I have done quite a bit of independent traveling and this was my first group tour. I was a bit apprehensive about having someone else be in charge of my activities and schedule, but the itinerary for the Kiwi tour looked relaxed and covered both islands, so I took a chance. It just could not have been more enjoyable! The tour was balanced between busy days and free time, the experiences were unique and full of variety. Our guide, Andrew, was knowledgeable and fun, and our fellow travellers made the trip very special. Every single day was exciting as we toured the exceptionally beautiful New Zealand islands!