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Desert, Highlands & Jungle

12 days / 11 nights

Tour Description

Thanks to its intricate geography, Peru is a privileged place for riding a motorcycle, infinite routes and exciting circuits, through the most secret and complex roads in the coast, mountain and forest of Peru. For its geography of unlikely mountain ranges, rivers of complicated torrents, deserts of infinite appearance and suffocating forests, Peru is an ideal place for riding in a motorcycle,challenging the nature and going to the limits.

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Tour Schedule

1st Day: Arrival in Peru

Arrival in Lima and transfer to the hotel. Meeting with the rest of the tour participants. First briefing to cover the general aspects of the tour.

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2nd Day: Lima - Paracas
( 260 KM., transfer )

motorcycle day 2Breakfast at the hotel. The group will be transferred on board of a prívate bus to Paracas. We will travel south along the Pan-American Highway for three and a half-hours until arrival to our hotel located in the bay of the Paracas National Reserve.

Explanation of the operation and start of the motorcycles. We will have a short ride in the Paracas peninsula to get familiarized with the motorcycles. For the first three days of the tour the type of riding terrain will consist of hard-packed dirt roads eventually combined with some easy off-road sections. (B,D)

3th Day: Paracas - Ica - Nazca
( 140 Km dirt road and 120 km on paved road )

motorcycle day 3At 7:00 AM after breakfast at the hotel depart for the 2-hour marine excursion to the Ballestas Islands. The islands are located 20 km. from the coast and are part of the Paracas National Reserve.

On the way to the islands, we will observe the “Candelabro”, an enormous drawing in one of the biggest dunes of the reserve that was probably made by the ancient Incas.

Once at the Ballestas Islands we will observe the fauna at their natural habitat, including sea lions, Humboldt penguins and different bird species.

Now on the motorcycles, we will head south along the coast of the reserve following the isolated beaches of the Pacific Ocean for 80 km.

The turquoise color of the ocean contrasts with the reddish, yellowish and brownish colors of the hills and dunes in this part of the desert.

After a box lunch we will change course east and cross the desert for another 60 km. The hard-packed dirt road follows a sand dune chain that stretches over 15 miles.

Those with the enough riding experience may enjoy riding over the 150 – 300 ft. tall sand dunes, roller coasting or simply “floating” on top of the harder layer of the dune surface.

After a five-hour ride along the Paracas Reserve and Great Ica Desert we will arrive to our hotel in the city of Ica. (B,D

4th Day: Nazca

motorcycle day 4At 9:00 AM transfer to the local airport for your flight over the famous and mysterious Nazca Lines and Geogliphs. It is only possible to admire these enigmatic pre-Inca figures from the air.

To date, the purpose for which these animal, humanoid and geometric drawings were made, is still unknown. by our motorcycle we will visit the ruins of Paradones, the Inca aqueducts that continue to carry water from the Andes to irrigate this barren desert and the pre- Inca cementery of Chauchilla. Over night in hotel (B,D)


5th Day: Nazca Abancay
(460 KM.)

Today will be the longest and most demanding day of the tour. At 6:00 AM we will depart for our trip towards the imposing Andes Mountains.

We will ascend on an impressive curves paved road for 110 km. to reach and altitude of 4,100 m.a.s.l. (13,500 ft.) in less than two riding hours.

This unique route will let us render knowledge that we are penetrating one of the most immense and contrasting mountain ranges on earth.

We will ride along the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, and will closely observe in their natural habitat, several groups of the graceful Vicuñas, the most precious Andean cameloid.

After a brief picture-taking stop at the Pampa Galeras National Reserve, we will descend to the town of Puquio located at 3,100 m.a.s.l. (10,000 ft.).

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We will then continue our route for some hours traveling over several mountain passes through the high Andean plateau.

Then we will descend along a deep gorge to follow the Chalhuanca river to finally arrive to the picturesque valley of the city of Abancay, located at 2,300 m.a.s.l. (7,550 ft.) where we will spend the night. (B,D)

6th Day: Abancay - Cusco
( 200 KM. )

From the Hotel de Turistas we will continue our trip to Cusco. We will continue observing the picturesque Andean scenery with its interesting fauna and flora variety.

Snow-capped mountain peaks, eucalyptus forests, steep Andean valleys and deep gorges are only part of the scenery along this contrasting route to the city of Cusco.

t last we will enter the Urubamba or Sacred Valley of the Incas to finally arrive to the archaeological capital of South America, Cusco. (B,D)

7th Day: Cusco City Tour - Four Ruins
( 30 km )

After breakfast at the hotel, the group will board a tourist bus to take part in the traditional City & Ruins tour, that will last approximately 3 hours.

The tour will cover the outstanding nearby ruins like the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the temple of Koricancha, the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara, and the Inca resort of Tambomachay among others.

The afternoon will be spent at leisure. We suggest to walk around town and enjoy its charming main plaza and visit its many craftsman shops and pubs.

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8th Day: Cusco - Machupicchu
( train ride in/out )

The excursion to the citadel of Machu Picchu starts very early. After breakfast you will be transferred to the station to board the train that follows the Urubamba river along the Sacred Valley of the Incas for near 110 km, or 3 and a half hours.

Our guide will accompany the group for the visit to Machu Picchu until the return to Cusco. After the guided tour you will have lunch in Aguas Calientes town. Return to Cusco by train.

9th Day: Cusco - Sacred Valley

By motorcycle we will visit the famous sacred valley of the Incas, we will visit the Indian market and the ruins of Pisac and the fortress of Ollantaytambo and the Inca village Overnight in urubamba.

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10th Day: Cusco - Manu Cloud Forest
( 180 KM. )

After breakfast we will head southeast along the Vilcanota Valley on a paved road for 30 km. After crossing the Vilcanota river and changing direction to northeast we will continue our ride along a hard-packed dirt road that will take us through a picturesque terrain crossing several typical Andean villages and getting a close look of the inhabitants of this part of the Andes.

After crossing this fantastic terrain, surrounded with snowcapped mountains and eucalyptus forests, we will begin our twisty descend to the Manu Cloud Forest.

We will immediately notice the change in fauna just as we start crossing the ridge that divides the Andes Mountains from the Amazon forests.

After a two-hour descend we will arrive to our jungle lodge located besides a rushing stream and a 400-foot waterfall just in the middle of the cloud forest. This unique location will let us enjoy the surrounding amazing variety of forest flora and fauna.

We will spend the night at our lodge that has been specially constructed in the typical jungle style in harmony with the environment. Dinner at the lodge. (B,L,D)

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11th Day: Manu Cloud Forest - Cusco
( 190 KM. )

Before starting our return trip to Cusco, we will walk to the nearby observation platform for a visit to “the Cock of the Rocks” (Rupicola Peruviana) the Peruvian national bird. This crow-sized flame red bird gathers in small groups at their “leks” and gracefully “dance” to attract a female.

We will also see hundreds of different colored butterflies that fly all over the area with the first sunrays. After breakfast at the lodge we will depart for Cusco.

We will ride more than half of the route back to Cuzco using a different route that will let us travel through new valleys and other remote villages.

Before reaching Cusco, this different route will let us make a short stop at the town of Pisac. The town of Pisac is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and is well known for its Inca ruins and Indian market.

fter a short stop we will continue our ride for the last part of the trip back to Cusco on a paved road. Farewell dinner in our last night in Peru. (B,L)

12th Day: Cusco - Lima

By the morning transfer to the airport of Cusco to take your flight  to Lima city. We will visit Peru's capital. Our tour through historic and modern Lima will take us to the Cathedral, San Francisco church and the Archeological Museum, transfer to the airport.

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