Lima to Quito Overview

Travel Overland from Lima, Peru, to Quito, Ecuador. Hit the beach in Punta Sal, get daring in Banos and go camping in the mighty Amazon Jungle.

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      USD $1,060
      CAD $1,148
      AUD $1,348
      EUR €776
      GBP £624
      NZD $1,256
      ZAR R11,236
      CHF FR936
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      USD $580
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      USD $1,650*
      CAD $1,787*
      AUD $2,000*
      EUR €1,207*
      GBP £1,014*
      NZD $1,954*
      ZAR R17,509*
      CHF FR1,458*
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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover beaches, temples and mountains between Peru and Ecuador

Jump onboard this Overland tour between two of South America's most iconic cities - Lima and Quito. Reaching along the back of the continent, discover places of immense natural beauty and explore regions off the tourist trail. From Peru's sparse landscapes to Ecuador's jungle clad mountains, visit the ancient city of Chan Chan, watch fishermen manoeuvre narrow reed boats in Huanchaco and opt to explore the towering Andes by horseback or by foot. With plenty of flexibility to choose the adventures that best suit you, this Overland journey is the best way to discover this iconic stretch between Lima and Quito.

  • Camp out in the heart of the Amazon Jungle
  • Discover Lima's character-filled plazas
  • Marvel at the surfing fisherman of Huanchaco
  • Soak up the sun in Punta Sal
  • Stare up at the once mighty Temples of the Sun and Moon
  • Tour a Panama hat factory
  • Walk through the crumbling remains of South America's oldest pre-Columbian city
  • Wander the cobbled streets of Quito

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Quito, Ecuador
  • Group size:

    Min 4 , Max 22
  • Ages:

    Min 18
  • Meals:

    All meals when camping
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with facilities) (8 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Hostel (2 nts), Hotel (5 nts), Lodge (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Overland vehicle
  • Included activities:

    3 night/3 day Amazon Adventure, Chan Chan Archaeological Site, Hat Factory Tour, Lord of Sipan Museum, Pyramids of Sun and Moon, Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    577kg 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.

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    USD $1,060
    CAD $1,148
    AUD $1,348
    EUR €776
    GBP £624
    NZD $1,256
    ZAR R11,236
    CHF FR936
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    CAD $1,787*
    AUD $2,000*
    EUR €1,207*
    GBP £1,014*
    NZD $1,954*
    ZAR R17,509*
    CHF FR1,458*
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Lima to Quito Summary

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Day 1 Lima

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

Days 2-3 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 4-6 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 7-8 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 9-10 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 11-13 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.

Day 14 Coca

Official named after the famous explorer, Francisco de Orellana, Coca is the more commonly known name for this Amazon town, which makes a great starting point for jungle adventures.

Days 15-18 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 19-20 Quito

Quito is a cultured city with a wonderous Old Town, a dynamic nightlife and atmospheric streets showcasing Ecuadorian life in all its splendour.
    • 20
    • GDON
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,060
      CAD $1,148
      AUD $1,348
      EUR €776
      GBP £624
      NZD $1,256
      ZAR R11,236
      CHF FR936
    • Kitty tool tip
      USD $580
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,650*
      CAD $1,787*
      AUD $2,000*
      EUR €1,207*
      GBP £1,014*
      NZD $1,954*
      ZAR R17,509*
      CHF FR1,458*
      *
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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.