The Dakar Rally, which goes through Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Bolivia, bills itself as the world’s toughest and biggest car and motorcycle race. Vehicles must withstand all forms of terrain over a twenty day period before one is crowned rally champion.
Bolivia’s moonlike salt plains atop the Andes Mountains are the newest addition to the brutal course. More than 3,500 meters above sea level, the rally’s organizers recently went there on a reconnaissance mission in order to scope out the land and layout the official route.
Travel with Americas Now to this harsh environment to experience what racers will have to endure when they try to conquer these plateaus in 2015.