Festivals & Events

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.


New Year’s Eve in Ecuador

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.

Overland off road; a car rally in Suriname

Challenges of a Car Rally in Suriname

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.

Overlanding in Bolivia; getting the Land Cruiser blessed

Blessing of the Land Cruiser in Copacabana (Bolivia)

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.