Bunnik Tours has a small number of optional excursions that may be available to you on your small group tour. These are based on special-interest activities that don't always appeal to everyone, meaning they're truly optional. Find out more about these optional excursions below and contact our travel consultants to find out if they're available to you on your tour.

Optional excursions available on tours to the 5-Stans


Darvaza Flaming Crater from Ashgabat - 2:00pm, 10 hours - $162pp US (Private) 

Drive north to Darvaza flaming crater, arriving at the border between the northern and southern regions of Turkmenistan. After unpacking our vehicles, we will walk around the crater and as we approach, it’s as if the gates of hell open up, as the locals call it. This natural gas field collapsed into a cavern and geologists intentionally set it on fire to prevent the spread of methane however what was thought to have been a short event, is now a spectacular flaming crater which has been burning since 1971. 

Optional excursions available on Colours of Rajasthan


Cycle Tour of Old Delhi – 5:30am, 3-4 hrs (incl. transfers) – $51pp US (Shared)

Experience the ‘Old meets New’ of Delhi and explore the ancient walled city of 'Shahjahanbad', known as Old Delhi. Pass through Delhi Gate, the eclectic streets of Chawri Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, markets like Khari Baoli and flower market followed by Dariba Kalan. Make your way to the Havelis of Old Delhi where the trip will conclude at the Breakfast point for your breakfast of typical Old Delhi food.

Street Food Tour in Old Delhi – Late afternoon, 3-4 hrs (incl. transfers) – $96pp US (Shared)

The tour is a mix of local food and beverages of the alleys of Shajahanbad. Enjoy the street food trails that run all day in Old Delhi while tasting the non-vegetarian delights of chicken and mutton and delectable kebabs. For vegetarians, different kinds of stuffed Indian breads, fried Indian pastries and traditional Indian cookies are tried.

Can only be offered if doing pre & post arrangements in Delhi.


Mohabbat – e Taj – evening, 3 hrs (incl. transfers) $63pp US

The Mohabbat eTaj Show depicts the love story of Emperor Shajahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal in the famous theatre Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre.

Optional excursions available on tours to South Korea 

Han River Cruise – Dinner 7:30pm, 1hr 30mins - $90pp US (Seat in coach) 

Han River Cruise – Music 7:30pm, 1hr 10 mins - $50pp US (Seat in coach)

Enjoy magnificent cuisine on a cruise along the Han River, including a combination of western, Asian and local delicacies, while watching the amazing skyline of Seoul at night. Take in the fascinating sights as you soak up Seoul’s relaxing atmosphere. There are two options to enjoy for your convenience.

Busan Tiffany 21 Cruise Tour – 7:00pm, 1hr 20 mins - $50pp US (Seat in coach)

Enjoy a scenic cruise with a fine dining experience. Passengers can take in the views of numerous coastal sites in the area, including Nurimaru APEC House on Dongbaek Island, 49th Square in Suyeong-gu, Namcheon-dong and Centum City in U-dong, Gwangandaegyo Bridge - the nation's largest marine bridge, Igidae Park and Oryukdo Island to name a few. The dinner tour includes a buffet as well as live performances and offers a truly unique way to discover more of Busan.

Optional excursions available on tours to Vietnam

Hoi An

My Son – 9:30am, 3 hrs 30 mins (incl. transfers) – $43pp US (Private)

Travel to My Son, the former religious centre of the Champa Kingdom, a sophisticated civilisation which held sway over the region from the 2nd to the 13th centuries. The Cham religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism. The ruins of the five archaeological sites are located among green hills and winding streams. After a brief visit to the Visitor’s Centre for an overview of Cham history and culture, walk along the forested paths to explore the ruins.

Hoi An Memories Show – 7:30pm, 1 hr 30 mins (incl. transfers) – $52pp US (Daily except Tuesday)

Be amazed at this large-scale outdoor show featuring more than 500 local performers seemingly performing on water at times, in traditional costumes with modern staging and lighting techniques. An incredible engaging show depicting the Vietnamese way of life, challenges, family loyalty and emergence as a trade partner with other nations.

Bamboo Raft Dinner on Co Co River – 5:00pm, 3 hrs (incl. transfers) – $83pp US (Private)

Enjoy a unique dining experience on a bamboo raft while cruising down the Co Co River. Cuisine will be the local catch of the day and other local produce while enjoying the amazing scenery and tranquil atmosphere.

Optional excursions available on tours to Cambodia

Siem Reap 

Spiritual Morning Experiences – 4:00am, 2 hrs (incl. transfers) - $79pp US (Private)

Enjoy this early morning experience at sunrise by joining monks in prayer and practice the communion of spirit & soul.  You will be picked up very early at approximately 3:30am and transferred to the monastery in the hills. Upon arrival a briefing about meditation will take place before joining the monks.

Phare Circus – 07:15pm, 1 hr 45 mins (incl. transfers) – $35pp US (Show commences at 08:00pm)

This evening, attend the famous Phare Circus, uniquely Cambodian and daringly modern. Using theatre, music, dance and modern circus acts to tell a traditional Cambodian story from a historical, modern and folk perspective. This is high energy that will have you mesmerised from start to end.

Cooking Class Rural Cambodia – 4:30pm, 3 hrs (incl. transfers) – $60pp US (Private)

Learn the art of traditional Khmer cooking, as you travel to a rural Cambodian village to participate in a hands-on cooking class in a Khmer House. Learn about the customs and superstitions of this traditional style of cooking.

Optional excursions available on tours to Laos

Luang Prabang 

Royal Ballet Theatre – 6:00pm, 1 hr – $23pp US (does not include transfer)

60 artists of the Royal Ballet troupe performed Phra-Lak Phra-Lam, the Lao version of the sacred poem, the Ramayana. This show takes place in the garden of the National Museum, formerly the Royal palace. Includes transfers

Special Note: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday only. Subject to change

Heuan Chan Experience – 4pm, 4 hrs 30 mins - $38pp US (Private / Does not include transfers)

Be met with a tradition cup of Laos herbal tea as you immerse yourself in this living museum. Dress in character and learn about the history and the architecture before wandering through the garden. Choose an activity such as banana leaf & flower workshop, bamboo weaving, cooking class or making mulberry paper. Enjoy some local cuisine before concluding your tour.

Traditional Massage – 1hr – $15pp US (does not include transfer)

During a traditional Lao massage, the masseuse rests on the body’s pressure points with rhythmic repetition, using their body weight to add force. The set routine starts with some foot reflexology and moves its way up to you head.

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