The dangerous road to Caranavi is not for the faint of heart

Caranavi is a small town located in the Caranavi Province in the Yungas region of Bolivia. The road to the town is simply terrifying.

Camino a Caranavi

Is the road to Caranavi difficult?

Tucked away in the western part of the country, near the popular Death Road, the road to the town has it all. It’s mostly unpaved, narrow, running along a river, with dangerous drop offs and heavy traffic.

What to expect on the road to Caranavi?

Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences. The road, running among mountains, cliffs and precipices, is extremely defiant after rains.

How long is the road to Caranavi?

The road to the town, part of the Ruta Nacional 3, is 61.7 km (38.33 miles) long, running south-north from Coroico (in Nor Yungas Province, in the La Paz Department) to Caranavi.