PeruMotors is a flexible travel-organization under Dutch management, specializing in guided motorcycle tours of South America, mainly in Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina.
This 14 day tour starts on June 13, 2014.
Their professional multi-lingual tour-guides are very knowledgeable of the main routes and most visited places, but will also take you off the beaten track. PeruMotors strives to create unforgettable journeys in small groups not larger than 12 people.
This June we will be back for the second BMW MOA run in Southern Peru. Machu Picchu is one of the highlights of the tour, but Peru has lot more things to offer, like the mysterious Nasca Lines, the cemetery of Chauchilla, the highest navigable Lake Titicaca and the rain forest of Madre de Dios near Puerto Maldonado. All combined with great motorcycle roads, colorful villages and the local people in the heart of the Inca Imperium of Cusco.
The journey starts in the white city of Peru, Arequipa, heading North on the longest road in the world, the Pan American Highway to Nasca. From there we go eastwards and will explore our equal of the Tennessee Tail of the Dragon, 5000+ curves, hairpins and twisties, from sea level to above 16,000 ft and arrive at the Avenida del Sol, the main road used by the Royal Inca´s.
After Cusco it’s through the Sacred Valley of the Inca´s, a fertile valley with Inca ruins, corn fields, salt pans and green houses.
There is no existing road to Machu Picchu. That's why our visit will be by train along the Urubamba River. On arrival in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) we go by bus to the entrance of the lost city. The Spanish conquistadores never found this place in the jungle and now you know why. An absolute highlight of this tour.
We leave the valley behind when we go to Cusco, the ancient capitol of the Inca Empire and one of the most beautiful cities in South America. Along the way we will visit some more Inca ruins. The next day is to explore the city and the nearby ruins.
The next highlight of this tour: The Amazon jungle. To save time, we park the bikes in Cusco and go by airplane to Puerto Maldonado. Then travel by boat to a fantastic jungle lodge. The next two nights we stay in the middle of the jungle, an unforgettable experience.
Next it is 250 miles to the south and Puno, the city on the shores of Lago Titicaca. We see the Floating Island where ancient people still live on Totora (reed). Just before we are back in Arequipa, we do a side trip the to deepest canyon in the world, the Colca Canyon.
Price for the tour is under the US$ 5500.00, including all food, drinks on riding days, all entrance fees, two domestic flights, BMW motorcycle, gasoline, lodging, train to Machu Picchu, guide, support truck and more.
For more info about the tour, pricing and bike choices, please go to www.bmwmoa.org or www.perumotors.com