9-DAY RIVER OF GODS TOUR

$3,499

The ultimate nature experience. We ride high mountains, low plains and experience the border between dense Amazon forest and the Andes. The goal Caño Cristales aka the worlds most beautiful river aka the river of 7 colors aka THE RIVER OF GODS. Bucket-list hard all-terrain adventure tour. Terrain does not permit a support truck to chase us, so we are on our own! FOR EXPERT OFF-ROAD RIDERS ONLY  

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guided Motorcycle Tour in Colombia
  • Caño Cristales – world’s most beautiful river
  • Amazon basin
  • Eastern low plains
  • Ancient sculptors in San Agustin
  • Three Andes Mountain Ranges
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Thousands of twistys
  • True adventure
  • Jungle riding
  • Wild life
  • Cali – Salsa capital of the world

 

Tour Price from $3,499 USD

(On Yamaha XT660R)

+ Upgrade BMW F 750 GS:   +$220 USD
+ Upgrade BMW F 850 GS:   +$360 USD
+ Upgrade Honda Africa Twin 1000:   +$360 USD
+ Upgrade BMW R 1250 GS:   +$500 USD
+ Upgrade Single Room:   +$400 USD
+ Add Pillion/Passenger:  +$1,050 USD
 

BOOKING DEPOSIT $999 USD

BALANCE PAYMENT DUE 60 DAYS BEFORE TOUR START 

 

Description

POI: Caño Cristales

The worlds most beautiful river, aka the river of 7 colours aka the river of gods. Ride into the amazon basin to see with few have seen.

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POI: San Agustin

Visit Colombia's most important archeological site with ancient Easter Island type sculptors and incredible scenery.

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POI: mud trails

We ride roads used by no one else. The surface change with the climate. Sometimes is mud bath other times dusty red dirt.

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INCLUDED

✓ Professional Bilingual Tour Leader

✓ Accommodation with Breakfast in Shared Room

✓ Small group sizes (Min 1 / 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

✗ 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

50% paved roads 50% gravel, dirt, mud and varied with good highways to small sealed back roads with potholes. Many curves, Andean Mountain passes and extreme scenic routes. For riders with EXPERT off-road and touring skills, good curving skills, ability to stay calm in hectic traffic and the ability to ride longer sections of gravel and dirt roads, and parts on muddy tracks. We stay in mid-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

50

Off-Road

40

Comfort

100

Fun Factor

ITINERARY

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 Pijao – We leave Cali early to make the most of the first riding day. As we make our way north in western mountain range of the Andes we stop at Lake Calima. From here we make our way back into the Cauca valley and ride along sugar plantations until we reach the coffee region. We spend the night in the tiny coffee grower village of Pijao.

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Day 3: Pijao to Villa Vieja – After breakfast we get right out on the dirt. The mission is to cross the central Andean mountain range at Ronce Valle and reach tje Magdalena river on the other side. From here we head south along the river to Ville Vieja on the border of the Tatacoa desert.

Day 4: Villa Vieja La Macarena – Villa Vieja La Macarena – As we leave Ville Vieja we will traverse the tiny Tatacoa desert and head into the Eastern Andean mountain range. It a long day with lots of dirt in both desert and mountains and finally in the Amazon basin. But the change in scenery in one day is mind blowing. We arrive in La Macarena late in time for shower and dinner.

Day 5: Rest-day Caño Cristales – Is a day with-out riding, but not lacking adventure as we cross the river in canoes to reach Caño Cristales national park aka the world most beautiful river or the river of 7 colors. We spend the day swimming and exploring the amazing area with waterfalls and small ponds and the main river in this spectacular natural wonder.

Day 6: La Macarena to Florencia – Time to get back on the bikes and eat some more dirt. We ride the eastern plains of the Amazon basin and go through old FARC stronghold area. Finally after many year this route is possible to do and we are some of the first to do it. We will spend the night in Florencia right on the edge between Amazon and Andes.

Day 7: Florencia to San Agustin – After breakfast in Florencia we start climbing right up into the cloud forest of the Eastern mountain range of the Andes. The destination is San Agustin where we find time to visit the archaeological park with its Easter island like sculptors and the other Pre-Colombian artefacts.

Day 8: San Agustin to Cali – From San Agustin we have a fairly long ride back to Cali. We must first cross the central Andean mountain range on a dirt pass and then we stop for lunch in the beautiful colonial capital city Popayan. From there is north back to the Salsa capital of the world Santiago de Cali for our last night on the tour.

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.

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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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