Rally of the Incas 2016
November 13 - December 9, 2016
After exploring the vast empty spaces of Patagonia and the extreme south on our first visit to South America for Rally Cape Horn back in 2013, the 2016 Rally of the Incas sees us heading north to explore the ancient heartlands of the Incas, high in the Andes.
Starting from the vibrant Argentine capital, Buenos Aires the route heads south along the Atlantic coast to take in a spot of whale watching on the world famous Valdes Peninsula before striking in land towards the mountains. We revisit the stunning Llao Llao hotel and the spectacular volcanoes of the Chilean Lake District before reaching the Pacific coast of Chile. Our journey north then begins as we traverse the high Andes taking in such diverse landscapes as the hyper arid Atacama Desert, the verdant Argentine wine region and the windswept Altiplano. The event is rounded off with some unforgettable days in the land of the Incas visiting must-see attractions like Lake Titicaca, the ancient Inca capital of Cusco, the Nazca Lines and, of course, the stunning lost city of Machu Picchu before the grand finish in Lima - capital of Peru.
Set against this backdrop of stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage, the rally competition will comprise one or two test sections a day using remote gravel and tarmac roads combined with the many excellent race circuits South America has to offer.
The event runs in two categories: Vintageant for cars up to 1941 and Classic for cars up to 1975 types. Cars of a later date, but unchanged mechanical specification, can be considered at the Organisers' discretion. Classes are formed within the two categories based on engine size and performance.
The route is suitable for newcomers and experienced crews. Many roads are good tarmac or gravel, with competition on more remote roads, private land or race circuits. We supply an easy to follow Route Book marked in kilometres and miles with turn by turn instructions and added details such as points of interest, fuel stations and lunch and fuel stops. Every crew new to the ERA is given a booklet packed with hints and tips on navigation. You do not need a Garmin GPS, but you may bring one if you wish.
The ERA advise and help with shipping the cars to and from South America. You can use any shipping agent, but we do recommend CARS, who have handled our shipping for many years. They are efficient and can ship cars from anywhere in the world. They handle all customs, import charges etc, you simply fill in the forms and hand over the keys.
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The Rally of the Incas was quickly filled back in August 2015. To find out more about this or any future rally events contact any of the Rally Office team.
Contact the Rally Office for more information
Phone: +44 (0)1235 831221