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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 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.
- Verified customer
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
- Verified customer
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!
- Verified customer
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 fabul...ous. 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.
- Verified customer
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, passion...ate, 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
Not being one to plan ahead too far, I booked onto one of the last spots for the Scandinavian Discovery Tour which departed 15th June, 2016. This turned out to be an ideal time as we didn't see a sun set all the time we were away.
Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark are all relatively small and close together. In many ways they are similar but the differences in culture are very significant. Scenery was brilliant and the locals incredibly friendly, always ready to help in English.
Hotels ranged from conveniently located inner city to a conve...
Jewels of Dalmatia - A wonderful experience
I was delighted with the Jewels of Dalmatia Bunnik tour full of unexpected surprises and beautiful sights. I loved the diversity of the tour from the beautiful historic buildings of Budapest to the Adriatic coastline of Dubrovnik and the Plitvice Lakes area with its beautiful parks and waterfalls and was completely surprised by the beauty of Croatia. The comfort of the large bus with only 20 in the group was great so we could each have a window seat and the tour guides friendly nature and knowledge of the region added to the trip and the accomm...odation was comfortable and close to central areas. One of my many highlights would be exploring the waterways and cobbled streets of Venice and would recommend this tour to anyone as each day brought a new experience.
Feather on your cap!
My Sri Lanka tour was an experience far above my expectations, especially keeping in mind that it is a third world country. Our tour guide was the best knowledgeable and most caring I have experienced so far with Bunnik (also did Turkey and South America with them) The accommodation understandably varied from reasonable good in the jungle to outstanding;The Jetwing at Negombo and how can we forget the food and grandeur of The Grand hotel in Nuwara Eliya and the The Galle Face Hotel. Our guide brought us to villages where the locals live to give...us a taste of local food and a feel of real life which was enjoyed by all of our fellow travelers.There is so much variety of scenery and wildlife that every morning we were excited to experience a new day full of surprises. The bus was comfortable and big enough so everybody was able to have a window seat. A great holiday, great value for money and looking forward to our next tour.
South America - a 'must see' country
We had an excellent experience travelling with Bunnik Tours to South America. Marion Bunnik personally escorted this tour and nothing was too much for her to make sure our group had a great time and value for their money. We had excellent tour guides in all the South American countries we have visited, they were knownledgable, interested and went out of their way to answer every question from our group. The buses we travelled in were of excellent quality, airconditioned and plenty of space. The buses could hold about 40 passengers and we were with 24 of us, so we could move from one side to the other to make photos. All in all, a trip of a lifetime and wouldn't have changed anything. Well done, Bunnik Tours, we will travel again with you!
Great pro-active organisation !
We booked some parts of an extensive tour through Japan, Germany, France and India through Bunniks and their organisation was just great...the components dovetailed well and all was prepared professionally and in plenty of time. Thanks especially to David Hammett!!
Mexico and Cuba 11th April to 6th May
Have recently returned from the above tour. Mexico was excellent wonderful and informative guide on all the history. Guide for Cuba was not up to the same standard and seemed overwhelmed in difficult situations. Stuck at Havanna Airport fro 7.30am to 6.00pm missed all connections back to Australia and emergency numbers given were not answering on a Friday!! Bunnix should let us know how unreliable Cuban Air is!! First time with Bunnix but not impressed.Hope to hear from them??Sharon 22nd May 2016
I have just returned from the South American Explorer tour which was fantastic. The guides, especially in Peru, were intelligent, informative and went out of their way to explain history, flora and fauna in detail. The guides also made sure that we were looked after well as far as food and drinks were concerned. We experienced local eateries including some unusual restaurants. The food was brilliant the guides passionate and the whole trip was one of surprises far exceeding my expectations. Well done Bunniks.
Bunnik Sri Lanka
Very disappointed with Bunnik and will never travel with them again. They sub- contracted the tour to Butterfly who put us in cheap rooms with air con and hot water problems. Our guide was very good but this did not make up for our poor experiences.The Sigiriya Village hotel and another "resort " were truly awful with inedible food.. Our survey at the end of the tour was so critical that Butterfly's manager came to interview us before we left and told us that our comments had resulted in the resort being dropped immediately from their tours ...but that did not help us.I got the distinct impression that we would be compensated but nothing has happened and no contact has been received from Bunnik. There are other tours to S L with much better value so think twice before booking with Bunnik on any tour.
Bunnik has a problem with sub-contractors
We did the Turkey in Depth tour with 'Bunnik' but it turned out that the tour was run by a local company called Talisman. We were not disappointed with Turkey but very disappointed with Bunnik, therefore the rating I have given the tour. It fell way short of the philosophy advertised on the website. We often stayed in large hotels well out of town rather than the centrally located boutique hotels promised. There was very little time for 'independent exploration' and too many of the included meals were the hotel buffet. We contacted them when we returned and while they were apologetic they did nothing to convince me that if I traveled with them again I would not encounter similar problems.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone made the UK trip with Bunnik? If so I'd be interested in your review, thank you.
We are interested in doing the Highlights of Egypt and Jordan in mid March 2020. There are currently warnings about travelling in the Middle East - how aware is your tour company and the local guides of security and imminent threats?
We had warnings when we decided to still travel. Everyone at Bunnik are very helpful and will keep you up-to-date of any issues. Security is very high in these countries, so everyone is doing their best to keep everyone safe.
We felt safe the whole time we were in Egypt. We had people on our tour that had been to Jordan and said they also felt safe at all times. You just need to follow their security protocols.
I guess given the current issues with Iran and Iraq it makes things a little more tense. We definitely had no issues in November.
Hope this helps.
Many thanks for your reply - it is a particularly expensive tour so I guess the accommodation and guides seem of a very high standard compared to like itineraries.
Julie M.Bunnik Tours
Thanks for your query regarding the Middle East. We pay very close attention to all of the countries we visit on our tours as the safety of our travellers is of utmost importance to us.
We have a proud history of more than 15 years’ touring in this region and work very closely with our local ground operators to ensure our travellers have the best experience while they are on tour.
The Bunnik Tours team
Hi, I'm thinking of doing the Scandinavian discovery in 2020 with Bunnik Tours as a solo. Do any members have feedback/reviews on this tour? I'm little concerned about the 2 internal flights on this tour, that is., do you miss seeing a lot of the countryside because you are flying instead of driving? Thank you!
I am also thinking about this trip, but also concerned we will miss out n scenery and fjords with the 2 flights. I am aware that the flights will save us a lot of time instead of driving, anyone have any comments regarding this
Julie M.Bunnik Tours
Hi Ann and Sue,
I understand your concerns as the scenery is what draws most people to visit this region of the world.
The two internal flights reduce travelling time. as driving these large distances would add a number of days to the tour, also making it more expensive. It's another case of not being able to cover everything - as much as we'd love to!
Please rest assured that there is plenty of absolutely gorgeous scenery throughout this tour, I don't think you'd be disappointed.
Thank you for your query and if we can be of further assistance please don't hesitate to contact our office or your travel agent.
The Bunnik Tours Team
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