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11 Best Travel Documentaries Streaming on Netflix

Whether you can’t afford to travel to these places and just want to take a virtual tour or you’re planning to visit them and need to scout ahead, these 11 best travel documentaries streaming on Netflix can be very helpful for both real and virtual travelers.

A vast majority of us doesn’t get to travel as much as we would want to. Fortunately, we have Netflix, so we can at least enjoy the scenery other people filmed. Granted, it is a far cry from the real deal, but if that’s the only thing we can afford, we’ll take it. At least, we get to enjoy these exotic places in the comfort of our home. And to be honest, it is highly unlikely that many of us will ever visit some of the places featured in these movies. Not too many people have K2 or Antarctica on their bucket list.

11 Best Travel Documentaries Streaming on Netflix


To rank the best travel documentaries streaming on Netflix, we had to devise a system, similar to that we used in our list of best tech documentaries streaming on Netflix. Going simply by IMDb rating just wouldn’t cut it, although we did include it in our final ranking. We also scoured dozen of lists on most popular sites in order to get an accurate feel for public opinion. We mixed it all together and came up with a genuine Insider Monkey ranking.