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Abercrombie & Kent Sri Lanka – Amanda Robinson’s Report

Abercrombie & Kent Sri Lanka My travel experience to Sri Lanka with A & K was fantastic. Sri Lanka itself is a fascinating country and its people are beautiful. For a relatively small island it has such diversity in geography, weather and culture. You only need to consider the weather to realise this, as depending on where you are going the differences are great. In the Cultural Triangle the best months are January through to May. Colombo has the highest temperature in April and May is the wettest month. In Galle it is also wet in May and in [Read more...]

Abercrombie & Kent India – Lisa Wells

A long time wish list destination and no better way to do it than with A&K! India is a country shrouded in so much history which I never realised how far back its history went. I was actually surprised that the poverty was not as bad as I thought.  The people seem happy and there appears to be plenty of food.  I found the people to be lovely and kind. The colours of India in the clothes, fruits, vegetables, flowers and spices are absolutely beautiful. Rajasthan (Golden Triangle) is the best area for first time travellers to India to visit. [Read more...]

Contours Travel Peru Famil Trip – Lisa Wells

A fantastic 2 weeks visiting the different regions of Peru including Lima, Amazon Jungle, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Puno, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and Arequipa An extremely educational and cultural experience. Having been only to Lima, Machu Picchu and Cusco 23 years ago it was great to revisit these places to refresh my memory, see the changes and visit the other areas I hadn’t been to before. LATAM AIRLINES An extremely long trip (34-38 hours door to door) MEL/SYD/AKL/SCL/LIM. Try to book MEL/AKL non-stop flight and avoid SYD. We flew economy class on the Dreamliner Jet. [Read more...]

India Famil Tour – Insider Journeys – Carol Mallett

Our 7 night tour of India was based on the itinerary of Insider Journeys’ Taste of India tour, with accommodation chosen from both Small Group journeys and their Private Travel range. India is a very big country, so the week was designed to give us a little insight into this wonderful place. Flights We flew with Thai Airlines, via Bangkok into and out of Delhi. We flew in economy class. All flights were on time and the food and service were good. The connection in Bangkok on our return was 6 hours, but this was the only downside. To fill [Read more...]

Italy Famil – Amanda Robinson

I really appreciated the opportunity to experience CIT’s Italy. We had a very comprehensive itinerary in 8 days. We visited many places and experienced many aspects of what CIT can offer to our clients. Day 1 Wednesday 12 October Etihad to Milan. It was a very pleasant surprise when I checked in for my flight and received an upgrade to Business class. The new Etihad lounge at Melbourne Airport is wonderful. It has both cook to order and a buffet option. The On board Crew were very attentive and it was a terrific start to the journey. The onboard experience [Read more...]

Sallie – Bunnik Tour – Sri Lanka

BUNNIK Escorted Tour - Sri Lanka March The best time of year to travel to Sri Lanka is December and January, and again in May. The South and West have best weather in December-April (winter) and the North and East Coast May-November (summer). For an island the size of Tasmania the weather is quite variable. Sri Lanka is a very poor country, people are very friendly and at all times we felt very safe. I did not feel they were in anyway trying to extract monies from tourists.  Sri Lanka is highly sustainable using everything they grow, and import very [Read more...]

Carol – Bay of Fires Walk – Tasmania

BAY OF FIRES Walk, Tasmania I recently had a wonderful mini-break in Tasmania doing the Bay of Fires hike with a group of friends. One of our group is an experienced hiker, others had some experience and others none at all.  A reasonable level of fitness is all that is required. We flew into Launceston on a Friday and stayed at the Sebel Hotel, a nice 4* Hotel with both apartments and studios. The hike is run by the Tasmanian Walking Company and operates every day with a maximum group of 10.         We were taken [Read more...]

Carol -Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands

Read about Carol's experiences on her recent South American educational.   BUNNIKS TOURS EDUCATIONAL TOUR TO ECUADOR & THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CAROL MALLETT It was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to join the Bunniks Famil trip to Ecuador. This was my first trip to South America and it certainly left me wanting more. Flights We flew with LAN Airlines in economy class from Sydney to Santiago via Auckland. The flights were on schedule and the service and food were both good. There were seat back screens and a good selection of movies. We were served one main [Read more...]

Bike & Barge – Bruges to Paris

The Bike Ride The bike ride takes us along country roads, towpaths, paved forest trails and occasionally a cobblestone road. In Belgium we’ll cycle through relatively flat country and a large part of the tour will take place along tow paths that were best described by Dan Gamber on his website: “If you like to ride on good pavement but away from car traffic, the towpaths of Belgium offer some of the best cycling in the world. Much of the way is through pleasant farmlands or nature reserves, with the loudest noise bird songs or the engine of a barge.” [Read more...]

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