Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Regional Forums > South America

South America Topics specific to South America only.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13 Jan 2011
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 7
Insurance Peru

Hi guys,
i want to cross with my bike the border to Peru via Tumbes.

Can anyone tell me where to buy there an insurance? Is it possible to buy it directly at the border. How much does it costs (for e.g. 2 months)? I don't want to drive without one ... it's just because of that get into trouble with corrupt cops ...

thanks for your help
Reply With Quote
Old 20 Jan 2011
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK
Posts: 39
I just crossed into Peru from Bolivia a couple of days ago. One of the border formalities was registering with the police. The guy there asked if I had insurance, to which I honestly replied "no, can I buy some here (at the border)?". The answer was no, but he just said that I should drive carefully and get some in the next town I got to, then asked for a US$2 "contribution".

The next town was Puno, where I bought some at the insurance office at Jr Deusta 299; echico@ec-red.com; (051) 366799.

In theory I wasn't supposed to be able to buy insurance for less than a year which was pricey at 600 Soles ($200 US) but I said that I'd only be in Peru for a couple of months and the girl in the office brought the price down to 270 Soles ($90 US). Because it was slightly unusual I had to come back in a couple of days to collect the certificate.

In the event, when I got the certificate it's valid for the full year anyway...
Reply With Quote
Old 13 Jan 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 41
you can get a insurance for 1 to 12 months. Just bought one at La Positiva (covers nationally). They sell them in a lot of places for a whole year (not at the border). To get for shorter then a year you have to go to some bigger place. The prices of the insurance vary per region. Lima is the most expensive at 550 soles/year. There was also a region for only 150 soles/year.

To get for a month is about 35 to 50 USD. For two months is a bit more. For about three months or more you better can buy for the whole year.

The police knows it is difficult to get a SOAT, so don´t drive to long without it. Just go to the first town and ask around.

We entered Peru at the north and in Jaen we bought the insurance (137 soles for 1 month). Now we are in Cusco and got a second month (peru was a bit bigger & slower then expected) for only 8 USD (because we already payed a lot for the first month, normally here is 35USD).
Reply With Quote
Old 22 Jan 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Coombs, BC, Canada
Posts: 22
Insurance near Tumbes

I crossed at the PamAm crossing a few days ago. It is actually slightly north of Tumbes. Insurance is set up at the border right beside the Peru vehicle customs and you have to buy it before you get your permit. Cheap, maybe 30 bucks for a month (the first time for me, but they told me I could extend per the other note above.
Reply With Quote
Old 11 Feb 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: kuala lumpur, Malaysia
Posts: 90
I crossed Ecuador into Peru at Huaquillas, ECU/ Zarumilla, Peru on 2nd Feb 2012. At the Peru side, the Immigration, Custom (Aduana) set side by side in a temporary container offices. The new blue building isn't quite complete yet but some works underway still (wiring, fixing lights etc). After stamp in my passport, I get the temporary import permit for the bike and the official man asked me to buy insurance at the counter just outside the office. It is obligatory to get one (The SUNAT). It cost me USD 35 for a month.

Safe ride
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driving insurance Andean countries Peru, Ecuador, Colombia Cruz South America 26 1 Jan 2014 11:40
Green card insurance in Europe with comprehensive UK insurance Lagan Trip Paperwork 15 1 Oct 2009 21:25
3rd party insurance: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile CaptainJackSparrow Trip Paperwork 1 6 May 2009 20:06
Insurance Peru, urgent PeerG South America 3 8 Oct 2008 13:27
Dinged on insurance in Peru quastdog Trip Paperwork 2 5 Jun 2007 20:20


Grant & Susan's Europe Ride 2014.

Renedian Adventures

HU DVD Summer Special!

The weather has finally turned, so Gear Up for your motorcycle travel adventure! Take 30% off the Achievable Dream - Gear Up! 2-DVD set until June 30 only. Gear Up! for your motorcycle travel adventure! Get all the info you need to hit the road!

Which bike, how to prepare it, what else to take, how to pack it all in! 6 hours!

"It's another great job, informative and entertaining."

"It's really professional and full of useful information, a must for any traveler."

Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to use Coupon Code 'GEARUP' on your order when you checkout.

What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders

contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!

What turns you on to motorcycle travel?

Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!

New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.

Books & DVDs


All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.

Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:28.