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
 

Switzerland

Switzerland

Take an adventure holiday in SWITZERLAND with World Expeditions, one of the world's leading travel companies

In the heart of central Europe, Switzerland offers some of the worlds best walking and climbing opportunities. Characterised by picturesque mountain villages and dramatic peaks, in particular the Matterhorn, the country also boasts some of Europe's finest lakes.


Featured Adventures

Bernese Oberland Glacier Trek

Classic glacier hike into arguably the most spectacular mountains in the Alps
7 days |

Haute Route & Mont Blanc

A classic glacier walk in the European Alps combined with an ascent of Mont Blanc (4810m)
11 days |

Haute Route by Bike

A technical mountain bike adventure from Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn
8 days |

Matterhorn & Eiger Expedition

On this challenging expedition we combine climbs of the infamous Hornli route on the Matterhorn, and the South Ridge of Dent Blanche, an alluring and significant climb in its own right.
8 days |

Matterhorn Expedition

A challenging climb of the incomparable Matterhorn (4478m)
6 days |

Mont Blanc by Bike

A technical mountain bike ride around Mont Blanc
8 days |

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

Bernese Oberland for Families

A walk for families along classic trails in the Bernese Alps of Switzerland
 
7 days |
Moderate | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Chamonix to Zermatt

Take the high trail from the Chamonix Valley to Zermatt
 
10 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Switzerland

The walking season in the European Alps is short – from mid June to mid September and many of the mountain refuges areclosed outside this time. In winter parts of the trail are transformed into world class ski runs, evidenced by the comprehensive network of cablecars or téléfériques. Bearing in  mind that much of the route is at altitudes of over 1000m, the temperatures can vary significantly. Please note at the beginning of the season you may experience snow and therefore the walking can be harder and slippery underfoot. Temperatures in summer range from around 6 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius during the day. Afternoon thunderstorms are quite common. At the higher elevations it is important to dress with layers as cold winds and possible snow falls can happen even in summer.

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