Anchorage to Ushuaia Overview

Travel the length of the Americas from North through Central and 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 $16,215
      CAD $17,570
      AUD $17,230
      EUR €11,865
      GBP £9,575
      NZD $19,235
      ZAR R172,445
      CHF FR14,350
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      USD $6,160
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      USD $16,215
      CAD $17,570
      AUD $17,230
      EUR €11,865
      GBP £9,575
      NZD $19,235
      ZAR R172,445
      CHF FR14,350
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Cross the Americas on an overland adventure from Anchorage, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina

As far as ultimate American adventures go, this trip from Anchorage to Ushuaia ticks all the boxes. Spanning the length of the entire spine of the Americas, all the way from Alaska down to the tip of Argentina, this 207-day adventure is nothing short of epic. Starting in Anchorage, Alaska, the tour ventures down through Canada, then the USA, Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and finally ends in Ushuaia, Argentina - the world’s southernmost city. Loaded with culture, history, architecture and bountiful nature, this incredible American adventure will leave you breathless. This exciting itinerary may be full of trekking up volcanoes, exploring vibrant cities, kayaking down emerald rivers, snorkelling over reefs and taking part in all manor of outdoor and cultural activities, but there is also a great balance of down time too, with beaches, forests and unspoilt nature to be enjoyed and relaxed in. So if you’re after a life-affirming, awe-inspiring and never-to-be-forgotten adventure, then this epic trip is it.

  • Bask on Belize’s tropical island of Caye Caulker
  • Call shotgun in a jeep and set off across the salt flats of Bolivia
  • Discover the Cloud Forest Reserve of Monteverde in Costa Rica
  • Experience the beauty of the Ecuadorian rainforest
  • Explore and trek Chile’s rugged Torres del Paine National Park
  • Feel the rhythm during a night of live Colombian music
  • Tour of a tequila distillery in Mexico - ole!
  • Venture deep into El Salvador’s El Imposible National Park

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Anchorage, United States
  • Finish:

    Ushuaia, Argentina
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Bush camp (no facilities) (8 nts), Cabin (2 nts), Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Camping (with facilities) (102 nts), Guesthouse (9 nts), Hogan (1 nt), Homestay (1 nt), Hostel (14 nts), Hotel (63 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    3 night/3 day Amazon Adventure, Alternative Inca Trail and Quechua Community trek, Ballestas Island tour, Canyonlands National Park, Chan Chan Archaeological Site, Chauchilla cemetery, Chichen Itza ruins, Chichicastenango Market, City tour, Coffee Plantation Tour, Manizales, Colca Canyon entrance + IGV, Colgante Glacier, El Penon de Guatape, Guided tour around Dawson City, Guided tour of Cartagena, Guided tour of Denali National Park, Guided tour of ruins, Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump, Isla del Sol boat trip, Jeep tour of Uyuni Salt Flats, Kenai Fjords scenic cruise, 'Ksan Historical Village, Lord of Sipan Museum, Los Glaciaries National Park, Mitad del Mundo, Moreno Glacier, Oaxaca - Monte Alban Ruins (entrance and public transport), Palenque - Misol-Ha and Agua Azul waterfalls, Palenque ruins entrance fee, Panama City - Visit to the Panama Canal, Paracas National Park, Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Quilmes Ruins, Raqchi Artisan Centre and ruins, San Cristobal de las Casas - Sumidero Canyon (inc. transport), Sillustani Ruins and Museum w/Guide, Tikal Ruins and National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Tour of Misty Fjords National Park, Tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman and Ollantaytambo, Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan, Tulum - Entrance to ruins, Turtle watching, Playa La Flor, Uros Island boat trip on Lake Titicaca, Vineyard Tour, Visit to Banos, Visit to Lake Louise, Visit to Manos Amigas, Visit to Santuario la Lajas, Yaxchilan Ruins

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    5973kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip is run by our experienced overland partner Dragoman. 2. 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. 3. You need to choose whether you wish to hike the Classic Inca Trail or the Quechua Community Trek at the time of booking. If you do not indicate a preference, the Quechua Community Trek will be confirmed automatically. Classic Inca Trail permits are sold on a request basis only. Once deposit is paid and passport details provided, Intrepid will endeavour to secure a permit for you. If Classic Inca Trail permits are unavailable by the time you book, you will be booked on the Quechua Community Trek instead. The Classic Inca Trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Quechua Community Trek . Should you choose not to hike at all, please let us know in writing at the time of booking so alternative arrangements can be made. Without this prior warning, local fees may apply.

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    USD $16,215
    CAD $17,570
    AUD $17,230
    EUR €11,865
    GBP £9,575
    NZD $19,235
    ZAR R172,445
    CHF FR14,350
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    USD $16,215
    CAD $17,570
    AUD $17,230
    EUR €11,865
    GBP £9,575
    NZD $19,235
    ZAR R172,445
    CHF FR14,350
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    USD $78
    CAD $84
    AUD $83
    EUR €57
    GBP £46
    NZD $92
    ZAR R833
    CHF FR69
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Days 107-108 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 109-110 Mompos

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.

Day 111 Lorica

Travel back across Rio Magdalena to Lorica.

Days 112-113 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 114-115 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 116-118 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 119-120 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 121 Popayan

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

Day 122 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 123 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 124-125 Quito

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

Days 126-130 Coca/Amazon Jungle

The Amazon Rainforest, over 1.7 billion acres in size and spilling over into 8 countries, is a wondrous place with a bounty of plantlife, animals and fascinating communities.

Days 131-133 Rio Verde

Rio Verde is a beautiful little town set in a valley with great hiking and close to several lovely waterfalls, including the San Miguels falls.

Days 134-135 Chugchilan/Quilotoa Loop

Nestled in amongst the Andes, Chugchilan is a picturesque village with amazing mountain scenery, wonderful hiking trails and is a perfect base to explore the area. The Quilotoa Loop starts in Latacunga and journeys through local villages, stunning mountain vistas, cloud forests and valleys, and to the beautiful Laguna Quilotoa.

Days 136-137 Cuenca

With roots tracing back to 8000BC, Cuenca is a fascinating and beautiful city, and World Heritage-listed due to its wonderfully preserved heritage buildings.

Days 138-140 Punta Sal

Gorgeous secluded beaches, blue skies and a relaxed pace of life are on offer in Punta Sal, a lovely beachside town in the very north of Peru.

Days 141-142 Huanchaco

Famed for its 'surfing' fishermen, Huanchaco was once a small fishing village but is now a relaxed beach haven for travellers keen on seeing the nearby ruins.

Days 143-144 Lima

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Day 145 Paracas/Ballestas Islands

Home to a large number of birds and wildlife species, Paracas National Reserve helps preserve Peru's marine ecosystem and the cultural heritage of the Paracas people. With birds circling ahead, a dramatic coastline with stone arches and caves, and animals galore lazing on rocks and beaches, the Ballestas Islands are a visual feast.

Day 146 Nazca

Rebuilt completely after a devastating earthquake in 1996, Nazca is home to the mysterious Nazca Lines and a city of colourful houses with a pretty main square.

Day 147 Puerto Inca

Puerto Inca is a tiny, sandy place with an abundance of ruins and beautiful coastal scenery to enjoy.

Days 148-149 Arequipa

The beautiful 'White City' of Arequipa is surrounded by volcanoes, is rich in Spanish colonial architecture and abounds with local culture and cuisine.

Days 150-151 Chivay/Colca Canyon

Known for its love of karaoke, Chivay is a small town located near the Colca Canyon with an interesting market and some relaxing hot springs close by. Over twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, and with Andean Condors soaring high above, the Colca Canyon commands reverie.

Day 152 Raqchi Homestay

Traditional houses, customs and handicrafts are a signature part of Raqchi, a small village just outside of Cuzco.

Days 153-154 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Days 155-158 Classic Inca Trail/Quechua Community Trek/Ollantaytambo

Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu.

Days 159-160 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. A World Heritage site set among red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.

Day 161 Puno

Puno is a colourful town on the Peruvian shores of Lake Titicaca, expect to see traditionally dressed locals, chaotic markets and, if lucky enough, even dancing in the streets.

Days 162-163 Lake Titicaca/Copacabana

A lovely little town situated between two hills and looking out over Lake Titicaca, Copacabana has beautiful scenery and coastline, great eateries and a fascinating religious culture.

Days 164-166 La Paz

Built in a canyon, the unique and bewtiching city of La Paz is filled with steep, cobbled streets, fascinating markets, evident tradition and captivating sights.
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    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $16,215
      CAD $17,570
      AUD $17,230
      EUR €11,865
      GBP £9,575
      NZD $19,235
      ZAR R172,445
      CHF FR14,350
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $6,160
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $16,215
      CAD $17,570
      AUD $17,230
      EUR €11,865
      GBP £9,575
      NZD $19,235
      ZAR R172,445
      CHF FR14,350
      *
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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.