2-Day Coastal Colombia Motorcycle Tour

Cruise up and down the hills of Palomino and spend the night on the banks of the Buritaca River
Bogota, Colombia
2 Days
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
9am - 5pm
English / Spanish
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Santa Marta to Palomino then back to Santa Marta
What's Included

  • Honda XR150 dual sport (Honda CB110 on Coastal Tour)
  • Helmet and riding gloves 
  • Gasoline
  • English/Spanish speaking guides
  • 1 night of hostel accommodation
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Medical insurance
  • All meals 
What's excluded

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

Explore the beautiful coast of Colombia by motorbike on this 2-day tour from Santa Marta. Whether you're new to motorcycling or you are an experienced rider, you will be right at home on this guided tour, which includes free lessons for anyone who needs them. 


This tour offers something for everybody, from river tubing to hiking and everything in between. If you're ready to experience Palomino, Colombia by bike, this tour is a great place to start.


Day 1

Your tour will depart from Santa Manta at 9 am. From there, head towards Palomino, cruising along the waterfront and up and down the area's rolling hills. You will stop for a lunch of woodfired pizza at Prima Luna restaurant and then get to try river tubing (plus all-you-can-drink alcohol!) at Buritaca.


You will ride for approximately 3 hours in total this day, then spend the night at El Rio hostel, which was voted Colombia's best hostel in 2018.


Day 2

Wake up enjoy breakfast, then begin your offroad ride towards the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida). You will visit Quebrada Valencia waterfall where you can try cliff-jumping (if you dare) and then follow it up with lunch at the Journey Hostel in Tayrona. After lunch, take a jungle hike to a secret beach inside Tayrona National Park.


You will ride for approximately 4 hours in total today. Then, return to Santa Marta around 5 pm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The supplier has medical insurance that covers your medical expenses in any motorcycle-related injury.

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Beginner: Zero motorcycle experience required. Lessons are compulsory for first-time riders and included for free in the tour price, or you may ride an automatic scooter.

Intermediate: Comfortable riding a motorcycle on sealed roads, in moderate-heavy traffic, on mildly uneven/ unsealed roads, and up to 4-5 hours per day. You may require minor assistance in some harder off-road sections.

Advanced: Extensive riding experience (including a minimum 1 year off-road). You are comfortable riding on almost any terrain in any weather conditions for up to 6 hours per day.

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Santa Marta: The meeting point is a short 5,000 COP taxi away, at Carrera 21 #20 -36 in Bario Jardin (Drop Bear Hostel).

Cartagena: Your best bet for transportation to and from Cartagena is with Marsol or Berlinas. Both have comfortable shuttle vans, and Marsol even offers door to door service. Usually, the journey takes about 4 hours.

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The meeting point is conveniently located at Drop Bear Hostel, which offers dorm beds as well as private rooms at competitive rates.

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In Colombia, you do not need an international driver's license when you are in the country on a tourist visa. Bikes 124cc and below do not require a motorcycle endorsement.

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Absolutely! The supplier has a secure luggage area inside the hostel

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Driver's license is required for all motorcycle drivers.
  • Due to insurance and security reasons, motorcycles cannot leave Colombia.


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