The Dakar Rally
In 2008, the Dakar Rally left its ancestral home in Africa to head for the incredible landscapes of South America. It's proved a huge hit both with people in South America and the international TV audience, who get to tune in and enjoy some of the world's most spectacular race landscapes.
Fast forward to 2019, and after a series of hugely successful stages last year, Peru not only retains its place in 2019, but in fact will be hosting the entirety of the Dakar 2019 race - the first time the whole race has ever been held in one country.
Everything begins on the 6th January 2019 with departure from the Peruvian capital, Lima, before heading south along the coast to the desert around Pisco and then on up to Arequipa via San Juan de Marcona. From here bikes and buggies will do two marathon stages to Mocquegua and back to Arequipa, while other competitors will go all the way to the Chilean border at Tacna. Then from Arequipa everyone will head back to Marcona and then Pisco, returning to the finish line in Lima on January 17th.
2019 Dakar Rally Holiday Packages
We will be offering packages to follow the whole race, but we are still finalising these just at the moment - they should be ready in the next week. However, we already have two packages ready to allow you to follow the start and the end of the race.
Of course, everything we do is tailor-made, so we could combine one (or both!) of these packages with trips to see some of the rest of Peru, so if you'd like to see Machu Picchu while you're in Peru - no problem!
Dakar Start Package
See the start and first two stages of the 2019 Dakar with this great package, including 3* accommodation, all transfers and private drivers to make sure you make the most of the race. Prices from £1450pp
- Sat 5th January: Arrival in Lima
- Sun 6th January: Watch the start of the Dakar in Lima
- Mon 7th January: Drive to Pisco to watch Stage One
- Tue 8th January: Watch Stage Two from Pisco to Marcona
- Wed 9th January: Return to Lima
- Thu 10th January: International Flight
Dakar End Package
Enjoy the excitement of the final stages of the 2019 Dakar with this package including 3* accommodation, all transfers and private drivers to make sure you make the most of the race. Prices from £1150pp
Ask us about this Event in Lima
- Mon 14th January: Arrival in Lima
- Tue 15th January: Drive to Pisco to watch the end of Stage Eight
- Wed 16th January: Watch Stage Nine around Pisco
- Thu 17th January: Follow Stage Ten back to Lima
- Fri 18th January: International Flight