Overland Travel in Brazil
Known for its security issues in big cities, Brazil, fortunately, is much more than that. And bringing your overland vehicle is the best way to explore all of what lies behind those cities – charming, beautiful and culturally interesting as they are and worth a visit.
Your 4×4 will take you across beaches and through the Amazon Rainforest (Transamazônica Highway recommended) with ease. With 2×2 opportunities abound as well in the dry season. Pop your rooftop tent along the shore and enjoy a night under the stars.
Don’t forget the interior with road trips to beautiful national parks, and a fair share of cultural sites. Overlanding in Brazil allows you to easily go where public transportation stops.
Our 600 Days of travel in Brazil have included a couple of fantastic road trips that we would like to share with you…
Photos of an off-road adventure in Brazil where we drive through shifting sands of dunes and beaches, and cross rivers on rickety, hand-powered ferries.
After an hour of fruitless trying piranhas were suddenly flying into the boat. We had hit a school of them and reeled in one after the other. Pablo carefully removed … Read more
Ship your vehicle (or rent a car) and explore some of the best road trips in South America. Here are our 9 favorites.
The GPS is clueless; we trust the instructions of farmers. We have swapped the white beaches of the Atlantic Ocean lined with palm trees for the little-explored Sertão, as the … Read more
Visit a Brazil few travelers have seen and check out these 10 under-the-radar spots for sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
From glaciers to deserts, from the Amazon Rainforest to vast wetlands, and from waterfalls to salt flats, South America has a number of places where you feel how insignificant we, … Read more
From disliking peanut butter to loving it. From having no clue to how many ingredients the popular brands contain to making our own.
Our Land Cruiser did carry the king of air filters; however, it rusted through all the same. How did the car get to sport a fancy Donaldson Full-View Pre-Cleaner?
Photography, isn’t it all about details?
“Are you going to São Paulo? But that’s a dangerous city! Don’t go there!” many foreigners and Brazilians exclaim. Is it?
100+ GPS Waypoints with additional information on places we stayed in Brazil.
After 4 extensive visits, totaling some 600 days we are leaving Brazil…
Our favorite places in Brazil to splurge, to take time-out, to watch wildlife and to enjoy ecotourism.
Lobster on the menu: enough reason to stay another day, isn’t it?
Sometimes we’re not in harmony with ourselves, each other, or our surroundings. And then, suddenly, everything changes…
From a blown-up battery in a horrible tourist town to a magical night in the dunes.
Our plans go up in smoke.
We drive to the end of the world, meet Bertoldo and get landcruisingadventure.com in the air. How does that work?
Are we speaking the same language as the police officer?
Fiberglass cars are common in Brazil. Does the technique offer a solution for some of the Land Cruiser’s nasty holes and cracks?
How did we become owner of a vice, a custom made key ring, and rear light protectors? And how is that related to Egyptian Pyramids?
How did the welding of two cracks turn into a nineteen-day project?
How did the Ford Motor Company end up in the Amazon with 1 million hectares of land?
Thousands of kilometers of unpaved road through the Brazilian Amazon: join us on the Transamazônica!
When we tell Brazilians we are going to drive the BR319 their eyes open wide and they look at us with respect. “You’re sure you want to do that?”
A place where you can see manatees from up close is Balbina’s Manatee Research Center in north Brazil. We are lucky and get a private tour.
The bridge is finished but not yet open, so in order to drive to French Guiana you’ll need to cross a river. Here’s info on shipping your vehicle across the Oiapoque River.
Names of companies, prices for shipping + GPS Waypoints.
Crossing the 40-hour journey across the Amazon River as a stowaway? I don’t think so.
Part 2 of Off-Road in Brazil: fixing the spare tank, driving rally terrain, hitting the start of the rainy season.
From the coast to Fazenda Lajedo de Pai Mateus: Sertão, caatinga, farms, cacti and palma, and friendly, helpful people.
After years of peaceful travel we encountered the other side of coin: we were robbed.
Driving through the Amazon during rain has its challenges: tarantula’s, midgets, mosquitoes and dengue.
A Toyoteiros Charity Rally near Salvador da Bahia, to help bring attention to the needs of the nearby village of Maracangalha.
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.