16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE

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✓ 2 countries: Ecuador and Colombia ✓ Colonial Popayan historic center ✓ Otavalo Indian market ✓ Ancient sculptors in San Agustin ✓ Las Lajas – famous cathedral ✓ Trampoline of Death Road ✓ Spectacular Lake Quilotoa ✓ Pacific coast by Manta ✓ Amazon basin in Tena ✓ Devils Waterfall in Baños

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16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE
16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE

$6,499

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE 16-DAY COLOMBIA AND ECUADOR ADVENTURE

The 16-Day Colombia & Ecuador Adventure is MotoDreamer´s showcase tour of the best of South-central Colombia mixed with the best of Northern-central Ecuador. Cross off two countries on your bucket list on this real adventurous ride. Visit the Andes, Amazon, and the Pacific. We ride to tiny mountain villages and into the jungle. Cross the equator, see volcanoes, crater lakes, historic towns, and world heritage sites. Finally, we ride the famous “Trampoline of death road”.

POI: LAS LAJAS

An old cathedral built across a deep canyon with a waterfall as the backdrop. Beautiful scenery in the high Andes.

POI: AMAZON

We enter into the Amazon basin on the Ecuadorian side of the border and experience the incredible wildlife and biodiversity.

POI: QUITO

A visit to Quito’s historic city center with its Colonial-era architecture, narrow streets, and beautiful squares.

INCLUDED

Price Match Guarantee

Small group sizes (Min 5 / Max 10)

Professional Multilingual Tour Leader

15 Nights accommodation in shared room (Upgrades available)

All Breakfasts

Base model Motorcycle Rental (Upgrades available)

Authorisation to cross Colombia / Ecuador border with motorcycle

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

MotoDreamer Apparel Gift

All taxes 

NOT INCLUDED

Airfare

Upgrades

Lunches, Dinners and Drinks

Personal paperwork, permits and visas

Travel and evacuation insurance with cancellation coverage (Available from Global Rescue)

Tips to staff

Any inclusion not specified

16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE TOUR DETAILS

This 16-day Colombia and Ecuador Adventure comprises 70% paved roads 30% gravel, dirt, mud, and varied with good highways to small sealed back roads with potholes. Many curves, Andean Mountain passes, and extreme scenic routes are waiting for you.

This motorcycle adventure is for riders with excellent touring skills, good curving skills, and the ability to stay calm in hectic traffic. Also, you will have the ability to ride sections of gravel and dirt roads. We stay in mid-range hotels. MotoDreamer always opts for the best option available – a clean, safe, and practical location.

Temperatures can vary between 12 to 40°C (53.6 F to 104°F.) Furthermore, the temperatures can drop for a short period going over the mountain’s passes. It is recommended to ride with ventilated riding gear. A pullover rain suite is a good idea to carry against mountain temperatures and possible short rain showers that can occur year-round.

65%

DIFFICULTY

30%

OFF-ROAD

60%

COMFORT

100%

FUN FACTOR

16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE

ITINERARY

DAY 1

Fly-in to Cali

MotoDreamer 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 Popayan

After breakfast, we get right on the bikes and head south. We go past the artificial lake and dam La Salvajina, a beautiful scenic route before getting into the higher mountains and visiting Guambiano Indian village Silvia. Our stop for the night is the beautiful colonial capital Popayan.

DAY 3

Popayan to San Agustin

From the white-walled city of Popayan, we start crossing the central Andean mountain range to San Agustin on a dirt pass. On the way, we stop at the hot spring in Coconuco and pass by the volcano Purace. If we are lucky with the clouds we might see the snow-capped peak.

DAY 4

Rest-day San Agustin

In San Agustin, we have a day of the bikes to enjoy the interesting area. We will visit the archaeological park with its Easter Island-like sculptors. About 500 have been found in the area. In the afternoon we can either do a horseback ride out to see more ancient artifacts or arrange a white water rafting trip. A great place to also just wander around the old colonial village and relax.

DAY 5

San Agustin to Pasto.

From San Agustin, we have a long ride south to Mocoa right on the edge between the Andes and the Amazon basin. Here we turn sharp west and start the famous Trampoline of Death road or Trampoline of the Devil. A dirt pass leading back over the central Andes range to Pasto. Incredible views from cliffhanger narrow tracks will require us to be on our best game all day.

DAY 6

Pasto to Otavalo (border crossing)

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

DAY 7

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 basin. We stay near Tena where we will get a little taste of the real Amazon jungle.

DAY 8

Tena to Baños

In the morning we will go explore the Amazon on 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 9

Rest-day in Baños

Rest day MotoDreamer 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 downtime to get rested before we get back on the road.

DAY 10

Baños 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 11

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 we will have time to enjoy a dip in the ocean before dinner.

DAY 12

Rest-day: Manta

As Manta is right on the Ocean a trip to the local fish market is an interesting thing to do. All types of fish and other sea creatures are on display. We will also have beach time and time to relax and charge up the batteries before the last long stint north.

DAY 13

Manta to Quito.

We leave the coast and start climbing slowly but surely back up the Andes mountain range again. We reach Quito in time to go visit the historic city center in the afternoon and get a good feel for the wonderful Ecuadorian capital.

DAY 14

Quito to Pasto (Border crossing)

As we return north to Colombia we stop at a different Equator monument and the interesting cemetery in Tulcan on the Ecuadorian side of the border. After a quick border crossing (minimum paperwork going back) we will spend another night in Pasto. This time with a little more time to go enjoy the colonial part of town and soak up some history.

DAY 15

Pasto to Cali

Our last day of riding will not disappoint. Thousands of tight curves through gorges and canyons in Southern Colombian Andes. It’s a full day of riding to get back to the Salsa Capital of the world Santiago de Cali for a well-deserved shower and last supper.

DAY 16

Fly-out 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

The 16-day Colombia and Ecuador Adventure itinerary may change without further notice. It could be due to weather, road or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

16-DAY COLOMBIA & ECUADOR ADVENTURE ITINERARY

DAY 1:

Fly-in to Cali

MotoDreamer 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 Popayan

After breakfast, we get right on the bikes and head south. We go past the artificial lake and dam La Salvajina, a beautiful scenic route before getting into the higher mountains and visiting Guambiano Indian village Silvia. Our stop for the night is the beautiful colonial capital Popayan.

DAY 3

Popayan to San Agustin

From the white-walled city of Popayan, we start crossing the central Andean mountain range to San Agustin on a dirt pass. On the way, we stop at the hot spring in Coconuco and pass by the volcano Purace. If we are lucky with the clouds we might see the snow-capped peak.

DAY 4

Rest-day San Agustin

In San Agustin, we have a day of the bikes to enjoy the interesting area. We will visit the archaeological park with its Easter Island-like sculptors. About 500 have been found in the area. In the afternoon we can either do a horseback ride out to see more ancient artifacts or arrange a white water rafting trip. A great place to also just wander around the old colonial village and relax.

DAY 5

San Agustin to Pasto

From San Agustin, we have a long ride south to Mocoa right on the edge between the Andes and the Amazon basin. Here we turn sharp west and start the famous Trampoline of Death road or Trampoline of the Devil. A dirt pass leading back over the central Andes range to Pasto. Incredible views from cliffhanger narrow tracks will require us to be on our best game all day.

DAY 6

Pasto to Otavalo (border crossing)

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

DAY 7

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 basin. We stay near Tena where we will get a little taste of the real Amazon jungle.

DAY 8

Tena to Baños

In the morning we will go explore the Amazon on 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 9

Rest-day in Baños

Rest day MotoDreamer style just means activities off the bikes. In Baños we go visit the Devil’s waterfall. 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 downtime to get rested before we get back on the road.

DAY 10

Baños 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 11

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 have time to enjoy a dip in the ocean before dinner.

DAY 12

Rest-day: Manta

As Manta is right on the Ocean a trip to the local fish market is an interesting thing to do. All types of fish and other sea creatures are on display. We will also have beach time and time to relax and charge up the batteries before the last long stint north.

DAY 13

Manta to Quito

We leave the coast and start climbing slowly but surely back up the Andes mountain range again. We reach Quito in time to go visit the historic city center in the afternoon and get a good feel for the wonderful Ecuadorian capital.

DAY 14

Quito to Pasto (Border crossing)

As we return north to Colombia we stop at a different Equator monument and the interesting cemetery in Tulcan on the Ecuadorian side of the border. After a quick border crossing (minimum paperwork going back) we will spend another night in Pasto. This time with a little more time to go enjoy the colonial part of town and soak up some history.

DAY 15

Pasto to Cali

Our last day of riding will not disappoint. Thousands of tight curves through gorges and canyons in Southern Colombian Andes. It’s a full day of riding to get back to the Salsa Capital of the world Santiago de Cali for a well-deserved shower and last supper.

DAY 16

Fly-out from Cali

MotoDreamer 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

OBS

The 16-Day Colombia & Ecuador Adventure itinerary may change without further notice. This could be due to weather, road or any other condition that the operator or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.