The Northern Inca Empire

Cartagena - Cuzco

54 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
FROM: $6550 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 13 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 9 nights
Multishare Hostel 12 nights
Camping 11 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 42, Lunches x 21, Dinners x 19
Physical:
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Code:
JTC
Deposit:
$725 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip is designed to show the best of the northern Andes, travelling through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; criss crossing the stunning beaches of the Caribbean, experiencing the depths of the Amazon Jungle and the dry deserts and ancient civilisations of Northern Peru.

There’s trekking with not only the Inca trail and the Cocora Valley, but also the beautiful national parks of Colombia, infamous Medellin and the lovely, colonial city of Cartagena.

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
3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle

A relatively easy journey, but with a few long days drives nicely balanced with 2 and 3 night stops. Expect some time at altitude, and a marked change in climate and temperature in the high mountains to the Caribbean and the Amazon. A good mix of hostels, hotels, home stays and camping.

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 (15th July 2021)

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 (16th July 2021)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (17th July 2021)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (18th July 2021)
Day 5 - Lorica (19th July 2021)
Day 6 - Lorica (20th July 2021)
Day 7 - Medellin (21st July 2021)
Day 8 - Medellin (22nd July 2021)
Day 9 - Medellin (23rd July 2021)
Day 10 - Manizales (24th July 2021)
Day 11 - Salento (25th July 2021)
Day 12 - Salento (26th July 2021)
Day 13 - Salento (27th July 2021)
Day 14 - Popayan (28th July 2021)
Day 15 - Popayan (29th July 2021)
Day 16 - Ipiales (30th July 2021)
Day 17 - Otavalo (31st July 2021)
Day 18 - Quito (1st August 2021)
Day 19 - Quito (2nd August 2021)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (3rd August 2021)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (4th August 2021)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (5th August 2021)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (6th August 2021)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (7th August 2021)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (8th August 2021)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (9th August 2021)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (10th August 2021)
Day 28 - Cuenca (11th August 2021)
Day 29 - Cuenca (12th August 2021)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (13th August 2021)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (14th August 2021)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (15th August 2021)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (16th August 2021)
Day 34 - Huaraz (17th August 2021)
Day 35 - Huaraz (18th August 2021)
Day 36 - Huaraz (19th August 2021)
Day 37 - Lima (20th August 2021)
Day 38 - Lima (21st August 2021)
Day 39 - Huacachina (22nd August 2021)
Day 40 - Nazca (23rd August 2021)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (24th August 2021)
Day 42 - Arequipa (25th August 2021)
Day 43 - Arequipa (26th August 2021)
Day 44 - Chivay (27th August 2021)
Day 45 - Chivay (28th August 2021)
Day 46 - Raqchi (29th August 2021)
Day 47 - Cuzco (30th August 2021)
Day 48 - Cuzco (31st August 2021)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (1st September 2021)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (2nd September 2021)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (3rd September 2021)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (4th September 2021)
Day 53 - Cuzco (5th September 2021)
Day 54 - Cuzco (6th September 2021)

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15 Jul 21 Cartagena
06 Sep 21 Cuzco

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26 Jul 21 Cuzco
17 Sep 21 Cartagena

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28 Jul 21 Cartagena
19 Sep 21 Cuzco

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20 Sep 21 Ashgabat
24 Oct 21 Istanbul

$6,550 USD

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14 Nov 21 Istanbul

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15 Oct 21 Cartagena
07 Dec 21 Cuzco

$6,670 USD

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19 Oct 21 Cartagena
11 Dec 21 Cuzco

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21 Nov 21 Cartagena
13 Jan 22 Cuzco

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05 Jan 22 Cuzco
27 Feb 22 Cartagena

$6,655 USD

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07 Feb 22 Cuzco
01 Apr 22 Cartagena

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25 Apr 22 Cartagena
17 Jun 22 Cuzco

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21 May 22 Cuzco
13 Jul 22 Cartagena

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03 Jun 22 Cuzco
26 Jul 22 Cartagena

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14 Jul 22 Cartagena
05 Sep 22 Cuzco

$6,810 USD

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01 Aug 22 Cartagena
23 Sep 22 Cuzco

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08 Aug 22 Cuzco
30 Sep 22 Cartagena

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07 Oct 22 Cartagena
29 Nov 22 Cuzco

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11 Oct 22 Cartagena
03 Dec 22 Cuzco

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13 Nov 22 Cartagena
05 Jan 23 Cuzco

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04 Jan 23 Cuzco
26 Feb 23 Cartagena

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06 Feb 23 Cuzco
31 Mar 23 Cartagena

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13 May 23 Cuzco
05 Jul 23 Cartagena

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20 Jul 23 Cartagena

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Sheila B

Excellent way to see a country and get off the beaten track.

Aine B

Had the best experience travelling with Dragoman absolutely loved it and would book another trip in a heartbeat. Couldn’t recommend it more and the crew were always amazing they made the experience what it was and always happy to help with anything.