How was your Explore Tour Leader?
Very good. Everything worked well. And the guides and drivers and organization provided by Condor Travel was excellent.
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
"There are very early starts and long coach journeys - moreso than suggested in the literature.
The $500 recommended as a start is not enough by far for the holiday. Because so few meals are included - not even some breakfasts - and a lot of the tours are 'optional' (but they weren't really, because there wasn't much of an alternative)I felt that I was spending money quickly - and I kept off the Pisco sours until the end of the hol!
Fears of dud notes were completely unfounded.
By taking Diamox and Coca tea and sweets, altituse sickness was kept at bay.
Our hotel (the Monte Real) in Miraflores at the end of the holiday was near the mud-brick pyramid of Huaca Pucllana. Well worth walking to, but a viait there does cut out a chance of more time in Lima."
Do you have anything else to add?
Very good holiday. I've returned to the UK with good memories of the places we visited, the hotels, the food, and the people - all very friendly and helpful.