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Driving through the rugged roads of South America



Road trips are the best way to explore a country, its famous landmarks and the different spots. It gives a chance to peek into its deep roots from where we get to know about something new all the time. Traveling can make you experience the best moments of your life, but you cannot know your potential and introspect unless and until it’s a road trip, especially when you are on a ride to measure the roads of South America. Forget everything and pack up your bags for an exciting adventurous trip, which you might not get anywhere else. Pull up your socks and get ready to enjoy a thrilling expedition that will make you scream in joy and surprise.

1. Death Road, Bolivia:

Death Road, Bolivia

Also known as the World’s Most Dangerous Road, the death road in Bolivia is a highway that stretches from 61 to 69 kilometers that connects the Amazon rainforest region of northern Bolivia to its capital city. The magnificent views of the road and the breathtaking route will give you an out of the world experience. The road is filled with tourists all the time and travelers can be seen cycling very often. So, if adventure is what you seek, take this road which is actually less traveled but worth visiting.

2. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia:

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat that happens to be another renowned adventure-filled road trip. The smooth white salt flat and the crystal blue sky will add charm to your trip and leave you awestruck. It is an amazing place to experience a 4×4 excursion. The solitude of the place will make you fall in love with it and you’ll definitely like to spend time discovering its hidden vistas. The road takes you to La Paz from Uyuni. Do not forget to stop over its only restaurant and take a break from the drive.

3. Carretera Austral, Chile:

Carretera Austral, Chile

Formerly known as the Carretera General Augusto Pinochet, Carretera Austral is a name given to route 7 of Chile. The highway is around 1,240 km long and connects Puerto Montt to Villa O’Higgins through rural Patagonia. Flawless views of fjords, glaciers, forest and natural sceneries are the common sights that you will encounter while driving on the road. The unpaved roads are no less than an electrifying experience which you will relish if you are an adventure seeker. Get on your ride and take yourself on a journey that will make you forget everything else.

4. Transamazônica, Brazil:

Transamazônica, Brazil

This 4,000 km long highway is the connecting link from Amazon to Brazil. Driving along the Amazon on the unpaved roads is an experience that you will remember for your lifetime. You will have to ride between the cattle and the cowboys that can be found all over the roads on this route. The best time to drive on the road is between July to October when you can watch the wonderful sights of the Amazonia National Park and the village Labrea. This is yet another adventurous ride you will come across.

5. Ruta 40, Argentina:

Ruta 40, Argentina

The most famous and the longest road in South America that takes the tourists from La Quiaca in the north to Rio Gallegos in the far south of Argentina. A ride on this route will make you give a treat to your eyes with some astonishing views of the Andes Mountain and the Los Glaciares National Park. Herds of sheep and foxes can be spotted while driving on the road that will add a pinch of magic to your drive. A drive on this route cannot be missed as it is one of the most important routes of the South America.

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