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
 

Oman

Oman

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


The Sultanate of Oman is a coastal plain at the southeast tip of the Arabian peninsula lying on the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Oman's diverse geography includes rugged coasts, placid beaches, craggy mountains, salt flats, oases and deserts.

Oman is roughly the same size as England and lies on the north-eastern corner of the Arabian peninsula bordering the United Arab Emirates in the north, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the west and Republic of Yemen in the south-west.

The northern part of the country is dominated by the mountain range Jebel Akhdar which includes the 3000m Jebel Shams. The north-eastern slopes of these mountains form a fertile plain, the Batinah, along the Gulf of Oman. This is where most of Oman’s estimated 1.5 million people live and where Muscat is located.

“Since leaving Arabia, I have travelled among the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush, the mountains of Kurdistan and the marshes of Iraq.  I have seen some of the most magnificent scenery in the world and have lived among tribes who are interesting and little known.  None of these places has moved me as did the deserts of Arabia.  Those 5 years I spent with the Bedouin were the most important of my life.”  Postscript by Wilfred Thesiger in Arabian Sands.


Featured Adventures

Essence of Oman

Take a peek at the Sultanate of Oman - the Arabian Gulf's best kept secret
6 days |

Highlights of Oman

Discover the rich history, culture and geographical diversity of the exotic Sultanate of Oman
11 days |
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Oman Musandam

Explore the remote northern region of the Sultanate of Oman by jeep and dhow
4 days |

Trek Oman

Remote trekking in Western Hajer Mountains, and raise awareness and much needed funds for your chosen charity
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Trekking | Charity Challenges
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The Weather in Oman

With the exception of Dhofar region, which has a light monsoon climate and receives cool winds from the Indian Ocean, the climate of Oman is extremely hot and dry most of the year. Summer begins in mid-April and lasts until October. The highest temperatures are registered in the interior, where readings of more than 50° C in the shade are common.

Muscat is hot and humid from mid-March until October and pleasantly warm from October to March. In the southern Salalah area, humid weather with temperatures approaching 30°C (90°F) is common even in December. The Salalah area gets drenched by monsoon rains from June to September.

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