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Egypt in Depth - Go Now!
I wanted a small group tour and the itinerary of Egypt in Depth included Alexandria, one of my "bucket-list" destinations. Booking through Bunnik's was straight-forward and all of my questions were responded to quickly and answered completely. The Tour was fantastic in all ways. I really did not have one moment of doubt or disappointment. The fabled temples, tombs and statues provided the WOW-factor, but it was the small, personal experiences that remain with me - losing my heart to the faded charm of Alexandria and the natural beauty of Aswan...; dancing on the ferry while crossing the Nile; hot-air ballooning in Luxor's dawn; the Alabaster workshop boys' rap performance; the dancing waiters on the cruise, who put us all to shame; being welcomed into a private house in the Nubian village; my unexpectedly emotional response on visiting the Commonwealth War Cemetery at El Alamein and taking in the cafe culture in Cairo and Aswan. To those who immediately ask me, "but was it safe?" I can say that the security measures at airports, in the wider Egypt itself and at the hotels was impeccable, obvious and very reassuring. The Bunnik's representatives, our daily drivers and, of course, our unflappable, erudite Tour Leader, all played their part in caring, shepherding and showing us their love for their country and its people with great humour, infinite understanding and often military precision! I say "Book Now" - the weather is perfect, there are not too many other tourists and word of how wonderful it is will rapidly get around. Get in before the rush!
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Northern Spain & Portugal
I chose Bunnik because of their Small Group philosophy & everything that stemmed from it. And this tour because of the nature of the itinerary - the appeal was in the places we could go to that the big companies, logistically, can't. In Portugal, they're restricted to Lisbon & Porto, but , in addition, we enjoyed smaller locations which had their own character (Coimbra, Aveiro, Nazare & Sintra ahead of Lisbon & the Algarve beyond). It was generally well researched & planned ( except for the inclusion of Madrid, which has been deleted from 2019...), all hotels excellent choices ( except Silken Amara, too far from the San Sebastian CBD ) & all 10 local guides highly knowledgeable. The linchpin was Tour Director John Velez, leader, guide & mentor, Melbourne born & educated (Melbourne Uni), Spanish father, therefore fluent in Spanish - a most accomplished TD who strongly influenced our Group's cohesion. 19 of us from mid-50s to early 70s - intelligent,thoughtful & supportive of each other, therefore great interaction. But boisterous in our enjoyment of the Group dinners, but that's the Spanish way! Special mention to our two drivers, Alex & Ricardo, especially Alex who skillfully & safely negotiated the Pyrenees. Despite the individual highlights ( Gaudi's astonishing designs & creations in BCN, San Sebastian ), the major highlight for me was our Group & the memorable occasions we shared & enjoyed. Would I do another tour like this? Only if it could be guaranteed that the Group be as good as ours was. And I doubt that it could be. Despite the above, I've rated our tour 4 but would've like to give it 4.5
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Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls
Full marks for the group size, itinerary and inclusions. The tour leader showed consideration, his first responsibility being for the safety and comfort of those under his care. Although the tour leader mostly had the necessary knowledge, the use of local guides when visiting various game reserves or waterways, added an additional dimension to what we were experiencing. This small group tour spoilt us so in future we will only be considering "small group tours" .
Of the national parks and reserves visited, Etosha National Park in Namibia was f...
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South American Discovery
This was our second Bunnik tour, the first Egypt/Jordan In Depth ( September/October 2017) was brilliant. South American Discovery (September/October 2018) was more than what we expected in terms of organisation, extraordinary experiences, well-planned itinerary, standard of accommodation and transportation and most of all outstanding guides. Carlos who guided us through Ecuador and Peru must be singled out since he could not do enough for us; he was knowledgeable, attentive to individual needs and an all-round terrific guy who was also musical.... We are now faced with the joyful but difficult task of selecting images from over 2,500 to illustrate some of the wonderful things we saw and did to create a photo album and DVD to share with family and friends. Thank you Marion, Dennis and Sacha and the Bunnik team for two memorable holidays and we will be back for more.
South America Discovery
At first blush the South America tour may seem expensive but you get what you pay for and you won’t be disappointed. Be prepared for many flights but that is unavoidable given you are covering a whole continent. This was my second Bunnicks tour and even better that the one I did to Egypt, Jordan and Israel. Expect to be looked after on Bunnicks tours and enjoy a well planned tour that goes beyond the usual tourist haunts that you will also see. The small group format is a highlight as you make genuine friends. The tour guides were excellent - a...ttentive and knowledgeable. This company does detailed research and as a result we were constantly treated to unexpected delights like lunch at a rose plantation and a tango show. A fabulous trip and well worth doing!
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Jewels of Dalmatia 26 August - what a wonderful tour!!
Just back home from a wonderful tour of Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia. The tour was the best....the mix of our new "friends" and the leadership of our tour director Branko made it a very memorable holiday. Nineteen of us - ranging from mid forties to seventies - helped create a fun trip with all enjoying the great sense of humour of our tour director who really did "get" the aussie humour. The scenery was breathtaking!! Lead by our Branko...we enjoyed absolutely beautiful scenery in Plitvice Lakes, Lake Bled, mountain tops, beautiful gorges ...and other stops along the way that were photobook worthy. Too many to name....loved it all. Nevres - our bus driver - delivered us safely through the tour on a large bus. The tour was very well structured. Enough free time for me to engage in another favourite activity....shopping! It was nice to have two nights in every stop with three nights in Dubrovnik. We did had some early starts....but it wasn't constant. Travel days on the bus, the free time in cities, included special dinners and local walking tours made the pace of the tour a very enjoyable experience. I wish I could do it again!!!
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Sri Lankan Discovery - Kandy Festival
Very enjoyable experience and our Tour Guide Thushara was efficient, friendly, supportive and organised. An excellent Tour guide albeit sometimes he did not have full grasp of english language.Standard of accommodation was very good and overall the best we have encountered on our travels. The hotel in Kandy was a great central venue to view the procession from reserved seating, The variety of sights visited made the tour interesting and enlightening. Maximum of 2 night stays in most places was welcomed and appreciated. . Booked the trip through our Travel Agent and the process was seamless and easy.Well done again Bunnik.
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Sri Lankan Discovery - Kandy Festival
Definitely travelling with this incredible company again. I have never experienced such a well organised travel experience. Exceptional service from guide Priya, assistant and our wonderful bus driver in challenging road conditions.
Loved the small group experience; modern coach with ample leg room and even wifi connection! Yes, we discovered Sri Lankan from it's past to present. What a diverse and unique country - a must now before it becomes a modern Singapore! The Kandy Festival was definitely the high light - a spectacle like no other. Pr...
Inaugural Northern Sri Lanka Tour
I had signed up to receive Bunnik’s mailings online, having been told about the company by a friend who travelled to Europe last year. Having grown up in Colombo, with family who worked as colonial administrators in Jaffna in the early 20th Century, I was delighted to see the Northern Sri Lanka tour being offered, and called the 1800 number for more details. I was given all the info I needed by Hayley, and completed my booking online. All the pre tour paperwork and preparation was presented efficiently, and in a timely fashion, and any queries ...I had were answered immediately. Loved my Bunnik’s backpack, and the trip itself was fantastic, with fabulous guide Priya Peiris happy to discuss a range of topics, and introduce us to a range of experiences. This was the inaugural Northern Sri Lanka tour, so was a chance to be a bit adventurous, and also have input into plans for future tours. What a fantastic chance to visit this beautiful country and meet so many friendly and generous people, I can’t recommend it highly enough. February 10th, 2019 Update: From highlight to highlight, a fantastic introduction to a country and culture, Highlights of Ethiopia Tour Having travelled with Bunnik before, I had high expectations of this tour, but they were exceeded! From booking to safe arrival home, everything was seamless, paperwork was made easy, and the itinerary was superbly managed by our extremely experienced, charismatic and knowledgeable guide , Abye, who ceaselessly worked to ensure our safety and comfort, and also shared his passion for his homeland. He constantly reviewed our itinerary, as well as individual interests to ensure that we got maximum value from each experience, and encouraged the local guides to contribute their knowledge and understanding as well. I cannot speak too highly of this tour, but suggest that fellow travellers pay attention to the guidelines provided before booking, and honestly review their health and fitness levels before embarking, as it was quite physically challenging in parts.
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Egypt Nile Cruise Tour
The Tour was a Small group tour - land tours with River cruise on Nile river. Booked through Cruiseabout travel agency.
From the minute we landed in Cairo we had a Bunnik representative meet us in the customs area of the airport, who then guided us through the complex entry into Egypt. Bunnik representatives also met the tour bus & ship at each local accommodation point. We felt safe the entire trip and the security measures that Egypt has in place are very impressive. The guide 'Ibrahim Ali Selim' was fantastic, he was extremely knowledgeab...le regarding ancient Egypt (has a Phd) and is very passionate about Egypt and its culture. Would love to see the tourism improve. Would highly recommend this tour and the time to go is now (but not in summer)
Greece and its incredible history...Thank you Bunniks
Another great Bunnik Adventure...did this back to back after the Jewels of Dalmatia. Steeped in Ancient History, incredible ruins and amazing artefacts. Local Guides who were passionate about their country and full of knowledge made it an incredible experience!! Once again, thank you Katherine at Bunniks for your time, patience and expertise in organising another great trip!!
Trip of a lifetime!!!
Three of us ladieswent on the 21 day highlights of South America small group tour with14 others who took the same trip. It was absolutly amazing.Bunniks provide the very best of everything. The accomidation in every place was top class, the excursions were fabulous, the buses,trains boats and all other transport was great.We had the best guide you could wish for called Ivonne from Cusco,who was not only a gorgious person but knew the history of the Incas like the back of her hand!!!! All in all couldnt have wished for more ,and the group were g...reat fun. Thank you BUNNIKS and thank you Katherine and staff for the top job with all our bookings.. GO DO THE TRIP!!!!! CHEERS KERRY JACOBY
Highly recommend Egypt & Jordan In Depth Bunnik Tours
Needing a tour that was not going to be cancelled due to lack of numbers we rang and spoke to Bunnik Tours. Their representative was most helpful in providing us with information and providing us with a costing for a land content only tour as it was to fill the gap between two other legs of our overseas holiday. We booked directly with Bunnik Tours but later had the booking transferred to our travel agent who was arranging all our flights to link our holiday sectors together and who had suggested Bunnik Tours to us in the first place.
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South America, with Galapagus, Easter Island, Bariloche Lakes, Patagonia, Mendoza Wine Region includ
Booked over the phone this was our first trip with Bunnik and we will be tripping with them again in 2 years to Central America and the Barbados Island region. The guides were amazing along with the accommodation and the itinerary, and by guides I am referring to our 2 main guides, Carlos and Carlos on our South American 36 day tour and as well each of our bus drivers, local guides, including the guides that picked us up and took us to airports were all just great at what they did - felt very comfortable with all arrangements because they made ...it so easy. The accommodation was fabulous and of a very good standard - loved it. I cannot say good enough things about the whole booking except to endorse the fact that we will be going with Bunnik again at the beginning of 2020. This trip was a trip of a lifetime and met all our expectations.
Memorable and inspiring holiday
My tour "Colours of Rajasthan" was amazing and I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to visit India.Everything went smoothly from start to finish.I highly commend all persons involved in arranging this awe inspiring tour.I booked online and the travel consultant that I dealt with was extremely helpful,professional and nothing was too much trouble for her.Thank you.Accommodation in Rajasthan was well above my expectations and I cannot speak more highly of the tour guides.They obviously are very proud of their country and were more than happy to share their knowledge with me.
The holiday of a lifetime!
I just loved the tour Cairo to Zanzibar. I have never been on a small group tour before and I'm sold! My travel companions were great company, which was important in a group of three! The small size of the group meant that you always had the attention of your guide and and could always hear what was being said. The guides were flexible in order to meet the needs of the group. The guides were also well qualified and never seem to lack knowledge.
It is hard to say what part of this wonderful trip was the best. Egypt with its ancient hi...story and monuments was mind blowing. The short stopover in Zanzibar was rejuvenating and I appreciated learning the shameful history of Zanzibar - the slave trade. Nevertheless, I think on reflection I would have to nominate Kenya as being the highlight for me. From the magnificent scenery, to the incredible wildlife and finally the beautiful and friendly people of Kenya. Finally, the organisation by Bunnik was excellent. I appreciated the effort to help me organise further travel once the tour was finished.
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Cairo to Zanzibar.Amazing!
We booked this tour rather than travelling independently as we usually do because of security issues in that part of the world. As it turned out we needn't have worried, as there were no issues anywhere we went. Our small group ended up being a threesome: my husband and I and one other lady. It was lucky we all got on well otherwise this could have spoilt the experience a little. As it was we had a fantastic time.
In Egypt we had 2 great guides-Shereen in Cairo and Hassan on the Nile cruise. Both knew their stuff and were able to bring life to...
My "Driving Miss Daisy" experience.
A Bunnik's small group tour of Egypt & Jordan I had booked, morphed into an independent, solo Jewels of Jordan tour for 8 days, through unexpected personal circumstances. Flights, hotels, site tours, and a driver were duly organised through Atlas Tours in Amman. I admit to being a tad concerned with the "Driving Miss Daisy" concept, however the entire trip was made extraordinary by the kind attention of young Yousef, my driver, not only because of his exceptional driving skills in all sorts of traffic conditions, but his care in finding me the ...best local guides at sites. 40 years age difference, but we shared many laughs. The hotels were excellent, the itinerary covered everything I had yearned to see, and I am recommending Jordan as a destination to all, be it as part of a group, independentally or solo.
Wonderful.Best ofSouth America and the Galapagos. Nov/Dec 2017
We have just returned from an amazing tour of South America and the Galapagos, our first with Bunnick. From the time of our first phone contact we were impressed with the efficiency and courtesy of all staff from the consultants in Adelaide through to our fantastic tour leader, Jesus, and the knowledgeable and pleasant local guides
The one negative aspect of this tour which covers such a huge geographical area is that it included many flights and a lot of time was spent in airports.
In most cases the places we visited and the accommodation chosen exceeded all our expectations, with many breathtaking experiences.
Questions & Answers
Thinking of Vietnam and Cambodia tour (18-20 days..memory fails at the moment). My wife and I are 63 and 64 respectively with no real health issues and enjoy wialking. Is the Bunnik tour suitable for our age group covering tours, smaller bus size and accommodation?
Laurie. Absolutely go. I have already been Vietnam along the Mekong Delta and Cambodia. Had an absolutely wonderful time. Bunnik Tours are fabulous. You are only young just do it. You will enjoy it as much as I did. Catherine. Sri Lanka with Bunnik was on the same level.
I am a senior lady travelling solo. I am doing 'Greece in Depth' Bunnik and actual tour starts 18 Sept. Day 2. arrive in Thessaloniki. Brochure says 'upon arrival into Thessaloniki airport...you will be met by a local representative holding a sign labelled 'Bunnik Tours'. I have searched on Google for the location to go to find this local representative and see that arrivals are on the ground floor but it is a large airport. I am disembarking off a domestic flight Aegean Airlines, so I would like to know where exactly I should look for the local representative who will be meeting me.
Well, I'm just a fellow traveller who worried about this too, but when I arrived in Barcelona, feeling dreadfully overwhelmed, once I got completely out of all the baggage and immigration crush and out into the public area, I saw tour operators standing there with signs all over the place and I just kept walking along the lines until there she was, Cristina, holding a big red Bunniks sign. So don't worry, you'll find your guide in the public arrival area.
Thankyou Cameron for taking time to answer me. I will do what you suggest and hope to see someone with a large Bunnik sign in Thessaloniki airport.
Hi Marg - Ken, also from Perth. Like Cameron, I negotiated Barcelona Arrivals very successfully last year, all signs (in English ) logically guided me to Luggage collection which is in close proximity to the 'Meet & Greet' area, where my Tour Director was waiting. Like Cameron, I was a bit stressed, but because of an unwanted issue at Frankfurt Airport ( 4th busiest in Europe & huge!). Thessaloniki will be similar to BCN but much smaller. In 2018, BCN, 7th busiest in Europe, 50172457 passengers; Athens, 27th busiest, 24135736; Thessaloniki, 3rd busiest in Greece, 6403396 - all with terminal sizes relevant to their passenger movements. Thessaloniki might appear large, but relative to Perth. Your Tour Director/Representative will be patient, so take your time, collect your bag. And wear your Bunnik back pack in front so he/she can spot you from a distance. Good luck & enjoy.
I am a solo senior lady about to do the Greece in Depth starting/flying out 17 September 2019 commencing in Thessaloniki 18 Sept. I notice there are 3 full days 'at leisure' being Day 12. Athens, Day 16. Chania. Day 20.Santorini as well as some afternoons and mornings at leisure.
My question is, as I am solo, will the Tour Director be able to assist me with advice/guidance as to where to go and what to do to use my time at leisure WELL, and that I am SAFE going around alone. I ask this as I have no idea what I could do in Athens, Chania, Santorini wandering around alone.
I look forward to your reply.
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