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

Catalonia by Bike for Families

Experience the subtle landscapes and interesting villages on a gentle cycle through Catalonia, specially designed for families. Ride across nearly flat or gently rolling terrain, from the green countryside near Girona to the azure Mediterranean Sea. Pedal back into history, as you ride through Roman archways and Medieval squares. Visit two museums dedicated to the fabulous art of Dalí. Discover the ancient history of Iberians and Romans who inhabited the area. Marvel at sturdy town walls, while ancient watchtowers guide you through fields of sunflowers and wheat. Cycle the Ter River Delta and discover the rich fauna of protected wetlands at Aiguamolls. Once out on the coast, you'll enjoy sandy beaches, quiet coves and the beauty of typical fishing villages. During this three-centred cycle holiday, stay in charming rural accommodations housed in historical stone buildings.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Baix Empordŕ (closest train station Flaça), private transfer to nearby La Pera
DAY 2 Cycle through the medieval villages of Monells and Madremanya and visit castle at Pubol (17/31km)
DAY 3 Cycle through woods and rolling landscapes to Peratallada (23.5km)
DAY 4 Cycle to the Costa Brava beaches (40km)
DAY 5 Cycle through the Ter River delta and on to coastal beaches (31km)
DAY 6 Cycle north along a relatively flat route via Greek and Roman ruins at Empuries to San Pere Pescador (38km)
DAY 7 Cycle to Figueras and visit the Salvador Dalí museum with option to shorten by train (20/54km), return to San Pere Pescador
DAY 8 Trip concludes with transfer to Figueras

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Trip Code: UCF
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cycling Family Adventures
Next Trip:  Daily from 1 Mar to 31 Oct


price: £580.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Child (under 12 sharing with 2 adults) £ 410
Single Supplement £ 120
Discount for triple room (pp) - 12 and over £ -44
discount for one less night San Pere Pescador, twin pp (low season) £ -32
discount for one less night San Pere Pescador, twin pp (high season) £ -35
discount for two less nights San Pere Pescador, twin pp (low season) £ -71
H high season surcharge £50

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