8 Day Caribbean Explorer

For riders with experience on small bikes over long distances. See the whole coast with a mix of on and offroad.
Difficulty level: Intermediate to Advanced
Distance covered: 1,100km
Riding hours: 38
Terrain: 45% paved, 55% unpaved

Day 1

Start: 9am
Where: Santa Marta - Buritaca
Riding hours: 4
Highlights Include:

  • Discovering hidden swimming holes and tearing up trails around Paso del Mango.
  • Lunch and a tour of Caoba Biological Reserve.
  • All-you-can-drink river tubing in Buritaca.
  • Spending the night at El Rio hostel. Colombia's best in 2018.

Day 2

Riding hours: 6
Where: Buritaca - Riohacha
Highlights Include:

  • Riding the Quebrada del Sol loop. A goat trail that leads from sea level to 1000m above sea level. Bring a camera.
  • The untouched fishing village of Dibulla.
  • Sunset over the Boardwalk in Riohacha
  • Enjoying the hospitality at Happiness Hostel, the best in Riohacha.

Day 3

Riding hours: 5-6
Where: Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela
Highlights Include:

  • Riding tour of the Indigenous salt flats in Manaure.
  • Winding trails and desert flats through the desert.
  • Sunset over the Caribbean Sea.
  • Fresh seafood and cheap beers for dinner.

Day 4

Riding hours: 5
Where: Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas
Highlights Include:

  • Team up with a local indigenous guide and carve a path across the desert.
  • Epic sand dunes and crystal blue beaches.
  • Optional accommodation in a Wayuu hammock. Sleeping outside here is magic, and very comfortable.

Day 5

Riding hours: 5
Where: Punta Gallinas - Cabo de la Vela
Highlights Include:

  • Sunrise at the northernmost point of South America.
  • Visiting the nearby El Faro, Ojo del Agua, El Arcoiris and Pilon de Azucar.
  • Enjoy some rest time in Cabo de la Vela before a big riding day tomorrow.

Day 6

Riding hours: 6
Where: Cabo de la Vela - Mendihauca
Highlights Include:

  • Fresh seafood lunch and a swim at Mayapo Beach, just north of Riohacha.
  • Cliff jumping at Quebrada Valencia waterfall.
  • Spending the night overlooking Tayrona Park at The Journey Hostel.

Day 7

Riding hours: 4-5
Where: Mendihuaca - Minca
Highlights Include:

  • Put your offroad skills to the test on the backroads to Minca.
  • The jungle valley and ocean below at Los Pinos viewpoint
  • La Victoria coffee plantation
  • Spending the night 1000m up in the jungle with Casas Viejas in Minca.

Day 8

Riding hours: 6
Where: Minca - Santa Marta
Highlights Include:

  • Night-riding for sunrise at Cerro Kennedy and a breathtaking view over the Sierra Nevada.
  • Marinka and Pozo Azul waterfalls
  • Smoked meats at Camarita's smokehouse. Vegetarian options available as well.

Finish: 3pm

Price: $1,599 USD / 5.900.000 COP

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Whats Included:

  • Honda XR150 dual sport
  • Gasoline
  • English/Spanish speaking guides
  • All Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinners
  • All Accommodation
  • All-you-can-drink river tubing
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Helmet, riding gloves 
  • Medical insurance

Optional Extras:

  • UPGRADE to Honda XRE300 dual sport: 100.00 COP/Day ($35 USD)
  • Passenger: 175.000 COP/Day ($60 USD) 
  • GoPro & helmet mount: 25.000 COP/Day SD-card not included
  • Elbow & knee pads: 20.000 COP/Day
  • Riding boots:  30.000 COP/Day
  • Rain gear: 10.000 COP/Day
  • Onsite accommodation pre/post tour 

What to Bring:

  • Driver's licence
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants
  • Boots or closed-toe shoes
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Alcohol and souvenir money