Machu Picchu Express - 13 days

 

Visit one of the most divers countries in the world on a motorbike.

PeruMotors gives you an unique opportunity to discover Peru by motorcycle. Stay in first- and mid class hotels and travel by day train to and from Machu Picchu...
In only 13 days from home to home !!!

You will ride through extremely dry deserts... along deep canyons... visit lively cities and colourful markets... see lots of animals of the Andes... and, off course, the goal of this trip: the best South America has to offer... the lost city of the Inca's: Machu Picchu, deep in the andean rainforest.

The highlights of this tour are: Nasca lines, Lake Titicaca and Machu Picchu.


Roadrunner Magazine Magazine published a beautiful article about this tour.

You can read it here.


 

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Departure-dates: - 15 June 2014
- 15 August 2014
- 03 December 2014
Miles / Kilometers:
± 1250 / 2000
Road-surface:
Paved and about 10% of gravel
Minimum Number of Participants: 6
Maximum Number of Participants: 12

Included:
Not Included :
Flight Arequipa - Lima Intercontinental flight to Lima vv
12 Nights in fine first- and middle-class hotels with private shower and toilet, continental breakfast included Fuel and tolls
Motor-rent for the whole tour * All not mentioned entrance-fees for museums, parks, etc.
Multi-lingual guide on a motor Motor-clothing
Support vehicle with driver/mechanic Optional Damage Reduction Insurance (US$ 150.00)
All transfers All lunches and dinners
Day trip to Machu Picchu (Train, bus and entrance fee) Airport-taxes
  Personal expenses

Prices standard motorcycle : Kawasaki KLR650 / Honda NX-4 Falcon
Price Rider:
- 15 June 2014 US$ 3,825.00
- 15 August 2014 US$ 3,895.00
- 03 December 2014 US$ 3,895.00
Price Passenger:
- 15 June 2014 US$ 2,295.00
- 15 August 2014 US$ 2,325.00
- 03 December 2014 US$ 2,325.00

Single room upgrade:
US$ 400.00
Upgrade BMW F 650 GS:
US$ 550.00
Upgrade Yamaha XT660Z Teneré:
US$ 550.00
Upgrade BMW F 800 GS:
US$ 650.00
Upgrade BMW R 1200 GS:
US$ 1,495.00
Fuel (fixed price)
US$ 250.00
Optional Damage Reduction Insurance: US$ 150.00 (with a deductable/excess of max. US$ 500.00)
Security Deposit for Motorcycle: US$ 2,500.00
(with Optional Damage Reduction Insurance US$ 500.00)


* On non-riding days the motorcycles are not available for riding.

Prices are in US Dollars, per person and based upon a double hotelroom occupancy.
Prices are valid until December 31st 2014.




Full tour-description:

Day 1 and 2 --- Arrival in Lima and Paracas
You will arrive in Lima on day one, the lively capital of Peru, just for one day to travel the following day further south by luxury bus to Pisco. Here we will welcome you and you will meet the team that will support you for the next days on your tour. After an extensive briefing you've got time to explore the surroundings.

Day 3 --- Paracas - Huacachina
Early in the morning we start with a boatride to the Ballestas Islands with their incredible wildlfe. Penguins, seals and millions of seabirds will be your share. These islands are also called 'The Poor Man's Galapagos', a real treat! And then the first day on our motorcycles! We leave Pisco/Paracas through the desert, so we start really off road. We are heading for Huacachina, the most beautiful oasis in the Americas, where we will spend the night. Sandboarding and a spectacular dune-buggy ride wraps the day up.

Day 4 --- Huacachina - Nasca
A relatively short ride through the desert to Nasca. Here you have the opportunity to fly over the world-famous Nasca-lines. Not visible from the ground these lines and figures are there for hundreds of years, still a mistery.

Day 5 --- Nasca - Chalhuanca
Directly behind Nasca the mighty Andes brings us to more than 4.200 meters, where we will meet the lama's and vicuñas. Here starts the best road for motorbikes in South-America. If you have ever ridden the "Dragon's Tail", well this the same... but for hundreds of miles!!!
We pass touristless Puquio, a beautifull little village in the high Andes with a very attractive Plaza de Armas (main-square). And then over the Andes to Chalhuanca.

Day 6 --- Chalhuanca - Cusco
After an early breakfast and enough of ascending and descending we will, via Abancay, arrive in one of the most beautiful cities of South-America: Cusco. The ancient capital of the Inca's. We enter Cusco on the Avenida del Sol (Avenue of the Sun), the most important god of the Inca's. The next day is to discover Cusco. In the evening you can explore the vibrant nightlife in Cusco.

Day 7 --- Cusco
You will have all day to discover one of the most beautiful cities of South-America: Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca's. Stroll it's little steep streets, the Plaza de Armas, local markets, the cathedral, museums, ruins of Sacsayhuaman and much more.
We offer you in the morning, free of charge, the world famous "Walking City Tour of Cusco, powered by PeruMotors".

Day 8 --- Cusco - Ollantaytambo
From Cusco we ride into the "Sacred Valley of the Inca's". Here we will visit a variety of Inca ruins. Some well-known, some unknown, but all very interesting. We'll end the day in Ollantatytambo.

Day 9 --- Machu Picchu
Because there is no existing road to Machu Picchu, there is no other option than the train. The lost city of the Incas is something that you cannot skip when visiting Peru. Famous all over the world because of its setting, the architecture and the mystery of this city, in the inaccessible Andes makes it worth while to visit. In the evening we will return to Ollantaytambo, the same way we came... by train.

Day 10 --- Ollantaytambo - Puno
A quiet, but long, connection day, but the views here in the Andes are unforgettable! After passing Sicuani we'll reach the highest point of today on 13,000 feet. Then we enter the Altiplano on our way to Puno. From the harbour in Puno we leave for a little cruise on the Lake Titicaca to the floating islands of the Uros indians.

Day 11 --- Puno - Chivay
We have to cross the Andes once again. Again a long ride to the Colca Canyon. The pay-offs are the spectacular views on the mighty Andes. We end the day near Chivay, a nice little town in the heart of the Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon! Here we can wash of the dust in the local hot springs.

Day 12 --- Chivay - Arequipa
We are heading into the Colca Canyon, one of the best spots in the world to see Condors in their natural habitat. But before we are there, we have to challenge again bad roads close to the Canyon, but the surroundings are awesome with lots of Inca terraces on both sides of the canyon.
After visiting "Cruz del Condor" we go to Arequipa, where we will arrive in the afternoon.

Day 13--- Arequipa - Lima
In the morning you'll have all the time to explore this beautiful city once more. In the afternoon the transfer to the airport to get your flight to Lima and your connection to the city of origin.