Epic Journey: South America 2018

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Ron Ayres’ inspiration for the founding of Ayres Adventures occurred in 2002 during a motorcycle trip in South America. Impressed with the natural beauty and attractions of the continent, Ron wanted to share his discovery with other motorcyclists. Our first South American tour was in 2003 and we have been operating unique tours there ever since.

How appropriate then, that the second of our Epic Journey series will encompass an in-depth exploration of this continent: The Epic Journey: South America! This is the perfect motorcycle tour for the adventurous at heart who also appreciate travelling with a level of comfort and support that is second to none!

Starting in Cartagena, Colombia, this 70-day odyssey will take riders (and co-riders) on the ultimate adventure through six countries, featuring the most impressive highlights of each before culminating in Ushuaia, Argentina, the southernmost tip of South America.

Riders will enjoy the incredible riding and awe-inspiring attractions of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Special features include fascinating volcanoes, Iguassu Falls – the largest waterfall system in the world, iconic Machu Picchu, Uyuni, home to the world’s largest salt flat, the world-famous Nazca Lines, the Perito Moreno Glacier (one of only a few advancing glaciers), the Fitzroy Mountain Range and Torres Del Paine National Park – just to name a few. A very special attraction of this tour will be a flight to the Galapagos Islands where guests will board a luxury Catamaran for a private five-night cruise to view the amazing and unique wildlife of the area.

The Epic Journey: South America will be split into two legs that will run one after the other, allowing riders the option to do one or both segments. The first leg of the journey will be 46 days starting in Cartagena, Colombia and ending in Salta, Argentina. The second leg will consist of 25 days starting in Salta and ending in Ushuaia. For those of you who feel 70 days is just getting started, we have arranged the end dates of this trip so that you can easily add on a cruise to Antarctica.

Couple Friendly

As with most of the tours offered by Ayres Adventures, this tour will be ‘couple friendly’. We will have a two-night stop every three to six days, as well as a five-night stop in the Galapagos and a three-night stop in Salta/Iguassu Falls. A comfortable support vehicle for non-riding companions will follow the bikes to ensure that non-riders share in the group’s activities.

Tour highlights include:

  • Beautiful, world famous cities: Cartagena, Cuenca, Cuzco, Mendoza, Valparaiso, San Carlos de Bariloche.
  • Six-day excursion to, and luxury cruise around, the Galapagos Islands
  • Flight over the famous Nazca Lines
  • Excursion to Machu Picchu
  • Visit to the floating islands of the Uros on Lake Titicaca
  • Ride on the famous “Road of Death” in Bolivia as well as its equivalent in Peru
  • Visit to the world’s biggest open silver mine in Potosí
  • Excursion and two-night stay at the incredible Iguazu Falls
  • Visit to Uyuni, site of the world’s largest salt flats
  • Spectacular volcanoes in Colombia, Ecuador and Chile
  • Numerous high altitude pass roads in the Andes
  • Overnight stay in El Chaltén, Argentina, at the spectacular Fitzroy Mountain Range
  • Boat cruise along the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Free day in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile
  • Ride to the “end of the world”, Patagonia
  • Ushuaia, bucket-list destination and southernmost city of South America


Itinerary Summary

October 7 – December 15, 2018

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Welcome to Cartagena, one of the most beautiful colonial cities of South America and the perfect place to start your Epic Journey, South America. Today the tour leaders will meet you at the airport and escort you to the start hotel for this incredible adventure. Tonight we will enjoy one of many wonderful dinners together!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

After spending a little time getting your bike ready for the upcoming adventure, a rest day in the historical fishing village of Cartagena is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a great walk through the cobble stone streets or kick back on one of the nearby sandy beaches.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America From the coast heading south inland, we will get a taste of the more rural parts of Colombia as we ride along rolling hills and cattle-farming land to more mountainous scenery. Caucasia has a population of about 90,000 and is located on the banks of the Cauca River.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America For the first part of today’s ride will follow the Cauca River to Valdivia where we will leave the river behind as we ride along some twisty and mountainous roads as we make our way to Medellín. Be prepared for some very twisty roads as we pass through several small villages along the way.
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Medellín is the second largest city in Colombia, after Bogotá with a population of 2.7 million. Medellín has something for everyone to enjoy during our free day from museums to city walking tours.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Today’s ride is going to be on great twisty roads right to the front door of the hotel! A spectacular ride into the warmer coffee region of Colombia. Salento is a tourist destination with traditional coffee architecture, old colorful houses and many shops!
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Today we will ride via the Cocora Valley and visit a coffee plantation as well as get to see some extremely tall wax palm trees before heading back to the Cauca Valley. Cali, the “Salsa capital of the world”, is one of the oldest cities in the Americas (founded in 1536). It is Colombia’s center of agriculture, industry and economy.

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A short day in miles but a full day of riding as we twist our way through the Cauca Valley and pass sugar cane plantations. We will stop in the village of Silvia known for traditional Indian costumes. Our destination is Popayan, known as the “white city” for its whitewashed colonial buildings.

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Riding along road N° 25 all day, we will enjoy twisties and sweepers through mountainous landscape. Pasto is at the foot of the volcano Galeras, the most active in Colombia. The city is best known for its “Blacks and Whites“ carnival and The Carnival Museum.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A quick twisty ride around volcano Galeras in the morning will make for a great way to start today’s ride. By early afternoon we will be at the border to Ecuador after which it is about 100 miles to Otavalo. The city is known for the Otavalo Market, in the central Plaza de Ponchos, where traditionally clad indigenous townspeople sell colorful textiles and handicrafts.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A relaxed start to the day will allow us time to visit Otavalo’s market. After lunch, we will take a quick ride to Quito the capital of Ecuador, where we will prepare to embark on one of the biggest highlights of the tour.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After breakfast, we will be transported to the Quito Airport for our 2-hour flight to the Galapagos Islands. Once landed, we will board our luxurious private catamaran that will be home for the next five nights!
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The Galapagos Islands are arguably one of the world’s most breathtaking places for wildlife viewing and what better way to enjoy this amazing experience than from our own privately-chartered luxurious boat. Be prepared for six days of absolutely breathtaking scenery and luxury!

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A quick return flight to Quito will allow for a relaxing afternoon at our hotel and provide some time to enjoy the city of Quito.

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Leaving Quito on the “Avenue of Volcanoes” we will ride to Chucchillán via Saquisilí and Sigchos to the famous Quilotoa Lake (via an easy unpaved road). This is Ecuador’s most scenic loop around volcano Cotopaxi at altitudes of around 13.000 ft.

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Riding via Tigua and Latacunga, through the White Water River Canyon and one of the best roads in Ecuador to a higher altitude (~13,123 ft.) we will be surrounded by Ecuador’s highest volcano Chimborazo (20,561 ft.). Tonight we will stay at an altitude of 11,646 ft. at the city of Salinas, known for its cheese production. Assuming an early arrival, we will do a short city tour of 1 – 2 hours.

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If you have not already had a good fix of twisty roads, then today will certainly be for you. Heading south on Highway 35 we will enjoy great riding and mountainous scenery as we leave the province of Chimborazo and cross into Cañar Province.

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Cuenca is also named the “Athens of Ecuador”. An old city, it is home to the blue-domed Cathedral Nueva and the 16th-century Cathedral Vieja, now a religious museum. The Museo y Parque Arqueológico Pumapungo displays ruins and artifacts from the Incan city of Tomebamba. The perfect place to get off of the bike and enjoy some walking around this historical city. Of course, there is also the option to add on a few more miles for those that would like to do a short morning ride.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Another spectacular day of riding as we head south on highway N°35. Lots more twisties and sweepers, as we traverse through the mountains. Be prepared for a great and very scenic ride in the highlands!
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With a suggested average speed of only 30 miles per hour, you know that today is going to be super twisty! Despite the low number of miles, we will have an early start as we will have some great twisty riding as well as the border crossing to Peru! Welcome to Peru!!! Once across the border we will enjoy a couple more hours of great riding before reaching our first hotel in Peru.

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And you thought that the roads in Ecuador were twisty…… wait for today’s riding – it adds a whole new meaning to a full day’s ride on great twisty roads. Our first ride in the Peruvian Andes will most certainly not disappoint!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

With more than 90 registered archaeological destinations, Cajamarca is a great city to explore. For those that want to take relaxation one step further, a dip in the nearby thermo pools at ‘Banos Del Inca’ would be a great place to kick back and relax.

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As if a full day of riding twisty roads is not an award of its own, tonight we will be rewarded with a wonderful hotel in the city of Trujillo right near the ocean!

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A gentle start in the morning as we follow the coast for the first few miles and then head back in to the mountains reaching an altitude of 9900ft. Tonight’s city offers spectacular views of the surrounding snowcapped Cordillera Range.

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‘What goes up, must come down’. Yesterday’s ride took us from the coast up to almost 10,000ft and todays ride will do the opposite as we head back down to the coast and to the wonderful city of Huacho. An early arrival will allow us plenty of time to get off the bikes and enjoy the wonderful beachfront before a great dinner at a nearby local restaurant.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A gentle ride along the coast takes us to the small seaside town of Pisco. Arriving early to this charming little town will allow time to relax or choose from several activities: a city tour, a distillery tour or a quick boat trip to enjoy spectacular bird viewing!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Although it is a short ride to Nazca, we will have an early start as we have something special planned for you in the afternoon. Once off the bike and checked into the hotel, we have arranged for a sightseeing flight over the Nazca lines. These lines, best viewed from the air, are a group of pre-Columbian geoglyphs etched into desert sands. Covering an area of nearly 386 sq. miles, there are approximately 300 different figures, including animals and plants.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Back in to the mountains via twisty roads we go! We will need an early start today as we head to the charming mountainous city of Abancay.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A short day in mileage but another really twisty ride as we skirt around the foot hills of the Machu Picchu mountains, most famous for the Inca Ruins. Ollantaytambo is located in the Sacred Valley of south Peru and is known for the Ollantaytambo ruins. The village’s old town is an Inca-era grid of cobblestoned streets and adobe buildings.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Ollantaytambo is the perfect city from which we will take a bus and a train to visit the Inca Ruins high up in the Machu Picchu Mountains. We will have an early start to be sure that we are able to explore these beautiful ruins before the crowds arrive! Be prepared to explore some of the world’s most important ruins!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After a relaxed breakfast we will enjoy a short and very scenic ride to the city of Cusco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An early arrival will give us plenty of time in the afternoon for a tour of Cusco which was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to the 16th century.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Cuzco has a lot to offer and plenty for everyone to do on this free day. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Incan wall ruins. It is a great city to spend hours just strolling around and enjoying the historical buildings and some of the great little restaurants and cafes. Day trips can be arranged for those that would like to go out and explore more of the ruins in the surrounding mountains.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America We will arrive in Puno in the early afternoon, allowing for an excursion to the Uros on Lake Titicaca. The Uros, made up of three main groups of people, live on floating reed islands on the lake. We will have the opportunity to visit them on the islands and learn about their way of life and cultures. A fun afternoon excursion!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Riding along the shores of Lake Titicaca will offer great photo opportunities as we enjoy the last few miles of riding in Peru. The tour leaders will assist with all the required paper work to get everyone through the border and into Bolivia as quickly and efficiently as possible. Tonight we will enjoy a wonderful dinner at a local restaurant in the capital of Bolivia, La Paz.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After a relaxed breakfast we will take off from La Paz for a short ride on arguably one of the most famous roads in the world, “The Road of Death”. This absolutely mind blowing narrow road offers breathtaking views as we ride along a narrow road cut in to the mountain side. Definitely not a ride for the faint-hearted! This will be a slow but stunning ride! (There is an alternate route for those who would prefer it).
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After yesterday’s hair-raising ride, today we will have a nice gentle ride to the town of Oruro located on the banks of Lake Uru. Best known for its Carnaval de Oruro, the city exists due to the mining of silver and tin.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Today’s ride takes us back up into the mountains to the city of Potosí, one of the highest capitals of the world (4090 m, 13,420 ft). Potosí’s historical significance is as a major supplier of silver to Spain during the New World Spanish Empire. The central Casa Nacional de la Moneda, the former Spanish colonial mint, is now a museum dedicated to Bolivian art and history. Next to the mint, Plaza 10 de Noviembre is a square lined with ornate colonial buildings, including the Cathedral.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After a relaxed breakfast and late start, we will enjoy a short ride through the mountains to the small city of Uyuni where we will stay at a very luxurious and special hotel located just a few miles outside of the city itself. The perfect place to simply kick back and relax for a couple of nights!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Of our free day, we have several optional activities in addition to relaxing. Uyuni is home to the world’s largest salt flat, the Uyuni Salt Flats. At over 4,000 square miles, the flats are a great place to get incredible sunrise, sunset and nighttime photographs. For train buffs, there is an antique train cemetery just outside of town.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Sadly, we have to leave our luxurious hotel earlier than normal as today will be a longer riding day and we have a border crossing where we will say good bye to Bolivia and make our way into beautiful Argentina!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A relaxed breakfast and a short ride will have us in Salta around lunch time. We will drop the bikes off at BMW for all necessary service work and cleaning. BMW will store the bikes and our equipment and we will head to the airport for an afternoon flight to Iguazu where we will spend the next two nights.
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America Our luxurious hotel is the perfect place to kick back, relax and enjoy the hotels wonderful facilities and spa. We will do a walking excursion to the Iguassu waterfalls on the Brazilian side! You will have the option to do a short boat cruise that will take you to the base of the falls where you will get to see and feel the power of the water as it cascades down into the river. Be prepared to get very wet!
Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A pleasant, very relaxed morning with a late breakfast will be the perfect way to start the day! We will take an early afternoon flight back to Salta where we will collect our bikes, head to the hotel and enjoy a wonderful dinner at a nearby local restaurant. Tonight we will bid those that are only doing the first leg of this tour a farewell as they will be flying home in the morning.
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The ride into Cafayate is absolutely stunning with scenery reminiscent of Utah and the American Southwest. The mountains and incredible rock features vary in color from brown to a deep rusty red with the occasional sollvers of green and yellow! To end this spectacular ride, we will spend the night at a very luxurious wine estate! What better way to end a good day’s ride than with a nice, deep-red glass of fine Argentinian wine!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

It is a full days riding from Cafayate to La Rioja but we will be on really good roads. During this scenic ride we will pass some incredible rock features! La Rioja is a small, quiet, yet charming city.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Similar to yesterday, today will be a full day’s riding with great roads and great scenery.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

A relaxed start and short ride will have us in Mendoza for lunch! Mendoza is the wine capital of Argentina and is best known for its Malbec and other red wines. What better way to enjoy this beautiful part of the world than from the luxury of a beautiful wine estate that we will call home for the next two nights!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

A luxurious hotel, surrounded by mountains and wine estates, makes Mendoza the perfect place to enjoy some time off the bike. One option is to trade the bike for real ‘horse power’ and take a guided horse-riding tour through the wine region. There are dozens of wine estates that offer tasting and a few of them have restaurants for lunch and dinner.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Today we will head straight into the mountains as we make our way to the border where we will temporarily say goodbye to Argentina to spend some time in Chile. From the hinterland, through the mountains and straight down to the coast, we will arrive at Valparaiso where we will stay in a luxurious ocean-facing hotel!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Most of the riding today will be on Highway 5 heading south. It will be one of our longer days, so we will have an early start to get us into Concepcion with enough time to enjoy the hotel and surroundings, before heading out for a wonderful dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

With an early start, we will get into Pucón with enough time to enjoy the city and scenery. Pucón is nestled on the banks of Lake Villarrica and provides a stunning view of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano. A walk through town will remind you of an Alpine village with its many rustic wooden buildings. Pucon is known for adventure tourism due to its natural surroundings of lakes, volcanoes, waterfalls, nature reserves, and hot springs. Definitely a place well worth visiting!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

The first part of today’s ride is absolutely spectacular as we skirt the Villarrica volcano and national park! We temporarily say goodbye to Chile and ride across the border back into Argentina. It is a good ride from the border to the beautiful five-star hotel where we will be staying for the next two nights, just outside the town of Bariloche!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Being a five-star hotel, there are plenty of off bike activities and amenities for everyone to enjoy including a spa and absolutely spectacular lake views! For those who would like to add on a few more miles, there is an optional loop ride of the seven lakes! It’s a tough decision: relax and enjoy the amenities of the hotel or explore the breathtaking areas surrounding Bariloche.

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After a lazy start and a late breakfast, we will cover the 190 miles to Esquel quickly on good roads. Esquel is a small sleepy town at the foothills of the dramatic Andes mountains. We will have a nice hotel and dine at a nearby local restaurant.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Crossing back into Chile, we will be spoiled with great riding and stunning scenery as we skirt along several national parks and traverse through the mighty Andes mountains! We will be riding on some gravel roads today but all are in great condition.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Another great day of riding! The Andes are absolutely spectacular and we will be getting to see the best part of them from every angle! Coyhaique is a small Chilean city located on the banks of the Rio Simpson. A comfortable local hotel and wonderful dinner at a local restaurant will be the perfect ending to a great day.

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It will be a short and scenic ride to Puerto Ingeniero Ibañez where we will board a ferry that will take us over Lago Gran Carrera into Chile Chico. From here it is a short ride to Los Antiguos (with the Chilean/Argentinean border between the two cities). Our hotel for the night is located on the banks of the lake where we can watch a wonderful sunset!

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Today we ride the infamous Ruta 40! Fortunately, the section of the road we will be on is paved so we will enjoy a good ride. Though we will have had a full days ride, there will still be time to take a stroll around the city before we head to a nearby restaurant for a well-deserved dinner!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America

Today’s ride includes 120 km of gravel but the road is in good condition. It’ll be a scenic ride particularly near the end of the day as we ride along the banks of Lago Viedma. El Chaltén is located within Los Glaciares National Park so that views of the surrounding mountains are absolutely spectacular. An early arrival will allow us to enjoy this wonderful little city and its many fascinating shops.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America A short back-track along the banks of Lago Viedma will take us to Ruta 40 heading south to El Calafate! El Calafate is a quaint little Argentinean town located on the southern border of Lago Argentino. Our hotel is a charming place just a short walk from the main shopping strip of Av del Libertador with its many souvenir shops and restaurants. A great place for a two-night stop!
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Perito Merino glacier is an absolute must see! You will have the option to take an hour-long ride from El Calafate to the glacier, or if you would like a day off the bike, you can go in the support vehicle. In addition to watching the glacier calve from the viewing stands, we will go on a short boat cruise that will provide a close up view of the glacier calving into the beautiful turquoise water below.

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It is a nice easy ride from El Calafate to the Chilean border where we plan to have lunch. The border crossing from Argentina back in to Chile is an easy process so we will get through quickly and smoothly. Once we are in Chile, the road is a well-maintained gravel road leading to our lodging located in one of the most beautiful parks in South America, Torres Del Paine! Be on the lookout for Alpaca once we are inside of the park.

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A free day in Torres Del Paine gives us time to relax, do a little additional riding or do some hiking around the national park! The area is another photographers dream.

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America The start of today’s ride on Highway 9 will be on a well-maintained gravel road which turns into a nicely paved road as we exit the park. Our destination, Punta Arenas, is a small harbor town located close to the tip of Chile which is often used as a base for Antarctic excursions. This is our last night in Chile so perhaps a little last minute shopping is in order?
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We have a full days riding and a ferry crossing ahead of us today. It will take approximately two hours to get to the ferry terminal at Punta Delgado. Once we have completed the 20-minute ferry ride, we will be on a good gravel road heading to the Argentinean border. After a nice lunch stop we will head to Rio Grande where we will have plenty of time to relax before dinner.

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Even though this is the last day of the ride, it is going to be a spectacular one as we cross the Andes for the last time before dropping down into Ushuaia! Be sure to stop for a photo opportunity of the welcome sign as you enter Ushuaia. Welcome to the southern tip of South America! Once in Ushuaia we will do a short excursion to Tierra Del Fuego National Park, the southernmost navigable (by road) tip of South America. Tonight we will enjoy a very special final group dinner!

Epic Journey Motorcycle Tour in South America After breakfast, the tour leaders will take you to the airport for your flight home! 70 days, 6 countries and 8200 miles later!!!!
For those that have planned a cruise to Antarctica, the tour leaders will arrange your transfer to the harbour to meet your ship.

Due to the duration of this tour, we would highly recommend shipping your own bike to Cartagena, Colombia for the start of the tour and back home from Argentina, either Salta or Ushuaia, depending on where you end the tour. Bike shipping is not included in the price of the tour, but Ayres Adventures will be available to assist you with making the arrangements.

For those who do not want to ship their own bikes, we anticipate being able to offer the BMW 700GS, 800GS and 1200GS. Pricing for the use of a rental bike will be handled based on individual requests.

Road conditions
While this tour is designed to be comfortable for two-up riding, riders should be prepared for varying road conditions. For the most part the roads will be paved, in good condition and suitable for riders on larger Adventure bikes. However, some off-road riding will be unavoidable with approximately 1,500 miles either on hard-packed or loose gravel roads. Gravel road riding experience is a must to ensure that you are comfortable and safe. Some of the days on this tour may look short in distance, but busy, narrow, and technically challenging roads will make for longer days in the saddle, despite the short distance.

Weather/Altitude
Since this tour goes from North to South, riders must be prepared for all weather conditions. We will encounter several consecutive days of riding at high altitudes (up to 15,000 feet), which can get quite chilly. At other times we will experience the hotter temperatures of the desert. Though we’ve selected tour dates to coincide with the best weather, rain is always a possibility. Riders should have riding gear suitable for each of these conditions, estimating temperatures ranging from 30° to 110° F.

As with all of our tours, the logistics of this Adventure will be handled by our internal staff and Ayres Adventures tour leaders will lead the entire tour. There will be a guide on a motorcycle as well as one driving the support vehicle. The support vehicle will be fully equipped with necessary tools and some spare parts. In addition to transporting luggage, the support vehicle will have extra seating space for non-riders or riders who want to take a rest.

The tour price is based on a rider using/shipping their own bike.

Part 1: Cartagena to Salta (47 days):

  • Rider: $39,850
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Co-rider: $39,850
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Single Room Supplement: $4,200

Booking Deposit: $3,500 per person (non-refundable)

Part 2: Salta to Ushuaia (25 days)


  • Rider: $16,500
  • Co-rider: $16,500
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,650

Booking Deposit: $3,500 per person (non-refundable)

Bookings and deposits are being accepted now and may be made over our website.

The deposit is non-refundable. We suggest that you procure trip cancellation/interruption protection before you place a deposit. Most travel insurance companies will not sell trip cancellation and interruption insurance after payment has been made.

If you cancel after the final payment amount has been paid, you will receive a 50% refund if the cancellation is made more than 60 days before the scheduled start of the trip. If you cancel less than 60 days before the scheduled start of the trip, no refund will be made. Payment is due 120 days before the start of the tour.

What is Included?

 
The following are included in the tour price:

  • All accommodations, breakfasts, 60 dinners, and several lunches
  • A 6 day luxurious cruise to the Galapagos Islands
  • A day excursion to the Inca Ruins (Machu Picchu) in Peru
  • A boat cruise to see Perito Merino Glacier
  • A scenic flight over the Nazca Lines
  • Return flight and a two night stay at Iguassu Falls
  • All national park and border crossing fees
  • Two tour guides
  • Airport transfers at the start and end of the tour

What is not Included?

 
Anything not specifically identified as included in the price is not included. Major cost items not included in the
price of the trip include:

  • Visas, motorcycle fuel, alcohol, most lunches, and flights at the start/end of the tour
  • Motorcycle shipment to/from South America
  • Necessary insurances for personal motorcycles
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