Wilderness Adventures – Where to Find Wildlife and Nature
One of the big advantages of traveling in your overland vehicle is being able to have wilderness adventures, meaning that you can drive and camp where public transportation doesn’t go.
Here are our tips on ultimate rough camps, fantastic road trips, dramatic mountain passes, where to find wildlife, and much more.
For tips on hiking and running, take a look here.
The upcoming book Forever Off Track chronicles Karin-Marijke and Coen’s remarkable 3.5-year overland journey from Europe to Southeast Asia in a rugged Land Cruiser. Join them as they step out … Read more
Snakes and caimans are very much part people’s lives in the Chaco, Argentina’s wilderness home to indigenous people. How do they live?
The Baekdu-Daegan is a mountain ridge across the country and includes national park. This is the ultimate region for hiking in South Korea.
The freedom to drive into the wilderness and free camp amidst the Tuzbair limestone cliffs in Kazakhstan – that’s why we travel overland.
There are lots of things to do in Hokkaido all year, but winter in Hokkaido is special: snow festivals, snow hikes, and wildlife viewing.
Thousands of kilometers of driving the Transamazônica (Trans-Amazonian Highway) showed the full-scale Amazon deforestation going on.
The altiplano in Chile, its northernmost desert, offers all you need for a perfect overland road trip and take in the magnitude of creation.
Watching sea turtles in South America has been one of most beautiful experiences. Here’s info on where to watch marine turtles, when, and how.
On a continent so rich in salt flats, wetlands, glaciers, canyons, and deserts, what were among our favorite places in South America to be blown away?
Among the easiest place to watch wildlife in South America, the Pantanal wetlands in Brazil can be visited from four sides. Here’s how.
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.
Lake Baikal in May, still partly frozen. But that doesn’t deter us from rough camping on this beautiful spot: in the forest along Lake Baikal.
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. Piranhas! We had hit a school of them and reeled in one after the other. Pablo carefully … Read more
Snow festivals are a good reason to visit Hokkaido, Japan in winter. However, we were charmed by so much wildlife – here is a photo essay.
Rocket launches, sloths, winti rituals, gold mines and car rallies are among the experiences that make traveling to the Guianas unique.
Time to get out of the car and do some walking. Hiking on Yakushima Island, in south Japan and a UNESCO Biopshere Reserve.
Overland camping in Argentina with a private vehicle amidst amazing scenery. What’s there not to like? Here 11 top overland campsites.
The magic of the trail found in its landscape, culture, fog and sun, the spiritual and history are all reasons to thru-hike the Baekdu-Daegan.
700+kms of hiking the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea, may be the most challenging yet inspiring way to travel here.
Some of Brazil’s most fascinating sites lie in the Northeast, the Sertão: Jalapão, Serra Capivara National Park, Sousa, and Pai Mateus.
4 days of hiking in Jirisan National Park were followed by an additional 7 further north. It ws the start of the Baegdu Daegan Trail.
July 11, 2016: A 3-day hike in Seoraksan National Park had us blown away. The views, the trails, the sites along the way, the meetings with Koreans all contributed to a new passion: hiking.
Visit a Brazil few travelers have seen and check out these 10 under-the-radar spots for sightseeing and outdoor adventure.
The Andes Mountains covers 7 countries and 4,300 miles. Here are 9 mind-blowing mountain passes in South America that we crossed.
“Guyana? Where is that?” “Guy… what?” “Is that an island in the Pacific?” Clearly, Guyana is not the best-known country in the world, and even among South Americans you’ll find many … Read more
What to do when the road ends? Take a boat, find a guide and explore the Orinoco Delta in Venezuela.
Our journey in Argentina took about a year. Here we share a number of stories on our trip.
For those who love off-roading to the back of beyond, add Pauji to your list to enjoy an incredible road trip in Venezuela.
Our #1 destination in Venezuela: the Gran Sabana. Lots of space, tranquility, off-road and rough camp opportunities.
Staying with indigenous people, welcomed in a workshop, invited to visit hatos and being part of one of the country’s biggest festivals. Yes, we like Venezuela.
We crossed Los Llanos in Colombia, a spectacular 6-day road trip across vast plains with cattle, wildlife and oil business.
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 swap our landcruising adventure for a Galápagos cruise and to see whether seacruising would for us.
From a luxurious stay at Hacienda Zuleta in Ecuador we returned to the wilderness: the páramo in the Andes Mountains.
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.
Time for a smile: a random selection of animals we’ve come across in South America.
To talk to birds, visit the beautiful animal sanctuary with a bird dome for a 120 birds caught in smuggling like macaws, parrots, toucans.
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 Rupununi Savanna of Guyana is home to many birds. Coen tries to capture them.
A highlight in Suriname: A boat trip to remnants of Suriname’s colonial plantation history in and around the Warappa Kreek.
One of the most impressive sights in South America has been watching sea turtles in French Guiana: leatherbacks, green turtles and olive turtles.
Guide de Guyane, by Philippe Boré, brought us to unexpected places. We loved hiking in French Guiana, with trails full of wildlife as well as historic sites.
Cruising the Altiplano of North Chile, which is characterized by llamas, vicuñas, ceremonial villages and colorful landscapes.
Overlanding through one of South America’s most stunning regions with Laguna Colorada, Salar de Uyuni, Fumaroles and Volcanoes.