Caribbean Explorer

9-DAY LONG-DISTANCE COASTAL MOTORCYCLE TOUR

Moto Tour Details

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For riders with experience on small bikes over long distances. See the whole coast with a mix of on and off-road.

Day 1

Start: 9 am
Where: Santa Manta - Buritaca
Riding hours: 5

  • Safety briefing, introduction and paperwork from 8am at our Santa Marta office.

  • Gravel track riding to indigenous rock carvings.

  • Mixed enduro riding around the Quebrada del Sol goat trail.

  • “All-You-Can-Drink” tubing on the Buritaca River.

  • Spending the night at the multi-award winning El Rio hostel.

Day 3

Day 2

Where: Buritaca - Manaure
Riding hours: 5

  • Stop for a quick coffee on Palomino beach.

  • Tour by wooden boat around a wild flamingo sanctuary.

  • Lunch on the beach in Camarones.

  • Watch the landscape change from jungle to desert in the blink of an eye.

  • Accommodation in a simple hotel in Manaure. 

Day 4

Where: Manaure - Cabo de la Vela
Riding hours: 3

  • Join a local guide for a tour of the indigenous salt flats.

  • Desert riding on the way to Cabo de la Vela.

  • Optional kite-surfing or short riding excursion to watch the sunset.

  • Fresh seafood and cheap beers for dinner.

  • Spend the night at a simple indigenous hostal on the beach.

Day 5

Where: Punta Gallinas - Riohacha
Riding hours: 5

  • Early departure this morning to get a good start on the tour’s biggest travel day.

  • After a quick blast down to the port, we load up our bikes on some small boats to shortcut around some of the desert.

  • Try some goat for lunch! A local speciality.

  • Back in civilization tonight at Laguna Salá Hostel.

Where: Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas
Riding hours: 4.5

  • Early departure this morning to beat the day’s heat.

  • Hours of epic enduro riding through hard-packed plains, sketchy sand and rocky climbs to the northernmost point of South America.

  • Visit the giant Taroa sand dunes.

  • Watch the sunset from the beach at our ranch, the night’s accommodation.

Day 6

Where: Riohacha - Mendihuaca Beach

Riding hours: 1.5 "REST DAY"

  • Get started on your own time after a good rest.

  • Quick cruise back down the coastal highway to our rest day at Cayena Beach Villa.

  • Relax and enjoy an afternoon/evening of well-earned LUXURY on the beach.

Day 7

Day 8

Where: Mendihuaca Beach - Bonda
Riding hours: 3

  • After a lazy morning on the beach, we head off into the jungle.

  • Take a tour of an organic cacao farm to make our own chocolate.

  • Eat lunch at Caoba wildlife reserve, filled with Amazonian plants and animals.

  • Enjoy the pool, views, and a relaxed vibe at Beyonda Homestay.

Day 9

Where: Bonda - Minca

Riding hours: 5

  • Take the backroads up to Minca to visit Marinka waterfall.

  • Enjoy the view from Los Pinos viewpoint, 1,200m above sea level.

  • Traditional Colombian barbecue for lunch at Camaritas restaurant.

  • Infinity pool, hot water and all round amazing lodging at Casas Viejas Guesthouse.

**OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY 10**

Where: Minca - Santa Marta
Riding hours: 4

  • Rise at 4am for the night ride up to San Lorenzo weather station and a view of sunrise over the snow-capped mountain peaks.

  • Enjoy a tour of La Victoria coffee farm, the oldest in northern Colombia.

  • Lunch in Minca before returning to Santa Marta around 4pm.

Riding hours: 7

Additional desert riding available for those who dare. In the desert we also have the option of adding an extra day to visit Nazareth on day four of the tour, which is a small town situated inside the lush-green desert oasis of Macuira National Park. The terrain arriving here can be tough and technical, with a lot of riding through soft sand, but the visit to this incredibly unique part of the world is worth it for those adventurous enough to take on the challenge.

All-inclusive $1,699 usd

($1,899 usd with optional day 10)

**OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY 10**

ALL INCLUSIVE $1,599 USD 

 

What's Included

What to Bring

  • Honda XR150 dual sport 

  • Gasoline

  • English/Spanish speaking guides

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fees to all attractions

  • Helmet, riding gloves 

  • Medical insurance

  • 8 Nights 2 PAX Shared Private Accommodation

  • All breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • UPGRADE to Honda XRE300 dual-sport: $249 USD (Without Day 10)

  • UPGRADE to KTM390 dual-sport: $599 USD (Without Day 10)

  • Private Room Accommodation: $249 USD

  • Passenger: $899 USD

  • GoPro & helmet mount: $50 USD (SD-card not included)

  • Elbow & knee pads: $50 USD

  • Riding boots:  $75 USD

  • Rain Gear: $30

  • Driver's license

  • Sunscreen

  • Insect repellent

  • Long pants

  • Boots or closed-toed shoes

  • Swimsuit

  • Towel

  • Alcohol and souvenir money

Cabo de la Vela Motorcycle Tour
Cabo de la Vela Motorcycle Tour

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Cerro Kennedy Sunrise
Cerro Kennedy Sunrise

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La Guajira Motorcycle ride
La Guajira Motorcycle ride

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Cabo de la Vela Motorcycle Tour
Cabo de la Vela Motorcycle Tour

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Optional Extras