Kristiina Puusaari-Sheahan review 6 Oct 2008
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Arriving to the Sun Gate at 6am after the Inca trail...and seeing the clouds moving away and revealing Machu Picchu! The homestay in the peninsula of Lake Titicaca was also the most amazing experience as was the bus ride from Puno to La Paz... those views of the Lake Titicaca were so beautiful, both on Peruvian and Bolivian side! Also riding the Worlds most dangerous road in Bolivia was super!!!
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Remember that Peru and Bolivia are developing countries and hygiene and timekeeping are rather different there. Remember respect locals and their way of life too! Also, very importantly, take the Trip dossier with a pinch of salt as the company should update the trip dossier as the tour is not exactly what it says in the package, however, some things were much better than expected, some were disappointing.
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?
I felt it did! This company is one of the best companies and does a lot for the local people i.e. in the Inca trail their porters are treated very well and paid more than others, hence, everyone wants to work for them and also they had moved the homestay from the Taquile island to the peninsula to benefit local people there too!!
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Absolutely amazing!!! I would definitely recommend and would do it again if I could!