When the blinker breaks off because the fender is too rusted, we know the Land Cruiser needs TLC – time for fender repair in South Bolivia.
Our introduction to Bolivia: washboard, dust and altitude problems.