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Zoe“Our guide Julio, was fantastic. Amanda and I were on the same tour as Loeka (ola!), who just wrote her review, and I second everything she says. I don't normally give reviews, but Julio was fantastic and made the trip so memorable for us. From the informat...“

Bamba Experience

Bamba Experience

4.0/5 - Good
Headquarters in Mineola, Texas, USA
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455
AGE RANGE
10-99
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  • Support at every step
  • Many options for Independent Travellers
  • Unforgettable Experiences
  • Tailor your dream trip

The beginning... bamba started operating with a hop-on hop-off bus service. After trial and error, bamba realised that travellers were very interested in not only being around other backpackers and meeting them, but they also wanted to have the opportunity to travel ...

The beginning... bamba started operating with a hop-on hop-off bus service. After trial and error, bamba realised that travellers were very interested in not only being around other backpackers and meeting them, but they also wanted to have the opportunity to travel in local transportation, and have many more interactions with local people. For this reason, bamba decided to create a new way of travelling, called the Flexible Travel Pass. Travellers still have the same flexibility to stay as long as they want in each destination, and create their own itinerary; while at the same time travelling not only in shuttle vans with other backpackers, but also with a mix of local transportation such as Public Buses, Boats, Trains and sometimes flights. The idea behind this is to make sure travellers have the opportunity to travel in exactly the same way as if they were travelling on their own, but much easier and with the reassurance that they make the most out of their travel experience. Today, bamba has grown in size from Paul and Arturo’s original vision to include buses, experiences, guides and support staff in more than 80 countries worldwide! What bamba is today... bamba is the one stop solution for independent travellers in Latin America and around the world. bamba’s purpose is to make independent travel very easy. We help travellers by giving them the opportunity to create their own schedules, choose the route they want to follow and let them stay for as long as they want in each destination. bamba’s objective is to remove language barriers and the bureaucracy of developing countries by acting as an office where travellers can easily contact us, speak in English, make bus bookings, changes to their bus trips, get information on bus schedules, departure points, book day and multi-day trips easily and get information about each destination. We are like a living guidebook, and respond to the real time necessities of the clients. With our help, travellers will spend more time travelling, and less time arranging and figuring out their trip. We are expert world travellers, and we love what we do!

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682 Bamba Experience Reviews

Excellent
53%
Good
22%
Average
15%
Rather Poor
6%
Bad
4%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • MT
    Torres del Paine Guided W Trek 5D/4N
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 22, 2019
    Do not book with tour radar or Bamba experience! They are middlemen who upcharge for a package then don’t deliver what you paid for. I paid for a 5 day/4 night …
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  • DB
    Rio de Janeiro Welcome Package 4D/3N
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 18, 2019
    Airport transfers were as arranged. Accommodation and tours all were as good as possible due the very wet weather. The guide did his best under the circumstance…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Dear Denise, Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We appreciate your comments so we can continually improve our service. We would love to see you again on another Bamba tour. Please keep us in mind for your future travels! The Bamba Team
  •  reviewer 3
    Costa Rica Xtreme Adventure 4D/3N
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 16, 2019
    This tour was amazing! I would highly recommend it!
    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Dear Eva, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! Your comments help us to improve our service to future guests. We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! Katie from The Bamba Team
  • L
    Japan Explorer 13D/12N
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 13, 2019
    What an amazing trip! I was a bit worried after reading some of the reviews however it was exactly what I was looking for. There was no group to slow me down…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Dear Laurent, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your trip! We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! Katie from The Bamba Team
  • VS
    Angkor Wat Adventure 5D/4N (Phnom Penh to Siem Reap)
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on November 8, 2019
    Not as described, sent wrong information
    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hi Victoria, Thank you for sending us your comments and I want to extend our sincerest apologies for the experience that you had. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention so we can continue to improve our service. We are always here to help you! Sincerely, The Bamba Team
  • ZC
    Day of the Dead Experience 5D/4N (from Mexico City)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 5, 2019
    Our guide Julio, was fantastic. Amanda and I were on the same tour as Loeka (ola!), who just wrote her review, and I second everything she says. I don't normall…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Dear Zoe, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are so happy you had an excellent time! Your comments help us to improve our service to future guests. We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! The Bamba Team
  •  reviewer 7
    Day of the Dead Experience 5D/4N (from Mexico City)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 4, 2019
    I loved this tour. Julio, our guide, was amazing and worked so hard to give us the best experience. I feel that we managed to see and experience a wide variety …
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello! Loeka, Thank you very much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you had an excellent time! We appreciate your comments, this help us to improve our service and we also thank you for letting us know about the hostel we will follow up on that. We would love to see you again on another Bamba tour. Please keep us in mind for your future travels! Sincerely, The Bamba team (Pedro Ferraez)
  • AP
    Day of the Dead Experience 5D/4N (from Mexico City)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 4, 2019
    The tour leader Julio was an amazing guide, full of knowledge, calm and assured with all our questions and concerns, he made the tour an unforgettable experienc…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Anil!, Thank you very much for your valuable feedback! We are happy to hear you had a great time! Your comments help us to improve our service to future guests. We would love to host you on another experience. Please have a look at our tours in other countries! Sincerely, The Bamba Team (Pedro Ferraez)
  •  reviewer 9
    Camino de Santiago Walking Experience (from Porto via Vigo)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on October 31, 2019
    The main issue was the change in the itinerary. We were originally scheduled to start the walk from Vigo. A change was made for us to start from Tui; which was…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Paul!, Thank you very much for sending your comments. Your feedback is very valuable to us and this helps us to improve our service. We appreciate you bringing this issue to our attention and we will work to ensure it is corrected. We are here to help you! Sincerely, The Bamba Team (Pedro Ferraez)
  • AB
    Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure (Uyuni to Atacama)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on October 30, 2019
    The only thing about this tour that I felt was worth anything was being on the Salt Flats - and I could have saved myself a lot of time and money by doing a hal…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Amy, Thank you for sending us your comments and I want to extend our sincerest apologies for the experience that you had. Your feedback is very valuable to us. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention so we can continue to improve our service. We are always here to help you! The Bamba Team (Pedro Ferraez)

About Bamba Experience

The beginning... bamba started operating with a hop-on hop-off bus service. After trial and error, bamba realised that travellers were very interested in not only being around other backpackers and meeting them, but they also wanted to have the opportunity to travel in local transportation, and have many more interactions with local people. For this reason, bamba decided to create a new way of travelling, called the Flexible Travel Pass. Travellers still have the same flexibility to stay as long as they want in each destination, and create their own itinerary; while at the same time travelling not only in shuttle vans with other backpackers, but also with a mix of local transportation such as Public Buses, Boats, Trains and sometimes flights. The idea behind this is to make sure travellers have the opportunity to travel in exactly the same way as if they were travelling on their own, but much easier and with the reassurance that they make the most out of their travel experience. Today, bamba has grown in size from Paul and Arturo’s original vision to include buses, experiences, guides and support staff in more than 80 countries worldwide! What bamba is today... bamba is the one stop solution for independent travellers in Latin America and around the world. bamba’s purpose is to make independent travel very easy. We help travellers by giving them the opportunity to create their own schedules, choose the route they want to follow and let them stay for as long as they want in each destination. bamba’s objective is to remove language barriers and the bureaucracy of developing countries by acting as an office where travellers can easily contact us, speak in English, make bus bookings, changes to their bus trips, get information on bus schedules, departure points, book day and multi-day trips easily and get information about each destination. We are like a living guidebook, and respond to the real time necessities of the clients. With our help, travellers will spend more time travelling, and less time arranging and figuring out their trip. We are expert world travellers, and we love what we do!

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Bamba Experience - ​Introducing Torres del Paine W-Trek

The Bamba Experience Travel Styles

Self-Guided Adventures

There’s no tour leader to follow around on these adventures, only local guides for each included activity. You will travel independently on a fixed itinerary with prebooked public transportation, activities and accommodation. Take advantage of some free time to go explore at your own pace. Choose to stay overnight in hostels, 3-star, or 4-star hotels.

Small Group Adventure:

These small group adventures include great local guides, all of your transportation, accommodation, and some meals. They give you the chance to move around more easily, step off the beaten path, and immerse yourself in the local culture. You’ll usually share your trip with no more than 12 like-minded travellers, though the average group size is often lower.

Hop-on Hop-off Passes

Travellers looking for a flexible way to travel, with no fixed schedules, can choose from our many open-dated Hop-On Hop-Off Passes all around the world. These passes include all public transportation and handpicked experiences along a set route of your choice with flexible schedules. All you have to do is decide on the route that suits you best, depending on where you want to go and how much time you want to travel!

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

  • Do I need a visa for this tour?

    Visa requirements are always changing so it is best to contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date information.

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