On this motorbike tour with Motor2Travel through magical Peru you will not only learn a lot about the Inca culture but also get to know the fascinating landscapes of this country high in the Andes.
Peru offers everything in one, the tropical Amazon rainforest and the high snow-covered Andes peaks, beautiful beaches and vast desert. You can experience all of this by motorbike. Our journey begins in the colonial city of Arequipa, from where we quickly ride up into the AndesMountains. Then we head north along the coast on the Panamericana. We take a scenic flight over the mysterious Nascal Lines and sleep in a real oasis in thedesert.
Over a magnificent road with more than 1000 curves we climb up to 4800 meters to the snowy peaks of the Andes. From beautiful Cusco we visit the hidden Inca city of Machu Picchu. Finally, we take a boat trip on the highest lake in the world, Lake Titicaca.
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You arrive at the airport in Lima but immediately fly south towards Arequipa. You will be met at the airport and transferred to a hotel just outside the city center. The tour guide will give a short talk about the trip. The rest of the day is at leisure in Arequipa, a magnificent colonial city with a friendly atmosphere. Visit the central square with its largec athedral and the old women's convent, Santa Catalina. Of course you can also visit the locally famous ice mummy. In the evening you can dine on one of the many nice terraces around the central square.
Today is our first day of riding. Most of it is on awell paved road. Slowly but surely we climb through a constantly changing landscape. We ride over a pass of 4910 meters and are well above the tree line, high in the Andes. From the pass we have a view of eight volcanoes. The pass is therefore called "Mirador de los Andes" (the view over the Andes). In Chivay we turn off and ride a piece of gravel road. We ride to the Colca Canyon.On the way we will see many vicunas and we will encounter the first traditionalInca villages. The Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world and more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon. Here at ‘Cruz del Condor’. we can see the Andean Condor in flight. No guarantees! We will sleep in the non-touristy town of Cabanaconde in a nice family type hotel.
We ride on a paved road to the small town of Huambo. Here we start a spectacular 50 km long gravel road downhill to the river Majes.On the other side we meet a tarred road again. We climb to over 4,800 meters and then descend into the Majes Valley. A rare and scenic route with almost no traffic, you will love it. We stay in a basic hotel tonight because this beautiful route takes us to a non-touristy place with no much choice in accommodation.
We head back to the coast and reach a comfortable altitude: sea level! Here we ride along the Panamericana Highway, which follows the beautiful coastline northwards. Lunch will be somewhere along the road and we end up in the small town on the coast: Chala. We stay in a hotel on the beach at a stunning location.
Today a relatively short ride through the extremely dry desert to Nazca. This is the desert where the mysterious Nazca Lines arel ocated. This part of Peru shows the great climatic contrast that exists in the country. It is the driest place in the world, where it has not rained for 500 years. Nazca is world famous for its pampas with very mysterious geoglyphs, figures and lines. These lines are still a great mystery and predate the Inca era. These lines are sometimes dozens of kilometers straight and others are in the form of huge animal symbols. It is possible to see part of these lines from an observation tower, but given the enormous size of these lines, they are best seen from an airplane. Weather permitting, on arrival in the village of Nazca, there is the option of taking a scenic flight over the Nazca Lines in the afternoon.
From Nasca we have to conquer the mighty Andes range towards the east. In about 80 kilometers we will be at 4,000 meters and this is associated with a strong change in climate. The endless winding roads show you in a beautiful way the transition from the dry sandy desert over green valleys to the bare cold rocky mountains of the high peaks. In the village of Chalhuancayou will be a rarely seen tourist among all the local Incas.
After an early breakfast we set off and ride via Abacay and climb again to cross an enormous pass. Hundreds of hairpin bends await us. In the afternoon we arrive in the beautiful city Cusco, the capital of the Incas. The impressive Plaza des Armas is further embellished by two colonial churches and from the many balconies of the restaurants you have a magnificent view of the center. We stay 2 nights in a hotel in the city. In the evening you can visit the atmospheric restaurants and pubs.
You have the whole day to stroll through the many markets and through small alleys along the colonial buildings. It is particularly remarkable that parts of the old Inca buildings are still clearly visible. Large parts of the ancient Inca temples and palaces have been preserved and are now part of the houses and churches built by the Spanish. So we can still clearly see how unique the Inca architectural style is. The cityplan of the old center has also remained unchanged since the old Inca times.Just outside the city is the very well preserved Inca fort of Sacsayhuaman.Here the unique architectural style of the Incas can be seen at its best. Fromthis fort you have a beautiful view over Cuzco. You can reach Sacsayhuaman bytaxi. It is also possible to take a citytour with the guide in the morning. In about 2.5 hours you will see thebeautiful sights of Cuzco.
The contact with Motor2Travel was very good and reliable. The trip was beautiful, a bit adventurous and sometimes exhausting. The highlights of the trip were the landscape, country, people and driving routes. I am not only very satisfied with Geert as a tour guide he is also a great guy!
We ride from Cusco through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, here we can visit the Salinas (salt production). Before we arrive, we first have to cross a pass of 4750 meters. After that it is all downhill until we are in the dense jungle and hear the crickets around us, this is where the Amazon Rainforest begins. Lunch will be in Urubamba. In the early afternoon we reach the authentic Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you can visit a most impressive Inca fortress. This is the ONLY place where the Incas won a battle in the war against the Spanish.
Early in the morning we board the train. It travels along mountain gorges and the beginning of the Amazon River in two hours towards Aqua Calientes. This small town at the foot of the plain where Machu Picchu is located can only be reached by train through the jungle. By bus over many hairpin bends, you can reach the top in half an hour. Machu Picchu is the ancient lost Inca capital in the middle of the jungle, the most beautiful and best preserved reminder of the noble Inca culture. The Spanish never found it. It is fantastic to wander around here or learn more about the different theories of the local guides. In the afternoon we return to Ollantaytambo by train.
Today we continue our journey by motorbike. We descend from the Andes into the jungle of the Amazon lowlands via a spectacular route. Quince Mil is a typical tropical Amazon village with a completely different atmosphere than the towns in the highlands or on the Peruvian coast. We stay in a small family hotel in the jungle, with a relaxed atmosphere.
The longest riding day of the whole tour. What goes down must come up. On our way to Macusani we climb the mighty Andes once more. We will have a simple lunch at the Plaza des Armas and continue to Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. On the way we pass the 'little New Delhi' town of Juliaca, an experience on its own.
An early 'Rise & Shine' as a boat trip on LakeTiticaca, the highest lake in the world, is on the agenda. Lake Titicaca, which stretches across the border to neighboring Bolivia, lies at an altitude of about 3800 meters and covers a surface as large as a quarter of the Netherlands. Then the last day of driving lies ahead of us. The first part goes over the rather flat Altiplano. Then we ride through the low part of the Andes and through the mountains back to the 'White City' of Arequipa.
Departure from Arequipa to Lima and then on. Your transfer to the airport of Arequipa for your flight to Lima is arranged by your tour guide.
For the motorbike tour in Peru we take Honda CB 500 X cc or Kawasaki KLR 650 or similar model. Upgrade is possible for an extra charge. BMW F 700 GS: 540.00 € BMW F 750 GS: 720.00 € BMW F 800 GS: 820.00 € BMW F 850 GS: 1,140.00 € BMW R 1200 GS: 1,050.00 € BMW R 1250 GS: 1,620.00 € Honda CRF1000 Africa Twin: 1,020.00 €
Motorbike insurance is not included and can be purchased locally. Cost: 15 USD per day (x 13 days): covers damage to the motorbike (up to min. 500 USD and max. 2500 USD excess) and property damage caused to third parties. If you don't take insurance then a deposit of 2.500,- USD by credit card (Visacard only) or cash in USD/Euro is required. Personal injury caused to third parties is covered up to a maximum of 3500 USD.
Additional Damage Reduction Insurance (in short !)
Personal injury and death:
All rental motorcycles are insured according to the minimum requirements of the local authorities (SOAT). This means that the rider, his passenger AND third parties are covered for medical (!) costs.
Nevertheless, it is compulsory to obtain a health insurance with maximum coverage in Peru for the length of this tour, because you don't want to depend on the SOAT-insurance.
Damage to the rental motorcycle and third partyproperty damage:
All rental motorcycles are standard NOT INSURED for damage to the rental motorcycle AND for property damage to third parties. The Additional Damage Reduction Insurance covers this kind of damage, with an excess/deductible of max. US$ 500.00, which is also the amount of the"Security Deposit" (cash or major credit card: Visa, MasterCard, Amexor Diners Club), and your maximum risk.
For this tour the insurance premium is US$ 180.00 cash(US$ 200.00 with credit card) per motorcycle.
Without this insurance the rider/renter of the motorcycle is fully liable for all costs of damage to the rental motorcycle and third party property. In this case the "Security Deposit" is US$2,500.00 (cash or credit card), but your maximum risk is NOT LIMITED to this amount !
A helmet and a warm motorbike jacket with protection, gloves and good, sturdy motorbike trousers with protection and high (mountain)shoes/boots are compulsory. It can get very warm in the low regions, especially in spring and autumn. At the same time, it is much colder in the high mountains. A motorbike jacket with a removable lining is very suitable here. In colder parts in the mountains, you can also wear extra clothing under the jacket. Furthermore, good sunglasses and a helmet with a visor are useful as protection against the dust. The rainy season in Peru runs from December to February. We organize the trips in spring or autumn and expect little rain then. In the mountains/Amazonas, however, it is difficult to predict the weather and it is therefore advisable to have waterproof clothing with you.
Citizens from most countries in Europe and North and South America can enter Peru with a "Tarjeta Andina de Migración"(TAM). This is a tourist visa which you can get upon entering Peru. Please,check for yourself if you need a visa, or if you can enter with TAM.
Rider starting at: € 3990,-
Single room occupancy additional charge: € 550,-
Pocket money to bring with you: € 800,-*
Minimum number of riding participants: 6
Maximum number of riding participants: 12
Maximum number of pillion riders: 2
* Pocket money: This amount is an indication of how much cash you may need to take with you on this trip. It covers food, drink,souvenirs, optional excursions and fuel.
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