Andes, Coffee & Caribbean

Lima - Cartagena

38 days through Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
FROM: $3970 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Boat, Jeep
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 8 nights
Multishare Hostel 11 nights
Camping 8 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Basic Hotel 6 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 29, Lunches x 15, Dinners x 15
Physical:
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Code:
JTL
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

The Andes are the spine of South America, and run the length of the country from Colombia in the north through to Tierra Del Fuego in the South. This trip is designed to show the best of the northern Andes, through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. We criss cross from the stunning beaches of the Caribbean to the depths of the Amazon Jungle and then into the dry deserts and ancient civilisations of Northern Peru.

It is a region that has been heavily influenced by pre-Colombian indigenous civilisations; not just the Incas. These earlier cultures were equally important as the Incas, whose influence was comparatively short lived.

The great cities of the region have a wealth of history and culture, and this trip takes you to some of the finest, including, Cartagena, Quito and Lima. Add to this a wealth of hidden gems in Colombia and Ecuador and some amazing trekking, hiking and horse riding and you have a journey that is well worth travelling for 38 days.

3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle
Go white water rafting, canyoning or trekking in Banos
Try horse back riding or mountain biking around the stunning landscape
Visit the crater lake of Quilotoa
Stay in the classic colonial city of Cuenca
Buy an original Panama hat direct from the factory
2 nights camping on the Pacific beach at Punta Sal
Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a cool drink
Explore the Chimu Adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the ancient Moche Pyramids
3 nights to trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz

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.

Guided tour of Moche Pyramids and the Chimu city of Chan Chan

Spend 3 nights at our fantastic Ecuadorian ecolodge taking in many activities such as boat trips on the Napo River visits to local communities and treks through the jungle to some spectacular waterfalls and bat caves!

Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo

Visit the jaw dropping Santuario Las Lajas on the outskirts of Ipiales

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!

Day 1 - Lima (14th June 2021)

Border information: if joining in Lima, you will most likely enter Peru at Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA code: LIM).

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 Lima 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 Lima.


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Head out to the Brisas del Titicaca Peruvian folklore show, which showcases various dances from all regions of Peru (if time allows)

Entrance: 60 PEN

Take a ceviche and pisco sour class at one of the top restaurants in Miraflores a lively district of Lima

Ceviche class: 40 USD

Explore the bohemian areas of Barranco and Miraflores on a cycling tour of Lima

Cycle tour: 50 USD

Visit the Gold Museum & Catacombs of Lima

Entrance: 40 PEN

Explore the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima containing the largest private collection of pre-Colombian art in the world

Entrance: 30 PEN

Enjoy a walking tour of Lima

Walking Tour: 35 USD

Day 2 - Huaraz (15th June 2021)
Day 3 - Huaraz (16th June 2021)
Day 4 - Huaraz (17th June 2021)
Day 5 - Huanchaco (18th June 2021)
Day 6 - Huanchaco (19th June 2021)
Day 7 - Punta Sal (20th June 2021)
Day 8 - Punta Sal (21st June 2021)
Day 9 - Cuenca (22nd June 2021)
Day 10 - Cuenca (23rd June 2021)
Day 11 - Chugchilán (24th June 2021)
Day 12 - Chugchilán (25th June 2021)
Day 13 - Rio Verde (26th June 2021)
Day 14 - Rio Verde (27th June 2021)
Day 15 - Rio Verde (28th June 2021)
Day 16 - Ecuadorian Amazon (29th June 2021)
Day 17 - Ecuadorian Amazon (30th June 2021)
Day 18 - Ecuadorian Amazon (1st July 2021)
Day 19 - Quito (2nd July 2021)
Day 20 - Quito (3rd July 2021)
Day 21 - Otavalo (4th July 2021)
Day 22 - Ipiales (5th July 2021)
Day 23 - Popayan (6th July 2021)
Day 24 - Popayan (7th July 2021)
Day 25 - Salento (8th July 2021)
Day 26 - Salento (9th July 2021)
Day 27 - Salento (10th July 2021)
Day 28 - Manizales (11th July 2021)
Day 29 - Medellin (12th July 2021)
Day 30 - Medellin (13th July 2021)
Day 31 - Medellin (14th July 2021)
Day 32 - Lorica (15th July 2021)
Day 33 - Northern Colombia (16th July 2021)
Day 34 - Tayrona NP (17th July 2021)
Day 35 - Tayrona NP (18th July 2021)
Day 36 - Cartagena (19th July 2021)
Day 37 - Cartagena (20th July 2021)
Day 38 - Cartagena (21st July 2021)

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21 Jul 21 Cartagena

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15 Jul 21 Cartagena
21 Aug 21 Lima

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03 Sep 21 Lima

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17 Sep 21 Cartagena

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21 Nov 21 Lima

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25 Nov 21 Lima

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27 Feb 22 Cartagena

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01 Apr 22 Cartagena

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01 Jun 22 Lima

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13 Jul 22 Cartagena

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26 Jul 22 Cartagena

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20 Aug 22 Lima

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07 Sep 22 Lima

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30 Sep 22 Cartagena

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13 Nov 22 Lima

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17 Nov 22 Lima

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20 Dec 22 Lima

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26 Feb 23 Cartagena

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31 Mar 23 Cartagena

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05 Jul 23 Cartagena

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