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 (6th October 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 (7th October 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (8th October 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (9th October 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (10th October 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (11th October 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (12th October 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (13th October 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (14th October 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (15th October 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (16th October 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (17th October 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (18th October 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (19th October 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (20th October 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (21st October 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (22nd October 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (23rd October 2020)
Day 19 - Quito (24th October 2020)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (25th October 2020)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (26th October 2020)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (27th October 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (28th October 2020)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (29th October 2020)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (30th October 2020)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (31st October 2020)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (1st November 2020)
Day 28 - Cuenca (2nd November 2020)
Day 29 - Cuenca (3rd November 2020)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (4th November 2020)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (5th November 2020)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (6th November 2020)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (7th November 2020)
Day 34 - Huaraz (8th November 2020)
Day 35 - Huaraz (9th November 2020)
Day 36 - Huaraz (10th November 2020)
Day 37 - Lima (11th November 2020)
Day 38 - Lima (12th November 2020)
Day 39 - Huacachina (13th November 2020)
Day 40 - Nazca (14th November 2020)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (15th November 2020)
Day 42 - Arequipa (16th November 2020)
Day 43 - Arequipa (17th November 2020)
Day 44 - Chivay (18th November 2020)
Day 45 - Chivay (19th November 2020)
Day 46 - Raqchi (20th November 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (21st November 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (22nd November 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (23rd November 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (24th November 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (25th November 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (26th November 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (27th November 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (28th November 2020)
Day 55 - Puno (29th November 2020)
Day 56 - Isla del Sol (30th November 2020)
Day 57 - Copacabana (1st December 2020)
Day 58 - La Paz (2nd December 2020)
Day 59 - La Paz (3rd December 2020)
Day 60 - La Paz (4th December 2020)
Day 61 - Uyuni (5th December 2020)
Day 62 - Uyuni (6th December 2020)
Day 63 - Altiplano (7th December 2020)
Day 64 - San Pedro de Atacama (8th December 2020)
Day 65 - San Pedro de Atacama (9th December 2020)
Day 66 - Salta (10th December 2020)
Day 67 - Salta (11th December 2020)
Day 68 - Cafayate (12th December 2020)
Day 69 - Cafayate (13th December 2020)
Day 70 - Recreo (14th December 2020)
Day 71 - Estancia (15th December 2020)
Day 72 - Estancia (16th December 2020)
Day 73 - Estancia (17th December 2020)
Day 74 - Cordoba (18th December 2020)
Day 75 - Mendoza (19th December 2020)
Day 76 - Mendoza (20th December 2020)
Day 77 - Santiago (21st December 2020)
Day 78 - Santiago (22nd December 2020)
Day 79 - Santiago (23rd December 2020)
Day 80 - Buchupureo (24th December 2020)
Day 81 - Pucon (25th December 2020)
Day 82 - Pucon (26th December 2020)
Day 83 - Bariloche (27th December 2020)
Day 84 - Bariloche (28th December 2020)
Day 85 - Futaleufu (29th December 2020)
Day 86 - Futaleufu (30th December 2020)
Day 87 - Puyuhuapi (31st December 2020)
Day 88 - Cerro Castillo NR (1st January 2021)
Day 89 - Cerro Castillo NR (2nd January 2021)
Day 90 - Rio Pinturas (3rd January 2021)
Day 91 - El Calafate (4th January 2021)
Day 92 - El Calafate (5th January 2021)
Day 93 - Tierra Del Fuego (6th January 2021)
Day 94 - Ushuaia (7th January 2021)
Day 95 - Ushuaia (8th January 2021)
Day 96 - Tierra Del Fuego (9th January 2021)
Day 97 - Torres Del Paine NP (10th January 2021)
Day 98 - Torres Del Paine NP (11th January 2021)
Day 99 - Torres Del Paine NP (12th January 2021)
Day 100 - Torres Del Paine NP (13th January 2021)
Day 101 - Torres Del Paine NP (14th January 2021)
Day 102 - El Chalten (15th January 2021)
Day 103 - El Chalten (16th January 2021)
Day 104 - El Chalten (17th January 2021)
Day 105 - Jaramillo Petrified Forest (18th January 2021)
Day 106 - Camarones (19th January 2021)
Day 107 - Puerto Madryn (20th January 2021)
Day 108 - Puerto Madryn (21st January 2021)
Day 109 - Bahia Blanca (22nd January 2021)
Day 110 - Buenos Aires (23rd January 2021)
Day 111 - Buenos Aires (24th January 2021)
Day 112 - Buenos Aires (25th January 2021)
Day 113 - Buenos Aires (26th January 2021)
Day 114 - Yapeyu (27th January 2021)
Day 115 - Foz do Iguacu (28th January 2021)
Day 116 - Foz do Iguacu (29th January 2021)
Day 117 - Foz do Iguacu (30th January 2021)
Day 118 - Bonito (31st January 2021)
Day 119 - Bonito (1st February 2021)
Day 120 - Bonito (2nd February 2021)
Day 121 - Pantanal (3rd February 2021)
Day 122 - Pantanal (4th February 2021)
Day 123 - Campo Grande (5th February 2021)
Day 124 - Brotas (6th February 2021)
Day 125 - Brotas (7th February 2021)
Day 126 - Paraty (8th February 2021)
Day 127 - Paraty (9th February 2021)
Day 128 - Paraty (10th February 2021)
Day 129 - Rio de Janeiro (11th February 2021)
Day 130 - Rio de Janeiro (12th February 2021)

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