The Northern Inca Empire

Cartagena - Cuzco

54 days through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
FROM: $3910 USD + 2,300 USD Kitty
Transport:
Overland Expedition Vehicle, Jeep, Boat, Private Bus, Train
Crew:
Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
Accom:
Comfortable Hotel 13 nights
Hammocks 2 nights
Basic Hotel 9 nights
Multishare Hostel 12 nights
Camping 11 nights
Guesthouse 2 nights
Homestay 1 night
Wild Camp 3 nights
Meals:
Breakfasts x 42, Lunches x 21, Dinners x 19
Physical:
Lifestyle:
Code:
JTC
Deposit:
$725 USD per person
Foreign Travel Advice

This trip is designed to show the best of the northern Andes, travelling through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; criss crossing the stunning beaches of the Caribbean, experiencing the depths of the Amazon Jungle and the dry deserts and ancient civilisations of Northern Peru.

There’s trekking with not only the Inca trail and the Cocora Valley, but also the beautiful national parks of Colombia, infamous Medellin and the lovely, colonial city of Cartagena.

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

A relatively easy journey, but with a few long days drives nicely balanced with 2 and 3 night stops. Expect some time at altitude, and a marked change in climate and temperature in the high mountains to the Caribbean and the Amazon. A good mix of hostels, hotels, home stays and camping.

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 (2nd 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 (3rd October 2020)
Day 3 - Tayrona NP (4th October 2020)
Day 4 - Tayrona NP (5th October 2020)
Day 5 - Lorica (6th October 2020)
Day 6 - Lorica (7th October 2020)
Day 7 - Medellin (8th October 2020)
Day 8 - Medellin (9th October 2020)
Day 9 - Medellin (10th October 2020)
Day 10 - Manizales (11th October 2020)
Day 11 - Salento (12th October 2020)
Day 12 - Salento (13th October 2020)
Day 13 - Salento (14th October 2020)
Day 14 - Popayan (15th October 2020)
Day 15 - Popayan (16th October 2020)
Day 16 - Ipiales (17th October 2020)
Day 17 - Otavalo (18th October 2020)
Day 18 - Quito (19th October 2020)
Day 19 - Quito (20th October 2020)
Day 20 - Ecuadorian Amazon (21st October 2020)
Day 21 - Ecuadorian Amazon (22nd October 2020)
Day 22 - Ecuadorian Amazon (23rd October 2020)
Day 23 - Rio Verde (24th October 2020)
Day 24 - Rio Verde (25th October 2020)
Day 25 - Rio Verde (26th October 2020)
Day 26 - Chugchilán (27th October 2020)
Day 27 - Chugchilán (28th October 2020)
Day 28 - Cuenca (29th October 2020)
Day 29 - Cuenca (30th October 2020)
Day 30 - Punta Sal (31st October 2020)
Day 31 - Punta Sal (1st November 2020)
Day 32 - Huanchaco (2nd November 2020)
Day 33 - Huanchaco (3rd November 2020)
Day 34 - Huaraz (4th November 2020)
Day 35 - Huaraz (5th November 2020)
Day 36 - Huaraz (6th November 2020)
Day 37 - Lima (7th November 2020)
Day 38 - Lima (8th November 2020)
Day 39 - Huacachina (9th November 2020)
Day 40 - Nazca (10th November 2020)
Day 41 - Puerto Inca (11th November 2020)
Day 42 - Arequipa (12th November 2020)
Day 43 - Arequipa (13th November 2020)
Day 44 - Chivay (14th November 2020)
Day 45 - Chivay (15th November 2020)
Day 46 - Raqchi (16th November 2020)
Day 47 - Cuzco (17th November 2020)
Day 48 - Cuzco (18th November 2020)
Day 49 - Inca Trail (19th November 2020)
Day 50 - Inca Trail (20th November 2020)
Day 51 - Inca Trail (21st November 2020)
Day 52 - Inca Trail (22nd November 2020)
Day 53 - Cuzco (23rd November 2020)
Day 54 - Cuzco (24th November 2020)

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08 Sep 20 Cuzco
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