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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 Ė 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 didnít 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 Ė 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 didnít realise how much !! Thank you World Expeditions.

Lee and Kara Oates | Pacific Pines, Queensland
 
 

Employment

Current Opportunities

RECEPTION/ADMINISTRATION (FULL-TIME)

World Expeditions is one of the world’s leading adventure travel companies, with 40 years experience and offices around the globe. With a staff of dedicated and passionate travellers, this is a perfect opportunity to mix business with pleasure!

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Receptionist/Office Administrator to join our Sydney office team. This busy full-time role is a great opportunity to gain valuable travel industry experience, supporting all business units across the organisation including sales, reservations, operations and marketing/events.

Duties of this role are varied, but regular responsibilities include:

*General reception duties: answering phones, taking messages, greeting clients and visitors
*Processing client bookings and taking payments, including school groups
*Banking and reconciliation of office expenses
*Ordering stationary and office supplies
*Archiving
*Mail-outs and brochure orders
*Assisting with preparation for information nights, trade shows and other events
*Assisting with a range of projects as required

To be considered for this exciting position you will need to demonstrate the following competencies:

*Strong time management and organisational skills, with an ability to multitask
*Excellent oral and written communication
*Customer service skills
*Computer literacy
*Excellent attention to detail
*Self-motivated, with a positive attitude and an ability to take initiative
*A passion for travel 

This role is an excellent opportunity for candidates looking for a start in the adventure travel industry. If you think you possess the skills required for this position, please forward your applications to:

Please send applications to:

Linda Murden
linda@worldexpeditions.com.au


 

 

DOMESTIC GUIDING

World Expeditions Larapinta trekking guides - Alice Springs, Northern Territory

World Expeditions is seeking professional guides for the forthcoming winter season to lead and/or assist our Larapinta - End to End, Classic and Experience expeditions.

The season will begin with an induction from 31 March 2015, with the season running through to the end of September.

Applicants will need to be flexible in their work approach and must hold relevant qualifications or experience for bushwalking in tracked areas, LWFA and also hold or be willing to obtain LR drivers licence and public passenger accreditation.

If you would like to apply or discuss the position in the more detail, please contact Mark Bennic.

0488 408 580 or mark@worldexpeditions.com.au

WORLDWIDE GUIDING

World Expeditions employs a number of guides to lead adventures in a variety of disciplines. In all our adventures, World Expeditions uses local staff where possible. Thus our Nepal treks are led by Nepali's, our Peru treks by Peruvians. Where jobs do arise is leading some of our Mountaineering trips. We are interested in applications from experienced professional guides in High Altitude Mountaineering.

If you have at least 2 years commercial wilderness guiding experience in any of these areas, we are happy to receive your application. Applications with less than this experience will not be considered.

For more information and applications, please contact: Chris Buykx, Domestic General Manager, World Expeditions, Level 5, 71 York St, SYDNEY NSW 2000, chris@worldexpeditions.com.au or phone 0419 613 713 mobile. Applications close when suitable applicants found.

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