Overland Travel in Ecuador
In one of the Andean countries on South America’s western coast, your overland journey will include driving up and down many, many mountains. The Pan-American Highway cuts straight through the country and the Andes offers lots of side roads to take you to national parks and volcanos.
Tired of the mountains? Drive east into the Amazon Basin, or west to the coast. Small as Ecuador is, you don’t need much time to travel from one climate zone to the next. Traveling in an overland vehicle makes this country all the more accessible and fun to explore. Ecuador safe, easy to navigate, and great for wild camping.
Giant snails, army ants, red creepers, and walking palm trees are among the beauties you will find in the cloud forest in Ecuador – a photo essay.
What’s the lure of the Pan Americana? I asked a number of overlanders what made them drive (parts of) the Pan American Highway that links Alaska with Ushuaia.
Part 3 in the series Problem Solving on the Road, this time focused on the car workshop in Quito, Ecuador.
The treasure of La Selva Eco Lodge in Ecuador is that you can only reach it by boat, plus watching animal life around the lodge is done by boat as well.
We completed our tips and GPS Waypoints on accommodation & camping in Ecuador.
The Ecuador Overland Travel Guide details money matters, budget, workshops, fuel & roadmaps, road conditions, our travel budget, sightseeing, and more.
The 120-km-long Vía Auca goes deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon. We indadvertedly leave the main road and meet the Huoarani indigenous people.
We swap our landcruising adventure for a Galápagos cruise and to see whether seacruising would for us.
A couple of tips on where to find organic markets and vegetarian restaurants in Ecuador.
We off-road to the wilderness and rough camp at the protected páramo of the Zuleta community in the Andes Mountains at 4,000 meters.
Problem solving on the road, at a car workshop in Ecuador to be exact, continues with stories on idler shafts, gearbox dismantles, and tires.
It started with an odd sound, it ended with new leaf-springs, and the transfer box taken down. Here’s part 1 of our car repairs in Ecuador.
As Coen inspected wheel nuts on Ecuadorian vehicles he noticed many were missing; what does this say about car mechanics?
Driving from south to north we traverse a couple of national parks in Ecuador. Hiking around volcanoes and crater lakes, and the visit of a deer and fox.
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.
Our first impressions of Ecuador give reason for despair as well as hope. Who to blame for all the deforestation and can the damage be undone?
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.