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
 

Rwanda

Rwanda

See the Gorilla's of Rwanda with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Rwanda is a landlocked republic in Equatorial Africa. This small but beautiful country is situated on the eastern rim of the Albertine Rift, the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. With such a large proportion of the country being mountainous, most of the country is cultivated in hillside terracing. As the most densely populated country in Africa with more than 10 million people, Rwanda needs to utilize all its land where possible. Situated to on the watershed between the Nile and the Congo, the highest peak is Karisimbi (4,507m) in the volcanic Virunga chain protected by the Volcanoes National Park. The largest body of water is Lake Kivu, but there are other numerous lakes around the country. Primarily a subsistence agriculture economy, Rwanda nonetheless produces for export some of the finest tea and coffee in the world. Other industries include sugar, fishing and flowers for export. Rwanda has been known for the wrong reasons in recent decades with the terrible atrocities associated with the 1994 genocide.  Since then the country is back on the road to recovery and still provides a safe haven for the mountain gorillas


Featured Adventures

Best of East Africa

A journey encompassing the best that East Africa has to offer, through Kenya and northern Tanzania, visiting world famous game reserves, national parks, colourful markets and tribes, with the opportunity to view the elusive Mountain Gorillas of Rwanda
17 days |
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Best of Rwanda

Trekking to encounter mountain gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys, a game drive in Akagera National Park and exploring Lake Kivu make this an unforgettable adventure
9 days |

Gorilla Safari

A unique opportunity to experience Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment
3 days |

Primates and Wildlife of Rwanda and Uganda

Track mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and chimps in the wild
13 days |

Rwanda Volcanoes Trek

Trek where few others do on one of Rwanda's five volcanoes
3 days |

Gorilla Adventure

A unique opportunity to observe Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys in their natural environment whilst staying in quality hotels and lodges
4 days |
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The Weather in Rwanda

In this area there are four discernible climatic periods – long rains from mid March to mid May; a long dry period from mid-May to mid October; short rains from mid October to mid December; and the short dry from mid December to mid-March. The average daytime temperature is 30°C in Kigali and 12-15°C in the highlands.

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