Ultimate South America Overland with Carnival

Cartagena - Boa Vista

191 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana
FROM: $25085 USD
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train, Local Bus, Ferry, Canoe, Metro, Minibus
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 43 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 38 nights
Multishare Hostel 35 nights
Camping 55 nights
Guesthouse 5 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 8 nights
Overnight Boat 2 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 141, Lunches x 79, Dinners x 73
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTAV
Deposit:
$1015 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This is one of South America's most iconic journeys, travelling for 191 days between the historic and beautiful Colombian city of Cartagena and the fabulous party city of Rio de Janeiro. This trip is designed to show you the best of that party, as it includes 6 days at Rio Carnival.

Rio Carnival is like nothing you have witnessed before. The scale, the colour, the vibrancy and the music, will be an amazing culmination of your trip. With great trekking, Machu Picchu, the Emerald Coast, riding with Argentinian Gauchos, beautiful cities and history, the wilderness of Patagonia, not to mention the wetlands of the pantanal, this trip literally has it all.

It's a commitment of time to take in so much of South America, but we will get you away from the tourist centres as well, to learn about the heart and soul of the continent and what makes it really tick.

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 long journey, which can be challenging at times and easy at others. A good mix of hotels, home stays, hostels and camping allows us to get away from the main centres. Some long day drives, but plenty of time to explore with numerous, multi day stays in the same location. Loads of opportunities for trekking and other activities.

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 - Uyuni
Day 62 - Uyuni
Day 63 - Altiplano
Day 64 - San Pedro de Atacama
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama
Day 66 - Salta
Day 67 - Salta
Day 68 - Cafayate
Day 69 - Cafayate
Day 70 - Recreo
Day 71 - Estancia
Day 72 - Estancia
Day 73 - Estancia
Day 74 - Cordoba
Day 75 - Mendoza
Day 76 - Mendoza
Day 77 - Santiago
Day 78 - Santiago
Day 79 - Santiago
Day 80 - Buchupureo
Day 81 - Pucon
Day 82 - Pucon
Day 83 - Bariloche
Day 84 - Bariloche
Day 85 - Futaleufu
Day 86 - Futaleufu
Day 87 - Puyuhuapi
Day 88 - Cerro Castillo NR
Day 89 - Cerro Castillo NR
Day 90 - Rio Pinturas
Day 91 - El Calafate
Day 92 - El Calafate
Day 93 - Tierra Del Fuego
Day 94 - Ushuaia
Day 95 - Ushuaia
Day 96 - Tierra Del Fuego
Day 97 - Torres Del Paine NP
Day 98 - Torres Del Paine NP
Day 99 - Torres Del Paine NP
Day 100 - Torres Del Paine NP
Day 101 - Torres Del Paine NP
Day 102 - El Chalten
Day 103 - El Chalten
Day 104 - El Chalten
Day 105 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest
Day 106 - Camarones
Day 107 - Puerto Madryn
Day 108 - Puerto Madryn
Day 109 - Bahia Blanca
Day 110 - Buenos Aires
Day 111 - Buenos Aires
Day 112 - Buenos Aires
Day 113 - Buenos Aires
Day 114 - Yapeyu
Day 115 - Foz do Iguacu
Day 116 - Foz do Iguacu
Day 117 - Foz do Iguacu
Day 118 - Bonito
Day 119 - Bonito
Day 120 - Bonito
Day 121 - Pantanal
Day 122 - Pantanal
Day 123 - Campo Grande
Day 124 - Brotas
Day 125 - Brotas
Day 126 - Paraty
Day 127 - Paraty
Day 128 - Paraty
Day 129 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 130 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 131 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 132 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 133 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 134 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 135 - Rio de Janeiro
Day 136 - Ouro Preto
Day 137 - Ouro Preto
Day 138 - Tres Marias
Day 139 - Brasilia
Day 140 - Alto Paraiso
Day 141 - Alto Paraiso
Day 142 - Central Brazil
Day 143 - Lencois
Day 144 - Lencois
Day 145 - Lencois
Day 146 - Itacare
Day 147 - Itacare
Day 148 - Itacare
Day 149 - Salvador
Day 150 - Salvador
Day 151 - Salvador
Day 152 - Aracaju
Day 153 - Olinda
Day 154 - Olinda
Day 155 - Praia da Pipa
Day 156 - Canoa Quebrada
Day 157 - Canoa Quebrada
Day 158 - Jericoacoara
Day 159 - Jericoacoara
Day 160 - Barreirinhas
Day 161 - Barreirinhas
Day 162 - Barreirinhas
Day 163 - Sao Luis
Day 164 - Sao Luis
Day 165 - Belem
Day 166 - Belem
Day 167 - Amazon River
Day 168 - Macapa
Day 169 - Oyapoque
Day 170 - Cayenne
Day 171 - Cayenne
Day 172 - Cayenne
Day 173 - Kourou
Day 174 - Plage Les Hattes
Day 175 - St Laurent du Maroni
Day 176 - Paramaribo
Day 177 - Paramaribo
Day 178 - Upper Suriname Area
Day 179 - Upper Suriname Area
Day 180 - Paramaribo
Day 181 - Bigi Pan
Day 182 - Nieuw Nickerie
Day 183 - Georgetown
Day 184 - Georgetown
Day 185 - Georgetown
Day 186 - Iwokrama Forest
Day 187 - Iwokrama Forest
Day 188 - Rupununi
Day 189 - Rupununi
Day 190 - Boa Vista
Day 191 - Boa Vista