Andes, Altiplano & the Falls

Cartagena - Rio de Janeiro

97 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil
FROM: $12300 USD
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
3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle

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

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