4×4 Venture

The 4×4 Venture is one of our best trips, the one we enjoy the most.  A combinations of 4×4 driving, ATV’s  and a South American ranch trip with a traditional rodeo thrown in to boot!

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 4×4 vehicles and ATV’s, 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 and ATV off-road driving holidays
  • Learn all aspects of extreme 4×4 / ATV driving
  • Drive through remote jungle and savannah
  • 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 vehicle 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, ride ATV’s, 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 on some very tough trails.

We will drive and explore several hundreds of kms of the south savannahs. The ATV’s will lead the way, searching out new routes which the 4×4 can follow and finding camp spots at the end of each day. eventually we will come to a local 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.

Our off road trips are always planned to finish over the Easter weeknd which is when the Rupununi holds its annual Rodeo. A must see event where are all the Cowboys are Indians and if you’re up for it you can give bull riding a go!!!!!

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