Cartagena to Ushuaia Overview

Travel the length of the Americas, from the North through Central to the very tip of the South. From Anchorage to Ushuaia, jump onboard the ultimate adventure trip from Alaska to Argentina.

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      USD $6,865
      CAD $7,010
      AUD $7,155
      EUR €5,225
      GBP £4,280
      NZD $8,480
      ZAR R65,105
      CHF FR6,135
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      USD $3,400
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $10,265*
      CAD $10,693*
      AUD $10,913*
      EUR €7,710*
      GBP £6,532*
      NZD $12,502*
      ZAR R101,259*
      CHF FR9,143*
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-11-10

Cross the Americas on an Overland Adventure from Anchorage, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina

As far as ultimate South American adventures go, this trip from Cartagena to Ushuaia ticks all the boxes. Spanning the length of the continent's west coast, the tour starts in Cartagena, Colombia, and ventures down through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and finally ends in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost city. Loaded with culture, history, architecture and natural wonders, this incredible American adventure will leave you breathless. This exciting itinerary balances exploring vibrant cities, kayaking down emerald rivers, snorkelling over reefs and taking part in all manor of outdoor activities with just the right amount of relaxation, with beaches, forests and unspoilt nature to enjoy. So if you’re after a life-affirming, awe-inspiring and never-to-be-forgotten adventure, then this epic trip is it.

  • Feel the rhythm during a night of live Colombian music
  • Experience the beauty of the Ecuadorian rainforest
  • Spot condors at Peru’s Colca Canyon
  • Call shotgun in a jeep and set off across the salt flats of Bolivia
  • Explore and trek through Chile’s rugged Torres del Paine National Park
  • Sip local wine and go whitewater rafting in Argentina

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cartagena, Colombia
  • Finish:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (6 nts), Camping (with facilities) (42 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (9 nts), Hotel (37 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Boat, Ferry, Overland vehicle, Train
  • Included activities:

    3 night/3 day Amazon Adventure, Alternative Inca Trail and Quechua Community trek, Ballestas Island entrance fee, Chan Chan Archaeological Site, Chauchilla cemetery, City tour, Coffee Plantation Tour, Manizales, Colca Canyon entrance, Colgante Glacier, El Penon de Guatape, Guided tour of Cartagena, Isla del Sol boat trip, Jeep tour of Uyuni Salt Flats, Lord of Sipan Museum, Los Glaciaries National Park, Mitad del Mundo, Moreno Glacier, Paracas National Park, Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Quilmes Ruins, Raqchi Artisan Centre and ruins, Sillustani Ruins and Museum w/Guide, Thermal baths, Torres del Paine National Park, Tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo, Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan, Trip to Los Nevados National Park, Uros Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca, Vineyard Tour, Visit to Banos, Visit to Santuario la Lajas

  • 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 $6,865
    CAD $7,010
    AUD $7,155
    EUR €5,225
    GBP £4,280
    NZD $8,480
    ZAR R65,105
    CHF FR6,135
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    USD $10,265*
    CAD $10,693*
    AUD $10,913*
    EUR €7,710*
    GBP £6,532*
    NZD $12,502*
    ZAR R101,259*
    CHF FR9,143*
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    USD $101
    CAD $105
    AUD $108
    EUR €76
    GBP £64
    NZD $123
    ZAR R1,002
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About Argentina , Bolivia , Chile , Colombia , Ecuador , Peru

Cartagena to Ushuaia Summary

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Days 61-62 Potosi

The loveliness of Potosi - one of the highest and more fascinating cities in the world - is mirrored by the harshness of its mines and mining history.

Days 63-64 Salar de Uyuni

Popular due to its proximity to the Salar de Uyuni, the town of Uyuni is small and charming, and feels very remote, especially at the photogenic train cemetery. The world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni, is a spectacular sight - whether reflecting like a mirror in the wet or cracking during the dry.

Day 65 Bolivian Altiplano

A true wilderness featuring volcanoes, salt pans and colourful lakes, the Bolivian Altiplano stretches out from Lake Titicaca to the borders of Argentina and Chile.

Days 66-67 San Pedro de Atacama

Gorgeous desert landscapes, atmospheric, whitewashed adobe houses and a lively town centre has made San Pedro de Atacama one of Chile's most popular travel destinations.

Days 68-69 Salta

With its well-preserved colonial buildings, candle-lit cafes, fine museums and surrounding natural beauty, Salta is one of Argentina's most charming cities.

Day 70 Cafayate

Vineyards, wineries and artisans dominate the picturesque town of Cafayate and its surrounds, the perfect place to sample some world-class wine, food and scenery.

Days 71-74 Quilmes

The ruined citadel of the Quilmes - a local people displaced in the 17th century by the Spanish - is a fascinating site located in Argentina's Calchaqui Valley.

Day 72 Estancia stay

Set in the picturesque landscape around Rio Ceballos, this traditional Argentine estancia offers the opportunity to live like a gaucho with horse-riding, hiking and sampling an asado (barbecue).

Days 75-77 Mendoza

Famed for its wine and raft of adventure activities, Mendoza is a lovely city to get lost in with its wide streets, excellent eateries and gorgeous plazas.

Days 78-79 Santiago

Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.

Day 80 Salto del Laja

With four beautiful waterfalls cascading from the river Laja, Salto del Laja is a celebrated summer holiday destination surrounded by forests and greenery.

Days 81-82 Pucon

With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.

Days 83-84 Bariloche

Perhaps explore the area around the mountain resort town of Bariloche on horseback or mountain bike. Otherwise, just stay in town and sample some of the delicious chocolate the region is famous for.

Days 85-88 Carretera Austral

Chile's southern fjord coast is a kaleidoscope of fjords, channels, grassy plains, snow-capped mountains, charming villages, winding roads and virtually-untouched landscapes.

Days 89-91 Los Glaciares National Park/El Chalten

The small village of El Chalten, nestled between picturesque mountains within Glacier National Park, is mainly a campsite for visitors, albeit a spectacular one.

Days 92-93 Perito Moreno Glacier/El Calafate

Surrounded by snowy-mountain peaks and endless grass plains, El Calafate is famed for its proximity to the Perito Moreno Glacier. One of the few advancing glaciers in the world, Perito Moreno Glacier is a glorious, electric-blue mass of ice that occasionally breaks dramatically into Lago Argentino.

Days 94-98 Torres del Paine National Park

Located in the wilds of Patagonia, Torres del Paine National Park is one of the world's most beautiful landscapes with glaciers, lakes and dramatic mountain peaks.

Day 99 Strait of Magellan

Unpredictable currents and winds, combined with the narrowness of the passage, has made the Straits of Magellan a beautiful yet precarious route for many ships over the centuries.

Days 100-101 Ushuaia

A picturesque town at the end of the world, Ushuaia is the launching pad for many Antarctica trips and is also excellent for hiking and mountain-based activities.
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    • GDBIC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $6,865
      CAD $7,010
      AUD $7,155
      EUR €5,225
      GBP £4,280
      NZD $8,480
      ZAR R65,105
      CHF FR6,135
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $3,400
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $10,265*
      CAD $10,693*
      AUD $10,913*
      EUR €7,710*
      GBP £6,532*
      NZD $12,502*
      ZAR R101,259*
      CHF FR9,143*
      *
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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.