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
 

Corsica

Corsica

Self-Guided Holidays and Small Group Adventures Europe:  Corsica

Corsica is in the Tyrrhenian Sea in the western Mediterranean, 160 kilometres south-west of the French Riviera and 82kms west of the coast of Tuscany, on the same latitude as Rome.  Often known as the Mountain in the Sea, the highest point is Monte Cintu at 2,710 metres, and there are twenty other mountains of over two thousand metres and an average altitude of 560m. The old mule tracks winding through the inland mountains, coupled with the idyllic coastline, provide an ideal route for a walking holiday of Corsica. With floral diversity (with some 2,980 different plant species), a rich history, charming villages and an ideal climate, it also has the right ingredients for a superb cycling adventure holiday.

Utracks Europe offers a range of guided and self-guided tours to help you cycle, walk and trek your way through Corsica on a small group adventure holiday.


Featured Adventures

Corsica Cycle

A cycle expedition to explore the stunning diversity of Corsica's coast and mountains
 
8 days |
Challenging | Cycling

Corsica GR20 North

Trek the northern half of the legendary GR20, the most challenging long distance walking trail in Europe
 
7 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Corsica GR20 South

Trek the southern half of the famous GR20, the most challenging long distance walking trail in Europe
 
7 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Crossing Corsica

A rewarding walk from the mountains of inland Corsica to the rose coloured Calanques of Piana high above the sea
 
8 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

GR20 North Guided Walk

Trek the northern half of the famous GR20, Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail
 
7 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

GR20 South Guided Walk

A guided walk along the southern section of the iconic GR20, Europe's most challenging long distance walking trail
 
7 days |
Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Corsica

Corsica experiences the classic Mediterranean climate.  Autumn and Spring coastal temperatures range between 15-20 ºC.  June to September (Summer) the coastal temperatures range from 20-27 ºC, although they can rise as high as the late 30’s. 

At higher elevations during the summer months,  the temperatures drop sharply and there may be snow on the highest peaks (generally only to June).
Being a largely mountainous island, the weather can change
rapidly and you should be prepared for some extremes of
temperatures at higher elevations even in summer. The risk of
thunderstorm starts from September onwards. During the rainy
season from October to April, one day in three is generally wet.

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