There are plenty adventure travel ideas for ways to spend your gap year, go backpacking or just spend some time abroad. Being a company run by avid adventure travellers, we have plenty of unique and original suggestions for ways to spend your time away doing the most amazing things. Adventure travel is in our blood, and we love nothing more than sending people away all over the world to do some incredible trips.
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Thailand Fitness & BeachesUSD 1499
An awesome combination of fitness travel, cultural injection and adventures of epic proportions. Spend a some time focusing on your health and combine your fitness holiday with one of our many Thailand Experiences.
Xtreme Vietnam ExperienceUSD 1099
Take an epic three week road trip throughout Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. New friends on new adventures along the way, in truly one of the most breathtaking Southeast Asian countries. Fully guided full on bring it on! Insanely good value as well.
Bali Fitness & Beach AdventureUSD 1509
This trip combines two of our best experiences in Bali; our Bali bootcamp and our awesome 10 day Bali Epic. If you are looking to give your health and fitness a good boost and still have an adventure holiday, then this is the perfect combination for you.
This is the shorter version of our 4 week Thailand trip Xreme Thailand Experience our top-selling trip! The Thailand entourage is a 3 week trip through Thailand giving you a taste of culture, adventure, and stunning tropical beaches. An amazing itinerary showcasing the best this amazing country has to offer. Perfect for young solo travelers [...]
Thailand EntourageUSD 1299
The perfect mix of action, adventure, fullmoon parties and new mates in the best paradise Islands. This 4 week trip is a great way to see the many sides of Thailand whilst experiencing the varied nightlife, fun in the sun on some of the worlds best beaches and taking in stunning sites of Thailand. All of this with amazing guides and an epic group of new mates, perfect for solo and first time travellers.
Vietnam & Thailand Unleashed!USD 2699
This is awesome! Discover 2 amazing Asian countries in an unforgettable 7 weeks. Joining to group trips you will travel the entire length of Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh making new friends and experiencing a mind-blowing country. Then fly to Thailand. A completely cultural immersive experience, hang out with elephants, trekking the jungle experience Bangkok and then soak up the sun on a tropical island during the last week. Amazing value under £1999
An unforgettable 18 day Thailand tour in the land of smiles. All transport, accommodation and activities are included in your epic Thailand trip of a lifetime, so you do not need to worry about anything. Simply get yourself here and we will take care of the rest! This trip takes in all of the major islands that you need to see.
Round The World South East AsiaUSD 3200
A whirlwind tour round Southeast Asia. Discover Thailand with this beautiful culture and action on pristine paradise islands, then head to the mountains to explore and Laos on hop on hop off adventure, finally finishing up in Vietnam with a three week awesome adventure. Three stunning countries, 9 weeks and unforgettable experiences.
You’ll experience amazing surf breaks, super fun nightlife, adventurous road trips, stunning remote locations, classic characters and of course the surfing will be awesome!! Not only that you have swimming Cliff jumping great food and beach parties to look forward to! Surf in Bali, Lombok and Nusa Lembongan with friendly local surf instructor/guides. This is a [...]
This trip is epic. Combining arguably two of the greatest backpacking routes in the world. You can immerse yourself in culture and good times in Southeast Asia. Prior to witnessing one of the most beautiful countries and adrenaline packed locations on the planet
Xtreme Japan ExperienceUSD 1959
A whirlwind tour of Japan! Bullet trains, mega cities and classical Japanese culture on this affordable backpacking trip.
We begin in Bangkok and cover the best bits of Cambodia, with a couple of Thailand’s little gems thrown in! The tour heads South from Bangkok to Rayong, journeying East along the coast of Thailand towards Cambodia via the beautiful Thai island of Koh Chang. On arrival in Cambodia we head to the beaches and parties of Sihanoukville and Koh Rong, then North, stopping along the way in Kampot and Phnom Penh to experience some Khmer culture, history and nightlife. The tour ends in Siem Reap to see one of the highlights of South East Asia – the majestic Angkor Wat. A really good group trip, easy to combine with other trips is Asia!
Thailand AdventureUSD 1279
Are you looking for a great value fun trip where you meet loads of other travellers? Do you want to experience some amazing adventures like elephant trekking and visiting temples? You will be enchanted by Thai culture and eased into your travels on a great intro week, you can pick fun adventure options in week two, you'll have a cultural exchange experience in week three and finish up with some serious beach time week four. included are all transfers, accommodation , activities and 3 weeks of meals!
Xtreme South Africa ExperienceUSD 2429
The Xtreme South Africa experience, taking the best parts of a South African gap year experience and boiling it down into 5 weeks of non-stop group travel, action and adventure. All different weeks at different locations, focusing on different incredible activities. Adrenaline adventures in Cape Town, hands-on conservation and community projects covering the first two weeks. Then an unforgettable adrenaline tour up the coast featuring safaris, bungees and epic scenery before finally finishing on a two-week big 5 conservation project. Fly into Cape Town and out of Port Elizabeth.
South America XplorerUSD 4549
Adventurous group gap travel at its best in South America. Join us and the rest of the team and travel through South America and eight glorious weeks. Featuring two of the most epic backpacking destinations in the South American continent Ecuador and Peru. Brush up on your Spanish and trek to Machu Picchu before getting involved in the jungle animal sanctuary. All the while you will be immersed in ancient Incan culture. 90% of our travellers travel alone so this is a great way to join a group travel programme in South America.
Imagine crystal clear water and perfect white sandy beaches. Now imagine that rushing towards you at 180 mph. How yes it's Xtreme gap Maya Adrenaline Overload! The Mexican Riviera is the base for a proper adrenaline adventure courtesy of Xtreme gap. From skydiving, para motoring, free diving in the cool fresh waters of underground cave systems. Blast through the jungle on an all-terrain vehicle and kick back and relax at the end of your butt twitching day on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.
The Mexico divemaster Internship has it all. Clear aqua marine seas, exciting marine (and night) life and action packed days learning to dive and moving towards your professional level dive accreditations. A great location for Whalesharks between May and September - but great anytime of year.
Xtreme Mexico ExperienceUSD 2199
Discover the Mayan Riviera on Xtreme ´s Awesome Mexico Experience. 3 Weeks incredible adventures in a group. The first week you settle in and learn Spanish and more about the history of the Mayans. The second week the perfect mix of partying and cultural discovery. Finally in the third week you go Xtreme with an amazing adrenaline option plus adventure day!
An awesome 18 day loop around China starting and ending in Beijing. Shorter than the 27 day Xtreme China Experience put packs a punch of all the best locations. Mixing the old China with the new in the perfect cocktail of adventure and culture.
South Africa AdventureUSD 1399
A once-in-a-lifetime experience, giving you the opportunity to walk alongside of some of Africa's most majestic creatures. With a one or two-week wildlife conservation programme set in in a big five game reserve. Then hit the road and explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, mixed with adrenaline on a one-week garden route, finishing in Cape Town. Awesome group travel with like-minded adventurers it's time to hit South Africa!
Time to party your pants off with the best of them at some of Europe's top festivals and have an epic summer that you will probably forget. The Xtreme passport is your ticket to an incredible European summer choose from up to 21 festivals (more will be added soon) and let us know one week prior to arrival that you wish to attend and your space will be reserved.
USA Road Trip LA to New YorkUSD 2299
The Ultimate USA road trip! Traverse the USA from New York to Los Angeles. Travelling in a small group of independent travellers your will experience fast paced East, the slow moving South and the laid back West with exciting adrenaline activities on the way. Las Vegas, New York, LA, New Orleans, the Grand Canyon and so much more...
Spain Spanish & SurfUSD 689
Xtreme Gap Year Spanish and surf course is a great way to spend time here in Conil, mixing up the cultural learing with some outdoor activities! Stay in a traditional Andalusian village, with some amazing beaches and great Atlantic surf conditions. Due to your award-winning language lessons in the morning you will even be able to party with the locals and show off your newfound surf skills!
Epic Thailand 12 DaysUSD 999
Tropical beaches? Island paradises? Amazing adventure? Welcome to the trip of a lifetime; the ultimate bucket list journey through Thailand! If you love beaches, nature, adventure and a healthy dose of partying, then this is the trip for you! Amazing value, and perfect for first-time or solo travellers, you will instantly make a bunch of new friends in your travel group who will share amazing travel experiences with you.
The ideal way to start your backpacking adventure in Thailand! Travel as a group from Bangkok to Koh Phangan in 8 days. We will take care of everything for you including accommodation, activities and transport, plus your group leader will be on hand all week to ensure you have an awesome and trouble free trip. See the best of this amazing country and meet new friends whilst enjoying the experience of a lifetime! The best value for money backpacker tour in Thailand - everything only £499!
Cape Town is the most exciting and Xtreme city in Africa. Home to the worlds highest abseil - Table Mountain, the best place in the world to go shark cage diving and a mighty fine drop zone over the cape of good hope, it sure gives New Zealand Queenstown a run for its money. 5 nights 100% Adrenaline.
Koh Tao AdventureUSD 629
If you like the sound of die for beaches, superb nightlife and some incredible adventure activities with a cool group of travellers then the Koh Tao adventure is the trip for you. Each week has a new adventure. All you have to do is decide which activities to pick and how long you want to go for.
We have put together freedive courses according to the AIDA certification requirements with a professional freedive instructor. Besides the course we will take you diving in amazing underwater caves, beautiful lagoons, sea wrecks and you can choose a special dive, depending on the season: whale sharks, bull sharks (only 3 star), lion fish hunt, scuba dive, Maya ruins or sail fish run. We focus on giving you the best preparation to feel comfortable going freediving, plus we will give you lots of extra information about the area, where once the great Mayan civilization bloomed. You will end up on the bottom of the sea posing on the prow of a ship wreck for our photographer, with nothing but the air in your lungs! We have put together an amazing package unique in this world for you!!
Round The World South AmericaUSD 4499
Superbly comprehensive South American backpacking itinerary starting in Quito Ecuador. From the equator to the Amazon jungle, taking on the Inca Trail and lost cities of the Incas you travel through Peru. Then onto Bolivia! Salt flats and cycling the death road (optional) before heading through the Atacama dessert, along the Pacific Ocean Road to Santiago [...]
Cairns Adrenaline OverloadUSD 529
Cairns Adrenaline Overload! Six days of pure adventure. In the adventure capital of Australia, we will take you white water rafting on the Tully, go deep into the ancient Daintree Rainforest to check out huge crocodiles, head out onto the Barrier Reef to snorkel in a pristine underwater environment. Optional bolt on sky dive is also available! We will put you up in a great hostel in Cairns too!
Ultimate Africa OverlandUSD 5679
Africa Overland tour: The Big One Discover Africa 55 days. Explore the best of Africa during this amazing over truck adventure. You will visit up to 9 African countries full of nature, culture, wildlife, wilderness, adventure and excitement. It will be the experience of your life no doubt about that!
The Dubai ConneXionUSD 619
Dubai is the land of Xtremes. The world's highest building, the world's largest shopping more and even an indoor ski slope in the desert. On this awesome stopover program you can rip through the Arabian desert powering 1600 cc Dune buggy and sampling the best that Dubai has to offer. This is perfect if you are travelling and Emirates where you can take advantage of a free stopover en route to Asia or perhaps on the way home.
Our uber popular backpacker travel pass. This pass provides full transport starting in Lima through The best parts of Peru. Perfect if you are short on time and want to see the best the Peru has to offer. Easy to bolt on the Inca Trail as well.
Backpacking South AmericaUSD 3999
Superb South America backpacking itinerary starting in Lima. Taking on the Inca Trail, Peru, Bolivia before heading north to Ecuador. All transport and plenty of activities included on this flexible adventure. Epic scenery, culture and adventure on one of the worlds most sort after backpacker routes.
The perfect bolt on to any Hop on hop off pass. The mother of all adrenaline adventures. The Xtreme Gap New Zealand Adrenaline Tour. You will have the time of your life travelling through the country jumping off high things, out of flying things and doing dare devil adventures that will make you go weak at the knees. You can relax in the knowledge that because it is pre booked, you will get to do all the things you set out to do, before drinking your budget away at the bar.
New Zealand Adrenaline TourUSD 1899
New Zealand Adrenaline Tour Do you want to do something amazing when you travel? You can. Experience the mother of all adrenaline adventures. The Xtreme Gap New Zealand Adrenaline Tour. You will have the time of your life travelling through the country jumping off high things, out of flying things and doing daredevil adventures that will make you go weak at the knees. You can relax in the knowledge that because it is pre-booked, you will get to do all the things you set out to do, before drinking your budget away at the bar.
Amplified 16 Day New Zealand Tour Amplified 16 Day New Zealand Tour. Short on time but big on adventure then this is for you. Both islands in 16 days in a small adventure group. Fully guided to get you to some of the best locations in this stunning country.
Learn to kitesurf in an epic kitesurfing location: Cape Town! Where two oceans meet with Table Mountain as the backdrop, you can get your IKO certificate and ignite a brand new Xtreme sports passion. This three day course (spread out over five days to allow for wind conditions) culminates in an IKO accreditation, meaning you can kitesurf all over the world.
South Africa Adrenaline TourUSD 1059
Get ready for the ultimate bucket list! There's no shortage of adrenaline on this amazing trip. Surfing, abseiling, bungeejumping, shark cage diving, skydiving, crocodiles, elephants and even ostrich riding! Set in Cape Town, by the beach it's the perfect mix for the plenty of action.
14 Day Oz East Coast AdventureUSD 2459
14 Day Oz East Coast Adventure Starting in Sydney or Cairns you travel the East Coast of Australia in the company of fellow adventurers on an tour to remember. With lots of mini adventures on the way like Fraser island and the Whitsundays there is plenty of action on this epic road trip. Perfect if you are pushed for time and want to "do" the east coast in a few weeks.
Africa adventure does not come better than this! Safari in the worlds greatest game park the Kruger, then swim with the worlds biggest fish the mighty Whaleshark! Five days and unforgettable adventures in one of the continents best wildlife locations South Africas Kruger National Park then a week in the best place in the world to see whale sharks, diving and exploring the coral reefs in the warm blue waters of the Indian ocean. Then you will also discover Swaziland, with its tribal culture on a proper cultural exchange. Get ready for an Africa adventure!
Ecuador Adrenaline OverloadUSD 919
Get ready to hit Ecuador with a vengeance. White water raft along a thundering river in the Andes, explore the Avenue of the Volcanoes on horse back and get a dose of culture in the historic Quito. Action, adventure and an impressive start to any South American trip. Seven days of adrenaline!
Our Learn Spanish Programme takes you to South America and the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. This is not the kind of holiday where you return to a lonely bedroom after class and a solitary meal in the hotel dining room. Xtreme Gap students benefit from cultural integration by either living with a local family or sharing student accommodation. Work hard and play hard is a good rule, but donâ€™t miss your class the next day!
Xtreme Gap offers courses designed to supply the South Africa safari Industry with high caliber professional Field Guides. But these courses are not only available to people wishing to enter the industry as field guides, but for anyone who wants to increase their knowledge of the African Bush. So whether you have chosen a professional career linked to wildlife or nature or just finished school and are on a gap year, or if you have possibly taken a career break or are a regular traveller to the bush, this course is for you. Including work experience as a real guide!
Cape Town ConneXionUSD 489
What a cool city. If you want to get under the skin of Cape Town a little then this 5 day Intro is for you. Staying at our 4* backpackers, you can explore the city on a group, do some cool Xtreme activities, check out Table Mountain, Cape Point, see the penguins and experience the sublime Cape Town nightlife. A great option prior to starting in Africa overland truck tour.
Trek The Inca TrailUSD 1299
Trek the Inca Trail Trekking the Inca Trail is the ultimate backpacking rite of passage. An unreal journey that takes you 4 days to complete, trekking high up in the Andes in search of the lost city of Machu Picchu. Not for the faint hearted, this trail leads you through steep mountain passes, with dramatic scenery culminating in a magnificent view of the Incan Citadel, through the infamous Sun Gate.
Join a group like minded of volunteers on the biggest wildlife conservation project in the world. This spectacular Namibian wildlife project can use your help. Based in raw African natural setting you will take care of lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals and (baby) baboons. You will make a difference and help to save the wild animals of Africa!
This is the perfect pass if you want to travel through Peru seeing some of the major highlights of South America, including stopping off in Cuzco, the Gateway to the Inca Trail. The pass then ends in La Paz, the capital of Bolivia and the world's highest city. Plenty of inclusions like the Colca Canyon, for condor spotting, the Ballestas Islands and the Sacred Valley. High Andean peaks, ruined Incan citadels and a well trodden backpacker trail. South America at its best.
Xtreme Nepal ExperienceUSD 2019
Have you always dreamed of immersing yourself in a foreign exotic culture, and learning all about the history, language, religion, traditions and people? Would you like to do all of this in one of the most fascinating, spiritual and breath-taking lands on earth, home to the epic Himalayas and the worlds largest mountains. An exciting 4 week journey with just the right mix of discover, adventure adrenaline and cultural experience.
This amazing trip takes in the best that South Africa has to offer. From adventures in the Namibian desert, to the deltas in Botswana, the incredible Victoria Falls and not forgetting the cool Mountain Kingdom of Swaziland, before hitting the beaches in Mozambique and that heading through the Kruger National Park via the panorama Route ending in Johannesburg.
Canada Mountie AdventureUSD 2099
Explore the pristine wilderness of British Columbia and Alberta... Camp in the high Rockies, soak in hot springs, hike across an ice glacier and canoe on a crystal clear mountain lake. The Mountie will take you into the heart of Canada's wilderness - the perfect outdoor adventure!
Three Week Western USA Road TripUSD 3219
Unbeatable experiences of the American Southwest - from mountains, deserts and incredible canyons to rich and famous resort towns, casinos, movie sets and more. Experience an incredible adventure, filled with an endless array of day and night time activities.
Two Week Western USA Road TripUSD 2261
Los Angeles and San Diego, to the Colorado River and Mojave Desert. Hitting plenty of national parks and staring in awe at the Grand Canyon, before heading to Las Vegas to try your luck in Sin city. With the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park crammed into this action packed two-week itinerary, you can experience the best of the West of the USA
An enlightening 3 weeks in Bali all inclusive, learn about the culture of this fascinating island and discover why Bali is famous for being such a beautiful islands, with friendly people and loads of inclusions, this might just be the highlight of your Asia trip
The Xtreme Bali ExperienceUSD 1759
Indonesia's Bali, is a tropical paradise island, created from an active volcano and the perfect setting for some Xtreme adventures. The perfect mix of cultural experiences, set over four different themed weeks, you will experience adventure, the unique culture of Bali and world-class surfing.
Burma ExperienceUSD 1099
An exception 11 day guide tour through Myanmar (Burma). Become a Backpacking Trailblazer and discover this exciting undeveloped country. This trip is best booked in groups of two or more to benefit from shared accommodation discounts.
This is the ultimate beginning to an epic adventure in Australia. The Sydney conneXion is all about having an amazing first week, meeting new friends and doing some incredible adventures fully guided in one of the coolest cities in the world. Whilst you're out having fun we take care of all the hassle enabling you to get set up with a job with a 12 month membership access of the best backpacker job network in Australia. Everything is taken care for you so no worries about arriving in Australia this can turn into one of the most daunting yet exciting things you will ever do!