Best of Peru & Bolivia

My daughter and I have recently returned from a World Expeditions Best of Peru and Bolivia tour and I thought that I would give you our thoughts on the tour. The accommodation, meals, transport and organisation were excellent Ė the long-boat trips were just lovely.

After arriving at our accommodation in Cusco (the owner was such a nice woman) we met our main guide, Veronica Illa. There was nothing that Veronica didnít know about this wonderful area around Cusco and she was willing to do anything for us. She is certainly a wonderful guide and we feel privileged that she was our tour leader. Once again the transport,drivers and attractions we visited were excellent. We were always picked up on time and our luggage was always taken care of. Everything ran very smoothly.

The ruins at Ollantaytambo were breathtaking and Veronica explained in detail, the Inca history. We loved our accommodation here! We started off on our 4 day Inca trek and at an early stage got to marvel at our wonderful porters. They are such hard working people who we admired greatly. The tents were always set up for us well before we arrived for meals and sleeping (and the toilet facilities).

But I think everyone was surprised by the quality and quantity of the food that was served up for each meal Ė piping hot and on time, every time. The gear pack and tents were all in very good condition and everything ran like clockwork. We were sad to see our porters leave us on Day 4.

The history of Machu Picchu was explained so well by Veronica and we had a lovely stay at Aguas Calientes before our trip back to Cusco.

Lake Titicaca is a magical place. The floating islands are amazing but the jewel in the crown on the lake was Taquile Island. We had such a wonderful time on this island with the homestay family. The family was very welcoming and we had a fun-filled time with their 3 little girls. They served us lovely food and we could have quite happily spent another night on this island to wander and discover a little more.

Our Bolivian guide, Sandro Diaz and our new driver took us to our lovely Hotel in La Paz.
We felt that Peru was so happy to welcome tourists to their wonderful country.

Overall,we had a wonderful experience in a different culture which we enjoyed immensely. I knew that I would love Peru but I just didnít realise how much !! Thank you World Expeditions.

Lee and Kara Oates | Pacific Pines, Queensland
 
 

Croatia Cycle Adventure

The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe with arguably the clearest waters in the Mediterranean, as well as the plethora of historic and cultural interests. Experiencing this special region by bike is by far the most rewarding way to travel. From your arrival in Split until just before Dubrovnik, your journey will encounter the beautiful islands of Brac, Hvar and Korcula, travelling by bike and ferry. The scenery alternates between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. Your final leg takes you to the red roofs of Dubrovnik, the proud port city that once rivaled Venice in wealth and influence.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Split, transfer to Sutivan on the island of Brac
DAY 2 Ascend Vidova Gora (778m) the highest peak on the Croatian islands, and return to Supetar (45km)
DAY 3 By boat to the island of Hvar, overnight Stari Grad
DAY 4 Cycle to Hvar town (40km)
DAY 5 Cycle north to Jelsa famous for its red wines (15km)
DAY 6 Cycle to the port of Sucuraj, then by boat to Korcula (52km)
DAY 7 Circuit through the forest taking in isolated beaches (5-15km)
DAY 8 Free day to explore or relax (option to visit the picturesque island of Mljet)
DAY 9 Ferry to the mainland, cycle through the vineyards of Peljesac Peninsula, bus to Dubrovnik (22km)
DAY 10 Trip concludes

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