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Backbone of the Inca Empire (Santiago to Cartagena) - Dragoman Overland
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Backbone of the Inca Empire (Santiago to Cartagena)

From Santiago to Cartagena
Tour Operator:
Dragoman Overland
Max group size:
22
Age range:
18 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
72418
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Start in Santiago and end in Cartagena! With the Adventure tour Backbone of the Inca Empire (Santiago to Cartagena), you have a 79 days tour package taking you through Santiago, Chile and 43 other destinations in Latin America. Backbone of the Inca Empire (Santiago to Cartagena) includes accommodationin a hoteland hostel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Santiago
  2. Day 2: Santiago
  3. Day 3: Mendoza
  4. Day 4: Mendoza
  5. Day 5: Cordoba
  6. Day 6: Estancia
  7. Day 7: Estancia
  8. Day 8: Estancia
  9. Day 9: Tafi Del Valle
  10. Day 10: Cafayate
  11. Day 11: Cafayate
  12. Day 12: Salta
  13. Day 13: Salta
  14. Day 14: San Pedro de Atacama
  15. Day 15: San Pedro de Atacama
  16. Day 16: Altiplano
  17. Day 17: Uyuni
  18. Day 18: Uyuni
  19. Day 19: La Paz
  20. Day 20: La Paz
  21. Day 21: La Paz
  22. Day 22: Copacabana
  23. Day 23: Isla del Sol
  24. Day 24: Puno
  25. Day 25: Cuzco
  26. Day 26: Cuzco
  27. Day 27: Inca Trail
  28. Day 28: Inca Trail
  29. Day 29: Inca Trail
  30. Day 30: Inca Trail
  31. Day 31: Cuzco
  32. Day 32: Cuzco
  33. Day 33: Raqchi
  34. Day 34: Chivay
  35. Day 35: Arequipa
  36. Day 36: Arequipa
  37. Day 37: Arequipa
  38. Day 38: Puerto Inca
  39. Day 39: Nazca
  40. Day 40: Huacachina
  41. Day 41: Lima
  42. Day 42: Lima
  43. Day 43: Huaraz
  44. Day 44: Huaraz
  45. Day 45: Huaraz
  46. Day 46: Huanchaco
  47. Day 47: Huanchaco
  48. Day 48: Punta Sal
  49. Day 49: Punta Sal
  50. Day 50: Cuenca
  51. Day 51: Cuenca
  52. Day 52: Chugchilán
  53. Day 53: Chugchilán
  54. Day 54: Rio Verde
  55. Day 55: Rio Verde
  56. Day 56: Rio Verde
  57. Day 57: Ecuadorian Amazon
  58. Day 58: Ecuadorian Amazon
  59. Day 59: Ecuadorian Amazon
  60. Day 60: Quito
  61. Day 61: Quito
  62. Day 62: Otavalo
  63. Day 63: Ipiales
  64. Day 64: Popayan
  65. Day 65: Popayan
  66. Day 66: Salento
  67. Day 67: Salento
  68. Day 68: Salento
  69. Day 69: Manizales
  70. Day 70: Medellin
  71. Day 71: Medellin
  72. Day 72: Medellin
  73. Day 73: Lorica
  74. Day 74: Northern Colombia
  75. Day 75: Tayrona NP
  76. Day 76: Tayrona NP
  77. Day 77: Cartagena
  78. Day 78: Cartagena
  79. Day 79: Cartagena
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Reviews About This Operator

  • E2Crorie
    · October 16th, 2019
    Couldn't be happier. It was a great tour and a great group of people.
  • ChristineAndrew
    · August 13th, 2019
    Travelled from May 2019 to August 2019 with Dragoman. Our guides were Amber, Lewis, Will, Anja & Zulu. They were all... Show more
  • SandraPeters
    · September 4th, 2018
    Joined a group in process. Made great connections with others joining at same time, but existing group (and one of... Show more

Dates & Availability

79 days
Backbone of the Inca Empire (Santiago to Cartagena)
From Santiago to Cartagena
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    13 Jan, 2022
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    Friday
    1 Apr, 2022
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    26 Apr, 2022
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    13 Jul, 2022
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    12 Jan, 2023
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    31 Mar, 2023
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    18 Apr, 2023
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    5 Jul, 2023
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    3 May, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the kitty payment?

    Dragoman's Kitty for Cartagena<- ->Santiago (from Santiago 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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  • Currency
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    Bolivia
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    Chilean Peso
    Chile
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    Colombia
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    Sol
    Peru
  • Plugs & Adapters

    As a traveller from USA, Canada you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, L. As a traveller from England, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, I, A, B, L. As a traveller from Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, A, B, L.

    Type C
    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru
    Type E
    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru
    Type F
    Argentina, Bolivia, Chile and Peru
    Type I
    Argentina
    Type A
    Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
    Type B
    Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
    Type L
    Chile
  • Vaccines
    • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Rabies - Recommended for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Recommended for Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ideally 3 months before travel.
  • Visa
    • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
    • 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.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before June 16th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after June 16th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Dragoman Overland. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
    • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Dragoman Overland will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
    • The following cards are accepted for "Dragoman Overland" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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