Andes, Altiplano & the Falls

Cartagena - Rio de Janeiro

97 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil
FROM: $7380 USD + 4,090 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:
$870 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 (8th November 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 (9th November 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (10th November 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (11th November 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (12th November 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (13th November 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (14th November 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (15th November 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (16th November 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (17th November 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (18th November 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (19th November 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (20th November 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (21st November 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (22nd November 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (23rd November 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (24th November 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (25th November 2020)
Day 19 - Quito (26th November 2020)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (27th November 2020)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (28th November 2020)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (29th November 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (30th November 2020)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (1st December 2020)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (2nd December 2020)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (3rd December 2020)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (4th December 2020)
Day 28 - Cuenca (5th December 2020)
Day 29 - Cuenca (6th December 2020)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (7th December 2020)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (8th December 2020)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (9th December 2020)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (10th December 2020)
Day 34 - Huaraz (11th December 2020)
Day 35 - Huaraz (12th December 2020)
Day 36 - Huaraz (13th December 2020)
Day 37 - Lima (14th December 2020)
Day 38 - Lima (15th December 2020)
Day 39 - Huacachina (16th December 2020)
Day 40 - Nazca (17th December 2020)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (18th December 2020)
Day 42 - Arequipa (19th December 2020)
Day 43 - Arequipa (20th December 2020)
Day 44 - Chivay (21st December 2020)
Day 45 - Chivay (22nd December 2020)
Day 46 - Raqchi (23rd December 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (24th December 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (25th December 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (26th December 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (27th December 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (28th December 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (29th December 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (30th December 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (31st December 2020)
Day 55 - Puno (1st January 2021)
Day 56 - Isla del Sol (2nd January 2021)
Day 57 - Copacabana (3rd January 2021)
Day 58 - La Paz (4th January 2021)
Day 59 - La Paz (5th January 2021)
Day 60 - La Paz (6th January 2021)
Day 61 - Potosi (7th January 2021)
Day 62 - Uyuni (8th January 2021)
Day 63 - Uyuni (9th January 2021)
Day 64 - Altiplano (10th January 2021)
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama (11th January 2021)
Day 66 - San Pedro de Atacama (12th January 2021)
Day 67 - Purmamarca (13th January 2021)
Day 68 - Salta (14th January 2021)
Day 69 - Salta (15th January 2021)
Day 70 - En route (16th January 2021)
Day 71 - Cafayate (17th January 2021)
Day 72 - Cafayate (18th January 2021)
Day 73 - Recreo (19th January 2021)
Day 74 - Estancia (20th January 2021)
Day 75 - Estancia (21st January 2021)
Day 76 - Estancia (22nd January 2021)
Day 77 - Buenos Aires (23rd January 2021)
Day 78 - Buenos Aires (24th January 2021)
Day 79 - Buenos Aires (25th January 2021)
Day 80 - Buenos Aires (26th January 2021)
Day 81 - Yapeyu (27th January 2021)
Day 82 - Foz do Iguacu (28th January 2021)
Day 83 - Foz do Iguacu (29th January 2021)
Day 84 - Foz do Iguacu (30th January 2021)
Day 85 - Bonito (31st January 2021)
Day 86 - Bonito (1st February 2021)
Day 87 - Bonito (2nd February 2021)
Day 88 - Pantanal (3rd February 2021)
Day 89 - Pantanal (4th February 2021)
Day 90 - Campo Grande (5th February 2021)
Day 91 - Brotas (6th February 2021)
Day 92 - Brotas (7th February 2021)
Day 93 - Paraty (8th February 2021)
Day 94 - Paraty (9th February 2021)
Day 95 - Paraty (10th February 2021)
Day 96 - Rio de Janeiro (11th February 2021)
Day 97 - Rio de Janeiro (12th February 2021)

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31 Jul 21 Rio de Janeiro

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17 Sep 21 Cartagena

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