14 days
Duration
Yes
Pillions?
Max 12
Riders
Adventure
Tour pace

PERU – MACHU PICCHU 
ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE TOUR

A wonderful opportunity to embark on the journey of a lifetime and discover the culture and scenery of Peru with Guided Motorbike Tours Ltd and our professional support team


BIKE HIRE INCLUDED

Motorcycle Hire is included in the price

FUEL INCLUDED

Fuel for the Motorcycle and Support Vehicle Included

TRANSFERS INCLUDED

We will collect you and return you to the airport

3&4* HOTELS INCLUDED

Quality hotel accommodation included in price

FOOD INCLUDED*

Breakfast and Evening Meals included in price

DAY TRIPS INCLUDED

Machu Picchu & lakes trip included


During this outstanding motorcycle adventure tour you will visit the most famous sites of Peru on a motorcycle, such as: Nasca Lines, Lake Titicaca and, of course, Machu Picchu. But there is so much more to discover in this remarkable country. This is a guided motorcycle tour based mainly on tarmac with some “off tarmac” riding, suitable for every adventurous motorcyclist and suitable for experienced riders with pillions!

You will ride through dry deserts… along deep canyons… visit lively cities and colorful markets… see lots of the animals of the Andes… and 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 rain forest

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR

  • City of Arequipa
  • Driest Coastal Desert in the world
  • Mysterious Nasca lines
  • High Andes
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Ancient capital of the Inca Empire: Cusco
  • The lost city of the Inca’s: Machu Picchu
  • Highest navigable lake in the world: Lake Titicaca

Peru Machu Picchu Motorcycle toursYOU WILL NEED:

  • Helmet
  • Motorcycle Clothing
  • Boots
  • Bike gloves
  • Snood/Dust mask
  • Water resistant backpack (Ideally a Hydration Backpack such as a Camelbak)
  • Bungee/Cargo net

WHAT BIKES ARE AVAILABLE?

A Kawasaki KLR or similar is provided included in the cost, however there are upgrade options to; a BMW 700/800 GS BMW 1200RT or a Honda Africa Twin CRF1000

MEALS

You will be responsible for paying for any meals not included in the package tour price unless otherwise stated – this is because we prefer to give people their own choice when in unfamiliar countries due to dietary requirements etc. Breakfast and dinner is included

VISAS

You’ll need to get a visa before travelling to Peru. You can find further information about how to apply on the https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/peru

VACCINATIONS

Please refer to the governments advice page for health precautions when travelling to Peru https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/peru/health

WHAT TO RIDE IN?

Ideally, you will want to travel as light as possible. Expect temperatures between 25 – 35 degrees centigrade (cooler in the higher areas). It is advisable to take with you and wear either lightweight body Armour or a perforated jacket and summer gloves. A pair of strong boots and lightweight trousers for riding in with Armour built in.

Make sure you bring something to keep you warm during the evenings

WHY CHOOSE GUIDED MOTORBIKE TOURS LTD?

Paying someone thousands of miles away for a once in a lifetime opportunity is a big gamble. What do you know about them, how is their business standing, are they about to go bust or sell their company, are they reputable and do they have independent reviews like GMT Ltd? With just the few examples above, it is a big risk investing in a company so far away with so many different rules and regulations making it almost impossible to recover your investment and holiday! GMT Ltd are a reputable UK limited company, VAT registered, a member of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) and registered with the ICO (Information Commissioners Office for data compliance). We also have 100’s of independent reviews on review sites such as TripAdvisor, TrustPilot, Facebook and Google so you can see for yourself we are a company you can trust and know will take care of you

If you have any questions please ask by calling us on 0330 111 0112 or by contacting us

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DAY 1 - Arrival in Arequipa

  • Altitude: 2.300 meters (7,500 feet)

You will arrive in Arequipa (Peru) on day one, the lively city in southern Peru.

We will pick you up from the airport and bring you to the hotel. Your tour guide will do the briefing for the whole group about the upcoming tour. And he will arrange the necessary paperwork and the “Safety Deposit” for the motorcycle with you.

The rest of the day is at leisure in Arequipa, a very nice colonial city with a friendly atmosphere.

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DAY 2 - Arequipa - Puerto Inka

  • Distance: 410 km (255 mile)
  • Altitude: From 2.300 meters (7,500 feet) to sea level
  • Road Surface: All pavement

Peru Machu Picchu Motorcycle Adventure TourIt is finally time to start our engines. To get out of the city is our first challenge. Then in about 50 kilometers we will reach the PanAmerican Highway and we will follow it northbound. In 140 kilometers we’ll reach the Pacific coast and follow the coast all the way to Puerto Inka. Here we stay in a very nice hotel on a unique location. Next to the hotel you can find Inca ruins. Your tour guide will take you there for a little tour.

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DAY 3 - Puerto Inka - Nasca

  • Distance: 180 km (112 mile)
  • Altitude: From sea level to 500 meters (1650 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement (15 km of sand if you go to Chauchilla)

We follow the PanAmericana northbound, through one of the driest deserts in the world. On our way to Nasca, world famous for its geoglyphs and lines only visible for the sky. In the afternoon there is the possibility to do a half an hour flight over the pampa.

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DAY 4 - Nasca - Chalhuanca

  • Distance: 361 km (225 mile)
  • Altitude: From 500 meter (1,650 feet), via 4.500 meter (14,800 feet) to 2.000 meter (6,560 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

Peru Machu Picchu Motorcycle Adventure TourDirectly from Nasca the mighty Andes brings us to more than 4.200 meters, where we will meet the lamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Here starts one of the best road for motorcycles in South America. If you have ever ridden the “Tail of the Dragon” in the USA, well this the same… but for hundreds of miles!!! We pass touristless Puquio, a beautiful little village in the high Andes. And then even higher over the Andes to Chalhuanca.

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DAY 5 - Chalhuanca - Cusco

  • Distance: 300 km (190 mile)
  • Altitude: From 2.000 meter (6,560 feet) to 3.500 meter (11,500 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

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.

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DAY 6 - Cusco

  • Altitude: 3.500 meter (11,500 feet)

After breakfast your tour guide will take you on “The World Famous Walking City Tour in Cusco”. This is a 2,5 walking tour through the city center of Cusco. The rest of the day is to explore the city and its surroundings. Stroll it’s little steep streets, the Plaza de Armas, local markets, the cathedral, museums, ruins of Sacsayhuaman and much more.

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DAY 7 - Cusco - Ollantaytambo

  • Distance: 80 km (50 mile)
  • Altitude: From 3.500 meter (11,500 feet) to 2.800 meter (9,200 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

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 very interesting. We’ll end the day in Ollantatytambo.

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Machu Picchu

  • Altitude: 2.430 meter (8,000 feet)

Peru Machu Picchu Motorcycle Adventure TourThe absolute highlight of this tour: Machu Picchu. There is still no road to this magical place. So, early in the morning you go by train to the little town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo). From there it is half an hour by bus to the entrance of the citadel. After your visit to the ruins you go back to Ollantaytambo by train.

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DAY 9 - Ollantaytambo - Quince Mil

  • Distance: 295 km (185 mile)
  • Altitude: From 2.800 meter (9,200 feet) to 650 meter (2,135 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

Today we are back on the bikes again. On our way to Quince Mil, a little tropical village on the east side of the Andes. The paved road down hill is spectacular ! Probably the best motorcycle road you have EVER ridden. We stay in a little family-owned hotel in the jungle, with a relaxing atmosphere.

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DAY 10 - Quince Mil - Juliaca

  • Distance: 410 km (255 mile)
  • Altitude: From 650 meter (2,135 feet) to 3.800 meter (2135 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

Another extraordinary riding day, now uphill against the mighty Andes. As if you have to climb a wall with your motorcycle. The views are beautiful. After lunch in Macusani, we’ll reach the city of Juliaca on the Altiplano, where we will stay the night.

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DAY 11 - Juliaca - Puno

  • Distance: 60 km (37 mile)
  • Altitude: 3.800 meter (12,500 feet)
  • Road Surface: All pavement

Today a short ride to the city on the shores of Lake Titicaca: Puno. That gives us the opportunity to visit the special Inca-site of Sillustani. In the afternoon we will do a boat cruise on the lake and visit the “Floating Islands of the Uros People”. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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DAY 12 - Arequipa - Home

  • Altitude: 2.300 meters (7,500 feet)

Today we will bring you to the airport for your flight back home.


Itinerary may change slightly to that listed here due to a number of factors, such as; weather, improvements to the tour, time and other factors beyond our control 

2019 DATE

August 2019

PRICES

Includes: Motorcycle rental, fuel, support vehicle & mechanic, tour guide, 3 & 4* hotels, breakfast, dinner, excursions (see included tab), airport transfers, full support from a professional established company 

Solo rider sharing a twin room £5995 pp
Rider and pillion sharing double or twin (package price) £8995
Solo rider with private room £6995 pp

*Price includes the Kawasaki KLR motorcycle. $500 holding security/insurance deposit required payable locally by credit card

UPGRADES

BMW F700GS Upgrade +£595
BMW F800GS Upgrade +£895
BMW 1200RT Upgrade +£1395
Honda Africa Twin CRF1000 Upgrade +£1295

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Kawasaki KLR motorcycle
  • Hotel 3-4 star
  • Breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • Fuel
  • Transfer IN
  • Transfer OUT
  • Professional English speaking guide on a motorcycle
  • Support truck with mechanic and for all luggage
  • All costs for mechanic and guide
  • Insurance with max US$ 500,00 deductible
  • Day trip to Machu Picchu with bus, train, entrance and local guide
  • 2h boat trip on Lake Titicaca
  • Not Included:

  • All other entrance fees not mentioned in included
  • Flights to and from Arequipa
  • Flight over the Nasca Lines
  • All other food besides breakfasts and dinners
  • All drinks on dinners
  • Your flight to Peru from UK or any internal or pleasure / transfer flights
  • All not mentioned entrance-fees for museums, parks, etc
  • All not mentioned meals
  • Motorcycle gear
  • Optional Damage Reduction Insurance (Premium: US$ 180.00 / Max. deductible: US$ 500.00)
  • Safety deposit for the motorcycle (with insurance: US$ 500.00 / without insurance US$ 2,500.00)
  • Airport taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel / Holiday / Personal Insurance or medical insurance
  • Vaccinations
  • Minor damage
  • Hotel mini bar, paid services or premium services

Is Peru safe to travel on your own?

YES !!! The roads are good and the people are very friendly. Of course, you’ll have to be cautious, like you would be at home, or in any other part of the world.
South America (Peru) doesn’t generally have a good reputation, but in the 12 years our business partners have been in business, not even one of the guests experienced any serious problems.

Is the airfare included in the price?

No. We will provide you the exact dates for arrival at and departure from Arequipa.

To which airport do I have to fly for a tour?

In general, you’ll have to fly to Arequipa, Peru (airport code: AQP). This city is our business partners homebase. Normally you will fly to Lima, the capital of Peru, and take a domestic flight from there to Arequipa. Very often the airlines offer the domestic flight from Lima (Peru) to Arequipa (Peru) for a small addition to your international airfare. Ask for it !

I’m not very tall. Is it possible to lower the motorcycle?

Suzuki DR650: Yes, this motorcycles has the possibility to lower the rear suspension with 5 cm.

BMW F800GS: No, we can only offer an original BMW lowered seat, which lowers the seat height with 3 cm.

Africa Twin CRF1000: No, but we can put the seat in the lowest position.

Is there a spare motorcycle available on the tour?

No.

What happens if I wreck my motorcycle?

Well… with our experience, if the motorcycle is wrecked beyond repair, most of the time the rider is not in a good shape to ride a motorcycle anymore. If you are still fit enough to ride, we will try to get the motorcycle back on the road. If this is not possible, we will try to replace the motorcycle. For the time being you’ll have to join our mechanic in the support vehicle. Sometimes, on certain routes, the motorcycle guide can give you his motorcycle.

Is any food and/or (soft-) drinks included?

Please see the “INCLUDED” tab for more information

Is it likely to suffer from altitude-sickness?

Most of our tours have differences in altitudes between sea-level and about 5.000 meters (16,400 ft.). On average about 50-60% of our guests will suffer some symptoms, like headache, nauseousness, insomnia, etc. Let’s say: “flu-like symptoms”. It is impossible to predict who will suffer the symptoms and who won’t. Fitness and age of the person doesn’t seem to matter.
There is a lot you can do to avoid the symptoms: On altitude drink lot’s (at least 3 liters / 0,75 a gallon) of non-alcoholic fluids, like water, coca-tea, coffee and soft drinks. And eat chocolate, candy and other sweets.
In severe cases oxigen is needed, but that is quite rare. All hotels on altitude have it available.
Or you can use medication, like Diamox. Our advise is that you don’t take any medication, before you have the symptoms. In case of severe symptoms it is even better is to buy ‘local stuff’ in the Farmacias in Peru.
Everybody will at least notice that they are on altitude, for example while climbing stairs.
Normally your body will be adjusted to the altitude in about 4-5 days. And the symptoms will disappear by itself.

Are the airport transfers in Arequipa included?

Yes ! We will pick you up from the airport, or we will send a taxi to pick you up. And, of course, after the tour we will take you to the airport for your flight home.

What is the weather like in Peru?

Weatherwise, between March and December is the best times to go, because that is the dry season. In the highlands a rain shower can be expected all year round.

Do I need a visa for traveling to Peru?

Citizens from most countries in Europe can enter Peru with a “Tarjeta Andina de Migración” (TAM). This is a tourist visa which you can get upon entering Peru. Please, check for yourself if you need a visa, or if you can enter with TAM.

And how about a visa for Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador?

It is your responsibility to get the necessary (tourist) vi

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