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Since the first trip back in 1981, Dragoman has been at the forefront of overland vacations, taking people on unique, off the beaten track adventures in their iconic custom-made orange trucks. Dragoman make it a whole lot easier to get off the tarmac and to take the road less-travelled be it a short trip or an epic journey. It is this ability to go beyond the traditional tourist tails on a life changing overland journey that attracts people from all over the world ranging in age from 18 to 80!. Now as much as we love the highlights of the places we visit, it is often the journey where the real magic happens. Be it the the small village stop in Benin, trying to spot Jaguars in the dense Amazonian jungle of Guyana or staying with the nomadic people of Mongolia. Our balanced itineraries give you the chance to get under the skin of the country and get a true insight into the local culture. Start your overlanding adventure and become part of the family.
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Pan American between Mexico City and Lima

Day 1 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. In Mexico City we will stay in a good hotel in the central district of Bellas Artes.
Activities(Optional)
See Mexico City's famous traditional mariachi bands in the evening around Garibaldi Square - Cost: MXN 30
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
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
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
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
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 2 to 3 Oaxaca

Today we head to the wonderful laid-back colonial town of Oaxaca, famous for its cuisine and indigenous cultures. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 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!). 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 4 to 6 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. Estimated Drive Time - 12-14 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)
Visit the atmospheric Tzotzil Mayan villages of San Juan Chamula and Zinacantan - Cost: MXN 200
Head out on a mountain biking tour through the cloud forests and highlands surrounding San Cristóbal de las Casas - Cost: MXN 380
Learn all about the traditional medicines of the Mayan people at the award-winning Mayan Medicine Museum - Cost: MXN 20
Take a day trip to explore the idyllic national park of Lagunas de Montebello, home to pine forests, Mayan ruins, and many beautiful lakes - Cost: MXN 250
See the incredbile showcase of handwoven fabrics from throughout Central America at the Mayan World Textiles Centre - Cost: MXN 52
Explore the wonderful botanical gardens of Orchideas Moxviquil, and discover its collection of over 400 species of native plants and orchids - Cost: MXN 30

Day 7 Frontera Corozal

Today we will have a full day drive to the remote town of Frontera Corozal, on the Guatemalan border. En route, we may have time for an optional stop at the stunning waterfalls of Agua Azul. In Frontera Corozal we will camp in the grounds of a hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 8 Yaxchilan

Today 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. After our visit we will 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 - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Take a boat trip out for a guided tour of the stunning and remote Mayan ruins at Yaxchilán

Day 9 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 10 Merida

Today we will 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 - 10-11 hours.

Day 11 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 stunning coastal village of Tulum. In Tulum we will camp in a basic campsite near to the Mayan ruins. 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 12 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)
Go on a scuba diving trip through the ocean reefs near Tulum, or to some of the area's natural cenotes - Cost: USD 100
Hire snorkel gear on the beautiful beaches of Tulum - Cost: USD 10
Head out to explore some of the incredible cenotes (natural water-filled sinkholes) near Tulum - Cost: MXN 100

Day 13 to 15 Caye Caulker

Border information: Exit Mexico at Subteniente López, enter Belize at Santa Elena. Today we will travel south across the border to Belize City, where we board a speed boat to the island paradise of Caye Caulker. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 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)
Take a scenic flight over the phenomenal natural Great Blue Hole off Caye Caulker - Cost: USD 200
Head out to the stunning coral reefs off Caye Caulker on a snorkelling trip - Cost: USD 60
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 16 to 18 San Ignacio

Today we will head back to the mainland and rejoin the Dragoman Bus in Belize City. We then have a short drive to the village of San Ignacio, home to Belize's best archaeological sites and adventure activities! Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 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)
Head on a horse riding trip around San Ignacio to the beautiful Barton Creek cave - Cost: USD 55
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
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
Visit the stunning ruins of Cahal Pech, atop a hill overlooking the southern outskirts of San Ignacio - Cost: BZD 30
Explore the ancient ruins of Xunantunich, Belize's most-visited Mayan site and home to the mighty El Castillo pyramid - Cost: BZD 10
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

Day 19 Tikal

Border information: Exit Belize at Benque Viejo del Carmen, enter Guatemala at Melchor de Mencos. Today we will have a short drive across the Guatemalan border to the phenomenal Mayan ruins of Tikal, where we have an included guided tour.  In Tikal we will camp at a basic campsite close to the ruins. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 hours.
Activities(Included)
Enjoy a guided tour of the phenomenal Mayan ruins of Tikal, one of the greatest ancient sites in the world

Day 20 to 21 Poptun

Today we have a short drive to the small town of Poptún, stopping in the colonial town of Flores en route. We will arrive at 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 22 to 23 Rio Dulce

Today we will have a short drive to Rio Dulce in Guatemala's beautiful central region. On arrival we will have a free afternoon to take part in some optional activities. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 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 24 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 - 7-8 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 25 to 26 Panajachel

Today we will spend the morning at the Manos Amigas project before heading off on a short drive to Panajachel, situated on the shores of the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. 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 27 Antigua

Today we will have a short drive to the magnificent city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 60 kms from Guatemala City. 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 - 3-4 hours.

Day 28 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
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 29 Cerro Verde National Park

Today we will cross the border into El Salvador and drive to the stunning Cerro Verde National Park, where we will be surrounded by awe-inspiring volcanoes and countryside. In the morning we will have will take a guided trek up the nearby Santa Ana volcano (approximately 4 hours). In Cerro Verde National Park we will camp with basic facilities. Border information: Exit Guatemala at Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, enter El Salvador at La Hachadura. Estimated Drive Time - 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 spectacular volcanic landscape of Cerro Verde National Park, one of El Salvador's gems

Activities(Optional)
Trek up to the summit of Santa Ana, El Salvador's highest volcano in the heart of Cerro Verde National Park - Cost: USD

Day 30 to 31 Suchitoto

After our trek up the volcano, we will take a short drive to the beautiful town of Suchitoto, where we will have a free afternoon to explore the town, with its cobbled streets and whitewashed houses, and to learn about the incredible work of the Dragoman-supported community centre in which we stay. 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 - 4-5 hours. On Day 4 we will have a day to explore Suchitoto, have a guided walking tour of the town, head out on a sunset boat trip or take a day trip to San Salvador.
Activities(Included)
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

Day 32 to 33 Copan

Border information: Exit El Salvador at Anguiatú, enter Guatemala at Anguiatú. Exit Guatemala at El Florido, enter Honduras at El Florido. Today we will have a full day drive to return to Guatemala and then onwards to Honduras, arriving at the small village of Copán. Estimated Drive Time - 8-9 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(Included)
Enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent ancient Mayan ruins of Copán

Activities(Optional)
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 34 to 36 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 - 4-5 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
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
Go out horse riding across the stunning island of Roatán, through its wonderful eco-system of cacti, palms and orchids - Cost: USD 40

Day 37 Lake Yojoa

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 east through Honduras 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 - 3-4 hours.

Day 38 Somoto

Today we will cross the border into Nicaragua, we will the head to the Somoto Canyon and stay in cabins near a village community. In the morning we will have an included half day canyoning experience, or alternatively for those who wish a farm and village tour. Aprroximate drive time - 364km / 8hrs

Day 39 to 40 Leon

This morning we will enjoy our canyon tour and then drive to the university town of León. Estimated Drive Time - 212km / 4hours. 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)
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
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
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

Day 41 to 42 Masaya National Park

Today we will take a short drive to Nicaraguas's oldest city of Granada, a beautiful town which oozes with colonial charm! 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 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(Included)
Visit the dramatic crater rim of the active Masaya volcano between León and Granada
Visit the traditional markets in Masaya village, famous for its local handicrafts

Activities(Optional)
Visit the incredible San Francisco Convent and Museum in Granada, the oldest building in Central America dating from 1585 - Cost: USD 2
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
See a fascinating workshop in the village of San Juan de Oriente, demonstrating various local pottery-making techniques - Cost: USD

Day 43 to 44 Ometepe Island

This morning we drive 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 - 2-3 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)
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 45 to 46 La Fortuna

Border information: Exit Nicaragua at Peñas Blancas, enter Costa Rica at Peñas Blancas. Today we will take an early morning ferry back to San Jorge and drive to La Fortuna in Costa Rica, a stunning town under the shadow of the mighty Arenal volcano.  Estimated Drive Time - 4-6 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)
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
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
Explore the magnificent countryside and waterfalls around the Arenal volcano by horseback - Cost: USD 65

Day 47 to 48 Monteverde

Today we will leave our overland vehicle behind and transfer by taxi and boat into the dense cloud forests and coffee plantations of Monteverde, a stunning area offering an incredible diversity of flora and fauna. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 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(Included)
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

Activities(Optional)
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
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
Explore the magnificent Monteverde Orchid Gardens, home to over 400 species of orchids found in the region - Cost: USD 10

Day 49 to 50 Manuel Antonio National Park

Today we will continue by taxi to the small town of Tilarán, where we will rejoin our overland vehicle and drive to the spectacular beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific coast. Estimated Drive Time - 5-6 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(Included)
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

Activities(Optional)
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
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
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 51 to 52 Boquete

Border information: Exit Costa Rica at Paso Canoas, enter Panama at Paso Canoas. Today we will drive across the Panama border into the Chiriqui highlands, arriving at the town of Boquete. Estimated Drive Time - 3-5 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 a tour of some of the fascinating coffee plantations around the Chiriqui Highlands near Boquete - Cost: USD 30
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
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
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 53 Panama

Today we will 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 remains of the Camino Real at the lakeshore, then we arrive at the community and we are warmly welcomed by the people who are inspired with perspective of sustainable development through community tourism at the Camino Real. We have a typical Panamanian lunch and see then a presentation of authentic Panamanian folklore. In the morning we will undertake a hike the Camino Real, see the original cobblestone and be fascinated by stories of the mule trains, gold and pirates. Estimated Drive Time - 6-7 hours.

Day 54 Panama City

After early morning coffee you can go for an optional bird-watching hike on a trail with plenty of tropical birds (free with local guides). At return to community we have a hearty breakfast. We will then take a hike on the trail.  Afterwards it is time to say good-bye and we return by boat to our Overland Bus. We will then 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. After our included visit we will complete the drive to the capital, Panama City. In Panama City we will stay in a local hotel in the Bella Vista district. Estimated Drive Time - 2 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the world-famous Panama Canal at the Miraflores Visitors' Centre, and learn all about the fascinating history of this controversial structure
We will have an included hike on the Camino Real, and a community based overnight stay, with all meals included.  

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
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
See the Panama Canal Museum in the city centre, featuring excellent exhibits about the famous waterway - Cost: USD 5

Day 55 Cartagena

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

Day 56 Cartagena

Border Information: if joining in Cartagena, you will most likely enter Colombia at Cartagena Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA code: CTG). 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 Cartagena 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 Cartagena. In Cartagena we stay in a comfortable hotel just outside the historical centre. If you are continuing on from Panama, then your leader will have assisted you with airport transfers for your included flight to arrive in time for the joining meeting.
Activities(Optional)
Days diving or snorkelling trip out to Islas del Rosario, Cartagena - Cost: COP 60000
Head out for a day of scuba diving amongst the reefs surrounding the Islas del Rosario in the Caribbean Sea - Cost: USD 60
Discover the brutal history of the Spanish Inquisition at their former headquarters in Cartagena, the Palace of the Inquistion - Cost: COP 15000
Learn all about Cartagena's naval tradition and history at the Naval Museum of the Caribbean - Cost: COP 15000

Day 57 Cartagena

Today we will have a full day in the beautiful coastal colonial city of Cartagena. In the morning 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)
Visit the historic Castillo San Fellipe - Cost: COP 17000
Visit the mudbaths at the Totumo Volcano - Cost: USD 25

Day 58 to 59 Tayrona National Park

Today we have a short drive to the stunning Tayrona National Park.  Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 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!). The following day we have an included walk in the National Park.   In Tayrona we will sleep in Hammocks, no food is provided, but there are restaurants and cafes nearby by.  There is an hour walk from where we park our truck to our campsite. 
Activities(Included)
Relax and unwind on the unspoilt beaches in Tayrona National Park
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

Activities(Optional)
Time to explore the Cloud Forests of the Sierra Nevada foothills - Cost: USD

Day 60 to 61 Lorica

This morning we will walk back to our truck and leave Tayrona National park.  We will head south for the pretty colonial town of Santa Cruz de Lorica on the Sinu River. We will have a free day to relax and discover the historic centre, learn about the traditional Vueltiao hat or head to the coast and soak up the sun in San Bernardo del Viento.

Day 62 to 64 Medellin

Today we have a full days drive to vibrant city of Medellin.  the following morning we will have a guided walking tour of the city.  We then have plenty of time to relax or take park in some of activities available here. In Medellín we will stay in dormitory accommodation in a centrally-located hostel, allowing you to enjoy the exciting nightlife of the city. Estimated Drive Time - 10 hours   
Activities(Optional)
Day trip to Santa Fe de Antioquia - Cost: COP 3000
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
See Medellín's perfect blend of art, culture, and history by visiting the Plaza Botero and the nearby Museo de Antioquia and the Rafael Uribe Palacio de la Cultura - Cost: COP 10000
Relax and unwind on a stroll though the Medellín's gorgeous Botanical Gardens, and discover some of its 1000 different floral species on display - Cost: COP 2500
Head out on a fascinating walking tour of Medellín and learn all about it's tumultuous past - Cost: USD 10
Explore the beautiful model Antioquian village of Pueblito Paisa and the interesting sculpture park at Nutibara Hill - 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
Head out and discover some of Medellín's vibrant and unusual nightlife at the Dulce Jesus Mio club - Cost: COP 10000
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
Visit the planetarium and public science exhibits at the Parque de los Deseos - Cost: COP

Day 65 to 66 Manizales

Today we will head into the heart of the coffee region for two nights at a beautiful Hacienda near the town of Manizales.  Tomorrow we can relax in the grounds, take a bird watching walk to spot some of the many hummingbirds that frequent the area. We will have an included tour of the Coffee Plantation and learn about the cultivation of coffee. Estimated Drive time: 7 hours We will stay in twin share accommodation in a lovely hacienda in the countryside.
Activities(Included)
Stay On A Coffee Plantation Near Manizales

Day 67 to 68 Salento

Today we will continue our journey south to the small town of Salento, the gateway to the spectacular Valle de Cocora.  Depending on the weather, there should be an opportunity today to head into the Los Nevados National Park for a walk and maybe a visit the thermal baths on the way back. The following day we will take a 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. Estimated Drive Time - 1.5 hours 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 69 to 70 Popayan

Today we will drive to the beautiful town and former colonial capital of Popayán. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 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(Optional)
Relax in the volcanic thermal springs near the village of Coconuco, dramatically set in a steep-sided valley - Cost: COP 60000
Trek to the 4,650m summit of the towering Puracé volcano near Popayán - Cost: COP 130000

Day 71 Ipiales

Today we will have a full day drive to the border town of Ipiales. In Ipiales we will stay in a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.

Day 72 Otavalo

We will leave Colombia behind today and cross the border into Ecuador, we will have time for an included visit to the beautiful Santurio de las Lajas, before heading to Otavalo. Tonight we will camp in the grounds of a pretty Guesthouse in Otavalo. Estimated drive time: 3 hours. Border information: Exit Colombia at Ipiales, enter Ecuador at Ipiales.
Activities(Included)
Visit the jaw dropping Santuario La Lajas on the outskirts of Ipiales

Activities(Optional)
Take a short walk to the beautiful Peguche Waterfalls near Otavalo (if time allows) - Cost: USD
Village Tour Of Otavalo - Cost: USD

Day 73 Quito

We will head south for the final leg of our journey to the bustling captial, Quito. En route into the city we will have an included visit to Mitad del Mundo, the monument that marks the Equator. In Quito we will stay in a friendly local hotel in the 'New Town'. Estimated Drive Time - 6-8 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit the equator at Mitad del Mundo

Day 74 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 equator at Mitad del Mundo - Cost: USD 3
Take a trip on El Telerifiqo, the world's second highest cable car - Cost: USD 8.5
Visit the Museo De La Cuidad - Cost: USD 3
Take a walk around Quito's incredible Botanical Gardens, which showcases all of Ecuador's various ecosystems and their flora - Cost: USD 3.5
Visit the Museo Mindalae, the extremely original project showcasing Ecuador's rich cultural diversity - Cost: USD 3
Enjoy the fantastic view over Quito's Old Town from the statue of the Virgin Mary on top of the nearby Cerro Panecillo - Cost: USD
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 75 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. Estimated Drive Time - 4-5 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)
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 76 to 77 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.

Day 78 Rio Verde

Today we will drive through the highlands of Ecuador, arriving in Rio Verde near the famous Tungurahua volcano. In Rio Verde we will stay at a well-equipped campsite with great facilities. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours.

Day 79 to 80 Banos

We will have two full days of free time to take part in a range of optional activities in Rio Verde, such as white-water rafting, trekking, canyoning, cycling, and other options. We will also have the opportunity 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
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
Head out for an exhilarating half-day canyoning trip through the gorges near Baños - Cost: USD 25
Head out on a horse riding trip through the beautiful volcanic landscapes surrounding Baños - Cost: USD 40
Hire mountain bikes to freely explore the winding trails around Banos - Cost: USD 7
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
Take the famous zip-lining course through the Puntzan Canyon near Baños, flying through the forest canopy and past several waterfalls - Cost: USD 20
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

Day 81 Chugchilan

Today we will drive to the remote village of Chugchilán, via 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 82 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 trek 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 83 Cuenca

Today we will drive along the remainder of the Quilotoa Loop and then head south to the beautiful colonial town of Cuenca. We will pass through the stunning landscape of the Cajas National Park en route. In Cuenca we will stay in a centrally-located hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours.

Day 84 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 one of the many factories that produce the ever-stylish Panama Hats, Cuenca's most famous export! - 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 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
Visit some of the volcanic thermal baths near to the colonial town of Cuenca - Cost: USD 6

Day 85 Punta Sal

Border information: Exit Ecuador at Huaquillas, enter Peru at Tumbes. Today we will have a long drive day south, crossing the border into northern Peru. 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 - 10-11 hours.

Day 86 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 87 Lambayeque

Today we will have a full day's drive to Huanchaco, near the city of Trujillo.  In Huanchaco we will camp in the grounds of a local hotel. Estimated Drive Time - 9-10 hours.
Activities(Included)
Visit to the Lord of Sipan Museum (not available on Mondays)

Day 88 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 89 Huaraz

Today we will have a spectacular drive up the winding roads of the 'Casma 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 - 8-9 hours.

Day 90 to 91 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 Huantar 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 92 Lima

Today we will have another full day's drive back to the coast via the 'Paramonga Route' and then on to the enormous Peruvian capital of Lima. In Lima we will stay in a comfortable hotel in the city's historical centre. Estimated Drive Time - 10-11 hours.

Day 93 Lima

Border information: if you are finishing in Lima, you will most likely exit Peru at Lima Jorge Chávez International Airport (IATA code: LIM). Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Lima. 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.
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
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
Explore the bohemian areas of Barranco and Miraflores on a cycling tour of Lima - Cost: USD 50
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
Summary

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
From USD2660.00

Local transport

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