The Definitive South American Overland

Cartagena - Rio de Janeiro

130 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil
FROM: $9705 USD + 5,290 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Ferry, Canoe
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 22 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 21 nights
Multishare Hostel 32 nights
Camping 41 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 8 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 99, Lunches x 61, Dinners x 56
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTR
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

For anyone who wants to experience most of the highlights and the hidden gems of South America, this journey will take you the length and breadth of the continent and through the jungles, deserts, grasslands and mountains; it really is a catch all trip.

It is both a great road journey and a trip for the active. For lovers of trekking, you will get the change to hike the Inca Trail, through the Cordillera Blanca in northern Peru, through the Andes of Ecuador and the W Walk in Torres del Paine National park in Patagonia. If you enjoy horse riding you will ride across the beautiful northern cordillera near Cordoba in Argentina with the Gauchos and through the waters and ranches of the Pantanal in Brazil.

You will visit most of the continents great historic cities, including Cartagena, Quito, Lima, Cusco, La Paz, Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio; but it's the less well known places that will surprise you most; places like the beautiful cities of Salta, Cuenca or Popayan.

Then there are the must do's and a multitude of national parks; too many to mention but all building to create the trip of a lifetime.

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

This is a great road journey and there will be long days driving but these are split with plenty of activity, trekking, riding, rafting and exploring historic or cosmopolitan cities. The accommodation will be mixed from wild camps, campsite, hostels and small hotels. Lifestyle will range from the relaxed to challenging.

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)
Day 80 - Buchupureo (4th October 2020)
Day 81 - Pucon (5th October 2020)
Day 82 - Pucon (6th October 2020)
Day 83 - Bariloche (7th October 2020)
Day 84 - Bariloche (8th October 2020)
Day 85 - Futaleufu (9th October 2020)
Day 86 - Futaleufu (10th October 2020)
Day 87 - Puyuhuapi (11th October 2020)
Day 88 - Cerro Castillo NR (12th October 2020)
Day 89 - Cerro Castillo NR (13th October 2020)
Day 90 - Rio Pinturas (14th October 2020)
Day 91 - El Calafate (15th October 2020)
Day 92 - El Calafate (16th October 2020)
Day 93 - Tierra Del Fuego (17th October 2020)
Day 94 - Ushuaia (18th October 2020)
Day 95 - Ushuaia (19th October 2020)
Day 96 - Tierra Del Fuego (20th October 2020)
Day 97 - Torres Del Paine NP (21st October 2020)
Day 98 - Torres Del Paine NP (22nd October 2020)
Day 99 - Torres Del Paine NP (23rd October 2020)
Day 100 - Torres Del Paine NP (24th October 2020)
Day 101 - Torres Del Paine NP (25th October 2020)
Day 102 - El Chalten (26th October 2020)
Day 103 - El Chalten (27th October 2020)
Day 104 - El Chalten (28th October 2020)
Day 105 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest (29th October 2020)
Day 106 - Camarones (30th October 2020)
Day 107 - Puerto Madryn (31st October 2020)
Day 108 - Puerto Madryn (1st November 2020)
Day 109 - Bahia Blanca (2nd November 2020)
Day 110 - Buenos Aires (3rd November 2020)
Day 111 - Buenos Aires (4th November 2020)
Day 112 - Buenos Aires (5th November 2020)
Day 113 - Buenos Aires (6th November 2020)
Day 114 - Yapeyu (7th November 2020)
Day 115 - Foz do Iguacu (8th November 2020)
Day 116 - Foz do Iguacu (9th November 2020)
Day 117 - Foz do Iguacu (10th November 2020)
Day 118 - Bonito (11th November 2020)
Day 119 - Bonito (12th November 2020)
Day 120 - Bonito (13th November 2020)
Day 121 - Pantanal (14th November 2020)
Day 122 - Pantanal (15th November 2020)
Day 123 - Campo Grande (16th November 2020)
Day 124 - Brotas (17th November 2020)
Day 125 - Brotas (18th November 2020)
Day 126 - Paraty (19th November 2020)
Day 127 - Paraty (20th November 2020)
Day 128 - Paraty (21st November 2020)
Day 129 - Rio de Janeiro (22nd November 2020)
Day 130 - Rio de Janeiro (23rd November 2020)

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