We had a great time in Costa Rica. Thank you so much for your planning expertise
Subject: Re: Feedback - Costa Rica - Jan 15 - 23,2014 - Itinerary
We had a great time in Costa Rica. Thank you so much for your planning expertise.
The places we visited and the time allotted for each place was just right. You did a great job with everything... Costa Rica doesn't feel like a third world country, all the people we met were very friendly and helped us with our poor attempts at Spanish.
The Karahee hotel was a great place to use as a base, we did some trips from there and it worked out good.
We saw more monkeys at the hotel than anyplace. Manuel Antonio was well worth the time, we did a guided
tour and learned a lot. The Gaia hotel has a great restaurant with a beautiful view.
On our way to the Cloud Forest we forgot to set our GPS to avoid unpaved roads and ended up with a little adventure. The stony road got so steep the Tuscon was not powerful enough to climb it, so we turned around and started over. But, we got to see some of Costa Rica that we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
The Villa Blanca was really beautiful. Now I know what a Casita is and it was really nice. We took a night hike with a naturalist guide and saw lots of frogs and learned a lot. One day there was perfect. If we were there for meditation, yoga and spa, we could have stayed longer, but for our purposes it was just right.
The Arenal Volcano Inn was good (although a little tired). The people were very nice and they had a very good restaurant. Of course there were clouds obscuring the volcano, but we enjoyed walking around La Fortuna.
We tried a few of the restaurants you suggested and they were very good. Tabacon hot springs were fantastic, we spent a day just soaking in the beautiful pools. We took a ride around the lake and stopped for lunch at Toad Hall,
a unique place, good food, great view, talking birds and good people.
Car drop off was easy and I was pleasantly surprised by a really talented singer/guitar player in the dinning room of the
We had a 3 hour delay at the airport but it wasn't a big deal. On returning to Orlando we got to use our Global Entry for the first time and it was so easy, just scan your passport and walk through.
Once again Thanks for helping us plan a really great trip. We do want to travel more in Central and South America.
Hopefully you can help us when the time comes. We filled out the Sunnyland form and mailed it in, you got 100%.
Larry and Barbara B.
Jordan Nov. 2013
Transfers & tours were excellent. Favorite location was Petra, there was adequate time at each destination. We received quick responses from the Sunny Land office.
Fantastic Tour to Jordan!
We would like to let you know we had a fantastic time on this tour; each and every day was something new and exciting.
This is our first time touring with Sunny Land and we will definitely tour with you again.
Israel Great trip June 2013
Some features enjoyed on this tour to Israel; knowledgeable tour guide who really took the time in answering the questions we had, and made sure we were all having fun! I really liked the different places that we traveled to. Sunny Land offered quality service and quick responses to all our questions.
The overall experience was nothing less than excellent!
Well Organized Panama Trip
Thanks for all your timely help without which we would have missed the Panama canal Tour. Our trip was very pleasant and you organized it well. I will recommend you strongly online and perhaps will contact you next year for the South America Tour.
The most friendly people
We were pleasantly surprised to find Suriname a very clean and extremely friendly country. Everyone said good morning or hello or are you enjoying yourself. There was no graffiti and very little litter.
I would recommend that the stores open on weekends for tourist shopping and the shops need to take credit cards. Also, there should be more exotic fruits and veggie options in the hotel restaurants.
Very memorable trip
We have just returned from our trip to Egypt and I wanted to share some of our experiences. Upon our arrival at the Cairo International Airport we were cheerfully greeted by a Sunny Land Tours representative. Sunny Land is very well represented by Esslam. I doubt that you could find a better host to welcome newly arrived visitors to his country. Our guides for the remainder of the trip were very knowledgeable in Egyptology and were able to explain all that we were seeing. Our guide during the cruise was Michael and he was a pleasure to be with. I would highly recommend taking an opportunity to sample a local restaurant during your visit.
The entire trip was a very pleasurable experience and I have nothing but high praise for all that the people that were involved in making this a very memorable trip.
Egypt WONDERFUL experience!
First, I would like to say that we had an WONDERFUL experience! It was amazing the temples, tombs, pyramids, etc.
The only thing that I wish would have been different is that we did not eat SO MUCH Western food! I wanted to try more traditional Egyptian food... but the cruise offered mostly Westernized food.
Our tour guide was AMAZING! We loved him so much! He was extremely knowledgeable, kept us out of trouble, and when we told him we wanted to try traditional Egyptian food he made it happen! If and when I go back to Egypt, I want Elia to be our guide - no one else!
The tour was jam-packed but was a blast!
Great job Sunny Land!
Thank you for an enjoyable and memorable experience!
I have just returned from a delightful trip to Egypt...I was pleased to get a thorough overview of Egyptian history and civilization, thanks to the excellent guides... They were both light-hearted and knowledgeable. We had a good time together.
All arrangements were excellent: quick transfers, good accommodations on ship and on shore (excellent baths, very comfortable rooms)... We had a chuckle when I asked the guide to get me a high-floor room at the Movenpick in Giza so as to gaze out on the pyramids: turned out to be an all-bungalow resort, one level and lots of kids.
I was very happy with all the attention I got!
I thank you for an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Peru - Great Trip
I just wanted to drop you a note to say that we had a great time and your local team was very professional and courteous...
Great trip and I would highly recommend it!
Thanks again for all your assistance and helping us with all the arrangements.
great time - beach/water/weather - perfect!
We had a really great time... the kids had a blast.
Tamarindo is my new "go to" place. It was a beautiful hotel and a beautiful location with our room right off the beach and the beach/water/weather was perfect!
Tortuguero - location was perfect
I have just returned from Costa Rica and I wanted to let you know how well everything went.
The hotels were centrally located.
All the transfers were prompt.
We really enjoyed the wildlife in Tortuguero and the whole experience. 2 nights in this location was perfect...
The entire trip was well executed, especially since we planned it so last minute.
Costa Rica was fantastic!
Costa Rica was fantastic, we had an amazing time!
The way our trip was organized worked out really well.
The day trips allowed us to see different parts of the country, which was really interesting.
San Jose seems pretty central so it was a good place to stay because all of our trips were only a couple hours away.
Thanks for all your help planning, we had an unforgettable experience!!
Everything was really great
I must say ...everything was really great.
Our guide was great and so were the drivers. All I can say I would give it 8 to 9 marks out of 10...One thing that I liked the most is that the agency representative greeted us as we got of out of the plane before any immigration/custom formalities which was GREAT!
We already had Visa's so it made it more swift.
I really like you guys and will (already have) recommend your company.
Hope to be taking some tours in future.
What a great surprise!
What a great surprise if was to have you greet us at the El Presidente. It was nice to finally put a face with the voice. I really appreciate you taking the time to do that.
All went well with the trip. Transfers were smooth and without incident. Manatus was a nice hotel and the tours were great. We were lucky that the hotel happened to be relatively empty while we were there, so we had both tours to ourselves...
Bosque was also very nice. The grounds were beautiful and a lot more extensive than at Lapa Rios. The only downside is that the units are
open at the top.
So overall, another great vacation.
Thank you very much ... we will be back in Costa Rica again, .. still have some areas to explore, so we will have to find the time to get there again.
Thoroughly recommend - Suriname Discovery Tour
The tour to Suriname was a success! Our compliments to you for arranging a reliable, safe, accommodating and delightful experience.
Our flight though long was efficient. The hotel Krasnapolsky was moder and very friendly. Breakfast and the swimming pool were much appreciated.
Bergendal accommodation was perfect and welcoming. Charming tour guides and attended to our needs beyond the call of duty.
A wonderful trip altogether.
In Paramaribo we ate dinner at Wyndham restaurant (very good) as were all meals at Bergendal. The 'Infinity' pool was a God-send and we relaxed, walked about, took boat tours, saw local dancers.
We thoroughly recommend this tour and hope it becomes a popular success.
Compliments to all. Thanks
Favorite location was Ephesus
The Guides and Tours were excellent.
Everything moved along as expected.
Will travel with Sunny Land again.
How special clients are to travel agents!
Thank you for realizing how special clients are to travel agents.
I want you to know how above and beyond Norma went for me on this last minute booking to Costa Rica. Jasmine also did an incredible job with my customer who traveled to Egypt.
You have earned my business and I will be telling all of our agents how incredible you have been to work with!
We also would like to let you know we had just a fantastic time on this tour; each and every day was something new and exciting.
This is our first time touring with Sunny Land and we will defiantly tour with you again.
Egypt & Jordan Tour March 2012
We want to thank you for a fantastic time and we will recommend and use your tour company in the future..we would like for you to know that your agent in Cairo,”Esslam” was very helpful, very professional and just a really pleasant person to be with. Being in such a different country he made us feel very relaxed and at home in Egypt.
I can’t thank you enough for all of your help.
A great trip to Egypt March 2012
We had a great trip. Our guides were wonderful. Places we stayed were very nice ...good locations and good restaurants... Great trip.
Thanks for all the hard work...
Like to go back to Costa Rica!
The entire trip was well coordinated, and hit the highlights of the area we visited in Costa Rica. Having some down time or free time gave us the
opportunity to visit La Fortuna and wander around Monteverde and the surrounding areas. The transfers were very reliable, and Mountain Paradise and Tamarindo el Diria were lovely places to stay. The amount of sight seeing was just right; when we were in Tamarindo we added deep sea fishing and snorkeling to our activities. Many of the people we had contact with were very helpful and friendly. We would like to go back to Costa Rica!
An amazing experience in Israel
Just checking in to let you know that we arrived safely and are attempting to return to the normal routines after such an amazing experience in Israel.
We really appreciated Sami and his gifted way of teaching a crowd of pilgrims ... I really enjoyed the time, learned an amazing amount of information that I am attempting to assimilate, and will continue to mull over as I digest a "full course" experience.
Hanna was also a great blessing to all of us and we will fondly remember his ability to maneuver the roads, streets, highways and parking lots...
we were privileged to be pampered and protected throughout our stay in your beautiful country.
Thank you for all your work and effort to make it more than just a "tour".
A wonderfully planned vacation
I would like to pass along a big thank you for a well planned trip.
My clients asked send you an email thanking you for a wonderfully planned vacation.
They all had a wonderful time, and may go back again next year to visit other areas.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel
A Great Trip to Suriname
My trip to Suriname was really great. The quality of the accommodations and meals exceeded my expectations, the staff and guides were helpful and friendly, and the tours were right on target. Beautiful vistas.
Very few places accept credit cards so bring plenty of cash or Mastercard.
Our trip to Suriname was a pleasant surprise.
Our stay in Bergendal was great! The President of Suriname was entertaining the President of an African country and they were staying in the resort too. Security was tight.
The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff and the rest of the resort personnel in Bergendal cannot be emphasized enough. They were willing to go out of their way to make the guests feel "at home." Kudos to all the staff.
Why Panama you might ask?
Why Panama you might ask? Other then the canal what’s there to see/do? Well, for one thing I had the best hot dog, (wrapped in bacon), I’ve ever had in my life. The food at the all-inclusive Intercontinental Playa Bonita Hotel was the best I’ve had anywhere in Central/South America. In fact, the food everywhere on this nine day Panamanian odyssey was exceptional-especially the vegetables, fish and desserts. Unlike many south of the border dining experiences I’ve had, the desserts in Panama were superb-sweeter and fresher overall and in the case of chocolate-based delights-more chocolaty :) I had Corvina in a bed of couscous and cranberry’s that was the best fish dinner I’ve had anywhere in the world, hands down. So, big points here on the food front.
Second, you can be mountain biking on a dense rainforest trail with a howler monkey serenade or on a kayak gliding over dozens of Eagle rays on a lush coastal lagoon within 30 minutes of the capitol, Panama City.
Panama by land is a destination for the active. There are hammocks tempting you at every resort and the temperatures make you think twice about venturing out but when you do, it’s inevitably worth it.
We spent moments under plastic on remote beaches between cloud bursts while ocean kayaking and tucked under the eaves of shelters along trails while biking, (it rains a lot in Panama). The rains cool things down though and also allows for a chance to take a breather, (I’m not 40 any more) and enjoy the magnificence of nature around you. For us this was all part of the fun!
Still, with all of these fun filled diversions the high point of the trip was the Panama Canal.
Those of you who have seen the canal from cruise ships can testify as to this amazing feat of American engineering. Taking 10 years to complete at a cost of almost 400 million dollars, (1904) and thousands of lives, experiencing the Big Ditch is something you will not soon forget.
The best way to see the canal if you are not cruising is to do a “partial transit” through a series of locks from the Pacific Ocean side of the country as we did. At $115, which includes a light breakfast and excellent buffet lunch, this 5 hour Spanish/English moderated tour is very well worth the investment.
In the interest of fair balance there are two things for me that are worth noting if you decide to visit Panama as I did, on foot. Very little English is spoken by residents. They may appear to understand you but I found they rarely did and I stayed at the number one rated hotel in the country-the Bristol. Seasoned travelers can roll with this, the inexperienced might freak out.
On the beaches, wear DEET. If you stay ahead of things you’ll be fine. I was a day late.
So that’s Panama from my perspective. I very much enjoyed my time there. Panamanians seem genuinely friendly. Tipping is not customary. Smoke-free since 2008. The food is wonderful and it’s always warm there. Though there is still much in the world yet to see I will in all likelihood return sooner than later.
MY TRIP TO EGYPT WAS SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE, BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS.....THANKS SUNNY LAND TOURS
Hit the jackpot on this trip
I'm back and ready to book my next trip to Morocco -- well, probably next year.
Anyway, I had a fabulous time and the
arrangements were perfect. My driver, Kamal was beyond excellent: punctual, polite, extremely knowledgeable, funny, delightful. The guides were fabulous. Traveling alone and being able to make a decision or two regarding what I was interested in doing and/or seeing, made for a totally splendrific week of not being here and
wondrously being there.
I want to thank you for planning such a marvelous trip, and also to let you know for future people taking such a trip -- traveling alone
was a delight.
Hotels were charming, I see you saved the best for last -- the Hotel Atlas Asni in Marrakech. This hotel is amazing, comfortable, swishy, lovely.
All in all, you hit jackpot on this trip.
Egypt adventure a fabulous time
Just to let you know we returned last evening from our Egypt adventure and had a fabulous time. We cannot say enough about our experiences and the services provided by Sunny Land Tours and your Egyptian representatives.
Arthur & Bonnie D
Fantastic time in Suriname
We had a fantastic time in Suriname.
Suriname is a tourism developing country that will certainly become a popular destination in the near future. I feel that the country has great potential. The capital is a beautiful spot with their waterfront of old homes.
...the Suriname people were very friendly and happy to have tourists in their country... Bergendal is a a great place... The prices are very good.
I feel very fortunate to explore Suriname.
Suriname was a once in a lifetime
..thank you profusely for an excellent week. The resort experience in Suriname was a once in a lifetime..
With renewed thanks and kindest regards,
Vivien and Leonh
A wonderful experience
My wife and I have returned from our trip to Peru and it was a wonderful experience. Lima was a beautiful city and both Cusco and Machu Piccu were a great experience. The contacts in Peru were always on time and very helpful. Thanks for helping to make this such an enjoyable trip.
A fabulous trip
... my clients had a fabulous trip and all the arrangements you made worked out perfectly!!!!
&Coral, the Volcano Inn and the RIU.
Your recommendation of staying 2 nights, rather than 1 night, at the RIU was perfect. They said they were so glad they did that. They said all of the drivers were really good and nice and they loved the float trip that you recommended.
I have very happy clients and I have you to thank for that!!!
Thank you so much for all that you did, including answering my hundreds of emails, even after hours and on the weekend.
I appreciate it!!!
Just a note to let you know I got a very good report from my clients about their recent trip to Costa Rica......
They particularly enjoyed their stay at The Blue River Resort.......... Thank you so much for your suggestions and help with this booking......it's nice to have a success story.....
An incredible vacation
We're back. Thank you so much for planning an incredible vacation! We loved Costa Rica and had an unforgettable time. Neither of us wanted to leave :)
The logistics of the trip were seamless - all of our transportation showed up exactly when the itinerary said...The vans were comfortable and all of the drivers were safe. The hotel in San Jose was totally fine...free internet, free international calls, and free drinks at happy hour which was a nice touch...
Tortuguero was very "rustic" ...we saw the most wildlife (monkeys, birds, snakes, spiders, iguanas, etc) here and loved our guide...
Arenal was our favorite. I really had no idea what people could do there for a whole week, but we really could have stayed longer and been perfectly content. I would go back to Mountain Paradise over and over again. Amazing views of the volcano, a beautiful pool, delicious drinks and food, and great customer service from every single person working at the hotel. The huts were very private and cute. The horseback ride to La Fortuna Waterfall was fun. The waterfall is spectacular...The ziplining was very very fun and the place... The guides were nice and there were awesome views....
Thank you so much again for all of your work putting together this trip for us. There were a lot of moving parts and there was really nothing that was overlooked. Thanks again!
Just wanted to share this with you! I thank you again for helping me with this trip. My client has never sent me such a beautiful note before.
Have a great weekend!
We loved Chachagua
We had a wonderful trip!!! Thank you!!!!!!!
We loved Chachagua and saw many creatures and did many things in the area. Actually, we saw all the animals we came to see except the monkeys. Did hear them while on the hanging bridges though!!!! The volcano was spectacular too!!!
Our guide Christian took us to a local hot springs, we even had dinner at his parents house in the evening. His mom taught us how to make tortillas. What a great experience for us all!!!
Cant say enough good things about him!!!... It really was amazing trip!!
Everything was just perfect
What can I say....everything was just perfect...and you know we do not get to hear that very often. They loved the Tabacon....the tours & transfers were all great. And...the surprise @ the Tabacon...complimentary breakfast....they were thrilled & very appreciative... They also enjoyed the Playa Conchal very much... Bruce & Andrea are very dear friends for the past 25 years...and good clients, so hearing all these wonderful things about their trip made it that much more special for me. Thank you & your staff @ Sunny Land for making this .a very memorable celebration of Bruce's b-day & their anniversary & a wonderful visit to beautiful Costa Rica.
Costa Rica/ Peru Tour
Just wanted to thank you for making possible a wonderful trip for us and our grandchildren. We'll have great memories to last a life time.
The grandson was afraid of heights but conquered the hanging bridges with great pride -- also the canopy tour/zip line in Monteverde. The granddaughter thought the Cusco tour would be boring but ended up buying 4 books on Machu Picchu, Inca and ancient Peruvian civilizations. Two of which she read before the trip was over. Who knows where that interest could lead. Our guide in Lima, Elzina Mayer, was particularly good. She has 12 grandchildren of her own and knew just what the kids would enjoy. We had a tour of the catacombs under a monastery in Lima where they just happened to be conducting the funeral of a priest - probably one of the highlights of the trip.
Our hotels were probably some of the most luxurious we've ever experienced.
Thanks again for all the work you did to make this great adventure possible.
Bev and Milton Z
A Great trip
It was really terrific.
We really did a lot, We even climbed WaynePicchu!
Our guides were all really good. The best thing they did escort us to the airport. In Peru they even had our boarding passes printed so we could avoid one ticket counter.
Thanks so much for making this a great trip - - - on very little time. We really appreciate it.
We had a wonderful time
We had a wonderful time, and will be telling our friends what a great place Costa Rica is for a vacation.
Both of us thank you for this opportunity to see and experience the things we did.
Thank you again for the wonderful trip!.
Costa Rica was beautiful.
Costa Rica was beautiful. Our guide had so much information and so much enthusiasm that it was mind blowing.
The Chachagua Rainforest Hotel was a nice change from the typical resort environment. It gave the feel of actually being in nature.
The Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs were great as well. I will never forget the rain forest hike we had when it started raining very hard.
The RIU was exactly what I was expecting. Friendly staff, lots of drinks/food, beautiful scenery.
An amazing honeymoon
Thank you for coordinating our honeymoon itinerary in CR. We had an amazing time in Arenal and Quepos. While in Arenal, the Tabacon Resort was absolutely beautiful and relaxing, exactly what we needed after a busy week and wedding weekend. The hot springs and spa, resort, and staff were truly 5 star. We were able to book our own adventures while in La Fortuna and loved ziplining and horseback riding. Iguana Tours taxi folks were very friendly and hospitable to transport us from big cities/airports to other cities.
We also enjoyed the peacefulness and Mariposa Hotel at the top of the hill to overlook the amazing ocean. We also enjoyed Quepos, learning to surf and checking out the animals in Manuel Antonio Park. The local restaurants and people were very friendly.
Thanks again for your help and we are truly grateful for this memorable honeymoon experience.
Amy and John C
We had a great trip!
We had a great trip! The country has combined incredible natural diversity, and immaculate/Eco-awareness like no developing country I have ever seen, but the people we what made the trip so memorable! Every guide/driver was a positive, friendly force. We talked about many of them on the way home...
I have recommended and will recommend you and Sunny Land Tours
MACHU PICCHU Was Amazing
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! PRAISE THE LORD!
My clients just left my office and they are flying high!
They are so happy with YOUR arrangements and everything went like clockwork!
Everything was perfect and were so please that they could get the tour for
half of what Princess was offering it for.
so I THANK YOU so much for working it all out for me...
MACHU PICCHU Was amazing and they said everyone had met them along the way at every point and it went perfect.
Looking forward to working with you again.
The sights were fantastic
Just wanted to let you know that we're home. The trip was fantastic. Sunny Land did a wonderful job: well organized, efficient and knowledgeable guides and drivers. The sights were fantastic, the people lovely. (We seemed to stay one step ahead of the "demonstrations".) Thank you.
We will remember for a lifetime
The trip was one of the best we have taken. Our guide, Eddie was one of the best we have had as far as knowledge of the subject. He knew all the history of the sites we visited. He was very personable and accommodating. Our driver,Mohammed, was also exceptional. He was very pleasant and always on time. He stopped at a local bakery and bought all of us some fresh baked Arab bread that was absolutely delicious. He had a wonderful sense of humor and since he had previously lived in the United States he understood our “American idiosyncrasies.”
The itinerary was wonderful —Umm Qais, Amman, Jerash, Ajlun Castle, the Dead Sea, Madaba, Mr. Nebo, Petra etc. —far exceeded our expectations. Petra has to be seen to be believed. The Roman ruins were better than we saw in Italy. The hotels were very nice and the staff exceptionally friendly and accommodating. Jordan is a truly wonderful country for people who are interested in historical and/or biblical sites. Thank you for this trip; we will remember for a lifetime.
I highly recommend visiting Jordan
Just a note to tell you about my trip to Jordan... About a month and a half ago I went to Jordan. I was a little nervous at first, but as the days grew closer I got more excited. I have traveled all over, and to date Jordan is one of my favorite countries. The warmth of the people, from the greetings at the airport and hotel, meeting the charming tour guide (Eddie), made me feel at ease at once. Seeing all the sights (Jerash, Mount Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum and lets not forget Amman) was amazing. Wherever we were people were so friendly, and lets not forget the food. I highly recommend visiting Jordan. It is safe, I never once felt uncomfortable.
All of the arrangements.. were perfect
I am writing to tell you how much I enjoyed my trip... All of the arrangements, which you and your staff made for me were perfect. If someone was to pick me up they were there at the appointed time. The hotels and their staffs were always helpful and I cannot say enough good things about the food!... Since I have returned home I have been extolling the virtues of travel to Jordan: I think a day or two in Aqaba, three days in Petra, and a trek into the Wadi Rum sounds like a heavenly vacation
Thanks for a wonderful tour!
Thank you for a wonderful trip to Syria and Jordan. The guides were excellent, the hotels fine, the meals (especially breakfast) were good and plentiful. Thanks again for a wonderful tour!
Exceptional Sunny Land tours
My wife and I had the privilege of taking two exceptional Sunny Land tours. The most recent tour was to Jordan. We have been extremely pleased with our guides as well as our accommodations. Thank you very much for your continued good service.
Joann and I had a great trip. We want to thank you and your staff for the excellent planning.
Egypt Grand Nile:
Thank you again for your outstanding work in guiding our tour of Egypt! We had a wonderful time and will be telling all our friends about the antiquities and sites in Egypt! We appreciated the quality of the guides and tour leaders, the very responsible transfers, and especially your ability to adapt to late flights, lost luggage, and the dense traffic of Cairo. Your organizational skills and competence made the trip a memorable experience for our family.
Our return trip ran into the storm (25 inches of snow in New York City!) on the east coast. The plane was routed to Dulles Airport in Washington, DC, where we waited for four hours aboard the plane. We then flew to JFK Airport in NYC where we waited another three hours aboard the plane while the airport crew unfroze the passageway from the plane to the terminal. Then we waited four hours for our luggage to come to the baggage area; the storm had reduced the manpower at the airport so the luggage returns were very slow for all flights. It took us more than 30 hours to clear our luggage from the time we left the Cairo airport for New York!
It was a long and exhausting ending to a fabulous trip and we are grateful to be home with our fine memories of Egypt.
Thanks again, Peter H
Eternal Egypt Crocodile Cruise and Oasis Hortel:
Our trip was fabulous and we had a wonderful time.
Our group was only 14 for the first half, and the second half with the optional tours we added was just the 4 of us with our own personal guide.
We saw an incredible amount of Egypt. The number of temples was more than I imagined and they were all unbelievable in there size, detail, and condition (after 3000+ years). Cruising on the Nile was wonderful and the Oasis Hotel was great. Our guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining.
Thanks for your help with setting this trip up for us.
Egypt Grand Nile
We had a wonderful time on our tour of Egypt. Our tour guide Michael was a wonderful host and was very informative and knowledgeable about the history and culture in Egypt.
We look forward to utilizing your services again soon and appreciate the follow up email. We have referred some friends to your tour company as well.
Egypt & Jordan
Dear Norma Jene,
Thank you so much for all your hard work and patience booking our tour to Egypt and Jordan. Your close work with us to tailor this trip to our needs was greatly appreciated.
Your patience as I panicked as a snow storm hit the day before our departure was wonderful.
I must say Mike and I were very impressed with the tour operation through every step of the trip. We were met at every airport and/or hotel (boat) by a welcoming representative that made us rest easy throughout the trip. Flying Egypt Air throughout every leg of the trip was also comforting.
The transport was comfortable and safe and we felt taken care of.
There was even a gentleman in a suit and tie to show us through immigration at 3am on our return trip!!! How great was that! For the most part, the tour guides were friendly and extremely knowledgeable... I must say we met some wonderful people on this trip and they all had wonderful things to say about Sunny Land Tours and you, Norma...Thanks so much again and we look forward to traveling with you again soon.
Sincerely, Dana W S & Michael R
Egypt Grand Nile
We returned safely from Cairo on EgyptAir Flight 985 on Sunday.
The flight was delayed by about 7 hours. We'd like to pass on our appreciation to Sunny Land the guides and drivers that helped us throughout our trip. We felt that they were sincerely concerned for our enjoyment of the trip and especially for our safety during the last days when the demonstrations and protests became severe.
We were not able to visit the Cairo sites (pyramids, Egyptian Hotel, etc) and our ride from the Cairo hotel to the airport was very uncomfortable due to the threatening violence and tension, but again we felt that our guides and drivers did everything they could to keep us safe. In Luxor our guide was Koram and in Cairo our guide was Esslam.
Except for the political turmoil on the last day, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip and look forward to a time when we can return to see the sites that we missed.
Sincerely, Bob and Bonnie C
Affordable Egypt Fantastic isn’t even a strong enough word for this trip!
I wanted to pass along my feedback anyway, in hopes that it will be helpful for the future...
I feel incredibly grateful to have experienced the country before the late January unrest began. It was a beautiful country – the people, the culture, the sites – and I hope that the current situation will be resolved soon. Most importantly, once it is resolved, I hope that it will not be too long before people are able to visit safely as tourists again. I felt very safe throughout my trip, and once the country can get back to that place, I think it will be a fascinating trip for Americans – particularly as positive change comes to the country.
Fantastic isn’t even a strong enough word for this trip! We had an amazing experience! The tour offered a wonderful mix of the country; the people in Egypt (staff and public) were incredibly friendly and welcoming; the sites were amazing, interesting, and like nothing you can see anywhere else. The tourism industry infrastructure is remarkable and everyone works together very hard and very effectively to ensure that guests have a good experience. I would recommend this program in a heartbeat to anyone looking to discover a new part of the world and willing to open their mind to new cultures - they’ll love it!...
All in all, it was an incredible trip. The Sunny Land package was a great value and well planned.
Egypt was truly spectacular - the history and culture was fascinating, the tour guides were phenomenal, the people were friendly and interesting, and the country was beautiful.
Aside from the current situation, I would recommend this trip enthusiastically to friends. I feel very grateful to have experienced Egypt myself, and I do hope that things will improve soon for the Egyptians and that more people will be able to visit in the not so distant future...
Thank you both for all your help!!
We had an extraordinary family vacation
We have been thinking about the wonderful, knowledgeable people who served as our hosts when we were in Egypt in December.
They include Mustafa, Almad, and Esslam.
We'd really appreciate any information that you can give us. We hope that if you are in contact with them and that you convey our concern for them.
As you likely know, we had an extraordinary family vacation, and would recommend Sunny Land Tours without any hesitation.
Bea M. H
I had an AWESOME time in Egypt!!!
Tricia and I had an AWESOME time in Egypt!!! Our trip was so amazing!!! Thank you for an unbelievable experience!!!
Thank you thank you thank you!
We had a fabulous time.
I wanted to take this opportunity and thank you all for assisting me in making a right decision about this trip. We had a fabulous time.
... Luckily we had an undivided attention of our tour guide Ahmed, who really made a difference for us. Our luggage was lost in Cairo, and did not arrive to Luxor. We were very upset, especially for the camera. Ahmed took us shopping, helped to get all the essentials, and even gave us his own camera to use until we got our luggage (on day 4 in Aswan).
We had a very nice suite on the Carnival, which also made up a little for the lost luggage. There were only just about 30 guests on the boat. Food and service was excellent.
Ahmed is a very knowledgeable guide, knows and loves his country, and also is a wonderful person. We will definitely want to go back one day and see more of Egypt...
Thanks again for a wonderful trip. I will recommend Sunny Land Tours to my friends
I have to tell you that I had the absolute time of my life in Egypt!
Just a note to let you know that I have returned from my March 2011 trip and I have to tell you that I had the absolute time of my life in Egypt! I have traveled a bit and I have to say that Egypt is unequaled in it's sights, culture & beauty.
I made some new friends in the time I was there and I was humbled to be in their midst during such a historic and exciting time for their country. The people are proud of the changes they brought about in their government and they are ready to get back to work now.
Unfortunately, the USA has not yet lifted the travel advisory as other countries did weeks ago. But I never felt unsafe the entire time I was there and I was a woman traveling on my own with the Sunny Land Tours.
By the way... Everything was spectacular! I never expected this, but when the crew found out I had special dietary concerns they made fabulous meals for me each & every day! Every single crew member was helpful, kind and ready with a smile. The cabin was spacious and comfortable and had all the amenities you would want.
I am so grateful that Sunny Land Tours has made the Egypt tour available again. More Americans should take advantage of it. The prices will never be so good and the lines will never be so short. If anyone has ever dreamed of visiting Egypt as I always had, NOW is definitely the time to go!
Oh and before I forget, my tour guide Ahmed made the whole trip extraordinary for me. He is a wonderful person and a terrific guide! He is knowledgeable, patient and genuinely loves his job. He is in it for all the right reasons, to educate others about the incredible history of this ancient culture.
Thanks again Yelena for your help in making my arrangements, especially with such short notice. All of it worked out beautifully. I would recommend your company to anyone without hesitation. In the meantime, I'll be looking forward to my next trip with Sunny Land Tours!
Best regards, Cheryl K
Everything went exactly on plan
Just a short note to say how much we appreciate your planning and organizational skills....everything went exactly on plan. Not one hitch or worry.
When we arrived Cairo, Aswan, Hurghada, back to Cairo, Tel Aviv (and the great Israel trip) and back to Cairo again.
Esslamthe organizer guide was just great!!!! The whole trip and river cruise was super, no exceptions. Thank you for all your efforts regards Bob and Diane
We had an incredible trip to Egypt.
We had an incredible trip to Egypt. Felt very safe while there... The guides were great and very knowledgeable, especially Johnny who met us in Aswan and was with us until we flew back to Cairo. We were unable to go to the Valley of the Queens because of construction, but went to the Temple of Hatshepsut, which was incredible and should definitely be included in the tours, according to our guides.
Thank you for arranging this. I was very glad that I made the trip. Sandy W.
Every part of the trip was well planned....
I just wanted to tell you how pleased my husband and I were during our travel to Ecuador and the Galapagos this year...
Any future South America travel will be handled through Sunny Land Tours.
Thank you again! Gail P