Southamerica motorcycle tour: Peru:
Following the Inka trails

$5,460 22 days from 6 to 10 participants
 

tour description

We start from Lima , the capital with it´s close to 10 mio inhabitants.

In the upcoming next 3 weeks, we will cover a distance about 3200 km. The daily trips are well balanced and offer the opportunity, to aclimatisate to the altitudes of the Andes.

The highlights of this trip:

Nazca - the famous pictograms and lines, witch we will gaze from a small airplane.

Puerto Inka - a gorgeous little bay at the Pacific coast.

Arequipa - the “White City”, the “ Misti” vulcano with it’s white collar that can be recognized from far.

Lake “Titicaca” - the highest navegable lake of the world.

Starting from Puno, we will visit the natives on the floating Uros ilands.

From Puno, our tour leads us to Cusco, the former Inka capitol.

Cusco, also called “The Belly Button of the World”,  will be our starting point to the famous ruins of  Machu Picchu, one of the new “7 Wonders of the World”

The “ Holy Valley”, where various history-charged locations fill our program.

Proceeding to Abancay, one of the finest section for bikers:

Plenty of turns and various altitudes. Peru, bikers paradise with it’s variety, hardly to beat!

Before heading back to Lima, we will stop over in Pisco, which serves as our base for excursions into the Nacional Park of Paracas.

We Hill visit the “Ballestas Islands” – also recognized as the “small Galápagos”,

with it’s sea lions, penguins sea birds, a further highlight on our tour.

 

22 days of Enduro Adventure

Incl. rental motorbike YAMAHA XT 660 R 

Accompanied tours for 6– 10 participants

English speaking tourguide

Service car for the luggage

Overnight stays in Hotels

Airport transfer

 

Covered distance: 3'200 km

Lima – Nasca – Puerto Inka – Arequipa – Puno, Lake  Titicaca – Cusco – Urubamba – Abancay – Nasca – Pisco – Paracas – Lima

The tour is suitable for bikers that ride regulary, but definately nothing for beginners.

Off-road expirience is not required.

This tour is ment for people, that – apart from fun of riding – like to enjoy the  country and the Inka cultur as well.

The covered total distance is about 3200 km, the roads are mainly comfortable to ride, about 95 % of tarmac.

 

The travel program also can be downloaded from document folder.

 

Saturday, day 1:

Arrivel at Lima international airport “Hugo Chavez”, hotel transfer by Perumoto.

 

Sunday, day 2:

Our tour starts in Lima, the peruvian capitol with it’s approx. 10 mio inhabitants.

City tour to the view point “San Cristóbal”, “Plaza de Armas” and the “Presidential Palace”.

City tour 30,- US$ p/p

 

Monday, day 3:

We ride down south the Panamericana highway to Nazca, good road condicions accompanied by a beautiful landscape. After leaving Lima, we will enjoy the view on the Pacific coast. Endless dunes and green oasises, until we reach our destination Nazca, 450 km.

 

Tuesday, day 4:

We overfligh the famous Nazca lines in a small airplane. Only from this perspective, we are able to recognize the beautiful giant lines, abstract motives and  pictograms.

i.e.: monkey, fish, spider, humming bird and plenty of geometric lines

Price: 90,- US$ p/p.

 

Wednesday, day 5:

We are heading further to the South, and reach the gorgeous little bay of “Puerto Inka”. Located about 15 km ahead of the little town Chala and remote from the Panamericana.

Here are pelicans, penguines and sea lions at home. We also find the opportunity to ride some off-road.

 

Thursday, day 6:

Leaving to Arequipa, 344 km!

Arequipa, the “White City”, 2. largest in Peru, located about 1000 km south of Lima.

The city got it’s nickname, thanks to the white vulcano stone, it’s made of.

 

Friday, day 7:

We visit the ancient monastery “Santa Catalina”, built in the 16th century.

The afternoon is at your disposal to explore the city, lots of things to see!

 

Saturday, day 8:

Departure towards Puno, located at Titicaca lake, 320 km. On this strech we now ride into the highlands, reaching altitudes above 4000 mtrs. We see the first flocks of Vicuñas, Lamas and Alpacas.   

 

Sunday, day 9:

We visit the floating Uros reed islands, on lake Titicaca.

Price p/p approx.: US$ 15,-   

 

Monday, day 10:

We proceed our journey to Cusco, 389 km to the “belly button” of the world.

Cusco, the history charged capitol of the ancient Inka cultur, is located at 3326 mtrs and is one of the most visited touristic locations of the country.

 

Tuesday, day 11:

Visit of Machu Picchu ruins by train.

Costs approx,: 200 – 250,- US$ p/p.

 

Wednesday, day12:

We visit the “Holy Valley” with our motorbikes. Stopping over in Pisac with the opportunity to find some beautiful souvenirs. Todays program also includes visits of some ancient cultural memorials of the Inkas.

 

Thursday, day 13:

Cusco for your deposal, plenty of little shops, bars, restaurants and little discoverys virtually around every corner.

 

Friday, day 14:

Departure to Abancay, our aim for today.

A trip through a dreamlike landscape, plenty of turns to scrape trough!

198 km.

 

Saturday, day 15:

We are leaving Abancay, heading for Nazca – the “Kings Strech”.

Plenty of turns, we reach altitudes about 5.000mtrs, up and down, altitude differences of  4000mtrs, on a gorgeous 461 km trip.

 

Sunday, day 16:

Excursion arround Nazca, we visit an ancient watering system

 

Monday, day 17:

Today we procced north, towards Pisco city. Passing Ica, escorted by wine and cotton fields along the road. 215 km.

 

Tuesday, day 18:

Visit of the Ballestas Islands by speedboat and the Nacional Park of Paracas

 

Wednesday, day 19:

A day to relax and recover: Pool, reading and a Pisco Sour drink

 

Thursday, day 20:

Return to Lima, 232 km on the Panamericana.

In the evening, a review on our tour.

 

Friday, day 21:

Lima for your disposal, buying some last souvenirs or just enjoy the city.  

 

Saturday, day 22:

Returnflight – even the most beautifull holydays once come to an end ....




Itinerary may change without further notice due to weather-, road- or any other condition that OVERCROSS or its guides feel will jeopardize the safety of the group or material.

 

What benefits can you expect?

Included benefits:

  • Accomodation in Guesthouses/ Hotels
  • Motorcycle Yamaha XT 660 R
  • German speaking tourguide
  • Satelitephone and emergencytracking "saraperu"
  • Support Vehicle with space for passengers luggage
  • ​Airport transfers
  • ​tour map and packlist
  • travel insurance certificate

Not included benefits:

  • flights
  • fuel
  • ​meals, drinks
  • personal expenses and aktivities
  • ​entry fees
  • travel insurance 
 

country information

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  • How do I pay in southern Africa?

    In general it is better to exchange cash or travelers checks on site, where you get in most countries of southern Africa, a much better exchange rate than in Germany.

    There are a few exceptions: In Zimbabwe, the U.S. $ is used as the official currency, the currency should be changed before departure.

    Namibia uses Namibia dollars, the currency must be equated with the South African Rand. This means you can pay in Namibia with South African Rand but not in South Africa with Namibia Dollars. In South Africa and Namibia are credit cards accepted, except when refueling. Gasoline is only for cash!

    In Zimbabwe, only Visa cards are accepted but not everywhere

  • What is meant by desert and what kinds are there?

    Dry deserts do prevent due to their lack of water, the plant growth. At the
    Tropics at about 23, 5 degrees, there are so-called tropic deserts like the Sahara.

    The high-pressure areas there let the clouds dissolve and there is therefore no precipitate.

    These high-pressure areas are established by the intertropical convergence zone. Due to the strong sunlight warms the equatorial region particularly hard, so much water evaporates which prevents the precipitation.
    Descending air masses lead to the degradation of the clouds.
    The different types of desert we travelare: stone, gravel, salt and the sand desert.

     

    Stone or rock desert:

    Also known as Hammada is covered with dense nature of the blocky, angular fine rock or coarser rock material. These Hamada is the result of the physical
    Weathering.

    Often, this rocky desert are coverde with boulders.Plateaus crossed that even with a well-developed havy duty off roaders barely passable. On our safari jeep, we usually travel on the old caravan routes, which is usually like in other forms of the desert


    Alamat acknowledges. Almat are small stone pyramids were usually placed on increases as route of the nomads and caravan leaders. Along the sandy desert, they are usually blown away, and man recognizes the old and new routes in camel carcasses, old tires and the car frame or other veralssenen those who "runs" line. A typical picture is dark colored and the smooth surface of the rocks of a desert rock, due to the smooth shiny surface it is also called desert varnish, results of flexibility accorded by the sun and the creeping permanent audit by the fine desert sand.

    Gravel desert:

    In the Western Sahara, they are called Reg, in the central Sahara, they are called Serir. Gravel deserts caused by erosion of stone or rock desert or by the
    Deposition of gravel where millions of years ago were still glacial. Another cause is a
    physical effect on the surface to collect more and more rocks, since the smaller pebbles or sand grains move down much easier. This process was developed in the desert for thousands of years, because provide moisture, wind and temperature differences for the movement of sand grains. When crossing through this gravel deserts you can still see the tracks after weeks of the knobby tires of motorcycles or the lanes of the SUVs and trucks Expeditions:

    Salt desert

    Chott el Jerid is probably the biggest and most famous salt lake Chott Tunesien.Der term is also used in Algeria and in the Eastern Sahara, the central salt desert, also known as Sebkha. Salt flats occur mostly in arid endorheic
    Sedimentary basins due to strong evaporation. In the Maghreb region of the layer is under-shaped ground conducive to formation of a dei Chotts which Duch promotes its consistency clay to seal the bottom surface. Very many of the deserts lie in the type
    Iran and Central Asia. Salt flats and salt-containing damp voallem deserts such as the Chott el Jerid, they are difficult if not impossible to impassable. Depending on the depth of the drying Sonneneinstarahlung the salt crust / upper class bedinkt passable. Often arise in wells of only a few Zentiumeter "swamp fields and ponds," weren which should in any case not drive through or walk through. The salt is formed mostly by down
    washed up debris from adjacent elevations / mountains, which often contain plenty of salt in endorheic depressions such as the Qattara Depression accumulates naturally as salt-enriched clay and Lehmflächen. This surface is called Salt Flat and Alkali Flats. After precipitation, which are mostly in the winter months, walked these salt lakes.

     

    The sandy deserts:

    The erg in the Western Sahara and in the Libyan Sahara is a desert is called the surface mainly consists of quartz sand. This is caused by soil erosion, sand a gravel desert. Due to the absolute dry conditions in the sandy deserts due to the lack of vegitation are much harder than stone or gravel deserts. Because of the fine grading of the sand deserts in the lower part of the carrying capacity is solidified, the surface is rather finely and due to the strong sunlight and fine dust-like sand of Einwehung less viable.
    In the northern Sahara dunes are found frequently occurring as longitudinal dunes or sickle.
    In libischen part of the Sahara will find the most beautiful crescent dunes below Seba and the longest sand dunes in Algeria with up to six hundred miles long.

    With the motorcycle and 4x4 suv in the solidified dunes levels passable, but difficult or impossible in up to three hundred feet high Mamutdünen how she finds in Algeria and Libya.

    The world's largest sand desert in Arabia, where we conduct the tours in Oman and the Rub al Khali Dubai. الربع الخالي ar-Rub ʿ al-Khali is the paradise for every off roader. The turning circle running through the desert of Oman, Yemen, and UAE.

 

Dates

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$5,460 on Yamaha XT660R
$1,765 pillion rider
$2,692 passenger in escort vehicle
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Optional additional services

$474 single room supplement