What does a backpacking trip mean to you? Is it getting your hiking boots laced up, getting your heaving pack on your back and getting a one way ticket to somewhere hot? To us, backpacking is all about curiosity - that hunger for a widening sky, new adventures, culinary delights and cultures to sink your teeth into. That’s why our backpacking tours are tailor made for every type of young traveller.
Passport in hand and a backpack full of all the wanderlusting essentials, you’re ready to see the world, backpacker; and we’re ready to show it to you.
Featuring experiences cherry-picked for their ability to get you living a slice of any new culture, and following itineraries that delve deep into the destination and all it has to offer, we’ve all but nailed the travel style for those who prefer to roam. Set down that two-wheeled suitcase, and don your favourite backpack: this is travel for the culturally curious. Whether you want to imbibe the historical intrigue of Europe, explore the dazzling green national parks of Vietnam, visit the adventure capital of the world in New Zealand or go surfing through archipelagos in Australia, backpacking is all about your sense of adventure.
Be it traversing the mountains of Latin America, or navigating the diverse landscape of New Zealand.
No matter where you are, we’ve got trips to make your backpacking experience one that you’ll never want to forget. Whether you’re pining for less coach time, longer stays in each destination and days that put free time adventuring centre stage, or you’re tight on time or want to go home feeling like you’ve truly conquered a continent, there are tailor-made trips to suit your wildest dreams. We’ll keep your trails local, authentic and ensure you not just skimming the surface of a new destination. Backpacking has never looked so good…
It depends on how much you want to see and do. If you're travelling in cities like Paris or London, hotels can be up to hundreds of euros a night, and while hostels will be cheaper, the costs can still rack up. It also depends on where you want to go. Food, drink and accommodation will be much cheaper in Eastern Europe than the West. When we create our European backpacking trips, we take every budgetary consideration into account. Our pre-planned itineraries exist for people who want to stay in hostels, people who want something a bit fancier, people who want to see all the icons as quickly as possible or those who want to explore a region in-depth. No two travellers are the same.
It depends on where you're travelling from. The EU allows for freedom of movement for Europeans between EU nations, so visas are not required. If you're travelling from Australia, You don't need a visa to travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. ... If you'll be staying an equal length of time in more than one Schengen country, apply for your visa at the embassy of the first Schengen country you will visit.
Obviously a lot of your price depends on when you're flying from, but once you've arrived in this spellbinding country, you'll realise it's not the cheapest place in the world to travel. In terms of getting around, you could rent a car for a few weeks for around 3000 dollars if you include fuel. A 4 or 5 star hotel can cost up to 300 dollars, while food can be as cheap or as expensive as you like, but you won't find cheap and delicious street food like you can in Asia. To keep the costs under control, a group tour is a good way to see both islands with accommodation and transport sorted for you.
The two islands that make up the nation of New Zealand may not be particularly large, but there's so much to see and do. From enjoying the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown, to exploring the steaming geysers of Rotorua, the beaches of the Bay of Islands, the rushing waterfalls of Miflord Sound or the rolling hills of Mata Mata, we reckon that 2-4 weeks is the perfect amount of time to see and do it all.