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My 16 year old son and I have just finished the Cradle Mountains & Walls of Jerusalem walk and, while driving home, we were reflecting on why it was so rewarding and so much fun.
We expected spectacular scenery and plant life, and they were spectacular. We expected challenging terrain and weather, and they were challenging. We didn't expect such exceptional guides and that is why I am writing to you.
Tim is obviously a very experienced, capable and knowlegeable guide and I probably can't tell you anything you don't already know about him. He is a thorough professional. We always felt safe but challenged. I was impressed with his efforts in finding us interesting things to see and do in the Walls when the weather didn't allow us to visit the usual places. I also thought he handled the stop-over in Mole Creek due to flooding with a good combination of leadership and humour and it turned out to be a trip highlight!
So, the thing is, the environment we visited was every bit as spectacular, challenging and rewar ding as we had hoped for. What made this holiday exceptional was your wonderful guides.My son and I have thanked them, but we wanted to let you know as well.
Culinary Tours and Gourmet Adventures
The food and flavours of a destination are integral to the overall travel experience. There is no shortage of culinary masterminds leading World Expeditions’ food adventures. Our expert leaders will help you uncover the culinary secrets of the world’s most tantalising cuisines, including behind the scenes cooking classes and visits to the best local kitchens in the region. These culinary tours to Morocco, Spain, China, Turkey and Sri Lanka are sure to tempt your taste buds.
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A spectacular culinary journey through the heart of Morocco, immersing yourself in sights, sounds, culture and cuisine. This culinary tour is escorted by well-known Moroccan food expert Meera Freeman, who has been designing and leading tours to Morocco with World Expeditions since 2001.
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