Festivals and Events to Check Out on your Overland Trip
You don’t require your own overland vehicle to see these festivals and events, but some are easier to access when you have your own transportation, such as a remote Nadaam Festival in Mongolia. And to join a car rally, well, you need a car. Here are among the favorite festivals and events we enjoyed on our ongoing overland journey. Pick the ones you like and at them to your bucket list.
For other sightseeing and activities, take a look here.
A flashback to the first Dakar Rally in South America. In the company of Argentineans we found a perfect spot to watch the spectacle.
Mongolia’s most important celebration, the Nadaam Festival is a summer event held throughout the summer and in every corner of Mongolia.
During a weekend-long festival monks chant for enlightenment in the Amarbayasgalant Monastery, one of Mongolia’s top three monasteries.
One of Peru’s most authentic, dramatic, fun and spectacular festivals: the Paucartambo Festival, with 17 traditional troupes honoring the Virgin of Carmen.
What better announcement of spring is there than sakura – the cherry blossom season?
Enjoying Korea’s cherry blossom season: have fun and take selfies!
It’s as awesome as all the travel blogs and sites promise: Sapporo’s Snow Festival.
Suriname’s Owru Yari in photos, a unique event in the world.
Saraguro is the center of an indigenous community in Ecuador. It’s known for its Sunday Market and we returned on January 6 for its annual Three Kings Celebration.
Fire works, driving around with effigies and burning them at night, having your body cleansed with herbs and an egg – all is part of New Year’s Eve in Ecuador.
The 18-hour SOL Adventure Rally and the 4-day Savanna Rally focus on the savanna of Suriname. We joined the dozens of teams and conquered our own challenges.
Being invited for a local sampula party not only is an honor; it’s fun.
One of the big events in São Paulo is the Adventure Sports Fair. We not just checked it out, but joined with a display of the Land Cruiser and our journey.
Throwing with a sheep to have a showdown? What kind of hobby/exercise/animal cruelty is that? It is part of an annual religious festival we stumbled upon in central Bolivia (although … Read more
The snow-white Basilica of Copacabana, along Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, is the backdrop to a weekly ritual: La Benedicion de Movilidades. After a six-month, stressful restoration of the Land Cruiser, we feel it can definitely use a blessing before we hit the road again.
Carnival in Argentina, can it compete with Brazil? Maybe not, but it does come close.