"Ayubowan" from our Sri Lanka Office

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 06 Feb 20

Set in the Indian Ocean, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka is befitting of its title ‘the Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. It’s a place where the original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt. Few places in the world offer such a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences all within 65,610 km².

This beautiful country holds a special place in the hearts of the Bunnik family. Since just after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, when Frank Bunnik led a group from Adelaide to help rebuild a local village, we’ve been working on ways to give back to this destination outside of simply sending our clients there on tours. It is for this reason that this amazing country is also now the home of a wholly owned Bunnik Tours Service Centre!

High quality service has always been at the centre of the ‘Bunnik Way’, and ensuring our clients experience an easy and enjoyable booking process is of utmost importance. Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in the level of calls received outside of traditional work hours, and to continue providing the highest level of service to our clients it became clear we needed to extend our service hours.

In July 2017 we officially opened our office in Sri Lanka, and since then we have been able to keep our phones open between the hours of 9am and 9.30pm seven days a week – meaning our clients can get in touch with us at the time that best suits them.

We’re a family business and are proud to say that since opening our office in Sri Lanka, our family has grown by more than 20 people. This passionate and friendly team are a true asset to Bunnik Tours, and we look forward to continuing to grow this office in the years to come.

Meet some of the team!

Kalum Dissanayake, Travel Consultant

Kalum's passion for travel started at the age of 16. He spends most of his weekends out trekking, hiking or camping up on the hills in Sri Lanka. Having obtained a drone pilot license, he’s started travel photography, exploring new destinations that are still untouched by commercialisation. He has travelled to Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh and Indonesia, but his bucket list is still brimming with destinations such as the Norwegian Fjords, Bora Bora in French Polynesia, Victoria Falls in Zambia, the Northern Lights in Iceland and Torres Del Paine Patagonia in Chile.When he’s not working or travelling, Kalum enjoys spending time around motorsports, attending drag races and car meets.

Ravin Francis, Sales Team Manager

Travel has been Ravin’s passion for as long as he can remember, as he is fascinated by natural wonders, history, architecture, cultures, new cuisines and languages. After high school he completed his degree in Aviation Management and has now been in the travel industry for eight years and counting. Ravin has fond memories of cruising along Halong Bay and the Mekong Delta, discovering the local life along the Tonlé Sap Lake and explore the amazing temples of Angkor. Climbing the Lion Fortress known as ‘Sigiriya’ and going on safari in Minneriya National Park while spotting the gentle giants in their natural habitat are among his favourite Sri Lankan travel experiences. He’s looking forward to exploring South and Central America, Africa, the Arctic and the Antarctic in the future. 

Aside from travel, Ravin enjoys playing sports, especially soccer, rugby and basketball. His other passions include playing video games, drawing, and watching movies.

 

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