Desert, Highlands & Jungle - 12 days

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Overview

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.

Highlights:

  • Diverse landscapes including deserts, mountains, and forests
  • Thrilling motorcycle adventure challenging nature’s extremes
  • Exploration of historical sites, including the Nazca Lines
  • Scenic routes through the Andes Mountains and Sacred Valley
  • Visit to the iconic Machu Picchu and a city tour in Cusco

Included/Excluded

  • Specialized bilingual guide
  • All the tours mentioned in the program.
  • The Insurance for the motorbike in included on the prince (SOAT) whic only covers injuries to others in case of an accident.
  • Entrances ticket for all tours mentioned in the program.
  • Tour to Machupicchu in tourist train Backpacker.
  • Half board (B,D) breakfast and dinner (except the day in Machupicchu and Cusco)
  • Full board in Pilcopata ( B,L,D) breakfast , Lunch and dinne
  • Motorcycle . (XR 250, 600 or 650 )
  • The hostels category 3 stars
  • Motorcycle gear (helmet, Gloves, pants, Jacket)
  • Fuel for the motorcycle
  • Flight ticket Cusco / Lima
  • Beverages.
  • Taxes of the airport either nationals or internationals
  • Tips and nothing that is not specifies in the program.

Tour Plan

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.

2nd Day Lima - Paracas

Breakfast 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)

3rd Day Paracas - Ica - Nazca

At 7:00 AM after breakfast at the hotel we will 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 Nazca. (B,D)

4th Day Nazca

At 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. We will stay over night in hotel (B,D)

5th Day Nazca - Chalhuanca

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.).

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 city of Chalhuanca, located at 2,300 m.a.s.l. where we will spend the night. (B)

6th Day Chalhuanca - Urubamba

From the Hotel 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 Urubamba.

We will enter the Urubamba Valley or Sacred Valley of the Incas to finally arrive our hotel (B)

7th day Urubamba Sacred valley of the Incas Urubamba

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located on the north of Cusco. It was undoubtedly a key area of settlement for the Incas and one of the most important areas. Pisaq and Ollantaytambo were very important religious centers and forts.

Currently, the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region supplying the city of Cusco with much of its products. It is filled with quiet and colorful villages like Urubamba, Calca and Qoya. On the way back we will ascend to Maras (salt mines) and visit the archeological complex of Moray (circular platforms and a place of agricultural experimentation during the Inca’s period).

Overnight in Urubamba.

8th Day Urubamba - Manu Cloud Forest

After breakfast, we will head southeast along the Sacred Valley on a paved road for 30 km. After we will changing direction to northeast, we will continue our ride along a 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. Overnight at the hotel, we will have dinner at the lodge. (B,D)

9th Day Manu Cloud Forest - Cusco

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

10th Day Cusco – Machupicchu - Cusco

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.

11th Day Cusco City Tour - Four Ruins

Morning free, In the afternoon by a tourist bus we will visit the city of Cusco, the sun's temple known as QORICANCHA and the cathedral, after we will continue by a tourist bus to visit the famous fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the archaeological groups of Q'enco, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

12th Day CUSCO -Lima

Free half day to visit and explore the archeological capital of South America on your own, in the afternoon we will transfer you to the airport of Cusco to take your flight  to Lima city.

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