PERU MOTORCYCLE TOUR
Peru On Two Wheels In 21 Days
PERU MOTORCYCLE TOUR DESTINATIONS
Lima - Pisco - Paracas - Ica - Nasca - Pampas Galeras - Puquio - Abancay - Saywite - Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu - Ocongate - Marcapata - Mazuco - Puerto Maldnoado - Macusani - Moho - Lake Tititcaca - Copabana - Isla Del Sol - Puno - Sillustani - Chivay - Colca Canyon - Cabanaconde - Huambo - Lluta - Arequipa - Lima.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO PERU
Reception at Lima airport and transfer to the selected hotel.
DAY 2: LIMA - PISCO - PARACAS
Morning interview with the guide and safety orientation regarding the gears and brakes of our motorbikes, the protective gear, and a description of the route. After packing 3 hours ride to the south of Lima through Mala, Cañete, Chincha and finally arrival to Pisco. After lunch motorcycle tour into the national reserve of Paracas, is the coastal landscape with sea fauna in this protected area and short hike inside to la “Boveda”, natural rock formation. Continue riding on the land ancient Paracas culture visit the Mirador de Lobos, huge cliff from were can observe sea lions around the beach. Late afternoon ride back to the selected hotel (B).
DAY 3: PARACAS - ICA - NASCA
Excursion to the Ballestas islands (8 - 10am) by speedboat, on this trip we appreciate the sea wildlife of this part of the pacific ocean and old and view of the candelabrum, is a figure drawing on the slope of the huge sand dune, located in front of the islands, navigate around the Ballestas islands were are hundreds of sea lions, Humboldt penguins, pelicans and many type of birds flying next to us. At 11 motorbike trip to La Huacachina Oasis, here practice of Sandboarding and Dune buggy tour on the hundreds of the sand dunes. Optional lunch at the oasis and then 2 hours ride to Nasca (600m) by the south panamericana highway, if the time permitting stop at the Maria Reiche museum and the metallic tower, from where is possible to observe three lines of the Nasca culture. Overnight at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 4: NASCA - PAMPAS GALERAS NATIONAL RESERVE - PUQUIO - ABANCAY
In the morning flight over the Nasca Lines in light plains to observe the mysterious and enigmatic line and figures drawing on the flat driest land by the ancient Nasca culture. Breakfast and after began the trip to Abancay, riding by good asphalt road, at km 8 stop at the aqueducts of Cantayoc, this irrigation channels is considerate the most development hydraulic engineering of all the Peruvian culture. The next stop is at Pampas Galeras national reserve of Vicuñas (4200m), visit the Vicuñas museum, short walk to observe the wildlife.
Riding up to Condor Senja pass (4700m), amazing view of the Andes and of Lucanas Canyon, descend into the San Juan de Lucanas valley, and then stop at Puquio to have lunch and short rest. Afternoon continue riding to Chalhuanca (2800m) passing amazing landscape, Andean valleys of full terracing, rocky canyons, and finally arrival to Abancay (2378m). Spend night at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 5: ABANCAY - CCONOC - CUSCO
Early morning breakfast and visit the national sanctuary of Ampay, this area is dedicated to protecting the forest of Intimpa, bromelias and helechos all than are type of Andean trees. After half hour riding visit the archaeological site of Saywite (2400m), places with many models on rocks, the main rock model have 2 1/2m high, also places dedicated to adoration the sun good on the Incas time. Enter to Apurimac canyon, stop at Quebrada Honda from where is possible to see all river and canyon, Apurimac canyon is located between Apurimac and Cusco and is considerate one of the deepest canyon on Peru. Continue descending will be at Cconoc, there have lunch and plenty time to enjoy the nature thermal baths surrounded by river and forest. 3pm ride to Cusco, on the way will stop at real Inca fortress, name Lima Tambo. Enter to Cusco (3400m) with nice Andean sunset on the roof of the city, and stay at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 6: FREE DAY IN CUSCO
Leisure day for personal activities, all the motorbikes will be at the mechanic for maintenance (B).
DAY 7: CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - OLLANTAYTAMBO
Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley by tourist mini bus to visit Inca sites and Andean markets of Pisaq, Calca, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo - Overnight in Ollantaytambo town (2700m), located in the heart of the sacred valley of the Incas (B - L).
DAY 8: MACHU PICCHU RUIN - THE LOST CITY OF THE INCAS
Morning pick up from the hotel and transfer to the train station to board the train to Aguas Calientes town and transfer by tourist bus up to Machu Picchu (2450m), "The Lost City of the Incas". Complete guided tour of this amazing complex located over the Urubamba River and protected with the exotic plants and the impressive natural stone walls surrounding this Inca architecture - Late afternoon back to Aguas Calientes hikes down. Stay at the selected accommodation of this town (B).
DAY 9: FREE DAY IN MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Leisure day at this place, optional guide tour to Mandor water fall (half day) or another visit to Machu Picchu and climb to Wayna Picchu Mountain, tour runs on your own. 3pm is the train to Cusco - Overnight in the selected hotel (B).
DAY 10: CUSCO - URCOS - OCONGATE - HUALLA HUALLA - MARCAPATA
‘Apu’ or spiritual mountain, and pass grazing flocks of Alpacas watched by shepherds in traditional Andean dress. Once over the pass the eastern side of the Andes fills the view. Deep glacial valleys strewn with giant boulders and remote hamlets surround us we start to descend. There are many opportunities here to take exciting off road shortcuts and further down the mountainsides are covered in steep terraces before the high scrubland gives way to cloud forest. We finish the day at Marcapata (2900m), a mysterious town cloaked in cloud by afternoon but offering spectacular views in the clear mornings. Hot springs wait to loosen your aching muscles, and a hearty meal to replenish your energy levels (B).
: In Marcapata exist only few small basic accommodations, there are not comfort of luxury accommodation like in other places mentioned in the program.
DAY 11: MARCAPATA - QUINCEMIL - MAZUCO - PUERTO MALDONADO
After an energizing breakfast in Marcapata and a quick look around the town we start our rapid descent through the cloud forest. Dramatic green mountain sides meet in the valley bottoms where streams turn into rivers and waterfalls run like ribbons down the slopes. Coffee beans can be seen drying next to the road, while early morning fresh forest smell and fantastic views make this a beautiful downhill ride. As our road winds down the cloud forest flattens out and we enter the jungle. The second half of this day is spent fording streams and riding on more of an even road. Giant ferns and cliffs hug the roadside and hundreds of butterflies flutter around you. We will pass the jungle town of Quincemil (755m), a small gold mining community. Continue follow on the left bank of the river out of town and spend the time on the uphill and short downhill sections. The road is fairly smooth offering some lovely descents and some interesting stream and small river crossings which is a lovely way to cool off in the heat of the day! We pass through several small jungle villages including San Lorenzo and Inambari, constructed out of wood and raised off the ground to avoid the flooding in the rainy season. Though we obviously cannot promise wildlife the sorts of animals that can be seen include Squirrel monkeys, Macaws, Wild boar, Orapendulas, Parrots, snakes and Vultures. Toward the end of the day the road flattens out and we finish at Puerto Maldonado (185m), stay at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 12: JUNGLE TOUR - TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE - BOAT TRIP - CLOUD OF BUTTERFLIES
Morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco to the airport and 40 min flight. After arrival in Puerto Maldonado, welcoming and take a brief tour of the village, before boarding a motorized canoe. During the trip you may see Caimans, clouds of Butterflies, river Turtles and other jungle life. After traveling 3 hours down river, arrive at the lodge located in the Tambopata Wildlife Reserve. You are now deep inside the pristine rain forest. Once settled and after a brief rest, take a short walk to a nearby small lagoon, returning in time to observe the fantastic sunset at "Sunset Point". Once back at the lodge, board a canoe for a short night trip to spot caimans on the riverbanks. After dinner at the lodge, the resident naturalists will brief you on the Amazon (B-L-D).
DAY 13: TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE - MACAWS CLAY LICK - WILDLIFE WATCHING TOUR
&Sonene national reserve, just in time to see the amazing sunrise, also to see many types of wildlife watching like Deer, Capibaras, Tapir in the deep rainforest. After short trip we will be in the best location to appreciate hundreds of Parakeests, Parrots and Macaws clay, around the springs enjoying their daily diet of salts on the banks of the river. Short hike looking for monkeys. Return to the lodge to have our breakfast, plenty of time to rest.
After lunch will enter walking to observe wildlife, like peccaries, deer, and others, with the possibility to hear or see the tracks of them, or discovering a troop of monkeys traveling through the forest in search of food. Time permitting, we will be able to enjoy a relaxing swim in the cascade of the cat. After dinner relax in our lodge surrounded by exotic nocturnal jungle sounds (B-L-D).
DAY 14: TAMBOPATA NATIONAL RESERVE - PUERTO MALDONADO
Early morning breakfast before leaving from the lodge and leisure day in Puerto Maldonado. Afternoon is free for personal activities. Stay at the selected hotel (B).
Today is long day uphill ride, ride on the dirt road passing small remote villages next to the road, will stop only for lunch at Olaechea town, located at the half way into between the Andes and jungle, where the cloud forest makes mystic and mysterious this zone. Follow riding uphill to Macusani pass (4780m). Downhill ride through Andean landscape, farmers along the route grazing their Llamas and Alpacas, some stop at Azangaro, Huancane and finally Moho (3880m), located on the left side of the lake Titicaca and friendly Andean people. Stay at Moho hostel (B).
DAY 15: PUERTO MALDONADO - MACUSANI - MOHO
Early morning we ride from the jungle to the high Andes, through small low and high jungle villages next to the road. Today we will ride up to 4750m (Macusani pass). Incredible view of the mountain ranges of the Puno region, from there we ride down on the left bank of the Lake Titicaca (Putina-Huancane). Finally arrival to Moho, is a typical Andean village around the lake. Stay at the local hotel of Moho (3870m) (B).
DAY 16: MOHO - TIQUINA - COPACABANA
Late morning ride into Bolivia side, cross the border by the northeast of La Paz, ride on dirt road until Tiquina bay. Cross part of Lake Titicaca by motorboat (Bolivia side) and the motorcycles will be transferred by another boat. Ride uphill and then downhill to Capacabana (3800m). Afternoon free, spend the night at the selected hotel (B).
: In Moho exist only one small hotel, there are not comfort of luxury accommodation like in other places mentioned in the program.
DAY 17: ISLA DEL SOL - PUNO
At 7am breakfast and then boat trip to the Sun Island. According to the legend, the Inca couple Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo appeared here and founded the Sun Empire. Visit the Inca Steps and the water spring fountain, two hours of trekking exploring and lunch at this sun island. After half day of guided tour come back to Copacabana. 3 hours of motorbike journey to Puno, on good asphalt road. Stay at selected hotel in Puno (B - L).
DAY 18: PUNO - SILLUSTANI FUNERAL TOWERS - CHIVAY (Colca Canyon)
Early morning breakfast and ride our motorbikes to visit Sillustani, this archaeological site is located 34km away and the north of Puno. It is one the most important necropolis in the world. It stands at 4000m. There will visit the famous Chullpas of Sillustani, cylinder burial towers built of stone, (12m / 40 ft tall) where the Aymaras buried their important leaders. Just in front of the Chullpas is the lake Umayo, only adds beauty to the place, the Chullpas known as lagarto and Intiwatana are most prominent. Here you will have the opportunity to observe the wild guinea pigs, birds and other wildlife of the area. Continue uphill ride to Crucero alto (4800m), Lagunillas, National reserve of Aguada Blanca y Salinas, stop at this point to observe the wild Vicuñas. Finally will arrival to Chivay (3600m), town located on the left bank of the Colca River, visit the relaxing thermals baths of La Calera. Stay at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 19: COLCA CANYON - CABANACONDE - HUAMBO - LLUTA - AREQUIPA
At 6am Is the breakfast and 1 hour ride on the left bank of the canyon, through typical villages, observing colonial churches, pre Inca terraces, mountains and finally arrival to the famous Condor Cross, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Andean Condors or some times seating on the big rocks below the viewpoint, plenty time to spend looking this amusing and biggest bird in the world, also there are many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon. Nice downhill ride to Cabanaconde (3280m) typical Andean town surrounded by green terraces. Cross country ride to Huambo town, located at the half up from the deepest point of the Colca canyon, considerate the second deepest canyon in the world. From here uphill ride to Mirador Del Ampato, nice scenery of MT Ampato where was founded the “Juanita” the ice maiden. Following dirt and abandon road we will be at Lluta and Huanca valleys, rarely visited by the tourism. Riding on good condition dirt road will arrive to Arequipa (2300m). Spend night at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 20: FREE DAY IN AREQUIPA
Leisure day for personal activities. We advice to visit the Santa Catalina monastery and the Museo Santuarios Andinos of the “Juanita Mummy. Stay at the selected hotel (B).
DAY 21: AREQUIPA - LIMA
The morning is leisure for shopping or personal activities follow by buffet lunch - Afternoon transfer to the airport and flight to Lima and end of the trip to Peru. (B - L).
Optional stay an extra night at the hotel in Lima.
CT = Cycle time LVL = Level WTR = Weather ATDE = Max. Altitude TRN = Terrain DTCE = Distance riding SV: Support vehicle
PERU MOTORCYCLE TOUR INCLUDES
- Experienced and English speaking tour guide (whole tour)
- Helmet; light ventilated and comfortable for your head
- Gloves; windproof and full-finger glove which can also be worn during the cold season or high altitudes
- Accommodation according your request
- All mentioned food according the program
- All entrance fees for archaeological sites and natinal parks
- Daily briefing of the next day tour
- Internal flight tickets according the program
- Airport tax according each flight
- Oxygen and first aid kit
- Repair kit/Parts
- Towing of gear
|TOUR RATE 2012
|$3304 USD each
||$3266 USD each
||$3247 USD each
3* Hostels or 2* Hotels
|$3532 USD each
||$3390 USD each
||$3342 USD each
|$3912 USD each
||$3675 USD each
||$3596 USD each
4* or 5* Hotels
|$4455 USD each
||$4165 USD each
||$3956 USD each
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
RENTAL OF OFF ROAD MOTORCYCLE 250cc $98 USD PER DAY
||Any day. We reccommend between April to November.
||Discount: $15 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
||6 participants per guide
||Able departs any day for organized groups or individuals travelers. Highly recommended. Best value.
||December to April (Andes and Jungle), but some days are with blue sky permiting to ride this zone.
|Best time for Ride
||Between April to November is considerate dry season for the coast, high Andes and the Jungle. In the Andes and jungle the weather change quick even in the dry season, maybe some day will be simple rain for few hour and not more.
- Diesel for the Motorcycle and the supporting vehicles
- Personal expenses
- Alcoholics drinks
- Sleeping Bag -10ºC (can be hired in our local offices, $5 USD per day)
- Not mentioned meals
- Not mentioned tours
- Optional excursions
- International flight tickets from to Lima
- International airport tax $28.24 USD
- Extra nights in hotels
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guide and camp staff
ADVICE FOR RIDERS
Riders need use to be riding long distance per day (300/500km). Good quality winter clothes, such as rain jacket, rain pants, windproof gloves, etc. Require valid international drive license and experience and knowledge about motorbike mechanism, will help the entire group to get good trip.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Personal riding gear
- Rain jacket for the Andes and the Jungle
- Waterproof boots
- Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired in our local offices, $5 USD per day)
- One complete change of clothing
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Waterproof bags to protect your items from the rains and dust
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Good sunglasses
- Swimsuit, on the tour are many possibilities to find hot spring
- Valid drive license
- Personal first aid kit
- Extra money (soles).
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