Start of the tour (arrival in Arequipa (AQP) - Perú)
Prices standard pickup truck (Toyota HiLux double cabin 4x4, or similar model)
- 1 Hotel room / 1 Car:
1 Guest: US$ 5,160.00
2 Guests: US$ 3,795.00
3 Guests: US$ 3,510.00
- 2 Hotel rooms / 1 Car:
3 Guests: US$ 3,650.00
4 Guests: US$ 3,365.00
- Prices are in US Dollars and per person
- Prices are valid until 31 December 2022
- Toyota LandCruiser (or similar model): US$ 780.00 per car
- Private driver/guide: US$ 1,860.00 per tour (all expenses included)
- 13 Nights in 3* tourist class hotels with private shower and toilet, including standard breakfast
- Rental car for the whole tour, unlimited kilometers / miles
- Car insurance, with a deductible/excess of max. US$ 1,000.00
- Detailed Road Book
- Garmin GPS
- Multi-lingual guide on a motor **
- Support-vehicle with driver/mechanic **
- Day trip to Machu Picchu (Train-, bus- and entrance- tickets)
- "World Famous Walking City Tour in Cusco", powered by PeruMotors
- Airport transfers in Arequipa (Perú)
- Flights to and from Arequipa (Perú)
- All not mentioned entrance-fees for excursions, museums, parks, etc.
- All not mentioned meals
- Fuel and tolls (estimate: US$ 300,00)
- Safety deposit for the rental car: US$ 1,000.00 (Cash or major credit card)
- Airport taxes
- Personal expenses
Before you complete your booking, please read our "Terms & Conditions" carefully.
Information about the car insurance:
The rental car is fully insured against:
- Damage to the rental car
- Third party property damage
- Personal injury to third parties
With an excess/deductible of max. US$ 1,000.00. A safety deposit of US$ 1,000.00 is required in cash or with a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AmEx or Diners Club). It is not possible to re-insure the excess/deductible. The rental company can not accept any other insurance. If the client has such an insurance, he/she has to pay the excess/deductible and then claim it on their own insurance.
For all damage: Whatever the cause is !
Day 1 --- Arrival in Arequipa
- Altitude: 2.300 meters / 7,500 ft
On day one you will arrive in Arequipa (Peru), 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 all the necessary paperwork with you.
The rest of the day is at leisure in Arequipa, a very nice colonial city with a friendly atmosphere.
Day 2 --- Arequipa - Cabanaonde
- Distance: 220 Km. / 130 Mi.
- Altitude: From 2.300 (7,500 ft) to 3.300 meter (10,800 ft)
It is finally time to start the engine. We start in the morning, with a good driving day ahead. Within 150 km we will be already on the highest point of the whole tour: 4.910 meter (16,100 feet !!!). Then we 'dive' into the Colca Canyon, home of the Andean Condor. Lunch will be on the plaza of Chivay, in the heart of the Colca. We sleep in the totally non-touristic town of Cabanaconde.
Day 3 --- Cabanaconde - Atico
- Distance: 375 Km. / 225 Mi.
- Altitude: to sea level
A long driving day with about 120 Km. on dirt and gravel. Finally we hit the PanAmerican Highway. Lunch will be somewhere along the road and we end up in the little town on the coast: Atico.
Day 4 --- Atico - Nasca
- Distance: 260 Km. / 155 Mi.
- Altitude: to 500 meters / 1,640 ft
Today a relative short drive through the extremely dry desert to Nasca. This town is world famous for its pampa with very mysterious geoglyphs, figures and lines. In the afternoon you'll have the opportunity to fly over these lines, because they are only visible from the air.
Day 5 --- Nasca - Chalhuanca
- Distance: 345 Km. / 210 Mi.
- Altitude: to 3.400 meters / 11,000 ft
From Nasca you'll have to conquer the mighty Andes mountain range, East bound. In about 80 kilometers you will be on 4.000 meters. Lots of twisties and hairpins. Lunch will be in the tourist-less town of Puquio. Late in the afternoon the arrival in Chalhuanca.
Day 6 --- Chalhuanca - Cusco
- Distance: 310 Km. / 190 Mi.
- Altitude: 3.400 meters / 11,000 ft
Continuing on the 'Road with the 1.000 Hairpins' we are on our way to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca empire. We stay 2 nights in a hotel in the heart of the city.
Of course, we'll have a beer in the Norton pub, on the Plaza de Armas.
Day 7 --- Cusco
- Altitude: 3.400 meters / 11,000 ft
The resting day in Cusco. So, no driving today. But that doesn't mean there is nothing to do. In the morning your tour guide will organize the "World famous walking city tour in Cusco, powered by PeruMotors (free of charge)". In about 2,5 hours you will see the beautiful sites of Cusco. The afternoon is for exploring Cusco on your own, or visit some Inca ruins outside of Cusco, or just for relaxing at the hotel.
Day 8 --- Cusco - Ollantaytambo
- Distance: About 100 Km. / 60 Mi.
- Altitude: to 2.800 meters / 9,200 ft
A relative short drive to the "Sacred Valley of the Inca's". Here we can visit the Salinas. Lunch will be in Urubamba. We arrive early in the afternoon in the authentic Inca town of Ollantaytambo, where you can visit the most impressive Inca fortress. This is the ONLY place where the Inca's won a battle in the war against the Spaniards.
Day 9 --- Machu Picchu
- - Distance: 45 Km. / 30 Mi. (Train & bus)
- - Altitude: 2.300 meters / 7,500 ft
THE absolute touristic highlight of South America: Machu Picchu. And, of course, one of the highlights of this tour. Because there is (still) no existing road to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), we go by train. Early in the morning the train will bring us, along the Urubamba river, in about 2 hours to Aguas Calientes. Then in about half an hour by bus to the entrance. In the afternoon you'll return to Ollantaytambo by train.
Day 10 --- Ollantaytambo - Quincemil
- Distance: 300 Km. / 180 Mi. (Motorcycle)
- Altitude: to 600 meters / 2,000 ft
This day is probably the most interesting driving day of the whole tour. From Ollantaytambo we climb to an altitude of 4.700 meters, before we can 'plunge' into the Amazon basin. The descend into the Amazon jungle of Peru is just spectacular. We stay in a nice small family hotel with beautiful gardens.
Day 11 --- Quincemil - Juliaca
- Distance: 440 Km. / 265 Mi.
- Altitude: to 3.700 meters / 12,140 ft
What goes down, must come up again. On our way to early lunch in Macusani, we climb to over 4.000 meters (13,120 feet). Then over the world famous Altiplano to the large city of Juliaca. Probably one of the best drives of your life !
Day 12 --- Juliaca - Puno
- Distance: 75 Km. / 45 Mi.
- Altitude: to 3.700 meters / 12,140 ft
After the strenuous driving day yesterday, we take it easy today. In the morning we visit the amazing (pre-)Inca chulpas of Sillustani. Lunch in Puno, on the shores of Lake Titicaca. In the afternoon you'll have the possibility of a boat cruise on the lake, with a visit to the 'Floating Islands'.
Day 13 --- Puno - Arequipa
- Distance: 300 Km. / 180 Mi.
- Altitude: to 2.300 meters / 7,500 ft
The last driving day lies ahead of us. We'll have to cross the mighty Andes again. We go west from the shores of Lake Titicaca to the 'White City' of Arequipa.
Day 14 --- Departure from Arequipa
After 2 weeks of adventure it is time to say goodbye.
Your transfer to the international airport of Arequipa for your flight to Lima is arranged by your tour guide.
Toyota HiLux Toyota LandCruiser
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 have a good reputation, but in our 12 years in business, not even one of our guests experienced big problems.
And, by the way, we live ourselves with our families for more than 12 years in this country. So far without any major problems with criminality.
Is the airfare included in the price?
No. Our guests are coming from all over the world and as a tour operator we are not big enough to bargain good prices with the airlines. So, you'll have to arrange your flight to Arequipa (and back). 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 (airportcode: AQP). This city is our 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 !
How do I make a booking for your tours?
Search for the <BOOKING> tab on the page of the tour you want to book. Fill out the form click <SEND>. We will contact and inform you about the rest of procedure.
I'm not very tall. Is it possible to lower the motorcycle?
Suzuki DR650: Yes, this motorcycles has the possiblity to lower the rear suspension with 5 cm.
BMW F700GS: No, we can only offer an original BMW lowered seat, which lowers the seat height with 3 cm.
BMW F800GS: No, we can only offer an original BMW lowered seat, which lowers the seat height with 3 cm.
BMW R1200GS: No, but we can put the seat in the lowest position.
Is there a spare motorcycle available on the tour?
What happens if I wreck my motorcycle?
Well... with our experience, if the motocycle 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?
- Self guided tours: the standard breakfast in the hotels is included.
- Guided tours: the standard breakfast in the hotels and the lunches on riding days are included.
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 airpoirt 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 best time of the year to pay Peru a visit?
Weatherwise, roughly between March and December, becasue that is the dry season. In the highlands a rain shower can be expected year round.
Do I need a visa for traveling to Peru?
Citizens from most countries in Europe and North and South America 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, Brasil, Chile and Ecuador?
It is your repsonsibility to get the necessary (tourist) visa(s) for the countries you travel. PeruMotors can not help or assist you with that.
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