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Into the Heart of Colombia by 4×4 Toyota World Runners :: Video of the Week

Toyota World Runners

A Pan American Highway overland journey is always exceptional, and we have the privilege of following Toyota World Runners thanks to their excellent filmmaking skills and consistency (a true challenge when living on the road).

Amidst the bustling streets of Manizales, Matthew and Stacey decide to head back towards the serenity of Colombia’s central Andean Mountains. Navigating the Colombian mountain routes is demanding but rewarding, with captivating vistas making the journey on terrible roads and jungle tracks worthwhile. They explore the Coffee Axis, Colombia’s primary coffee-producing region, visiting a coffee farm using traditional cultivation methods that naturally protect coffee plants. Their path leads to Tochecito or Finca La Carbonara, home to the world’s tallest wax palms, threatened by cattle ranching. Their ultimate goal is to camp atop Cerro Machin, a stratovolcano with increased seismic activity since 2010. Camping inside a volcano promises an unforgettable adventure, marking another remarkable chapter in their Pan American Highway journey.

Watch more of Matthew and Stacey’s South American adventures here or follow them on instagram.com/ToyotaWorldRunners.

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Graeme Bell is an author and explorer who has dedicated his life to traveling the planet by land, seeking adventure and unique experiences. Together with his wife and two children, Graeme has spent the last decade living permanently on the road in a self-built Land Rover based camper. They have explored 27 African countries (including West Africa), circumnavigated South America, and driven from Argentina to Alaska, which was followed by an exploration of Europe and Western Asia before returning to explore the Americas. Graeme is the Senior Editor 4WD for Expedition Portal, a member of the Explorers Club, the author of six books, and an Overland Journal contributor since 2015. You can follow Graeme's adventures across the globe on Instagram at graeme.r.bell