9-DAY DISCOVER COLOMBIA TOUR

$3,849 $3,499

RIDER ON YAMAHA XT660R, SHARED ROOM

+ Upgrade BMW F 750 GS: +$280 USD
+ Upgrade BMW F 850 GS: +$420 USD
+ Upgrade BMW R 1250 GS: +$560 USD
+ Upgrade Single Room: +$400 USD
+ Add Pillion/Passenger: +$1,539 USD


HIGHLIGHTS
✓ Guambiano Indian village Silvia
✓ Historic center of river port town Honda
✓ Las Letras high mountain pass 4000 Meter
✓ Coffee village of Salento
✓ Wax palms in Cocora Valley
✓ Coffee plantation tour
✓ Ancient sculptors in San Agustin
✓ Tatacoa Desert loop
✓ Western and Central Andes Range
✓ Spectacular scenery
✓ Thousands of twistys
✓ True adventure
✓ Cali – Salsa capital of the world

CONFIRMED DEPARTURES
(Available all year for 1 to 10 riders)

✓ SEPTEMBER 18 to 26, 2020
✓ DECEMBER 11 to 19, 2020

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(Balance payment due 60 days prior to start)

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9-DAY DISCOVER COLOMBIA TOUR

$3,849 $3,499

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE DISCOVER COLOMBIA TOUR

Imagine yourself riding through lush green landscapes with thousands of curves and constant mind blowing views. Go green, go Colombia. There is no better way to Discover Colombia than from the seat of a motorcycle and there is no one better at showing your the country than the experts from Motolombia.

POI: COFFEE TRIANGLE

Enjoy the wonderful colorful coffee region. Visit working coffee farm and taste the coffee.

POI: TATACOA DESERT

Strange rock and mud formations mixed with natural springs and huge cactus.

POI: SAN AGUSTIN

Visit Colombia’s most important archeological site with ancient Easter Island type sculptors.

INCLUDED

✓ 1-Rider Departure Guarantee

✓ Small group sizes (Min 1 / Max 10)

✓ Professional Multilingual Tour Leader

✓ 8 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)

✓ All Breakfasts

✓ Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)

✓ Fuel and Road Tolls

✓ Mandatory 3rd Party, Passenger and Rider Medical Insurance

✓ Motorcycle Damage and Theft Liability Reduction Insurance

✓ Group Activities and Entry Fees

✓ Pre-tour Preparation Guide and Briefing

✓ Transfers to/from Cali International Airport (CLO)

✓ Support Vehicle & Driver included with 5+ Riders

✓ Motolombia Appeal Gift

✓ All taxes (Colombian Nationals +19% IVA)

NOT INCLUDED

✗ Airfare

✗ Upgrades

✗ Lunches, Dinners and Drinks

✗ Personal paperwork, permits and visas

✗ Bikes are NOT available on rest-days

✗ Medical Evacuation Membership (Available from Global Rescue)

✗ Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance (not offered by us)

✗ Tips to staff

✗ Any inclusion not specified

TOUR DETAILS

This tour will take you out back to the remotest areas in Colombia where few, if any tourists go. We get rock-star treatment from the super friendly locals and will visit many interesting sites along the way. Do not forget your camera so you can capture the coolest adventure motorcycle trip photos like riding through a small river or crossing the Magdalena River in a canoe. This tour is specifically for riders that know anything can happen in the outback and are ready for the adventure no matter what happens.

60% paved roads 40% gravel and dirt, varying from very good highways to small sealed back roads with potholes. Many curves, Andean Mountain passes and extreme scenic routes. For riders with off-road and touring experience, good curving skills, ability to stay calm in hectic traffic and the ability to ride longer sections of gravel and dirt roads, even parts on muddy tracks. We stay in mid- & high-range hotels. We always opt for the best option available – clean, safe and practical location. Temperatures can vary between 12 to 40°C (53.6 F to 104°F). Temperatures can drop for a short period going over the mountains passes. It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. A pull over rain suite is a good idea to carry against mountain temperatures and possible short rain showers that can occur year round.

60%

DIFFICULTY

40%

OFF-ROAD

65%

COMFORT

100%

FUN FACTOR

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Fly-in to Cali. Motolombia staff will pick you up in airport and bring you to the hotel. Depending on what time in the day you arrive, we will meet to sort out paperwork and prep the bikes. A tour briefing will be arranged once the last rider has arrived.

DAY 2

Cali to Salento – We ride north out of the Cauca Valley and into the foothills of the middle Andean Mountain range. We visit a working coffee plantation to see how the best coffee in the world is produced.

DAY 3

Salento to Honda – We start the morning by riding into the Cocora Valley where the worlds tallest palm trees grow. The wax palm are Colombia’s national tree and the area where it grows is otherworldly and stunning. We then head further north in the coffee region and pass by Manizales before climbing up over 4000 meters altitude in the shadow of the active volcano Los Nevados del Ruiz. We enter the national park riding in stunning scenery that include crossing old dried out lava rivers. We arrive in Honda late afternoon in time to enjoy the hotel pool.

DAY 4

Honda to Tatacoa – Once we wake in Honda – per average the warmest place in Colombia and once an important colonial river port town – we do a little walk-about to see the sites before we saddle up. We will spend all day riding along side and zig-zagging across the mighty Magdalena river. We even cross the river on a canoe before riding through the Tatacoa desert, an ecological phenomena in the middle of the lush green country.

DAY 5

Tatacoa to San Agustin – Before the sun burn through to hard, we ride into the desert to get a feel of this magical place. Its considered a desert because of the amount of rain (or lack off) it gets per year, but there is quite green with big cactus plant and strange rock and mud formations covered in dry grass. After our desert loop we make our way back into the high mountains near San Agustin.

DAY 6

Rest-day San Agustin – The options are many in this incredible area. We can set up a fun rafting tour down the Magdalena river, visit the national archeological park with its Easter Island like sculptures. Walk around the old traditional village or join a fantastic horse-back ride into the remote mountains to see hidden grave sites and more ancient sculptures.

DAY 7

San Agustin to Popayan – Get ready for a long dirt and gravel ride. We are going up over the central Andean Mountain range again, this time on the more southern unpaved route to Popayan. It’s another scenic ride through the remote mountains and the descend circling the Puracè volcano and dropping into to the old colonial town known as the white city is spectacular. Popayan is really a special place and one of the nicest kept colonial towns.

DAY 8

Popayan to Cali – The ride back to Cali takes us on a multi cultural ride past first an indian village called Silvia, where traditional indian costumes including soft bowler hat and colorful ponchos are seen everywhere. Then we get further into the Cauca Valley that is covered with sugar plantations and has been like this since the Spanish ruled. Many Afro/Colombo descendants of slaves from Africa live in these more humid areas around the Cauca River. And finally we make our way through the hectic big city of Santiago de Cali and arrive at the Motolombia HQ in the afternoon. Here we sort out bike return and paperwork before checking into the hotel.

DAY 9

Departure from Cali – Motolombia staff will take you to the airport in time for your flight. If you wish to stay longer we are happy to help you make arrangements. We strongly suggest visiting Cartagena for a day or two before or after the Motorcycle trip.

OBS:

Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Fly-in to Cali. Motolombia staff will pick you up in airport and bring you to the hotel. Depending on what time in the day you arrive, we will meet to sort out paperwork and prep the bikes. A tour briefing will be arranged once the last rider has arrived.

DAY 2:

Cali to Salento – We ride north out of the Cauca Valley and into the foothills of the middle Andean Mountain range. We visit a working coffee plantation to see how the best coffee in the world is produced.

DAY 3

Salento to Honda – We start the morning by riding into the Cocora Valley where the worlds tallest palm trees grow. The wax palm are Colombia’s national tree and the area where it grows is otherworldly and stunning. We then head further north in the coffee region and pass by Manizales before climbing up over 4000 meters altitude in the shadow of the active volcano Los Nevados del Ruiz. We enter the national park riding in stunning scenery that include crossing old dried out lava rivers. We arrive in Honda late afternoon in time to enjoy the hotel pool.

DAY 4

Honda to Tatacoa – Once we wake in Honda – per average the warmest place in Colombia and once an important colonial river port town – we do a little walk-about to see the sites before we saddle up. We will spend all day riding along side and zig-zagging across the mighty Magdalena river. We even cross the river on a canoe before riding through the Tatacoa desert, an ecological phenomena in the middle of the lush green country.

DAY 5

Tatacoa to San Agustin – Before the sun burn through to hard, we ride into the desert to get a feel of this magical place. Its considered a desert because of the amount of rain (or lack off) it gets per year, but there is quite green with big cactus plant and strange rock and mud formations covered in dry grass. After our desert loop we make our way back into the high mountains near San Agustin.

DAY 6

Rest-day San Agustin – The options are many in this incredible area. We can set up a fun rafting tour down the Magdalena river, visit the national archeological park with its Easter Island like sculptures. Walk around the old traditional village or join a fantastic horse-back ride into the remote mountains to see hidden grave sites and more ancient sculptures.

DAY 7

San Agustin to Popayan – Get ready for a long dirt and gravel ride. We are going up over the central Andean Mountain range again, this time on the more southern unpaved route to Popayan. It’s another scenic ride through the remote mountains and the descend circling the Puracè volcano and dropping into to the old colonial town known as the white city is spectacular. Popayan is really a special place and one of the nicest kept colonial towns.

DAY 8

Popayan to Cali – The ride back to Cali takes us on a multi cultural ride past first an indian village called Silvia, where traditional indian costumes including soft bowler hat and colorful ponchos are seen everywhere. Then we get further into the Cauca Valley that is covered with sugar plantations and has been like this since the Spanish ruled. Many Afro/Colombo descendants of slaves from Africa live in these more humid areas around the Cauca River. And finally we make our way through the hectic big city of Santiago de Cali and arrive at the Motolombia HQ in the afternoon. Here we sort out bike return and paperwork before checking into the hotel.

DAY 9

Departure from Cali – Motolombia staff will take you to the airport in time for your flight. If you wish to stay longer we are happy to help you make arrangements. We strongly suggest visiting Cartagena for a day or two before or after the Motorcycle trip.

OBS

Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.