15+5-DAY GALAPAGOS EVOLUTION TOUR

$6,999 $5,999

Visit two of South America’s most interesting and scenic destinations – Colombia and Ecuador on a two week luxury motorcycle ride with an option to combine with an amazing 5-day all-inclusive Live-Aboard cruise to the Galapagos Islands – making the entire trip 20 days of pure enjoyment. Highlights include Cartagena, Medellin, Colombia’s coffee region, Popayan, Las Lajas, Otavalo, crossing the equator, Montanita, Lake Quilotoa, the Amazon, the Andes, Baños, the Caribbean and the Pacific Coast and of course the awe inspiring Galapagos Islands.     IDEAL FOR COUPLES – OBS: ONE-WAY!  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided Motorcycle Tour in South America
  • 2 countries: Ecuador and Colombia
  • Cartagena – most romantic city in Latin America
  • Caribbean coast and beaches
  • Coffee village of Salento
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Colonial Popayan historic center
  • Otavalo Indian market
  • Las Lajas – famous cathedral
  • Spectacular Lake Quilotoa
  • Pacific coast Montanita
  • High Andes mountains
  • Amazon basin
  • Exciting Metropolis Medellin
  • Cali – Salsa capital of the world
  • Optional add-on: Galapagos Island 5-day cruise
 

Tour Price from $5,999 USD

(Yamaha XT660R)

+ Upgrade BMW F 750 GS: +$400 USD
+ Upgrade BMW F 850 GS: +$660 USD
+ Upgrade Honda Africa Twin 1000: +$660 USD
+ Upgrade BMW R 1200 GS: +$920 USD
+ Upgrade Single Room:  +$700 USD
+ Add Pillion/Passenger: +$1,800 USD
+ 5-day Galapagos Live-aboard cruise and connections: +$3,500 USD  
 

BOOKING DEPOSIT: $999 USD

BALANCE PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE TOUR START

 

Description

POI: Colombia

Ride north to south through wonderful Colombia and see the best the country has to offer from coast to mountains.

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POI: Ecuador

Ride through the incredible mountains of Ecuador and visit the best destinations from the Amazon to the Pacific coast.

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POI: Galapagos

Add a 5-day live-aboard ship cruise around the Galapagos islands and experience why Darwin developed his Evolution theories.

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INCLUDED

✓ Professional Bilingual Tour Leader

✓ Accommodation with Breakfast in Shared Room

✓ Small group sizes (Min 2 / Max 10)

✓ 660cc Rental Motorcycle (Upgrades available)

✓ Fuel and Road Tolls

✓ Mandatory 3rd Party and Rider Medical Insurance

✓ Motorcycle Liability Reduction Insurance

✓ Group Activities and Entry Fees

✓ Pre-tour Preparation Materials and Briefing

✓ Transfers to / from nearest Airport

✓ 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

5

Off-Road

85

Comfort

100

Fun Factor

ITINERARY

Day 1: Fly-in to Cartagena. 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: Cartagena to Caucasia – We start the first leg of the tour by heading straight south through rolling hills and cattle farm land before we slowly get into the Andes mountains. We spend the night in Caucasia, a little town in cattle country.

Day 3: Caucasia to Medellin – From Caucasia we make our way over the mountains surrounding Medellin and descend into the hectic multi-million populated city. We stay in the Zona Rosa, El Poblado, in a 5-star hotel close to the nightlife and good restaurants.

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Day 4: Medellin to Salento – We head out of Medellin early after a great breakfast buffet and climb up over the edge of the bowl Medellin city is build in. The ride down to the Cauca River is incredible and as we make our way back into the coffee region the weather also gets warmer. We will spend the night in the beautiful grower village of Salento.

Day 5: Rest day Salento – On our first non-riding day we jump on a Willy’s jeep to explore the area around this wonderfully located rural village. We visit the beautiful Cocora Valley and a working coffee farm to see what it takes to make a cup of coffee. The village it self is nice for an evening stroll.

Day 6: Salento to Popayan – Leaving Salento we ride into the Cauca River valley and ride along sugar cane plantations on beautiful roads. We stop for lunch near Cali the Salsa capital of the world before entering the Andes mountains again going further south. Our stop for the night is in Popayan, a stunning old colonial white washed capital city. We wander around the city square to soak up history before dinner.

Day 7: Popayan to Pasto – We continue our trip south through super scenic gorges and canyons in the south of Colombia. Thousands of tight curves on narrow mountain roads awaits. We spend the night in the last big city in Colombia Pasto. Another city with interesting colonial architecture and history. Our last night in Colombia is spend in a small coy hotel near the city square.

Day 8: Pasto to Otavalo (border crossing) – In the morning after breakfast we visit La Lajas, a cathedral built across a canyon and then its time to do border crossing. We usually are able to cross in a matter of a couple hours after inspection of bikes and personal papers. Then it’s a short ride to Otavalo known for the indigenous handcraft market.

Day 9: Otavalo to Tena – South of Otavalo we cross the Equator and stop at the monument. Then we head east over the Andes pass before dropping into the Amazon basis. We stay near near Tena where we will get a little tas of the real Amazon jungle.

Day 10: Tena to Baños – In the morning we will go explore the Amazon in a small boat trip. And then we get back on the bikes. Form Tena it’s a short drive to the adventure capital of Ecuador Baños. We spend the night walking in the shadow of the snow capped volcanos and dining in one of the good restaurants in town.

Day 11: Rest-day Baños – Rest-day Motolombia style just means activities off the bikes. In Baños we go visit the Devil’s waterfall and for those who are daredevils there are zip lines, huge swings and other action sports that will get your blood pumping. You are of course also welcome to take some down time to get rested before we get back on the road.

Day 12Baños to Quevedo – When we leave Baños we head back up over the Andes range and do a lunch stop at the beautiful Quilotoa crater lake. Tight curves and narrow roads are again on the program and our destination this night is Quevedo.

Day 13: Quevedo to Manta – From Quevedo we ride out of the Andes range towards the coast and will end up on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. Here will will have time to enjoy a dip in the ocean before dinner.

Day 14: Montañita to Guayaquil – Our final day of riding on this trip follows the coastal road along the Pacific ocean. Our end destination Guayaquil is Ecuador’s second largest city and quite busy. We arrive in the early afternoon in time to have look around before our final supper together. For those continuing on the Galapagos extension this is time to get your stuff sorted out and stored at the hotel and for the rest its packing for the return flight.

Day 15: Fly-out from Guayaquil – Whether you are flying to the Galapagos or home Motolombia staff will take you to the airport in time for your flight. Guayaquil is the major gateway to the Galapagos Islands. This tour is designed with this in mind so we hope you decide to stay for the 5-day extension for yet another unforgettable experience.

Extension: Optional 5-day live-aboard cruise ship on the Galapagos. If you have never been to one of the worlds truly most stunning natural wonders the Galapagos Islands with its unique wild life, then a 5-day extension is available upon request. Please inquire with plenty of time in advance. Regulations for the number of visitors require that we confirm availability to add this extension and the availability of certain boats and itineraries also depends on the season. Feel free to inquire.

 

OBS: Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather, road- or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardise 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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