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DAKAR RALLY TOURS 2018 - PERU BOLIVIA ARGENTINA

In January 2018 you are invited to join us and enjoy the great off-road rally competition across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina - One more time we will chasing the rally Dakar 2018 (40th edition) to see and feel the real adventure on wheels.

PERU
The greatest coast territory of Peru say WELCOME to 4th edition of the most challenge rally in the world - The first Dakar event in Peru was in 2012 and the last one in 2013, both events surprise to all competitors thanks to impressive desert land-scape – Peru is a greatest tourist destination in South America and the geography offer a vast desert along the coast line of the Pacific Ocean between Lima and Arequipa, where every pilot needs a good navigation on the tallest dunes in the world (Pisco, Ica, Nasca, Marcona) – After 5 days of pure challenge competition on the desert of Peru the rally go up 3820M where is the highest navigable lake in the world as known as “Lago Titicaca” located on the highland region of Puno home of ancient Tiahuanaco Culture – From Puno the rally is going to cross the border into Bolivia country.
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BOLIVIA
The location of Bolivia is very strategic for rally Dakar 2018 because here will be the resting day for all competitors (January 12th, 2018) – The nice highlands plateau and spectacular snow-capes of Bolivia will be again amazing scenery and of course inevitable obstacles for the competitors because they will test their machines at high altitude with less oxygen and of course non everyone feels great with high sickness in La Paz, Uyuni and Tupiza – 3 days of competition over the 3800M of altitude in Bolivian territory will be decisive to know how many pilots abandon the rally and just the survivors of the hard conditions of Salar de Uyuni will continue to Argentina.
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ARGENTINA
We all known’s Argentina is the exclusive host of the Dakar rally since 2009 (30th edition) its arrival in South America – The territory is considered the second biggest country with 43.5 million of people where the rally is very well accepted – In 2018 the Dakar Rally will be hosted for 10th time in Argentina thanks to amazing geography from the highlands to the low-lands to Cordoba.
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Map Rally Dakar 2018
DISTANCE OF THE DAKAR RALLY 2018
Lima → Pisco 241KM
Pisco → Marcona 296KM
Marcona → Arequipa 569KM>
Arequipa → La Paz 568KM
La Paz → Uyuni 542KM
Uyuni → Tupiza 206KM
Tupiza → Salta 494KM
Salta → Belen 446KM
Belen → Chilecito 216KM
Chilecito → San Juan 407KM
San Juan → Cordoba 583KM

FIRST CHOICE
COMPLETE DAKAR TOUR 2018 : PERU BOLIVIA ARGENTINA : 15 DAY TOUR

JANUARY 6: LIMA - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Paracas/Pisco (B).
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.

JANUARY 7: PISCO - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Camping on the shores of Laguna de Moron - Middle of the desert of Pisco (B - D).

JANUARY 8: PISCO - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Camping next to the marine reserve of San Fernando bay - Pacific Ocean (B - D).

JANUARY 9: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Puerto Inca/Chala (B).

JANUARY 10: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - AREQUIPA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Arequipa (B).

JANUARY 11: AREQUIPA - LA PAZ (Bolivia)
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Puno (B).

JANUARY 12: LA PAZ - RESTING DAY
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in La Paz (B).

JANUARY 13: LA PAZ - UYUNI
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Uyuni (B).

JANUARY 14: UYUNI - TUPIZA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Tupiza (B).

JANUARY 15: TUPIZA - SALTA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Salta (B).

JANUARY 16: SALTA - BELEN
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Belen (B).

JANUARY 17: BELEN - CHILECITO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Chilecito (B).

JANUARY 18: CHILECITO - SAN JUAN
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in San Juan (B).

JANUARY 19: SAN JUAN - CORDOBA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Cordoba (B).

JANUARY 20: CORDOBA - CORDOBA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Tonight hotel is not included.

INCLUDES
Tour leader from Lima to Cordoba
4x4 transportation from January 6th to January 20th
2 nights of camping (January 7th & 8th)
Camping gear (tents, mats and sleeping bag)
12 of accommodation in hotel of 3 stars
Brekfasts and diner according tour itinerary

EXCLUDED

Hotel in Lima/Peru (January 5th, 2018)
Hotel in Cordoba/Argentina (January 20th, 2018)
International flight tickets
Personal travel insurance
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Lunches and dinners no mentioned
Visa arrangements to visit Peru, Bolivia and Argentina

TOUR PRICE
Single room ocupancy $5350 USD each
Double room ocupancy $5000 USD each
Triple room ocupancy $4500 USD each

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SECOND CHOICE
PERU DAKAR RALLY + LAKE TITICACA + MACHU PICCHU :: 11 DAYS TOUR

JANUARY 6: LIMA - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Paracas/Pisco (B).

JANUARY 7: PISCO - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Camping on the shores of Laguna de Moron - Middle of the desert of Pisco (B - D).

JANUARY 8: PISCO - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Camping next to the marine reserve of San Fernando bay - Pacific Ocean (B - D).

JANUARY 9: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Puerto Inca/Chala (B).

JANUARY 10: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - AREQUIPA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Arequipa (B).

JANUARY 11: AREQUIPA - LAKE TITICACA - PUNO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Puno (B).

JANUARY 12: FULL DAY TRIP TO LAKE TITICACA
At 7AM you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to the port of Lake Titicaca and then 2 hours of navigate by motor boat to Uros floating Islands. Fishermen and hunters inhabit those islands. The residents of the Uros use the cattail, a type of rush, which grows in the lake, to create the conditions that ensure the islands stay afloat. The dense roots that the plants develop support the island. The roofs are waterproof and the houses are extremely humid because of the surrounding water. At present they speak Quechua and Aymara. Then continue navigating on the lake to visit the Taquile Island, including lunch in the co-operative restaurant, there is also a co-operative shop on the plaza that sells exceptional woollen goods which are not cheap but of very fine quality. Taquile Island is famous for its craft production, particularly for its beautiful textiles. The island is narrow only about 1 KM wide, but 6 to 7 KM long and very appropriate for a nice short walk on the numerous pre-Inca and Inca ruins and terracing.
Around 3:30PM aboard the boat and return to Puno.
Hotel in Puno (B - L).

JANAURY 13: FLIGHT FROM PUNO TO CUSCO
Today at 8AM pick up from hotel and then private transfer to airport of Juliaca and then flight to Cusco for about 45Min. – Welcome reception in the airport of Cusco and transfer to hotel.
At 2PM will be a guided tour introduce you to Inca cutlure and this begins with visit the 4 surrounding Inca ruins as Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambo Machay, all those places show us the magnificent of Inca empire – The tour continues through the historic center of Cusco to visit cathedral, the sun temple as known as Qoricancha and finally drop-off at main Plaza or in your hotel.
Hotel in Puno (B).

JANAURY 14: CUSCO SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES
Today wake up at 6AM, then breakfast will be served in the hotel and then aboard the transport to visit the sacred valley of the Incas – The first stop will in Awana cancha complex to see how the local’s work together to show the real technic of weaving Andean material to made scarf, blankets and other good quality of handicraft.
The guided tour continues visiting the amazing Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac and Calca villages. The tour goes along the sacred valley following by lunch included in Urubamba town. The last place to visit in this day will be the beautiful Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo where we will impressive Inca building with massive and huge rock on the slopes of the mountain.
Around 4PM we aboard the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, this is the bottom town of Machu Picchu where is located the hotel next of Rio Urubamba - If time permit OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town ($3 USD for entrance).
Hotel in Aguas Calientes (B - L)..

JANUARY 15: MACHU PICCHU - WAYNA PICHU - CUSCO
At 5AM breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and to be the first visitors Inside Machu Picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour includes walk through the different section such as the urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According with the time and your feeling you can coordinate with the tour guide climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City. At according time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town - Lunch included will be in the town of Machu Picchu and around 4PM we will aboard the backpacker train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from here we take a private van to drop of in the accommodation.
Hotel in Cusco (B - L).

JANUARY 16: CUSCO - LIMA
Today you will have free morning for personal activities as alternative tour or visit the local handicraft markets - The hotel check out will be between 10AM and 11AM but you can store your belonging untill the transfer to airport.
Around 1PM pick up from hotel and private transfer to airport to catch the flight to Lima (1hr) and end of service (B).

INCLUDES
Tour leader from Lima to Cusco
4x4 transportation from January 6th to January 11th
2 nights of camping (January 7th & 8th)
Entrance to each archaeological site and national park
Camping gear (tents, mats and sleeping bag)
7 of accommodation in hotel of 3 stars
Brekfasts and diner according tour itinerary

EXCLUDED
Hotel in Lima/Peru (January 5th, 2018)
International flight tickets
Personal travel insurance
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Lunches and dinners no mentioned
Visa arrangements to visit Peru

TOUR PRICE
Single room ocupancy $2850 USD each
Double room ocupancy $2500 USD each
Triple room ocupancy $2250 USD each

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THIRD CHOICE
PERU DAKAR RALLY + NAZCA LINES :: 7 DAYS TOUR

JANUARY 6: LIMA - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Paracas/Pisco (B).

JANUARY 7: PISCO - PISCO
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Camping on the shores of Laguna de Moron - Middle of the desert of Pisco (B - D).

JANUARY 8: PISCO - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Camping next to the marine reserve of San Fernando bay - Pacific Ocean (B - D).

JANUARY 9: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - SAN JUAN DE MARCONA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Puerto Inca/Chala (B)

JANUARY 10: SAN JUAN DE MARCONA - NASCA
Off-Road driving to remote place to find the best point to watch the rally.
Hotel in Nasca (B).

JANUARY 11: FLIGHT TOUR OVER NASCA LINE AND FIGURES - HOTEL IN NASCA
At 8AM pick up from hotel and then transfer to the aerodrome Maria Reiche - Informative video about the Nasca civilization (45min).
Fly over the Nasca lines by light Cessna plane (35min): The Nasca lines are located in the desert, a high arid plateau that stretches between Nasca and Palpa on the pampa (a large flat area of southern Peru). The Nasca lines are geoglyphs and geometric line clearings in the Peruvian desert.
The Nasca lines are an enigma. Since their discovery, the Nasca lines have inspired fantastic explanations from ancient gods, a landing strip for returning aliens, a celestial calendar created by the ancient civilization, used for rituals probably related to astronomy, or clans who made up the population and to determine through ritual their economic functions held up by reciprocity and redistribution, or a map of underground water supplies. Flying over the area you can marvel looking at the perfect shape of Animal's, flowers, plants, objects, and anthropomorphic figures of colossal proportions made with well-defined lines.
Around 11AM begin the land trip to see the underground aqueducts of Cantayo, the ruins of Los Paredones, the necropolis of Chauchilla cemetery and finally a local museum to see how the Nasca culture did one of the finest pottery in Peru - Return to hotel and free afternoon for relaxing or personal activities.
Hotel in Nasca (B)

JANUARY 12: NASCA - LIMA
Today at 915AM transfer from hotel to bus station and bus journey from Nasca to Lima (7hrs) and then transfer to airport and end of service (B).

INCLUDES
Tour leader from Lima to Cusco
4x4 transportation from January 6th to January 11th
2 nights of camping (January 7th & 8th)
Camping gear (tents, mats and sleeping bag)
4 of accommodation in hotel of 3 stars
Brekfasts and diner according tour itinerary

EXCLUDED
Hotel in Lima/Peru (January 5th, 2018)
International flight tickets
Personal travel insurance
Soft and alcoholic drinks
Lunches and dinners no mentioned
Visa arrangements to visit Peru

TOUR PRICE
Single room ocupancy $2200 USD each
Double room ocupancy $1900 USD each
Triple room ocupancy $1820 USD each

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PERU ADVENTURE TOURS reserves himself the right to change the itinerary. As the Organization of the DAKAR RALLY TOUR 2018 comes out with some late changes, the itinerary is due to changes at any time.

LINK STAGE: a route that mostly follows the road network which the competitors must take to reach the start of the special stage, or the bivouac once the special has been completed.
SS: selective section, also known as a “special”. This is the portion of the stage during which the vehicles enrolled in the race are timed.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS reserves the right to change the itinerary. As the Organization of the Dakar Rally comes out with some last moment changes of the itinerary/stage.
We really recommend making your reservation in advance and we will guarantee your spot for the DAKAR RALLY TOUR 2018.
LIMIT: Each 4x4 will be occupied by clients and a driver at most (4 people) - each customer will be able to carry 20 kilos excess baggage.
IMPORTANTE: Before you book this tour and arrange the first payment of this tour read our TERMS & CONDITIONS.

HOW TO BOOK THIS TRIP WITH PERU ADVENTURE TOURS?

We can help you to book your tour in 5 easy steps.
1. Send an enquiry
Use one of our e-mails mentioned at the bottom of each page of our website. You must need to be clear with your questions about this tour and will be easier for us to help you.
You need to tell us how many people are in your group? and other specifications will be better and our experienced and professional travel advisor will customize a tour to fit your exact needs. All reservation will be accept via e-mail (peruadventurestours@hotmail.com)
Also you can contact our office at 0051 (0)54 221658 or 0051 (0)54 973842688 to ask anything about the DAKAR RALLY TOURS 2018.
2. Tour Quote
The price already includes all mentioned above in each tour itinerary- If there is a group of 2 or 3 people wanting to book a private service this can be customized according request.
If there is a group of 1, 2 or 3 people will share the 4x4/van with other participants – In case the group size is over 5 people PERU ADVENTURE TOURS will divide in two to share other 4x4/van with other participants during the whole DAKAR RALLY TOURS 2018.
3. Amend your tour for FREE
Our trip advisor will proposed you the acting tour plan within 24 hours or less, which you can further discuss the entire tour plan to suite your satisfactory. So feel free to express your wants, and take good advantages of your personal travel advisor's experience and advice.
You can further discuss all the details of the tour plan until you are totally satisfied with it.
4. Confirm & pay deposit of $500 USD at booking time
A payment of $500 USD deposit of the total amount must be paid to us at booking time. If we receive your booking for less than 10 days prior to the tour start date, might we will ask for payment to be made in full once you confirm the tour, ask for this before you book the tour.
To find full information of our payment methods click on PAYMENT GUIDE. The price of DAKAR RALLY TOURS 2018 don't includes any bank or wiring fee - You must need to check any additional fee with your bank or online payment method.
5. Final Payment & Enjoy your tour
The final balance need be paid on December 1st, 2017 - You can use the same payment method to pay the final balance of the trip.
After you arrange the final balance you must need to send us receipt of your deposit, this can be sent via e-mail - After we confirm the reception of your final balance you must need to print the booking form and save this untill the meeting day.

CAMPING ZONES ALONG ROUTE OF THE RALLY DAKAR

Will be many places for camping during the race - The most interesting points will next of remote beaches, next of rivers or in the middle of the desert - The camping zones will be within the last and next stage of the rally.

CAMPING GEAR TO BE USED ON THE DAKAR RALLY TOUR 2018

PERU ADVENTURE TOURS will provide camping equipment for each participant of DAKAR RALLY TOURS 2018.
TENT (Four season) You will get a tent for 2 and 3 people capacity with enough room for backpacks. The tent good enough for heavy rain and well ventilated for hot weather - each tent includes moquito net.
FEATHER SLEEPING BAG (-10°C) Clean and big sleeping bag will be provided for each camping night.
INFLATE MATS This thermal roll inflate mat is very comfortable to be used in compaq terrain or on soft sand.
For more information of each camping gear click HERE...

WHAT TO BRING/CARRY

Backpack of 60lt or more capacity
Headlamp
Towel
Clothes for summer and winter weather
Sunscreen
Sun hat
Sunglass
Sport shoes or boat and sandals for feet resting
Insect repellent
Swiss army knife
Camera and spare batteries
Personal medicines
Pillow for long journey
Rain jacket and rain pants
Swimwear
Binoculars
Good book to read on relaxing places
And other thing you will need during this trip

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE

The trip is only suitable for travelers with some 4x4 off-road experiences – This expedition includes many hours of drive each day, long riding days will be normal in this tour - The Dakar event takes place in very remote landscape with difficult access routes and this can cause some delay or inconvenience to any of our 4x4 so we suggest lot of patience and remain calm until our camp staff solve the problem.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommend being in good physical - People having lung, heart or blood circulation problems should consult their doctor for the altitude.

CONTACT US
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us....
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