Trans Andean & Patagonian Wanderer

Ushuaia - Cartagena

101 days through Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
FROM: $7990 USD + 4,245 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Local Bus, Ferry, Boat, Jeep, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 20 nights
Wild Camp 5 nights
Camping 24 nights
Multishare Hostel 26 nights
Basic Hotel 20 nights
Homestay 1 night
Guesthouse 2 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 78, Lunches x 42, Dinners x 38
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
LTU
Deposit:
$290 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

There are very few trips around that will allow you to travel the whole, Spine of the Andes, from one end of South America to the other but that is exactly what this journey does. Starting in Cartagena or Ushuaia, we criss-cross the Andes, through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Along the way we will visit all of the iconic sites, such as Machu Picchu and the Salt Flats of Bolivia, but we will also get you way off the beaten track travelling across the high Altiplano and riding horses with Argentinian Gauchos. We will explore the back roads of Bolivia and Patagonia where there will be trekking, biking, riding, rafting and kayaking to provide plenty of physical activity.

You will explore some of South Americas most stunning and diverse landscapes, including the Ecuadorian Amazon, Colombias Cocora Valley and Torres del Paine NP, as well as the less visited gems such as. the Atacama desert and the Caraterra Austral.

Explore the cosmopolitan and stylish city of Santiago
Visit Chilean wine region and famous vineyards
Climb Mt Villarica volcano at Pucon in the Chilean Lake District
Overland the Chilean and Argentinian Lake District
2 night stay at the lakeside town of Bariloche
Visit Futaleufu, South America's mecca for white water rafting
Overland along the Chilean fjords along the Carretera Austral
Hike in the Cerro Castillo Reserve to the Laguna
Wildcamp in the remotest parts of Patagonia
Visit Los Glaciares National Park near El Chalten

An amazingly diverse trip, with some real physical challenges and some elements of hardship, but there is plenty of time for exploration and 2 or more night stays. An excellent paced journey with a great balance of hotels and camping, allowing travellers to really get to grips with the continent of South America.

4 days in the rugged Torres del Paine National Park, trekking the W walk with a local guide 

Guided full day trip to the Perito Moreno Glacier

Enjoy a traditional Chilean BBQ

Visit the stunning Queulat National Park and take a trek through the 'Enchanted Forest' to view the magnificent Hanging Glacier

Whet your palette during winetasting at a vineyard in San Javier

Day 1 - Ushuaia (2nd March 2020)

Welcome to the incredible port town of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world! 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 meeting.

Important note from September 2018 departures: The full W-Walk is now included in this tour. If you wish to remain at our base camp, please inform us at time of booking so that we can arrange your meals and guides.

If you arrive early to Ushuaia, there are options such as a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, boat trips to see the scenery and wildlife of the Beagle Channel, or heading out horse riding along the coast. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Ushuaia 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 Ushuaia.

In Ushuaia we stay in a comfortable Hotel just out of town. There are regular shuttles into town from here.

Border information: if you are starting in Ushuaia, you will most likely enter Argentina at Ushuaia Malvinas Argentinas International Airport (IATA code: USH).


Accommodation: Comfortable Hotel


Daily Activities

Optional Activities

Beagle channel boat trips

4 hours: 2,040 ARS

Delve into Ushuaia's past and learn about it's maritime tradition and former prison colony at the Maritime Museum

Entrance: 400 ARS

Learn all about Tierra del Fuego's history and nature at the Museum of the End of the World in Ushuaia

Entrance: 300 ARS

Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park on a day tour from Ushuaia

4 hour guided tour: 1,450 ARS

Take a journey along the Rio Pipo on the Train to the End of the World. Once built by prisoners at Ushuaia's old penal colony

Train trip: 44 USD

Day 2 - Tierra Del Fuego (3rd March 2020)
Day 3 - Torres Del Paine NP (4th March 2020)
Day 4 - Torres Del Paine NP (5th March 2020)
Day 5 - Torres Del Paine NP (6th March 2020)
Day 6 - Torres Del Paine NP (7th March 2020)
Day 7 - Torres Del Paine NP (8th March 2020)
Day 8 - El Calafate (9th March 2020)
Day 9 - El Calafate (10th March 2020)
Day 10 - El Chalten (11th March 2020)
Day 11 - El Chalten (12th March 2020)
Day 12 - Argentinian Patagonia (13th March 2020)
Day 13 - Cerro Castillo NR (14th March 2020)
Day 14 - Cerro Castillo NR (15th March 2020)
Day 15 - Puyuhuapi (16th March 2020)
Day 16 - Futaleufu (17th March 2020)
Day 17 - Bariloche (18th March 2020)
Day 18 - Bariloche (19th March 2020)
Day 19 - Pucon (20th March 2020)
Day 20 - Pucon (21st March 2020)
Day 21 - Buchupureo (22nd March 2020)
Day 22 - Santiago (23rd March 2020)
Day 23 - Santiago (24th March 2020)
Day 24 - Santiago (25th March 2020)
Day 25 - Mendoza (26th March 2020)
Day 26 - Mendoza (27th March 2020)
Day 27 - Cordoba (28th March 2020)
Day 28 - Estancia (29th March 2020)
Day 29 - Estancia (30th March 2020)
Day 30 - Estancia (31st March 2020)
Day 31 - Tafi Del Valle (1st April 2020)
Day 32 - Cafayate (2nd April 2020)
Day 33 - Cafayate (3rd April 2020)
Day 34 - Salta (4th April 2020)
Day 35 - Salta (5th April 2020)
Day 36 - San Pedro de Atacama (6th April 2020)
Day 37 - San Pedro de Atacama (7th April 2020)
Day 38 - Altiplano (8th April 2020)
Day 39 - Uyuni (9th April 2020)
Day 40 - Uyuni (10th April 2020)
Day 41 - La Paz (11th April 2020)
Day 42 - La Paz (12th April 2020)
Day 43 - La Paz (13th April 2020)
Day 44 - Copacabana (14th April 2020)
Day 45 - Isla del Sol (15th April 2020)
Day 46 - Puno (16th April 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (17th April 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (18th April 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (19th April 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (20th April 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (21st April 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (22nd April 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (23rd April 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (24th April 2020)
Day 55 - Raqchi (25th April 2020)
Day 56 - Chivay (26th April 2020)
Day 57 - Arequipa (27th April 2020)
Day 58 - Arequipa (28th April 2020)
Day 59 - Arequipa (29th April 2020)
Day 60 - Puerto Inca (30th April 2020)
Day 61 - Nazca (1st May 2020)
Day 62 - Huacachina (2nd May 2020)
Day 63 - Lima (3rd May 2020)
Day 64 - Lima (4th May 2020)
Day 65 - Huaraz (5th May 2020)
Day 66 - Huaraz (6th May 2020)
Day 67 - Huaraz (7th May 2020)
Day 68 - Huanchaco (8th May 2020)
Day 69 - Huanchaco (9th May 2020)
Day 70 - Punta Sal (10th May 2020)
Day 71 - Punta Sal (11th May 2020)
Day 72 - Cuenca (12th May 2020)
Day 73 - Cuenca (13th May 2020)
Day 74 - Chugchilán (14th May 2020)
Day 75 - Chugchilán (15th May 2020)
Day 76 - Rio Verde (16th May 2020)
Day 77 - Rio Verde (17th May 2020)
Day 78 - Rio Verde (18th May 2020)
Day 79 - Ecuadorian Amazon (19th May 2020)
Day 80 - Ecuadorian Amazon (20th May 2020)
Day 81 - Ecuadorian Amazon (21st May 2020)
Day 82 - Quito (22nd May 2020)
Day 83 - Quito (23rd May 2020)
Day 84 - Otavalo (24th May 2020)
Day 85 - Ipiales (25th May 2020)
Day 86 - Popayan (26th May 2020)
Day 87 - Popayan (27th May 2020)
Day 88 - Salento (28th May 2020)
Day 89 - Salento (29th May 2020)
Day 90 - Salento (30th May 2020)
Day 91 - Manizales (31st May 2020)
Day 92 - Medellin (1st June 2020)
Day 93 - Medellin (2nd June 2020)
Day 94 - Medellin (3rd June 2020)
Day 95 - Lorica (4th June 2020)
Day 96 - Northern Colombia (5th June 2020)
Day 97 - Tayrona NP (6th June 2020)
Day 98 - Tayrona NP (7th June 2020)
Day 99 - Cartagena (8th June 2020)
Day 100 - Cartagena (9th June 2020)
Day 101 - Cartagena (10th June 2020)

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