Best travel documentaries to stream on Netflix

In today’s fast-paced society, taking time off to travel the world is a luxury that not everyone can afford, not to mention the fact that it can be difficult to organize. Luckily, Netflix has a wide range of exciting travel documentaries on their streaming service that allow viewers to experience the world of travel from the comfort of their own homes. Below are some of the hottest travel documentaries that Netflix has to offer.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with my Father

In this quirky and comedic documentary, Jack Whitehall, a British comedian known for his childlike wit and humor takes his prim and proper father to southeast Asia, where they follow the route that many students use for their ‘gap year’. Viewers are exposed to the multicultural beauty of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, together with the hilarity of Jack and his father’s dichotomous personalities.

Best travel documentaries to stream on Netflix

National Parks Adventure

In this fascinating documentary Conrad Anker, a world-renowned mountaineer, Max Lowe, an adventure photographer, and Rachel Pohl, an artist, takes viewers on a breathtaking journey of some of America’s most famous national parks, including Yellowstone, the Everglades, Redwood National Park, the Arches, Glacier National Park, and Yosemite. Filmed using IMAX 3D technology and narrated by Robert Redford, this documentary is not to be missed.

Pedal the world

Imagine cycling more than twelve thousand miles in a year whilst experiencing the magic of twenty-two different countries. Felix Stark, a German-born cyclist did just that in 2013 and 2014. This fascinating documentary follows his journey through its ups and downs and goes to show that anything is possible if you are willing to go for it.

Conan Without Borders

Conan O’Brien takes viewers through a hilarious multi-cultural experience in this one of a kind documentary. From becoming a telenovela star in Mexico to dancing the Rumba in Cuba, viewers can expect to be delighted by his quick wit and humor whilst learning about the rich and diverse cultures this world has to offer.

Expedition Happiness

Felix Starck strikes again with this fantastic documentary as he and his partner, Selima Taibi, together with their dog, take on America’s highways in a cross country expedition in a remodeled school bus. Although the journey has its hardships, the views and experiences are incredible. This film shows the reality of life on the road in a very unique way and is definitely one for the bucket list.

Best travel documentaries to stream on Netflix


This intriguing and thought-provoking documentary is a must-watch for those who enjoy alternative documentaries. Aamion Goodwin and Jess Bianchi explore a very unique style of parenting as they take their three children and travel to fifteen countries before their they reach the age of kindergarten in order to provide the “ultimate education in reality, humanity, and humility.” Given, their six-year-old son, is the narrator and the film is in the form of his memories. It is truly a fascinating documentary that shows that there is more to education than classrooms and arithmetic.

Losing Sight Of Shore

Expect the unexpected in this emotionally crazy documentary as four female friends decide to travel together from California to Australia in a rowboat. Their journey shows the power of determination and friendship as they navigate their way across the ocean, with breathtaking views along the way.

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