PERU COAST AND CANYONS SCOUTING ADVENTURE

From the White City (Arequipa) to the City of Eternal Spring (Trujillo), this ride encompasses the very best 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, 90% is paved, but there are patches of unpaved roads along the way. Ride the driest desert in the world, see the deepest canyons in the world, 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!

Road Conditions: Paved with sections of dirt surface.

THE ROUTE

TOUR PRICING

Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
October 22, 2021 November 04, 2021 $8,750 $10,250 $14,700
October 21, 2022 November 03, 2022 $8,750 $10,250 $14,700

*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



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THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DAY

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 Lunahuana. 95 miles/150 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 Lunahuana.

DAY 8 - Lunahuana to Tarma 215 miles/340 km

You will spend your entire day climbing into the Andes today. Get ready for shockingly great roads, and one slot canyon road that is like no other in the world. Stay in Tarma.

DAY 9 - Tarma Free Day. up to 215 miles/340 km

Today is a free day, so you may want to wander the streets of this small city, relax, or...go riding! There is a loop that dips into the Amazon side of the Andes we have our eye on. Get ready for another extraordinary riding day. Stay in Tarma.

DAY 10 - Tarma to Huanuco. 155 miles/250 km

Meander north on epic paved roads surrounded by mountains and river valleys. Pass by functioning mining towns and over passes at more than 14,000 feet. Stay in the mountain town of Huanuco.

DAY 11 - Huánuco to Huaraz 220 miles/350 km

This will be a full day of great riding as we make our way to Huaraz, mountain climbing center of Peru. We will be riding around the tallest mountains in the country and Huaraz is located at just over 10,000 feet just outside of famed Huarascán National Park. 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!

DEPARTURE DAY

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.

THE PHOTOS



Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $8,750
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Total Miles for this Adventure: 1,950 miles

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MotoQuest Staff on Tour

Motorcycles Included

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

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals on the Road
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fees

Boat Ride out to Ballestas Islands Included in Tour Package.