Chile & Peru; Conquistador Motorcyle Tour YE04

16 Days From £0 (5,790 USD)

This wonderfully diverse motorcycle tour will take us from the vibrant Chilean capital of Santiago into the stunning wilderness of the Atacama desert and follow the Andes to the Incan Navel of the universe Cusco.

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Key Information

Travel Style: Small Group
Start Location: Santiago, Chile
End Location: Cusco, Peru
Accommodation: Hotels
Period: 2-17 Apr 2011
Difficulty: Suitable For Experienced Riders

About The Operator

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Years In Business: 5

This wonderfully diverse motorcycle tour will take us from the vibrant Chilean capital of Santiago into the stunning wilderness of the Atacama desert and follow the Andes to the Incan “Navel of the universe” Cusco. On this extraordinary ride we will visit Chilean beach resorts, abandoned Nitrate mining towns, cities set beneath towering volcano's and of course ride amongst the Incan ruins that are scattered along the stunning Sacred Valley culminating in the awesome Machu Picchu.

This two week motorcycle adventure will stay with you forever.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

* The beach side resort of La Serena
* The stunning Atacama Desert
* Humberstone
* Arequipa
* Colca Canyon
* High Andes Scenery
* Cusco
* Riding the Sacred Valley
* Machu Picchu

Information
This ride is suitable for off-road novice and two-up riding.

95% of this ride is on pavement, however there are two days that are spent on hard packed dirt, there can be sections of the dirt that have loose gravel and can be rutted. Some sections of pavement can be potholed. Some amazing mountainous rides.

On this ride we will cross a 5000 metre / 16400 ft pass and some time will be spent at an altitude over 3000 metres / 9800 ft.

Total distance: 3000 km / 1870 miles
Days on bike: 11

BMW F650 GS
POWER: 71HP twin engine
GEARBOX: 6 speed
DISPLACEMENT: 650cc
SEAT HEIGHT: 820mm/32inch
WEIGHT: 171kgs/ 377pds dry
Low seat option 765mm/30inch

Note on Price
Rider: US$ 5,790 / Co-rider: US$ 3,490

Description

A full day by day itinerary will be provided by the tour operator when you make an enquiry about this holiday.

Includes
- Airport transfersPeru Motorcycle Tours
- Motorcycle rental BMW F650 GS
- Fuel
- Tolls
- Border paperwork
- Support vehicle with passenger carrying ability
- Non alcoholic drinks on support vehicleSouth America Motorcycle Tours
- Breakfast everyday, lunches and dinners on all riding days
- Accommodation in excellent small hotels
- Bonus nights accommodation
- Services of rider leader & support vehicle driver
- Pre-departure material and route maps
- Chile Motorcycle ToursAccess to satellite phone, pay per minute
- Operator dress shirt and baseball cap
- Entrance to abandoned mining town
- Visit to Santa Catalina Convent
- Colca Canyon hot springs / park entrance
- Cusco city tour
- Train, entrance and guided tour of Machu Picchu

Excludes
- International Flights
- Visas (if required)
- Personal spending money
- Lunches and dinners on non-riding days
- Personal health insurance
- Tips and gratuities

Accommodation
- 16 nights hotels & 1 bonus night
- Accommodation ranges from small beach side cabins through to 4 star hotels, for a list of our accommodation styles please refer to FAQs.
- A flexible attitude is needed as standards are not always what we are accustomed to.
- Single Supplement: US$ 800

Included Meals
- On everyday of the tour we provide breakfast, on all ride days we provide a picnic lunch that we prepare ourselves from our mobile kitchen, on all ride days we provide dinner in a reliable restaurant that we have used many times before. Breakfasts: 17, Lunches: 11, Dinners: 11

Information
- Please note that you will need to be in Santiago one day prior to start of expedition (accommodation included).
- For bookings of 60 days or less that have an included flight a surcharge of US$ 200 is added.
- It is a requirement that all clients have appropriate insurance for this type of expedition.

Prices per person, based on 2 people traveling - please submit an enquiry to receive a personalized itinerary and costs.

Itinerary
Day 01. We leave the vibrant city of Santiago, set at the base of the Andes, and ride north on the Pan American highway before stopping at the balmy beach side resort of La Serena. We enter the Atacama desert, the driest on earth and ride into a landscape of sand and snow capped mountains, abandoned ghost towns and ancient geoglyphs. Nights will be spent under a magnificently clear star laden sky, dining on seafood as we make our way up the coast. We will eventually leave Chile and enter Peru, riding amongst the foothills of the Andes before arriving at the White City of Arequipa. Two nights are spent here allowing us to explore this beautiful city with, arguably, the finest Plaza de Armas in the Americas, the Santa Catalina convent and Juanita the ice princess, a mummy believed to have been sacrificed by the Incas 500 years ago.
Day 02. As Day 1
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Day 07. Week two will see us take to the dirt as we ride toward one of the worlds' biggest canyons, Colca Canyon. The riding here is inspiring as we ride into the Andes, riding amongst snow capped volcanoes, herds of llama and vicuña and cross a 5000 metre / 16400 ft pass. It is in this very region that the mighty Amazon River begins its epic journey. A might is spent at the canyon rim where we may be lucky enough to see giant condors. Back to paved roads we will ride onto the archaeological centre of the Americas, Cusco. A day will be spent riding the sacred Valley, visiting Incan ruins that are scattered throughout, before catching a train to the legendary Machu Picchu. A day will be spent wandering these famous ruins before returning to Cusco. A full day will also be spent in Cusco itself, wandering the cobblestone streets and hanging out in the amazing Plaza de Armas.
Day 08. As Day 7
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Day 16. Tour Ends