ANDES MOUNTAIN 10 DAY MOTORCYCLE TOUR
JUNE 18-28 , 2017
We start in Cusco Cuzco, taking in the grandeur of the Andes Mountain Range. Snow capped mountains and primitive villages will be the mainstay as you experience Peru in a way that goes beyond, ordinary.
If you prefer the paved roads...there are plenty of them, connecting every major city and points of interest. If secondary roads and back country are what you want, you will be in the middle of it all.
June 17. Travel Day Arrive in Cusco, Acclimate, relax, get fitted with gear and prep for trip.
18th Day 1. Pick up bikes and tour Chinchero, Maras Salt Pools, Urabamba for a beautiful buffet lunch, Than, on to Ollantaytambo and the train to Agua Caliente.
19th Day 2. Machu Picchu Tour, ride to Laras, enjoy natural hot springs high in the Andes Mountains.
20th Day 3. Return to Cusco, seeing the other end of the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Awana Kancha alpaca farms .
21st Day 4. Embark for Puno (Lake Titicaca) 7 hours of riding in the Alto Plano (high country)
22nd Day 5. Tour Lake Titicaca by boat, Uros (the floating Islands) and the large Island of Taquile
23rd Day 6. Puno to Chivay, the base camp village for Colca Canyon where the largest Condors in the world fly.
24th Day 7. Chivay to the Colca Canyon "Condor observation point" and then on to Espinar over the most remote, mountain, dirt and gravel roads of the trip...breathtaking.
25th Day 8. Then from Espinar and the Hanging Inca Bridge "Q'eswachaka" one of the most amazing and inspiring sights of the trip and some of the most beautiful twisty roads you will ever encounter.
26th Day 9. Espinar to Cusco.
27th Day 10. Enjoy the local sights in Cusco. Many fantastic restaurants, architecture, shopping, barber shop, Inca massage...you get the idea.
June 28. Cusco/Lima/US flight
Included: Motorcycle, Honda NX Falcon 400cc (there are KLR and DR 650's or Triumph Tigers, available at a higher cost)
Helmet, gloves and motorcycle goggles/shield, Though I can't imagine not bringing your own...
Basic spare parts and tools for normal roadside adjustments
Tour guides and all non-motorcycle transportation associated with tour, after arriving in Cusco (for example, buses and train for Machu Picchu)
Breakfast in the hotels every day. Buffet lunch on the Sacred Valley Tour day
Transfer to and from airport in Cusco
The hotel rooms for this program are double rooms. Other arrangements can be made for single rooms on request.
Lunch and dinner.
This ride is not extreme or rugged mountain riding. There are some undeveloped roads that will call our names, but most of the riding is on "paved" two lane roads. The last two days we see some, well maintained, dirt/gravel back roads, water crossings and rustic bridges. The landscape and scenery is amazing, the culture warm and friendly. We stop along the way for major points of interest as well as spontaneous interactions with local people.
Conditions of roads are never the same. What was smooth as glass last year could be broken up this year and visa versa...It is Peru!
Check out our Facebook page for some photos of recent tours. Peru VolunTours
There will be a ten rider limit for this tour and minimum of 4.
A $200 deposit deposit will hold your place and will be refunded IF for some reason the trip cancels on OUR end. A $800 payment will be due May 1, and the balance will be due on June 1.
Two or more riders registering together will receive a $200 discount per person.
So, this is an awesome adventure for $2,000 plus flights.
The international flight to Lima can run anywhere from $500-$1,000 dollars depending on where you are coming from.
The in-country flights Lima/Cusco/Lima should be less than $200. Basically the previous groups have done the whole thing for less than $3,500. The flights being the variable.
It looks as though we will raise our kickstands on June 18, meaning you need to be in Cusco by the 17th. I hope you are with us.
Butler Travel, out of Portland Oregon has booked hundreds of flights for my passengers and for the volunteers to our organization in Iquitos, People of Peru Project. Ask for Nathan and tell him Paul from Peru Voluntours sent you.
This agency knows the Lima routes and has been very competitive on pricing. I suggest you check with your own agency, do some on line looking and call Butler Travel...nobody is the cheapest all the time but they are very good.