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Northwest Ecuador Explorer Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour

 

 

6 DAYS
FROM $1,890 USD

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AVAILABILITY

ALL YEAR

SERVICE LEVEL

Casual and Upscale Lodging

A la carte dining

CUSTOMIZABLE

Extensions available

Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour Overview

  • Tour Starts and Ends: Quito, Ecuador. Airport Code: UIO
  • Time Needed:  7-8 vacation days including travel days to Quito
  • Tour Duration: 6 days / 5 nights (extendable)
  • Riding Days:
  • Rest Days: 1 Beach day in Punta Galera Marine Reserve, Esmeraldas
  • Total Distance:  1,022 km | 635 miles
  • Route: 99% paved / 1% unpaved  Optional 85% paved/ 15% unpaved route available
  • Elevation gain/loss: 12,144 meters | 39,842 feet
  • Highest Elevation: 3,182 meters | 10,439 feet
  • Lowest Elevation: 0 meters | 0 feet
  • Temperature Range:  15˚ - 35˚ C | 60˚ - 95˚ F
  • Availability: All Year
  • Accommodations: Unique, luxury, and boutique hotels and lodges
  • Navigation:  Programmed GPS, Daily Route Sheets, and Map
  • Support:  24-hour telephone support and satellite tracking

This is a leisurely six-day motorcycle ride that offers visitors 6 days to explore some fascinating points throughout northwest Ecuador. There are ample stops along the way where guests can check out or explore new things at their own pace before moving on to the next destination. Guests are never rushed from one place to another, allowing them plenty of time to absorb what they see and experience; not forgetting all of the conveniences offered by top-notch hotels every night!

The tour will travel on smooth, maintained paved roads with a few cobblestone portions scattered here and there. A small portion of the trip will take place on unpaved roads and driveways but not more than 1% of the total trip. Optional dual-sport routes are available each day, ranging from 10%-50% unpaved roads upon request.

Ecuador Freedom provides a "Road Book" with thorough, day-to-day information including descriptions of local highlights, history, and "hidden gems" that aren’t common knowledge. You can use this information to tailor your days' rides, including as much or as little as you like. You'll have the support of the country's most experienced and largest motorcycle and 4x4 tour operator through the provided local prepaid cell phone.

 

Motorcycle / 4x4Single 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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Yamaha XT250*

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$2,010

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW G310GS LOW

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$2,130

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW G310GS

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$2,130

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

SWM Gran Milano 440

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$1,890

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650 LOW*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

SWM RS650S*

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$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 LOW

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REGULAR: 32.9 Inches

LOWERED: 31.7 Inches

$2,430

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 650

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REGULAR: 32.9 Inches

LOWERED: 31.7 Inches

$2,430

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Aprilia Tuareg 660

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F700GS

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$2,490

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*

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$2,550

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F750GS

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$2,550

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F800GS

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F850GS

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna Norden 901

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Honda Africa Twin 1000 DCT

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Honda Africa Twin 1000

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4

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$2,730

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Volkswagen Amarok 4x4

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$2,790

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

Ford Ranger Diesel 4x4

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$2,790

100x100 2 up on moto icon 1

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

Passenger Sharing Room

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

$495

100x100 2 up on moto icon 1

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

2 Vehicles Sharing Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room (1 or 2 beds), take 10% off the price of each bike!

10% Discount

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room (1 or 2 beds), take 10% off the price of each bike!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger.

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

Accommodations: Not included.  We will provide you with a list of recommended hotels in Quito near our shop in the safest and most modern part of the city.

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 in advance and spend some time exploring this high altitude capital city.  For those who want excitement, we can provide you with a self-guided tour of Quito on one of our 150cc motorscooters.  You can stop by our shop to get the paperwork and briefing out of the way, for an easier departure on day 1.

Day 1

Quito - Cotacachi

Distance: 141 km | 88 miles

Included Meals: Dinner

Accommodations: Hacienda Pinsaqui

Day 1

Day 2

Cotacachi - Primavera

Distance: 145 km | 90 miles

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodations: Hacienda Primavera Wilderness Lodge

Day 3

Primavera - Punta Galera

Distance: 308 km | 191 miles

Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodations: Cumilinche Club

Day 3

Day 4

Rest Day at Punta Galera

Included Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Rest Day
Accommodations: Cumilinche Club

Day 5

Punta Galera - Valle Hermoso

Distance:  275 km |  170 miles

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodations: Kashama Lodge

Day 5

Day 6

Valle Hermoso - Quito

Distance: 171 km | 106 miles

Included Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations: Not Included

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 "After-Ride Lounge" - complete with a hot shower, jacuzzi, and open bar.

Return to Quito

Highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cotacachi

Elevation Profile - Day 1

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Day 1
Quito - El Quinche - Cayambe - Olmedo - Otavalo - Cotacachi

141 km | 88 miles


quito Ecuador at nightOur office, strategically located in one of the best neighborhoods in Quito, is the perfect starting point for a self-guided motorcycle tour. Located just a short distance from the main tunnel leading out of the city, you can depart without dealing with heavy traffic. This location also has many cafés, restaurants, comfortable hotels, museums, theaters; and countless other entertainment venues waiting just around the corner.

In our conference room on the morning of your departure, we will provide a comprehensive briefing about what to expect during your journey through Ecuador - providing information about driving etiquette; the route; the interesting sights along the way; timing considerations, etcetera- as well as what action to take if anything were to go wrong. Afterward, you'll feel fully prepared and confident enough to head alone into the yet unknown territory!El Quinche

Africa Twin DCT at Equator 200You'll be surprised at how quick it is to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Right outside Quito, you'll find lush pastures and rose farms in every direction while enjoying a pleasant yet warmer climate than the capital. Your first stop is the El Quinche Basilica - where people from around the country hike on a pilgrimage once a year to request miracles. There are countless plaques here that commemorate miracles granted through the prayers made here. It is also where everyone in Ecuador brings their new car, taxi, motorcycle, or bus to be blessed by the clergy before being put to use. So don't miss this opportunity to start your journey on the right foot!

preparing bizcochos in cayambeThen you'll ride a twisty section of the Panamerican Highway until you reach the other side of the world. Once there, if you visit Quitsato Sun Dial, located exactly on the Equator, you will understand how important this precise location is to ancient civilizations in this part of the world. You will also learn about astronomical instruments used for measuring time or pinpointing the date - such as an Andean Cross - and get a chance to take pictures in both hemispheres at once. You're sure to feel amazed when it comes to understanding what people are seeing up in our night sky here in Ecuador - being right smack-dab between two hemispheres never felt so marvelous!

A little further up the Panamerican is the small city of Cayambe - named after the volcano that is the only place on Earth where the Equator passes over snow. Famous for their butter cookies known as bizcochos, any visit to this town would be remiss without stopping by to taste them. Even watching people prepare these tasty treats is fascinating!volcan cayambe

After Cayambe, you will turn off the Panamerican highway onto a small obscure road. When you come upon the quiet setting surrounding this ancient road, it is only natural to turn off your engine for a moment and take in the sight. Though the road is now made of asphalt instead of ancient cobblestones, the air feels just as old; heavy with unknown stories from those who came before us. A valley spreads out before you, green from all its rolling pastures, and the towering snow-capped Cayambe volcano soars above.

Two famous Ecuadorian heroines made their marks on history in this land - Amaguaña and Cacuango fought tooth and nail for what was theirs - the right to live freely and for education for all children. You'll cross a narrow bridge in the small town of Olmedo, where most buildings are made from adobe brick and clay tiles. Beyond is a deep ravine; then comes the gorgeous Zuleta Valley region - one of Ecuador's top destinations for culture-lovers who want to see local artisans, as well as embroidery being crafted alongside handmade saddles that are exported globally.

looking at lake san pablo with a motorcycleThen you will take a twisty road that will take you between two volcanoes, up to over 10,000 feet in elevation, where you will get stunning views of the tranquil Lake San Pablo, which lies at the base of the Imbabura volcano. This is a special part of Ecuador, the indigenous area of the Otavaleños. Though a melting pot, this area has a strong cultural identity immediately recognized through dress, food, and music. Otavalo is best known for its textile manufacturing based on centuries-old traditions that pre-date the arrival of the Inca from Peru. The first stop on your journey through Otavalo is an artisan family's workshop where you will learn about its weaving traditions that date back centuries. . You will learn how people create textiles from natural fibers and dyes - using a rudimentary device called a 'backstrap loom' for crafting woolen fabrics that last a lifetime.motorcycles parked in front of pinsaqui

You'll end the day's ride on a high note, entertained by live music at Hacienda Pinsaqui. This is one of the best hotels/haciendas in the Americas. The Inn encapsulates Andean Ecuadorian life like few others in the country. Rooms are large, many with fireplaces; dinners (included) are spectacular.

 

Day 2 - Hacienda Primavera
Day 3 - Galera, Esmeraldas
Day 4 - Rest Day
Day 5 - Valle Hermoso
Day 6 - Quito

What to Expect

This self-guided motorcycle adventure tour starts and ends in our offices in Quito's fashionable La Carolina neighborhood - close to several hotels, parks, shopping malls, restaurants, and museums.

Before your departure (on the day prior or the morning of departure), you will be provided a detailed and thoughtful presentation on Ecuadorian unwritten and written rules of the road, customs, and courtesies. You'll be instructed on how to operate your pre-programmed GPS unit and given a packet that includes your prepaid hotel vouchers and daily map sheets with points of interest, descriptions of local highlights information, and "hidden gems" that aren't common knowledge.  You can use this information to tailor your days - including as much or as little as you like. The route will be reviewed with you in detail to provide additional useful information about the timing, suggestions for lunch stops, and where to get gas along the way.  

On the morning of your departure, you will be provided the adventure motorcycle or 4x4 vehicle of your choice, fitted with a waterproof luggage system, a first aid kit, a tank bag if you want one, and spare innertubes (or tire repair kit) and a set of tools. Besides, you will have a prepaid cell phone to call us for support anytime during your trip.  We will carefully review the bike (or 4x4) with you using our multi-point checklist to be sure that everything is in perfect working order before your departure and that you know what to do in case of an emergency or breakdown.

This six-day motorbike tour has been carefully planned by one of our veteran guides who has ridden these routes many times before. After extensive research, we're confident you'll find this ride mainly composed of well-paved roads with minimal traffic. There are scheduled stops throughout the course, which will appear on your GPS device and each day's map sheet. You can choose whether or not you want to explore them when they come up - it is completely up to you!

You will have many opportunities for amazing photos and stops in remote villages where visitors are infrequent. Locals are friendly and the areas visited are very safe with low crime rates.

During your ride, Ecuador Freedom staff will monitor your daily progress using an onboard GPS satellite tracking system and can assist you by telephone if you need to change your route, roadside assistance, or need help.

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. Prospects 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 at sea level elevations (where temperatures can be around 90 degrees Fahrenheit) to 10,500 feet (where temperatures can be in the 50s Fahrenheit). Dressing in layers is recommended.  Please see this article for more information about the weather in Ecuador.  

Accommodations
Throughout the tour, you will stay in higher-end, carefully selected,  non-touristy, biker-friendly, inns, hotels, and lodges. 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 detailed information to prepare for the ride, including a packing list.  You should know how to make general motorcycle repairs and maintenance and be able to change an innertube (click for a video tutorial).  Before you travel, we recommend you familiarize yourself with these recommended guidebooks and maps.

Accommodations

Pricing

Motorcycle / 4x4Single 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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Yamaha XT250*

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$2,010

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW G310GS LOW

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$2,130

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW G310GS

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$2,130

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

SWM Gran Milano 440

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$1,890

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650 LOW*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

SWM RS650S*

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$2,250

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 LOW

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REGULAR: 32.9 Inches

LOWERED: 31.7 Inches

$2,430

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 650

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REGULAR: 32.9 Inches

LOWERED: 31.7 Inches

$2,430

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Aprilia Tuareg 660

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F700GS

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$2,490

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*

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$2,550

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F750GS

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$2,550

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F800GS

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 800 XC

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

BMW F850GS

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 850 Sport

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Triumph Tiger 900 Rally

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna Norden 901

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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$2,610

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Honda Africa Twin 1000 DCT

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Honda Africa Twin 1000

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$2,670

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4

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$2,730

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Volkswagen Amarok 4x4

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$2,790

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

Ford Ranger Diesel 4x4

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$2,790

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

Passenger Sharing Room

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

$495

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

2 Vehicles Sharing Room

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room (1 or 2 beds), take 10% off the price of each bike!

10% Discount

If you are traveling with someone who will be riding a separate motorcycle and sharing your room (1 or 2 beds), take 10% off the price of each bike!

* Bikes marked with an asterisk are not configured to take a passenger.

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

Before booking a self-guided tour with us, please carefully read our Self-Guided Motorcycle Tour Terms and Conditions

Our reservation system is automated and accessible through the "Book Now" or "Reserve Online" buttons. The system will take you through a few easy steps to book your tour and any desired extensions.  The system is secure and uses a third party, Ecuadorian payment system called Kushki, that meets all international regulations and security standards. Payment may be made using any major credit card.  Please note that we must collect a government-issued ID number from you when booking due to Ecuadorian banking regulations.  You may use your passport, driver's license, or any other government identification number.

Alternatively, you may request payment through PayPal in the system (click the PayPal logo on checkout). If you prefer to send a wire transfer, please let us know (using the "Ask a Question" button or "Contact" menu item, and we will provide our banking details.

Deposits are refundable minus 10% of the total rental or tour price only if canceled 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, civil unrest, acts of God, family tragedies or problems with flight departures, etc.  

We recommend Ripcord Travel Insurance.  They provide very extensive travel insurance plus have outstanding repatriation and assistance in an emergency.  To purchase, just go to this page

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, (United States Dollars) or with PayPal or with a credit card.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.  A 100% refundable security deposit using a credit card for the rental motorcycle or 4x4 is also required and is separate from the payment for the tour.  Security deposits are $500 - $2000, depending on the vehicle selected.

What's Included
  • Unlimited Mileage Motorcycle Rental  
  • All Highway Tolls (with electronic toll payment system) 
  • Saddlebags or hard luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • GPS Navigation System with programmed routes for each day
  • Back-office satellite tracking and monitoring
  • Road Book with daily maps and guide to gas and lunch stops, points of interest, and local "hidden gems."
  • Comprehensive pre-ride briefing
  • Preparation lists, information, and videos
  • Prepaid local cell phone with 24-hour support
  • Tire Repair Kit, First Aid Kit, and Tools
  • Single occupancy in high-end hotel rooms (see accommodations on this page)
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
  • Souvenir decal
  • Luggage storage and locker usage while riding
  • VIP access to the Freedom Riders' Lounge™ with a hot shower, jacuzzi, and honor bar.
  • 25% discount on high-quality riding gear from Klim
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
  • Lunch and dinner on rest day
  • Gas or Diesel Fuel
  • Medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • There are no taxes when you purchase a tour package in Ecuador (non-residents only)

Available Extensions

Add an additional riding day along the coast and stay in Canoa Beach.  Simple, flat fees include extra lodging, breakfast, and vehicle rental fees.

Rest Day - Hacienda Primavera

Hacienda Primavera Lodge Extension

Add a rest day at the Hacienda Primavera Lodge

Simple, flat fee includes an extra day of lodging and vehicle rental.

Rest Day - Kashama Lodge

Kashama Lodge Extension

Add an additional day, staying at the Kashama Lodge and Spa

Simple, flat fee includes an extra day of lodging and vehicle rental.

Galapagos Cruise

Galapagos Cruise

We work with the the longest-running cruise operator in the Galapagos and offer our tour customers special reduced pricing on permium tours in the Galapagos of 4,5 and 8 day cruises.

Please let us know if you would like more info

Extra Riding Day Day + Night at Canoa Suites

Canoa Suites

Add an extra riding day down the coast and stay in the town of Canoa

Simple, flat fee includes an extra day of lodging and vehicle rental.

Shamanic Cleansing

Shamanic Cleansing Ceremony

Add a shamanic cleansing ceremony by the Tsachila Tribe at the Kashama Lodge to purify you and remove bad spirits Flat Fee: $95 per person

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