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Offroad Pacific Discovery Guided Tour

7 DAYS
FROM $3,820

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70% DIRT

30% paved

SERVICE LEVEL

Casual / Upscale hotels

à la carte dining

GROUP SIZE

1-9 Motorcycles

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE

Tour Overview

  • Tour Starts and Ends:  Quito, Ecuador.  Airport Code: UIO
  • Tour Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
  • Time Needed: 8-9 days vacation
  • Riding Days: 6
  • Rest Days: 1 in San Clemente
  • Support Truck: with 5+ riders
  • Distance: 1,229 kilometers / 764 miles  60% unpaved road / 40% paved road
  • Climates: Cloudforest, Tropical Rainforest, Tropical Grasslands, Paramo,  Dry Forest
  • Highest Elevation: 3,364 meters | 11,037 feet
  • Lowest Elevation: 0 ft /m - sea level
  • Elevation Gain / Loss: 12,187 meters | 39,984 feet
  • Availability:  All year long! See tour dates below

This off-road adventure tour will be the most memorable ride to the beach you will ever have.  The route brings you through several wildlife refuges and protected forests, to sparkling waterfalls, and to the small fishing villages and sandy beaches of Ecuador's enamoring coastline.  This is an opportunity to experience several different cultures, varied ways of life, and distinctive cuisines.  The tour goes through some of the most bio-diverse regions in the world and parts of rural Ecuador that few visitors get to see.  Lodging is in top-notch, exclusive lodges and hotels that are truly off the beaten path.

As with all of our tours, we believe Ecuador is best unlocked through its people.  We'll meet people from many walks of life from farmers to fishermen to archeologists.  Our resident guides will show you their secret places along this route and introduce you to friends we have along the way.  Off-bike activities include a visit to the Tulipe archeological site, a visit to a palm tree farm and processor,  the Inti-ñan Solar Museum, and a surfing lesson. The tour packs a lot into a very exciting week to create memories that will last for a lifetime.  

MOTORCYCLE
PRICE FOR
1 RIDER
SINGLE OCCUPANCY

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha XT250*$3,820

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS$3,960

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS (LOWERED)$3,960

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650 (LOWERED)*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

SWM RS 650R*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha Ténéré XT660$4,310

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*$4,450

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F700 GS$4,380

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F750GS$4,450

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Triumph Tiger 800XC$4,520

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F800GS$4,520

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F850GS$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 DCT$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Single Room Supplement

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

INCLUDED

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

Price for Passenger in Double Room

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

$1,500

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

 2 Bikes / 1 Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

10% OFF
BOTH BIKES

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger since they use saddlebags and not panniers for luggage.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) - the official currency of the Republic of Ecuador

Route Map

Elevation Profile

TIMELINE OVERVIEW

Travel day to Quito

Arrival in Quto

Travel day to Quito

Fly to Quito's airport (code UIO) and transfer to one of the recommended hotels near our shop in tn the heart of the fashionable La Carolina neighborhood, and explore the nearby galleries, shopping, museums, and cafés.

Travel day to Quito

1 or 2 days prior to the tour start date

Pre-Tour Registration and Tour of Qutio

Arrive a day or two prior to departure to enjoy Quito and we'll provide you with tickets on the Hop-on / Hop - Off bus to enjoy a stress-free day in the capital.  For those who want a little more fun, we can provide you with a selfd-guided tour of Quito on one of our 150cc motorscooters.

Day 1

Quito - Mindo

Distance:  119 km |74 miles
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Activities: Inti-ñan Equator Museum, Bellavista Bird Lodge, Quetzal Organic Chocolte Maker
Accommodations:  Mindo Garden

Day 1

Day 2

Mindo - Cielo Verde

Distance:  106 km | 66 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities: Butterfly Sanctuary, Coffee Plantation, Tulipe Archeological Site, Hike and Waterfall Swim, Exotic Fruit Farm
Accommodations: Cielo Verde Lodge

Day 3

Cielo Verde - Samé

Distance: 273 km | 170 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DInner
Activities: Mashpi Chocolate Farm, Cabbage Palm Farm, Palm Oil Processing Plant, Ferry Crossing
Accommodations: El Acantillado Lodge

Day 3

Day 4

Samé - San Clemente

Distance: 354 km | 220 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities: Playa Escondida Marine Reserve, Cabuyal Beach, Shrimp Farm, Black Beach, Beach Ride
Accommodations: Palmazul Hotel & Spa

Day 5

Rest Day in San Clemente

Distance: ? - motorcylce available if you want to ride on your own
Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Available activities include parasailing, surf lessons, surfing, fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and nightlife
Accommodations: Palmazul Hotel & Spa

Day 5

Day 6

San Clemente - Valle Hermoso

Distance: 264 km |164 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activities: La Perla Forest Reserve, Shamanic Cleansing, Waterfall Swimming
Accommodations: Kashama EcoResort & Spa

Day 7

Valle Hermoso - Quito

Distance: 191 km | 119 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Activities: Cascada La Sucia

Day 7

Return to Quito

Return home

Many international flights leave around midnight from Quito.  If you are catching a flight the same evening as the last day of the tour, you may enjoy VIP access to our "Freedom Riders' Lounge" - complete with a hot shower, jacuzzi, and open bar.

Things You Will See

Itinerary

Day 1 - Mindo

Elevation Profile - Day 1

 Dirt Bike Deluxe Motorcycle Adventure Tour in Ecuador Cloudforest Mindo

Day 1
Quito - Inti'ñan - Nono - Mindo
Distance Covered:  114 km / 71 miles

 

You'll begin this 7-day/6-night adventure museo intinan ecuador offroad 4x4 motorcycle adventure tourfrom our shop in Quito, Ecuador. In 1978, Quito became the first place on the planet to be designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for having the best-preserved historic center in all of Latin America. Quito is high on the Altiplano Plateau (the second highest in the world) in the Andes at 9,350 feet.  We suggest that you arrive a day or two early to experience our magnificent capital city while getting acclimated to the high altitude before beginning the tour.mindo

During the first morning of the tour, you’ll be outfitted with the motorcycle of your choice and given a thorough orientation answering all questions concerning local customs, rules of the road, riding signals, Ecuadorian driver courtesies, and more. The first day’s ride purposefully includes a sampling of the different types of roads that will be ridden.  You will have the opportunity to safely become accustomed to asphalt, dry gravel, cobblestone, and dirt farm roads.

pululahua crater motorcycle advrenture tour ecuador 4x4Inti-ñan means “path of the Sun” in the Quechua language, and the Inti-ñan Museum is situated directly on the Equator. The indigenous peoples have revered this site for thousands of years. Our group will learn how ancient people came to understand that this was the center of the world centuries before the advent of modern geography or GPS devices. During your first stop directly on the “red line,” you will experiment with gravity, including witnessing how water drains either clockwise or counter-clockwise, depending on which side of the Equator you are standing. You will also have the opportunity to see how the indigenous populations of Ecuador live by visiting models of their homes. This will enable you to understand better the cultures and ways of life you will experience as you pass through various regions.bird on offroad pacific discovery route ecuador motorcycle dirt bike advrenture tour

waterfall on hummingbird road mindo quito suzuki dr650 motorcycle adenture tourDeparting the Inti-ñan Museum, you are now officially outside of the Quito metropolitan region and have begun riding in the Northern Hemisphere. Your second stop is to view the beautiful Pululahua Crater Geo-Botanical Reserve, a crater formed by a volcanic eruption 2,500 years ago. From there, head onto the Andes' western slopes that are full of dense, green forests and steep mountains. 

We'll turn onto a dirt road that will take us to the small town of Nono and then into the Nono Biological Reserve - a wildlife refuge that is famous for being one of the world's most biodiverse regions.   It contains the small Andean Spectacled Bear and thousands of species of colorful birds and frogs. 

We'll stop at the Bellavista Bird Lodge, turn the engines off, sit silently for a couple of minutes, and see hundreds of colorful birds surround us and put on a show. 

cacao beans ecuador motorcycle adventureFrom there, we'll drip down into the microclimate of the town of Mindo - a funky cloudforest town with lots of adventure sports and activities available. We'll visit an organic chocolate maker to see how raw cacao is grown and transformed into a premium, gourmet chocolate.   We'll then ride deeper into the cloudforest and check into a private cabin alongside the Mindo river at the Mindo Garden Lodge.  

Day 2 -Cielo Verde

Day 3 -Samé

Day 4- San Clemente

Day 5 - Rest Day in San Clemente

Day 6 - Valle Hermoso

Day 7 - Quito

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What to Expect

This guided motorcycle adventure tour will start in our offices located in Quito's Carolina neighborhood, near many hotels, restaurants, bars, museums, and shops.  We suggest arriving in Quito a day or two early to enjoy the city and get the paperwork out of the way to have an easy start on Day 1. 

On the morning of our departure, you will receive a detailed and thoughtful presentation on Ecuadorian rules of the road, customs, courtesies, and group riding protocols.  You will be provided the adventure motorcycle of your choice, fitted with a waterproof luggage system and a tankbag if you want one. If there are more than five riders on tour, a support truck will be available to carry your luggage and carry bottled water. The support truck can respond in an emergency and make your ride more comfortable.  If there are fewer than five riders on the tour, we may not provide a support truck, and you will need to carry your gear in the saddlebags or luggage system provided with your bike.

The route you will follow over the next seven days is based on several years' of experience and riding these routes many times. Your guide knows the route thoroughly, having ridden it several times before, and will show you our favorite, secret places and introduce you to the people, ways of life, and villages along the way. The route is primarily on unpaved, unimproved dirt roads through remote areas of the country.  The riding is not very technical and suitable for riders with some experience riding on unpaved surfaces. 

We do not want you to "push your limits." Rather, we want you to be able to lift your head, look around, and enjoy the amazing scenery during the ride.

Upon returning, you will have access to our honor bar, jacuzzi, hot shower, and staff that can assist you with your next destination.

Weather and Temperatures

Weather and temperature ranges in Ecuador are generally the same year-round. You can expect the chance of passing showers in the highlands but rarely a full day of rain.  Chances for a full day of rain are more likely on the western slopes of the Andes in March, April, and early May. This ride will be in elevations between sea level (where temperatures can be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit) to 12,500 feet (where temperatures are in the 40's Fahrenheit). Dressing in layers is recommended.  Please see this article for more information about the weather in Ecuador.  

Accommodations
We will stay in high-end, unique, carefully selected hotels, lodges, and inns throughout the tour. See this page for details, photos, and links to the accommodations provided.  Ecuador Freedom has the right to substitute accommodations of equal quality due to availability and will notify you of these changes.

Packing List and Preparation
Ecuador Freedom will provide you with detailed information to prepare for the ride, including a packing list. No knowledge of Spanish is required - your Guide can speak English and Spanish fluently.  Before you travel, we recommend that you familiarize yourself in advance with these recommended guidebooks and maps.  

About Our Offroad Tours

Accommodations on this Tour

Accommodations on this tour

Our accommodations are selected for their exceptional quality, location, and unique character. Below are the accommodations featured on this tour.

Video - How We Select Accommodations

Pricing

MOTORCYCLE
PRICE FOR
1 RIDER
SINGLE OCCUPANCY

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha XT250*$3,820

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS$3,960

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW G310GS (LOWERED)$3,960

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Suzuki DR650 (LOWERED)*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

SWM RS 650R*$4,100

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Yamaha Ténéré XT660$4,310

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*$4,450

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F700 GS$4,380

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F750GS$4,450

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Triumph Tiger 800XC$4,520

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F800GS$4,520

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

BMW F850GS$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 DCT$4,590

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

This is the standard pricing if you are traveling alone (or traveling with friends but each with a single room). Single occupancy is standard on all of our tours.

Single Room Supplement

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

INCLUDED

Single occupancy is standard on all Ecuador Freedom tours.  Your own private room each night at no additional charge!

Price for Passenger in Double Room

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

$1,500

If you will be riding with a passenger, (pillion) who will share your double room (1 or 2 beds), add this price.

 2 Bikes / 1 Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

10% OFF
BOTH BIKES

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room, take 10% off the price of both bikes!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger since they use saddlebags and not panniers for luggage.

All prices are in United States Dollars (USD) - the official currency of the Republic of Ecuador

Booking and cancellation policy

To secure your booking you need to pay 50% at the time of booking your rental or tour. Please contact us and we will send you a payment request from our secure payments provider (currently we use BlueSnap and PayPal)..Using our payments providers, you may pay with any major credit card or with your checking account.

Deposits are refundable minus 10% of the total rental or tour price only if cancelled at least 90 days prior to departure or pick-up date. Cancellations are very costly to us as they impede our planning and ability to sell rentals and tours to other customers. Therefore, cancellations for any reason made less than 90 days before the pickup or departure date are not refundable nor may they be applied to a future rental or tour.

To protect yourself from this loss of your deposit, it is up to you to secure travel insurance that covers cancellations due to health problems, family tragedies or problems with flight departures, etc.  

To get a free quote for travel insurance that will reimburse you in case you must cancel your trip (plus provide medical and repatriation coverage in case of an accident), just go to www.allianztravelinsurance.com and enter agency code F203715 which will indicate to them that you are travelling with us.  

The balance (second 50%) of your rental or tour is due when you pick up the bike in our office in Quito.   The second 50% can be paid in cash or with a credit card.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.

to secure your booking you need to pay 50% at the time of booking your rental or tour. Please contact us and we will send you a payment request from our secure payments provider (currently we use BlueSnap and PayPal)..Using our payments providers, you may pay with any major credit card or with your checking account.

Deposits are refundable minus 10% of the total rental or tour price only if cancelled at least 90 days prior to departure or pick-up date. Cancellations are very costly to us as they impede our planning and ability to sell rentals and tours to other customers. Therefore, cancellations for any reason made less than 90 days before the pickup or departure date are not refundable nor may they be applied to a future rental or tour.

To protect yourself from this loss of your deposit, it is up to you to secure travel insurance that covers cancellations due to health problems, family tragedies or problems with flight departures, etc.  

To get a free quote for travel insurance that will reimburse you in case you must cancel your trip (plus provide medical and repatriation coverage in case of an accident), just go to www.allianztravelinsurance.com and enter agency code F203715 which will indicate to them that you are travelling with us.  

The balance (second 50%) of your rental or tour is due when you pick up the bike in our office in Quito.   The second 50% can be paid in cash or with a credit card.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.

What's Included
  • Unlimited Mileage Motorcycle Rental 
  • Knowledgeable, Experienced, Local Resident Guide
  • Saddlebags or hard luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Luggage storage and locker use while riding
  • Guaranteed departure policy (we go even if only one participant signs up - we do not cancel tours on you!)
  • Support Vehicle (5+ riders)
  • Tour of Quito on doubledecker bus or self-guided scooter tour (arrive a day early or stay a day after )
  • Single occupancy (your own private room at no extra charge
  • All meals on riding days
  • Tolls
  • Fuel
  • All activities and tours listed in the itinerary (and other surprise activities not listed)
  • Pre-tour 25% discount on any high-quality riding gear from Klim
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
  • Souvenir Decal
  • VIP access to the Freedom Riders' Lounge with hot shower, gym, library, jacuzzi, and honor bar.
What's Not Included
  • 100% Refundable security deposit to cover any damage to the rental motorcycle
  • Hotel accommodations before and after the tour in Quito
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals not listed
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Click on any of the dates above to begin the quick online reservation process. If you don't see a tour date that works for you, please request a new tour date.