Christchurch, New Zealand
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clock-o10 days (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Experience top sights of the South Island during this 10-day, guided, small-group trip that includes transportation and nine nights’ accommodation. See glaciers, take in coastal views, and enjoy walking trails before spending your evenings relaxing at your accommodations in the rainforest and more. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and dare to jump from the A.J Hackett bungy jumping site before visiting places like Queenstown, Mount Cook and more.

  • Leave the navigation and planning to your guide and focus on the sights
  • Visit Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown, Mount Cook
  • Mix of sightseeing by boat, bike, walking, and tour coach

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, Oct 2018

Trip takes you to major touristy attractions in South Island. Scenery is breathtaking at every corner, tour provided opportunities to participate optional activities, ie. Glacier Hiking, Bungy Jumping, etc. However, the tour itself has several issues. For one, the 10-Day South Island advertisement is deceiving. Tour titled 10-Day, in reality is a 9-Day tour, all travelers are dropped off early afternoon on the 9th day to the lodging, that is the end of the tour. More to the issue is the activities of 9th day descripted in the advertisement/itinerary did not happened ie. ice-skating, snow tubing or swim at the hot springs. On the 9th day from Mount Cook to Christchurch, we only made two stops, one by the lake for photo shoots, and one in town for lunch. Tour guide drove directly to Christchurch, dropped us off early afternoon, and that was the end of the tour, provided the overnight lodging is covered by the tour. Second issue about the tour is it is not dedicated to the 10-Day tour travelers. The tour operator used the same bus to provide transportation for the other travelers who are “hop-on” for a segment of the trip as well, and “hop-off” at any time at a designated stop. Travelers who booked this 10-Day tour often found themselves struggling with seating in a congested bus with unscheduled travelers who “hopped-on”. Travelers often sat side by side with one and another, with carry-on bags placed on their laps or feet, which is very uncomfortable considering the drive is often long throughout the day. The other downside is the tour guide was changed out in the middle of the trip, it would be nicer to keep the same tour guide throughout the trip since he/she would already know all travelers, so group would not need to get re-accustomed again. Last, some of the accommodation used during this trip were unsanitary, bed sheets and pillow cases were matted with hairs. Overall, I enjoyed the sight scenes and tour activities, however, there are many improvements about the tour’s logistics could be re-worked to make the travelers not feeling being cheated.

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, Feb 2016

Great Trip to see some of the highlights of the South Island. There was some areas of the trip where we stayed in remote areas that would have been better if we drove an extra 2 hours for a better town to adventure in, but nether the less a great trip!


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