INTIMATE groups, personalised service, and immersive experiences; that’s what today’s senior travellers are looking for when booking a holiday, according to small group tour operator Bunnik Tours. The company offers a number of itineraries designed to appeal to the growing trend of mature travel seekers, all within the comfort of a small tour group.

“Bunnik Tours specialise in these immersive experiences, known as special experiences, which are popular with this demographic as they can effortlessly interact, connect and learn from locals,” said Bunnik Group Joint-Chief Executive Officer Dennis Bunnik. “This also helps to break down destination barriers that can occur due to cultural and language challenges.”

A current hot-spot for Bunnik’s senior travellers is Asia, with its “5-Stans” trip offering the chance to meet with locals and learn how felt carpets are made in Bishkek city, while also giving travellers the opportunity to make their own carpet. Also popular is the Japan Discovery itinerary, which gives seniors the opportunity to enjoy a sumo wrestling demonstration over a traditional Chanko-Nabe (hot pot) lunch and a chance to dress in a traditional kimono.

In addition, the Sri Lanka Discovery option takes passengers on a cruise along the lush Gin Oya River, which is teeming with birdlife, before joining a local family for a hosted sunset dinner on the banks of the river.

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