South America 2019-202x
unknown length - solo travel - Suzuki DR650

Information on the Journey

Here is the second part of my motorbike journey in the Americas.

This trip is a great journey exploring the Americas. Even though it's really only one trip, I split it in three parts on this site in order to lighten each section.

Quebec to Panama 2017-2019 USA, Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica (a tiny region), Panama.
South America 2019-202x all the countries in the continent, except Venezuela, unless the political turmoil comes to an end.
Panama to Quebec Panama (the mountains), Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Baja California in Mexico, ???)

Some data

Travelling solo

Regions visited: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname
When? From May 14, 2019. The stop in Québec, starting in January 2020, has become a forced break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Colombia 10 days
Ecuador 2 months 26 days
Peru 2 months 6 days
Chile 1 month 2 days
Bolivia 10 days
Chile 1 month 3 days
Argentina 3 days
At home 1 year 8 months 11 days
Travel Time: 8 months
Not travelling: 1 year 8 months 11 days
Total: 2 years 4 months 8 days

Technical Data

Travellers with a Canadian passport. TIP = Temporary Import Permit.

Ecuador (May 2019)

VISA 3 months, at the border, free.
VEHICULE TIP at the border, 3 months, free.
CURRENCY US Dollar - $US 1 = 1.34 CAD
INSURANCE Not necessary.
PETROL $US 0.74-0.84 / litre (92 octane) - Diesel is around $US 0.30-0.40 /litre.