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 – 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 didn’t 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 – 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 didn’t realise how much !! Thank you World Expeditions.

Lee and Kara Oates | Pacific Pines, Queensland
 
 

Southern Italy Volcano Trail

Explore the best of southern Italy from Naples to Sicily on this inspiring walking tour. From the wonder of Pompeii to the summit of Mount Vesuvius, the stunning Amalfi coastline and the bustling city of Naples, the first part of the journey is full of highlights. Continuing the volcano trail to the Aeolian Islands, relaxing moments on stark black beaches combine with exhilarating ascents to the active craters of Vulcano and Stromboli, whose dramatic eruptions will not fail to impress. Concluding the trip at one of the world's most famous active volcanoes, Mt Etna, there is time to explore the delightful seaside town of Taormina.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Naples
DAY 2 Visit Capri (3hrs)
DAY 3 Explore Naples, transfer to Agerola
DAY 4 Walk to Ravello and Amalfi (5hrs)
DAY 5 To Positano (4hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Pompeii, afternoon ascent of Mt Vesuvius, transfer to Stromboli by overnight ferry (2hrs)
DAY 7 Afternoon hike to 'Sciara del Fuoco' (4hrs)
DAY 8 Free time, late afternoon ascent of Stromboli with a certified guide* (6hrs)
DAY 9 To Lipari, hike to the southernmost point of the island (3hrs)
DAY 10 To Vulcano, ascend the crater (3hrs)
DAY 11 To Sicily and Mt Etna walk (1.5hrs)
DAY 12 Discover the craters and viewpoints on Mt Etna (6hrs), transfer to Catania
DAY 13 Visit Taormina and Castelmola (3hrs)
DAY 14 Trip concludes

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