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Inca Royal Roads Self-Guided Tour

10 DAYS
FROM $2,100

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99% PAVED

<1% unpaved

Optional Dirt Routes for 25% dirt on request.

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
  • Tour Duration:: 10 Days / 9 nights
  • Time Needed: 11-12 days vacation
  • Riding Days: 9
  • Rest Days: 1 in Cuenca
  • Total Distance: approximately 1930 km / 1200 miles
  • Elevation: from 1000 feet to 14,500 feet  (300 meters to 4.500 meters)
  • Route: 97% asphalt road / 3% dirt or cobblestone roads
  • Premium Lodging: Unique luxury hacienda and boutique hotel accommodations for most nights
  • Road Book with daily maps and guides to genuine points of interest each day
  • Support: 24- Hour Telephone and Roadside Assistance with satellite tracking via provided pre-paid cell phone

The Inca reigned over South America before the arrival of the Spanish and were some of the best road builders in history. On this exhilarating tour, you'll follow in the footsteps of the Inca and explore many of Ecuador's national parks and wildlife areas. You'll experience Ecuador's mega-diversity of terrains, climates, and cultures as we ride through the Amazon Jungle and various altitudes of the Andes mountains. You will have the opportunity to visit rich cultural areas such as the famous markets in Otavalo, the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cuenca and the traditional villages of Salinas de Guaranda and Alausi.

You’ll have a map and GPS with pre-programmed routes for each day, a prepaid hotel to aim for each night, and all the time in the world to get there.  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 won't waste your time on boring roads or searching for a hotel each night. You can concentrate fully on enjoying this fantastic experience.

Above all, this tour includes some of the best motorcycle roads in South America. You'll tackle the twisties around active volcanoes, ride the altiplanos at 14,500 feet, carve through deep river canyons and go deep into the Amazon jungle. 

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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$2,300

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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$2,500

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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$2,500

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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$2,100

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,700

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

$2,700

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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$2,700

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

$3,000

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

$3,000

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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$3,300

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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$3,100

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*

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$3,200

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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$3,200

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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$3,300

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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 Jimny 4x4

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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,600

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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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$3,600

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.

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.

$950

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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

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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.  Taxis are inexpensive, plentiful and safe from the airport - there is never a wait.

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 stop in our shop to finalize the paperwork for an easier departure on Day 1.  A great way to see the city is with one of our self-guided scooter tours of the city.

Day 1

Quito - Otavalo

Distance: 94 miles / 151 km
Included Meals: Dinner
Activities: Inti-ñan Equator Museum, Mojanda Lake, Otavalo Market, Evening Music performance
Accommodations: Hacienda Pinsaqui

Day 1

Day 2

Otavalo - Cotococha Amazon Lodge

Distance:  306 km | 190 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Activities: Plaza de los Pochos, Paramo de Papallacta, Puerto Misahualli, Saddlemaker, Embroiderers
Accommodations: Cotococha Amazon Lodge

Day 3

Cotococha Amazon Lodge - Baños

Distance: 141 km / 88 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast
Included Activities: Canoe Expedition, Tubing in the Napo River, Waterfall Swim
Activities: Ruta de las Cascadas, Paillon Del Diablo, Zip line, hot springs

Accommodations: Posada Del Arte Hotel

Day 3

Day 4

Baños - Alausi

Distance: 179 km / 111 miles
Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Morning in Baños, Riobamba Market, Guamote Market, Palmira Desert
Accommodations: Hosteria La Quinta

Day 5

Alausi - Cuenca

Distance: 189 km / 117 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast
Included Activities: Train Ride on the Nariz del Diablo, Condor Museum
Activities: Ingapirca Solar Temple Ruins, Walking Tour of Cuenca

Accommodations: Hotel Victoria

Day 5

Day 6

Rest Day in Cuenca

Distance: Motorcycle available to explore on your own
Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Many activities are available such as museums, hot springs, horseback riding, city tours, archeological sites, shopping and nightlife
Accommodations: Hotel Victoria

Day 7

Cuenca - Macas

Distance: 247 km / 154 miles
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Activities: Guitar Makers, Silversmith, Macas
Accommodations: Arrayanes y Piedra Lodge

Day 7

Day 8

Macas - Salinas de Guaranda

Distance: 256 km | 159 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast
Activities: Sangay National Park, Lagunas Atillo, Wool Mill, Soccer Ball Maker, Cheese Maker, Chocolate Maker
Accommodations: El Refugio

Day 9

Salinas - Chugchilan

Distance:  238 km | 148 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Activities:  Kunuyacu Hot Springs, Ambato, Pujilli Market, Tribal Mask Maker, Tigua Art Gallery, Quilota Crater Lake
Accommodations: Mama Hilda

Day 9

Day 10

Chugchilan - Quito

Distance:  160 km | 100 miles
Included Meals: Breakfast

Activities: Furniture Maker, Capulin Cherry Winery

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 honor bar.

Return to Quito

Tour Highlights

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Otavalo

Elevation Profile - Day 1

Twisty road to Perucho from Quito with two motorcyclists
Day 1
Quito- Inti'ñan - San José de Minas - Laguna de Mojanda - Otavalo - Cotacachi
Distance Covered: 116 miles / 186 km

 

intinan museum 001On the morning of your departure for the tour, you'll be outfitted with a motorcycle of your choice and given a thoughtful presentation that will answer all your questions about local customs, rules of the road, and how to operate your pre-programmed GPS. We'll also provide you with a detailed 'roadbook' detailing where you're going every day. Your emergency kit includes everything from a prepaid cell phone (in case something happens) to first aid kits and tools.default

The first day's ride is intended to give you a sampling of what different types of roads await you during this journey; some are even ancient Incan cobblestone roads which are extremely uneven but this shouldn't scare or challenge you. If you prefer a 100% paved route, just let us know!

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Your first stop will be in the middle of the world, right on the Equator. Meaning path of the sun in Quechua - one of many indigenous languages spoken within Ecuador - Inti-ñan Museum has been home to tribes and civilizations alike since before recorded history. A space that these early people used to worship for millennia; it seems only fitting then that you would start your journey there. Learn about how they came to understand this spot being at the center of the planet centuries before any modern geographies or GPS systems existed. Do an experiment demonstrating the Coriolis effects caused by earth's rotation when playing with gravity yourself and exploring other interactive exhibits as well. For those interested in learning about the local culture, take a peek inside some traditional homes. After catching up on everything from culture to education, you'll head out to see even more stunning sights across this vibrant country.

otavalo market spices ecuador motorcycle adventure tourAfter visiting the Inti-ñan museum, you will officially be riding in the Northern Hemisphere. Pass through a desert canyon which will lead you to an even deeper canyon before you exit it and enter rolling fields of vegetables, roses, and dairy cattle. You can stop for lunch at the quaint village of San José de Minas, whose streets are lined with beautiful stone churches and a well-manicured central park.  This sudden change from desert to verdant farmland will be your first taste of the remarkable diversity that awaits you on this journey!riding to lake mojanda at sunset

From San José de Minas, climb in altitude on back roads giving grand vistas of the serene farmlands and forests below. You will experience great aromas as you pass rose plantations and ride through eucalyptus and pine forests.

A sense of euphoria will take hold as you ride up to over 12,200 feet and view the magnificent Mojanda Lake set amidst the Fuya-Fuya volcano, which is said to protect this water body from harm. The grandeur only gets grander as you make your way through Otavalo—famous for its sprawling indigenous market. Today's journey ends with a taste of local cuisine and music at Hacienda Pinsaqui —one of Ecuador's oldest haciendas and notable as the site where the Pinsaqui Treaty was signed, bringing lasting peace between Colombia. Simon Bolivar made many visits here throughout his lifetime; a three-course dinner is included.

 

Day 2 - Puerto Misahualli
Day 3 - Baños
Day 4 - Alausi
Day 5 - Cuenca
Day 6 - Rest Day in Cuenca
Day 7 - Macas
Day 8 - Salinas de Guaranda
Day 9 - Chugchilan
Day 10 - Quito

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What to Expect

This self-guided adventure will start in our offices located in the fashionable Carolina neighborhood of Quito.  Prior to your departure, we will give you a detailed and thoughtful presentation on Ecuadorian rules of the road, customs, and courtesies. We will instruct you on how to operate your pre-programmed GPS navigation unit and given a packet that includes your prepaid hotel vouchers, daily map sheets with points of interest, descriptions of local highlights, 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 you with 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-ready motorcycle (or 4x4) of your choice, which is fitted with a waterproof luggage system, a first aid kit, a tankbag if you want one, spare innertubes (or tire repair kit) and a set of tools. You will also have a prepaid cell phone to call us for support at any time during your trip.  We will carefully review the bike using our multi-point checklist to ensure that everything is in perfect working order before your departure and that you know what to do in case of an emergency or breakdown.

The route you will follow over the next ten days is based on several years of experience and of riding these routes many times on our guided tour version.  The route consists of paved backroads that avoid traffic as much as possible.  There are several stops available, which are marked on the GPS unit and the daily route sheets.  Upon request, Ecuador Freedom can provide you with route options containing some off-the-beaten-track unpaved, natural dirt roads.  

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 very 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, need roadside assistance, or help in any way.

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 1200 feet in the Amazon basin  (where temperatures can be around 80 degrees Fahrenheit) to 14,500 feet (where temperatures can be in the 30's 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 carefully selected, ideally-located, non-touristy, comfortable accommodations. 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.  You should know how to make general motorcycle repairs and maintenance and to be able to change an innertube (click for a video tutorial).  Before you travel, we recommend that you familiarize yourself in advance with these recommended guidebooks and maps.

Accommodations

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

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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$2,300

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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$2,500

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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$2,500

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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$2,100

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Suzuki DR650*

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LOW SEAT: 33.2 inches

REGULAR: 34.8 inches

$2,700

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

$2,700

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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$2,700

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

$3,000

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

$3,000

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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$3,300

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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$3,100

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 self-guided and guided motorcycle tours.

Husqvarna 701 Enduro*

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$3,200

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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$3,200

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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$3,300

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,400

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 Jimny 4x4

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$3,300

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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$3,400

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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$3,600

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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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$3,600

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.

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.

$950

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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, which 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, any issues, cancellations or delays with flight departures, etc. 

Medical and security emergencies happen; when they do, we rely on Global Rescue, the world’s leading membership organization providing integrated medical, security, travel risk, and crisis response services to travelers worldwide. Memberships start at $129

Global Rescue has created the industry’s most complete travel insurance that was built with the outdoorsman in mind. With minimal exclusions, the IMG Signature Travel Insurance is the perfect add-on to your Global Rescue membership.

To find out more information please visit our landing page at: https://partner.globalrescue.com/freedombikerental

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), with PayPal, or with a credit card.  We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, 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 - $2500, depending on the vehicle selected.

What's Included
  • Unlimited Mileage Motorcycle Rental 
  • All Highway Tolls (with electronic toll payment system) 
  • GPS Navigation System with programmed routes for each day
  • Back-office tracking and monitoring
  • Road Book with daily maps and guide to points of interest
  • Detailed pre-ride briefing
  • Preparation lists, information, and videos
  • Prepaid cell phone with 24-hour support
  • Saddlebags or hard luggage system
  • Tank bag
  • Single occupancy hotel rooms standard
  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • 25% discount on high-quality riding gear from Klim
  • Souvenir T-Shirt
  • Souvenir decal
  • Luggage storage and locker usage
  • Train ride on Devil's Nose Train in Alausi
  • Canoe excursion with a native guide in the Amazon basin 
  • VIP access to the Freedom Riders' Lounge™ with a hot shower, jacuzzi, and honor bar.
What's Not Included

Available Extensions

Add additional rest days to your trip to relax and explore the area on your own.  Simple, flat fees include extra lodging, breakfast and vehicle rental fees.

Rest Day - Termas de Papallacta

Termas de Papallacta

Add an additional day, staying in a private cabin with hot springs at the Termas de Papallacta Lodge.

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

Rest Day - Posada del Arte, Baños

Posade del Arte, Baños

Add an extra rest day to enjoy all that Baños has to offerr!

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

Rest Day - Hotel Victoria, Cuenca

Victoria Hotel, Cuenca

Add an extra day in Cuenca to walk this beautiful city or explore the region on your own

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


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