On the first day we had planned to reach the border from Ecuador to Peru.
Getting to Peru was a shock – trash everywhere
We found a cheap hotel in the nearby town Zapotillo, Ecuador. After arriving we went for a short walk in the small town, then back to the hotel to get a bite to eat (tuna) and go to bed.
The next morning it was back on the motorcycles. We got up early, but never before we have daylight. There was almost no other people at the border (choose the Le Alamor border), and it was easy to check out of Ecuador and enter Peru. We only had to wait at the custom office in Peru, because the only official employee was having breakfast. We imported the motorcycles into Peru, and was back on the road just after 1,5 hour. Our quickest border crossing so far!
From the border crossing we drove on a smaller road before getting back on the Pan-American highway, and in some places the road condition slowed us down a bit.
Our cruising speed is 55 mph or 80 kph when nothing is in our way. Like in the right picture where the two right lanes of the Pan-American highway was used for cattle.
Peru also have toll roads, but they are free for motorcycles, just stay to the right!
2400 km (1500 miles) through Peru is a long distance, and we tried to fill up the motorcycles after doing about 240 km (150 miles), which is about 3 hours on the motorcycles and often we also had to take a break in between. Some places we had to wait in line to fill up gas.
Back in the seat we were stunned and shocked over all the trash and garbage laying everywhere in Peru. Imagine that you get up in the morning and go for a ride on your motorcycle, and the only smell, is the smell of garbage or burning garbage.
Everybody just of load their garbage at the roadside
The piles of garbage kept growing, and some places people had built houses in the middle of all of it – I am not sure it is a healthy place to live
Even though we meet one garbage truck – it seem like an impossible and job, that would never end. We couldn’t even see where the garbage truck had been no not.
In general Peru is the most dirty country, that we have been through. Whipping of the visor and check out the lens on our camera.
We stopped before Lima and made some research about when it was rush-hour in Lima. We decided that it was best to hit Lim around 10:00 am to avoid the rush-hour traffic. Still about 10 million people live in Lima, and where there is a lot of people there is a lot of traffic. A lot of places it was really hard to lane split on the motorcycles, because there was just not enough room.
Stuck in the traffic without any possibility to lane split, this nice guy came by to sell us fruit. On a motorcycle it is just really difficult to find some money and where should I put it? He gave me a small bag for free, and I manage to put it in the bag, that was mounted on the gas tank.
After 2 hours we could leave Lima behind us , and we were really satisfied how well it all went. Met these four other adventure riders, whom started in Columbia and where traveling the Pan-American highway all the way to Ushuaia, Chile. They only had two months to make it all the way, finishing on the 2nd of December. On this last part of our adventure on the motorcycles we have met more adventure riders in 10 days, than on the rest of the trip. It is always amazing to met other travelers on motorcycles or not. Safe travel guys, we hope you made it all the way.
We were now more than half way through Peru, it was amazing! We found another cheap hotel with safe parking for the motorcycles. I hope you like the bed