Quito to Cartagena Overview

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      AUD $1,355
      EUR €990
      GBP £810
      NZD $1,605
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      CHF FR1,160
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Trip Validity

  • 2011-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel to Colombia and discover a flourishing, vibrant country

Be a part of Columbia's revival on this exciting overland trip. Start the adventure in Ecuador's capital, Quito, and travel through the Colombian countryside to Cartagena. Discover quaint cities, coffee plantations, sleepy seaside towns and grand volcanic landscapes. With lots of opportunity to interact with outgoing, friendly locals, this is a great chance to have a genuine travel experience to talk about for years to come. Taking in the best spots and attractions of this fascinating country, this trip provides a unique insight into a nation that is rapidly evolving. Visit Colombia and be touched by the authenticity of this flourishing country.

  • Explore the old and new quarters of Quito
  • Kick back lakeside at the quaint town of Guatape
  • View dramatic volcanic landscapes in Purace National Park
  • Get a caffeine-fix at a plantation in Los Nevados National Park
  • Travel to Medellin to discover Colombia's chequered past
  • Relax on the beach in tranquil Tolu
  • Tour the diverse landscapes of the San Bernardo Islands
  • Admire the colonial architecture in Cartagena

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Finish:

    Cartagena, Colombia
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (3 nts), Hostel (6 nts), Hotel (9 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    City tour, Coffee Plantation Tour, Manizales, El Penon de Guatape, Guided tour of Cartagena, Mitad del Mundo, Visit to Santuario la Lajas

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    519kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Please note that this trip requires minimum numbers to depart, and may be cancelled up until 56 days prior to departure. The places showing on the dates and availability page are an indication only so please contact Intrepid to check if your preferred date will depart before making any final arrangements, such as booking non-changeable flights.

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    USD $1,300
    CAD $1,330
    AUD $1,355
    EUR €990
    GBP £810
    NZD $1,605
    ZAR R12,335
    CHF FR1,160
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    USD $1,790*
    CAD $1,860*
    AUD $1,896*
    EUR €1,348*
    GBP £1,134*
    NZD $2,184*
    ZAR R17,545*
    CHF FR1,593*
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    USD $94
    CAD $97
    AUD $99
    EUR €70
    GBP £59
    NZD $114
    ZAR R923
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About Colombia , Ecuador

Quito to Cartagena Summary

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Day 1 Quito

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.

Day 2 Otavalo

Otavalo is a small town famous for its market - villagers from the surrounding countryside descend on the town once a week to sell everything from handmade goods to livestock.

Day 3 Ipiales

Set on the Colombian side of the Colombia/Ecuador frontier, Ipiales has some pleasant plazas and the sight of locals using a horse and cart gives it a quaint, countryside feel.

Day 4 Popayan

Nicknamed the White City, Popayan is a beautiful colonial town of whitewashed houses and grand churches encircled by rolling green hills.

Days 5-6 Cali

The salsa capital of Colombia, Cali is a big and bustling city with a warm climate and a lively social scene in its many fashionable bars and restaurants.

Days 7-9 Manizales

Manizales is a relaxed and friendly city right in the heart of Colombia's coffee region with a comfortable climate and plenty to see and do.

Days 10-11 Guatapé

Beautifully located beside a lake in rolling countryside, Guatapé is famous for the towering El Peñón de Guatapé, a granite monolith that offers amazing views from the top.

Days 12-13 Medellin

Blessed with a perfect climate and a wealth of culture, Medellin has turned itself around to become one of the most exciting cities in South America.

Day 14 Lorica

Drive to Lorica.

Days 15-16 Mompos

Take a ferry across Rio Magdalena to the historic colonial town of Mompos.

Days 17-19 Cartagena

Legendary both for its history and beauty, the colonial architecture and huge city walls of Cartagena's picturesque old town perch alongside the sparkling Caribbean.
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    • GDOQ
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,300
      CAD $1,330
      AUD $1,355
      EUR €990
      GBP £810
      NZD $1,605
      ZAR R12,335
      CHF FR1,160
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $490
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,790*
      CAD $1,860*
      AUD $1,896*
      EUR €1,348*
      GBP £1,134*
      NZD $2,184*
      ZAR R17,545*
      CHF FR1,593*
      *
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‡ As our kitty is flexible the indicated amount is indicative only - please click here to view the kitty amount for your departure date.