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
 
 

Dubrovnik and the Dalmatian Coast

George Bernard Shaw said 'those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik', also describing it as 'the pearl of the Adriatic'. With its impressive old town and dominating position on the Adriatic coast, the city is visually stunning and deserving of both Shaw's remarks and its UNESCO World Heritage status. Based on a comfortable boat, the trip begins in Dubrovnik where time is set aside to explore the narrow streets and lively town. Extending westerly into the Mediterranean the islands of southern Dalmatia are best explored by bike. Highlights include visiting the islands of Korcula and Mljet. This trip also includes an excursion across the Bosnian border to the beautiful historic town of Mostar.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival and guided tour of Dubrovnik, overnight at Gruž
DAY 2 Cycle on the island of Šipan, cruise to Mljet for an afternoon cycle (10 + 30km)
DAY 3 Cruise to Lavasto, discover the island by bike (30km)
DAY 4 Cruise to Korcula, cycle from Brna to Vela Luka, cruise to Gradac (23km)
DAY 5 Excursion to Mostar
DAY 6 Cruise to Korcula Island, cycle to Korcula town (50km)
DAY 7 By boat to Prapratno on the mainland, cycle to Salon then cruise to Dubrovnik (30km)
DAY 8 Trip concludes in Dubrovnik

traveller reviews

This is well polished organization, with terrific, easy-going guides that were prepared! The boat was so accommodating and food always plentiful and delicious. That said, the guides made this trip. They were well informed and very committed to our vacation. They were extremely knowledgeable about their countries and willing to share it but not in the least boastful. I am almost afraid to try another trip as I am sure this one, with its guides, cannot be topped. The whole scenery, location, activity is extremely romantic in a rustic sense. The Croatian people are extremely hospitable and all have an excellent command of the English language among others. Although they are very used to tourists they are not yet spoiled and it is such a peaceful, serene, beautiful country. We always felt VERY safe.

K Eckhoff AL, USA

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Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Cruising Cycling
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Electric Bike Supplement £ 70
high season surcharge £ 80
deck level twin cabin supplement - premium & deluxe boat £ 160
single cabin supplement below deck - premium & deluxe boat £ 530
deck level single cabin supplement - premium & deluxe boat £ 740

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