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
 
 

South Georgia & Antarctic Adventure

We commence our voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, crossing the Drake Passage and exploring the western flanks of the Antarctic Peninsula . Here we have time for regular shore excursions to walk among the many penguins and seals, and visit the scientific stations. Heading north towards Sourh Georgia we will attempt to land on the wild and spectacular Elephant Island. South Georgia is without doubt an island of incomparable beauty. The northern flanks of the island comprise of a series of harbours that once sheltered large fleets of whaling ships, and are now home to a staggering variety and profusion of wildlife. Our time in South Georgia will be spent visiting rookeries with literally thousands of King, Macaroni and Rockhopper Penguins. Leaving South Georgia we sail to the Falkland Islands to explore Port Stanley before disembarking the ship and flying back to Punta Arenas.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join in Ushuaia and embark the ship
DAYS 2/3 Cruise the Drake Passage
DAYS 4/7 Cruise the Antarctic Peninsula
DAY 8 Elephant Island (weather permitting)
DAYS 9/10 Cruise Scotia Sea to South Georgia
DAYS 11/14 Exploring South Georgia
DAYS 15/17 Sailing towards the Falkland Islands
DAY 18 Disembark Port Stanley before flying to Punta Arenas where trip concludes (trip also operates in reverse)

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Trip Code: AFR
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Duration:  18 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  27 December 2017
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price: USD$15300 Triple Public
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Twin Public US $ 18500
Twin Private US $ 22200
Mini Suite US $ 24500
Captains Suite US $ 25800
K Kayaking Option US $1350

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