Andes, Altiplano & the Falls

Cartagena - Rio de Janeiro

97 days through Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
FROM: $7330 USD + 4,085 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Canoe
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 24 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 17 nights
Multishare Hostel 18 nights
Camping 27 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 78, Lunches x 45, Dinners x 39
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LTR
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This fabulous journey takes us across some of the most spectacular parts of South America, criss-crossing the Andes and the Altiplano, through the lands of the Incas and their immense monuments, such as those around Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It goes from the steaming tropical cloud forests of Colombia�s Caribbean coast, through to the immensity of the Amazon. It traverses the dry plains and dune fields of the Peru and Atacama Deserts and it takes us into the vast swamplands of Brazil�s Pantanal.

It allows our travellers to get to the grass roots of the peoples who populate this region, be they the Quechuan Indian of the Andes or the Gauchos of Northern Argentina, who will teach us the to ride the magnificent Argentine horses across the cordillera. There is the wildlife too, jaguars, toucans, vicuna and of course the Cayman and piranha. Finally it allows us to explore some of the continents great cities, such as Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Buenos Aires and the fabulous Rio de Janeiro.

2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
3 nights to explore the infamous streets of Medellin
Explore the region of Salento and visit a coffee finca
Guided trek through spectacular Cocora Valley
2 night stay in the historic colonial city of Popayan
Photograph the iconic church bridge of Ipiales
Visit the equator monument en-route to Quito
Full day coffee experience and plantation tour

A true trans-continental trip ranging from the tough to the easy. A good mixture of camping, hotels, hostels and homestays. Some long day drives but a good number of 2-4 night stays allowing an in-depth view of the continent. An active journey with some great treks, horse-riding, opportunities for biking, kayaking or rafting.

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour

Explore some of Tayrona National Park's scenic walking trails including a hike to the mysterious ancient ruins of Pueblito hidden in the jungles high above the coastline

Head out on a fascinating guided tour of Medellin and learn all about it's tumultuous past

Head out on a half-day guided trek through the spectacular Cocora Valley and see the incredible 50m-tall Quindio wax palms the tallest plam trees in the world!

Learn about Colombia Coffee and wander the plantation
Day 1 - Cartagena (27th April 2020)

Border Information: if joining in Cartagena, you will most likely enter Colombia at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA code: CTG).

There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cartagena before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cartagena.

If you are continuing on from Panama, then your leader will have assisted you with airport transfers for your included flight to arrive in time for the joining meeting.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Day 2 - Cartagena (28th April 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (29th April 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (30th April 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (1st May 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (2nd May 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (3rd May 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (4th May 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (5th May 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (6th May 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (7th May 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (8th May 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (9th May 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (10th May 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (11th May 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (12th May 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (13th May 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (14th May 2020)
Day 19 - Quito (15th May 2020)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (16th May 2020)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (17th May 2020)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (18th May 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (19th May 2020)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (20th May 2020)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (21st May 2020)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (22nd May 2020)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (23rd May 2020)
Day 28 - Cuenca (24th May 2020)
Day 29 - Cuenca (25th May 2020)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (26th May 2020)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (27th May 2020)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (28th May 2020)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (29th May 2020)
Day 34 - Huaraz (30th May 2020)
Day 35 - Huaraz (31st May 2020)
Day 36 - Huaraz (1st June 2020)
Day 37 - Lima (2nd June 2020)
Day 38 - Lima (3rd June 2020)
Day 39 - Huacachina (4th June 2020)
Day 40 - Nazca (5th June 2020)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (6th June 2020)
Day 42 - Arequipa (7th June 2020)
Day 43 - Arequipa (8th June 2020)
Day 44 - Chivay (9th June 2020)
Day 45 - Chivay (10th June 2020)
Day 46 - Raqchi (11th June 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (12th June 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (13th June 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (14th June 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (15th June 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (16th June 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (17th June 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (18th June 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (19th June 2020)
Day 55 - Puno (20th June 2020)
Day 56 - Isla del Sol (21st June 2020)
Day 57 - Copacabana (22nd June 2020)
Day 58 - La Paz (23rd June 2020)
Day 59 - La Paz (24th June 2020)
Day 60 - La Paz (25th June 2020)
Day 61 - Potosi (26th June 2020)
Day 62 - Uyuni (27th June 2020)
Day 63 - Uyuni (28th June 2020)
Day 64 - Altiplano (29th June 2020)
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama (30th June 2020)
Day 66 - San Pedro de Atacama (1st July 2020)
Day 67 - Purmamarca (2nd July 2020)
Day 68 - Salta (3rd July 2020)
Day 69 - Salta (4th July 2020)
Day 70 - En route (5th July 2020)
Day 71 - Cafayate (6th July 2020)
Day 72 - Cafayate (7th July 2020)
Day 73 - Recreo (8th July 2020)
Day 74 - Estancia (9th July 2020)
Day 75 - Estancia (10th July 2020)
Day 76 - Estancia (11th July 2020)
Day 77 - Buenos Aires (12th July 2020)
Day 78 - Buenos Aires (13th July 2020)
Day 79 - Buenos Aires (14th July 2020)
Day 80 - Buenos Aires (15th July 2020)
Day 81 - Yapeyu (16th July 2020)
Day 82 - Foz do Iguacu (17th July 2020)
Day 83 - Foz do Iguacu (18th July 2020)
Day 84 - Foz do Iguacu (19th July 2020)
Day 85 - Bonito (20th July 2020)
Day 86 - Bonito (21st July 2020)
Day 87 - Bonito (22nd July 2020)
Day 88 - Pantanal (23rd July 2020)
Day 89 - Pantanal (24th July 2020)
Day 90 - Campo Grande (25th July 2020)
Day 91 - Brotas (26th July 2020)
Day 92 - Brotas (27th July 2020)
Day 93 - Paraty (28th July 2020)
Day 94 - Paraty (29th July 2020)
Day 95 - Paraty (30th July 2020)
Day 96 - Rio de Janeiro (31st July 2020)
Day 97 - Rio de Janeiro (1st August 2020)

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