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Bamba Experience

Bamba Experience

3.9/5 - Good
Headquarters in Mineola, Texas, USA
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TOURS
1224
AGE RANGE
18-99
RESPONSE RATE
100%
RESPONSE TIME
3h
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  • Experience-Driven Adventures
  • Many options for Independent Travellers
  • Freedom with Daily Departures in most cases
  • Flexible travel passes, Self-Guided adventures & Treks

Bamba was set up in 2005 by independent travellers who noticed from first-hand experience that there was a lack of affordable options for independent travelers wanting to explore the world on their own terms. Bamba also wanted to make travelling independently easier...

Bamba was set up in 2005 by independent travellers who noticed from first-hand experience that there was a lack of affordable options for independent travelers wanting to explore the world on their own terms. Bamba also wanted to make travelling independently easier. Many people want to be adventurous but due to a lack of information or mis-information created by the media, they often have fears or prejudices about destinations, which in turn create barriers to travel. With each country and society working slightly differently, Bamba has created a range of products to break down these barriers. Bamba aims to make it easy to travel to off the beaten path destinations, and allow them to enjoy and experience unique locations. Everyone that works for Bamba is an independent traveler so understands the customers’ requirements. This ensures that Bamba understands its customer and provides them with the very best experience adventures. Bamba is now the fastest growing adventure travel provider in the industry. This success is built upon the unrivalled variety of experiences it has to offer and the amazing customer service it provides.

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419 Bamba Experience Reviews

Excellent
50%
Good
23%
Average
15%
Rather Poor
8%
Bad
4%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
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  • AS
    Egypt Highlights
    3.0 - Average
    Written on December 12, 2018
    Co-ordination of the transportation was very good. However there were many issues in the rest of the tour. Itinerary: The tour schedule was different that the o…
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  • TG
    Torres del Paine O Trek
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on December 10, 2018
    Do yourself a favour and read this before booking a trip with Bamba. They will outsource your trip to another operator and charge you a fat fee to do it. Upon a…
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  •  reviewer 3
    Kruger National Park (4 days)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on December 6, 2018
    Well organized tour. God picked up in Jo'burg promptly and all transportation after that was top notch. I also liked that we were staying in the 'original' Kr…
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  •  reviewer 4
    Cuyabeno Amazon Eco-Lodge Adventure (5 days)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on December 6, 2018
    Do not use this company. I was charged 3 times more than others on the same tour. This was a finders fee. Very disappointed. They also do not honour paid and …
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  • DC
    Jordan Group Discovery (6 days)
    4.0 - Good
    Written on December 5, 2018
    Really enjoyable experience. Saw some great sights and our tour guide was highly knowledgable.
  • MG
    Montreal & Mont Tremblant Experience (Winter)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on December 3, 2018
    This is a self guided tour so Bamba basically arranged all lodging, transportation and the tours. The only flaw was that the bus trip to Mont Tremblant ends at…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Mary, Thank you for your review. As a Canadian myself, I am so happy you enjoyed Canada and the Montreal area specifically. I have been so many times out that way and its such beautiful culture and architecture....and then the food!!! Again, we are so happy you enjoyed yourself and hope to welcome you on another Bamba Experience soon. Kurtis
  •  reviewer 7
    Kruger National Park (3 days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on December 2, 2018
    It Washington very good done. I loved this trip.
  •  reviewer 8
    Mekong Delta Adventure
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on November 30, 2018
    I was badly let down on this trip and not kept well informed. I'm not at all happy
    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Maire Lee, Thank you for your review. We are so sorry you were unable to enjoy a tour with us. Unfortunately, the tour became unavailable. We refunded you yesterday and you should see the funds in your account in the next few days.
  • MJ
    Puerto Maldonado Amazon Budget Eco-Lodge (from Puerto Maldonado) (4 days)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 29, 2018
    Had a great time. Saw lots of wildlife. Met fellow travelers. Food is amazing. Nice balance between activities and rest times. Excellent guides. Even better tha…
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    Bamba Experience commented on this review
    Hello Marcel, Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip to Puerto Maldonado and the Amazon in Peru! We look forward to welcoming you onto another Bamba Experience.
  •  reviewer 10
    Komodo Dragon Expedition
    4.0 - Good
    Written on November 26, 2018
    Booked this thru tour radar no probs there. Bamba tours seemed to b who we liased with. Found out on arrival in lombok that it was with perama tours. Some advic…
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About Bamba Experience

Bamba was set up in 2005 by independent travellers who noticed from first-hand experience that there was a lack of affordable options for independent travelers wanting to explore the world on their own terms. Bamba also wanted to make travelling independently easier. Many people want to be adventurous but due to a lack of information or mis-information created by the media, they often have fears or prejudices about destinations, which in turn create barriers to travel. With each country and society working slightly differently, Bamba has created a range of products to break down these barriers. Bamba aims to make it easy to travel to off the beaten path destinations, and allow them to enjoy and experience unique locations. Everyone that works for Bamba is an independent traveler so understands the customers’ requirements. This ensures that Bamba understands its customer and provides them with the very best experience adventures. Bamba is now the fastest growing adventure travel provider in the industry. This success is built upon the unrivalled variety of experiences it has to offer and the amazing customer service it provides.

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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.

  • Is accommodation included in the Hop-on Hop-off passes?

    For Hop-On Hop-Off Passes, accommodation is not included because we want to give travellers the flexibility to stay as long as they wish in each destination. Bamba provides you with a list of recommended accommodation in each destination so you can choose where to stay.

  • What transportation is included in the Hop-on Hop Off pass?

    Depending on the route or activity, you may be travelling by bus, boat, train, airplane, shuttle van, bicycle, canoe or even on foot… (you get the idea). On the trip of a lifetime, you may find yourself sitting next to a local on a public bus or riding in an air-con shuttle, bumping along in a motorised canoe or going by foot… the possibilities are endless! Whatever the mode of transportation, getting from one point to the next will surely be a memorable experience.

  • What is a bus tour adventure?

    Bus tours offer a cheap way to visit touristic sites. You will usually be travelling with a large group by bus, on a fixed schedule. Most of these tours only include bus transportation and accommodation, entrance fees and activities must be paid locally. These are independent tours accompanied by a tour coordinator who will organise the tour but not guide you.

  • What to expect on a 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.

  • What is a self guided Adventure?

    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.

  • Is accommodation included in Hop-on Hop-off passes?

    For Hop-On Hop-Off Passes, accommodation is not included because we want to give travellers the flexibility to stay as long as they wish in each destination. Bamba provides you with a list of recommended accommodation in each destination so you can choose where to stay.

  • What is a Hop-on Hop Off Pass?

    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! Choose from our many options or create your own tailor-made pass!

  • What are the Bamba Adventure Trips?

    Travellers looking for a structured itinerary, with accommodation included, and a fixed trip length, can choose from our many Adventure Trips all around the world. Adventure Trips are organised trips with set itineraries which can be combined with any other Bamba trip or booked independently.

  • Who will I be travelling with?

    Most of our trips cater to the adventurous independent traveller. In fact, many of our travellers arrive on their own and they quickly find that they easily meet like-minded people along the way at their hostels, on transportation, or during activities.
    Regarding transportation, depending on the route, you might find yourself travelling on a public bus side by side with locals while at other times, you’ll take a tourist shuttle.

  • Do I need a visa?

    Bamba recommends that you check the visa requirements at the appropriate embassies for your nationality at least 2-3 months in advance so you will have time to prepare your documents. Remember to make sure you have a valid passport with at least 2 empty visa pages and a minimum 6-months validity before travelling.

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