14+1-DAY SOUTH AMERICAN EXPRESS

$5,499

If you love to ride, this is for you! The South American Express Tour is 14 full days of riding in some of the most varying terrain in the world. From high Andes to Pacific coastal highways, through deserts and dense forest this route has it all. It’s an all paved, high pace adventure as we ride through Peru, Ecuador and Colombia like shot out of a cannon.   – OBS: ONE-WAY!  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided Motorcycle Tour in South America
  • 3 countries: Peru, Ecuador, Colombia
  • High Andes mountains
  • Pan American Highway
  • Cusco historic center
  • Nazca Lines
  • Peruvian capital Lima
  • Ecuador capital Quito
  • Cuenca and Trujillo historic centers
  • Mancora Pacific Ocean surf town
  • Northern Peruvian desert
  • Cali – Salsa capital of the world
 

Price Tour per rider, share room

Tour Price $5,499 USD

(On Yamaha XT660R)

+ Upgrade BMW F 750 GS: +$370 USD
+ Upgrade BMW F 850 GS: +$610 USD
+ Upgrade Honda Africa Twin 1000: +$610 USD
+ Upgrade BMW R 1250 GS: +$850 USD
+ Upgrade Single Room: +$550 USD 
+ Add Pillion/Passenger: +$1,650 USD

+ Machu Picchu Extension day: +$500 USD  

 

BOOKING DEPOSIT: $999

BALANCE PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE TOUR START

Description

POI: PERUVIAN DESERT

We get to enjoy the incredible Peruvian desert landscapes as made famous by the Dakar Rally.

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POI : NAZCA LINES

Enjoy the mysterious ancient Nasca Lines as we ride alongside these strange figures in the gold wast countryside along Peru's coastal line.

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POI: Andes Mountains

Zig zag between the high and mighty Andes mountains of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru is an awe inspiring experience.

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INCLUDED

✓ Professional Bilingual Tour Leader

✓ Accommodation with Breakfast in Shared Room

✓ Small group sizes (Min 3 / Max 10)

✓ 660cc Rental Motorcycle (Upgrades available)

✓ Fuel and Road Tolls

✓ Mandatory 3rd Party and Rider Medical Insurance

✓ Motorcycle Liability Reduction Insurance

✓ Pre-tour Preparation Materials and Briefing

✓ Authorisation to cross Colombia / Ecuador / Peru border with motorcycle

✓ Airport Transfers

✓ Price Match Guarantee

✓ All Taxes

✓ Gift Bag

✓ Support Vehicle & Driver included with 5+ Riders

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 Insurance (not offered by us)

✗ Tips to staff

✗ Any inclusion not specified

TOUR DETAILS

95% pavement, up to 5% on gravel driveways or possible road construction detours. Hundreds of curves and extremely scenic well maintained roads. Rookie to expert riders and couples are very welcome on this tour. 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.

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Difficulty

15

Off-Road

80

Comfort

100

Fun Factor

ITINERARY

SOUTH BOUND TOUR:

Day 1: Fly-in to Cali. Motolombia staff pick you up at the 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 group briefing meeting will be arranged once the last rider has arrived.

Day 2: Cali to Pasto – After breakfast we get right on the bikes and head south. As most days on this tour we have a lot of miles to cover. The route south is beautiful in the western Andean mountain range and you will have constant smile on your face as we twist and turn through the gorges and canyons of southern Colombia. Our goal is Pasto the last big city in Colombia. And an old colonial one of them. We will stroll to the main square for dinner and soak up some history.

Day 3: Pasto to Quito (Border crossing) – Your Colombian visit is brief, and we only have time for one more stop at the very special Las Lajas cathedral built across a canyon before we reach the Colombo-Ecuadorian border. We usually cross in a matter of a couple hours after inspection of the bikes and personal paperwork and then we are on our way in the second country on the tour. We stop at the Equator monument before reaching Capital city Quito for the night.

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Day 4: Quito to Cuenca – From Quito we continue south on the avenue of volcanos passing snow capped Cotopaxi among many more. We stop to try the local grilled guinea pig, Cuy. The road is beautiful paved and with very scenic surroundings. Our stop for the night is world heritage site Cuenca where a walk-about will be a nice change to a nice day in the motorcycle seat.

Day 5: Cuenca to Mancora (Border crossing) – As we ride out of Cuenca we start the decent down from the Andes towards the Pacific coast. As we hit the coast we will once again be doing some paperwork at the Ecuadorian/Peruvian border. This is usually quick and we are back on the road. This time its a nice ride along the pacific ocean to surf town Mancora. We dine freshly caught tuna and other delicious seafood.

Day 6: Rest-day Mancora – We stay near the beach and for anyone wanting to dip their feet or body this is a nice place to spend a little time relaxing in the sun. For those with adventure in the blood surf clase are taught and a small tuc-tuc city race is always a hit in Mancora.

Day 7: Mancora to Trujillo – From Mancora we enter the Peruvian desert. It’s all paved but huge sand dunes on both side of the road as we make our way south. In Trujillo we will visit the ancient Chan Chan city in the sand. Quite a site and not very known outside Peru.

Day 8: Trujillo to Huaraz – Soon after we start our ride south in the desert we turn east and into the Andes mountains. We ride through the crazy Duck canyon. It’s a one line cliff hanger road with more than 40 tunnels cut out of the pure cliff. When we reach the top we are not far from mountain climbers favorite HQ town Huaraz. It’s usually chilly in the high altitude and some might feel a slight dizziness due to the altitude. Snow capped peaks surround the town.  

Day 9: Huaraz to Lima – We stay up on the altiplano for a while as we ride even further south along beautiful lakes and jagged snowcapped mountain tops of the cordilleras blancas. Then it’s switch back turns to get back down to the coast before entering the multi million inhabited city of Lima. We will munch on Pisco sour and Ceviche in the Capital.

Day 10: Lima to Huacachina – A late start from Lima and we continue along the Pacific coast to Huacachina, an oasis town in the middle of the sand dunes. Here we will get our adrenaline pumping by taking a ride in one of the special built V8 sand buggies. It’s the undisputed best way to experience a sun set in the desert and here the daredevils can also try their snowboarding skills riding down huge sand dunes strapped on a board.

Day 11: Huacachina to Nazca – A short ride from Huacachina we arrive in Nazca. Famous for the Nazca lines. Huge figures drawn in the desert and only really visible from the sky. So we take to it in a small 6 or 8 seat plane. It’s a fly over the reveals figures that you have to wonder who made hundreds or possibly thousands of years ago.

Day 12: Nazca to Abancay – Its back in the saddle for a long day of knee scrapping as we head east into the Andes mountains. Thousands and thousands for curve on this route take us up to Abancay for the night. The scenery is incredible and the riding world class.

Day 13: Abancay to Cusco – The last day on the bikes is not a dull one either. We continue our climb up to another world heritage site, the beautiful city of Cuzco. Here we will have time to enjoy a small city tour and see the plaza de armas and other colonial time architectural wonders. We dine delisious food and say our goodbye’s to those who are not doing the one-day extension trip to Machu Picchu.  

Day 14: Fly-out from Cusco – 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 staying in Cusco for a day or two after the Motorcycle trip and enjoy a day trip to Machu Picchu. 

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Extension: Optional 1-day visit to Machu Picchu If you have never been to one of the worlds true wonders Machu Picchu a 1-day extension is available upon request. Please inquire with plenty of time in advance. Regulations of number of visitors require that we confirm availability for this extension, plus the cost depending on the season.

 

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.

 

 

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TESTIMONIALS

"It was a great trip. Dennis and Jhonner were very helpful and a lot of fun."

Edward Abramson - USA

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"Best bikes in Colombia, the competion doesn't have that choice of bikes."

Willi Rögels - Germany

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"My first time in South America and this was an excellently planned trip with detailed preparation and just a blast from beginning to end."

Richard Williams - United Kingdom

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"Yamaha XT 660 R. The bike was in great shape with only 5,000 kilometers on it. I drove it on and off road about 800 kilometers."

Patrick Rickard - USA

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"Dennis the guide went "the extra mile" parking /turning / boat loading my bike where needed due short legs."

John Passfield - United Kingdom

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"This was my first tour with a tour company, the Motolombia guys and gals made it all so easy! The guide knew everything about everywhere we went, The tour itself worked perfectly; each hotel was comfortable, meals were good and inexpensive. I will return!"

Tom melesky - USA

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"The tour is very well set up and planned; just show up and RIDE! Colombia is a beautiful country and the people are extremely nice. I will be back for sure."

Andrew Scott - USA

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"Motolombia is a first class operation. We had so many worrisome questions before the trip, all of which were patiently answered. But looking back, there was really nothing worthy of worry. Overall it was the most epic of our many riding journeys."

Ken and Cinthia Wornick - USA

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"Incredible riding experience, would do it again in a heartbeat."

Chris Baker - USA

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"The bikes were in great shape. The staff was willing to do any request including putting new tires on when there was tread left."

Phillip David - Canada

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"Motolombia delivered on the promise of a motorcycling adventure of a lifetime. The routes provided us with some of the curviest paved roads ever!"

Pardeed Sekand - Canada

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"The whole team was superb, start to finish" .

Robert Ellis - USA

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