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 – 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 didn’t 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 – 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 didn’t realise how much !! Thank you World Expeditions.

Lee and Kara Oates | Pacific Pines, Queensland
 

Fiji

Fiji

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

The many islands of Fiji are spread around the reef-strewn Koro Sea in the southwest Pacific Ocean. About 100 of over 300 islands are inhabited and range from large mountainous wooded landmasses to coral cays that you can walk across with a few steps. Its population of 720,000 is made up of 45% Indians and 50% native Fijians. The remaining population is made up of Chinese, European, Rotuman and other Pacific islanders. Native Fijians are Melanesians with some Polynesian traits.

The main island of Viti Levu covers 10,388 sq. km. with its highest peak, Mt. Victoria, 1323 metres high. It has 80% of the population and is the major centre for air and sea communication in the southwest Pacific. The Yasawas are a chain of 16 volcanic islands to the north-west of Viti Levu with summits ranging from 229 to 579 metres. The Yasawas are strictly populated by native Fijians.

There are three official languages, Fijian, Hindi and English but there are some 300 communalects (variations) in the Fijian language. English is widespread and most younger people have a good working grasp of English and although some of the older generation may have difficulties speaking, most understand English.


Featured Adventures

Yasawa Islands Sea Kayaking - Fiji

The Yasawa Islands are a sea kayaker’s delight. A region of sparkling azure waters and white sandy beaches with palm tress and volcanic peaks all fringed by pristine coral reefs. For five days we paddle in modern expedition style kayaks through the beautifully remote islands of the Northern Yasawas.
8 days |
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Yasawas Ultimate Sea Kayak Expedition

The Yasawa Islands are a region of sparkling azure waters and white sandy beaches with palm trees and volcanic peaks all fringed by pristine coral reefs. For nine days we paddle in modern expedition-style kayaks through these beautifully remote islands.
11 days |
viewing 1 - 2 of 2 available

The Weather in Fiji

In Fiji you will generally experience a mild tropical climate in winter months.The weather varies from Viti Levu to the Yasawas. On the main island nights will be cool, perhaps 16-20 degrees Celsius with some spells of cloudy weather and rain. The days are generally hot and humid. In the Yasawas it is drier with sunny, hot and dry conditions predominating.

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