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
 

Austria

Austria

Austria includes much of the mountainous territory of the eastern Alps. The country contains many snowfields, glaciers, and snowcapped peaks, the highest being the Grossglockner (3,819 m). The Danube is the principal river and a wonder to cycle alongside. Beautiful forests and woodlands cover much of Austria's countryside.


Featured Adventures

Alpine Rhine Cycle

A spectacular cycle through four countries from the Grisons in Switzerland to Lake Constance in Germany
 
6 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Alpine Rhine to Basel

A spectacular cycle from the Grisons in Switzerland via Lake Constance in Germany to Basel on the Swiss/French border
 
9 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Austrian Lakes Hike & Bike

Experience the very best of the Austrian Lakes district by bike and on foot
 
9 days |
Moderate | Cycling | Inn to Inn Walking

Austrian Lakes Walk

A stunning hike in the spectacular Austrian Lakes District
 
8 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Blue Danube Cycle

Follow the waltz of the Blue Danube from the medieval German town of Passau to grand Vienna
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Linz to Vienna

Follow the banks of the Blue Danube from Linz to grand Vienna
 
5 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Cycle Prague to Vienna

Cycle the enchanting Greenways trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Cycle Prague to Vienna - Guided

Cycle the Greenways trail - the most beautiful bike trail connecting the Czech Republic and Austria
 
8 days |
Moderate | Cycling

Dachstein Circuit

An inspiring traverse around Dachstein Mountain (2995m), the highest peak in the stunning Salzkammergut lakes district of Austria
 
12 days |
Moderate to Challenging | Inn to Inn Walking

Danube Cycle

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

The Alps serve as a watershed for Europe's three major kinds of weather systems that influence Austrian weather. The Atlantic maritime climate from the northwest is characterized by lowpressure fronts, mild air from the Gulf Stream, and precipitation. It has the greatest influence on the northern slopes of the Alps, the Northern Alpine Foreland, and the Danube Valley.


As a rule, Atlantic maritime weather systems bring snow, and continental weather systems help keep it. However, a predominance of cold, dry continental systems or warm Mediterranean ones inevitably postpone the beginning of the ski season. In the summer, Mediterranean high-pressure systems bring warm, sunny weather.

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