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.
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. We had hit a school of them and reeled in one after the other. Pablo carefully removed … Read more
While we went to north Japan for snow festivals, our highlight was wildlife on Hokkaido – and took some awesome photos.
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.
Argentina has many campgrounds but the beauty is that you don’t depend on them. Boondocking is allowed and very common indeed. Many magnificent camping spots are in the back of … Read more
“To walk nature is to witness a thousand miracles.” ~Mary Davis
700+kms of hiking the Baekdu-daegan in South Korea, may be the most challenging yet inspiring way to travel here.
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
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.
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
With the Andes Mountains stretching from the far north of Venezuela all the way down to South America’s southernmost point in Argentina, covering seven countries and 4,300 miles in the … Read more
“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
When studying the map of Venezuela my eye was constantly drawn to one particular corner: that of the Orinoco Delta. The drawback for an overlander: there are no roads or … Read more
Sea turtles are among the animals that characterize South America’s wildlife. Where you can see them? We show you a couple of places.
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 of road trips 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.
Crossing Los Llanos in Colombia in a spectacular 6-day road trip.
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.
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.
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.
Roughing it in Chile’s most northern desert, on the altiplano. How can that not be a privilege?
Time for a smile: a random selection of animals we’ve come across in South America.
Talking to birds, going for a swim. Life is good…
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.
Traversing one of South America’s most stunning regions: La Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa.