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
 

Slovakia

Slovakia

Self-Guided Holidays and Small Group Adventures Europe:  Slovakia

Slovakia offers some of the best walking holidays in Europe, being home to the High Tatras Mountains on its northern border with Poland. Its capital, Bratislava, is a lively metropolis with a fascinating old town.

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


Featured Adventures

Danube Cycle

Cycle across three European borders to the romantic city of Budapest
 
14 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Explorer to Budapest

Journey by bike and ship through Austria and Hungary along the mighty Danube
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising | Family Adventures

Hungarian Rhapsody

Cycle from Vienna to Budapest along the Danube cycle path
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

The Danube by Bike & Boat

Explore the highlights of the Danube from Passau to Vienna by bike and boat
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Cruising | Family Adventures
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The Weather in Slovakia

 

Slovakia generally experiences for warm summers (with the occasional shower) and cold, snowy winters. 

Our cycling trips run between March to October during the European Spring, Summer & Autumn. The months of June – August are
busy times with temperatures ranging between 5-18 in Spring and Autumn, and 15 - 25 degree Celsius in summer (sometimes higher).

The weather in the High Tatra usually has an element of unpredictability. You can expect a mix of warm sunny days sometimes punctuated by cooler rainy weather. You should always be prepared for sudden changes in weather while you are out on the trail. In September daytime temperatures can range from cool early mornings of 6 - 15 degrees Celsius to warm daytime temperatures of 18 – 25 degrees Celsius. Rainstorms can drop the temperature dramatically, rainy days at lower elevations mean snow at higher elevations. You should take your raingear every day, regardless of the weather conditions when you leave your hut in the morning


 

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