4×4 Venture

2 week driving holidays where you learn real off-road skills, then use every aspect to drive your vehicle through extreme terrain. Bushmasters 4×4 Venture trips are all about you exploring and having fun in really remote jungle and savannahs, with specially kitted out vehicles, which you’ll have to learn to drive, maintain and fix. On this two week adventure you’ll be travelling with a Bushmasters instructor and local bush drivers, mechanics, cowboys (or vaqueros as they are known here) and local Amerindian jungle hunters.

  • 2 week 4×4 off-road driving holidays
  • Learn all aspects of extreme 4×4 driving
  • Drive through dense jungle trails
  • Drive to remote Amerindian cattle ranches
  • Try your hand at the original 4×4 vehicle – the horse!
  • If the vehicle don’t get stuck up, we’ll get it stuck and you’ll have to get it out!
  • Bounce through jungle, cross rivers, cruise savannahs, spot wildlife from the roof, work as a cowboy on a ranch, then head out into the jungle to catch piranha for dinner!

Join the Bushmasters 4×4 Venture!

You drive to the remote places, you get bogged in and you get out, you break the truck and you repair it and more importantly, you live through the night – wherever you happen to stop!

We’ll spend a few days training on the vehicles; learning about the kit and equipment in the vehicles, how to drive off road, how to use 4 wheel drive, winches, hi-lift jacks, how to clear obstacles, fit mud chains, cross water obstacles, fix flat tyres and much more. Of course we’ll also have to go through how we’ll be living in the jungles and savannahs we’ll be crossing.

Off Road Driving

Training behind us and everyone confident in their new found skills we move to a new extreme, with you driving us deep into the jungle on some very tough trails. Then for a few days you’ll get chance to experience the primary, pristine jungles of Amazonia. You will use a machete to cut through the bush, sleep in hammocks overnight, catch piranha for dinner, all surrounded by the towering rainforest trees with everything from spiders to monkeys, jaguars to giant otters for company.

From the jungle we head 200kms to the south savannahs to spend a few days on a cattle ranch, which time has left behind. Here you’ll live as a vaquero, tending to the duties on a ranch. Milking the cows, lassoing the young ones to separate them from mother when she goes out to graze, rounding up the herd on horse back, branding the new-borns, castrating the year olds! – everything on a ranch with little electricity and basic running water, but the most beautiful creek in the world and savannah and jungle animals ranging from the Giant Anteater to Howler Monkeys in the nearby forest, calling out like lions each day.

To find out when Bushmasters are next heading off on a 4×4 Venture, take a look at our Dates and Costs page.

 

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