Yungas Road, La Paz

4.5
#2 of 141 in Outdoors in Bolivia
Though many people refer to Yungas Road as "Death Road," the unforgettable views prove a perennial attraction that you may find worth the risk. Considered the most dangerous road in the world, the mountainous highway between La Paz and Coroico claims the lives of up to 300 tourists every year, as buses and mountain bikes regularly fall off its unguarded edges. You can travel the road in a bus, or take matters into your own hands with a mountain bike trip led by experienced guides. However you choose to brave the infamous road, make sure you go with a reputable tour company. Plan to visit Yungas Road during your La Paz vacation using our convenient La Paz day trip tool .
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  • Day spent with the Agency Xtreme downhill. Nice, guide a lot of breaks. Miss just of explanations on the history of this famous road. I take off a star because of the quality of the delivered photos burst day. Half are blurry, very low definition, much worse than smartphones having several years. Not to mention the fact that no photo is... short landscape on the 200 pictures meet with 5-10 medium-sized pictures. Short damage, we were told 'don't worry, we'll take photos for you"... I regret not taking out my camera more often.
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  • Beautiful experience! Ideal to share with young people and family. I liked it so much that I want to enjoy.
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  • The Sud Yungas Road from La Paz to Yanacachi was way way more exciting than the "Death Road" -- in fact I may not ever drive it again. :)  more »
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