Camino a Caranavi

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.

Tucked away on the western part of the country, close to the popular Death Road, the road to the town has it all. It’s mostly unpaved, narrow, following a river, with dangerous drop offs and heavy traffic. Be prepared, this road is not for the faint of heart or ill prepared. One mistake can have serious consequences.

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. The road, among mountains, cliffs and precipices, is extremely defiant after rains.



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