Backbone of the Inca Empire

Cartagena - Santiago

79 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina
FROM: $6025 USD + 3,270 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 15 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 19 nights
Multishare Hostel 18 nights
Camping 16 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 5 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 65, Lunches x 31, Dinners x 26
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTS
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This 79 day trip is the true Andean experience, as it journeys the length of the Andes, with the magnificent high plateau of Bolivia, the Altiplano. Along the way will be plenty of opportunity for trekking, either with other travellers along the Inca Trail, or away from the hordes on our Wild Andes Trek. Further north around the town of Huaraz, is the Cordillera Blanca, with some of Peru's most spectacular trekking trails, and in Ecuador we have some wonderful trails around spectacular lakes.

But there is more to this trip than mountains and walking, and we head into the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle as well as to some beautiful tropical landscapes on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Perhaps Colombia is the jewel of the whole trip, with its beautiful ancient colonial cities, towns and churches and its charming people.

It contrasts the historic cities of La Paz and Salta with the cosmopolitan centres of Mendoza and Santiago, capital of Chile. It offers a wonderful insight into the life and culture of the Argentinean Gauchos as we spend a couple of days exploring the cordilleras with gauchos on their horses at a working Estancia.

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 great trip for those who want to experience more than just the tourist highlights of South America. A good mix of driving and time to explore with plenty of physical activity, culture and history. Accommodation will range from wild camping to hostels, hotels and home stays. A mix of high altitude Andean crossings, with Argentinean local life.

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 (17th July 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 (18th July 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (19th July 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (20th July 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (21st July 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (22nd July 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (23rd July 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (24th July 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (25th July 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (26th July 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (27th July 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (28th July 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (29th July 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (30th July 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (31st July 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (1st August 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (2nd August 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (3rd August 2020)
Day 19 - Quito (4th August 2020)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (5th August 2020)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (6th August 2020)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (7th August 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (8th August 2020)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (9th August 2020)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (10th August 2020)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (11th August 2020)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (12th August 2020)
Day 28 - Cuenca (13th August 2020)
Day 29 - Cuenca (14th August 2020)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (15th August 2020)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (16th August 2020)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (17th August 2020)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (18th August 2020)
Day 34 - Huaraz (19th August 2020)
Day 35 - Huaraz (20th August 2020)
Day 36 - Huaraz (21st August 2020)
Day 37 - Lima (22nd August 2020)
Day 38 - Lima (23rd August 2020)
Day 39 - Huacachina (24th August 2020)
Day 40 - Nazca (25th August 2020)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (26th August 2020)
Day 42 - Arequipa (27th August 2020)
Day 43 - Arequipa (28th August 2020)
Day 44 - Chivay (29th August 2020)
Day 45 - Chivay (30th August 2020)
Day 46 - Raqchi (31st August 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (1st September 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (2nd September 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (3rd September 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (4th September 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (5th September 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (6th September 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (7th September 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (8th September 2020)
Day 55 - Puno (9th September 2020)
Day 56 - Isla del Sol (10th September 2020)
Day 57 - Copacabana (11th September 2020)
Day 58 - La Paz (12th September 2020)
Day 59 - La Paz (13th September 2020)
Day 60 - La Paz (14th September 2020)
Day 61 - Uyuni (15th September 2020)
Day 62 - Uyuni (16th September 2020)
Day 63 - Altiplano (17th September 2020)
Day 64 - San Pedro de Atacama (18th September 2020)
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama (19th September 2020)
Day 66 - Salta (20th September 2020)
Day 67 - Salta (21st September 2020)
Day 68 - Cafayate (22nd September 2020)
Day 69 - Cafayate (23rd September 2020)
Day 70 - Recreo (24th September 2020)
Day 71 - Estancia (25th September 2020)
Day 72 - Estancia (26th September 2020)
Day 73 - Estancia (27th September 2020)
Day 74 - Cordoba (28th September 2020)
Day 75 - Mendoza (29th September 2020)
Day 76 - Mendoza (30th September 2020)
Day 77 - Santiago (1st October 2020)
Day 78 - Santiago (2nd October 2020)
Day 79 - Santiago (3rd October 2020)

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24 Mar 20 Santiago
10 Jun 20 Cartagena
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