Cartagena to Quito Overview

Take an exciting overland trip through Colombia. Travel from Cartagena to Quito visiting Tayrona NP, Tolu, Medellin, Los Nevados NP, Cali and more.

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    • 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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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Cartagena to Quito.

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Trip Validity

  • 2011-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel to Colombia and discover a flourishing, vibrant country

Be a part of Columbia's revival on this exciting overland adventure. Travel through the Colombian countryside and 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 before finishing the adventure in Ecuador's capital, Quito.

  • Get a caffeine-fix at a plantation in Los Nevados National Park
  • Join the cafe culture of Quito
  • Travel to Medellin and learn about Colombia's chequered past
  • View dramatic volcanic landscapes in Purace National Park
  • Visit the wild, unspoilt beaches of Tayrona National Park
  • Walk through colourful textile markets
  • Wander through the fairytale city of Cartagena
  • Wonder at Santuario de Las Lajas, a hidden Colombian highlight

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cartagena, Colombia
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (10 nts), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (6 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:

    548kg 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.

  • Trip price from

    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 $490
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  • Total price from

    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.
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    USD $94
    CAD $97
    AUD $99
    EUR €70
    GBP £59
    NZD $114
    ZAR R923
    CHF FR83
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Cartagena to Quito Summary

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Days 1-2 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.

Days 3-4 Covenas/San Bernardo Islands

Located on the Gulf of Morrosquillo, Covenas is our base for exploring the spectacular San Bernardo islands - a beautiful archipelago with fine beaches and diverse wildlife.

Days 5-6 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.

Days 7-9 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 10-12 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 13-14 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.

Day 15 Popayan

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

Day 16 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 17 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.

Days 18-19 Quito

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