A sure stop in any Bolivia tour is the Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats of Uyuni.) Known as the largest in the world and famous for motorcycle riders, it stretches over 4,086 square miles, is dead flat, wide open, and a speed-lover’s dream come true. Part of this stage will definitely be staying in one of the excellent “salt hotels” in the area, given that moniker because they are exactly that: Hotels made entirely from salt blocks hand-carved from the salt flat itself.
Bolivia’s financial capital and largest city, La Paz is typically part of tours as well. Not only is it amazing to sink into that aspect of Bolivian culture, but it also serves as a departure point for those brave enough to ride “The Road of Death!” This famous stretch of road earned its name because of the unfortunate number of travelers that have fallen what can be up to 2000 feet off the edge to their demise. Don’t get too worked up about this part of the ride though. With a proper pre-ride briefing, cautious spirit, and plenty of intestinal fortitude, any rider that makes it to this point in a tour should have no problem adding this exhilarating experience to their list of adventures.
A visit to Potosi, named an UNESCO world heritage site gives the chance to enjoy the city as well as descend into one of the Zinc mines in the area for a tour of what it’s like in the daily lives of the workers. Some variations will exist around the remainder of these Bolivia tours, but the end result is sure to surprise you, produce countless riding photos and videos, and make for an experience that can truly be considered an adventure of a lifetime.
As if all of this wasn't enough, tours can also include a wide variety of what Peru has to offer, including a visit to the famous ruins of Machu Picchu! Possibly the most famous site in all of South America, you can start to imagine all of this mixed into one motorcycle adventure.
Dates: All year long (with some seasonal considerations in certain areas)
Motorcycle options: Suzuki DR 650
Pricing: From $250 to $550 USD per day (depending on which motorcycle you choose, single or double occupancy, etc.)
Weather: Plan on seeing a full range of temperatures from freezing to warm and comfortable, and depending how close your tour is to the rainy season, prepare for that as well.