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THE BEST OF PERU

Duration

08 Days – 08 Nights

Departures

Year – round

Distance

1,785km / 1,110mi
(85% asphalt, 15% dirt road)

Max. altitude

4,800masl/
15,800ft

Combine all the places you want to see in a unique one-way trip from Lima to Cusco region! From the arid desert coast of Peru, to the majestic and challenging Andes, and semi-tropical transition zone to the Amazon – there couldn’t be a better way to try out your all-weather gear. The interesting mix of cultural activities and passing through some of the most beautiful routes of Peru – everyday is better than the last!
TOUR STARTS AT

Lima

TOUR ENDS AT

Peru Moto Tours office. Calle Saphi 578, Cusco

ACCOMMODATION

Included 8 nights: 3-star hotels, double occupancy, breakfast

LIMA AIRPORT PICKUP/CUSCO AIRPORT 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
Transfer Hotel Lima to San Bartolo
Airport pickup Lima and Cusco airport dropoff
08 nights accommodation based on double occupancy. 3-star with breakfast included, 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
Nazca Lines flight
Boat Tour of Islas Ballestas (Paracas)
Farewell Dinner in Cusco
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, guide, and support vehicle). The guide and support vehicle gasoline cost is split amongst the riders. Approx 230USD per pilot
Tolls/parking (for motos and support vehicle when necessary)
Entrance fees for any of the sites/optional activities
Motorcycle Clothing and Accessories (available for rental)
Flight/Bus Cusco to Lima

OPTIONAL

Motorcycle Damage Insurance + 120USD
Triumph Tiger 800XC or Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L +400USD

PRICE

4+ Riders = 3325USD each
Non-riders = 2468USD each

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Day1: Lima transfer, San Bartolo – Paracas

Description: An 08h pickup at your hotel to take you to our launch point in San Bartolo, about 50kms from Lima. You’ll meet your ride, pack up the support vehicle and the adventure begins! We ride south along coastal desert of the Panamericana Sur through Chilca (UFO Lucuma ice cream!), Canete, Cerro Azul, and Pisco until arriving at Paracas. We will leave our gear at the hotel and explore the National Reserve of Paracas with our motorcycles. Paracas is the oldest marine reserve in Peru and contains archaeological sites of ancient civilizations (and where the first musical instrument of Peru, the quena, was found dating back to 6500B.C.). The Reserve is referred to as the ‘poor man’s Galapagos’ with the same abundant marine flora and fauna as found in Ecuador but without as much tourism development

Distance: 245km / 152mi
Arrival to Lima: airport pickup
Time: 5h (approx)
Lunch: Canete (not included)
Dinner: Paracas (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Emancipador (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 2: Paracas – Huacachina / Ica – Nazca

Description: Start the day with a 08h boat tour of Islas Ballestas. The boat tour is the best way to appreciate the marine animals that live in the reserve and some of the archaeological ruins visible from the shore. After the boat tour, we gear up and head out from Paracas towards Huacachina to have a panoramic view of the oasis and dunes. From there, we make our way to Nazca. We will pass a couple of the geoglyphs that they have built a 2-storey viewing tower to observe but the geoglyphs are really only appreciated from the air. We will confirm if an afternoon flight is still possible or the next morning (and depending on climate conditions). Nazca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ancient geoglyphs created around 400-650A.D. There is much differing opinion about their purpose and so has developed a level of mystery around the Lines

Distance: 220km / 137mi
Time: 5h (approx)
Lunch: Huacachina (not included)
Dinner: Nazca (not included)
Accommodation: Casa Andina Classic Nazca (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 3: Nazca – Chalhuanca

Description: After breakfast at the hotel, we set off for a day of amazing views. From Nazca, we leave the hot desert (300masl) and start climbing towards Puquio and the Andes. We reach a high point of 4800masl – the weather here is unpredictable (intense sun, rain, fog, hail). From the high point of the day, traverse through Pampas Galeras – the largest national reserve of Vicunas (the national animal of Peru, a cousin of the Llama/Alpaca and with the softest animal fiber in the world). This is one of the most amazing and challenging routes in all of Peru. Lots of windy curves and beautiful vistas

Distance: 350km / 217mi
Time: 8h (approx)
Lunch: En route (not included)
Dinner: Chalhuanca (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Tampumayu (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 4: Chalhuanca – Cusco

Description: We get an early start to the second part of one of the most beautiful routes of Peru. The landscape gets more lush and the curves tighter as we near Cusco – the historic capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We meander through stupendous valleys, never-ending switchbacks, and magnificent views. Once we land in Cusco, we will give you the best hints+tips about things to see and do

Distance: 320km / 199mi
Time: 8h (approx.)
Lunch: Abancay (not included)
Dinner: Cusco (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Mamasara (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 5: Sacred Valley (Pisac – Urubamba – Moray – Salineras – Ollantaytambo)

Description: We begin to encounter more Inca history and scenic passages of the Andes. We visit Pisac, Moray, Salineras, and Ollantaytambo. Pisac and Ollantaytambo are considered the 2 most important Inca sites next to Machu Picchu. There is a large artisanal market in Pisac and Moray is where the Incas built agricultural experimental terraces. Salineras is a large outdoor salt mine in a valley where the local community makes and sells various products related to the artisanal salt

Distance: 200km / 124mi
Time: 5h – 6h (approx)
Lunch: Urubamba / Salineras (not included)
Dinner: Ollantaytambo (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Sol Natura (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 6: Ollantaytambo – Santa Teresa – Aguas Calientes

Description: One of the best parts of the Tour – we will Summit at Abra de Málaga (4,500masl) and enter the sub-tropical zone at 1,500masl travelling along dirt roads towards Santa Teresa. The weather and scenery changes – warmth, banana plantations, and lush mountainsides. We will switch to overnight packs and leave the motorcycles in Santa Teresa to go to Hidroelectrica Train station. We will board the 15h30 train to Aguas Calientes (35mins) where we will spend the night

Distance: 200km / 124mi
Time: 5h – 6h (approx.)
Lunch: Huyro (not included)
Dinner: Aguas Calientes (not included)
Accommodation: Hotel Hatun Inti Classic (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 7: Machu Picchu – Hidroelectrica – Santa Teresa

Description: Visit the Imperial City of the Incas – Machu Picchu (Guided Tour). One of the New Seven Wonders of the World and amazing at all times of the year. Machu Picchu is a National Park and there are many hikes within the site that you can do (there are extra costs for Huayna Picchu or La Montana and require prior reservation). We return to Santa Teresa on the afternoon train and you have the option to experience the zipline at Cola de Mono or soak in the hot springs of Cocalmayo

Distance: non-riding day
Lunch: Aguas Calientes (not included)
Dinner: Santa Teresa (not included)
Accommodation: Hostal Yakumama (2-star), Peru Moto Tours will arrange breakfast

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Day 8: Santa Teresa – Cusco

Description: After breakfast, we head back to Cusco via Abra Malaga (4500masl). Everything seems familiar yet different as we track back to Cusco!

Distance: 250km / 155mi
Time: 5h – 7h (approx)
Lunch: Huambutio/en route (not included)
Dinner: Farewell Dinner in Cusco
Accommodation: Hotel Mamasara (3-star), breakfast included

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Day 9: 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!

Departure from Cusco: airport dropoff