Colours of Rajasthan - October 2017
This was our first tour with Bunnik Tours. The booking system was very easy & our consultant was always available, helpful and had been to India and could offer real, been there, advice. All arrangements worked perfectly. Our guide, coach driver and assistant, were wonderful - couldn’t do enough to help us. Hotels really good, itinerary excellent.in short, everything worked perfectly. Cannot speak highly enough of this company. Rajasthan is an amazing place and so worth visiting.
Japan Discovery Holiday - 4th to 20th Nov 2017
Bunnik (Japan Discovery) lived up to all expectations - small group size, diverse experiences, great accommodation and modes of transport and best of all, a fantastic tour guide - Akiko. She was a real delight, well prepared and a great source of information. I would recommend Bunnik Tours, I enjoyed a memorable holiday with "new" friends.
Japan Discovery Tour
I have just returned from a fantastic Bunnik Tour in Japan, that I booked through our local travel agent. The tour was well paced and travel was by either bus or train. Our tour guide, Akiko, was the best tour guide I have experienced. She was very knowledgeable and friendly and well organised. We were there in Japan's autumn and the red, orange and yellow leaves were stunning. I don't think the cherry blossom in spring could top the variety of colours in the autumn leaves - but maybe I will have to go back and check! The hotels booked by Bunnik were at main train stations, which made free time travel reasonably easy for those venturous enough to be independent. The only exception to this was the two nights we stayed in Hakone at a traditional Japanese Inn where we were treated to two formal dinners, after being given time to bathe in the hot springs at the end of our days out. We were fortunate to see Mt Fuji in all her glory, as there was no cloud hovering over her, when we visited. Our farewell dinner was a rather loud affair as there were several 'singers' amongst the tour party. Mary D.
A Taste of Sri Lanka. Blown away with this great country.
We ended up going on this trip as a sort of "accident".
Friends had a relative doing volunteer work in Sri Lanka and they found the Bunnik tour and booked. Despite not having Sri Lanka on our radar, we looked at it and is seemed pretty good.
The tour was well paced, a bit rushed in week 1 perhaps, but don't know how it could have been done differently.
Plenty of +1 nights in locations especially Sigiriya which we used for 'hub and spoke outings'.
The variety of scenery is immense and spectacular and very changeable especially in the highlands.
Really had no idea about the vast history of the country. The visits to the Polonnaruwa National Park and Anuradhapura were highlights.
Elephant and tiger spotting safari parks were a real highlight too.
Accommodation and transport were very good. Bus had heaps of room.
Our guide, Priyr, was a delight. Great love of his land came through and his knowledge and attention to detail was exceptional.
Would I recommend this tour? Absolutely!
July 5th 2018 Update: Moscow to Prague. Do your self a favour - get on board
Starts on Moscow (wonderful clean and exciting city) then to Saint Petersburg ( teriffic city and so easy to navigate), then three wonderful Baltic countries before Belarus and Poland.
Loved every day.
Small groups is a real winner and we had a full size coach so we could stretch out.
Great tour. Highly recommend.
Perfect pace for 1st time organised tour travellers
We have just returned from the Bunnik's Tour of Morocco & Southern Spain. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience with the right mix of mostly 2-3 night stays in each hotel with daily trips organised. Plenty of free time to shop & explore & a wonderful group of 20 to travel with. We enjoyed the exotic & scenic Morocco & the picturesque & historic Southern Spain with our wonderful guides Karim & Patrick as well as very knowledgeable local guides. Travel was mostly by bus (room to seat 45) but also included a train journey in Morocco between Casablanca & Marrakech, a fast train journey from Cordoba to Madrid in Spain & the ferry trip across the Straits of Gibraltar. We stayed in Madrid at the end of the tour for a further four days to enjoy the wonderful city's culture & cuisine.
A Wonderful Experience.
My friend Ros and I have just returned from the Morocco@Southern Spain tour,this was our 2nd Bunnik tour.We would like to thank you for the opportunity to experience the history and cultural activities of this area.The memories that we brought back are just fantastic.We had a small group of 20 and what a wonderful group they were,enjoying each others company very much.We enjoyed some great activities like riding camels in the Sahara desert at sundown,visiting the old town in Marrakesh,admiring the architecture of ancient times and many more.Our tour guides Karim and Patrick were both knowledgeable and caring.
Once again we would like to thank Bunnik tours for the excellent itinerary and planning of this marvellous tour.
Surpassed our expectations
We booked the Colours of Rajasthan Tour online. We had no problems with any aspect of this tour. This tour ended up being better than expected. In particular the tour guide and driver made the trip exceptional! They made sure everything ran to plan! There were 4 people on the tour including us, which turned out to be a major positive. It was like we had our own private tour! We have made new friends with plans to keep in contact. The highlight of this tour were seeing the outstanding forts, staying overnight in the Manvar Desert Camp and experiencing and learning about India and how people live. The Taj Mahal was special too! Thanks for making our holiday so enjoyable and memorable!
Perfect itinerary, guide & great group
Our 4th Bunnik Tour. As always a great combination of sightseeing with the best guides in the business. Blaz had an incredible knowledge of history and a great sense of humour. The special experiences, really were special.. well done! Small group of 20 on a bus designed for 40-45 people made for very relaxing travel days and always a great view.
Our second tour with Bunnik. I can only rate as excellent from the beginning, booking with Nick L, who was always available to answer any questions we had.
We had 20 on our tour, a great group who all got on very well.
The itinerary was full on but enjoyed every minute of it. The Sun 'Gods' really looked after us. Sun always coming out when we needed it.
Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta.
Our second tour with Bunniks. We went to Japan in2014 and had a wonderful experience with Bunniks. This time we did the Southern Italy, Sicily and Malta tour and loved it. ONe of the best things about it was our wonderful guide Liz, who felt more like an old friend than a guide, her knowledge of the places we visited was very thorough. I actually shed a few tears when we left her in Sicily as we had a new guide in Malta.
We had spent a few days before the tour inRome, which is a good idea as the tour starts pretty much immmediately after arrival.and then spent extra week in Malta after end of tour. This was a great idea as the tour was very jam-packed.. if fact I feel that it would have benefited if a couple of the places were left out. It became a bit "which place are we in" at times. There were 13 of us in the tour and it is wonderful how it all becomes your little family. I cannot emphasise what a wonderful tour guide we had in LIz. She looked after all of us so well and went out of her way to make us happy. Most of the accomodation was good, although the Palermo hotel was pretty ordinary.
Wide reaching, interesting and relaxing vacation.
Very, very fortunate to be two of 20 guests on the initial Northern Italy, Slovenia and Croatian Bunnik Tour in May 2017. Very well organised from our first contact with Bunnik until our return home (Thanks heaps to Sara W). Accommodation was all without complaint in some of the most picturesque areas such as Stresa in N. Italy, to the remote areas of the Dolomites, Lake Bled in Slovenia and Plitivice Lakes in Croatia. Seven night cruise on MS Karizma was very relaxing, swimming in the Adriatic Sea - even in May it was 19 degrees, with a very obliging crew attending to our needs. Our land tour director was amazing and 20 people on a full sized coach meant no jostling for windows, rotation problems, etc! Ample free time available to 'do our own thing' following included guided tours in all visited locations. All tipping included which was a great relief.
We were able to include pre or post tour options, at own expense, but Bunnik well able to cater for any additional requirements or needs on request - thanks again to Sarah W.
China Beyond Expectations
Have just returned from a China in Depth Tour
Quite an amazing experience made so by the exceptional professional guide we were so lucky to have as our national guide.
Theresa Thank you ,you made on trip to China a wonderful one.
The local guides were great also and the whole trip organised by Chris at Bunniks was one to remember.
The whole trip was beyond expectations and thoroughly recommended.
China is a vast and wonderful country.
Can't wait to see more of it.
March 17th 2018 Update: India in Depth
Have just returned from this tour with Bunniks. I must say it didn't measure up to our previous experiences travelling with Bunniks.
This was our 4th.
Even though we enjoyed our tour with lovely fellow travelers there were several quite serious concerns
Firstly there was only one bus during our entire trip that had functioning seat belts, several quite dirty and One had seats that were in the recline position for a 4 1/2 hr journey.
Secondly we were pressured to give extra tips to all our drivers, helpers and local guides which was emparrasing to all as we understood we had tiping included.
Thirdly there was far to much time waisted with long unnecessary lunches which certainly cut into our day and gave us no free time to explore ourselves.
Fourthly we were taken to privately owned tourist shopping factories with pressure to buy and were there in one case at a carpet place for 2 /1/2 hrs.
Lastly several of our hotels were not as clean as we would have expected and were a long way from anywhere, where as some were really good.
India is a vast and very interesting country but going in a group of 19 is not the way to enjoy it and was certainly a very different type of trip than we have enjoyed with our previous Bunnik tours.
I feel Bunniks are being let down by their Indian Agents.
Have just done the Jordan and Egypt in Depth trip, and what can I say but wow! Had never done a package tour before, and had no idea what to expect from the countries either. What a way to travel! Our guide in Jordan, Ahmed, was fantastic, handling the larrikin ways of a bunch of Aussies with ease. And Jordan blew me away, such a fascinating and varied country. Was sad to leave Jordan and Ahmed for Egypt, but little did I know the trip would only get better. In Mohamed's capable and knowledgeable hands, we saw even more incredible sights, with Mohamed sharing his extensive knowledge at every step. Egypt's a beautiful and fascinating country, and I would gladly go back. Thanks to Ahmed and Mohamed for looking after us all so well. If you're interested in this part of the world but worried about perceived danger, please don't be worried. We felt safe at every step of the way. Thanks Bunnik for a superb trip.
We booked the trip online and everything that Heather wrote, we would totally agree with, as we were on the same tour! A nice little group and lots of fun, totally educational. Really should have made some effort to read about ancient Egypt. Our guide (Mohamed Shehata Ali) and the Bunniks representatives at the airport were absolutely great at making sure we didn't experience any problems. Would have to say this is one of the best holidays we've had......felt totally safe at all the places we visited and Mohamed has a passion for his country which brings the narratives to life. Hardly any tourists there, which was great for us, but my fellow Australians, you're missing out on the trip of a lifetime! The Outlaw Brothers
Booked by phone Egypt in Depth 17 days, small group of 6, comfortable mini bus, excellent Guide, Mohomad Serata?? What he doesn't know about Egyptian history would fit on a post-it note. Courteous, considerate, very well organised, no problems when itinerary required re organising due to circumstances beyond his control. Wonderful Hotels and food experiences along the way. Nile cruise unbelievable, all in all everything I could have wished for on this long awaited trip to Egypt. Always felt very safe, tourists are starting to return so great to travel before it becomes very busy again. Egypt Car Travel staff friendly and well organised. My third Bunk tour.
Mexico,Guatemala and Panama Canal cruise
A truly wonderful experience.Everyone should see Guatemala. Colonial Antigua ,the jungles and history of Tikal and the lovely tropical town of Flores.The cruise was very good .Visited lots of varying cities with the highlight being the transit of the Panama Canal.Pity not more people were interested in this trip as it covered every aspect of Central America. Push it some more!
My husband and I recently travelled for 7 weeks, mostly to Scandinavia. The itinerary was expertly organised by Sarah W. I kept throwing crazy ideas at her and she kept coming back with great solutions. Our trip began with Bunnik's Norway & Iceland tour. Fabulous!! Martina, our guide, was a gem; friendly, competent, knowledgeable. Every day was a new and different jaw-dropping vista. A highly recommended tour. We then continued to follow the Vikings by spending a week in Greenland and a week on a self-drive tour of the Faroe Islands. Just fabulous. Sarah organised this for us. Then it was on to a few days in Copenhagen, with great accommodation. Followed by a Baltic Cruise. We organised the cruise ourselves but pre and post cruise accommodation and all air travel was organised through Sarah at Bunniks. All of this was organised via email and phone calls. Thank you for a wonderful trip.
Japan Made Easy
Booked Japan Discovery online after researching other options. Very pleased with our choice. Beginning with our two contacts at Bunnik and ending with our fabulous Japanese guide, Naoko; the holiday was well-organised, informative and friendly. The trip flowed smoothly with our group of sixteen using coaches and trains to visit the cities and cultural sites across the island of Honshu. A very happy experience!
met my expectations and more
I have just returned from Scandinavian Discovery tour and it was amazing and the scenery spectacular. Apart from some minor hiccups at the beginning, all went according to plan. I booked my tour on line and found Sarah most helpful and informative, not to mention very pleasant. Being a part of a small group was a huge bonus. Every one got to know each other with more individual attention from our tour guide.
Extraordinary - Namibia, Botswana & Victoria Falls
My trip to south west Africa was catered front to back from AU and return and was very structured and flowed well. I had thought Victoria Falls would be the standout highlight at the end of the tour and had not expected the magnitude and variety of sights and experiences that were far too varied to detail here - amazing! All accommodation and structured meals were very good to excellent and at times bordering on exquisite. Vehicle (tour bus & local safaris) tours were all very good, clean and safe. The tour guide was very knowledgeable, passionate, accommodating and safe and I never felt my safety compromised at any time. This was an action packed tour that some may find a little demanding but the scope and variety of experiences far enhanced the package. Value for money? I had my money's worth by half way. Bunnik's organisation, information, accessibility and advice was excellent from start to finish and I could not imagine they could have serviced me better. From my perspective, the June start date was best, climate wise, as other times of the year may become too hot. Photo's? I have about 7,000 to get through, but it's not a drag as they all bring back nothing but amazing memories. - Glenn
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