Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was wonderful, thanks!

The local operator, Coast to Coast, were very well organised and especially Danny, the lead guide, was the best guide I have ever seen in action. It was a privilege to be guided by such a well-rounded and versatile person - from navigating and motivating the group, to cooking (delicious food) and patching up blisters. And always with a smile on his face.

I am already planning my next trip with World Expeditions - rafting on the Franklin River in Tasmania.

Nick | London

Walking in Puglia

Puglia is a land forged in history by a mixture of civilisations and cultures. This enriching walking trip combines archaeological and architectural treasures, with hiking through valleys and along coastal paths surrounded by landscapes of red earth, olive groves and vineyards. See the unique dry stone cottages known as Trulli in intriguing Alberobello and the cave houses known as Sassi in Matera. Explore the enchanting maze of narrow streets in the 'white city' Ostuni, the seaside village of Otranto facing the Adriatic and visit the elegant Baroque city of Lecce.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival in Lecce for sightseeing in Salento's baroque style regional capital
DAY 2 Visit Otranto and hike along the Adriatic coastline, overnight in Lecce (4hrs)
DAY 3 Transfer to the charming whitewashed hilltop village of Ostuni, explore on foot (2hrs)
DAY 4 Explore the countryside of Ostuni, transfer to Alberobello, renowned for its Trulli (3hrs)
DAY 5 Discover Itria Valley and Locorotondo (4hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to Matera, guided visit of the Sassi area and tasting of local products
DAY 7 Hike to discover the Murgia plateau and its 8th century rock churches (3hrs)
DAY 8 Transfer to Matera station where the trip concludes

traveller reviews

I recently went on an 8 day self guided Walking tour of Puglia with UTracks. I was with my daughter. We started in Lecce, a beautiful town in the southern part of Italy. Then went to Ostuni, Otranto, Alberobello(the town of Trulli) Finally in the amazing Matera. It was a wonderful trip, the walks were not difficult, except for the final walk in the ravine in Matera, it was very steep and quite slippery , even in the dry weather. Matera was wonderful to finish our trip. We made lots of interesting discoveries. The accommodation was very comfortable and most of the staff in the hotels and bnb's were very helpful. We enjoyed the food and the tasting of the local produce in Alberobello was delicious , also stayed in a Trulli in Alberobello. Transfers were great, trains were a bit of an adventure, not always on time and often replaced by buses. Overall a wonderful trip, highly recommend it.

J. Elion. Mosman, NSW. Australia.

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Trip Code: WIP
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  Daily except Saturdays from 1 Mar to 24 Jul and 1 Sep to 30 Nov
price: £820.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement £ 150
Single Traveller Surcharge £ 180
Saturday arrival supplement - pp twinshare £ 80
M mid season surcharge £16
H high season surcharge £44

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