Backbone Of The Inca Empire

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Run by: Dragoman

Reference number: JTS

From: £3289.50

Overlanding is the best way to see South America by far! Dragoman have been leading the way in South American overland expeditions since 1990, so take advantage of our years of experience and come with us as we include all the must-see attractions as well as heading to some unique hidden gems, well away from the usual tourist trail. Starting at the incredible colonial town of Cartagena on the Caribbean coast, we explore some of Colombia’s best highlights, such as the beautiful beaches of Tayrona National Park, the adventure capital of San Gil and the stunning historic town of Villa de Leyva, before crossing into Ecuador and arriving at its buzzing capital of Quito. From Quito we explore the stunning jungles, hills and towns of Ecuador and then head down to the coast and the idyllic beaches of Punta Sal in northern Peru. We then head south through Peru’s deserts to the ruined Moche city of Chan Chan, then climb up to the spectacular Andean town of Huaraz, before heading to the chaotic capital of Lima. From Lima we continue down the coast to the magical dunes of Huacachina, and then overland to the mysterious Nazca Lines. We’ll then climb up into the highlands to visit the colonial city of Arequipa and the breathtaking Colca Canyon, before staying at a local Quechua village stay on our way to the phenomenal city of Cuzco. Cuzco is our base for one of South America’s best highlights, the Inca Trails and a visit to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu. After Cuzco, we will head south to the serene shores of Lake Titicaca and its sacred Inca island of Isla del Sol, and then move on to the thriving Bolivian city of La Paz. Heading south from La Paz, we visit our local community stay in Livichuco and the famous mining town of PotosÍ, before arriving in one of the continent’s most spectacular natural wonders - the phenomenal salt flats of Salar de Uyuni. From here we will overland€ross the other-worldly scenery of the Bolivian Altiplano into the incredible Atacama Deserts of Chile, and then cross the Andes into the beautiful arid regions of Argentina and the wonderful town of Salta. We will make our way south through the wine regions and highlands of northwest Argentina before arriving at a very special highlight of this trip - our unique estancia stay for two days of horse riding on an idyllic country ranch. From here we make our way to the spectacular town of Mendoza, under the shadow of the Andes’ highest mountains, before finally crossing the Andes again to arrive in the Chilean capital of Santiago. Join Dragoman for this wonderful and unforgettable trip!


Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
25/11/2018 11/02/2019 0 £4075.00
20/01/2019 08/04/2019 14 £3289.50
04/02/2019 23/04/2019 0 £3935.00
18/08/2019 04/11/2019 15 £3935.00
19/09/2019 06/12/2019 19 £3875.00
15/10/2019 01/01/2020 14 £4035.00
17/11/2019 03/02/2020 15 £4010.00
05/01/2020 23/03/2020 16 £3935.00
24/03/2020 10/06/2020 22 £3935.00
17/04/2020 04/07/2020 21 £4065.00
17/07/2020 03/10/2020 22 £4170.00
06/10/2020 23/12/2020 21 £4170.00
08/11/2020 25/01/2021 19 £4220.00
17/01/2021 05/04/2021 20 £4220.00
09/04/2021 26/06/2021 21 £4220.00
04/05/2021 21/07/2021 19 £4220.00

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