Published on January 14th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Dakar 2018 says goodbye to Peru

The 2018 Dakar Rally, which is celebrating its 40th edition has just said goodbye to the challenging Peruvian routes after going through its territory for six stages, in which thousands of fans of motorsports vibrated with the roar of the engines in the most demanding race in the world.

Among the best Peruvian drivers include Alexis Hernández (quad), Juan Carlos Uribe and his co-driver Javier Uribe (SxS) and Nicolás Fuchs (cars). All of them arrived among the first three places in at least of the stages that were run in the desert and in the Peruvian altitude.

The first stage of the 2018 Dakar Rally was run from Lima, capital of Peru. The participants arrived a few days before the race and stayed at the wide variety of hotels in the city. In Lima you can find tourist sites such as the historic Main Square, famous shopping centers and fun bars. Another main attraction that the participants could enjoy in Peru was the gastronomy. In fact, Lima is known as the Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Three restaurants that are on the list of The 50 Best Restaurants in the World are located in this city.

After passing through Lima, the participants went south to the city of Pisco, in Ica. This place is well known for the wineries where pisco is prepared, Peruvian flag drink made with 100% grape must. Pisco is also characterized – like several cities in the Ica region- by its incomparable dunes. Considered the most extreme dunes in the region, they are the favorite place for visitors to do adventure sports such as sandboarding and boogie rides.

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