Join Overland Experts on a trip through Bolivia as we impart on a 11-day off-road adventure – where things don’t always go as planned – truly defining an adventure.
Why Bolivia? Great roads, gorgeous scenery, unbelievable ecological diversity, and fantastic cultures all wrapped up in one.
Lodging will be local community homes, 1-4 star hotels and even some camping. We will provide all the camping and cooking equipment with the exception of sleeping bags. Bolivia does not have much in terms of a tourism infrastructure and with that being said accomodations are very basic compared to American standards. Internet access is very limited throughout the trip, but cell service if desired is quite reliable.
Weather and ecological conditions will vary drastically from cold mountain areas to humid hot, and muddy rainforests. Conditions of the roads will range from tarmac and rough dry pack dirt roads, to challenging mud/clay in the lowlands. Mountainous areas will cover a huge range of conditions. The Yungas or Death Road itself presents unique conditions. Within the Amazon basin we may encounter flooded areas and may need to travel via ferry. But….. much depends on the weather patterns leading up to the departure.
Space is very limited. Participants must have already been on an OEX trip, or have had or are planning a 2 days training with us (included in the trip cost). If you are interested please apply directly for details.
What is Included
- 2 days Advanced 4×4 training or refresher training at one of OEXs three branches
- Hilux vehicle rental: 4 people per vehicle
- All accommodations (double occupancy)
- Route Books
- Guides and trail leaders
- All meals
What is Not Included
- Dinners in major cities.
- Alcohol (BYOB)
- Travel insurance
- Transport to or from your initial departure airport
What to Bring
- Big sun hat – uglier the better
- Seasonal and smart clothing for early winter New England or high altitude
- Non-cotton tough clothing for hot and wet areas. Breathable fast drying on hood of trucks. Have at least four sets to change into.
- Good hiking boots and rubber knee high water proof boots.
- Full rain gear (top and bottom) and change of boots and clothing easily accessible while on trail.
- Gloves – heavy duty leather for recovery work.
- Flash lights – Petzl (head lamp).
- Extra snack items and any alcohol is BYO based and may only available periodically on the journey.
- We suggest you have a compass, topographic US Quad map for the area, and a GPS of some sort.
- swimwear and towels
- natural soap to wash clothing given the chance
- bug spray of your choice