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
 

Spain

Spain

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


Spain is the largest of the three sovereign nations that make up the Iberian peninsula—the others are Portugal and Andorra—located in Southern Europe. To the west and to the south of Galicia, Spain borders Portugal. To the south, it borders Gibraltar and, through its cities in North Africa (Ceuta and Melilla), Morocco. To the northeast, along the Pyrenees mountain range, it borders France and the tiny principality of Andorra.

Mainland Spain is dominated by high plateaus and mountain ranges such as the Pyrenees or the Sierra Nevada. Running from these heights are several major rivers such as the Tajo, the Ebro, the Duero, the Guadiana and the Guadalquivir. Spain has a population of 42,700,000 which is predominantly made up of Roman Catholic (85%) followed by just 2% Jewish and 2% Muslim.


Featured Adventures

GBR - Barcelona to Sommieres

A cycling expedition through some of the most beautiful areas of Northern Spain and Southern France following the historical trail of Hannibal
8 days |

GBR - The Great Barcelona to Rome Ride

A cycling expedition through some of the most beautiful areas of Spain, France and Italy following the historical trail of Hannibal
29 days |

Basque Country Cycle

Cycle from the seaside at Biarritz to the heart of the Basque Country
 
7 days |
Moderate to Challenging

Best of the Compostela Trail Spain

A guided walk along the best sections of the Camino across northern Spain
 
14 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Caliphs and Knights: Cordoba & Segura

Explore eastern Andalucia's most inspiring national parks and towns on foot
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Catalonia by Bike

A relaxed cycle through the historic region of Catalonia
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling

Catalonia by Bike for Families

A family adventure to explore the coast and countryside of Catalonia by Bike
 
8 days |
Introductory to Moderate | Cycling | Family Adventures

Catalonia Cycling: From the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean

A cycling adventure in Catalonia from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean, including visits to Girona and Barcelona with time to see works of Gaudi and Salvadore Dali
 
9 days |
Introductory to Moderate

Compostela Trail - Burgos to Leon

An inspirational walk along the mid section of the Camino across the vast Meseta to Leon.
 
11 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking

Compostela Trail - Leon to Santiago

An exhilarating hike through northern Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela
 
17 days |
Moderate | Inn to Inn Walking
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The Weather in Spain

Spain's climate can be divided in four areas:

  • The Mediterranean: mostly temperate in the eastern and southern part of the country; rainy seasons are spring and autumn. Mild summers with pleasant temperatures.
  • The interior: Very cold winters (frequent snow in the north) and hot summers.
  • Northern Atlantic coast: precipitations mostly in winter, with mild summers (slightly cold).
  • The Canary Islands: subtropical weather, with mild temperatures (18 °C to 24 °C; 64 °F to 75 °F) throughout the year.
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