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
 

Romania

Romania

Self Guided Holidays and Guided Walking Adventures in Romania with UTracks

A walk through the Romanian countryside is stunning. Enjoy a walking holiday in Romania and be rewarded with vistas boasting superb mountain views, beautiful rolling hills and numerous rivers and lakes.

A trek through the Carpathian Mountains (also known as the Transylvanian Alps) is a must. The Carpathians traverse the centre of Romania and are bordered by foothills on one side and the great plains of the outer rim on the other. The Carpathian Mountains covers around a third of Romania.

Romania is blessed to have over a quarter of it's countryside covered by forests and Romania's fauna is one of the richest in all of Europe, including bears, deer, lynx, chamois and wolves. The legendary Danube River ends its eight-country journey at the Black Sea, after forming one of the largest and most biodiverse wetlands in the world, the Danube Delta.

Of course Romania is also famous for Dracula. A walking tour to Bran Castle, home to the origin of the Dracula character, will fill you with vivid stories as well the many memorable views of the Bucegi mountains that we'll experience along the way. Romania is a culturally rich country so any walk will allow you to encounter old world hospitality as you hike through traditional Romanian villages on one of our walking holidays.

UTracks offers both self guided and guided walking holidays to Romania.


Featured Adventures

Animal Encounters in Romania

This World Animal Protection adventure has been hand-crafted for true animals lovers. You will see first hand how the Libearty Bear Sanctuary has given new life to once-captive bears and how the Save the Dogs Shelter is giving a future to the stray dogs of Romania
11 days |

Danube Cycle - Belgrade to Bucharest

A unique cycle journey along the Danube from Belgrade in Serbia to Romania
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Danube Delta By Bike & Boat

Explore the best preserved delta in Europe by bike and boat with its prolific birdlife and natural beauty
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Cruising

Monasteries and Villages of Romania

An unforgettable guided walk to discover the culturally rich Romanian countryside
 
9 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Romania Cycle Explorer

A genuine immersion in the cultural and historic treasures of Romania's Transylvania region by bike
 
9 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Transylvania Castles & Mountains

A self guided walk to discover the stunning limestone ridges of Transylvania, timeless rural landscapes and the homeland of the legendary Dracula
 
6 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Yomads Romania Carpathians & Culture

Experience the traditions of Southern Romania by foot, raft & bike with Yomads Travel - adventures for the 20s & 30s
 
10 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Rafting | Rock Climbing
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