Compass Expeditions will return to South America in 2016 for their biggest ride – a 128-day circumnavigation of the continent.
“It doesn’t get any bigger than this” says Jerry Cook, co-founder of Compass Expeditions.
That’s not quite right. The longest planned tour in the world is the 2016 World Moto Rally which is four days longer and starts and finishes in London.
However, the Compass Expeditions South America 360 Expedition may be the most expensive at $US34,990 ($45,360) for the rider and $US25,990 ($33,700) for the pillion (plus bike rental from $120 a day), compared with the World Moto Rally which is about $30,000.
The Compass tour was first held in 2013 and will return next year “after numerous requests from past and future clients” says Jerry.
The tour starts on February 21 and finishes on June 27 in Santiago, Chile, travels south to the southernmost city in the world of Ushuaia before the long trek north up into and beyond the Amazon Basin.
It then turns west to Colombia and travels along the spine of the Andes south to return to Santiago.
Compass Expeditions also operates the epic London-to-Magadan: Road of Bones expedition over 105 days. It is now the subject of the Beyond Siberia 2 x 1-hour documentary that was recently launched at Cannes.
The documentary, narrated by Charley Boorman will be shown on several poay TV networks and eventually be available for DVD release.
Their newest expedition is the 80 day Cairo to Cape town Expedition in September which has sold out.
All Compass Expeditions tours are operated solely by the company using their own support vehicles and staff.
For more information on the South America 360 expedition visit their website: http://www.compassexpeditions.com/tour/major-expeditions/south-america-360-degrees/