we are eileen, saskia and jolisa
& We created la karavana.

We converted our double decker bus into a comfortable hostel on wheels. 

To go on outdoor road-trips and take you with us.

& in between trips we rent it out as a group accommodation

So, let’s go?!

Join us on a roadtrip in 2024 
OUR 2024 DESTINATIONS: ICELAND, SCOTLAND, SURFING & CLIMBING

Join us on an adventure! This is what our trips look like:

  • Active road trips cruising around in our vintage bus
  • Small groups our trips are very personal, with max 11 guests on road trips.
  • Outdoor sports We’ll go surfing, kayaking, hiking, biking, etc.
  • Bonfires & marshmellows of course
  • New friends! 🙂 Like-minded people who love being outside
  • Your own bed, with light, curtain & locker – to make it as comfortable as possible
  • We cook together – outside when we can & otherwise inside in our kitchen.



OUR TRIPS
WILL YOU JOIN US ON A ROADTRIP?

SURF CRASH COURSE
2 spots left

Learn how to surf!
We’ll take 2 instructors who will teach you all all about surfing and get to know other surflovers! We’ll discover some of the best surf spots in The Netherlands on this 4 day long Surf Crash Course on Wheels! 

  • – 10 hours surf lesson
    – 3 hours theory lesson
    – All meals
    – 3 nights accommodation
    – All surfing gear
    – Yoga
  • Dutch coast
    Pick up: Haarlem
  • 22 – 25 August 2024
  • €565,-

ROADTRIP SCOTLAND

We’ll cruise through the Highlands, visit the beautiful Isle of Skye and mysterious Loch Ness. We go hiking, kayaking, learn about whisky, and visit Stirling castle.

  • Includes:
    – All meals (except for 1 night dinner)
    – Most activities
    – Accommodation 7 nights
    – 2 hosts / guides / cooks
  • 16 – 23 Sept 2024
    30 Sept – 7 Okt 2024
  • 1625

HARRY POTTER SPECIAL SCOTLAND

Join us in our ‘Knight Bus’ through the wizarding world of Harry Potter!

We’ll cruise through the Highlands, while visiting many Harry Potter film locations. Of course we’ll take the Hogwarts Express, visit Hogwarts Castle & do a Harry Potter tour in Edinburgh!

  • Includes:
    – All meals (except 1 night on ferry)
    – Most activities
    – Accommodation 7 nights
    – 2 hosts / guides / cooks
  • Incl. ferry back to The Netherlands.
  • Inverness (SC)–> IJmuiden (NL)
  • 11- 18 Oct 2024
  • 1875

WHISKY SPECIAL
SCOTLAND

You can enjoy all kinds of whiskies – without having to drive, great right! We visit distilleries, learn how to distill, hike along the rugged coast, enjoy a 3-course meal with matching whiskies, learn woodworking and more.

  • – All your meals & snacks
    – All the whisky-tastings
    – Coffee, tea, water, lemonade on the bus
    – 4 nights accommodation
  • Start & finish in Edinburgh
  • 25 – 29 Sept 2024
  • 1125

ICELAND SOUTH/EAST TRIP
SOLD OUT

This active route takes you to volcanoes, Europe’s biggest glacier, on a 2-day inland hike where you’ll sleep in a mountainhut between 2 glaciers, mountainbiking through the east, to the puffins, ‘Diamond Beach’, a glacier lake,  canyon, waterfalls, undiscovered hikes and much more!

  • – All your meals except for 1 night
    – Coffee, tea, lemonade, snacks
    – Most Activities (see ‘more info’)
    – 10 nights accommodation on bus
    – 1x night mountain hut
  • June 25th – July 6th (1 spot left)
    19-30 July 2024 (SOLD OUT)
  • Pick up: Reykjavik
    Drop off: Egilsstadir
    (Trip 2 opposite)
  • 3295

SURFTRIP
SURFGIRLS
SOLD OUT

Meet other girls who love to surf! With 20 girls we’ll chase the waves. No matter if you’re a beginner or a pro – we are here to have a good time together both in the water and on the land with BBQ, Silent Disco & yoga! 

  • – Meet other likeminded surfgirls!
    – Family style dinner
    – BBQ night
    – Breakfast
    – 2 nights Accommodation
    – Transport to surf spot
    – Silent Disco
    – Yoga
    – All girls Surf session
    – Coffee, tea, water, snacks, lemonade on the bus
  • Julianadorp, NL
  • 24 – 26 May 2024
  • 239 – 299

OUTDOOR CLIMBING COURSE
SOLD OUT

Up for a new sport? Learn how to lead climb and get your indoor lead-climb certificate! We’ll be climbing on different outdoor climbing spots the Ardennes in Belgium.

  • Includes
    – 4 full days lessons
    – climbing certificate
    – 2 certified guides
    – All meals & snacks
    – Hosts
    – 4 nights accommodation
    – Transport to all climbing areas
    – Coffee, tea, lemonade
  • 24-28 April 2024
  • Meeting point: Namur
  • €785,-
rent our bus

When we´re not out traveling, our bus is usually stationed next to in Leiden, at a campsite 4km from Leiden & 13km from the beach. Of course, including fire-pit, BBQ & heater in the bus!

Please get in touch if you’re interested! 

Mission

We believe in doing things that give you energy. Traveling, adventure and meeting new people give that energy, we believe.  

That’s why we want to take people with us and show them adventure lies just around the corner. 



Hostelbus

We’re a hostel on the move. You’ll meet new people, experience the country, share drinks together, but you’ll just wake up with a different view every other day!

Next to that you can also rent the bus as a group accommodation. 

 



Activities

Hiking, mountain biking, surfing, kayaking: we’ll make sure you’ll spend most of your time outside the bus!









Join us

Join us on a trip or rent the bus as a group-accommodation

Can’t meet us at the campfire?

Contact us by phone, email or social media.

Phone

+31 6 2434 8283

Green Wheels

We believe it is important to minimize our footprint. As outdoor lovers we’d like to work with nature, not against it. We realize our bus isn’t the most environmental friendly bus, so this is how we compensate.

solar panels

We have enough solar panels on our roof to give power to the full bus. Enough to charge your cameras, keep your drinks cool and enjoy nice tunes in the evening.

Destinations

We’ll show our guests you don’t have to go far to experience cool things. We’ll drive a max of 600 km per trip because we believe adventure lies around your corner!

Recycle

When building the bus, we have tried to to use as many recycled materials as we could. Did you know that the old ‘stop-button’ is now a light switch for example?


no meat

We don’t serve meat on our trips, but don’t worry: you won’t even notice, food will still be lovely!