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James Jenkins Guide at Contiki

Wales, Merthyr Tydfil

69 Reviews
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13 Tours
Before joining the Tourism Industry i used to frequently travel across South East Asia and Australia working in the Oil&Gas Industry. I then took the leap of a lifetime into the whirlwind industry of touring and travelling for Contiki back in 2014 and haven't looked back since. Starting in Europe i progressed into the regional specific area of "Great Britain & Ireland" before eventually returning to where it all started with me in South East Asia.

Languages I guide in

English

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James's Favourite Tour

Big Indochina Adventure

Unforgettable Tour Memory

Europe // Having 5 people off my trip getting the iconic cartoon characters of "Tin Tin & Snowy" tattooed on their legs after a 14-day trip, purely because my nickname is Tin Tin and they had a great time. UK // Having an amazing time across the Scottish Highlands and Emerald Isle with one of the best drivers, groups and trips to date.

Best Travel Tip

Never put your passport under your mattress!! You'll forget it.

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James's Reviews from travellers

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Thai Island Hopper West review
12th April 2017
This was my first trip overseas and it did not disappoint! It was the most incredible experience, and having everything plann...
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4th March 2017
I went on the contiki Vietnam experience. The journey, sites, sounds, people and experience was truely incredible. This was m...
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Thai Island Hopper West review
12th December 2016
Everything of the trip was amazing!!!!!!
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Thai Island Hopper West review
11th December 2016
James was a great tour manager! He was laid back and didn't pressure anyone to do anything they didn't want to do. He was app...
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Asian Adventure (Until Mar 2018) (from Bangkok to Siem Reap) review
8th December 2016
This was my first group tour and didn't know what to expect. The trip fully exceeded my expectations largely due to James. He...
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24th November 2016
James was highly knowledgeable and extremely helpful with any problems that popped up along the way.
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24th November 2016
James was an excellent tour leader. He was so calm and relaxed, organised and professional. He made everyone feel warm and we...
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24th November 2016
The Vietnam highlights was amazing! James made the trip so much more by his knowledge and easy going attitude. I hope I get h...
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24th November 2016
Excellent trip, well organised and good atmosphere
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19th November 2016
Now that I'm over 21 and have a boring adult job, I thought I should be sensible and not spend so much on holidays... That w...
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Asian Adventure (Until Mar 2018) (from Bangkok to Siem Reap) review
17th November 2016
The trip was amazing and James was beyond helpful. He's organized, on time, responsible, full of knowledge, and super fun!
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2nd September 2016
Had such a blast! James was a great guide. Funny, easy going, but also very responsible. I fell asleep on a ferry ride and pr...
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1st September 2016
Just Wow. This was my first solo trip, and it exceeded every expectation I had! The 9 days we're planned perfectly, with enou...
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1st September 2016
The trip was everything I expected and more, accomodation in Koh Phangan could have been a little better in terms on cleanlin...
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31st August 2016
James was very knowledgeable on what to do for fun on each island. We were given easy transport between each island through a...
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31st August 2016
The trip was beyond anything I could've hoped for my first Contiki! James was a brilliant guide! He always made sure we under...
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20th August 2016
I had a brilliant experience with James on the Contiki Big IndoChina. We did and saw so many things as well as having some gr...
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18th August 2016
Honestly the trip was more than expected. From today one the knowledge and guidance of James was amazing. He kept us in line ...
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17th August 2016
The trip was everything Contiki advertised and more. Our tour manager James made the whole experience incredibly easy. He gav...
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17th August 2016
James was the best guide that I could have wished for. Always willing to help and give advice on a huge variety of things fro...
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17th August 2016
Our tour was 12 nights through Vietnam. It was an amazing experience and a lot of that was made possible by our tour guides ...
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17th August 2016
The trip was amazing! The tour guide James was very informative - showed us the best places to eat/drink and organised some g...
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17th August 2016
This was my first Contiki tour and I have to say it was beyond my expectations! definitely would recommend it! Can't wait for...
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17th August 2016
Contiki was the best thing I have done, it opens you up to new friends and new cultures being hassle free. Everyone is friend...
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17th August 2016
Great experience! Went beyond my expectations and was a great way to travel.
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9th August 2016
James is an awesome dude. He is really helpful
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7th August 2016
My Asian adventure with James was incredible from start to finish. James was incredibly knowledgable, approachable, and super...
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23rd July 2016
The trip was everything I expected and more! Food was incredible, experiences were amazing and the weather much better then I...
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23rd July 2016
The Vietnam Highlights Tour was a blast! It was full of adventure, history, free time, water and land activities, flights and...
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23rd July 2016
James is an absolute legend. No other words for it. His gangsta hand dancing & sweet chilled vibe makes for the most fun, cra...
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23rd July 2016
An amazing experience that I'll never forget!
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3rd July 2016
This trip left me with memories to last a lifetime! It was extremely well organised and catered for everyone's interests. Jam...
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29th June 2016
This trip was one I will never forget. James is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the trip. He can point you in any d...
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26th June 2016
The contiki Asian adventure was one of the best experiences of my life. I had a great time with a great group of people. We c...
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26th June 2016
Overall this trip was amazing! It was the perfect mix of free time, seeing the countries, and getting to learn important thin...
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26th June 2016
Trip was awesome. Well organised and impressed with the variety of activities. James gave excellent advice on where to go bot...
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26th June 2016
This trip was everything I could have hoped for and more! Everything was so organized and I never had to worry about a thing ...
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26th June 2016
The trip was phenomenal. I can't believe how many incredible experiences I had. I especially loved the elephant sanctuary and...
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25th June 2016
James is so knowledgable. Whatever James recommends it is in your best interest to follow. He also helps tailor your trip to ...
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25th June 2016
James made my Asian Adventure tour extremely fun and memorable. He always had great suggestions of things to do during the to...
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25th June 2016
Trip was beyond expectations. Everything was well planned.
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25th June 2016
The trip was beyond expectations. Great acommodations, different methods of transportation but all very nice and the guide wa...
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25th June 2016
Contiki was a life changing experience! I have gained so much from this trip. I have made life long friends, learned so much ...
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25th June 2016
Your guide for indo China james loved it and he was brillint
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27th May 2016
It was an awesome experience. James went out of his way to make sure that each individual on his tour was happy and looked af...
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23rd May 2016
James was brilliant!
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23rd May 2016
James was the best tour guide, super friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable about Thailand
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23rd May 2016
James was one of the best tour managers I've have had during travelling, extremely knowledgeable and so much fun! Also has br...
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23rd May 2016
Had awesome time, James was great got to know everyone made sure everyone was having a good time, he had good info and knowle...
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23rd May 2016
Absolute legend, always helps out when you need him and runs everything so smoothly in the background.
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23rd May 2016
It was a great chilled and relaxed sightseeing adventure filled with amazing food, destinations and enthusiastic locals :)
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23rd May 2016
This tour was amazing, my friend and I chose to do it as we were travelling around thailand and thought it would be a great a...
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23rd May 2016
Amazing tour manager, friendly, knowing what he was doing and he was always involved with us and being part of us. He never f...
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23rd May 2016
My trip was absolutely amazing! James was extremely knowledgable about all of the islands and culture we experienced. He also...
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23rd May 2016
Exceeded expectations and James was an amazing tour guide!
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A great trip, with great accommodation and a great tour manager. Gteat value for money
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This trip was one of the best travel experiences I have ever had!! James was knowledgeable on things to do, the history surro...
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An awesome two weeks!! Met a lot of fantastic people and James was the best! He was very helpful and knowledgeable with every...
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This trip was beyond my expectations. It was the best time of my life and James was a big reason for that. He was so attentiv...
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I was initially hesitant about Contiki, as I had heard it was all about drinking and not about learning the history of each p...
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James was an outstanding guide and trip manager! His knowledge of the different areas we covered in the UK & Ireland tour was...
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It was actually a year ago this week I was on tour with James in the UK. I came alone from the US on my first big internation...
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20th April 2016
The trip was great! Although it was now just about two years ago, it was definitely an unforgettable trip! James Jenkins defi...
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Ireland review
20th April 2016
Trip was great!!! Our guide James was incredible! And our driver Derek provided great funny commentary!
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20th April 2016
Absolutely incredible! Best your manager I've had on my 3 tours so far. Knowledgeable and more than happy to help with anythi...
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20th April 2016
Had the time of my life on this trip! Loved every minute and James and Pedro made it all possible - so grateful to have had t...
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20th April 2016
The tour was amazing! I will never forget it. Our tour manager, James Jenkins, was an absolute gem, as well as our tour driv...
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20th April 2016
It's been nearly two years since I went on my Contiki through Europe. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget. ...
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Wonderful trip. Simply couldn't have been better thanks to James :-)
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