Costa Rica

Costa Rica

We had a wonderful time in Costa Rica. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating. The hotels were spacious and clean. Transfers were always on time with very good drivers. We loved the fact that the Karahe Hotel was on the beach. The staff there made sure that we were packed “a little something” (sandwich and fruit) the morning we departed because the restaurant would not be open. The only suggestion would be to have a staff member available to help seniors with taking chairs to the beach. Thank you Joe for all you’ve done to make our trip enjoyable. Again, we had a great time in Costa Rica!

Best regards, Marie

Galapagos

Ecuador

We had a fantastic time in Ecuador! What a great trip. We enjoyed the tours in the capital of Quito. All our guides were very knowledgeable. Isabela Island in the Galapagos was the highlight. We saw many different species of animals and snorkeled in nice warm water. No need for wet suits! Loved it. Lava House is a very comfortable place to stay. It is within walking distance of downtown, and the staff was always very helpful. We would walk anytime day or night. Most meals we had at the Fruita Café which was included in our trip. The fried shrimp plate was excellent. The staff was always very friendly.
We couldn’t ask for a more enjoyable vacation, thank you!
Pat and Carl

Jordan Journey

My Jordan Journey

Our Jordan Journey April
Seeing Petra is on almost everyone’s ‘bucket list.’ We returned last night and I’m up early, jet-lagged and excited.
We were lucky to have our guides in Jordan. They made the trip fool proof. From the pick-up at the airport where they guided us through the visa process, recovering our luggage and checking us in to our hotels to meeting us each day for our next adventure. Special thanks to our driver, Muhyeddn Awwad and tour guide, Reyad Mahmoud. They showed us their country, kept us safe, and became friends. They provided first class service, answered every question, and told wonderful stories. Their excitement when we found fields of Black Iris was as genuine as ours. Jordan has a rich history and you don’t know the half of it. Fortunately, Reyad does, and he is determined to share it with you. He patiently, insistently, unraveled for us the Romans, Greeks, Turks, Jews and crusaders and their respective eras. Conflicts here that continue to this day forged our traditions, morality, governance and religious beliefs. Stand where Moses stood looking at the Jordan Valley and imagine what this land has given all of us.
Tourism in Jordan today is about half of the pre-Arab Spring level. This means you can choose your camel, not wait in line. We chose Daisy. It means you can stand alone in the enormous Roman ruins at Jerash and marvel.Go now. Ask for our friends Muhyeddn Awwad and Reyad Mahmoud.

Leo

Cuba

Cuba Getaway

I just want to let you know that the June group of 10 passengers absolutely loved their 5-day tour to Cuba. They were truly amazed at the quality of the hotels, the comprehensive sightseeing and the wonderful tour director. THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DID TO MAKE THIS TOUR A GREAT SUCCESS.
Many thanks for all of your help with this. It is good to work with you and your great organization. You truly inspire confidence.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Have a beautiful day,
Louisa

Cuba

Hello Havana

My husband and I just returned from a 7-day tour of Cuba. It was a wonderful package, thank you. I wanted to quickly provide a recommendation for our tour guide, Gabriel and out Chauffeur, Luar – They were terrific. Gabriel and Luar were always on time, very professional, and spoke English very well. Luar’s car was very clean and air conditioned. He knows the city very well, drove well within the speed limits and was conscientious of those he was transporting. Gabriel was informative. He knows the Cuban history and was a wonderful advocate for my husband and I at our hotels and attractions – always ensuring we were cared for and had the best service. You can tell he is well educated and intelligent. We spent quite a bit of time with both while in Havana over lunch. We enjoyed their company and recommend both for future tourist groups.
Thank you,

Andrea and William

Egypt

Egypt Custom

I just want you to know my tour guide Islam (Luxor -Aswan) was just outstanding, he was knowledgeable, accommodating, polite and kind.
I highly recommend you using him for any of your USA guest. His English was better then ours, LOL.
We are off to the Red Sea. I’ll call you when I get back. Once again, thank you!

Michele

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Classic

We enjoyed every minute of the trip. The highlight of the trip was watching the turtle hatching which was an amazing experience to see.
Can you keep me informed next year of any specials for Costa Rica? We have told our friends and family and they are interested in going next year.
Thank you in advance for everything.
Millie

Peru

Peru Express

Just wanted to let you know Ruth & John had a wonderful time on their trip with you. They said their guide was wonderful. The only thing was there was no Evaluation form to fill out to let Sunny Land know how great their experience was with you. Ruth said the guide was upset about that so she wanted me to let you know – they had a wonderful time & the guide was very good. They enjoyed their time with Sunny Land very much.

Angela

Cuba

Cuba Calling

had to share the amazing experience we had in Cuba! It was honestly more than I expected. I chose for our group to stay in a Casa Particular in Havana and we honestly felt so at home. The family was loving and inviting and we felt safe and the two houses we had…accomodations were comfortable and gave us everything we needed. The tour guide we give a 5 star rating!!! Andres was so good to us and there was not language barrier. He was simply acceptional along with our dependable driver. From the restaurants he recommended to the entertainment…I can’t express how thankful we were to have him. He made everything so easy!!!
Veradaro was sweet…My Birthday was extra special! The morning we did the cruise to the private island and then at night dinner on the beach where the food was so well prepared…sooo good. Roc Arenas rooms were moderate and clean. Spacious and comfortable. I loved the suites we were given.
I have enclosed some pics and videos! Thank you Sunnyland for giving us an experience of a lifetime. Unforgettable in so many ways. I will be booking again.

Julie

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Hi Joe
It’s not intentional that I haven’t responded about our lovely vacation. First and foremost I want to tell you and your team Thank you!! Everything was absolutely amazing our itinerary was awesome the service we received in our hotels was great and our transportation was always on time. We had an amazing experience and I was waiting to speak with you personally about possibly booking another trip to S. Africa next year. Again thank you for a great experience.
Thanks
Diana⯑

Costa Rica

Grand Tour of Costa Rica

Just wanted to let you know what a great time we had on the Grand Tour of Costa Rica package! All the guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. First of all the Barcelo hotel in San Jose was outstanding. The extra Club floor that you recommended was the best suggestion. After a long day out on a tour we were able to enjoy drinks and some appetizers when we arrived back at the hotel. Really well worth it! And the traditional breakfast served daily was very very good!
All of the included tours were interesting with the Mawamba Lodge in Tortuguero National Park being the most memorable. Our guide there was Jackie and she was outstanding! It rained for a couple nights and she still made it very enjoyable for us. We had two other couples in our group and we all talked about how much fun we had despite the rain. My time on Tortuga Island was also the best. I had oysters that a fisherman brought up fresh on the beach and also rode the Banana boat. Both things I had never done before! The food at the restaurants on all the tours was delicious. Something different at every place.
Thank you Norma Jean for your vacation suggestion, it really was memorable.
Pat and Carl

Egypt

Platinum Egypt

Hi Norma!!!!
We returned late last night from our trip and the only thing we can say is WOW. What a fantastic job putting everything together. The man who met us at the airport, our guide in Cairo (and his wife) and our guide during the cruise were FABULOUS! If possible, I would get those same exact people again and I can highly recommend them to be used in the future. Highly recommend whatever company you used. The guides were friendly, knowledgeable and answered all of our questions and were very patient with us. Ms. Boone had issues walking to a couple of the temples so she sat in the shade and enjoyed our pictures. Ms. Bonaparte loves shopping so our guide had to be patient while she shopped LOL. Our guides seemed very protective of us, and would not let out of their eyesight for a second. We got to go to the local Suks in Aswan and thoroughly enjoyed the spice market. The only thing that I would note: the ship was NOT the M/S Sara like on our itinerary. We sailed on the Crown Jewel. Also, we didn’t go through the lock on day 5, we actually sailed it in the evening of day 4. The staff on the ship were friendly and very pleasant, food was plentiful and delicious. Cabins were also great, clean and comfortable. As for the Bazaar on Day 1 – it was an Egyptian Oil shop, then a Papyrus shop, then lunch/dinner
You may want to make a few notes: To go to the “Royal Mummy room” in the Egyptian Museum it costs extra, to ride the camels or buggy to the Pyramids it costs extra, to go into the Great Pyramid it costs extra. No drinks (other than tea and coffee at breakfast) on the ship were included (but very inexpensive) so you may want to put these on a disclaimer or something so people are aware. Wifi was not included on the ship or at the hotel but they were cheap enough and had great connection.
We had a great time! I am putting together a group to go end of January when it’s not so hot. Thank you so much for putting together a great trip for us, we thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and I’m kicking myself for not taking the flight to Abu Simbel, so now I have an excuse to go back.

Jane

Jordan

Royal Tour of Jordan

Dear Jasmine,
I wanted to let you know that our trip to Jordan was fantastic and to thank you for your arrangements. Being met at the airport, assisted through customs with help obtaining our visas, then taken to our driver was a wonderful way to start our travels. There were no other travelers on our itinerary so we spent the week with our driver, Monsour who went out of his way to accommodate any request and was very professional. All the hotels were perfect, especially the location of the Movenpick in Petra. It was so nice to only have to walk across the street to our room after spending 10hours in Petra. We especially enjoyed our stay in Wadi Rum and were glad to be in the “martian tents” as they were air-conditioned. All our local guides in Jarash, Petra, and Wadi Rum were excellent in knowledge, friendliness, and attentiveness. It would have been nice to have a guide at the Citadel in Amman which you might suggest to other guests that they could arrange on their own upon entrance to the site. We felt very safe during the entire trip and were so impressed with the friendliness and warmth of the Jordanian people. I will highly recommend Jordan and Sunnyland Tours to my clients for an awesome experience.
Thank you again,
Carol

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Beach & Rainforest

Hi Joe,
I talked with Samantha and she loved it! The hotels were great. She especially loved Arenal, the hotel and the Hot Springs were awesome and she wants to go back.
She said the only minor problem for her was that the restaurant at the hotel in San Jose was a little expensive for her but she still enjoyed it.
I told her I haven’t been on the Doka coffee tour and she highly recommended it. Thank you for all your help on this one.
Have a great weekend and I’ll talk to you soon.
Sunny Regards,
Dena

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Natural Treasures

Hi Joe,
As I said, we had a wonderful trip to Costa Rica. The transportation, transfers and guides were for me the best part. They were always on time, very kind and very informative. The busses were comfortable. Both companies were great. The tours were well-arranged, with delicious meals and beautiful views. I appreciated that there were plenty of restroom and food stops, and everything was clean. Secondly, the hotel accommodations were comfortable in all cases. We found the staff kind and accommodating at Barcelo and Volcano Inn, but not so much at Establo. One of the front desk personnel was extremely patronizing and rude there, and when we asked to speak to the manager, he was rude, as well. Other staff at that hotel were ok, but were noticeably less warm than those at all the other hotels. Also, while the view was spectacular and the room was nice, other parts of the Establo hotel grounds looked a bit run down. I really liked the Volcano Inn, because it had a beautiful garden, and I liked the separate Villa with washer/dryer. The staff was extra nice and had a family feel, and the food was delicious at their restaurant. The hotel breakfasts were great at all the hotels. We loved all the tours. I am so glad we added on the river float – very relaxing. We saw a lot of animals. The Volcano Inn also helped us arrange a hanging bridges tour – it was wonderful and we saw, again, many animals. These, in addition to the Doka coffee farm were my favorite tours. My family liked the La Paz waterfalls best. The girls enjoyed the zip lining, and we all loved the Tabacon Springs. Monte Verde was our favorite place, and we were glad we stayed more days there. They had plenty of good restaurants there, including right next to the Establo. Some even had live music. We did not eat at the hotel except for breakfast. The airport transfers were also smooth coming and going. We did not find the trip from Monte Verde to San Jose difficult. Lastly, we were very pleased with your service to us, as you were very prompt in answering emails and always polite and informative whether on the phone or Internet. All was extremely well-organized and easy-to-follow. I have been recommending you and Sunnyland to our friends.
Best,

Jennifer

Morocco

Morocco Royal Cities

HI Joe!
Morocco was incredible – hard to describe in words. Our pictures can’t capture the beauty of the country. I am so glad we got to travel to different cities. Your itinerary was amazing!! Our guide was fantastic. I hope to return to the country one day. Thanks
Kateri

Israel

Holy Land Israel

Hello Norma and Merry Christmas!
As you know we’ve been back home from Israel for about 2 weeks now. I’m just getting acclimated to my time zone, and getting over a cold I got while in Israel. But I wanted to thank you for arranging the trip that has forever changed my life! Everything about it was God! And we couldn’t have had a better guide. He was God ordained for our group. Thank you so much! God willing, I hope to return to Israel in the near future.
Again, thank you & Merry Christmas‼️

Rose

Egypt

Affordable Egypt

I wanted to write to you and thank you. We came back Saturday evening to New York with total delight . Specially our tour leader Mina, who went out of the way to make us comfortable and went extra mile to be sure we are taken care off … that is what clients are looking for as you know they are many many tour agencies to pick from but you
always want to go back to the one you had good experience with. Our driver who was also great. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable as we our selves are a little educated on the Egyptology venues and history . End of the day I believe that when you have a good experience you want to experience it again with the same travel agency which I have done few times with you and anticipate doing it again .
Thanks again
Sam

Egypt Group Tour

Egypt Custom

Good afternoon, morning or evening! I hope this message finds all parties doing well. It has been over a week since we departed the beautiful Country of Egypt and every single moment still resonates with us! We are writing to thank all parties involved in giving us the trip of our lifetime! From the time we rode the escalators down the Egyptian Airport to meet our Airport Tour leader Fady Sobhy to the moment our dynamic, intelligent, knowlegeable and kind Guide Elia Ayad Boctor assisted us back to the Airport we were treated with kindness, respect and we enjoyed each and every moment with them! Since most of out time was spent with our Guide/friend Elia, all of my praises will be for him! From the moment we met him, he blew us away! He was articulant, he knew the history, the areas we traveled, the stories that kept us captivated! The most important thing about him was how he listened, his patience because there were 12 off the chain personalities, but we all felt seen and heard. We all shedded a few tears leaving Egypt, because of the significance of the History there and because of the Bond we all felt for Elia! Let’s talk about getting us back home! Now that was Fady’s job and an excellent job he did! Getting us every where we needed to be in a timely manner, guding us thru a few difficulties in the Airport and finally waving a friendly good bye to us all! Last but not least my travel Agent Gwendolyn Kelly the beautiful, talented, patient and absoulutely perfect Agent who brought us all together, without her nothing about this trip would have been possible! Her attention to all the little details along the way helped our group tremendously!!! Thanks to you all, we look forward to the next adventure!!! All your information along with a glowing review will be posted on BLM (Black Travel Movement) and Trip ADvisor….

Always Appreciative,
W Grady & B Grady

Egypt Platinum Tour
Sam

Egypt Platinum

I wanted to write to you and thank you. We came back Saturday evening to New York with total delight . Specially our tour leader Mina, who went out of the way to make us comfortable  and went extra mile to be sure we are taken care off … that is what clients are looking for as you know they are many many tour agencies to pick from but you
always want to go back to the one you had good experience with. Our driver who was also great. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable as we our selves are  a little educated  on  the Egyptology venues and history . End of the day I believe that when you have a good experience  you want to experience it again with the same travel agency which I have done few times with you and anticipate doing it again .

Royal Tour of Jordan
your happy customers Dina, Layth and Ralf

Royal Tour of Jordan

Sorry for not answering earlier, it got a little busy after we came back. 🙂
Thank you for a fantastically excellent organized trip, everything worked exceptionally well. All the guides were very friendly, very punctual. The cars were in great condition and well maintained. The hotels were great (the Olive Tree one in Amman felt a little lower than the other three … maybe 8/10 but partly because it was a little out of the way and not too many guests were around.) Marriott Petra and Holiday Inn Dead Sea Resort 10/10, Double Tree Aqaba 9.5/10. We forgot our adapter for American electrical devices and had a little trouble finding one (we bought one in an Aqaba electronics store). The Petra Marriott had US outlets in the room. All hotels except Olive Tree upgraded us (better view/terrace/more space) probably because it wasn’t the season. I think we got lucky with the weather. Apparently, it snowed in the North one day after we went to Aqaba. Red Sea and Dead Sea were warm enough to spend some time swimming/floating. All the monuments/places were interesting and exciting to visit. The people are very friendly. It feels very safe. It was easy to exchange money, many places accepted credit cards. The guides were very knowledgeable and spoke English really well. Everything was very kid-friendly. Tell me if you need more pictures. 🙂 . Thanks again for organizing, please use any or all of this info for your business.

Grand Tour of Costa Rica
Jennifer

Grand Tour of Costa Rica

I really liked the Volcano Inn, because it had a beautiful garden, and I liked the separate Villa with washer/dryer. The staff was extra nice and had a family feel, and the food was delicious at their restaurant. The hotel breakfasts were great at all the hotels. We loved all the tours. I am so glad we added on the river float – very relaxing. We saw a lot of animals. The Volcano Inn also helped us arrange a hanging bridges tour – it was wonderful and we saw, again, many animals. These, in addition to the Doka coffee farm were my favorite tours.

Dubai & Abu Dhabi Vacation
Diana

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

It’s not intentional that I haven’t responded about our lovely vacation. First and foremost I want to tell you and your team Thank you!! Everything was absolutely amazing our itinerary was awesome the service we received in our hotels was great and our transportation was always on time. We had an amazing experience and I was waiting to speak with you personally about possibly booking another trip to S. Africa next year. Again thank you for a great experience.