The amazing Atacama. Friendship and adventure

Argentina. Salta & Jujuy

  • 22 Oct 2021 - 28 Oct 2021
The Andes Plateau. The Atacama 'puna'. Land of volcanoes and salt flats. 
Traveling through the North West is to feel the essence of Argentine soils, its colors, textures, scents and landscapes. Our senses will be stimulated to make the tour a unique and unforgettable one.

A sophisticated and ancient regional cuisine. Andean flavor and aromas. Dishes that always stand the test of time. High altitude wines. Young and talented chefs, born and raised in the highlands, who have come to rethink from a current standpoint how to enjoy good food with an emphasis on the regional traditions. An invitation to go touring restaurants on a motorcycle!

The heights, the silence, the vastness and the colours will immerse us in these magic Argentine roots. We will travel the line between past and present in one of the highest plateaus in the world, with an average height of 3,750 meters above sea level.

While the great Salinas Grandes will transport us to a unique feeling of freedom, the Yungas Forest will amaze us with the contrast of their deep and varied shades of green and the certainty that hide in the bushes, incredible animals such as tapirs, toucans, anteaters, monkeys or the magnificent jaguar will be watching for us.

Driving through ancient and narrow adobe villages, we will see, closely, half a dozen gigantic and active volcanoes.

Cafayate and Cachi, in the Calchaquí valleys. The Abra del Acay (Acay Pass) with its 5,000 meters abobe sea level. Sleeping in San Antonio de los Cobres, at 3,900 mts. A quick visit to the 'La Polvorilla' Viaduct, a masterpiece of the fifth highest railway in the world, the Train to the Clouds. The Obispo, Lipán, Sosa, and Portezuelo passes, with its thousands of turns and cliffs. The towns of 'La Quebrada de Humahuaca', inveterate witnesses of millennia of human civilization. So many turns. Good winding routes. Some gravel to test our capabilities. Adventure and friendship. All of this awaits us in the north. An unforgettable tour that never make us regret!

** COVID PANDEMIC: This tour is subject to the possibility of full internal tourism in Argentina. In case there are no flights but the starting point can be accessed by land, you will be informed in a timely manner. If it is not possible on the proposed date, it will be rescheduled.
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  • Riding time: 4-8 hs/d

Tour facts

Start end
Total distance
1100 Km
Total time
6 Days
Riding days
5 Days
Rest days
Daily kilometers
entre 220 y 280 km/d
Hotel overnights
Riding season
Spring - Summer
Cafayate, Cachi, La Poma, Abra del Acay, San Antonio de los Cobres, Purmamarca, Salta, Selva de Yungas. Tren de las Nubes. Salinas Grandes. Lipán & Obispo Passes. Quebrada de las Conchas. Quebrada de las Flechas. Valles Calchaquíes. Quebrada de Humahuaca. Tilcara.
First class accommodation, luxury farm stays, lodges and boutique inns. Restaurants specialised in local and traditional cuisine. Astounding breaks and snacks every two hours.  


  • Certified ITA-BMW Tourguide in a motorcycle (multilingual)
  • Transportation of your rented or own motorcycle to the starting point and to Buenos Aires at the end
  • Airport pickup on the first day of the tour
  • Overnight accommodations as mention in the details
  • All the evening meals as mention in the details 
  • Complete buffet breakfast every morning
  • Tickets and entrance fees to all visiting places (national parks, passes, hot spots)
  • Snacks and hydration stops during the riding day
  • Support vehicle, with first aid and tools & spare parts which will carry your luggage, any oversized purchases you make; or even a passenger or two
  • Informative package with accurate maps, tracks and routes for GPS device or smartphone
  • Tour Souvenirs

Not included:

  • Air ticket
  • Lunches 
  • Fuel for the bikes
  • Personal Insurance (health, luggage lost, cancellation, assist card) 
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Personal spending, tolls and tips
  • Any damage to the motorcycle
  • Any expenses not expressed as included. 


  • Base price*:
  • USD 1,850
  • Passenger price:
  • USD 1,550
  • Single room suplement:
  • USD 360
* Sharing a double room

Bike Upgrade:

  • +USD 0
  • BMW F700GS
  • +USD 750
  • BMW F800GS ADV.
  • +USD 850
  • BMW R1200GS
  • +USD 1,000
  • BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE 2018
  • +USD 1,100

Additional info:

  • If the tour suspends due to pandemic restrictions, all the payments will be reimbursed at 100%. 
  • If the tour is confirmed (45 days before starting date), the cancellation and refund policy is the standard (see table) 
  • Reservation 20% to grant a place. The balance can be paid up to 60 days before starting date. 
  • The costs of the tours do not include taxes (VAT 21%) nor fees. 
  • All the payments can be done at the exchange rate of the payment day. (this issue can have certain restrictions). 

  • All the rental motorcycles include in the fees, a mandatory third party insurance and a full coverage against theft, fire or total damage & destruction. 
  • Does not include insurance on any partial damage. This should be paid for the rider and guaranteed by a Credit Card. 
  • All motorcycles are rented with a full tank and must be returned with a full tank or a US$ 50 penalty charge will apply.
  • The Rider, as the renter, is fully responsible for all road tolls and any fines or other consequences of the violation of traffic regulations, parking orders or prohibitions, or any other laws or regulations, during the rental. In the event that R40Moto is required to pay such tolls, fines, fees or associated costs, you agree that R40Moto may charge you the amount of any such fine, plus a reasonable surcharge for handling these matters.
  • All the riders must have a valid full Driver's Licence to drive big motorcycles. 
  • Personal documents, as Passport, visas, ID, Driver's Licence are a full responsability of the rider.
  • Places in our tours are subject to availability at the moment of making the reservation payment. 
  • All the tours have limited places.  

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