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
 

Laos

Laos

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

About Laos

Laos is a landlocked country located in the centre of Indochina. It has common borders with China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Laos is 236,800 sq. km in land area, the major part being mountainous and forested. Geographically, the country is divided into three areas : the North, the Central and the Southern parts.

The Mekong River flows through 1865 km of Laos territory and forms the major portion of the border with Thailand (1500 km). 60% of the water entering this major river system originates in Laos. The three highest mountains are all located in Xieng Khouang province; Phu Bia - 2.820 m, Phu Xao - 2.690 m, Phu Xamxum - 2.620 m, (Phu is the Lao word for mountain).

Laos supports a population of more than 5 million inhabitants comprising 68 ethnic groups, such as Hmong, Khmu, Yao, Akha, Ikor, Lu, etc., each tribe with its own distinctive customs. The population density of Laos is 19 people per square km, making the country one of the most sparsely populated countries in Asia and quite different from its neighbouring countries.

Adventure Travel in Laos

Laos is a superb and relatively unexplored adventure travel holiday destination. Our range of adventure tours to Laos, many including time in neighbouring countries of Cambodia, Thailand or Vietnam, will help you to discover the real Laos that others miss.

For cycling enthusiasts choose from our cycling adventures from Thailand to Laos or our pioneering biking tour from Luang Prabang to Hanoi. For a less active adventure take an epic cultural journey through Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia on our Indochina Traverse or experience the hidden gems of the former French colonies on our Best of Laos & Cambodia tour.

We invite you to join us on the adventure of a lifetime in Laos.


Featured Adventures

Along the Mekong River by Bike

Gain a unique insight into local life along the mighty Mekong River
14 days |

Best of Laos and Cambodia

A spectacular journey through the heart of Laos, then overland into Cambodia combining the natural highlights and cultural traditions of these two countries
15 days |
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Best of Laos and Northern Vietnam

A spectacular journey of discovery through the heart of Laos and the highlights of north Vietnam
12 days |

Highlights of Laos

Step back in time and discover the hidden delights of Laos
11 days |

Indochina Traverse

An epic adventure covering the highlights of three distinctly different countries. Visit the cultural, historical and natural sights on this comprehensive tour of South East Asia
21 days |
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Kayaking 4000 Islands

A fantastic kayaking adventure along the Mekong stopping off at islands and local villages en route
3 days |

Laos and Cambodia Active

Discover the highlights of Laos and Cambodia as we cycle and kayak our way across these two intriguing countries
12 days |

Laos and Cambodia Family Adventure

Take your family on a superb adventure to discover the ancient history and cultural landscape of Laos and Cambodia
7 days |

Laos by Bike

Explore at handle bar level this relatively undiscovered country and experience its welcoming hospitality
14 days |

Luang Prabang Cycle Extension

Explore the temples and bustling markets that reflect the rich culture of the heritage listed town of Luang Prabang
4 days |
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The Weather in Laos

The dry or cool season begins at the end of October and lasts until the end of February. It is necessary to take along a warm jumper or fleece during the cool season, as nights can be very cold, especially in mountainous areas such as Luang Prabang. The hot season lasts from March to June and light cotton clothing and hats are recommended. The rainy season starts in June and ends in October.

In the Mekong river valley temperatures rise to 38 degrees Celsius in March and April, and fall to as low as 15 degrees Celsius in December and January. On average you can expect daytime temperatures of between 25 and 32 degrees Celsius, with cooler night temperatures (although it is unlikely to be cold).

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