PERU COAST AND CANYONS ADVENTURE
From the White City (Arequipa) to the City of Eternal Spring (Trujillo), this ride encompasses the very best adventurous roads linking the north and south of Peru. True to the name of this adventure, we will be seeking world-class canyon and coastal roads. Highlights include Colca Canyon (world’s second deepest Canyon), UNESCO World Heritage city centers (Arequipa and Trujillo), a boat ride out to critter-rich Ballestas Islands and dune boarding at a true desert oasis. Bring your dirt skills, only 75% is paved. Ride the driest desert in the world, see the deepest canyons in the world, visit remote indigenous towns in the Andes and relax at sunset at an oasis or beach front. This adventure has a little bit of everything. If you ever wanted to explore Peru from tip to tail by motorcycle, this is your chance!
*This ride is tough and challenging. Only riders with off road experience that don’t mind challenging conditions and lack of amenities some nights should register for this adventure.
Road Conditions: Paved and dirt surface. This is a challenging ride and only for those who have off road experience and like a challenge.
|Arrival||Departure||*Double Occupancy||*Single Occupancy||*Couples Package|
|October 20, 2023||November 02, 2023||$9,700||$11,000||Passengers not recommended for this ride.|
|October 18, 2024||October 31, 2024||$10,150||$11,550||Passengers not recommended for this ride.|
*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room
|BMW F750 GS||BMW F800 GS||BMW F850 GS||BMW R1200GS||BMW R1250 GS||Honda Africa Twin|
|Add $650||Add $700||Add $1,100||Add $1,400||Add $1,600||Add $1,100|
DAY 1 - Arrival in Arequipa, Peru
Welcome to the "White City". Get checked into your hotel, become acquainted with your motorcycle, get up to speed at orientation, eat well at the welcome dinner while you get to know your traveling companions.
*Your hotel is within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage City Center, so check it out if you have the time. You also may want to arrive a day or so early to acclimate.
DAY 2 - Arequipa to Cabanaconde. 130 miles/210 km
Leave the hectic traffic of the "White City" behind and climb into the Andes. Ride along Colca Canyon, the world's second deepest canyon in the world. Keep your eye out for Condors. Yep, you are officially on an adventure. Stay in Cabanaconde.
DAY 3 - Cabanaconde to Aplao. 190 miles/300 km
Your traveling companion today will be the Colca River at the beginning and the end of your day. This river cuts out one of the deepest canyons in the world. We have a side road picked out that is only described with superlatives. You may ask yourself, "How could the riding get better? ". Wait...wait.. Stay in Aplao.
DAY 4 - Aplao to Puerto Inca. 225 miles/360 km
Follow the Colca River to the Pacific Ocean and then experience one of the most epic, rugged coastal roads you have ever experienced. Stay in Puerto Inca, a place where fresh fish was sent up to the Incan Royalty by pony express style runners. Stay at Puerto Inca.
DAY 5 - Puerto Inca to Huacachina. 200 miles/320 km
Ride through the Atacama Desert, the world's driest to the oasis of Huacachina. At sunset, if you care to, jump in a dune buggy and board the surrounding dunes. Stay in Huacachina.
DAY 6 - Huacachina to Paracas. 80 miles/130 km
Though a short day, this one is memorable. You will be crossing the Atacama Desert on a dirt road lost to the world. The spirit of Dakar will surround you in the solitary environment. Stay on the Pacific Ocean at Paracas.
DAY 7 - Paracas to Yauyos. 155 miles/250 km
Start the day with a boat ride (included in package) out to the Ballestas Islands. Known for there Galapagos style fauna, it is a real treat to see such thriving marine wildlife after seeing so many miles of desert. We spend the second part of the day riding north until we launch headlong into a valley leading to the Andes. Stay in Yauyos.
DAY 8 - Yauyos Free day up to 150 miles/200 km
You will spend your exploring the area. Check out some incredible waterfalls, and epic Uchco canyon ride, this is something you will never forget! Stay in Yauyos
DAY 9 - Yauyos to Jauja 215 miles/340 km
You will spend your entire day climbing into the Andes today. Get ready for shockingly great roads, both paved and dirt surface. You will be off the grid today, be ready for the real Peru. Stay in Jauja.
DAY 10 - Jauja to Cajatambo. 270 miles/435 km
Cross the vast altiplano near Junin National Reserve. Don't forget to count the flamingos! Cross the Andes westward and get ready for the epic once again. Stay in Cajatambo.
DAY 11 - Cajatambo to Huaraz 250 miles/402 km
This will be a full day of canyoneering Peruvian style. Descend to the Pan American highway by one beautiful canyon, and climb to Huaraz via another. Stay in Huaraz
DAY 12 - Huaraz to Caraz 155 miles/250km
As the crow flies, Caraz is just up the road. However, we have a real treat in store for you as we go into Huarascán National Park to Punto Olimpico - a stunning road loop into the park that will basically leave you speechless. Ready to not talk? Stay in Caraz.
DAY 13- Caraz to Trujillo 155 miles/250km
Save the best for the last! Enter Cañon del Pato, an amazing road that will again floor you. This last ride will wrap up a ride not to be soon forgotten. Farewell Dinner in Trujillo. Stay in Trujillo.
DAY 14 - Departure Day
Return to your home, keep the dream alive or a little of both!
THE GEAR TO BRING
MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.
MotoQuest Staff on Tour
Included With the Tour
- Hotel Accommodations
- Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
- Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
- Support Vehicle
- Support Vehicle Driver
- Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
- MotoQuest Swag Bag
- Photos Taken on the Trip
- Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue
- Meals on the Road
- Alternative Tours
- Travel Insurance
- National Park Entrance Fees