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Pan American between Anchorage and Cuzco

Day 1 Cuzco

Border information: if you are joining in Cuzco, you will most likely enter Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ). There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further meeting this evening for our Wild Andes and Classic Inca Trails, where we will have a full detailed briefing from our local trekking guides about the next few days! The rest of today will be free to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco, discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number of optional activities near the city. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cuzco before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cuzco. A note on altitude: if you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.

Day 2 Sacred Valley

These four days will be spent either trekking in the Andes, on our pioneering Wild Andes Trek, on the Classic Inca Trek or for those not wishing to hike, free time to explore and a guided tour of the Sacred Valley on our Train package. Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we visit the ruined temples of Sacsayhuaman for a fascinating tour of the site. We then head on to Chinchero, a small Quechua-speaking village in the Sacred Valley. Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years, and explore their beautiful archaeological ruins. We will drive to a stunning viewpoint for a picnic lunch, and then visit the Quillarumiyoc temple (the Temple of the Moon). We will start our trek from here in the afternoon, heading by foot to Zurite where we have a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional dinner and get a taste of the local village lifestyle. Approximate walking distance: 8km, Estimated time: 4hrs, Meals provided: Lunch and Dinner  Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek This morning we go for a guided tour of the Sacred Valley, followed by a visit to the market town of Pisac, where we will have a lunch.  We then head to Ollantaytambo, where we have free time to explore the impressive archeological site. Tonight we stay in a comfortable hotel.   Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning. No Meals are included in Ollantaytambo. There is no trekking today. Option 3 - Train Package You will leave Cuzco with your fellow passengers who will be trekking the Wild Andes Trek. You will visit the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, followed by a beautiful scenic drive over mountains and through valleys, via the ancient city of Pisac and on to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After lunch you will head back to Cuzco where you will stay at our nice, centrally located hotel for a further 3 nights. Meals included: Lunch
Activities(Included)
Visit the incredible remains of the Inca temples of Sacsayhuaman and the Sacred Valley on a guided tour
Take a guided tour of the fantastic Inca temples at Ollantaytambo
TREKKING OPTIONS Option 1 Trek the Classic Inca Trail up the Royal Inca Road.  Option 2 Hike unspoilt Inca Trails in remote stunning Andes scenery away from tourist treks on our exclusive Wild Andes trail.  Option 3 Take a Sacred Valley Tour, visit Ollantaytambo and take the train to Machu Picchu without trekking.  PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST ADVISE AT TIME OF BOOKING IF YOU WISH TO BOOK THE CLASSIC INCA TRAIL OR THE NON TREKKING OPTION, OTHERWISE YOU WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PUT ON OUR WILD ANDES TREK. 

Day 3 Inca Trail

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Zurite to Amaruwatana After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qenteqentiyoc (the Hummingbird Temple), where we will visit and admire this Inca archaeological site. We will then follow the ancient path all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,400m, where we will have a dramatic view of both the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night camping. Approximate walking time: 8hrs, Distance: 13kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Ollantaytambo to Wayllabamba After breakfast, we catch a bus to Piscaycuscho and the start of the Classic Inca Trek - the railroad KM82 marker (at 2,700m altitude). Here we are joined by our crew of local porters and cooks. We will cross the bridge over the River Urubamba and following a trail along the left-hand shore of the river, enjoying stunning views of the snow-capped Mount Veronica (5,830m) and the Incan archaeological remains at Llactapata. Continuing through lush farmland and woodland, we gradually climb for approximately 5 hours to our first campsite at Wayllabamba (3,000m). Approximate trekking time: 5-6hrs, Distance: 12kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package Today is a free day to enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture, beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops, selling textiles and handicrafts.

Day 4 Inca Trail

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Amaruwatana to Ancascocha We have an early start this morning, trekking for approximately 2 hours to reach the top of our second pass at 4,700m. From here we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us, and if we're lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here! After descending for approximatley 2 hours, we arrive at a stunning highland valley with a glacial river named Kenqo Mayu (meaning "Zig-zag River") flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch! After lunch we will continue trekking downhill following the ancient trail, which leads us to our campsite in the Ancascocha area. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 10kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Option 2 - Classic Trek Wayllabamba to Pacaymayo This is the most challenging day of the trek as we ascend a long steep path (approximately 4 hours) through Andean cloud forest and highland puna to reach the highest point of our trek, Warmiwañusca (meaning "Dead Woman's Pass") at a height of 4,200m. During our ascent, we can appreciate the wide variety of plant, flower and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate. On reaching the pass, our challenge is rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges. From here we descend for 2 hours into the Pacaymayo Valley (3,650m altitude) and to our second campsite. Approximate trekking time: 6-7hrs, Distance: 11kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package Today is a free day for you to enjoy Cuzco, with its museums, churches, incredible colonial architecture, beautiful restaurants and a vast array of shops selling textiles and handicrafts.

Day 5 Inca Trail

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Ancascocha to Ollantaytambo Today we will descend the narrow Silque Canyon, allowing us to observe its tall granite walls which are populated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colours when they bloom. After crossing many little bridges we will reach the Camicancha area, where we stop at a magnificent volcanic viewpoint looking towards the snow-capped Mt. Veronica. From here it is only a short trek to Chilca, where our trail ends. We'll be picked up by our vehicle and head to Ollantaytambo, taking a well-earned shower and rest at our hotel. In the afternoon we will have an included guided tour around the incredible archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and its world-famous Temple of the Sun.  Please note that we have the evening to ourselves in Ollantaytambo, our Guide will meet us in the morning. No Meals are included in Ollantaytambo. Option 2 - Classic Inca Trek Pacaymayo to Wiñay Wayna Today we follow ancient stone paths and steps to ascend the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca (the "Town above the Clouds") where we can appreciate the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty. Heading down the Andean slope, we reach our final night's camp by the Wiñay Wayna (meaning "Forever Young") ruins, with panoramic views of the valley below. Approximate walking time: 8hrs, Distance: 16kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package After being picked up from your hotel in the morning you will be driven to the fortress city of Ollantaytambo and our hotel for the night, the Tunupa Lodge. Here you will rejoin the Wild Andes Trekkers and your tour leader who will be arriving from their trek this afternoon.

Day 6 Cuzco

Option 1 - Wild Andes Trek Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Cuzco Today we will have an early start to catch the train to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a bus up the winding mountainside to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights! We have a guided tour with our expert local guide and there will be plenty of free time to explore this magical place.  In the afternoon we will head back to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cuzco, where we return to our joining hotel at the end of a long but phenomenal day! Meals provided: Breakfast Option 2 - Classic Trek Wiñay Wayna to Machupicchu Leaving Wiñay Wayna, we descend gradually further through the highland jungle to our destination - Intupunku (the "Sun Gate") leading into Machu Picchu. Arriving at daybreak, we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder. As with the Wild Andes Trek, our local guide will show us the most important constructions as well as explain the history and the mythology of this magnificent place. There is also some free time to explore the ruins further at your own pace or just chill out and watch the hummingbirds or vizcachua. In the afternoon we head back down to Aguas Calientes and take the train back to Ollantaytambo and return to Cuzco for a well-deserved rest. Approximate walking time: 2hrs, Distance: 4kms, Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks Option 3 - Train Package After an early breakfast and walk to the train station, your stunning 2 hour train ride to Aguas Calientes begins. The journey takes you through several different micro-climates, past Inca terraces, lookout posts, ancient river bank reinforcements and small towns. You will get a glimpse of different temples and the beautiful Mount Veronica (5,750m). Passing through 8 tunnels, the train journey finally comes to an end in the busy pueblo, Aguas Calientes. From here you take a local bus that winds up the mountainside for about 30 minutes until you arrive at the entrance to Machu Picchu (2,400m), the awe inspiring 'Lost City of the Incas'. The guide will take you around the immense, mystical ruins for about 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes, explaining the rich history of the ancient site. Afterwards, you will have time to explore on your own before returning down the mountain to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon you will catch a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a private transfer will take you back to your hotel in Cuzco. Meals provided: Breakfast
Activities(Included)
Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Day 7 Cuzco

Today is a free day to relax after the treks, further explore the historical city of Cuzco, and take part in some optional activities around the city.
Activities(Optional)
Guided visit to Machu Picchu - Cost: PEN 20
3 day guided trekking on ancient Inca trails through remote valleys - Cost: USD 125
Guided tour of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins - Cost: USD
Guided tour of the Sacred Valley, Sacsayhuaman, Pisac and Ollantaytambo - Cost: PEN 10
White-water rafting and mountain biking in the Cuzco region - Cost: USD 69
Take part in a Peruvian cooking class in Cuzco, learning how to make a variety of local dishes - Cost: USD 79
Take a Spanish class in the beautiful city of Cuzco (suitable for all levels) - Cost: PEN 20

Day 8 Raqchi

Today we will drive south to the small village of Raqchi. Here we will stay at a homestay as guests of the local villagers in their traditional family homes. The houses are very clean and have basic facilities. This afternoon we will visit the Inca ruins of the Temple of Wiracocha at Raqchi, and then see a pottery demonstration at a local artisan centre. This evening the villagers will invite us to take part in a traditional Quechua religious ceremony, and we'll have some lively music from some of the village's musicians. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
Quechua Indian homestay and community crafts project
Guided visit to the Raqchi ruins

Day 9 Chivay

Today we will drive through the stunning landscapes of the Peruvian highlands to the small town of Chivay, where we can have an optional trip to the nearby hot springs in the evening. In Chivay we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the thermal springs in Chivay - Cost: PEN 15

Day 10 Arequipa

This morning we will head out on a short drive to some of the best viewpoints along the spectacular Colca Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the world! The canyon is famous for its resident condors, and we will spend a good amount of time at the viewpoints to give ourselves the best chance of spotting them. We will also visit a couple of local communities on the way back to Chivay. After lunch in Chivay, we will drive to the beautiful ‘White City’ of Arequipa. In Arequipa we will stay in a good local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
2 night stay and guided trip to see Colca Canyon and condors

Day 11 to 12 Arequipa

For the next two days we will enjoy free time to independently explore the colonial city of Arequipa, or to take part in some optional activities in and around the city.
Activities(Included)
2 night stay in the beautiful white city of Arequipa

Activities(Optional)
Guided tour of Arequipa's Santa Catalina convent - Cost: PEN 40
Head out for an exciting morning of white-water rafting on the Chili River near Arequipa - Cost: USD 35
Take a 'Reality Tour' of Arequipa, a walking tour with an alternative focus on the daily lives of the local people and contemporary issues facing modern Peru - Cost: PEN 140 - 45
Take a fascinating cooking class in Arequipa, learning how to create some iconic Peruvian cuisine and taking a tour of the nearby food markets - Cost: PEN 150

Day 13 Puerto Inca

Today we will continue our drive and head all the way downhill to the Pacific coastal resort of Puerto Inca, where we camp at a well-equiped campsite on the beach. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 14 Nazca

This morning we head north to the world-famous village of Nazca, the location of the mysterious Nazca Lines. We will have an included visit to the nearby ancient sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the Cahuachi Pyramid, thought to have once been the religious centre of the Nazca civilisation. In the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to take an optional 30-minute flight over the Nazca Lines in a small aircraft - this is by far the best way of seeing the figures, and we use a local operator with an excellent safety record. The Nazca Lines are a series of figures, lines, and geometric shapes that were etched into the ground of the desert plateau over a thousand years ago by the ancient Nazca culture, and their purpose is still unknown to this day. In Nazca we will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the incredible ancient Nazca sites of the Chauchilla Cemetery and the nearby Cahuachi Pyramid

Activities(Optional)
Visit to the Nazca Lines and Chauchilla Cemetery - Cost: PEN 3
Fly over the Nazca lines - Cost: USD 130

Day 15 Huacachina

Today we continue north, stopping at a viewing platform to get a glimpse of some of the Nazca Lines.  We will arrive at the stunning desert oasis town of Huacachina, where we have the option to head out for an evening of sand boarding and dune buggying and the further option to camp out under the stars in the deserts. For those that do not wish to participate in the optional camping in the desert, in Huacachina we will stay in dorm accommodation in the village itself. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Head out for an exhilarating dune buggy ride and sandboarding trip into the sand dunes of Huacachina, followed by a camp out around the fire and under the stars in the beautiful deserts - Cost: USD 60

Day 16 Lima

Today we will drive the short distance to Paracas and board one of the local boats for an included trip to the Ballestas Islands to view its incredible array of resident wildlife and birds. After lunch, we will continue north to arrive at the chaotic Peruvian capital of Lima. In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.
Activities(Included)
Boat trip to see the seals & seabirds on the Ballestas Isles

Day 17 Lima

Border information: if joining in Lima, you will most likely enter Peru at Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA code: LIM). There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Lima before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Lima. In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the Gold Museum & Catacombs of Lima - Cost: PEN 33
Visit the beautiful Baroque cathedral of San Francisco in Lima's historical centre, and explore the morbidly fascinating catacombs underneath - Cost: PEN 15
Explore the bohemian areas of Barranco and Miraflores on a cycling tour of Lima - Cost: USD 50
Visit the excellent Museum of the Nation in Lima, which has numerous exhibits highlighting many of the pre-conquest civilisations and an outstanding photo exhibit on Peru's Internal Conflict of the 1980s and 1990s - Cost: PEN Free
See the incredible 'Magic Water Circuit' in Lima's Parque de la Reserva, an astounding evening display of water, music, light, images, and laser effects across 13 huge water fountains - Cost: PEN 4
Explore the Rafael Larco Herrera Museum in Lima, containing the largest private collection of pre-Colombian art in the world - Cost: PEN 30
Take a cebiche and pisco sour class at one of the top restaurants in Miraflores, a lively district of Lima - Cost: USD 40

Day 18 Huaraz

Today we will have a spectacular drive up the winding roads of the 'Paramonga Route' into the Cordillera Blanca section of the high Andes, reaching the mountain town of Huaraz. In Huaraz we will stay in a local hostel in either dorm accommodation or private rooms depending on availability. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 19 to 20 Huaraz

We have two days in the spectacular area of the Cordillera Blanca for exploration and optional activities such as visiting the incredible pre-Inca ruins of Chavín de Huántar or trekking and climbing to the nearby lakes and glaciers.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the incredible ancient ruins of Chavín de Huantar, the religious centre for the Chavín culture which flourished in the area from 1200BCE-500BCE - Cost: PEN 100
Explore the remarkably well-presevered three-story mausoleum of Wilcahuaín near to Huaraz, built by the Wari civilisation that ruled the area between 600-900CE  - Cost: PEN 15
Learn all about the area's incredible pre-Inca civilisations at the Museo Regional de Ancash - Cost: PEN 15
Take a horse riding trip from Huaraz to the incredible viewpoints of the Cordillera Blanca - Cost: USD 27
Enjoy a half-day rock climbing excursion followed by a rejuvenating dip in the nearby thermal springs - Cost: USD 30
Go canyoning in the waterfalls and gorges of the Huaraz region - Cost: USD 28
Go downhill mountain biking through the stunning mountains of the Cordillera Blanca near Huaraz - Cost: USD 55
Trek out to the phenomenal turquoise glacier lake of Laguna 69 in the shadow of Huascaran, Peru's highest mountain - Cost: USD 45

Day 21 Huanchaco

Today we will have a full day's drive down the stunning 'Casma Route' to the Pacific coast and on to Huanchaco, near the city of Trujillo. In Huanchaco we will camp in the grounds of a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 22 Huanchaco

Today we will have an included guided trip to explore the enormous adobe ruins of Chan Chan and the world-famous Moche archaeological site of Huaca de la Luna (Pyramid of the Moon).
Activities(Included)
Guided tour of Moche Pyramids and the Chimu city of Chan Chan

Day 23 Lambayeque

Today we will have a full day's drive along the coast of northern Peru. We will have an included visit to the phenomenal Lord of Sipán museum in Lambayeque, home of an incredible collection of Chimu-era treasures (please note that this museum is closed on Mondays, so we will be unable to visit if your trip passes through on a Monday). We will stay at a friendly local campsite just outside of Punta Sal, on a beautiful and serene beach on the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. 
Activities(Included)
Visit to the Lord of Sipan Museum (not available on Mondays)

Day 24 Punta Sal

Today we have a full day to relax on the beach and enjoy some activities in and around the stunning coastal area of Punta Sal.
Activities(Optional)
Try your hand at surfing in the ideal waters of the Pacific Ocean near Punta Sal or Mancora - Cost: USD 20
Rent a mountain bike to explore the coast of Punta Sal and the beautiful nearby areas of Canoas and Plateritos - Cost: USD 20
Explore the coastlines of Punta Sal by foot, or head out trekking through the nearby hills and farms of Canoas - Cost: USD
Take a beginner's belly-dancing class with our hosts at the beaches of Punta Sal - Cost: USD 10
Take a yoga session at our beach campsite in Punta Sal - Cost: USD 10

Day 25 Cuenca

Border information: Exit Peru at Tumbes, enter Ecuador at Huaquillas. Today we will have a long drive day north, crossing the border into southern Ecuador and arriving at the beautiful colonial town of Cuenca. In Cuenca we will stay in a centrally-located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 26 Cuenca

Today we will have a free day to explore the colonial city of Cuenca. The town is the birthplace of the famous Panama Hat, and we will have the opportunity today to visit one of the factories to learn about the manufacturing process.
Activities(Optional)
Visit some of the volcanic thermal baths near to the colonial town of Cuenca - Cost: USD 6
Visit the Museo Pumapungo in Cuenca, featuring an impressive range of artistic, historical, cultural, and ethnological exhibits, and most famously housing a collection of shrunken heads from the Shuar civilisation - Cost: USD
Take a day trip out of Cuenca to visit the site of the Ingapirca ruins, the largest known Inca ruins in Ecuador - Cost: USD 25
Visit one of the many factories that produce the ever-stylish Panama Hats, Cuenca's most famous export! - Cost: USD

Day 27 Chugchilan

Today we will drive to the remote village of Chugchilán, via the stunning landscape of the Cajas National Park en route and the spectacular highland scenery along the road of the 'Quilotoa Loop'. In Chugchilán we will stay in a fantastic local hostel where breakfast and dinner are included, giving you a chance to enjoy traditional Ecuadorian food. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 28 Chugchilan

Today we will transfer to the village of Quilotoa to see its stunning crater lake, and take an included day trek back to Chugchilán through the local villages, canyons, and beautiful scenery. This walk is widely considered one of the best day treks in Ecuador!  The mostly-downhill usually takes between 4-6 hours, but please be aware that there is a section towards the end of the trek with a steep incline which you will need to be quite physically fit for - although we thoroughly recommend the trek, it can be skipped by anyone if they prefer.
Activities(Included)
Trek from Quilotoa to Chugchilan

Day 29 Rio Verde

Today we will drive along the remainder of the Quilotoa Loop and head north to the village of Rio Verde near the famous Tungurahua volcano. In Rio Verde we will stay at a well-equipped campsite with great facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Day 30 to 31 Banos

We will have two full days of free time for a range of activities in Rio Verde, such as white-water rafting, trekking, canyoning, cycling, and other options. We will also have the opportuinty to visit the nearby town of Baños and its popular volcanic thermal springs.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the beautiful hills surrounding Banos with an abundance of activities on offer - Cost: USD 3
Explore the stunning gorges, forests, and landscapes of the Baños area by foot, possibly trekking the Machay River trail or visiting the nearby waterfalls of Pailon del Diablo and Machay - Cost: USD
Take the famous zip-lining course through the Puntzan Canyon near Baños, flying through the forest canopy and past several waterfalls - Cost: USD 20
Go out on a half day rock climbing trip to the walls of natural lava rock just outside Banos, which have routes suitable for people of all levels - Cost: USD 30
Take out some quad bikes on a tour around the winding trails near Baños - Cost: USD 36
Hire mountain bikes to freely explore the winding trails around Banos - Cost: USD 7
Head out on a horse riding trip through the beautiful volcanic landscapes surrounding Baños - Cost: USD 40
Head out for an exhilarating half-day canyoning trip through the gorges near Baños - Cost: USD 25
Go on an adrenaline-fuelled half-day rafting expedition on the Rio Pastaza near Banos, one of the best rafting experiences in South America - Cost: USD 25

Day 32 Ecuadorian Amazon

Today our journey begins with a drive to a village on the edge of the Amazon basin, near the town of Tena, where we head to our lodge for an incredible 3-night stay. Our lodge is a great example of eco-tourism, built and run by the local community and volunteers, who work to re-forest the reserve land at the lodge with native trees and medicinal plants. The lodge is set in secondary and primary rainsforest, an area at risk of deforestation.  We will stay in a comfortable ecolodge with meals included. In the Ecuadorian Amazon we will stay in a comfortable rainforest lodge with meals included. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

Day 33 to 34 Ecuadorian Amazon

Over the next two days we will head into the Amazon jungle, enjoying rainforest treks exploring the nearby waterfalls and caves, and trips down the Napo River in motorised dugout canoes, hopefully spotting plenty of wildlife on the way. We will also see some ancient fossils and petroglyphs, and visit a local Quichua community. 
Activities(Included)
Spend 3 nights at our fantastic Ecuadorian ecolodge, taking in many activities such as boat trips on the Napo River, visits to local communities and treks through the jungle to some spectacular waterfalls and bat caves!

Day 35 Quito

Today we will drive back up into the highlands and arrive at the Ecuadorian capital, Quito. In Quito we will stay in a friendly local hotel in the 'New Town'. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the Museo Nacional del Banco Central, showcasing the country's largest collection of Ecuadorian art and housing an impressive gold collection - Cost: USD 2

Day 36 Quito

Border Information: if joining in Quito, you will most likely enter Ecuador at Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO). There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Quito before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Quito. A note on altitude: If you are joining in Quito, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise. In Quito we will stay in a friendly local hotel in the 'New Town'.
Activities(Optional)
Visit one of the countless art galleries in Quito, such as the Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana or the Museo Guayasamin - Cost: USD 6
Visit the Museo De La Cuidad - Cost: USD 3
Take a trip on El Telerifiqo, the world's second highest cable car - Cost: USD 8.5

Day 37 Ipiales

Border information: Exit Ecuador at Ipiales, enter Colombia at Ipiales. Today our journey begins with a short drive to Mitad del Mundo, the monument that marks the Equator. After this we will continue north to cross the Colombian border and reach the small town of Ipiales. In Ipiales we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Optional)
Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo - Cost: USD 3

Day 38 to 39 Popayan

Today we will have an included visit to the famous Santuario de las Lajas church outside of Ipiales, before driving to the beautiful town and former colonial capital of Popayán. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to explore Popayán or take part in some excellent treks or other optional activities in the surrounding area. In Popayán we stay in dormitory accommodation in a local hostel.
Activities(Included)
Visit the jaw dropping Santuario La Lajas on the outskirts of Ipiales

Activities(Optional)
Trek to the 4,650m summit of the towering Puracé volcano near Popayán - Cost: COP 130000
Relax in the volcanic thermal springs near the village of Coconuco, dramatically set in a steep-sided valley - Cost: COP 60000

Day 40 to 41 Salento

Today we will continue our journey north to the small town of Salento, the gateway to the spectacular Valle de Cocora. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will head out in the morning for an included visit to learn all about the cultivation and producing of Colombian coffee! After a local lunch, we will take an included guided trek through the Cocora Valley to see the Quindio wax palm trees, the largest palms in the world and the national tree of Colombia. In Salento we will camp in a well-equipped campsite, 15 minutes drive out of town.
Activities(Included)
Learn all about the cultivation and production of Colombian Coffee on a guided tour
Head out on a half-day guided trek through the spectacular Cocora Valley, and see the incredible 50m-tall Quindio wax palms, the tallest plam trees in the world!

Day 42 to 44 Medellin

Today we will drive to the vibrant city of Medellín, where we will spend 3 nights. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours. On our first full day in Medellín we will have a guided walking tour of the city, and our second day will be free time to independently explore the town, its parks, churches, and museums. In Medellín we will stay in dormitory accommodation in a centrally-located hostel, allowing you to enjoy the exciting nightlife of the city.
Activities(Included)
Head out on a fascinating walking tour of Medellín and learn all about it's tumultuous past

Activities(Optional)
Take the pioneering Metroline cable car up to Santo Domingo, to see a very different area of the city and the revitalising effect the Metroline has had on the communities there - Cost: COP 1750
Visit the colossal Catedral Metropolitana in the city centre, built using over a million bricks between 1875 and 1931 - Cost: COP
Explore the Museum of the University of Antioquia, and marvel at its collectino of visual arts, anthropological exhibits, and over 20,000 pieces of pre-Colombian ceramics - Cost: COP
See some of Colombia's finest contemporary art at the Museo de Arte Moderno (NAMM), including the complete work of the local painter Debora Arango - Cost: COP 5000
Discover the story of Colombia's most infamous drug kingpin and the wealthiest criminal in history, Pablo Escobar, on a tour of his old haunts - Cost: COP 60000

Day 45 to 47 San Gil

Today we will drive to San Gil, the outdoor capital of Colombia and a mecca for extreme-sports enthusiasts! Tonight we will enjoy a vegetarian Indian buffet from the campsite's in-house restaurant. Estimated Drive Time - 9-11 hours. The following two days will be free to enjoy some of the myriad of adrenaline activities on offer in the area, or to spend some time relaxing on the farm. In San Gil we camp in a coffee and cattle farm outside town.
Activities(Optional)
Discover the scenery of the San Gil region on a horse riding trip through the surrounding hills - Cost: USD 40
Head out on an exhilarating white water rafting trip - the area has options for all levels, from beginner-level rapids on the nearby River Fonce, through the awe-inspiring canyon scenery on the fast rapids of the River Chicamocha, or the crazy Grade 5 rapids of the River Suarez! - Cost: COP 45000 - 130000
Explore the incredible underground caves of Cueva del Indio or Cueva de Vaca underneath the area of San Gil on a fully-equipped caving tour - Cost: USD 10
Get your adrenline flowing on a downhill mountain-biking ride through the spectacular scenery of the down the nearby Suarez Valley or the Chicamocha Canyon  - Cost: COP 250000
Explore the atmospheric old town of Barichara and discover its cobblestone streets, whitewashed buildings, and red-tiled roofs that look almost as new as the day they were created some 300 years ago - Cost: USD

Day 48 to 49 Mompos

Today we will drive to the peaceful and rarely-visited colonial town of Mompós, where we will stay for 2 nights.  Estimated Drive Time - 9-11 hours. The following day we go on a short boat trip down Rio Magdalena to observe the riverside life and do some wildlife spotting. There will also be plenty of free time to explore this historical colonial town, the first town in Colombia to declare independence from Spain, wander the beautiful streets and soak up the atmosphere of the architecture. In Mompós we stay in a lovely local hotel.
Activities(Included)
Explore the area of Mompós by boat, on a beautiful short trip out on the Magdelena River

Day 50 to 51 Tayrona National Park

Today we drive north to Tayrona, one of the most popular National Parks in Colombia. Leaving our main luggage stored on the truck, we take a day-pack/night-bag and go on a moderate walk in to the park to where we will stay. Mules to carry your luggage can be hired at an extra cost. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours. The following day is a free day to explore this stunning coastal park. We have the opportunity to trek to El Pueblito, a pre-Hispanic settlement of the Tayrona people, do some snorkelling, or just relax on the beautiful beaches.   In Tayrona National Park we will stay in rented hammocks. The hammocks are equipped with mosquito nets but please note that the nets are not treated with Permethrin or similar pesticides. There is also an option to bring tents if you prefer to stay in a tent rather than a hammock, but please note that mules will have to ber hired to carry your tent, at an extra cost.
Activities(Included)
Relax and unwind on the unspoilt beaches in Tayrona National Park

Activities(Optional)
Time to explore the Cloud Forests of the Sierra Nevada foothills - Cost: USD
Explore some of Tayrona National Park's scenic walking trails, including a hike to the mysterious ancient ruins of Pueblito hidden in the jungles high above the coastline - Cost: USD

Day 52 Cartagena

We will have some more free time in Tayrona National Park in the morning, before we walk back to the park entrance and complete our epic journey with a drive to the beautiful coastal colonial city of Cartagena. In Cartagena we will stay in a comfortable hotel just outside the historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Day 53 Cartagena

Today we will have an included walking tour of the city, and then the afternoon will be free to explore the city further, enjoy the many optional activities on offer, or simply relax on the beach.
Activities(Included)
Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour

Activities(Optional)
Discover the brutal history of the Spanish Inquisition at their former headquarters in Cartagena, the Palace of the Inquistion - Cost: COP 15000
Visit the historic Castillo San Fellipe - Cost: COP 17000

Day 54 Panama City

Today there will be a flight from Cartagena to Panama City which will have been booked by Dragoman for you. Upon arrival in Panama City you will be taken to the joining hotel for the next leg of the trip.

Day 55 Panama City

Border information: if you are starting in Panama City, you will most likely enter Panama at Panama City Tocumen International Airport (IATA code: PTY). There will be an important group meeting at 6:00pm at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. Until the meeting, the rest of the day is free to explore the busting Panamanian capital. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Panama City before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Panama City. If you are continuing on from Cartagena today then your leader in Colombia will assist you with transport to the airport for your included flight to arrive in Panama in time for the joining meeting. In Panama City we will stay in a comfortable hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Visit Panama City's Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the best collections of works by local artists in Panama - Cost: USD 5
Freely explore the unrestored ruins of Panama Viejo, the original colonial settlement that was founded in 1519 and sacked by pirates in 1671 - Cost: USD
Freely explore the streets and beautifully-restored colonial buildings of Casco Viejo, the old district of the modern city of Panama and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - Cost: USD
See the Panama Canal Museum in the city centre, featuring excellent exhibits about the famous waterway - Cost: USD 5
Visit the phenomenal Biodiversity Museum in Panama City, a striking and iconic building containing a wonderful celebration of the flora and fauna of Panama - Cost: USD 22

Day 56 Panama City

Today we will drive to the Miraflores Visitor Centre at the world-famous Panama Canal, learning all about its controversial history and incredible role in shaping trade and world politics in the 20th century.  We will then continue to Chagres National Park and explore the Grandfather of the Panama Canal: the Camino Real, a cobblestoned road from the Caribbean to the Pacific through the rainforests of Panama, established as the transport route of Gold and Silver by Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. The Camino Real was rediscovered only recently, and we will visit and stay overnight at a community, which worked together with researcher Christian Strassnig to identify the original route of the Camino Real in the jungle. At Alajuela Lake we take a dugout boat to observe the remains of the Camino Real at the lakeshore, before heading to our Community stay to enjoy a typical Panamanian lunch and see then a presentation of authentic folklore.   We will then hike some of the Camino Real, see the original cobblestone and be fascinated by stories of the mule trains, gold and pirates. Approximate walking distance: 3km Estimated time: 2hrs  (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
We will have an included hike on the Camino Real, and a community based overnight stay, with all meals included.  
Visit the world-famous Panama Canal at the Miraflores Visitors' Centre, and learn all about the fascinating history of this controversial structure

Day 57 to 58 Boquete

After early morning coffee we can go for an optional birdwatching hike on a trail with plenty of tropical birds, followed by a hearty breakfast. Afterwards we will drive up into the Chiriqui highlands, arriving at the town of Boquete. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to take part in some of the many optional outdoor activities which the town is famous for, including the opportunity to take the strenuous trek to the 3,478m summit of Volcán Barú, the highest point in Panama. In Boquete we will stay in a local hostel, with a mixture of private rooms and dormitories.
Activities(Optional)
Head out on an exhilarating white-water rafting expedition on the Chiriqui Viejo river near Boquete, one of the world's best rafting areas with 35 world-class runs to choose from - Cost: USD 65
Head out on a tour of some of the fascinating coffee plantations around the Chiriqui Highlands near Boquete - Cost: USD 30
Trek up to the summit of Volcán Barú, at 3,478m the highest point in Panama - please note this is a strenuous trek and usually takes approximately 8-12 hours, so you will need to be in decent physical condition to participate - Cost: USD 80
Take a dip in the excellent Caldera hot springs near Boquete - Cost: USD 3
Freely explore the beautiful gardens and parks around Boquete and its surroundings - Cost: USD
Take a day trip out to Boca Brava on the Pacific coast, where you can swim, kayak, snorkel and relax on some of the stunning beaches there - Cost: USD 75
Head out on a quad bike tour of the mountains, forests and coffee plantations near Boquete (driver's licence required) - Cost: USD 55
Go on a half-day rock climbing trip to the basalt cliffs near Boquete, one of Panama's best climbing destinations - Cost: USD 45
Take a fascinating bird-watching trip into the Chiriqui Highlands, one of the most abundant areas of birdlife in the Americas - Cost: USD 50
Enjoy a fantastic short canyoning trip through the gorges of Gualaca near Boquete - Cost: USD 25
Trek the famous Quetzal Trail through the cloud forests of the Chiriqui Highlands, or trek to various waterfalls in the rainforest - Cost: USD 35
Explore the spectacular Caldera Highlands around Boquete on horseback, riding through rainforests and local farms and coffee plantations - Cost: USD 35
Head on an excellent 12-line zip-lining course through the cloud forests near Boquete - Cost: USD 65

Day 59 to 60 Manuel Antonio National Park

Border information: Exit Panama at Paso Canoas, enter Costa Rica at Paso Canoas Today we will drive across the border into Costa Rica, and arrive at the spectacular beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 hours. On the following day we will have an included guided walk through some of the beautiful trails within park, learning all about its flora and fauna and immersing ourselves in the idyllic landscape. We will have free time in the afternoon to take part in some optional activities or relax on the wonderful beaches. In Manuel Antonio we will stay in a hostel near the beach, with a mixture of private rooms and dormitories.
Activities(Optional)
Head out on a wonderful quad biking trip through the tropical countryside of Manuel Antonio and Quepos - Cost: USD 40
Take a guided walk through the stunning trails of Manuel Antonio National Park, finishing at the world-class tropical beaches where you can swim and relax - Cost: USD 16
Take an exhilirating trip to the rainforests near Quepos to enjoy an incredible zip lining course - Cost: USD 40
Explore the ocean on a catamaran sailing trip, heading out in search of dolphins, tropical fish and turtles and witnessing an unforgettable offshore sunset - Cost: USD 40
Explore the mangroves of Manuel Antonio by boat or by kayak, in search of rainbow boas, crocodiles and various water birds - Cost: USD 20
Head on an exhilarating guided jet ski trip on the Pacific Ocean near Manuel Antonio - Cost: USD 40
Explore the stunning cattle ranches, fruit plantations and palm trees of the countryside near Manuel Antonio on a horse riding trip - Cost: USD 30
Go on an incredible white-water rafting trip on the Naranjo and Savegre rivers near Manuel Antonio National Park - Cost: USD 40
Take a paddle-boarding lesson to explore the secluded beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park - Cost: USD 20
Explore the rainforest canopy and its incredible wildlife and landscapes on a wonderful canopy bridge course near Manuel Antonio - Cost: USD 30
Join a scuba diving trip to explore the reefs and underwater volcanic rock formations in the oceans near Manuel Antonio - Cost: USD 50
Try your hand at surfing on a short lesson in Manuel Antonio National Park - Cost: USD 10

Day 61 to 62 Monteverde

Today we will drive to the town of Tilarán, where we will leave our overland vehicle behind and transfer by taxi to the dense cloud forests and coffee plantations of Monteverde, a stunning area offering an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours. On the following day we will have an included guided walk on the trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest National Reserve, followed by a free afternoon to visit some of the town's highlights or enjoy some adventurous activities such as canyoning or horse riding. In Monteverde we will stay in a local hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Take a guided trek to explore the stunning forest trails of the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, learning all about the fascinating and beautiful ecosystem there - Cost: USD 20
Explore the stunning forests and banana plantations of Monteverde on a horse riding trip - Cost: USD 25
Fly above the cloud forests and valleys of Monteverde on an exhilarating zip-lining course - Cost: USD 50
Explore the incredible cloud forests of Monteverde at the tree-top level on a 3km canopy bridge circuit - Cost: USD 30
Learn all about the cultivation and processing of the world-renowned coffee of Costa Rica at one of the many incredible coffee plantations near Monteverde - Cost: USD 35
Head out to the cloud forests of the Santamarias Reserve to explore the area by night, when much of the elusive local wildlife comes out - Cost: USD 23
Take a spectacular canyoning tour near Monteverde, including abseiling down 6 different waterfalls! - Cost: USD 50
Visit the fantastic Butterfly Gardens of Monteverde, and learn all about the abundant bug-life of Costa Rica's cloud forests - Cost: USD 10
Learn about Costa Rica's spectacular amphibians at the Monteverde Frog Pond  - Cost: USD 13
Visit the Bat Jungle exhibition in Monteverde, learning all about the various bat species of the area from an expert guide - Cost: USD 10
Explore the magnificent Monteverde Orchid Gardens, home to over 400 species of orchids found in the region - Cost: USD 10
Take an exhilarating off-road quad biking trip around the stunning countryside of Monteverde (driving licence required) - Cost: USD 70

Day 63 to 64 La Fortuna

Today we will continue by taxi and boat to La Fortuna, a stunning town under the shadow of the mighty Arenal volcano.  Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to take optional treks through the incredible surrounding volcanic landscapes or forest canopies, or get involved in many different adventure activities such as zip-lining, white-water rafting, and canyoning. La Fortuna is also famous for its outstanding hot springs, which we will have the opportunity to visit. In La Fortuna we will stay in excellent cabanas outside of town.
Activities(Optional)
Witness incredible views of the famous Arenal volcano, looming high above the town of La Fortuna - Cost: USD
Take a fantastic white-water rafting trip on the Balsa or Sarapiqui rivers near La Fortuna, some of the best rafting areas in Costa Rica - Cost: USD 69
Take a kayaking trip on Lake Arenal, giving you the best views of the behemoth volcano of Arenal and an opportunity to spot many species of birds - Cost: USD 65
Head out for an evening at the spectacular volcanic hot springs complex of Baldi near La Fortuna - Cost: USD 34
Explore the breathtaking forests and volcanic landscapes of La Fortuna on several mountain biking trails in the area - Cost: USD 75
Take a intense canyoning trip into the rugged gorges of the jungles near Arenal, including several waterfall abseils - Cost: USD 100
Learn all about the intricacies of Costa Rican cuisine on a cooking class in La Fortuna - Cost: USD 45
Learn all about the plants, animals, traditions and agriculture of Costa Rica on a visit to the El Bosque Eco-Farm near La Fortuna - Cost: USD 45
Explore the stunning countryside and lush forests of the Arenal region by foot, where there many excellent guided trekking options - Cost: USD 55
Visit the hanging bridge courses through the rainforest canopies near La Fortuna - Cost: USD 67
Explore the magnificent countryside and waterfalls around the Arenal volcano by horseback - Cost: USD 65
Head out on an incredible zip lining course in the rainforests surrounding La Fortuna - Cost: USD 55

Day 65 to 66 Ometepe Island

Border information: Exit Costa Rica at Peñas Blancas, enter Nicaragua at Peñas Blancas This morning we drive across the Nicaraguan border and to the small town of San Jorge on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Central America's largest lake. Here we will board a ferry to the stunning volcanic island of Ometepe, where we base ourselves in the port village of Moyogalpa and enjoy free time to explore on arrival. Estimated Drive Time - 4-6 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore and take part in optional activities such as the challenging trek to the summit of the Concepción volcano that dominates the island, or seeing some of the mysterious ancient petroglyphs that are dotted through the landscape. On Ometepe we will stay in a small local hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Climb to the summit of the Madera volcano on Ometepe Island (please note that although this is an easier trek than up Concepción volcano, it is still a very strenuous hike and you need to have a high level of fitness to complete it - the trek usually takes between 7-9 hours) - Cost: USD 42
Head on a guided walk around Ometepe, and see some of the natural springs, beaches, and small villages on the island - Cost: USD 30
Trek to the summit of the iconic Concepción volcano that dominates over the island of Ometepe (please note that this is a very strenuous trek that will only be possible for those with a high level of fitness and in good shape - the trek is over 1000m of ascent and descent on rugged terrain, and will take between 9-12 hours). - Cost: USD 40
Trek up to the stunning San Ramón waterfall in the forests near Madera volcano - Cost: USD 40
Learn about the fascinating history and geology of the island at the Ometepe Museum in Altagracia village - Cost: USD 3
Freely explore the mysterious pre-Columbian petroglyphs scattered around the island Ometepe - Cost: USD
Visit the mystical and serene emerald-green lagoon of Charco Verde - Cost: NIO 20

Day 67 to 68 Granada

Today we will take the ferry back to San Jorge to rejoin our overland vehicle and take a short drive to Nicaraguas's oldest city of Granada, a beautiful town which oozes with colonial charm! We will have free time to explore the city upon arrival. Estimated Drive Time - 2-3 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore the historic streets of Granada's old town, or take part in some of the myriad of optional activities that are available here.   In Granada we will stay in a centrally-located hostel, which has a mixture of private and dormitory rooms.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the incredible San Francisco Convent and Museum in Granada, the oldest building in Central America dating from 1585 - Cost: USD 2
Freely explore the spectacular buildings and atmospheric streets of the old colonial city of Granada - Cost: USD
Trek up the beautiful dormant volcano of Mombacho near to Granada, exploring its rugged terrain and dwarf forests - Cost: USD 55
Learn about the cultivation of cocoa and its manufacture into chocolate at the Choco Museo in Granada - Cost: USD
Take a boat or kayak trip around the beautiful Isletas de Granada, in search of the local birdlife and the magnificent views of the surrounding volcanoes - Cost: USD 25

Day 69 to 70 Leon

Today we drive to the university town of León. En route we will have an included visit to the traditional markets in the small town of Masaya, and witness the incredible active caldera of the nearby Masaya volcano (if its volcanic activity isn't too high). Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore the town's wonderful colonial architecture or to take part in the many optional activities available here. In León we will stay in a centrally-located hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Freely explore the charming colonial city of León and its incredible old buildings including the Cathedral of the Assumption, the largest cathedral in Central America - Cost: USD
Visit León's many museums and galleries, such as the world-class Ortiz-Gurdián art museum, the Gallery of Heros and Martyrs, and the Museum of Legends and Traditions - Cost: NIO 20
Enjoy a fun and unique trip out to 'sand board' down the ash slopes of the Cerro Negro volcano - Cost: USD 30
See the bizarre volcanic mud pools of San Jacinto near León - Cost: USD 18
Trek up the impressive active Telica volcano near León (please note that this is a fairly strenuous trek and you will need to be in good physical shape to participate - the trek usually takes about 6-7 hours) - Cost: USD 50
Head to the fantastic modern visitor centre at the world-famous Flor de Caña rum factory - Cost: USD 35
Visit the ancient ruins of León Viejo, the original settlement built by the Spanish before the town was moved in 1610 - Cost: USD 35
Explore the stunning mangroves and wild sandy beaches of the Juan Venado Natural Reserve on a kayaking trip out of León - Cost: USD 35
Head out on a horse riding trip in the stunning countryside near León, including views of the impossibly-circular crater of El Hoyo volcano and the beautiful Asososca lagoon - Cost: USD 40
Visit the dramatic crater rim of the active Masaya volcano between León and Granada - Cost: USD
Visit the traditional markets in Masaya village, famous for its local handicrafts - Cost: USD
See a fascinating workshop in the village of San Juan de Oriente, demonstrating various local pottery-making techniques - Cost: USD

Day 71 Somoto

This morning we will drive to the Somoto Canyon, where we will have an included Canyon tour, or village tour if you prefer. We will stay in dorm rooms within a small village. Approximate Driving Time - 212km / 5hrs

Day 72 Lake Yojoa

Border information: Exit Nicaragua at Las Manos, enter Honduras at Las Manos. Today we will have a a full day's drive across the border into Honduras and to the beautiful countryside of Lake Yojoa. In Lake Yojoa we will camp for the night in the grounds of a lodge and brewery. Estimated Drive Time - 9-11 hours.

Day 73 to 75 Roatan

Today we will take a short drive to the town of San Pedro Sula and board a short local flight to Roatán, the largest of the famous tropical Bay Islands. On arrival we will transfer to the area of the West End Bay, where we base ourselves for our stay.  Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. On the following 2 days we will enjoy lots of free time to take part in the wealth of optional activities available on Roatán, and of course to relax and swim on the stunning Caribbean beaches here! In Roatán we will stay in a local hotel near the beach.
Activities(Optional)
Head out scuba diving to the beautiful coral reefs off the coast of Roatán - Cost: USD 50
Head on an epic underwater expedition in a unique private submarine, exploring the dark depths hundreds of metres under the surface of the ocean - Cost: USD 500
Rent sea kayaks to explore the magnificent Caribbean waters surrounding Roatán island - Cost: USD
Go on a spectacular snorkelling trip around the highlights of Roatán, such as the Blue Channel and St. Anthony's Key - Cost: USD 30
Head out on a guided tour of Roatán, seeing some of the most beautiful spots on the island and learning all about its history - Cost: USD 65
Sail out on a deep sea fishing trip in the Caribbean waters near Roatán (price for the entire boat with a maximum occupancy of 4 passengers) - Cost: USD 90
Go out horse riding across the stunning island of Roatán, through its wonderful eco-system of cacti, palms and orchids - Cost: USD 40
Take an exciting zip lining course on Roatán island - Cost: USD 45

Day 76 to 77 Copan

Today we will start early to transfer back to Roatán's airport and catch our flight back to the mainland, rejoining the Dragoman Bus! We will then continue our journey west through Honduras, arriving at the small village of Copán. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours. On the following day we will have an included guided visit to the spectacular Mayan ruins of Copán, followed by a free afternoon to explore some of the other highlights in the area. In Copán we will stay in a local hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent ancient Mayan ruins of Copán - Cost: USD
Visit the Macaw Mountain Bird Sanctuary in Copán, home to many rescued birds such as macaws, toucans and kingfishers - Cost: HNL 200
Visit the beautiful old Mayan stone carvings of Los Sapos, with fantastic views over the town of Copán - Cost: HNL 30
Visit the Copán Butterfly Gardens, a serene garden bursting with tropical plants and dozens of moths and butterflies flitting about! - Cost: HNL 115

Day 78 to 79 Suchitoto

Border information: Exit Honduras at El Florido, enter Guatemala at El Florido. Exit Guatemala at Anguiatú, enter El Salvador at Anguiatú. Today we will have a full day drive into Guatemala and then through to El Salvador, arriving at the beautiful town of Suchitoto. In Suchitoto we will stay in dormitory rooms at the Centro Arte Para La Paz community centre, which runs many programs for the local communities to build cultural identity, unity, teaching skills, self-sufficiency, environmental equality and a culture of peace. Estimated Drive Time - 8-10 hours. On on second day we will have the chance to explore the town with its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses.
Activities(Optional)
Spend the night at the wonderful community centre of Centro Arte Para La Paz in Suchitoto, which runs many workshops and projects for the locals in the area - Cost: USD

Day 80 Cerro Verde National Park

Today we will drive to the stunning Cerro Verde National Park, where we will be surrounded by awe-inspiring volcanoes and countryside. In the afternoon we will take a guided hike up the Santa Ana Volcano. In Cerro Verde National Park we will camp with basic facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Trek up to the summit of Santa Ana, El Salvador's highest volcano in the heart of Cerro Verde National Park

Activities(Optional)
Visit the spectacular volcanic landscape of Cerro Verde National Park, one of El Salvador's gems - Cost: USD

Day 81 Antigua

Border information: Exit El Salvador at La Hachadura, enter Guatemala at Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado. Today we will cross the Guatemalan border to arrive in the stunning colonial city of Antigua. The rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful colonial city and its dramatic surroundings. In Antigua we will stay in a delightful colonial hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Take a trek up to the famous active volcano of Pacaya near Antigua - Cost: USD 59
Visit the Choco Museum of Antigua, learning all about the history of the culinary use of cocoa ever since the Mayan period - Cost: GTQ 120
Walk up to the Cerro de la Cruz viewpoint to get unrivalled vistas over the town of Antigua - Cost: USD
Visit the old Jesuit church of Santo Domingo, an iconic building in Antigua and home to six fascinating museums - Cost: GTQ 40
Learn all about the culture and history of Antigua at some of its museums, such as the Museum of Ancient Books and the Museum of Colonial Art - Cost: GTQ 30
Take a tour of the nearby small village community of San Lorenzo, and visit its schools and traditional handicrafts (only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays) - Cost: GTQ 250
Head out on an exciting exploration of the forests and farmlands surrounding Antigua on a mountain biking trip - Cost: USD 45
Head on a challenging trek up the Fuego or Acatenango volcanoes near Antigua (please note that both these treks are very strenuous and only those in excellent physical shape will be able to participate) - Cost: USD 65
Visit a traditional coffee plantation in the cool hills surrounding Antigua - Cost: GTQ 200
Participate in a local handicrafts workshop in a village near Quito, learning traditional weaving, cooking, or woodworking skills - Cost: GTQ 200

Day 82 Antigua

Border information: if joining in Antigua, you will most likely enter Guatemala at Guatemala City La Aurora International Airport (IATA code: GUA). There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. The rest of the day is free to explore the beautiful colonial city and its dramatic surroundings, and to take part in some optional activities. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Antigua before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Antigua. In Antigua we will stay in a delightful colonial hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Take a trek up to the famous active volcano of Pacaya near Antigua - Cost: USD 59
Visit the old Jesuit church of Santo Domingo, an iconic building in Antigua and home to six fascinating museums - Cost: GTQ 40
Learn all about the culture and history of Antigua at some of its museums, such as the Museum of Ancient Books and the Museum of Colonial Art - Cost: GTQ 30
Head out on an exciting exploration of the forests and farmlands surrounding Antigua on a mountain biking trip - Cost: USD 45
Participate in a local handicrafts workshop in a village near Quito, learning traditional weaving, cooking, or woodworking skills - Cost: GTQ 200
Visit a traditional coffee plantation in the cool hills surrounding Antigua - Cost: GTQ 200

Day 83 to 84 Panajachel

Today we will head off on a short drive to Panajachel, situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!). On the following day we will have free time to enjoy some optional activities such as a boat on the lake out to some of the small local villages along the shoreline. If possible, we will include a visit to the famous Chichicastenango Market during these days, depending on the weekday. Please note that the market is only open on Thursdays and Sundays so you may not be able to visit during your trip. In Panajachel we will stay in a nice local hotel.
Activities(Included)
Visit the bewildering Mayan markets at Chichicastenango, taking in the incredible sights, smells, and atmosphere (provided it is running while we are in the area)

Activities(Optional)
Head out on a boat trip to visit the traditional Mayan villages dotted along the coast of Lake Atitlan - Cost: USD 30
Take a tour through the spectacular highlands surrounding Lake Atitlan and Panajanchel, visiting picturesque villages and hot springs - Cost: USD 45

Day 85 San Andres Itzapa

Today we will drive day to San Andres Itzapa, a small village located in the mountains around Antigua. We will spend one night at the community centre of Manos Amigas, run by the Italian NGO 'Mani Amiche' in support of local women who have been abandoned and abused, and who are staying in the centre with their children. In San Andres Itzapa we will stay in dormitories at the community centre (please note that there is no option to upgrade to private accommodation here). Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.
Activities(Included)
Spend a night at the Manos Amigas community project, a centre which has been set up to support local women and their children

Day 86 to 87 Rio Dulce

Today we will drive north to Rio Dulce in Guatemala's beautiful central region. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have an included boat trip to the village of Livingston on the Caribbean coast, before returning to Rio Dulce.  In Rio Dulce we will stay in an eco-lodge.
Activities(Included)
Enjoy a beautiful boat ride down the Rio Dulce to the Caribbean town of Livingston

Activities(Optional)
Take a kayak out to explore the beautiful waters around Rio Dulce at sunrise - Cost: GTQ 100
Explore deep into the Guatemalan rainforest on foot and trek on the canopy bridges near Rio Dulce - Cost: GTQ 125

Day 88 to 89 Poptun

Today we have a free morning to enjoy some optional activities in Rio Dulce, before heading on a short drive to our fantastic eco-lodge near Poptún and have a free afternoon. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. On the following day we will have free time to take part in the many optional activities offered at our eco lodge. In Poptún we will camp at an eco-lodge on a working Guatemalan ranch.
Activities(Included)
Stay at a wonderful eco-lodge on a working Guatemalan farm near Poptún

Activities(Optional)
Trek out to the incredible River Cave near Poptún, walking through the stunning Guatemalan rural landscape and exploring the underground rivers by candlelight - Cost: GTQ 115
Head out horse riding through the forests and farmlands near Poptún - Cost: GTQ 100
Take a day tour out to the nearby Mayan ruins of Ixcun, the comprehensive museum of Dolores and the beautiful waterfall of Mopan - Cost: GTQ 150

Day 90 Tikal

Today we have a short drive to the phenomenal Mayan ruins of Tikal, where we have an included guided tour. We will likely stop briefly in the colonial town of Flores en route.  In Tikal we will camp at a basic campsite close to the ruins. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.
Activities(Included)
Enjoy a guided tour of the phenomenal Mayan ruins of Tikal, one of the greatest ancient sites in the world

Day 91 to 93 San Ignacio

Border information: Exit Guatemala at Melchor de Mencos, enter Belize at Benque Viejo del Carmen. Today we have a short drive across the border into Belize and on to the village of San Ignacio, home to the country's best archaeological sites and adventure activities! Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours. We will have two full days to take part in the many optional activities available in San Ignacio, including trekking, caving, biking, and exploring the excellent Mayan ruins in the area. In San Ignacio we will stay in a forest eco-lodge.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the Actun Tunichil Mukwal Cave, a Mayan archaeological site that includes ceramics, stoneware, and skeletal remains such as the famous 'Crystal Maiden' - Cost: USD 85
Head on a horse riding trip around San Ignacio to the beautiful Barton Creek cave - Cost: USD 55
Take a full day tour to the remote ruins of the ancient Mayan capital of Caracol, once twice the size of the modern Belize City - Cost: USD 110
Learn about local herbs and plants on a medicinal jungle trail en route to a release program for Green Iguanas near San Ignacio - Cost: BZD 12
Explore the ancient ruins of Xunantunich, Belize's most-visited Mayan site and home to the mighty El Castillo pyramid - Cost: BZD 10
Visit the stunning ruins of Cahal Pech, atop a hill overlooking the southern outskirts of San Ignacio - Cost: BZD 30

Day 94 to 96 Caye Caulker

Today we will travel north to Belize City, where we board a speed boat to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. We will have two full days of free time to explore and enjoy the many optional activities available here, such as snorkelling, diving or taking a scenic flight over the phenomenal Great Blue Hole. In Caye Caulker we will stay in a local hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Head out to the stunning coral reefs off Caye Caulker on a snorkelling trip - Cost: USD 60
Take a scenic flight over the phenomenal natural Great Blue Hole off Caye Caulker - Cost: USD 200
Head out on a fantastic scuba diving trip through the colossal coral reefs off the Caribbean island of Caye Caulker (there are many different options and sites available) - Cost: USD 100
Hire sea kayaks to explore the deserted mangroves of Caye Caulker's North Island - Cost: USD 20
Go on a half-day fishing trip in the idyllic blue ocean near Caye Caulker - Cost: USD 250

Day 97 Tulum

Border information: Exit Belize at Santa Elena, enter Mexico at Subteniente López. Today we will head back to the mainland and rejoin the Dragoman Bus in Belize City, before continuing our drive to the stunning coastal village of Tulum. In Tulum we will camp in a basic campsite near to the Mayan ruins. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 98 Tulum

This morning we visit the Tulum ruins, one of the last cities built by the Maya and one of the best preserved coastal Maya sites. We will have a free afternoon to explore the beaches or take part in some optional activities.
Activities(Included)
Explore the phenomenal clifftop Maya-Toltec ruins at Tulum, wonderfully located right on the Caribbean coast

Activities(Optional)
Head out to explore some of the incredible cenotes (natural water-filled sinkholes) near Tulum - Cost: MXN 100
Hire snorkel gear on the beautiful beaches of Tulum - Cost: USD 10
Go on a scuba diving trip through the ocean reefs near Tulum, or to some of the area's natural cenotes - Cost: USD 100

Day 99 Chichen Itza

Today we will have an early start to drive to the world-famous Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World - we have an included guided tour around this spectacular site before continuing our drive to the beautiful and artistic colonial town of Mérida, the capital of the Yucatan state. In Mérida we wil stay in a colonial hotel in the heart of the city. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the spectacular Chichen Itza Mayan ruins on a guided tour, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World centred around the world-famous pyramid of El Castillo

Activities(Optional)
Take a swim in the stunning natural cenote of Ik Kil near the ruins of Chichen Itza - Cost: USD 6

Day 100 Palenque

Today we will have a full day drive to the village of Palenque. In Palenque we will camp in the grounds of a hotel located within the national park. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 101 Palenque

Today we will have an included guided visit to the incredible Mayan ruins of Palenque, which rise out of the thick jungle surrounding them. In the afternoon we will have free time to go on a jungle tour, visit the on site museum, or travel to the nearby waterfall of Misol Ha.
Activities(Included)
Take a fascinating guided tour around the magnificent ruined city of Palenque deep in the Mexican jungle, including time to freely explore the excellent on-site museum

Day 102 Frontera Corozal

Today we will have a drive to the remote town of Frontera Corozal, on the Guatemalan border. In the afternoon we will have an included guided visit to the remote ancient Mayan city of Yaxchilán, which is only accessible via a boat trip down the river. In Frontera Corozal we will camp in the grounds of a hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Take a boat trip out for a guided tour of the stunning and remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilán

Day 103 to 105 San Cristobal de las Casas

Today we have a full day drive to the stunning old colonial town of San Cristóbal de las Casas, one of Mexico's most beautiful towns. and well known as the heart of the indigenous Tzotzil Maya culture. En route, we may have time for an optional stop at the stunning waterfalls of Agua Azul. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours. On the following day we will have a free day for exploration and to take part in some optional activities such as taking a tour to the fascinating Maya village of San Juan Chamula, or exploring the nearby Lagunas de Montebello National Park. On the next day we will have an included boat trip down the phenomenal Sumidero Canyon, viewing its colossal cliffs from the base and searching for the resident wildlife. In San Cristóbal de las Casas we will stay in a good hotel in the centre.
Activities(Included)
Head on a boat trip along the breathtaking Sumidero Canyon

Activities(Optional)
Head out on a mountain biking tour through the cloud forests and highlands surrounding San Cristóbal de las Casas - Cost: MXN 380
Visit the atmospheric Tzotzil Mayan villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan - Cost: MXN 200
Learn all about the traditional medicines of the Mayan people at the award-winning Mayan Medicine Museum - Cost: MXN 20
Explore the wonderful botanical gardens of Orchideas Moxviquil, and discover its collection of over 400 species of native plants and orchids - Cost: MXN 30
See the incredbile showcase of handwoven fabrics from throughout Central America at the Mayan World Textiles Centre - Cost: MXN 52

Day 106 to 107 Oaxaca

Today we have a full day drive to the wonderful laid-back colonial town of Oaxaca, famous for its cuisine and indigenous cultures. Estimated Drive Time - 12-14 hours. On the following day we will have an included guided visit of the ruined Zapotec city of Monte Alban, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the afternoon we will have free time to further explore the area's highlights. In Oaxaca we will stay in a good hotel.
Activities(Included)
Take a guided tour around the ruined Zapotec capital of Monte Alban near Oaxaca

Activities(Optional)
Visit the splendid Baroque Dominican church of Santo Domingo in Oaxaca's colonial centre - Cost: MXN 50
See the incredible Tree of Tule, which with a circumference of 42 metres hs the widest trunk in the world - Cost: MXN
Visit the remarkably well-preserved Zapotec ruins of Mitla near to Oaxaca - Cost: MXN 64
Learn all about the history and cultures of Oaxaca at the incredible Museum of Cultures, one of the best regional museums in Mexico - Cost: MXN 64

Day 108 Mexico City

Today we will have a full day drive to Mexico's incredible bustling capital of Mexico City. In Mexico City we will stay in a good hotel in the central district of Bellas Artes. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 109 Mexico City

Border information: if joining in Mexico City, you will most likely enter Mexico at Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport (IATA code: MEX). There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. The rest of the day is free to explore Mexico's incredible capital and to take part in some optional activities. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Mexico City before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Mexico City.
Activities(Optional)
See Mexico City's famous traditional mariachi bands in the evening around Garibaldi Square - Cost: MXN 30
Explore the magnificent ancient Mesoamerican ruins of Teotihuacan near Mexico City - Cost: MXN 59
Visit the beautiful Palacio de Bellas Artes and see it's immense murals by world-famous Mexican artists such as Diego Riviera - Cost: MXN 50

Day 110 Mexico City

We have a free day to enjoy Mexico City. In Mexico City we will stay in a good hotel in the central district of Bellas Artes.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the vast system of waterways and flower gardens at Xochimilco, possibly including a visit to the creepy Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) - Cost: MXN
Visit some of Mexico City's other incredible landmarks, such as the Palacio Nacional, the Plaza de las Tres Culturas, and the Basilica de Guadalupe - Cost: MXN
Freely explore the huge area of the Zocalo in Mexico City's centre, along with its famous Metropolitan Cathedral and the Temple Mayor (the last remains of the old Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan) - Cost: MXN 59
Visit some of Mexico City's most important museums and galleries, such as the old house of the iconic artist Frida Kahlo, the former home of revolutionary Leon Trotsky, and the Museo Dolores Olmedo art gallery - Cost: MXN 75
Freely explore the colossal Chapultepec Park, one of the world's largest urban green spaces and a cultural hotspot where you can often see the pole-swinging 'Volador' dancers - Cost: MXN

Day 111 Angahuan

Today we will leave the capital behind and have a full day drive to Angahuan. This village is inhabited by the Purépecha people, who have been indigenous to the area since one thousand years before the Spanish invasion. Angahuan is the gateway to the Parícutin volcano, the only volcano in the world to have been born in modern times. In Angahuan we will camp at a campsite near to the volcano. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).

Day 112 Angahuan

Today we will have a free day to explore the village of Angahuan or to go for optional walks around the area of the Paricutín volcano. The creation of the volcano in 1943 buried two nearby villages, and it's still possible to see the spire of the cathedral of San Juan Parangaricutiro sticking up from the lava field.
Activities(Optional)
Trek up the Parícutin volcano in Angahuan, the only volcano in the world to be spawned during modern times - Cost: USD 35
Explore the area of the Parícutin volcano on horseback - Cost: MXN 700

Day 113 Tequila

Today we will drive to the town of Tequila, where we will have time for an optional visit to the town's famous distilleries (either today or on the following morning). In Tequila we will stay in a basic hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Take a guided tour of the famous Jose Cuervo tequila distillery - Cost: MXN 180

Day 114 to 115 Sayulita

Today we will drive to the surfing town of Sayulita on Pacific coast and enjoy some free time on arrival. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore the Playa Los Muertos beach and possibly try your hand at surfing! In Sayulita we will stay in a hostel.
Activities(Optional)
Try your hand at surfing at the relaxed coastal town of Sayulita - Cost: USD 20

Day 116 to 117 Guaymas

Over the next two days we will drive north along the Pacific coast, staying close to the towns of Mazatlán and Guaymas en route. In Mazatlán and Guaymas we will camp in well-equipped campsites. Estimated Drive Time - 8-11 hours each day.

Day 118 Nogales

Border information: Exit Mexico at Nogales, enter USA at Nogales. Today we will cross the border into the US state of Arizona. In Nogales we will camp in a well equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours (heavily dependent on the time taken to cross the border).

Day 119 Phoenix

Today we start to drive north through Arizona to the area near Phoenix. In the Phoenix area we will most likely stay in a rustic campsite to the north of the city, where we may have the opportunity to take some short horse rides. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.

Day 120 to 121 The Grand Canyon

Today we will continue north to one of the most spectacular highlights of the USA - the world-famous Grand Canyon. On arrival we will head up to one of the stunning viewpoints over the Grand Canyon for sunset. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore the Grand Canyon area and take optional treks and scenic helicopter flights over the canyon. The entrance to the Grand Canyon is included on the trip, but as there are many options once inside the National Park the day will be free to explore in your own way. At the Grand Canyon we will camp at a well-equipped campsite in the Grand Canyon Village.
Activities(Included)
Visit some of the spectacular viewpoints over the world-famous Grand Canyon and the Colorado river

Activities(Optional)
Head out on one of the incredible trekking trails around the Grand Canyon - Cost: USD
Take an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon - Cost: USD 300

Day 122 to 123 Las Vegas

Today we will have a full day drive to the bustling and energetic city of Las Vegas. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have free time to fully explore the fascinating city of Las Vegas and enjoy its world-famous all-night entertainment options, including its casinos and shows! In Las Vegas we will stay in a local hotel.
Activities(Optional)
Take a dazzling helicopter flight over Las Vegas at night - Cost: USD 124
Explore the incredible casinos and resorts of Las Vegas - Cost: USD
Visit the collosal Hoover Dam near Las Vegas, one of the most important architectural projects of the 1930s - Cost: USD 30
Visit some of the fascinating museums and exhibitions in Las Vegas, such as the Titanic Exhibit, Madame Tussauds, and the Mob Museum - Cost: USD 30
Head out on an exhilarating ATV quad biking tour of the deserts surrounding Las Vegas - Cost: USD 150
Kayak down the Colorado River to the scenic Black Canyon - Cost: USD 160
Go on a fantastic horse riding trip through the rock formations and deserts around Las Vegas - Cost: USD 130

Day 124 to 125 Zion National Park

Today we will have a short drive into the state of Utah to the stunning Zion National Park, where we will have free time to explore, trek or take scenic drives through the spectacular deserts and rock formations. In Zion National Park we will camp at a well-equipped campsite just outside the park. On Day 17 we have a day to explore Zion National Park. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the spectacular canyons and rock formations of Zion National Park

Activities(Optional)
Go on a horse riding trip through the magnificent Zion National Park - Cost: USD 90
Head out on some scenic trekking routes in Zion National Park - Cost: USD

Day 126 Kodachrome Basin State Park

Today we will head on a very scenic drive out of Zion National Park and on to the incredible Bryce Canyon National Park. We will have a few hours here to take some optional treks to its hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion), before taking another short drive to the wonderful Kodachrome Basin State Park. In Kodachrome Basin State Park we will camp in a scenic campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the beautiful and scenic Bryce Canyon National Park and the nearby Kodachrome Basin State Park

Day 127 Page

Today we will continue our drive to the beautiful town of Page near the stunning Lake Powell. In Page we will camp in a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit the iconic Antelope Canyon on a trip from the town of Page - Cost: USD 32

Day 128 Monument Valley

Today we will drive to the incredible Monument Valley, the iconic landscape symbolic of the American West. On arrival we will head out on an included jeep tour of the Monument Valley Tribal Park, seeing the stunning rock formations up close and learning about the local Navajo culture. In Monument Valley we will spend the night in a traditional Navajo ‘Hogan’ (an igloo-shaped dwelling of wood and earth where 6-8 people sleep together on the ground in a circle). Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.
Activities(Included)
Spend a night sleeping in a traditional Navajo hogan and take a jeep tour of the spectacular Monument Valley

Activities(Optional)
Visit the ancient Navajo National Monument in Arizona - Cost: USD

Day 129 to 130 Arches National Park

Today we will have a full day drive to the town of Moab, perfectly located next to the rugged wildernesses of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours. We will spend the next day exploring and trekking in Arches National Park or Canyonlands National Park, and taking part in some optional activities in and around Moab. In Moab we will camp in a well equipped campsite.  
Activities(Included)
Explore the phenomenal 'Islands in the Sky' region of Canyonlands National Park and walk on some of it's stunning trails
Explore the other-worldly landscapes of Arches National Park and see the iconic Delicate Arch at sunset

Activities(Optional)
Hire mountain bikes to explore the canyons around Moab - Cost: USD 40
Head on an amazing rafting trip to Fisher's Tower near Moab - Cost: USD 65
Visit the Moab Museum and the Museum of Western Film and Heritage - Cost: USD 5

Day 131 Salt Lake City

Today we will drive to Utah's state capital of Salt Lake City, where we will have some time to explore the city centre and its famous Temple Square. We will then head to the nearby Antelope Island State Park, known for its abundant population of American bison and pronghorns. In Antelope Island we will camp at a basic campsite with few facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.
Activities(Included)
Explore the rugged Antelope Island State Park and go in search of American Bison and Longhorns

Day 132 to 133 Jackson Hole

Today we will drive north into the state of Wyoming and the beautiful town of Jackson Hole. In Jackson Hole we will camp at a campsite surrounded by mountains and on the banks of a small river. We then have a full day for white water rafting or to visit Jackson. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 hours.
Activities(Optional)
White water rafting near Jackson - Cost: USD 70

Day 134 to 135 Grand Teton National Park

Today we will drive north through the stunning Grand Teton National Park and take a stop at the spectacular Jenny Lake, where we'll have some free time to explore the lake and possibly take a short boat trip. We will then continue to the famous Yellowstone National Park, home to magnificent landscapes, fantastic treks, and the incredible Old Faithful geyser. Estimated Drive Time - 7-9 hours. On the following day we will have a free day to fully explore Yellowstone National Park and take part in optional treks and other activities. In Yellowstone National Park we will camp at a campsite in the Madison area of the park.
Activities(Included)
Explore the highlights of the famous Yellowstone National Park, including its hiking trails and the iconic geyser of Old Faithful
Drive through the stunning Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, stopping at the picturesque Jenny Lake

Activities(Optional)
Take a short trek or boat ride at Jenny Lake in the heary of Grand Teton National Park - Cost: USD 15

Day 136 to 138 Glacier National Park

Today we will have a long drive north into the state of Montana, to our campground on the eastern shore of the Hungry Horse Reservoir in the Flathead National Forest Estimated Drive Time - 12 hours. On the following two days we will have free time to fully explore the pristine ecosystem of Glacier National Park and take some optional treks or scenic drives up the Going-to-the-Sun Road to Logan Pass and other scenic points.  We will camp in a basic campsite.
Activities(Included)
Explore the spectacular lakes and mountains of Glacier National Park in the state of Montana

Activities(Optional)
Visit the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, used for around 5,500 years by the indigenous peoples of the plains to kill buffalo by driving them off the 11m-high cliff - Cost: USD
Trek along some of Glacier National Parks magnificent walking trails - Cost: USD

Day 139 Banff

Border information: Exit USA at Chief Mountain, enter Canada at Chief Mountain. Today we will have a full day drive over the Canadian border to the town of Banff, stopping en route at the fascinating Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a cliff that aboriginal people used for hunting for almost 6000 years. In Banff we will stay in dormitory rooms in a centrally-located hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours.

Day 140 Banff

Border information: If you are joining in Banff, you will most likely enter Canada at Calgary International Airport (IATA code: YYC). There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. The rest of the day is free to explore Banff and its stunning surroundings. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Banff before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Banff. In Banff we will stay in dormitory rooms in a centrally-located hostel. NB: At certain times of the year, due to public holidays and the volume of tourists we may opt to camp in Banff

Day 141 to 142 Banff

We will have two full days to explore the town of Banff, the spectacular Banff National Park, and take part in the myriad of optional activities available here.  
Activities(Included)
Explore the wonderfully-scenic Banff National Park and see its famous lakes and walking trails

Activities(Optional)
Take the gondola up to the fantastic viewpoint on Sulphur Mountain that looks out over Banff - Cost: CAD 40
Relax in the sulphuric hot springs near Banff - Cost: CAD 8
Head out on a horse riding trip through the mountains and forests near Banff - Cost: CAD 100
Hire mountain bikes in Banff to explore some of the area's numerous biking trails - Cost: CAD 20
Head out on an incredible white water rafting experience on the Kananashin or Kicking Horse River near Banff - Cost: CAD 100

Day 143 Jasper

Today we have a scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway to the town of Jasper, travelling through both Banff and Jasper National Parks. En route we will have an included visit to Lake Louise and the Athabasca Falls. In Jasper we will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!).
Activities(Included)
Visit the Athabasca Falls near Jasper, among the most powerful and breathtaking falls in the Rocky Mountains
Visit the scenic and colourful Lake Louise near Banff

Activities(Optional)
Drive past the mighty Athabasca Glacier, part of the vast Columbia Ice Field between Banff and Jasper - Cost: USD

Day 144 Jasper

Today we will have a free day to explore the stunning Jasper National Park or take part in optional activities such as hiking, rafting, biking, or taking the Skytram up the near Whistlers' Mountain.
Activities(Optional)
Take the fantastic Skytram up Whistler's Mountain to take in the spectacular views over Jasper - Cost: CAD 40
Hire mountain bikes to explore some of the awesome biking trails around Jasper - Cost: CAD 32
Visit Maligne Canyon, one of the most spectacular gorges in the Canadian Rockies - Cost: USD 5
Head out hiking in the forests and hills of the Canadian Rockies in Jasper National Park - Cost: USD
Explore the wonderful scenery of Jasper on horseback - Cost: CAD 80

Day 145 Burns Lake

Today we will drive away from the Rocky Mountains to stay at the area of Burns Lake. We will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 146 Hazelton

Today we will drive to the town of Hazelton and have an included tour of the historical Ksan Indian Village to learn all about the life and history of the Gitxsan people. After our visit we will continue our drive to the town of Stewart. In Stewart we will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the Ksan Indian Historical Village in British Columbia to learn all about the history and culture of the Gitxsan people

Day 147 Stewart

On the following day we will have an included day trip over the border to Alaska and the 'ghost town' of Hyder. Here we will visit the Fish Creek Observation Site where we will hopefully spot Alaskan brown grizzlies or black bears fishing for salmon. We will also visit the huge Salmon Glacier before returning to Stewart for the night.
Activities(Included)
Visit Fish Creek for a chance to see Alaskan Grizzly Bears fishing for salmon (the season is usually from mid-July to early September, but please note that the dates vary every year and sightings can never be guaranteed)
View the colossal Salmon Glacier from Hyder, at the southern tip of Alaska

Day 148 Boya Lake

Today we will drive through the countryside of British Columbia to the Boya Lake area. We will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 hours. Depending on the timing of the drive we may opt to stay at Dease Lake or Watson Lake.

Day 149 Watson Lake

Today we will have an included visit to the fascinating Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake before continuing our journey into the province of Yukon and its capital of Whitehorse. In Whitehorse we will camp at a well-equipped campsite. Estimate Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the famous Signpost Forest near Watson Lake, and perhaps make your own sign to add to the collection!

Day 150 to 151 Dawson

Today we will drive through the Yukon province to the famous Klondike area and the city of Dawson, once a hive of activity for gold prospectors. En route we will stop for a tour of one of the incredible original mobile mining rigs near Dawson, Dredge No. 4. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore the area and take part in optional activities such as taking a tour of the old gold mines, trekking up the nearby Midnight Dome, or taking in a can-can show at the Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall! In Dawson we will camp in a well-equipped campsite just across the Yukon River from the town.
Activities(Included)
Visit the famous Dredge No. 4, a massive mobile gold-mining rig built in 1912

Activities(Optional)
Enjoy a Klondike-themed cabaret show at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall in Dawson City - Cost: CAD 12
Learn all about the fascinating history of the Klondike Gold Rush on a guided tour of some the area's old gold fields - Cost: CAD 55
Trek up the Midnight Dome near Dawson for fantastic views of the Yukon River and Klondike Valley - Cost: CAD

Day 152 Tok

Border information: Exit Canada at Little Gold Creek, enter the USA at Pokar Creek. Today we will travel along the spectacular 'Top of the World Highway' to cross into Alaska at North America's northernmost border. We will drive as far as the small town of Tok. In Tok we will stay in a well-equipped campsite. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 153 to 154 McCarthy

Today we will drive to the historic remote outpost of McCarthy, once a thriving copper mining town and the gateway town to the stunning Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park and the historic towns of McCarthy and Kennicott. We will have the chance to take part in an abundance of optional activities such as hiking, historic mine tours, scenic flights, glacier walks and ice climbing. In McCarthy we will camp in a very basic campsite.
Activities(Optional)
Explore the stunning mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on various trekking routes - Cost: USD 80
Take a breathtaking scenic flight around Wrangell-St Elias National Park, its mountains, glaciers and icefalls - Cost: USD 120
Head out onto the Root Glacier for a day of ice-trekking and ice-climbing - Cost: USD 125
Take a guided tour of the historic mill town of Kennicott, frozen in time from when it was abandoned in 1938 - Cost: USD 30
Take a kayaking trip to the base of Kennicott Glacier, taking in the spectacular views of Mt. Blackburn and the Stairway Icefall - Cost: USD 95

Day 155 to 156 Denali Highway

Today we have a drive to our lodge along the Denali Highway, located in an area popular with wildlife spotters and fishermen. Tonight we will camp at a well equipped camp site. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will head out along the river on boats to an area deep in the Alaskan wilderness, where we will be able to head out on a trek to a nearby glaicer, explore the surrounding wilderness, and then wild camp for the night.
Activities(Included)
Head deep into the Alaskan wilderness by motorised canoe for an incredible remote overnight bushcamp

Day 157 to 159 Denali National Park

Today we will travel back downstream from our wilderness camp to rejoin our bus. We will then drive to Denali National Park, the home of Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. On the following day we will have an included trip into Denali National Park. We will take a shuttle bus through the park to the area of Eielson Visitor Centre, where we will be able to explore and enjoy some excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.  On the following day we will have a free day in the National Park or take part in some of the many optional activities available here. In Denali National Park we will camp in a well-equipped campsite.
Activities(Included)
Explore Denali National Park by taking a shuttle bus to the Toklat River, an area with excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities

Activities(Optional)
Head on a 2-hour scenic flight around the glaciers and mountains of Denali National Park, including unparalleled views of Denali, North America's highest mountain - Cost: USD 500
Head on an excellent white-water rafting trip on the Nenana River in Denali National Park - Cost: USD 100
Head out for a fun quad-biking trip through Denali National Park - Cost: USD 115
Take a mountain biking tour around the trails and old mining roads of Denali National Park, getting wonderful views of the Alaskan wilderness - Cost: USD 57

Day 160 to 161 Seward

Today we will drive to the town of Seward on Alaska's southern coast. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day you will have free time to explore Seward and take part in optional activities such as a boat trip to the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park. In Seward we will camp near the shore.
Activities(Optional)
Head on a 6-hour boat trip in the Kenai Fjords National Park, viewing the abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, rugged fjords and breathtaking scenery - Cost: USD 154
Visit the massive Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the largest and most accessible glaciers in Alaska - Cost: USD
Trek along one of the challenging alpine trails in the mountains surrounding Seward - Cost: USD
Kayak out along the rugged Alaskan coastline near Seward - Cost: USD 68
Head out on a mountain biking trip along the coastline or trails near Seward - Cost: USD 65

Day 162 Anchorage

Today our journey ends with a short drive to the city of Anchorage, possibly via a short detour to the Portage Glacier. We will have free time to explore and relax on arrival. In Anchorage we will stay in private rooms in a centrally-located hostel. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.
Activities(Optional)
Visit some of Anchorage's fantastic museums, such as the Alaskan Native Heritage Centre which showcases the area's indigenous cultures, the world-class Anchorage Museum, and the fascinating Aviation Heritage Museum - Cost: USD 15
Explore some of Anchorage's famous parks, which are full of scenery and walking opportunities  - Cost: USD

Day 163 Anchorage

Border information: If you are leaving in Anchorage, you will most likely exit the USA at Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (IATA code: ANC). Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Anchorage. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Dragoman Sales team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
From USD5550.00

Local transport

Overland expedition vehicle, US style school bus, 4x4, Private bus, Boat, Ferry, Flight, Train