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INCA CONTENDER

Duration

07 Days – 07 Nights

Departures

Year – round

Distance

1,150km / 715mi
(70% asphalt, 30% dirt road)

Max. altitude

4,800masl/
15,800ft

This Tour combines almost all of the special ecosystems and challenging riding conditions you can possibly encounter in Peru! The route is mixed with asphalt and dirt roads, high and low altitudes, Andes and Amazon, and the most incredible scenery you can imagine! Our most popular and adrenaline-packed Tour!
TOUR STARTS AND ENDS AT

Peru Moto Tours office. Calle Saphi 578, Cusco

ACCOMMODATION

Included 7 nights: 3-star, 2 nights with 2-star / basic accommodation (Double occupancy)

CUSCO AIRPORT PICKUP/DROPOFF

Included

INCLUDED

Motorcycle (choose from Honda XR150L, CRF250L, XRE300, KTM 390 Adventure, Suzuki DR650)
Adventure Guide (english/spanish)
Basic insurance (“SOAT” for personal injury related to a traffic accident)
Photos
Welcome or Farewell Dinner
7 nights accommodation based on double occupancy. 3-star with breakfast included (Santa Teresa and Lares is 2-star, breakfast arranged by Peru Moto Tours), based on double-occupancy
Transfer Santa Teresa to Hidroelectrica, Train Hidroelectrica<->Aguas Calientes, Shuttle bus Aguas Calientes<->Machu Picchu, Entrance fee Machu Picchu, Cultural Guide Machu Picchu
Zipline Adventure at Cola de Mono in Santa Teresa
Airport pickup and dropoff

NOT INCLUDED

Gasoline (for riders or guide). The guide’s gasoline cost is split amongst the riders
Entrance fees for any of the sites/optional activities
Motorcycle Clothing and Accessories (available for rental)

OPTIONAL

Motorcycle Damage Insurance +105USD
Triumph Tiger 800XC or Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L +455USD
Support vehicle with driver (majority of the group must approve). Ask for quote (not including gasoline and parking) and split amongst all riders

PRICE

4+ Pilots = 1560USD each
Non-riders = 959USD each

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Day1: Cusco Historical Center, 4Ruins (Sacsayhuayman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay)

Description: After the briefing about the Tour at 14h, everyone can get familiar with their motorcycle and take a scenic route through the Historical Center of Cusco and visit the four Inca ruins close to Cusco (Sacsayhuayman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay). This route is an easy exit from Cusco and you will quickly get a sense of the surrounding hills, traffic, and how Peruvian drivers are!

Distance: 100km / 60mi
Arrival to Cusco: airport pickup
Time: 3h – 4h (approx)
Lunch: not included
Dinner: the group can choose between a Welcome Dinner or a Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: Plaza Hotel (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 2: Sacred Valley (Cusco – Pisac – Urubamba – Moray/Salineras – Ollantaytambo)

Description: Our first full day of riding! You will quickly appreciate the changes in scenery as soon as you leave Cusco and why the Sacred Valley is so high on everyone’s list to experience. The curvy roads towards Pisac pass through many small villages and even an animal refuge. Once we arrive in Pisac, we will discuss options over some delicious traditional empanadas of which Pisac is famous for (in addition to the Inca ruins and expansive artisanal market here). We will follow the Vilcanota river towards Urubamba and take a turn towards Moray (Inca agricultural terraces/concentric circles) and Salineras (outdoor artisanal salt mine). We can take the shortcut via Puente Pachar to Ollantaytambo – one of the most important and impressive Inca ruins outside of Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo is also a quaint little town with its canals running through the streets and an amazing view to remind you of the Incas at every turn

Distance: 200km / 120mi
Time: 6h – 8h (approx)
Lunch: Urubamba (not included)
Dinner: Ollantaytambo (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Sol Natura (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 3: Ollantaytambo – Santa Teresa / Aguas Calientes

Description: After breakfast at the hotel, we set off for a day of amazing views. From Ollantaytambo, we start climbing to 4500masl (Abra Malaga) – the weather here is unpredictable (intense sun, rain, fog, hail). From the high point of the day, we start descending through a lush valley passing plantations of mangoes, bananas, oranges, and tangerines. We may cross paths with bicyclists taking advantage of the long, winding descent towards Santa Maria. The last 40kms/24mi is dirt-road with a few water crossings and sharing the road with impatient combis. Once we arrive in Santa Teresa, we leave the bikes and repack for an overnight in Aguas Calientes with comfortable clothes to visit Machu Picchu. A short transfer to Hidroelectric train station, 40 minute train ride, and we arrive in Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the evening exploring the streets but rest well for an early start to Machu Picchu

Distance: 200km / 120mi
Time: 4h – 5h (approx)
Lunch: Santa María / Santa Teresa (not included)
Dinner: Aguas Calientes (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Hatun Inti Classic (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 4: Machu Picchu – Santa Teresa

Description: We get up as early as the group wants for visiting Machu Picchu – UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Shuttle bus, entrance fee, and cultural guided tour are included. We meet up for lunch in Aguas Calientes before catching the afternoon train back to Hidroelectrica/Santa Teresa. We enjoy the rest of the day at the hot springs of Cocalmayo

Distance: Free day
Lunch: Aguas Calientes (not included)
Dinner: Santa Teresa (not included)
Accommodation: Hostal Yakumama (2-star), breakfast arranged by Peru Moto Tours at a local restaurant

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Day 5: Santa Teresa – Quillabamba

Description: We start the day with a lot of adrenaline! We take you to the longest and fastest zipline in South America – Cola de Mono (2-3 hours). We take a quick lunch in Santa Teresa and head on the road again – returning on the 40kms of dirt-road towards Santa Maria and then turning towards Quillabamba and more tropical scenery. The Quillabamba area is home to coffee, tea, coca, and cacao plantations. Here is where you get a major dose of mototaxis!

Distance: 150km / 90mi
Time: 2h – 3h (approx)
Lunch: Santa Teresa (not included)
Dinner: Quillabamba (not included)
Accommodation: EcoLodge Don Felix (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 6: Quillabamba – Lares

Description: We say goodbye to the warm, tropical climate of Quillabamba and start to return to the Andes. We traverse through the Yanatile valley to arrive at the small, rustic town of Lares where the hottest hot springs in the region are located. The mineral (sulphur) springs of Lares are presented in various pools of different temperatures and a larger swimming pool. Popular with locals on the weekend, the hot springs are a great reward for a day of riding through various terrain

Distance: 300km / 180mi
Time: 5h (approx)
Lunch: Quebrada Onda (not included)
Dinner: Lares (not included)
Accommodation: Hostal Lares (2-star), breakfast arranged by Peru Moto Tours at a local restaurant

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Day 7: Lares – Cusco

Description: We depart Lares towards Calca and explore more of the Sacred Valley. We can stop at various sites (Chinchero market, Inca ruins, Lake Huaypo). We return to Cusco around sunset for some final pictures in the Plaza de Armas

Distance: 200km / 112mi
Time: 4h – 6h (approx)
Lunch: Calca (not included)
Dinner: Cusco (depends if Welcome or Farewell dinner was chosen)
Accommodation: Hotel Mamasara (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 8

Description: Do your last minute souvenir shopping around town, copy the pictures (we send them electronically to you but if you have a USB drive or SD card, we can copy them for you in an instant), and stop by the Peru Moto Tours office to allow us to say thanks for joining us!