11 Best Netflix Travel Documentaries

Itchy feet? I know most of us are itching to travel as far as we can go. But, since most of us are still on quarantine and while leisure travel is still restricted, it might be a good idea to distract ourselves a little bit with these 11 incredible travel documentaries on Netflix. We can’t travel physically as of now but we can virtually.

Incredible Netflix Travel Documentaries

Magical Andes

Magical Andes is first on our list of incredible Netflix Documentaries mainly because its narrative is superb and the landscapes are beautiful. The show features the Andes Mountain from Argentina to Colombia and the popular tourist spots around the area. It really makes you want to go to South America right now.

Episode Guide

  1. Argentina and Chile, from the southern ice
  2. Chile and Argentina, from the Aconcagua to the desert
  3. Bolivia, the door to the Altiplano
  4. Peru, an ancient culture
  5. Peru and Ecuador: Climbing the Cotopaxi Volcano
  6. Colombia: Mountains and Lush Vegetation

Ugly Delicious

Ugly Delicious is a food and travel documentary hosted by David Chang, a popular chef in the US. Each episode features not just a popular food but also its culinary, cultural, and sociological history. There is actually more to it than just a travel and food show. I like what David Chang is fighting for.

Episode Guide

  1. Pizza
  2. Tacos
  3. Homecooking
  4. Shrimp and Crawfish
  5. BBQ
  6. Fried Chicken
  7. Fried Rice
  8. Stuffed

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Currently available only in the UK, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown is an American food and travel show hosted by the late Anthony Bourdain. It features less popular tourist destinations and examines their cultures and cuisines. It has 12 episodes with the finale that brought the audience back to Bourdain’s hometown of New York.

You can signup for a VPN to get access to Parts Unknown from anywhere in the world.

Episode Guide

Season 1 (2013)

  1. Myanmar
  2. Koreatown, Los Angeles
  3. Colombia
  4. Quebec
  5. Morocco
  6. Libya
  7. Peru
  8. Congo

Season 2 (2013)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season One
  2. Jerusalem
  3. Spain
  4. New Mexico
  5. Copenhagen
  6. Sicily
  7. South Africa
  8. Tokyo
  9. Detroit

Season 3 (2014)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Two
  2. Punjab, India
  3. Las Vegas
  4. Lyon
  5. Mexico City
  6. Russia
  7. Mississippi Delta
  8. Thailand
  9. Bahia, Brazil

Season 4 (2014)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Three
  2. Shanghai
  3. The Bronx
  4. Paraguay
  5. Vietnam
  6. Tanzania
  7. Iran
  8. Massachusetts
  9. Jamaica

Season 5 (2015)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Four
  2. Korea
  3. Miami
  4. Scotland
  5. Madagascar
  6. New Jersey
  7. Budapest
  8. Hawaii
  9. Beirut

Season 6 (2015)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Five
  2. Cuba
  3. Marseille, France
  4. Okinawa, Japan
  5. Bay Area
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Borneo
  8. Istanbul
  9. Charleston, SC

Season 7 (2016)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Six
  2. Manila, Philippines
  3. Chicago
  4. The Greek Islands
  5. Montana
  6. Tbilisi, Georgia
  7. Senegal
  8. Cologne, Germany
  9. Buenos Aires

Season 8 (2016)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Seven
  2. Hanoi
  3. Nashville
  4. Sichuan
  5. London
  6. Houston
  7. Japan
  8. Buenos Aires
  9. Minas Gerais, Brazil
  10. Rome

Season 9 (2017)

  1. Prime Cuts: Season Eight
  2. Los Angeles
  3. San Sebastian
  4. Laos
  5. Queens
  6. Antartica
  7. Oman
  8. Trinidad
  9. Porto, Portugal

Season 10 (2017)

  1. Singapore
  2. French Alps
  3. Lagos, Nigeria
  4. Pittsburgh
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. Puerto Rico
  7. Seattle
  8. Southern Italy

Season 11 (2018)

  1. West Virginia
  2. Uruguay
  3. Newfoundland
  4. Armenia
  5. Hong Kong
  6. Berlin
  7. Cajun Mardi Gras
  8. Bhutan

Season 12 (2018)

  1. Kenya
  2. Asturias, Spain
  3. Indonesia
  4. Tony’s Impact
  5. Far West Texas
  6. Under the Tarp
  7. Lower East Side

Somebody Feed Phil

Currently on its third season, Somebody Feed Phil is an American travel and food documentary available on Netflix hosted by Phillip Rosenthal. Each episode, Phillip travels to a city and features its delightful cuisines as well as meet locals and expats and bond with them.

Episode Guide

Season 1

  1. Bangkok
  2. Saigon
  3. Tel Aviv
  4. Lisbon
  5. New Orleans
  6. Mexico City

Season 2

  1. Venice
  2. Dublin
  3. Buenos Aires
  4. Copenhagen
  5. Cape Town
  6. New York City

Season 3

  1. Marrakech
  2. Chicago
  3. London
  4. Seoul
  5. Montreal

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner is another Food and Travel show hosted by David Chang. This show follows the adventure of David along with one of his friends each episode as they eat their way through breakfast, lunch, and dinner in featured cities around the globe.

Episode Guide

  1. Vancouver
  2. Marrakech
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Phnom Penh

Street Food

Street Food is an American travel and food documentary that premiered on Netflix in 2019. The first installment is about popular street food in Asia. The second installment which will be shown on Netflix later this month is about South America.

Street Food Asia Episode Guide

  1. Bangkok, Thailand featuring Raan Jay Fai, Sukhumvit 38 Famous Ba Mee, and Jek Pui Curry.
  2. Osaka, Japan featuring Izakaya Toyo, Umai-Ya, and Fue
  3. Delhi, India featuring Mangla Chat Wale, Kallu Nihari, Karim’s, and Nand di Hatti
  4. Yogyakarta, Indonesia featuring Jajan Pasar Mbah Satinem, Arya Snack & Food, Gudeg Mbah Lindu, and Mie Lethek Cap Garuda
  5. Chiayi, Taiwan featuring Smart Fish, Magistrate Liu’s, A Eh Douhua, and Song Shan Tu Yao
  6. Seoul, South Korea featuring Gohyang Kalguksu Stall, Honglim Banchan Stall, Pakgane, and Baked Baffle
  7. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam featuring Truoc’s Snail Stall, Bánh Mì Bảy Hổ, Cơm Tấm Kim Ngân, and Phở Miến Gà Kỳ Đồng
  8. Singapore featuring Haig Road Putu Piring, Master Tang Wanton Noodles, Keng Eng Kee Seafood, and Sin Kee Famous Chicken Rice
  9. Cebu, Philippines featuring Entoy’s Bakasihan, Leslie’s Lechon, Azul Tuslob Buwa, and Rubilyn’s Carinderia

The Kindness Diaries

The Kindness Diaries is a travel documentary television series on Netflix starring Leon Logothetis, a former broker. He embarks on a journey around the world with no cash and only relies on the kindness of strangers for food and shelter. He listens to life stories of his hosts and in exchange for their kindness, he helps them realize their dreams to pay it forward.

Tales By Light

Our Planet

Night on Earth

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes

So, how many of these Netflix Travel Documentaries have you watched? What’s your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below.


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