There is something extra special about travelling overland as you get to see every piece of terrain and environment that you pass through and can experience how one landscape changes into another. You also get a true feeling for how far different places sit from one another and can stumble across little gems in between which you would never know about if you flew directly to your end destination.

Below are 5 of the best overland journeys out there, all of which you should try and experience in your lifetime…

Route 66 in the USA is a legendary route traversing the USA from Chicago to Los Angeles past several states including Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona. The Mother Route has been an inspiration in songs and movies as it takes you down memory lane into history and also gives you an experience of a lifetime past old cafes, motels and diverse landscapes including the Grand Canyon, the golden deserts and the streets of Los Angeles.

There is no better way of capturing the scenic beauty of New Zealand than taking a campervan tour of the island nation in the North and South Islands. The land of the Kiwis never ceases in wonder and you will witness glorious sceneries such as dense rainforests, massive glaciers, snowcapped mountains, breathtaking fjords, thermal springs, sparkling lakes and dramatic coastlines. In this destination, a hotel room will be a limitation to seeing the natural wonders that make up this nation. Make a campervan like this your home for a few days, weeks or months and you will be amazed at how much you can see and do in New Zealand, it is one of the best overland experiences.

The Amazon is a dream destination for many; it consists of dense jungles that are home to spectacular wildlife and local tribes and also the mighty Amazon River. The Amazon is home to numerous adventurous activities such as trekking, kayaking, climbing and sailing. There are many ways to travel in the Amazon such as trekking, which is not for the fainthearted or cruising the River Amazon for a slightly more laid back option. In any way you choose to travel the Amazon, you will get in touch with nature as you will see animals, birds and marine life all in one place. We’d recommend travelling with an adventure travel company like this who will enhance your experience no end.

South America is vast and full of attractions including the famous Incas Trail, thermals springs, forests, beaches and mountains. In this vast continent, a motorbike tour is a thrilling way to get to explore most of the region and allows you to penetrate through some of the places that a car would not be able to access. There are also many routes that you can take with a motorbike and there are numerous places to explore including Patagonia and the famous Machu Picchu. Or you could take the most famous route of all and follow in Che Guevaras wheeltracks…

The Trans Siberian railway is the longest in the world that connects the far Eastern Russia with the Sea of Japan. The railway covers over ten thousand kilometers across the vast country of Russia to the Pacific port of Vladivostok. This overland trip takes you to a trip down memory lane through ancient towns and villages. You will also witness the varied landscapes of Russia including snow-capped mountains, deep blue lakes, dense forests, hills and valleys. It is the overland experience of a lifetime.