Ecuador

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.

 

Overland adventure in South America; driving the Pan-American highway

Why Drive the Pan American Highway?

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.

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.