Yungas Road is deadly

If you are ever traveling through Boliva and want a bit more adventure for your tourist dollar hop on a local bus and tour Yungas Road.  The road is also known as El Camino de la Muerte or the Road of Death, and is responsible for the death of between 200-300 people each year.  the 60 some odd kilometer road was named the world’s most dangerous in 1995 and crosses mark spots where people have lost their lives.

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11 Responses to Yungas Road is deadly

  1. P Smith May 28, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    I rode a bus on a road on the island of Mindoro in the Philippines that was nowhere near as steep or narrow, and it was still frightening.

    The road was barely 8 meters wide in most places, 6 meters in some. And while it may have only been 50-100 meters down the highest cliffs, not hundreds of meters, it was still high enough to kill. And with the way the Filipinos drive, you’d think they’re in a hurry to meet their “god”.

    • Pony May 28, 2009 at 9:43 am #

      i always get nervous when I travel and have to drive on some of these so called roads

  2. DIYE4EVER May 28, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    HEY I WENT TO PERU IN MAY LAST YEAR AND THERE WAS SOME OF THESE TYPES OF ROADS AND I HAD THE WINDOW SEAT ON THE BUS I SURE WAS NERVOUS…

  3. Crazy Oldie May 28, 2009 at 11:21 am #

    I have been on roads like this on my trips….its scary but a little magic tobacco (weed) takes care of the stress….

  4. mike May 29, 2009 at 3:38 am #

    really good shots there…. i liked them in india also there are many places like this..Hopefully drivers are some what experienced though our lives are in their hands.I would never like to drive on these …

  5. A. Wannabe Travelwriter June 3, 2009 at 2:36 am #

    So, how do they resolve a big truck and a big bus meeting on that road?

    I assume they must be really good at backing up.

    • Pony June 3, 2009 at 6:45 am #

      from what I saw on the show on TLC or Discovery there are certain sections wide enough for two vehicles to pass…you just have to be at that section when passing occurs. So a lot of backing up.

  6. Scop June 5, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    Mixing beauty and danger is exciting if especially if you make it home alive.

  7. bhel September 8, 2009 at 10:12 am #

    OMG!

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