Chile & Argentina: A motorcycle tour through some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery
This superb motorcycle tour is a will take you among snow capped glaciated volcanoes that tower over verdant hills and pristine lakes. We stay in superbly located lakeside accommodation and enjoy a traditional Argentine Asado. This motorbike adventure shall take in some of Chile and Argentina’s finest scenery as we enjoy ancient forests, emerald-deep blue lakes and superb mountain scenery on this wonderful nine-day motorbike tour of the Chilean Lakes district and Argentina’s epic seven Lakes ride.
Dates & Prices
4th January 2019 to 14th January 2019
Tour Code: SLE/050119
|Rider / F700 GS||US$4790||: 4 BIKES|
|Rider / F800 GS||US$5105||: FULL|
|Rider / Tiger Xc||US$5105||: 1 BIKES|
|Rider / R1200 GS||US$5285||: 1 BIKE|
|Pillion / Support Vehicle Passenger||US$2990||: 4 PLACES|
At a Glance
- Stunning town of Pucon
- Lago Todos los Santos
- Parque Nacional Puyehue
- Chiloe Island
- Germanic lakeside village of Frutillar
- Swiss town of Bariloche
- Scenic Seven Lakes ride
- Airport Transfers
- Flight Santiago – Temuco & Temuco – Santiago
- Motorcycle rental as per your selection.
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- 9 nights accommodation in excellent small hotels
- 1 bonus night accommodation
- 10 breakfasts
- 7 Lunches
- 4 Dinners
- Services of ride leader and support vehicle driver
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Access to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Compass Expeditions polo shirt
- Entrances to all National Parks as mentioned on itinerary
- International flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal items
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
If you require a lower bike option we have a lowered suspension or lowered seat BMW F700 GS available: Free of charge
All accommodation is twin or double share, if you would like a single room there will be a single supplement: US$ 500.00
(Please note, you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip).
Our motorcycles are insured and have a damage excess of US$ 4000, you can reduce the excess by taking advantage of our Excess Reduction Policy: US$ 25 per day
Joining Day: Your Santiago airport transfer will take you directly to our joining hotel, ready for an early start tomorrow. Today you will meet your crew for your tour briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 1: After a short flight to from Santiago to Temuco we shall transfer to our hotel in Pucon. Today we shall get acquainted with our bikes before going on an afternoon ride around the Chilean Lakes District.
Day 2: We have some time to further explore the Chilean Lakes District before riding to one of Chile's most magnificent cities, Valdivia set on the confluence of the Rio Calle Calle and Rio Cruces.
Day 3: Today we ride south into the stunning southern lakes region of Chile and overnight at Pertohue.
Day 4: Continuing south we shall ride into Patagonia and overnight at Ancud.
Day 5: Returning north we ride onto Frutillar, a wonderfully preserved 18th century village that has a strong Germanic history and onto our overnight stay at the tiny village of Entre Lagos, on the shores of Lago Puyehue.
Day 6: Today is yet another spectacular ride as we cross into Argentina via the lofty Paso Puyehue. We will finish the day in San Carlos de Bariloche, an absolutely stunning town know for its Swiss architecture, Saint Bernard dogs and chocolates.
Day 7: A free day for you to explore San Carlos de Bariloche.
Day 8: Today shall see us ride the world famous Seven Lakes ride, returning us to Pucon.
Day 9: Your included flight will return you to Santiago.
Departure Day: Spend some time in Santiago or fly home, the choice is yours.
- 10 nights of accommodation.
- Our accommodations range from small family run hotels through to 4 star hotels.
- A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
- All accommodation is on a twin share basis. If you are traveling alone we will pair you up with another solo traveler. However, if you prefer single accommodation a single supplement is available: US$ 500.00 (please note that you may be required to share a bathroom at least once on this trip)
- On every day of the tour we include breakfast: 10 Breakfasts
- On mentioned ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen: 7 Lunches
- We include mentioned dinners in reliable restaurants we have used many times before: 4 Dinners
- You will need to be in Santiago one day prior to start of expedition, for your joining day (a bonus nights accommodation included).
- All riders must have a valid motorcycle license and at least two years riding experience.
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.
Triumph Tiger 800XC
TRIP EXTENSIONS – SOUTH AMERICA
It may be hard for a rider to believe, but there are wonderful places to see and experience around South America that we are not able to visit by motorcycle.
Have no fear with our many years of touring experience we are able to offer great destinations and tours to extend your stay either before your Compass Expeditions tour or after.
Simply let us know if you are interested in extending your trip when you book. Then give us an idea of the time you have and type of destination you prefer and we can suggest an itinerary, book tours with our trusted partners and organise additional transfers and accommodation for your entire South American experience.
Perhaps you would like to spend a few days before or after your tour getting to know the city, acclimatise to altitude or get over your jetlag? We are able to book accommodation for you in our tour hotels, where you will be staying for the joining and departing nights, avoiding the inconvenience of changing hotel
Our Patagonia Explorer Motorcycle tour takes you right to the Southern most tip of South America, any further south and you are in Antarctica. Antarctic cruises run from November to March and often take in South Georgia and the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). There are many itineraries and ships to choose from including expedition style and luxury options.
|Galapagos and Easter Island Cruises
Remote and wonderfully intriguing for different reasons, both of these destinations have plenty to offer the curious and adventurous traveller. It is the amazing diversity of the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands that captivated Charles Darwin and inspired his “Origin Of The Species”. With world class diving and island excursions you will see the likes of the Galapagos tortoise, sea lions, amphibious iguanas and many bird species that are unique to this chain of islands.
|Easter Island is fascinating for other reasons. It is the massive stone figures and puzzling human history of this remote place that are an irresistible attraction for traveler.|
|Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
High in the Peruvian Andes lies the lost city of the Incas. Machu Picchu is referred to as the 7th wonder of the world and with good reason. There is much speculation over the origins and demise of this impressive abandoned citadel, but the mysteries will have to wait as you witness the sunrise over this hauntingly beautiful and spectacular scene. Machu Picchu can only be visited on an organised tour either by train from nearby Aguas Callentes or by hiking the equally spectacular and strenuous Inca Trail over four days.
|Amazon Jungle Excursion
Iquitos, deep in the Peruvian jungle is the starting point for exploring the rainforest of the Amazon River.
Soak up the atmosphere of river life; it’s people and the wildlife. Biologically speaking. You are in one of the most rich and diverse regions on the planet. A multitude of birdlife aquatic and jungle animals still abound in this remote area and our local guides will have pleasure showing you all there is to see and introducing you to the local people and their customs.
|Rio De Janeiro
The vibrant and lively city of Rio de Janeiro has a lot to offer and we can help you experience it all. Our Rio City Tour showcases all of the highlights and unique sites of the city from the beaches to Christ The Redeemer high on the peak overlooking the city.
The Favela tour will show you the colourful and notorious hillside suburbs of Rio, but don’t worry you are with a local.
We also offer an amazing Rio Carnival package that will have you partying Brazilian style.
Rio De Janeiro Favela Tour The vibrant and lively city of Rio de Janeiro has a lot to offer and we can help you experience it all.
Our Favela tour will show you the colourful and notorious hillside suburbs of Rio, but don’t worry you are with a local.
|Ride The Death Road
The Death Road in Bolivia is one of our most popular tour options. What biker could resist riding a Suzuki DR650 or Honda XR400 from La Paz at over 4,000 meters above sea level down to the jungle town of Coroico at 1,700 meters.
The views from The Death Road are spectacular and this is a ride that you will never forget.
|Rio De Janeiro Favela Tour
The vibrant and lively city of Rio de Janeiro has a lot to offer and we can help you experience it all.
Our Favela tour will show you the colourful and notorious hillside suburbs of Rio, but don’t worry you are with a local.
|La Sebastiana Apartment Hotel is located in the heart of the exclusive district El Golf, San Sebastian 2727. This famous area invites you to discover and enjoy the city, surrounded by excellent restaurants, beautiful parks and squares, aromatic coffees, design stores just two blocks from the main Chile’s shopping center Costanera Center, nearby Tobalaba Subway Station.
In La Sebastiana Suites we want to combine a quality service with a warmth and trendy design. Regardless the reason for you trip, business or tourism, La Sebastiana Suites offers you a privileged location, a great infrastructure made it to your satisfaction, and a special attention to make of your stay an unforgettable experience.
La Sebastiana Apartment Hotel is our joining or final night hotel for all of our tours that start or conclude in Santiago Chile.
|Welcome to El Conquistador Hotel, we offer to our guests, a resting space, located in Retiro, Buenos Aires downtown, excellent service quality, very convenient for pleasure and business travel.
The Conquistador is our tour hotel for all of our tours that begin, conclude or pass through Buenos Aires.
TOUR AND EXPEDITION TRAVEL INSURANCE
|At Compass Expeditions we work hard to make sure that your motorcycle tour runs smoothly and safely. Your welfare is of primary concern to us and we know that we cannot control every situation on the road or while you are traveling.
Accidents happen, luggage is lost and tour or flight cancellations can occur, so it is our policy that all participants of Compass Expeditions tours have an appropriate level of travel insurance to cover the unforeseen. This is not only compulsory when joining a Compass Expeditions motorcycle tour, but it makes sense.
|We have sourced a number of companies that will provide you coverage in the event of an accident and/or other losses, depending on the policy selected and better still will give all Compass Expeditions customers a 10% discount off the advertised rates when purchasing through the our website, (this offer is not available over the phone). Compass Expeditions does not endorse, recommend or guarantee payment in the event of a claim from any of the insurers mentioned. We do know that they will offer a policy for clients riding a motorcycle OVER 250cc (including our bikes). This is a critical point to ensure when purchasing a policy. Compass Expeditions are offering this information as a service only to ensure all our clients are properly protected.|
Aussie Travel Cover:
Most amazing 9 days of my life. Chile, Argentina, fantastic, excellent tour that will be hard to top
I don’t always like riding in a group. You need great guides, fun and committed riders, great roads, and beautiful scenery. The Southern Lakes Explorer trip in Chile and Argentina had all of this. In addition, it had a bonus challenge on the last day of gravel roads with steep descents and many turns and switchbacks. It was a great trip!