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Andes, Coffee & Caribbean

 

Summary:

The Andes are the spine of South America, and run the length of the country from Colombia in the north through to Tierra Del Fuego in the South. This trip is designed to show the best of the northern Andes, through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. We criss cro...

Duration
38 Days
Countries
3
Next Departure
15-Oct-2021
Starting at
USD 4,055.00
Price per day
USD 107.00

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Operator
Dragoman
Tour
Andes, Coffee & Caribbean
Travel Quality
Budget Travel
Group Size
0 - 25
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Summary

The Andes are the spine of South America, and run the length of the country from Colombia in the north through to Tierra Del Fuego in the South. This trip is designed to show the best of the northern Andes, through Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. We criss cross from the stunning beaches of the Caribbean to the depths of the Amazon Jungle and then into the dry deserts and ancient civilisations of Northern Peru.

It is a region that has been heavily influenced by pre-Colombian indigenous civilisations; not just the Incas. These earlier cultures were equally important as the Incas, whose influence was comparatively short lived.

The great cities of the region have a wealth of history and culture, and this trip takes you to some of the finest, including, Cartagena, Quito and Lima. Add to this a wealth of hidden gems in Colombia and Ecuador and some amazing trekking, hiking and horse riding and you have a journey that is well worth travelling for 38 days.

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Cartagena
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
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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

Visited Countries (3): Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Visited cities (11): Cartagena, Cuenca, Huaraz, Ipiales, Lima, Lorica, Manizales, Medellin, Otavalo, Popayan, Quito

 

Details

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.

Remarks

Highlights

  • 3 night stay in a community run eco lodge to explore the Amazon Jungle
  • Go white water rafting, canyoning or trekking in Banos
  • Try horse back riding or mountain biking around the stunning landscape
  • Visit the crater lake of Quilotoa
  • Stay in the classic colonial city of Cuenca
  • Buy an original Panama hat direct from the factory
  • 2 nights camping on the Pacific beach at Punta Sal
  • Try your hand at surfing or just relax with a cool drink
  • Explore the Chimu Adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the ancient Moche Pyramids
  • 3 nights to trek in the Cordillera Blanca from Huaraz
  • Explore the Peruvian capital of Lima
  • 2 nights in vibrant Cartagena
  • 2 Nights in the stunning Caribbean beach national park of Tayrona
  • 2 Nights to enjoy the colonial town of Santa Cruz de Lorica, home of the traditional Vueltiao hat
  • 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

Included in Price

  • Two Dragoman Crew Members, Local Guides where necessary
  • Breakfasts x 56, Lunches x 30, Dinners x 28
  • Comfortable Hotel 7 nightsHammocks 2 nightsBasic Hotel 6 nightsMultishare Hostel 11 nightsCamping 9 nightsGuesthouse 2 nights

Important!

  • Your itinerary may include easy-paced day walks, bike rides, and other activities that are not too strenuous.
  • This trip has a bit of everything. Some areas that you travel through may be physically challenging; for example you may be at altitude some of the time and you may be camping for several nights. The pace of the trip can be tiring at times and some facilities will be basic. However there will also be plenty of time to relax and some comfortable accommodation.

Travel Package

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Tour Cartagena Lima

This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

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