The Northern Inca Empire (Cartagena to Cuzco)

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Start in Cusco and end in Cartagena! With the adventure tour The Northern Inca Empire (Cartagena to Cuzco), you have a 54 day tour package taking you through Cusco, Peru and 34 other destinations in Latin America. The Northern Inca Empire (Cartagena to Cuzco) 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: Cartagena
  2. Day 2: Cartagena
  3. Days 3 to 4: Tayrona National Park
  4. Days 5 to 6: Mompós
  5. Days 7 to 9: San Gil
  6. Days 10 to 12: Medellín
  7. Days 13 to 14: Salento
  8. Days 15 to 16: Popayán
  9. Day 17: Ipiales
  10. Day 18: Ipiales-Quito
  11. Day 19: Quito
  12. Day 20: Ecuadorian Amazon-Tena
  13. Days 21 to 22: Ecuadorian Amazon
  14. Day 23: Rio Verde
  15. Days 24 to 25: Baños-Rio Verde
  16. Day 26: Chugchilán
  17. Day 27: Chugchilán-Lake Quilotoa
  18. Day 28: Cuenca
  19. Day 29: Cuenca
  20. Day 30: Punta Sal
  21. Day 31: Punta Sal
  22. Day 32: Lambayeque-Huanchaco
  23. Day 33: Huanchaco
  24. Day 34: Huaraz
  25. Days 35 to 36: Huaraz
  26. Day 37: Lima
  27. Day 38: Lima
  28. Day 39: Huacachina-Paracas
  29. Day 40: Nazca-Huacachina
  30. Day 41: Puerto Inca-Nazca
  31. Day 42: Arequipa
  32. Day 43: Arequipa
  33. Day 44: Chivay
  34. Day 45: Chivay
  35. Day 46: Raqchi
  36. Day 47: Cuzco
  37. Day 48: Cuzco
  38. Day 49: Sacred Valley-Inca Trail
  39. Day 50: Inca Trail
  40. Day 51: Inca Trail
  41. Day 52: Inca Trail
  42. Day 53: Machu Picchu-Cuzco
  43. Day 54: Cuzco

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
Main Page Video

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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The Northern Inca Empire (Cartagena to Cuzco)

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About the countries

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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 (Cartagena to Cuzco).
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 10% to confirm this Dragoman booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 13 January 2019 the full payment of $3,575 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 $3575 for The Northern Inca Empire (Cartagena to Cuzco), but the deposit of 10% is non-refundable.
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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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