Beijing to Lhasa

My wife and I have recently returned from travelling which incorporated in late April the Beijing to Lhasa journey organised by World expeditions.

For the Beijing to Xian sector we were guided by Qui Ming who we called Milly.

I would like to record what a pleasure it was to have Milly as our guide.

We have travelled extensively in the past and had many guides. Milly stands out as the one we will remember for the exceptional way she looked after our group.

Milly's knowledge, and her ability to explain things, could not have been better. In fact she had so much she could tell us that there was never a moment when she wasn't being asked a question.

She chose where we dined, and ordered for us, after ascertaining what people liked or disliked and we were never disappointed. The restaurants were usually local, not tourist only places, and we appreciated that.

When we had time to ourselves she enquired if there were things we specially wanted to do and made sure we knew how to get there and back and what to expect. On one occasion when all in the group wanted to visit a Houtong she arranged it and came with us in what should have been her time away from us.

We were a group ranging in age from about 40 to 70. She appreciated that, at times, some were getting physically tired and she would vary what we doing to accommodate that.

Above all I will remember with pleasure her sense of humour, her always cheerful demeanour and the extra things she did for us beyond what is not normally expected.

Milly is an exceptional guide and I would recommend her to anyone going to China.



Michael & Kay Alexander | New Zealand
 

Cuba

Cuba

Take an adventure holiday in CUBA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Cuba is an extraordinary, enigmatic country and strikingly different from its Caribbean neighbours – with an eclectic mix of historical occupations adding to its appeal. Colonised by the Spanish from the 15th century, much of the indigenous populations were wiped out and replaced by African slaves. The British ruled for a short period in the 19th century, before the US took control of the island in 1902. Despite its many revolutions and somewhat turbulent history, Cuba today is a place of peace, beauty and ancient intrigues.  Havana, Cuba’s capital city is a declared World Heritage Site and an exciting city full of music and colourful culture. In contrast the countryside is peaceful with beautiful vistas of soaring mountains carpeted in thick rainforests, gentle waterfalls, sandy beaches, exotic flora, sugarcane fields and citrus groves.


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Cuba by Bike

Cuba is a Caribbean gem that is ideally suited to cycle touring and discovery. From the cobbled streets of Havana to the crags of Vinales, and the beautiful Caribbean Coastline, this trip offers everyone with an adventurous spirit the chance to immerse themselves into Cuba's vibrant culture.
12 days |

Cuba on Foot

Combine Cuba's stunning heritage and spectacular scenery on a series of hikes
15 days |
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Mexico and Cuba Explorer

This journey traces Mayan archaeological and cultural attractions of Mexico and colonial architecture and Latin American flavour of Cuba. This unique itinerary takes in the memorable highlights and picturesque scenery of Mexico and Cuba.
16 days |
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Trek Cuba Charity Challenge

Experience the natural beauty of Cuba's Topes De Collantes National Park on this charity challenge of a lifetime.
13 days |

Yomads Highlights of Cuba

Explore the vibrant Caribbean island from Trinidad to Cayo Jutias
 
12 days |
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The Weather in Cuba

Cuba is a hot sub-tropical climate all year round. Most rain falls between May and October and hurricanes can occur in autumn (August to November). Humidity varies between 75 per cent and 95 per cent. Cooler months are January to April when the least rain falls.November-April is the preferred months to travel to Cuba, when the day temperatures are in the 70s-80s F/23-32 C, with nights in the 60s-70s F/15-27 C. Trade winds keep things tolerable when the heat and humidity rise, and it's usually warm and sunny. September-October is the peak of the hurricane season. August can be stiflingly hot -- no wind and little rain. We recommend you pack lightweight cottons and linens most of the year; the high humidity makes it unwise to wear synthetics close to the skin. Light waterproofs are advisable all year round.

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