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PERU MAGIC

Duration

13 Days – 13 Nights

Departures

Year – round

Distance

2,730km / 1,696mi
(70% asphalt, 30% dirt road)

Max. altitude

4,800masl/
15,800ft

This Tour is truly magical – we traverse though the some of the most interesting and brilliant parts of the Andes, get a taste for the Amazon and Cloud Forest, and visit some of the most important sights of Peru: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Arequipa, Puno/Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon, and Manu Cloud Forest! With a great mix of culture and amazing riding, this Tour packs it into two weeks!
TOUR STARTS AND ENDS AT

Peru Moto Tours office. Calle Saphi 578, Cusco

ACCOMMODATION

Included 13 nights: 3-star hotel, breakfast included, 1 night at 2-star and Peru Moto Tours will arrange breakfast. (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
13 nights accommodation based on double occupancy. 3-star with breakfast included (Santa Teresa 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
Dinner at Cock of the Rock Lodge, San Pedro
Dinner at Private Country House, Andahuaylillas
Airport pickup and dropoff
Support vehicle (includes driver and his room + board). Each rider can put up to 15kgs of luggage on the support vehicle. Does not include gasoline, tolls, or parking (if necessary)

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 +200USD
Triumph Tiger 800XC or Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L +700USD

PRICE

4+ Riders = 4060USD each
Non-riders = 2859USD each

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Day1: Cusco Historical Center, 4 Ruins (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 / 62mi
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: Hotel Mamasara (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 / 124mi
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 / 124mi
Time: 4h – 5h (approx)
Lunch: Santa Maria / 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 – Pisac

Description: We start the day returning along the 40 kms of dirt road towards Santa Maria and climbing to Abra Malaga (it’s different the other way around!). There is a new perspective, feeling of knowing what some of the curves ahead hide, and a little bit more comfort to enjoy the view. We return along the Vilcanota river towards Pisac. The hotel has a Jacuzzi/steam room!

Distance: 250km / 155mi
Time: 5h – 6h (approx)
Lunch: Ollantaytambo (not included)
Dinner: Pisac (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Royal Inka Pisac (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 6: Pisac – San Pedro

Description: The Incas salute us as we pass the ruins of Pisac and take the dirt-roads towards Paucartambo – home to the famous Festival de Virgen de Carmen. From there, the roads get more challenging as we enter the Cloud Forest – the mystical transition area between the Andes and the Amazon. This area is largely untouched and very remote – the perfect setting for a Lodge and a good sleep!

Distance: 220km / 137mi
Time: 5h – 6h
Lunch: Paucartambo (not included)
Dinner: San Pedro (included)
Accommodation: Cock of the Rock Lodge (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 7: San Pedro – Pillcopata – Atalaya – Huakaria – Pillcopata

Description: After a relaxing breakfast at the lodge, we head towards Pillcopata within Manu National Park. We stop at the hotel to dropoff our belongings and ride more throughout the Park to Atalaya, Huakaria, and return to Pillcopata. Hopefully we will be lucky enough to spot a Gallito de las Rocas (Peru’s national bird)

Distance: 120km / 75mi
Time: 5h
Lunch: Pillcopata (not included)
Dinner: Pillcopata (not included)
Accommodation: Gallitos De Las Rocas Lodge (2-star), breakfast included

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Day 8: Pillcopata – Huacarani – Andahuaylillas

Description: After breakfast, we return to Paucartambo and leave Manu National Park via a different route. Amazing views of the Vilcanota river valley and ascend to Huacarani. We take the turn towards Laguna Huacarpay and the beautiful view from above the lake. From there we continue for a quick visit to Pikillaqta, a pre-Inca village where some interesting structures are still on view. We continue to Piñipampa where you can see traditional brick factories at work and finally arriving at Andahuaylillas. There is a chance to visit the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas” where much of the gold-adorned church has been restored and the frescoes are now more vivid. We relax at a private country house with fireplace, a few dogs, and a grand sense of feeling at home

Distance: 200km / 124mi
Time: 6h – 7h (approx)
Lunch: Huambutio/en route (not included)
Dinner: Andahuaylillas (included)
Accommodation: Private Ranch House “Guarnicion” Andahuaylillas, breakfast included

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Day 9: Andahuaylillas – Chivay/Colca Canyon

Description: We take the alternative route towards Chivay and Colca Canyon – where you will get a lot of dirt road experience and more a feeling of what the remote Andes feels like. There are some mining activities in this region and you will see what a more typical Andean lifestyle is like herding animals, working the land, and few basic services. You will be rewarded as we approach Colca Canyon – more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States (4160m)

Distance: 430km / 267mi
Time: 7h – 8h (approx)
Lunch: Yauri (not included)
Dinner: Chivay (not included)
Accommodation: Casa Andina Classic (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 10: Colca Canyon – Arequipa

Description: We wake early to travel to the Mirador del Condor to see the first flight of the day of the impressive Andean Condor – with a potential wingspan of 3.2m! Our route to Arequipa may cross paths with more condors too so be on the lookout. We arrive in Arequipa – the White City – named for the white sillar rock that has built much of its historical center and earning its place on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. El Misti, one of 3 active volcanoes gracing the skyline on Arequipa, always casts a beautiful image on the city

Distance: 210km / 130mi
Time: 7h – 8h (approx)
Lunch: Arequipa (not included)
Dinner: Arequipa (not included)
Accommodation: Casa Andina Classic Jerusalen (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 11: Arequipa Free Day

Description: This is a free-day in Arequipa. There are great museums and Cathedrals to check out, take a hike up Misti, or just wander through the historical center and enjoy a day of people-watching. The motorcycles will get a more thorough review and cleaning

Distance: 0km / 0mi
Lunch: Arequipa (not included)
Dinner: Arequipa (not included)
Accommodation: Casa Andina Classic Jerusalen (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 12: Arequipa – Puno

Description: We leave the El Misti and head towards Puno, on the edge of Lake Titicaca – the largest lake in South America and the highest navigable lake in the world. There are many floating islands with unique settlements which have their own culture, customs, and transportation systems. Boat tours, tours to the islands, and other options are available

Distance: 400km / 240mi
Time: 5h – 6h
Lunch: Puno (not included)
Dinner: Puno (not included)
Accommodation: Casa Andina Classic Tikarani (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 13: Puno – Cusco

Description: We say goodbye to Lake Titicaca and take the route back to Cusco via Juliaca, La Raya, and Sicuani. There are a few archaeological sites along the way (Raqchi) and a beautiful old church in Huaro. The last stretch towards Cusco will bring us through Oropesa (the bread capital of Peru) – famous for their big round breads, Tipon – the Templo del Agua, and Saylla. We will battle a bit of traffic to finally arrive back at Peru Moto Tours headquarters!

Distance: 400km / 249mi
Time: 6h
Lunch: Sicuani (not included)
Dinner: Cusco (depends if Welcome or Farewell Dinner is chosen)
Accommodation: Hotel Mamasara (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 14: Cusco

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!

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Departure from Cusco: airport dropoff