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
 

Germany

Germany

Germany's northern lowlands stretch from the Netherlands to Poland, past southern Denmark where it bridges the North and Baltic seas. The magnificent Rhine and Main Rivers, cut through the Central Uplands. To the south, the infamous Danube River runs from the Black Forest, near France & Switzerland, to Munich.

German forests are studded with beech, oak, birch, chestnut, lime, maple and ash trees.  They are beautiful places to escape the crowds and walk or hike and relax. Alpine regions are home to wildflowers – orchids, cyclamen, gentians, pulsatilla, alpine roses, edelweiss and buttercups. We urge our travellers to stick to the paths, especially in alpine areas and coastal dunes where ecosystems are fragile.


Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
 
6 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Alpine Rhine to Basel

A spectacular cycle from the Grisons in Switzerland via Lake Constance in Germany to Basel on the Swiss/French border
 
9 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Basel to Strasbourg by Bike

Cycle between the Alps, Black Forest and the Vosges Mountains from Basel to Strasbourg
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Bavarian Beer Trail Cycle

A relaxed journey by bike through northern Bavaria past castles, medieval towns and historic breweries
 
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Cycling

Berlin Bike & Barge

Travel by barge and bike from Berlin along the Oder River and to the Baltic sea
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Berlin to Copenhagen by Bike

Discover two of Europe's most fascinating capital cities by bike
 
12 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Prague to Dresden

Cycle through the Bohemian countryside from the fairy tale city of Prague to Dresden on the Elbe River
 
7 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Danube Cycle

Cycle across three European borders to the romantic city of Budapest
 
14 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Explorer to Budapest

Journey by bike and ship through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures
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The Weather in Germany

Germany is a fine destination year-round, but sunny weather is more likely between May and September.

Remember that rain is a possibility in any month.  In April and May, when flowers and fruit trees are in bloom, it can be mild and sunny. Indian summers that stretch well into autumn are not uncommon.

Between November and early March weather tends to be gloomy and it often drops below freezing. There are only six to eight hours of daylight. In December the sun sets around 3:30pm.

 


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