PERU - Southern Route Guided Overlanding Expedition
Lima, Nasca, Cusco, Puno and Arequipa, in a general outline are the main cities to drive along the Southern Route of Peru. It can be done all in a roundtrip or by sections choosing different combinations depending on starting point or interests. It should be emphasized that our headquarters are in Lima so we will charge a dead freight if the RV is dropped off or starts at a different location. Additionally, Amazon rainforest itineraries (Manu, Tambopata, Iquitos) can be added in the end or the beginning of the experience. Anyways, along the route we will use services that we have been able to recognise ourselves, we will organise sightseeing activities and any adventure, nature, archaeology, rural tourism and other tours corresponding to each stop point of the route. The costs of diesel and tolls is assumed directly by the client, we will provide an estimate of what can be spent so the client can prepare a budget.
14 Day Route Proposal - LIM-AQP-PUN-CUZ w/ Off-road
Overlanding and Offroad Guided expedition by the Southern Circuit
We will start in Lima and heading south towards the Ica desert, home of the Dakar Rally for two times. We will have 4 days of off-road travel from the Paracas National Reserve, to the top of Duna Grande in Nazca. In this particular section we will be guided by Carlos, our professional off-road instructor, Dakar driver, and national rally champion. It will be 200 Km testing our skills all the way to the top of Duna Grande, dune in Peru, and second in the world. The second part of this itinerary will be and overlanding expedition through the main Andean roads of southern Peru that reach elevations of over 4,500 m.o.s.l. and pass throught the highlights of this circuit. We will visit the Colca Canyon, located in Arequipa. It is one of the deepest Canyons of the earth with more than 3,500 meters of depth and we will stay here enjoying the healing hot springs. Then, we will travel to Lake Titicaca passing previously through Lampa Town to see the only two existing replicas of the marble of Michelangelo's "Pieta" made out of plaster and aluminum, and other couriosities of this town. Once in Lake Titikaka we will camp at an amazing beach in the highest navigable lake in the world (4,000 m.o.s.l.). We will navigate and visit Uros floating Islands community and Taquile community that was developed in a natural island of this immense lake. Then we will drive to Cusco stopping in many interesting sites and once there we will have time to see this magical city built by the Incas. From Cusco we will drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to see more if this amazing culture and we will use this as a drop off point for the vehicles and a departure point to Machu Picchu for a full day excursion returning by train to Cusco, where our expedition will end. From Cusco there are many flights to Lima that you can choose in order to connect with your international flight that will depart from Lima. There is always more to see and you can know more asking for extensions to the Amazon Basin or northern Peru.