The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena)

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The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena) - Dragoman
The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena) - Dragoman
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Start in Cusco and end in Cartagena! With the adventure tour The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena), you have a 54 day tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 34 other destinations in Latin America. The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena) includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Hostel, Hotel, Camping
Train & Rail, Overland Truck, Boat
Travel style
Adventure, Overland truck, Hiking & Trekking, In-depth Cultural
  • GrahamMaskiell's review about another Dragoman tour
    4.0 - Good

    I particularly liked the Patagonia component with the hiking,as well as rafting and mountain biking. Overall the highlights for me were the diverse landscapes and sharing this with an interesting energetic,engaged group of people of different ages... Read more

  • Review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    I had a brilliant tour with great people between Ushuaia and Cartagena. We were able to see all of the sights someone would want to see through South America in a good amount of time without feeling rushed.

  • Review about another Dragoman tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    The tour was absolutely brilliant and we managed to cover all of the sights I wanted to see without feeling rushed.

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Cuzco
  2. Day 2: Sacred Valley-Inca Trail
  3. Day 3: Inca Trail
  4. Day 4: Inca Trail
  5. Day 5: Inca Trail
  6. Day 6: Cuzco-Machu Picchu
  7. Day 7: Cuzco
  8. Day 8: Raqchi
  9. Day 9: Chivay
  10. Day 10: Arequipa-Chivay
  11. Days 11 to 12: Arequipa
  12. Day 13: Puerto Inca
  13. Day 14: Nazca
  14. Day 15: Huacachina
  15. Day 16: Lima-Ballestas Islands
  16. Day 17: Lima
  17. Day 18: Huaraz
  18. Days 19 to 20: Huaraz
  19. Day 21: Huanchaco
  20. Day 22: Huanchaco
  21. Day 23: Lambayeque-Punta Sal
  22. Day 24: Punta Sal
  23. Day 25: Cuenca
  24. Day 26: Cuenca
  25. Day 27: Chugchilán
  26. Day 28: Chugchilán-Lake Quilotoa
  27. Day 29: Rio Verde
  28. Days 30 to 31: Baños-Rio Verde
  29. Day 32: Ecuadorian Amazon
  30. Days 33 to 34: Ecuadorian Amazon
  31. Day 35: Quito
  32. Day 36: Quito
  33. Day 37: Ipiales-Quito
  34. Days 38 to 39: Popayán-Ipiales
  35. Days 40 to 41: Salento
  36. Days 42 to 44: Medellín
  37. Days 45 to 47: San Gil
  38. Days 48 to 49: Mompós
  39. Days 50 to 51: Tayrona National Park
  40. Day 52: Cartagena
  41. Day 53: Cartagena
  42. Day 54: Cartagena

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Additional Services


  • Main Page Video
  • What Is Overlanding?
  • Dragoman - 2017
  • Peru in 60 Seconds
  • Overlanding with Dragoman
  • Dragoman in South America
  • Dragoman Overlanding 2018
  • Dragoman Wild Camping
  • Snippet Ecuador - Equator Monument
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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Overland Cartagena and Cuzco (from Cuzco to Cartagena) is a group fund for this tour. The group fund pays for camping, hotels, food while camping, activities the group does as a whole (based on the itinerary mentioned above and in the brochure).

    The Kitty allows the group to be flexible as the hotels and campsites are not pre booked and booked by the crew while travelling which makes the whole itinerary more adabtable than the traditional tours. Sometimes you can stay an extra night at one location due to a special activity happening at the location, based on the groups wishes. All of these costs are paid at cost price and Dragoman makes no money out of it. Therefore, if money is left over in the Kitty after the tour, it will be paid back to the group members.

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  • Heather23rd September 2018
    Was very clear website to navigate, any questions were handled straight away by the chat line and of course the prices and discounts were great



The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena)

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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go



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Peru, Ecuador and ColombiaPeru


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Recommended for Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Cusco is the starting point and Cartagena is the endpoint.
Max group size
22 is the maximum group size for The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena).
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Dragoman to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $500 to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 9 February 2019 the full payment of $2,992 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2992 for The Northern Inca Empire (Cuzco to Cartagena), but the deposit of $500 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Dragoman tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express


Covering a total distance of approx 4,978 km.
  • Cusco (Peru)
  • 24 km
  • Sacred Valley (Peru)
  • 47 km
  • Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • 65 km
  • Cusco (Peru)
  • 42 km
  • Raqchi (Peru)
  • 240 km
  • Chivay (Peru)
  • 26 km
  • Canon del Colca (Peru)
  • 26 km
  • Chivay (Peru)
  • 84 km
  • Arequipa (Peru)
  • 303 km
  • Puerto Inca (Peru)
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