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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
 
 

Chris Bonington: My Climbing Life

Chris Bonington: My Climbing Life

Wednesday Feb 11, 2015 - 07:00:00 PM
1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

 

Join us for an audience with pre-eminent mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington CVO CBE DL and special guests to celebrate his wonderful climbing life.

For this event Sir Chris will be in conversation with former MHT Chair, Julie Summers, discussing his life and career amongst the mountains.  Spanning more than sixty years, Chris’s outstanding career has had its fair share of drama. His experiences range from jubilant to harrowing with the loss of many friends during groundbreaking expeditions in the 1970s and 1980s.  

From his home in the Lake District to the Greater Ranges of the Himalayas and South America with a visit to the Arctic regions thrown in for good measure, Sir Chris has enjoyed an active life in the mountains, which continues with his most recent climb revisiting the Old Man of Hoy over the summer.

 

Please note the change of date for this event.

DATE: Wednesday 11 February

START: 7:00 pm -  Doors open at 6:30 | FINISH: 8.30 pm

Image credits:

  • Top right - Portrait of Sir Chris Bonington by Stuart Walker, Chris Bonington Picture Library 

  • Bottom right - Chris Bonington on Harrison Rocks, Chris Bonington Picture Library

  • Bottom left - Sir Chris, aged 80, on the Old Man of Hoy by Leo Houlding, Chris Bonington Picture Library 

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