4X4 Australia spent seven days in the new Land Rover Discovery exploring spectacular Peru as part of the Land Rover Experience: Peru 2017. The seven days saw us use the new Discovery to explore this amazing country and tackle an incredible mix of terrain.
The expedition kicked off with a visit to World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu before heading to the Peruvian coast and the towering sand dunes of the desert behind Paracas, where the new Discovery showcased its capabilities and expedition members got to ogle at the size of the sand giants surrounding our convoy.
From the mighty dunes, we turned east and started the ascent up and through the southern part of the Andes mountain range, driving through deep canyons and then reaching around 4500 metres in altitude before dropping down to some picturesque valley towns full of the always-friendly Peruvian locals.
The mountains were left behind as we got closer to the end of the adventure and we dropped down deep from those lofty heights into the Peruvian jungle. With near-impenetrable vegetation hugging the steep cliffs looming over the track, and thunderous rivers cutting through the valley floors below us, it was a truly memorable drive.
The Land Rover Experience Peru 2017 was epic, and LRE has even more adventures in store for punters in 2018 with Experience trips to Utah, USA and also wild Namibia, on the southwestern side of the African continent.
If we could convince Land Rover to spare a seat for us, we’d be there for sure!
Complete coverage of the event is in the March issue of 4X4 Australia – out now – or keep an eye on 4x4australia.com.au
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