Since you have to travel overland from Lima to Cartagena we recommend you to cross the borders of Ecuador. It's a lovely, but still relatively unexplored, country and as a bonus you could also visit the gorgeous Galapagos Islands with its unique flora and fauna. It's up to you if you want to visit other South American countries before you head to Colombia, where you'll fly home from Cartagena. Pro tip: Plan at least a couple of weeks in Colombia, it's a magnificent country to visit!
✈️ Home - Lima // Cartagena - Home
// = No flight, travel on your own
When you think of Peru, you will probably think of the incredible Machu Picchu. To hike this majestic Inca empire is a real challenge but probably one of the main highlights during your trip to South America.
Hike trail to Machu Picchu, Peru
Apart from Peru's main attraction, you should also visit the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco where you can opt in for learning Spanish - it will come in handy while travelling around South America! You should also visit the world's highest Lake Titicaca and the small town called Huacachina. Enjoy the giant sand dunes and it's beautiful palm-line lagoons.
Since there is no flight between Peru and Colombia you have to travel overland - and what a great opportunity that is. Our suggestion would be to pass through Ecuador, one of the smallest countries of South America. But don't underestimate Ecuador. It's nature has a lot to offer as it has three(!) different types of landscapes.
Quilotoa Volcano, Ecuador
You can travel through the mystical rainforest of the Amazon, hike the impressive slopes of the Andes and chill and tan at the coastal towns. As icing on the cake there are the Galapagos Islands. Each island has it's very own eco system and offers a stunning landscape, incredible sceneries and a variety of wild life, like iguanas and blue footed boobies - you won't see anything like this again.
Blue footed boobies, Galapagos Islands
You can travel by yourself or join a group of like-minded travellers on a super cool adventure tour like this:
If you (also) like to do an adventure tour to the Galapagos Islands, this one will take you there from Quito:
Your trip will end in Colombia, the newest flight destination of KLM and, of course, the country of the popular Narcos series. Dangerous? No, not any more dangerous than other South American countries. But Colombia has not yet been flooded by tourists, so the best time to visit the country is now!
Aren't you that comfortable to travel trough Colombia on your own? Why don't you join an adventure tour? You will get a chance to check out the art and food scene in Bogotá and Medellín, visit coffee regions, taste the Latin-Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the Caribbean vibe and beaches of Cartagena.
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Remember, this multi stop ticket is only a route proposal for your big trip. If you would like to visit other destinations than suggested, please use our route builder. If you wish to receive personal assistance designing your world trip, please get in contact**** with our adventurous travel consultants. They love helping you designing your dream trip and they give you great insider travel advice.
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