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
 
 

Delhi To Kathmandu

A seven day extension that can be taken after one of our trips in India, or before visiting Nepal. Beginning in the bustling city of Delhi we venture to the pink city of Jaipur, one of the country's most atmospheric and spectacular destinations. The enormous City Palace lies at its heart, while the impressive façade of the Palace of the Winds and the Jantar Mantar observatory are only a short stroll away. Close to Jaipur is the striking 17th century hilltop Amber Fort. Discover the Mughal splendours of Agra, Akbar's impressive Red Fort and the white marble masterpiece of the Taj Mahal with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflecting in landscaped pools. The next leg of our journey takes us to India's holiest city, Varanasi, before continuing to vibrant Kathmandu.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Delhi
DAY 2 Delhi sightseeing and drive to Jaipur
DAY 3 In Jaipur
DAY 4 Agra via Fatephur
DAY 5 Visit Taj Mahal & Red Fort, overnight train to Varanasi
DAY 6 Arrive Varanasi, sightseeing
DAY 7 Morning Ganges cruise, fly to Kathmandu where trip concludes

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price: $999.00 USD

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