Backpacker tours are brilliant for two main reasons. Firstly, you can be guaranteed to experience the absolute highlights of any given destination. Secondly, tours are a perfect way to meet and interact with other travellers, and indeed locals.
A gap year without some sort of tour would be like a backpack without straps: sort of functional, but ultimately pretty pointless. We have an enormous selection of tours covering every corner of the planet, from the rainforests of South America to the deserts of Australia to the paradise beaches of South East Asia.
Don't make the mistake of thinking a gap year tour takes away your experience of indpendent travel, rather, it will only serve to complement that experience.
Our guided “4 Day Paddle & Walk” is a wonderful way to combine two days of walking on the picturesque Queen Charlotte Track with two days of sea kayaking in the fabulous Marlborough Sounds..
Join us on this most wonderful of holidays to France, as a small group of us endeavour to leave no grand Parisian boulevard un-strolled and no rustic rural chateau unvisited.
Embark on an adventure holiday in the Philippines. Visit non-stop Manila, trek through rice paddies and climb to the crater of Mt Pinatubo.
Petra in depth, the moonscape magic of Wadi Rum, a float in the Dead Sea, a Crusader Castle and more. Only Jordan gives you the opportunity to fit so much into six totally amazing days!
Travel to Ethiopia, the land of our ancestors and the home of the Simien Mountains. One of Africa’s true hidden gems, this collection of rock formations provide a unique trekking experience.
This comprehensive 24-day trip - our longest in this part of the world - delivers the most immersive NZ experience possible. See everything from massive fjords to buzzing cities.
Got two weeks to spare and want to see as much of Europe as possible? Then this is the tour for you!
Explore bustling Ho Chi Minh City, relax on golden beaches, shop in Hoi An, discover Hue’s citadels and pagodas, float through magical Halong Bay and discover the vibrant streets of Hanoi.
Stroll the hills of San Francisco, look for wildlife in Yosemite, party in Vegas and New Orleans, marvel at the Grand Canyon, relive history in Washington DC, see the New York City skyline.
Whitewater-raft in the Amazon, trek to an active volcano, soak in mountain hot springs, speed down Cotopaxi Volcano on a mountain bike.