Taking a trip down Yungas Road in Bolivia takes a lot of courage, but it guarantees travelers the opportunity to see unique landscapes. This is the famous “Death Road”, which was given this name by the Inter-American Development Bank in the 1990s. This is why it has become one of Bolivia’s tourist attractions.
Every year, thousands of people bike the 64 kilometers of highway. Before 2007, vehicles could not drive on the road. An alternative route was built for this purpose. It is still quite frightening, as it is only 3 meters wide and has cliffs that are up to 600 meters deep. The trip is only recommended with supervision from regional guides.
The route begins at an altitude of 4,700 meters in La Cumbre, near La Paz. At the end of the road, tourists descend to 3,500 above sea level. On the way, visitors will see cliffs, jungles, waterfalls, rivers and a forest among the clouds.
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