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
 
 

The Wicklow Way - 7 Days

This walking holiday in Ireland winds its way through the Wicklow Mountains, one of the country’s most spectacular areas. Stretching some 130km south of Dublin the Wicklow Way explores unspoilt trails, remote scenery, lakes, glacial valleys, forests and gentle farmland. Starting in the southwest the route passes through rural communities, old market towns and grand estates on its way to the bright lights of Dublin.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer from Rathdrum to Tinahely
DAY 2 Tinahely to Moyne taking in fantastic views of the adjoining counties of Carlow and Wexford (3hrs)
DAY 3 Walk from The Iron Bridge to Glenmalure (5.5hrs)
DAY 4 Climb up out of the valley visiting Glenmalure Waterfall. Cross the side of Mullacor Mountain and into the valley of Glendalough (3.5hrs)
DAY 5 Short transfer to Roundwood, the highest village in Ireland and walk to Enniskerry (4.5hrs)
DAY 6 Walk over Prince William's Seat and into Dublin City (4.5hrs)
DAY 7 Trip concludes

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