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
 

Russia

Russia

Take an adventure holiday in RUSSIA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Kamchatka is a long peninsula (approx 1200kms) occupying an area of 472,300 sq. km, (larger than France) between the latitudes of 50 and 65 degrees north. To imagine it’s location, one should think of territory north of Japan and the Bering Sea,Kamchatka is not part of Siberia, but one of a number of territories on the eastern, Pacific seaboard known as Russian Far East.Kamchatka’s mountain ridges - Sredinny, Valaginsky, Ganalsky and Kumroch - stretch from the north to the south giving the peninsula the shape of a giant fish. There are more than 160 volcanoes on the peninsula (29 of them are active), lying on the Great Pacific “ring of fire”. The extraordinary diversity of landscape, from the high volcanic peaks to the coastal plains combined with maritime and arctic weather and underground heat have created a mixture of twenty climate zones. This diversity of climate and habitat has in turn, contributed to the great variety and richness of flora and fauna on the Peninsula.


Featured Adventures

Across the Top of the World

Voyage into the High Arctic across the Bering Strait near the top of the world to the wild and undeveloped Wrangel and Herald Islands
15 days |

Jewel of the Russian Far East

Explore the wonders of the undiscovered region of the Russian Far East
13 days |

Kamchatka Expedition

Discover one of the world's last unexplored destinations
21 days |

Russia's Ring of Fire

Experience the wonder of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands, the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’.
13 days |

Trans Siberian Adventure Naadam Festival

A spectacular train journey from Beijing to experience the wonders of Mongolia, Siberia, Moscow and St Petersburg incorporating Mongolia's Naadam Festival.
23 days |

Classic Trans Siberian

Travel on the famous Trans Siberian train from St Petersburg to Beijing. Explore St Petersburg and Moscow before embarking on the world famous Trans Mongolian route across Asia to Ulaanbaatar and Beijing
19 days |

Trans Siberian Explorer

A classic train journey from Beijing to St Petersburg via Mongolia. Enjoy this extraordinary journey following the world's most famous railway trip across Asia, from Beijing and the Great Wall, through Mongolia, Irkutsk, to Lake Baikal, Moscow and concluding in St Petersburg
23 days |
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The Weather in Russia

The Kamchatka climate is as diverse as its wildlife. You will find a moderate maritime zone on either coast, a continental zone in the central valley with four distinct seasons, and an arctic zone in the northern reaches of the peninsula. The Northern summer (mid-June-August), is a time of rapid growth and flowering as all of the flora and fauna hurry to complete a year’s worth of activity before the return of the winter snows.

Being close to the Arctic Circle, the summertime days are long. It can rain, sleet or snow during summer, and there may still be snow on the ground, particularly on the higher peaks.

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