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
 

Turkey

Turkey

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

Turkey is a natural bridge between the two worlds of the West and the Orient. It displays an amazing diversity in its geography, geology and climate, varying from extremes such as the subtropical forest of the Black Sea coast to the evergreen pine forests of the Mediterranean, snow capped mountains, rolling steppe and rich agricultural valleys.

The Taurus Mountains are part of the “Alp - Himalaya zone’ along the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Limestone that is imbued with a Karstic system of rock formations sinkholes, underground river systems and high plateau caves. The landscape of the region varies from rolling green hills, forests, high snow-capped peaks, impressive canyons and unbelievable rock formations.During the trekking season the vegetation can splash the hills with colour - masses of purple vetch, blue cornflowers and brilliant red poppies.

Cappadocia is a surreal landscape of conical shaped, limestone formations.Its contrasting moonscapes and valleys filled with rock-hewn churches and dwellings and fairy chimneys are nestled under the snow-capped mountains of Mount Aergius.It is primarily an agricultural region due to its rich, mineral laden soil; however, much wealth is generated from its famous carpet weaving and tourism.

Turkey's population has reached nearly 60 million.More than 95% of the population is Islamic. The original nomadic people, the Yoruk, or Black Tent Dwellers, still keep their original culture and way of life, alternating between the summer and winter pastures of the Taurus Mountains.Their Mongolian faces can distinguish them and they commonly wear loose baggy trousers, as they do in other regions of Central Asia.


Featured Adventures

Aegean Mediterranean Coast Explorer

A fascinating journey encountering the historic sites and natural landscapes along the Aegean and Mediterranean coastlines
9 days |

Best of Turkey

Combine the natural and man-made highlights of Turkey whilst staying in comfortable hotel accommodation
15 days |

Black Sea and Cappadocia

Discover the sights of Istanbul, the frontiers of the Black Sea and the fascinating Cappadocia region of central Turkey
14 days |

Iran to Istanbul via Georgia and Armenia

A fascinating journey from northern Iran to Istanbul via Armenia and Georgia
26 days |

Mount Ararat Expedition

Ascend Mount Ararat (5137m), considered to be the resting place of Noah's Ark
8 days |

Southern Turkey Trails

An exciting guided walking trip that combines Turkeys fascinating Cappadocia region with the coastal Lycian Way
15 days |

Turkey Panorama

An inspiring adventure through the historical and geographical heart of Turkey including a trek in the Taurus Mountains and exploring the unique Cappadocia region
14 days |
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Turkish Delights - Gaziantep Extension

A fantastic extension to the home of baklava, pistachio and kebab
4 days |

Cappadocia Family Adventure

A family adventure to explore the fascinating rock formations of the Cappadocia region on foot
 
6 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Family Adventures | Inn to Inn Walking

Cappadocia Guided Walk

Follow ancient trails to discover the lunar landscape of Cappadocia on foot
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Turkey

The ocean sides of both mountain ranges in Turkey experiences warm to mild conditions and the interior climate tends to be hot and dry during this time, along with cool nights. The Central Anatolian region of Cappadocia has hot and dry daytime temperatures between 20-30 degrees Celsius and cool nights between 10-20 degrees Celsius.

The Aegean experiences a hot and humid climate during summer (May – September) with temperatures rising to over 40 degrees Celsius at times. Average temperatures for this period are between 15 and 32 degrees Celsius.Rainfall at this time is at its lowest. The Mediterranean experiences similar weather patterns to the Aegean, although temperatures are slightly hotter ranging from 16 – 33 degrees Celsius between May and September. Again, May to September is the dry season.

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