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.
Explore the beautiful North Island of New Zealand with this tour of its highlights. You’ll see everything from the Tongariro National Park to the hot springs and mud baths of Rotorua.
Explore the Eastern paradise! From a Florentine excursion and leather demonstration to clogs and cheese (all that matters) in Amsterdam and overnight ferries to islands, this trip has it all
Travel from Puerto Princesa to El Nido via spectacular Sabang. Cruise the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River, island hop from El Nido and hike Batak Trek.
Offering more time in St Petersburg, get acquainted with the beautiful city of tsars before exploring Novgorod and Moscow – home of legendary Red Square and the mighty Kremlin!
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!
Get the most of Australia’s East Coast on this tour to explore and relax. Take in the crystal clear waters and the lush tropical settings of this magnificent island and coastal region.
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.