Having just finished 7 weeks of motorcycle tours in Peru, here are some thoughts about why this fantastic country should not be overlooked when considering where to have your motorcycle trip:
1) Fantastic Scenery: With the Andes Mountains right smack in the middle, colored rock formations, valleys, and peaks are an ever-present site of any tour in Peru. And if you like the twists and turns? Peru is loaded with them.
2) Machu Picchu: Listed as one of the "7 New Wonders of the World," it holds such fame for good reason. At the very least, the stories about Hiram Bingham rediscovering Machu Picchu in 1911 through that brutal terrain are interesting; and on the more extreme side of things, the atmosphere and surroundings of this site simply cannot be found anywhere else in the world. If you think the pictures are great, wait until you're there in person.
3) Peruvian Cuisine: Not many countries in the world take such pride in their food as Peru, and you'll notice this at almost every meal. Constantly exercising their creativity and care in preparation, the decision-making can be difficult when you look at a menu with so many options. Peruvian cuisine could be described as "interesting," as well as downright delicious!
4) Culture: Incan traditions, customs, and clothing are still very much a part of life throughout Peru, as much of its population has never traveled outside of their country. The people are as curious about outsiders as we are about them, which can make for great photo opportunities, curious looks, and an experience like no other.
5) Pricing: As it stands now, Peru is very cheap compared to much of South America, and extremely cheap compared to North America, Europe, and Australia. An excellent meal can regularly be found for less than $8 USD, (sometimes less than $4) and twin hotel room in a 3-4 star hotel in major cities will be less than $50 per night.
Combine all these reasons with your curiosity about a South American adventure, and we'll hopefully be hearing from you soon about a motorcycle adventure through Peru!