Xtreme Thailand Experience

Experience Thailand with our top selling trip. Four adventure-filled weeks, that will take you from Bangkok to the heart of Thailand, to the tropical beaches of Koh Tao. Our included airport collection, Thai guides, guaranteed group numbers and jam-packed itinerary make this ideal for first time or solo travellers. Meet new people, make new friends, plus choose from 5 awesome activities for your 3rd week and have an unforgettable month-long journey.

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This is our top-selling trip! Loaded with activities there is never a dull moment. A great way to travel Thailand safely in a group, you have a jam packed itinerary showcasing the best this amazing country has to offer. You choose your activities. An intro week, an adventure week, an action week and a beach / conservation week. You will be checking out Thailand in the best possible way and fully guided! Let the good times roll.

The Xtreme Thailand Experience

4 AWESOME THEMED WEEKS!

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Adventure

Island Action

Action Week

Beach & Eco

Beach Week

Settle in and discover Thailand.

Easy arrival with an airport pickup. Make new friends as you meet other people in the group. Learn about Thailand its culture and history. Stay on the mainland and visit lots of different temples, cultural heritage sites and cities.

Elephants. Unforgettable National PArks & More.

Includes an awesome ethical Elephant experience. Go bathing with Elephants, and get up close and personal with these majestic animals. Visit waterfalls and stunning rural towns. 

Choose the perfect action week activity!

Get the perfect beach body with Crossfit. Learn Muay Thai, increase your well-being with a jungle yoga package. Learn free diving or learn how to dive, its up to you! PLUS: Take part in an action-packed adventure day!

Top off the tan with well-earned beach time.

Laze about on amazing tropical beaches. Hit the beach parties and don´t miss out on the Full Moon party. Discover a paradise island by our try scuba dive & stand up paddle day. Also help conservation efforts with the beach clean up and join the free Barbecue party night! Party on the beach and munch on some delicious Thai food.

Xtreme Thailand Experience Highlights Include:

  • Safe & Fun! Fully guided Xtreme Gap Reps.
  • Discovering Thai culture, temples & cuisine on a mind-blowing cultural  experiences.
  • Trekking through national parks & discovering cool waterfalls.
  • Volunteering with Elephants and Mahouts
  • Exploring exciting Bangkok and stay in a fun backpackers hostel near the backpacking Mecca Khao San Road
  • Adrenaline Action on Koh Tao like diving and freediving, kickboxing or cross fit. If you prefer to chill out a little, you can with a yoga course.
  • Koh Tao adventure day with longtail boat, snorkelling, paradise islands and view points.
  • Try Out Scuba with an Xtreme trial Scuba Experience
  • SUP! Stand Up Paddle try out.
  • Become a conservation hero! We have partnered with the leading conservation organisation so you too can do your part. Beach clean ups and conservation talks included. Plus free sunset barbecue at the end of the day
  • Lots of Chill time on Koh Tao and beach parties to remember
  • Meet and chat to other Xtreme Gappers with an online Buddy list before you travel too!

 


PHOTOS

ITINERARY

Just about everything you could want out of a trip to Thailand in 4 weeks!

Day 1: WARM WELCOME ON ARRIVAL

Arrival day the moment you have been waiting for! The start to an awesome life changing Thailand trip! First off, if you have not been travelling before… it will be ok. We make it a hassle free arrival, the Xtreme Team will collect you from Suvarnabhumi Airport (the international airport in Bangkok) and take you to your super convenient Bangkok accommodation, which is a stone’s throw from the famous Khao San Road. The accommodation has a movie room, 2 pool tables, free WIFI and lots of Xtreme Gappers awaiting to join the adventure.

You will have the rest of the day/evening, depending on when you arrive, to relax after a long flight and meet the rest of your group. If you arrive in time we head out for a delicious Thai meal (local payment about £3-8) and explore the buzzing Bangkok area!

Inclusions:
• Breakfast
• Guided tour of Bangkok
• Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 2: WELCOME ORIENTATION AND EXPLORE BANGKOK

We will take it easy and all meet up at around 10:00 am to start a “real exploration” of Bangkok. This will be lead by our group leader, who will be with you for the next 2 weeks.

Prepare to see incredible things as we include an awesome boat trip through the ancient waterways of Bangkok. Not only will you get to experience stunning traditional communities off the backpacker trail, but we will also take you to the majestic Wat Arun – The Temple of the Dawn, Wat Pho, which is home to the most important reclining Buddha in the whole of Thailand and Wat Phra Kaew –  The Grand Palace.

watt arun thailandExpect an authentic look into traditional Bangkok and lets you see some of the most beautiful temples Thailand has to offer. The tour will last about 4 hours.

In the afternoon we head back to our guesthouse, just in time to freshen up and chill out before your ‘Welcome Dinner’ in the evening. After dinner, we are off to the infamous and exciting Khao San Road, the backpacker area of Bangkok,  where you will get a taste of the Thai night life.

Inclusions:
• Breakfast
• Guided tour of Bangkok
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 3:  KANCHANABURI RIVER ADVENTURES!

After a relaxing morning, and hopefully a full recovery from a fun night out in Bangkok, we arrange a private minivan to gorgeous Kanchanaburi north of Bangkok, which usually takes about 3 hours, depending on the Bangkok traffic!

Kanchanaburi is where the Kwae Yai and Kwae Noi rivers meet and is as picturesque as Thailand can get, with a magnificent backdrop of forested mountains stretching all the way to the Burmese border.

It’s famous for the film location of the movie ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’ where thousands of prisoners of wars and local Thai’s were forced to build the ‘Burmese Railway’ during WWII, it is a historic setting, but today it has transformed into a fun, chilled-out riverside town and your path to some great activities and experiences.

There´s lots to do here. Visiting museums and temples, swimming in pools by waterfalls, kayaking the rivers, and checking out temples

Once we have arrived, we check you into the hotel, freshen up and there is time to explore the area, see the sights and learn about the history – and of course enjoy a Singha beer or two while trying out some more traditional Thai food.

Inclusions:
• Breakfast
• Private transfer to Kanchanaburi
• Overnight accommodation in twin / triple shared rooms with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, and hot water

Day 4: BATHE IN STUNNING WATERFALLS

waterfallToday you’ll visit the exquisite waterfalls in the Erawan National Park. These waterfalls are considered one of the most beautiful places on earth, the waterfalls are truly made of absolute wonder! You will get to explore the several levels of these magnificent falls, each filtering into the different pools below, which you can swim in. How high you go, is of course up to you. The highlight here is a natural water slide that shoots you several metres down smooth stone into the emerald coloured water, so remember to have your GoPro’s and cameras charged! You are most definitely going to need them.

After your morning of photo shoots and an insane amount of fun and relaxation, you will head back to the hotel for the afternoon where you will have the chance to head into town and explore. Our guides are super knowledgeable of the area, so be sure to ask where all the best spots to eat, chill or party are.

Inclusions
• Breakfast
• Erawan Waterfall day
• Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 5: KAYAKING ON THE RIVER KWAE AND EXPLORING THE LOCAL AREA

The river Kwae is a real paradise for Kayaking! After breakfast at our Guest House, we will take you out for a fun-filled day of adventure, where you will get to go kayaking on the river Kwae and also explore some of the highlights of the local area. You might even see some monkeys on the way! Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a professional for this, in fact, no prior experience is needed, the river is pretty easy to navigate, you will get to see and experience the surroundings from a completely unique perspective.

Don’t forget sun cream, you will get a tan when you’re out and about today! After your epic day of kayaking and exploring the local area, we will head back to the Guesthouse to freshen up and get ready for dinner, a chilled evening at the cool laid back bars and enjoy a few cold ones as we watch the river go by.

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Kayak trip on the river Kwae
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 6: EXPLORE THE HEART OF THAILAND

Today we take you into the ‘heart’ of Thailand, the North East, known in Thailand as Isaan (Surin). If you ever wondered why Thailand is known as the ‘Land of Smiles’ wonder no more, you are now surrounded by one of the friendliest groups of people on the face of our planet. Surin is by far, one of the more ‘off the beaten track’ areas of Thailand and by the time you arrive you will have experienced the overwhelming and humbling friendliness from the local villagers.

The area is renowned for the best rice and you will be an absolute expert by the time you leave. They are also well known for its mixture of Thai, Khmer and Gwi people, it’s insanely awesome food (loads of chilli) and it’s elephants, who have played a major role in the communities here for centuries.

Once again, we have arranged a private vehicles and while the journey is around 8-9 hours, we will stop for lunch and we make the odd stop to stretch your legs. Tip: take some music with you, as nothing is better than to listen to good music, gaze out of the window and see the palm trees and rice paddies.

When you arrive, we check into your hotel for tonight, a fantastic place in Surin town, where you can freshen up before we take you out to the night market to find the best places to eat. The food in Surin town is so delicious, so don’t be afraid to get out there and explore, our recommendation, foodie lovers, is the night market – Best chow in town.

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast
  • Private transfer from Kanchanaburi to Surin
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Days 7-9:  ELEPHANTS & CULTURE!

thailand elephantLooking after Elephants is on the cards for the next three days. After a bite to eat in the morning, we will leave Surin Town and make our way to a rural ‘elephant village’ about 50km’s away. The main highlight of this trip and also a really unique opportunity is not only to spend time with elephants, but also to live in a small rural Thai community, which is something which is fast becoming more and more difficult to experience. This is what backpacking and adventure is all about. Living like the locals and truly immersing yourself in the culture of the people and the land.

Our project has been vetted to ensure it is ethically run. There is absolutely NO elephant riding by our guests.

During these three days, you will get to:

  • During these three days, you will get to:
    • Walk with the elephants to the local river and help the mahouts bathe them
    • Help the mahouts clean the elephant areas
    • Harvest / plant crops (depending on the season) for the elephants
    • Kayak on the local river
    • Learn how to make simple but great Thai food

     

    In the elephant village, you will get the awesome opportunity of living in a homestay, with the village headman and the members of his family, this is an Absolute honour and is something that you will truly take back with you. And…you will be sleeping just a few metres away from elephants.

    Note: On day 7 we’ll have lunch and dinner in the elephant village, on day 8 we’ll have breakfast, lunch and dinner in the village and on day 9, breakfast and lunch. All a great opportunity to cook alongside the local team and learn a few new foodie tricks – great to take home and show off to friends and family.

    Day 9 In the afternoon we will have to say goodbye to the elephants and new friends and head back to Surin town, staying overnight at the same hotel as on Day 6.

    Inclusions

    • Transfer to and from the elephant village
    • Elephant activities listed
    • Day 7- breakfast at the hotel in Surin, lunch, and dinner and the elephant village
    • Day 8-  breakfast, lunch and dinner at the elephant village
    • Day 9- breakfast, lunch and dinner at the elephant village
    • Day 7 and 8- basic accommodation in the elephant village, shared dorm style rooms with mattresses on the floor, mosquito nets, fans and shared toilet and washing facilities
    • Day 9 – Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 10: KHAO YAI NATIONAL PARK DAY

Today we leave for Khao Yai National Park, this is the 3rd largest national park in Thailand. This rainforest is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. The journey (by minivan or train, depending on the group size) will take roughly 3-4 hours and once you arrive in Pak Chong (the gateway to the National Park). We will check you into your base for the next 2 nights.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer by minivan / coach or train to Pak Chong (depending on group size)
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning , en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 11: TREKKING AND FOREST ENCOUNTERS

Khao Yai is absolutely stunning and one of Thailand’s most famous National Parks, but is often left off of travellers itineraries in their anticipation to just head to the beach. But you won’t miss out! Khao Yai boasts ancient and majestic towering forests, wild elephants and tigers, a colourful array of bird life and a number of different species of monkeys. This is a fantastic place to get a feeling of how much of Thailand really used to be. You will get to experience more beautiful waterfalls, one of which Leo Di Caprio jumped off (or pretended too!) for the making of The Beach.

You will spend the day exploring the National Park with a specialist guide, where you will hopefully get to see wildlife, like the herds of wild elephants. A bit of simple forest trekking is also on the menu for today. It’s superb fun, and again, don’t forget your camera and GoPro’s, but also don’t forget to just enjoy this day of splendour in this impressive natural landscape.

Inclusions

  • Khao Yai Adventure day and all park entry fees
  • Lunch during the Adventure Day
  • Services of specialist National Park guide
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin / triple shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

 

Day 12:  R & R IN BANGKOK       

Today we start heading back to Bangkok (by train, minivan or coach depending on group numbers) arriving back in the buzzing city of Bangkok around mid-afternoon if traffic is not too hectic.

You will check back into the same accommodation as at the start of the trip and you can have the evening to enjoy some shopping, exploring or partying …or why not just do all three?

Inclusions:

  • Transfer to Bangkok (usually by train)
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

 

Day 13:  BANGKOK CYCLE TOUR

One of Bangkok´s most unforgettable experiences. Experience local life and Thai culture by bike. After winding our way through the back alleys and streets of Bangkok’s backpacker district we head across the river and through some of the oldest communities in the city.

Passing by ancient temples, fascinating communities that seem so far removed from the rest of the city and all the while following the course of the river and canals this really is a spectacular opportunity to see a side of the city that is so often missed by travellers.

The tour takes around 3 hours – but times can and do vary! – and in terms of distance is not very far (+/-10km). And with Bangkok being totally flat it’s perfect for anyone and everyone, whether you’re a regular rider or not!

Inclusions:

  • Behind the Scenes Bangkok Bike Tour
  • Overnight accommodation in a twin shared room with air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms and hot water

Day 14: BANGKOK, IT IS ALL YOURS!

Today you have a free day to spend with your new friends. There are plenty of options to keep you busy with the rest of the group. Ask our guide for suggestions! As this is the perfect place to go shopping prior to hitting the islands be sure to spend some time at the MBK shopping mall! It’s an experience and a great place to hunt for bargains! If you are feeling a little bit tired from all the fun and travelling, maybe a traditional Thai massage is the perfect antidote.

  • You’ve got most of today to do your own thing and explore a bit more of this fantastic city – just ask your guide for inspiration and they’ll help you see what you’d like to see.
  • Lots of people enjoy a lazy day today – we’re pretty sure you’ll have hit the bars and clubs last night – but if you want to get out and about why not do one of the following:
  • Give your body a treat and have a 2 hour Thai massage – trust us, you won’t regret it. There are loads of massage shops all around the Guest House with prices starting at +/- 250/300THB
  • Jump in a taxi and see the ‘other side’ of Bangkok – if you like a bit of retail therapy or even just window shopping then have a look at Siam Paragon, Siam Centre and Central World. All huge fancy shopping malls, great for people watching and even better if you’re craving a bit of comfort food from home. A taxi from your Guest House to Siam will cost around 150THB depending on the traffic!
  • If you’ve not had enough of boats and the river, then taking one of the boat ‘buses’ up the Chao Phraya is a brilliant way to spend a few hours. The ferry pier is only 10 mins amble from your Guest House and for the princely sum of between 15 and 19THB you can head all the way to Nonthaburi pier taking in all the sights and sounds of the city. Once you’re at Nonthaburi, have an explore and take a look at Bang Kwang Prison (the infamous Bangkok Hilton) and get lost in the local markets. Then simply hop back on a ferry back to where you started. Probably the cheapest day out possible in Bangkok!

All these trips and more can be arranged by your guide – just tell then what you’d like to do and they’ll help you get everything sorted. Just make sure you’re back at the accommodation by 6pm to meet back us with your group and begin the journey to the beach.

Whilst your guide from this part of the trip won’t be travelling to the islands with you, don’t worry, they will ensure that you know exactly what the plan and that you have all the contact numbers you need. They will then walk with you all to the check in for the transfer to Koh Tao and stay with you until you’re all safely aboard the overnight coach heading to the islands. Not long now until you see one of the most stunning islands in South East Asia!

Inclusions:
• Breakfast
• Late check-out from the accommodation (11 am) – meaning you can store your bags and freshen up before you head on the coach
• Overnight transfer from Bangkok to Koh Tao (arriving the morning of Day 15)

This evening we travel to Koh Tao by luxury coach and fast boat, arriving on Koh Tao the next morning.

Please note the guide will not accompany you to Koh Tao, the group will be put on the bus and met at the other end by our rep in Koh Tao.

Day 15: ARRIVAL IN PARADISE KOH TAO

Xtreme Gappers (58)On arrival, you will have a full introduction from our resident rep who will settle you into the island life and it will go like this:

    • You arrive by night bus and boat on Sunday morning where you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation where breakfast is served!
    • Once you are checked in, you have time to relax, jump in the pool at your resort and freshen up.
    • In the afternoon around 4, our Rep Miss Jai will meet you and the rest of the group at the bar and give you an intro to Koh Tao. She will show you around, tell you the essentials and show you where everything is, like ATMs, pharmacies, beaches and activity locations. She is on hand throughout the week if you need her too.
    • You will then go out for dinner (on us) with the rest of the group, expect a tasty Thai curry! The next day you will be taken by miss Jai to start your activity, depending on the option you have picked.
    • Your Koh Tao itinerary will be explained to you locally. Where and when you have to be will be put up on the Xtreme Gap notice board at the resort.

Day 16-28: ACTION WEEK & BEACH WEEK

Up on booking your Thailand trip you can choose from a range of activities depending on how adventurous your feeling.

With multiple options available to you on Koh Tao we have created the following brochure to help clarify some of the exciting activities you can do. All of these are exclusive to Xtreme Gap Year. Online Brochure with activities on Koh Tao.

IMG_1904The Koh Tao Action and Beach week itinerary are flexible because it depends on the option you choose for the action week and the weather, but in general you have 13 days to check out the amazing beaches, get involved in some cool adventures with your new friends and enjoy the epic sunsets and nightlife.

You will also have your Xtreme Adventure Day so there will be plenty to do and certainly never a dull moment!

TROPICAL ISLAND PARADISE…WOW!

Koh Tao has some of the best beaches in Thailand, it is also one of the most popular backpacker hubs in South East Asia, but not ruined like some of the other islands, there is a great community and vibe to the place you are going to love spending time here.

We have many Xtreme Gappers resident on the Island as we run lots of different trips there so there is lots going on. It is also a great place to learn to dive as well, so you can take advantage of getting your PADI Open Water while you are there as well.

This part of the trip is all about being social and having fun, you can take long tail boat trips around the island, enjoy amazing Thai food and stay up all night in some of the best beach clubs and bars in Asia. After a few days of chill, you will want to pick up the pace again, so we finish the trip with the action week! The Koh Tao adventure day is the perfect end to the week.

FOOD & EATING OUT

Please note we include 1 breakfast and 2 meals on Koh Tao. There are plenty of restaurants serving delicious and healthy Thai food as little as one pound per meal and there is a restaurant the resort also.

We do not include food because it’s such a sociable atmosphere with so many great places to eat and explore you will want to go off and eat out with lots of new friends. Including food would really limit your options and detract from the whole experience. Bear in mind though we do include food for the first two weeks of this programme (Most other gap year companies ´s Thailand programmes do not) so you have already saved over £250 worth of spending money by booking with Xtreme.

You will receive a welcome breakfast, a lovely Thai meal on your first evening in Koh Tao and a BBQ after the Beach Clean up day though.

THE ADVENTURE DAY

The adventure day is just that an adventure, so sometimes we mix it up. But below is a summary of what you can expect.

Everyone meets at the Xtreme Gap Resort for a breakdown of the days activities.  Expect to be taken to a pretty amazing viewpoint on the neighbouring paradise island of Koh Nangyuan. Even the ride itself is a lot of fun, open air on a longtail boat with spectacular views of Sairee beach.

There will be plenty of time to explore the island, swim with tropical fish and chill on in this piece of perfection.

Beach For Sunset

On arrival at Sairee beach, we will pull up to a pool bar so you can grab a sundowner and watch a spectacular sun set into the ocean.

Want even more action? you can book the following speedboat adventure day locally for an additional fee, please talk to our rep:

FINAL 2 WEEKS IN DETAIL:

ACTION OPTIONS, BEACH TIME, BEACH CLEAN UP DAY, XTREME DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING TRIAL, STAND UP PADDLING, BOAT TRIP TO KOH NANG YUAN AND BEACH PARTIES.

We have lined up some really exciting activities for your final 13 days. This is one of the things that sets the Xtreme Thailand Experience apart from other gap year tours. With the sheer volume of inclusions, you will never be bored. Pick one of the activities below for your final week.

Some are Xtreme and really get the blood pumping, others are devoted to health, fitness, and well-being and you can even be involved in a hands-on conservation project to try and help with the preservation of Koh Tao. There is truly something for everyone.

Available Included Xtreme Activities On Koh Tao

Unlike the adventure week you do need to choose which option you will take at the time of booking (some options are cheaper than others)  so please refer to the prices section to see how this influences the price of the trip.

Koh Tao cross that
So when you are lying on a dreamy white sandy beach, in a paradise setting wouldn’t it be nice to have the body to match. With our cross fit package you can! Four full on cross fit sessions, with professional accredited Cross fitness trainers will whip you into shape so you will not feel guilty about lazing on the beach, and dipping into the Gulf of Thailand will be so much more rewarding.

If you are not familiar with the concept of cross fit, you can join the 4 Foundation classes. These 4 classes will teach you all the basic movements and techniques for CrossFit, so that they are able to do the movements safely and effectively. These classes are similar to personal training as our coach will spend lots of time helping them with the movements.

We run the Foundation classes every day at 10.15am and so they can easily do the Foundation classes in a week.

Please also check out the video below it is the latest fitness craze that has become huge. It’s highly effective high-intensity WODS (work out of the day) mixes hundreds of different techniques and every day is always different. With this option is the perfect way to get into excellent physical shape and get that perfect beach body!

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The fit package is the most popular option. It includes 5 Muay Thai sessions taken over five days. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, learning the national sport of Thailand in a cool jungle gym is an awesome experience. It is a great way to try something new, get really fit and learn much more about the culture of Thailand.

You will under go a modified non-contact training regime in the camp that host monthly Muay Thai fights, a really authentic and cool experience!

Some like to do it in the morning and then hit the beach others like the cooler evening training times.

Koh Tao yoga option
Probably one of our most chilled out options, you have five sessions working on your well-being, and flexibility with a fantastic yoga package. Set in landscaped gardens surrounded by coconut groves there’s a special feeling about the place.

Just a short stroll from the ocean, you will find a gorgeous yoga Sala, where we have included five sessions are you to get into yoga spirituality and hopefully find Nirvana.

Even if you’ve never tried yoga before this is the perfect place to do it, as everyone is welcome to come and give it a go and it is the perfect activity to take if you want to turn your Koh Tao experience into the ultimate chilled out beach time.

This is a full blow PADI Open Water course worth over £200. The course lasts 3/4 days and includes 4 dives in the beautiful Gulf of Thailand. Afterwards, you have your PADI Open Water license and can dive anywhere in the world! Not sure about this option? You can always add it on while you are out there with us in Thailand.

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This is probably the most Xtreme option, and one of the most rewarding! Our professional freediver instructors will teach you the basics of Freediving, and accompany you down to depths of 12 metres!

The actual course itself lasts 2 days and included theory and water based instruction. Free diving is about breath holds diving, so no use scuba equipment. This means you are not limited by nitrogen in your blood or depth limits. It takes mental and physical training to become an expert free diver, but our course will certainly get you well on your way there. With beautiful Marine life, soft and hard corals it’s a great way to train yourself to experience the best that the underwater environment has to offer in Koh Tao.

If you’re really lucky you may even get a free diving the whale shark!

NIGHTLIFE & BEACH TIME & ACTIVITIES

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Koh Tao is not only famous for its great diving and beautiful beaches, there is quite a party scene there too! Picture cool beach bars, fire shows, awesome night clubs like Fizz bar within easily stumbling distance to your accommodation. If you want to have some serious fun after the sun sets, you will not be disappointed.

This is a great way to finish up on your trip, after experiencing the culture its time to party. Speaking of which…

Other Activities included? Yes, there are more…

Beach Clean up day

Ecodave Xtreme GapAt Xtreme gap year we strongly believe in leaving a positive impact on the locations we visit. Mass tourism does take its toll on the environment. This is especially true on small tropical islands like Koh Tao. We strongly feel  it is everyone’s responsibility to make a contribution to maintaining, and improving the places that we visit. We have partnered with Koh Tao’s leading conservation organisations and every trip we run makes a financial contribution to Eco-conservation efforts.

So as part of this trip, we co-host an eco-day. This is split into two parts. A lecture by leading conservationists, on marine conservation, and a hands-on beach clean-up so you can make a physical real difference during your trip. The aim is to provide you with information so you can make people aware of the issues. As well as physically helping out with marine conservation efforts.

It’s a fun day out, it’s a great way to see lots of out of the way beaches on Koh Tao, and feel good about yourself whilst making a positive difference on the island. In the evening we finish up with a barbecue, in one of Koh Tao’s hotspots by way of saying thanks for your efforts.

If you have completed your Open Water diving course as part of this programme, you can be involved in underwater clean-ups, if not its land-based conservation which is just as, or if not even more vital to marine conservation efforts. 80% of trash entering the waters comes from land-based sources.

Trial Scuba Dive & Stand Up Paddling

With crystal clear waters, water sports on Koh Tao are amazing! Included as part of the programme you get to try out scuba diving! Safely guiding you in a swimming pool, in a controlled environment. We will let you try out breathing underwater from scuba gear. It’s a great way to get a feel for diving, and an incredible experience is never done it before. If you do like it, you can always upgrade to doing an Open Water course and take full advantage of the fact that Koh Tao is one of the best places to learn to dive in the world. If diving really is not your thing, don’t worry you don’t have to do it but most people who try, end up going for a full-blown Open Water scuba dive course afterwards. It’s an amazing experience to explore and breathe underwater. This is just one of many extra additional inclusions we throw into the trip, where other companies would leave you to go “snorkelling”.

You can upgrade locally to do a full diving course, or pre-book it with us.

End of your trip> Transfer Back to Bangkok

We do not include the transfer back in the price as there are a few options. Some of our travellers stay on the island or travel on in Thailand and Asia, some will take the boat and bus service back to Bangkok and some will prefer to go by plane from the next door island Koh Samui. read about the options in the frequently asked questions section below. Most will take the boat and bus option which our rep can arrange for you. Its super easy and will costs about 20 GBP.

Flexible Itinerary

Please note this is a flexible itinerary. Due to local conditions, changes can and often do happen at local level,  which means the above itinerary, and things listed in the included section,  is meant as a reference guide as to what might happen not as a contractual obligation as to everything included. Sometimes we add additional things into the itinerary, sometimes we do not do all the things listed due to group members wanting to do other activities instead.

ACCOMMODATION

Because you stay in various different locations throughout the trip accommodation does vary, however, expect to stay in comfortable and clean and secure accommodation. On the islands, you will stay in a luxury resort, with a swimming pool set in beautiful Thai Gardens just a short walk from the beach and bars and restaurants.

The accommodation in the resort in Koh Tao is the basic fan option at a great resort, perfect for your stay in paradise. It’s the main resort Xtreme Gap uses in Thailand, Xtreme Gappers to hang out with and share adventures. Accommodation is shared on a twin share in a Fan Room. Upgrades to Aircon rooms are only possible on Koh Tao and only upon booking. A short stroll through a lovely street with little shops and some restaurants and just 5 min from the beach will get you to this perfectly located resort. A beautiful and laid back resort with a swimming pool, bar and restaurant set in tropical Thai gardens. The fan rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable, have an en-suite and there is a maid service twice a week and a laundry service (approx. £1.50 per big bag load) located next door.

Frequently Asked Questions

One of the benefits of booking your trip on Koh Tao with Xtreme Gap Year is not only do you get to do this awesome activity, but you will become part of the Xtreme gap family on Koh Tao. We will pick you up from the pier and give you a warm welcome at our stunning resort. On your first night, our resident representative will take you out for a gorgeous Thai meal annual get to know all of the other members of the group. When you are booking a trip with us it is not just about the activity so please bear this in mind if you are comparing prices to other companies. No other company has such a big presence in Koh Tao, runs groups of like-minded travellers so booking a trip with us is as much about the friends you make as well as the experiences you will have.
We offer airport pick up’s between 06:00 and 22:00 on arrival day and would encourage you to try to arrive at the airport by mid-afternoon so that you have time to freshen up, relax and then enjoy your first night in this amazing city.
It takes about 45-90 min to get through customs, depending on how busy it is, if your flight is scheduled to arrived at 21:45, dont worry, there will still be someone waiting for you. Same applies if your flight arrives at 5am, just hangout at Exit 1 and your guide will be there at 6am.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer transfers if you are flying into DMK (Don Meaung Airport 

If you are arriving outside these times (between 6am and 10pm) or are already in Thailand, then of course you are more than welcome to ‘make your own way’ to your first night’s accommodation in Bangkok, which is the group meeting point. Taxis are reasonably priced and easy to get from Bangkok International Airport

Most of your transfers on this trip are in private vehicles (ie just for you and the group). Exactly what sort of vehicle, depends on the group size.

Why is this important?

Whilst there is lots of public transport available in Thailand, much of it is very uncomfortable, there are very few regulations about safety (it’s not uncommon for drivers to be on the go for 18-24 hours plus) and also it’s almost impossible to guarantee to get a group of travellers together (with their bags) all in the same vehicle. On some routes you’re able to buy tickets in advance but on many other routes it’s a matter of hoping there is room on the bus or simply waiting for another.

Not the best way to spend your precious time.
By using private transfers we can:
• Guarantee the safety standards of the companies we use
• Ensure that drivers are assessed, do not drive too far in one go, are not drunk etc
• Ensure that all the group are in the same vehicle and that we’re not waiting ages for another bus to come
• Plan our trips to fit in what’s best for the traveller – rather than what’s best for a transport company!
What transport do we use?
For groups of 10 or less we use ‘luxury’ minivans. With comfortable seats, air-conditioning, good experienced drivers – and a decent sound system if you want to listen to some tunes – these are perfect. Of course they leave when we ask them to, we can stop en route where we want to and the whole travel experience is far better, far more comfortable and far safer than any ‘public’ minivan.

Additionally, as there’s no random stopping to drop people off / pick people up they are far quicker – even though we can ensure that speed limits are obeyed!
For long distances with larger groups we use private coaches. These have the same benefits as the private minivans along with, of course, more space. Depending on the size of the group we use either 30 or 40 seater coaches (we always make sure there’s enough room for baggage!) giving you great room to spread out a bit and relax.
The journey from Kanchanaburi to Surin in particular is a horrible one by public transport. As a group we would need to travel to either Ayutthya or Bangkok, then change to another bus or minivan (with all the waiting around that entails) and then head to Surin – not only adding a whole load of wasted time but also a whole load of elements that are then unplanned (what time with the minvan leave, will we all be able to get into the same minivan etc).
The journey from Surin to Pak Chong may, on occasion with smaller groups, use the train. Whilst the train is slower than a private minivan or coach, it can be fun and gives a very different travel experience to the group, provides different scenery and of course allows to you wander around.

All our guides are Thai, bi-lingual (Thai and English) and fully licensed and trained – as is required by Thai law. In fact it’s illegal to be a tour guide in Thailand if you’re not Thai and quite right too – after all Thai people know their own country better than anyone else, tend to speak much better Thai than anyone else (!) and also are simply the best people at making sure anyone in Thailand has a great time.

Thai’s are also some of, if not the world’s best problem solvers. Growing up in a country where the unexpected can and does tend to happen makes Thai people absolute experts at anything anyone can throw their way. And they still manage to sort out any issues with a smile on their face, not an easy thing!
After all, why come all the way to Thailand to be led around the country from someone from home? Thai’s do and will always know their own country best and understand everything about what’s going on as opposed to those from elsewhere who often think they understand, but don’t really!

Our guides know the locations you’re travelling to like the back of their hand. They know the coolest places (not necessarily the place that the guidebooks think are the coolest!), they know the places to avoid (not always easy to spot when you’re not from here) and they know how to have the most fun.

They’ve not just travelled here for a few months – they’ve lived here all their lives and you just can’t replace that sort of insider knowledge. They all work full-time with us and are constantly updating their knowledge from our network of guides (bars and clubs are always changing and why waste your time heading to a bar that is oh so last season?) and making sure they keep their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on.

Full-time guides are quite a rarity in Thailand – lots of companies prefer to use freelance guides to make sure they aren’t paying salaries in between tours – but we believe passionately in full-time employment for our team. This means that they can plan their lives and support families, they know that we will always look after them and, equally importantly, we can run on-going training and support programmes for our team. Simply put – full-time guides are way better at delivering tours than those who jump between different companies and different styles of travel.
We run on-going training for all of our guides to ensure their skills are top quality and they manage to combine huge amounts of laughs and fun with keeping everyone fit, healthy and safe. 

No, most of our travellers are solo travellers. You will meet lots of people on the different weeks. With group start dates and lots of group activities, you will make new friends really easy.

The trip ends in Koh Tao on Saturday, please note return transfer is not included in the price of the trip. This is because many people choose to travel onwards to other locations or stay in Koh Tao to do further programmes.

Returning back to Bangkok to meet your flight is very easy, transfers can be arranged on Koh Tao through rep and the cost is approximately £15. If you’re flying out straight after the trip ends, you have two options to meet your flight in Bangkok.

Our recommended option is to fly from Koh Samui directly to Bangkok airport, rep can organise your bus tickets to Samui airport, this will involve catching the boat late Saturday morning and arriving in Koh Samui at around three o’clock. Transfers are provided from the pier direct to the airport and are complimentary.

Please ensure that your flights are not booked any earlier than this and do allow for delays, so we would recommend not booking a flight back to Bangkok until the afternoon which also allows time to check in at the airport as well. Check Bangkok Airways the cheap flights booked ahead this should not cost you any more than £30 the flight time is approximately 40 min.

Option two would be to get the morning boat from Koh Tao back to Bangkok via bus and boat, the transfer time between six and eight hours typically you will get back into Bangkok about 10 o’clock in the evening. This would require an extra night stay in Bangkok, and if you are to pursue this option we do not recommend you do not organise your international flight until Sunday. Again the cost for this transfer is about £15.

If you are planning on travelling to Thailand for 28 days or less and you have British, Dutch or USA passport you can get a Visa exemption on arrival. This is valid for 28 days and cannot be extended in Thailand. If you are planning on being in Thailand longer than 28 days you will need to pre-arrange a Visa. You can prearrange a visa for 60 days which you can extend to 90 days in Thailand.

There are two ways of arranging your visa. When you are from the UK. You can either go in person to the Thai embassy in London, or you can post your passport along with the necessary documentation and fee to one of the Thai Consulates. In general this works the same for the other countries like The Netherlands and United States too, but please contact the nearest Thai Consulate for visa inquiries.

Some of our customers prefer a bigger room or an aircon room. We can arrange this, but it needs to be done at the time of booking, as the resort often fills up. If you are on the programme and still want to arrange it, you would have to arrange that with reception at the resort, and pay for accommodation again. So best to let us know at time of booking.

This is a hard question as age range does vary. On the groups that join the intro and culture weeks the average age is between 18 and 22. On Koh Tao with the Koh Tao Adventure (which are the last 2 weeks of this programme) the average age tends to be in the twenties.

Is this trip suitable for you? The average age on this trip is between 18 and 22. Although it is open to all. The makeup of the groups is usually 75% female to 25% male, just going to show, girls really are braver than boys! So come on lads, what are you waiting for? Prove us wrong!

The final week finishes on the Saturday morning, so you can arrange your transfer back to Bangkok with Miss Jai via boat and Bus (12 hours) or book a flight from Koh Samui to Bangkok (2 hour boat and 45 minute flight). This is the preferred option for most of our travellers as this gets you straight in to the international airport for a smooth flight connection back home.

Remember lots of details are in pre-departure pack you receive after booking. You will also be hooked up with your buddy lists then.

FINALLY

We can also send you loads of information on this trip and the locations so get trip notes for more details!

Full details on your options to get back to Bangkok are included in a very detailed pre-departure pack, which we send you after booking. You will also be set up with an online buddy list so you can chat to other members of the group in Koh Tao. The trip ends on the Saturday morning in Koh Tao. Check the FAQ section for details on how to get back to the airport.

Please do book early

This can be a very popular trip so make sure you get booked up ASAP! You can secure your spot for only £100 by submitting a booking form. Do it now! So now you have read about the trip, you might want to check out where you will be staying or a breakdown of everything included.

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What makes this trip different from other companies tours in Thailand? A lot. Literally: we include way more in our trips than other companies.

Xtreme Gap began on Koh Tao, and we are one of the only gap year companies to actually have a base and staff located there. We know the island we know the country and we know how to squeeze the most amount of fun out of 28 days. Compare this to other trips you will quickly discover that we have way more inclusions, and budget a lot more to make your trip as exciting and fun as possible. We can do this because we are an online company, we keep our overheads low enabling us to include more about trips without having to increase the price of our packages.

INCLUDED

The First 2 weeks

  • Personal meet & greet at the airport (only for those arriving on their start day)
  • Transfers to your hotel in Bangkok
  • Meet your other adventurers: Access to online buddy lists before you leave!
  • Unforgettable Bangkok city tour
  • Wat Arun, Wat Pho & Reclining Buddha
  • 13 nights total accommodation in high standard guesthouses and homestays
  • Breakfast during the first 2 weeks
  • Some delicious meals included
  • A 2 day elephant experience with food  included
  • River rafting experience
  •  2 days of trekking in a stunning national park
  • Night markets & Nights Out
  • Cookery class
  • 24 hour emergency support
  •  Maximum group size 26
  • Overnight Transfer to Koh Tao

On Koh Tao

  • Koh Tao adventure day which includes:
    • Boat around the island
    • Snorkelling in crystal clear waters round a tropical paradise island
    • Spectacular trek up to an incredible view point
  • Koh Tao Extra Activities Included
    • Beach BBQ after beach Clean up day
    • Beach Clean up Day
    • Stand Up Paddling
    • Xtreme Scuba Trial Dive
  • Koh Tao activity option Week inclusions (pick one option):
    • Get fit pack: 5 Muay Thai Sessions (5 hours), all equipment (for rent included) and training one on one with a Muay Thai Trainer
    • Get ripped pack: 4 Crossfit sessions. These 4 classes will teach you all the basic movements and techniques for CrossFit
    • Xtreme Freediving Pack: a 2 day beginner free diving course
    • Relax With Yoga: 5 yoga sessions spread out over 5 days
    • The learn to dive course: includes a 3 to 4 day full PADI Open Water course, course materials, instruction and 4 dives
  • Full moon party
  • All Accommodation
  • Breakfast on arrival on Koh Tao
  • 12 nights accommodation in standard fan room in Koh Tao at our luxury resort
  • Free Wi-Fi at the accommodation
  • Pick up from the boat and transfer to the resort in Koh Tao by taxi
  • Back up & support second to none. Services of our tour leaders and English-speaking reps who are available and based locally  24/7.

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas (if staying longer than 30 days this will cost approx Euro 30 for a 60 day visa)
  • Insurance
  • Return transfer from Koh Tao (but can be arranged locally for approx Euro 15)
  • Most meals  (Approx £6 – 15 per day)
  • Entrance Grand palace in Bangkok (around 12 GP)
  • Entrance Fee for Koh Nanguang (100 Baht approx £2)
  • On the Lite Option, we exclude the Muay Thai, Yoga, Crossfit or Freedive or Dive option. The itinerary is the same, just missing out on your action option on Koh Tao.

Dates

Start day is Sunday end day is Saturday

2017

12 November 2017 – 09 December 2017 (full)
19 November 2017 – 16 December 2017
10 December 2017 – 06 January 2018

2018

14 January 2018 – 10 February 2018
04 February 2018 – 03 March 2018
11 March 2018 – 07 April 2018
08 April 2018 – 05 May 2018
06 May 2018 – 02 June 2018
03 June 2018 – 30 June 2018
08 July 2018 – 04 August 2018
05 August 2018 – 01 September 2018
02 September 2018 – 29 September 2018
30 September 2018 – 27 October 2018
28 October 2018 – 24 November 2018
02 December 2018 – 29 December 2018

Combine with 3 weeks Vietnam before

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Epic Bali 10 Days

Epic

See amazing sights, explore majestic temples, splash around in waterfalls, visit an active volcano, wander through rice fields, enjoy local coffee, discover islands and kick back on beautiful beaches. See wild monkeys, shop the markets, indulge in delicious food, learn to surf, snorkel in the crystal clear sea & dance the night away at the parties that Bali is famous for.
You are never alone with our small intimate groups (up to 20 people) this is the perfect way to make new friends and share the experience.

Epic Bali  10 Days

Explore the Magic of Bali & The Gili Islands in A Group

  • Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • Starts: Canggu
  • Finishes: Gili Trawangan

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Denpasar airport where your group leader will meet you and take you to our cool Canggu guest house to check you in. You can the relax by the pool/beach or explore Canggu before we head out in the evening for our welcome dinner and drinks where you will meet the rest of your group.

Day 2

Today we explore the culture of Bali as we head to two of its most famous temples – Tanah Lot which is set on a rock formation in the sea and the Royal Temple of Tamun Ayun. In the evening we take in the sunset on one of Canggu’s coolest beaches before big night out on the town in Seminyak.

Day 3 

On our third day we hit the beach! We learn to surf in the morning with our awesome local instructors in Canggu Beach followed by a chilled afternoon on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches. In the evening we enjoy an experience watching a local Kecak dance, a traditional Balinese fire dancing ritual performed during sunset.

Day 4

It’s time to head to the beautiful chilled town of Ubud, on our way we cool off with a dip in a stunning natural waterfall. Then we check into our awesome accommodation before an after spent wandering around the amazing rice terraces of Ubud to see how these beautiful formations actually still play a very important role into local’s way of life.

Day 5

It’s time to meet the locals in the beautiful Monkey Forest, get up close and personal with the little guys who wander free around the forest protecting the temples inside. It’s then time for a big feed as we learn how to cook all the local delicacies at a cooking class. You can then pick up a bargain as we head back via the local markets.

Day 6

Today you will be enjoying lunch overlooking an active volcano and after we spend the afternoon taking a walk in the countryside and getting some fresh air on the Campuhan ridge walk with some amazing views over the hills of Ubud.

Day 7

It’s time to head to the islands. We catch the ferry over to the stunning tiny island of Gili Trawangan where it’s a short walk to our accommodation. Once there we spend the afternoon partying by the pool. For dinner, we explore the local markets for some of the freshest fish you’ll ever eat!  Then it’s time to party in the many beachside bars on the island!

Day 8

We enjoy the day island hopping on our boat trip around the three Gili Islands, we head to some of the best snorkel spots in Indonesia where you will see stunning coral, beautiful fish, turtles and even a shipwreck. In between that, we stop off on Gili Air for a beach front lunch.

Day 9

Getting on the only mode of transport that the island has (push bike) we spend the day cycling around the island and watch an amazing sunset before our farewell dinner and party to celebrate the best 10 days of your life!

Day 10 – Check out day!

Check out day! The fun doesn’t stop here if you’re traveling on our expert Group Leaders will help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading whether that be on to some more islands or back to the airport to catch a flight.

Please note this is a flexible itinerary. Due to local conditions, changes can and often do happen at local level,  which means the above itinerary, and things listed in the included section,  is meant as a reference guide as to what might happen not as a contractual obligation as to everything included. Sometimes we add additional things into the itinerary, sometimes we do not do all the things listed due to group members wanting to do other activities instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, flights to your destination are not included and you will need to book them yourself however we can help you! Also, we will be at the airport to meet you once you arrive.

Yes, lots of people come on our trips alone, its a great way to meet new people and you will never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of like-minded people.
There no age limits on our trips however most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel! 
It depends on your nationality and which destination you are travelling to. For full visa information please check the Indonesian embassy website

Everyone spends differently so it’s hard for us to give an exact amount but we usually recommend around £150 – £250 per week is sufficient for you to have an epic time. All your activities, transport and accommodation is covered by us so you just need to worry about what your food, drink and shopping which is usually pretty cheap in Asia. Please note we can not be held responsible if you start popping bottles of champagne on the first night and run out of money ?
Ideally its best to arrive on the start date of the tour however you can arrive up to 2 days before and we will still pick you up from the airport.
No we can pick you up from the airport at any time of day or night so you can pick the best flight that works for you.
Yes as long as you stay at our hotel and are arriving within 2 days of your start date. Once you have booked and we have rceived your flight details, we will be in touch to orgniase your extra nights.

For most of our destinations, you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab. We do however recommend you take a course of malaria tablets if travelling to Vietnam on one of our trips as a precaution. 


Food is usually not included in our tours however we do include occasional meals on day trips. We do also head out every evening for a group dinner at some awesome our favourite spots.


Your group leader will get in touch with you a week before your trip to confirm your meeting time/flight details and to introduce themselves. 


If you have an allergy you must let us know as we will make your group leader aware. We also recommend printing out allergy cards in the local language. These cards can be easily found on google and are great to carry as they can be shown to the restaurants we eat at to explain your allergy in depth and make sure nothing gets lost in translation.


Our accommodation is mainly in twin share accommodation in some awesome hotels. You will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex from your group. We do sometimes stay in dorm accommodation which will be exclusive to our tour group. We use the best accommodation in each location and we have been using them for many years. Its extremely safe.

We head out every evening as a group for dinner and often drinks. We take you to some of the coolest spots around as well as some hidden gems we’ve discovered over the years. This is not part of the itinerary so you do not have to participate but we try to maximise your adventure.


We would always recommend a backpack. Suitcases are not ideal for Asia as even if your suitcase has wheels its very hard to pull it across the beach. If its your first time with a backpack, you’ll never look back after.


We are not going to force anyone to do anything they might not want to do so if you’re not confident on a push bike and want to sit out a bike ride or not a fan of open water and want to stay on the boat during snorkelling thats absolutely fine, its your adventure!


Yes we try and balance our itineraries with a nice balance of awesome activities and free time to explore the local surroundings, shop or even get a well earned massage.

There are ATMs readily available in all of our destinations so we would recommend getting a travel card with good rates and withdrawing cash locally rather than carrying big amounts with you. If you are going to bring cash you would get a better rate if you exchanged in Asia so bring your home currency with you. 

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INCLUDED

What’s included:

  • All Transport
  • 9 Nights accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • 10 breakfasts (lunch and dinners at own expense)
  • Support & Advice for onward travel around South East Asia.

Day 1 – 3 (Canggu)

  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • The Royal Taman Ayun Temple
  • Party night in Canggu
  • Surf Lesson

Day 4 – 6 (Ubud)

  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Monkey Forest
  • Local Market
  • Rice Terraces
  • Cooking class
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk

Day 7 – 9 (Gili Trawangan)

  • Bike tour around Island
  • Beach Party
  • Boat trip around Gili T, Meno & Air
  • Snorkelling
  • Night Markets

Day 10 (Check out day)

  • Our group leaders will be there to assist with any onward travel

EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Drinks

Dates

2017 Start Dates

June – 5; 8; 12; 15; 19; 22; 29

July – 3; 6; 10; 13; 17; 20; 24; 27; 31

Aug – 3; 7; 10; 14; 21; 24; 28; 31

Sep – 4; 7; 11; 14; 18; 21; 25; 28

Oct – 2; 5; 9; 12; 16; 19; 23; 26; 30

Nov – 2; 6; 9; 13; 16; 20; 23; 27; 30

Dec – 4; 7; 11; 14

2018 Start Dates

January 2018
04Jan 08Jan 11Jan 15Jan 18Jan 22Jan 25Jan 29Jan

February 2018
01Feb 05Feb 08Feb 12Feb 15Feb 19Feb 22Feb 26Feb

March 2018
01Mar 05Mar 08Mar 12Mar 19Mar 22Mar 26Mar 29Mar

April 2018
02Apr 05Apr 09Apr 12Apr 16Apr 19Apr 23Apr 26Apr 30Apr

May 2018
03May 07May 10May 14May 17May 21May 24May 28May 31May

June 2018
04Jun 07Jun 11Jun 14Jun 18Jun 21Jun 25Jun 28Jun

July 2018
02Jul 05Jul 09Jul 12Jul 16Jul 19Jul 23Jul 26Jul 30Jul

August 2018
02Aug 06Aug 09Aug 13Aug 20Aug 23Aug 27Aug 30Aug

September 2018
03Sep 06Sep 10Sep 13Sep 17Sep 20Sep 24Sep 27Sep

October 2018
01Oct 04Oct 08Oct 11Oct 15Oct 18Oct 22Oct 25Oct 29Oct

November 2018
01Nov 05Nov 08Nov 12Nov 15Nov 19Nov 22Nov 26Nov 29Nov

December 2018
03Dec 06Dec 10Dec 13Dec

Fiji Experience

The quintessential paradise island destination, Fiji is the perfect destination to escape to find yourself. Clear turquoise seas, amazing snorkelling and a great backpacker trail, you are sure to have amazing nights, and good times. The trouble is you will probably never want to leave. Various hop on hop off passes to choose from, all-inclusive and transport only options.

Hop on & Hop Off or book a package with all transport and accommodation. Dreamy beaches in south pacific islands await on the award winning Fiji Experience. Pick a pass and off you go. Super simple to get around and a great way to meet people in Fiji.  

Fiji Experience

 

Fiji Experience Highlights Include:

  • Swimming with the Manta Rays at Mantaray Island Resort
  • Sevu-sevu ceremony: Taking part in a traditional kava ceremony is a privilege and is an ancient practice still practiced in Fiji regularly.
  • Visit a real village: No experience compares to a visit to a Fijian village. Take the time and effort to have a chat and hang around with the locals for a few extra rounds of kava.
  • Beachcomber Island, world famous in Fiji this is a must!
  • Suva City: The largest city in the South Pacific (excluding New Zealand and Australia of course). Bustling with activity as the cultures of Fiji mesh.

 

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Fiji Experience Passes.

We have 4 passes available

  • 9-day Triple Treat
  • 8-day Mango´s & Manta rays
  • 6-day Lay Low
  • 4-day Whole Hula!

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Highlights:

• Amazing South Pacific Dance, Knife & famous Fire Dancing Spectacular Show
• plenty of time to relax, snorkel, swim or dive on Fiji’s best beaches,
• 30min Trek through tropical flat jungle
• Swim in the Biggest Coastal waterfall
• Suva Sightseeing – drive through
• Visit to the Fiji Museum
• 7 chamber historical snake cave visit
• Sevusevu – Fijian Kava ceremony
• Village visit – interact with locals and kids
• Billibilli rafting
• Market visit
• hot pools and mud pools
• 2 Island Experience – Beachcomber & Mantaray Island

INCLUSIONS:

The itinerary includes 8 night’s accommodation

  • Robinson Crusoe Island – 1 night
  • Resort at Pacific Harbour – 1 night
  • Golden Point Resort – 1 night
  • Nadi Hostel – 1 night
  • Beachcomber Island – 2 nights
  • Mantaray Island – 2 nights.

Also includes all activities listed above and all transport including the boat transfers to Robinson Crusoe Island, Beachcomber and Mantaray Island! A tour guide and driver, in an air conditioned vehicle for the four day Whole Hula itinerary only around Viti Levu.

MEALS:

The below meals are at an additional cost if you have not purchased the 4 day meal package:

  • The pass only includes continental breakfast at Uprising Beach Resort or Club Oceanus & Golden Point Resort.
  • Fijian Lunch is provided by Nasautoka village at a cost of F$10.00pp on Day 3 (Optional)
  • A compulsory meal plan applies on Robinson Crusoe Island, which is F$85pp and is paid directly to the resort.
  • A compulsory meal plan also is applicable at Beachcomber which is F$88per person per day and at Mantaray Island which is F$99per person per day. Additional Lunch at Mantaray Island is F$32per person. This is payable direct to the island upon check in.
  • All other meals are on a menu selection basis and average between F$20 – F$40 per meal at all the resort restaurants payable direct.

The 4 day Whole Hula meal package is available at an extra cost of F$250.00, which includes: Meal Plan at Robinson Crusoe Island, 3 x lunch(Day 2, 3 & 4) & 2 x dinners (1 each at Pacific Harbour & Golden
Point Resort).

 

Departs: Nadi on Wednesday & Saturdays. Pickups at all hotels and resorts.

Itinerary

Pickups are available at all hotels and resorts in the Nadi / Denarau area. Please ensure you’ve informed us of your location for pick up on day one.

Day 1 0800hrs: Nadi to Robinson Crusoe Island for a full afternoon on the amazing Robinson Crusoe Island – the island of the fire dancers!

Day 2 0900hrs: Robinson Crusoe Island to Pacific Harbour along the stunning Coral Coast. Stop in Sigatoka town and buy your own lunch. Enjoy Rainforest Trek and waterfall in Coral Coast. Check in at Uprising Beach resort or Club Oceanus and spend late afternoon at the Resort.

Day 3 0745hrs: Pacific Harbour to Golden Point Resort, Rakiraki including Suva City drive through, Fiji Museum tour. Visit the 7 chamber historical snake cave before reaching Nasautoka Village for kava ceremony and village tour, interact with the locals and kids finish your day with bilibili rafting in the Wainibuka River. Lunch is optional but provided by the village at a cost of F$10.00.

Day 4 1300hrs: Golden Point Resort Rakiraki to Nadi. Spend morning half day at the Resort. Opportunity to go for snorkelling. Have an Indo Fijian lunch (at own cost) at the Resort before departing for Nadi. Drive through the scenic Indo-Fijian sugar cane belt, visit Ba Market then to the Sabeto hot pools before finishing your Viti Levu trip back in Nadi.

Day 5 0730hrs: Nadi to Beachcomber Island, arrive at this amazing island late morning, just in time for lunch. Transfer from your hotel to Anchorage Jetty will be done by Beachcomber Cruises. Pick up time will be at 0730hrs from your hotel.

Day 6 Beachcomber Island, spend a day doing activities or relaxing on your tropical paradise!

Day 7 0915hrs: Beachcomber Island to Mantaray Island Resort, cruise north to Mantaray Island arriving early afternoon. Pickup from Beachcomber Island will be at 9.15am on Yasawa Flyer.

Day 8 Mantaray Island, spend all day on this amazing island snorkelling, diving, swimming or spotting manta rays!

Day 9 1415hrs: Mantaray Island to Nadi, depart the island on Yasawa Flyer at 2.15pm and get back to Nadi early evening. Transfer from Port Denarau to your accommodation in Nadi or to the Airport will be done by Awesome Adventures Fiji.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Amazing South Pacific Dance, Knife & famous Fire Dancing Spectacular Show
  • plenty of time to relax, snorkel, swim or dive on Fiji’s best beaches,
  • 30min Trek through tropical flat jungle
  •  Swim in the Biggest Coastal waterfall
  • Suva Sightseeing – drive through
  • Visit to the Fiji Museum
  • 7 chamber historical snake cave visit
  • Sevusevu – Fijian Kava ceremony
  • Village visit – interact with locals and kids
  • Billibilli rafting
  • Market visit
  • hot pools and mud pools
  • Mantaray Island

INCLUSIONS

The itinerary includes 7 night’s accommodation:

  • Robinson Crusoe Island – 1 night
  • Resort at Pacific Harbour – 1 night
  • Golden Point Resort – 1 night
  • Nadi Hostel – 1 night
  • Mantaray Island – 3 nights
  • Also includes all activities listed above and all transport including the boat transfers to Robinson Crusoe Island and Mantaray Island!
  • A tour guide and driver, in an air conditioned vehicle for the four day Whole Hula itinerary only around Viti Levu.

MEALS:

The below meals are at an additional cost if you have not purchased the 4 day meal package:

  • The pass only includes continental breakfast at Uprising Beach Resort or Club Oceanus & Golden Point Resort.
  • Fijian Lunch is provided by Nasautoka village at a cost of F$10.00pp on Day 3 (Optional)
  • A compulsory meal plan applies on Robinson Crusoe Island, which is F$85pp and is paid directly to the resort upon check in.
  • A compulsory meal plan is also applicable on Mantaray Island which is F$99 per person per day. An additional lunch will be F$32 per person.
  • All other meals at the resorts are on a menu selection basis and average between F$20 and F$40 per meal at all the resort restaurants payable direct.

The 4 day Whole Hula meal package is available at a cost of F$250.00 what includes: Meal Plan at Robinson Crusoe Island, 3 x lunch(Day 2, 3 & 4) & 2 x dinners (1 each at Pacific Harbour & Golden Point Resort).

Departs: Nadi on Wednesday & Saturdays. Pickups at all hotels and resorts.

Itinerary

Pickups are available at all hotels and resorts in the Nadi / Denarau area. Please ensure you’ve informed us of your location for pick up on day one.

Day 1 0800hrs: Nadi to Robinson Crusoe Island for a full afternoon on the amazing Robinson Crusoe Island – the island of the fire dancers!

Day 2 0900hrs: Robinson Crusoe Island to Pacific Harbour along the stunning Coral Coast. Stop in Sigatoka town and buy your own lunch. Enjoy Rainforest Trek and waterfall in Coral Coast. Check in at Uprising Beach resort or Club Oceanus and spend late afternoon at the Resort.

Day 3 0745hrs: Pacific Harbour to Golden Point Resort, Rakiraki including Suva City drive through, Fiji Museum tour. Visit the 7 chamber historical snake cave before reaching Nasautoka Village for kava ceremony and village tour, interact with the locals and kids finish your day with bilibili rafting in the Wainibuka River. Lunch is optional but provided by the village at a cost of F$10.00.

Day 4 1300hrs: Golden Point Resort Rakiraki to Nadi. Spend morning half day at the Resort. Opportunity to go for snorkelling. Have an Indo Fijian lunch (at own cost) at the Resort before departing for Nadi. Drive through the scenic Indo-Fijian sugar cane belt, visit Ba Market then to the Sabeto hot pools before finishing your Viti Levu trip back in Nadi.

Day 5 0715hrs: Nadi to Mantaray Island on Yasawa Flyer, arrive at this amazing island late morning, just in time for lunch! Transfer from your hotel to Port Denarau will be done by Awesome Adventures Fiji. Pick up time will be at 7.15am from your hotel.

Day 6 Mantaray Island, spend all day on this amazing island snorkelling, diving, swimming or spotting Mantarays! These activities are at a cost with the island.

Day 7 Mantaray Island, spend your second day doing the same as the first!

Day 8 1425hrs: Mantaray Island to Nadi, depart the island at 2.45pm and get back to Nadi early evening. Transfer from Port Denarau to your accommodation in Nadi or to the Airport will be done by our partners in Fiji.

Our guides  do not accompany any clients for the outer Island passes.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Amazing South Pacific Dance, Knife & famous Fire Dancing Spectacular Show
  • Plenty of time to relax, snorkel, swim or dive on Fiji’s best beaches,
  • 30min Trek through tropical flat jungle
  • Swim in the Biggest Coastal waterfall
  • Suva Sightseeing – drive through
  • Visit to the Fiji Museum
  • 7 chamber historical snake cave visit
  • Sevusevu – Fijian Kava ceremony
  • Village visit – interact with locals and kids
  • Billibilli rafting
  • Market visit
  • hot pools and mud pools
  • Beachcomber Island

INCLUSIONS

The itinerary includes 5 night’s accommodation:

  • Robinson Crusoe Island – 1 night
  • Resort at Pacific Harbour – 1 night
  • Golden Point Resort – 1 night
  • Hostel in Nadi – 1 night
  • Beachcomber Island – 1 night
  •  Also includes all activities listed above and all transport including the boat transfers to Robinson Crusoe Island and Beachcomber Island!
  • A tour guide and driver, in an air conditioned vehicle for the four day Whole Hula
    itinerary only around Viti Levu.

MEALS:

The below meals are at an additional cost if you have not purchased the 4 day meal package:

  • The pass only includes continental breakfast at Uprising Beach Resort or Club
    Oceanus & Golden Point Resort.
  • Fijian Lunch is provided by Nasautoka village at a cost of F$10.00pp on Day 3
    (Optional)
  • A compulsory meal plan applies on Robinson Crusoe Island, which is F$85pp and is
    paid directly to the resort.
  • A compulsory meal plan applies on Beachcomber Island which is $88p per day and
    is paid directly to the resort
  • All other meals at the resorts are on a menu selection basis and average between
    F$20 – $40 per meal at all the resort restaurants payable direct.

The 4 day Whole Hula meal package is available at an extra cost of $250.00 which includes: Meal Meal Plan at Robinson Crusoe Island, 3 x lunch(Day 2, 3 & 4) & 2 x dinners (1 each at Pacific Harbour & Golden Point Resort).

ITINERARY

Pickups are available at all hotels and resorts in the Nadi / Denarau area. Please ensure you’ve informed us of your location for pick up on day one.

Day 1 0800hrs: Nadi to Robinson Crusoe Island for a full afternoon on the amazing
Robinson Crusoe Island – the island of the fire dancers!

Day 2 0900hrs: Robinson Crusoe Island to Pacific Harbour along the stunning Coral Coast. Stop in Sigatoka town and buy your own lunch. Enjoy Rainforest Trek and waterfall in Coral Coast. Check in at Uprising Beach resort or Club Oceanus and spend late afternoon at the Resort.

Day 3 0745hrs: Pacific Harbour to Golden Point Resort, Rakiraki including Suva City drive through, Fiji Museum tour. Visit the 7 chamber historical snake cave before reaching Nasautoka Village for kava ceremony and village tour, interact with the locals and kids finish your day with bilibili rafting in the Wainibuka River. Lunch is optional but provided by the village at a cost of F$10.00.

Day 4 1300hrs: Golden Point Resort Rakiraki to Nadi. Spend morning half day at the
Resort. Opportunity to go for snorkelling. Have an Indo Fijian lunch (at own cost) at
the Resort before departing for Nadi. Drive through the scenic Indo-Fijian sugar cane
belt, visit Ba Market then to the Sabeto hot pools before finishing your Viti Levu trip
back in Nadi.

Day 5 0730hrs: Nadi to Beachcomber Island including all day on world famous
Beachcomber Island. Transfer from your hotel to Anchorage Jetty will be done by
Beachcomber Courtesy bus. Pick up time will be at 7.30am from your hotel.

Day 6 Beachcomber Island to Nadi, depart the island and get back to Nadi early evening. Transfer from the Vuda Marina to your hotel in Nadi or to the Airport will be done by Beachcomber courtesy transfer.

We do not provide a guide for outer Island passes.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Amazing South Pacific Dance, Knife & famous Fire Dancing Spectacular Show
  • Plenty of time to relax, snorkel, swim or dive on Fiji’s best beaches,
  • 30min Trek through tropical flat jungle
  • Swim in the Biggest Coastal waterfall
  • Suva Sightseeing – drive through
  • Visit to the Fiji Museum
  • 7 chamber historical snake cave visit
  • Sevusevu – Fijian Kava ceremony
  • Village visit – interact with locals and kids
  • Billibilli rafting
  • Market visit
  • Hot pools and mud pools

INCLUSIONS

The itinerary includes 3 night’s accommodation:

  • Robinson Crusoe Island – 1 night
  • Resort at Pacific Harbour – 1 night
  • Golden Point Resort – 1 night
  • Also includes all activities listed above and all transport including the boat transfers to
    Robinson Crusoe Island!
  • A tour guide and driver, in an air conditioned vehicle for the four day Whole Hula itinerary only around Viti Levu.

MEALS:

The below meals are at an additional cost if you have not purchased the 4 day meal package:

  • The pass only includes continental breakfast at Uprising Beach Resort or Club Oceanus & Golden Point Resort.
  • Fijian Lunch is provided by Nasautoka village at a cost of F$10.00pp on Day 3 (Optional)
  • A compulsory meal plan applies on Robinson Crusoe Island, which is F$85pp and is paid directly to the resort.

All other meals at the resorts are on a menu selection basis and average between F$20 – $40 per meal at all the resort restaurants payable direct.

The 4 day Whole Hula meal package is available at an extra cost of $250.00 whch includes: Meal Plan at Robinson Crusoe Island, 3 x lunch(Day 2, 3 & 4) & 2 x dinners (1 each at Pacific Harbour & Golden Point Resort).

ITINERARY

Pickups are available from all hotels and resorts in the Nadi / Denarau area. Please ensure you’ve informed us of your location for pick up on day one.

Day 1 0800hrs: Nadi to Robinson Crusoe Island for a full afternoon on the amazing Robinson Crusoe Island – the island of the fire dancers!

Day 2 0900hrs: Robinson Crusoe Island to Pacific Harbour along the stunning Coral Coast. Stop in Sigatoka town and buy your own lunch. Enjoy Rainforest Trek and waterfall in Coral Coast. Check in at Uprising Beach resort or Club Oceanus and spend late afternoon at the Resort.

Day 3 0745hrs: Pacific Harbour to Golden Point Resort, Rakiraki including Suva City drive through, Fiji Museum tour. Visit the 7 chamber historical snake cave before reaching Nasautoka Village for kava ceremony and village tour, interact with the locals and kids finish your day with bilibili rafting in the Wainibuka River. Lunch is optional but provided by the village at a cost of F$10.00.

Day 4 1300hrs: Golden Point Resort Rakiraki to Nadi. Spend morning half day at the Resort. Opportunity to go for snorkelling. Have an Indo Fijian lunch (at own cost) at the Resort before departing for Nadi. Drive through the scenic Indo-Fijian sugar cane belt, visit Ba Market then to the Sabeto hot pools before finishing your Viti Levu trip back in Nadi.

AMAZING FIJI RESORT ACCOMMODATION – ON A BUDGET!

The Fiji Experience offers the best in Fiji budget resorts at the best value for money. The accommodation includes everything you could want in an island experience including beaches, diving, snorkelling and loads of other free activities included in your accommodation price. Your Guide can book and guarantee your accommodation for you daily in dorm, double or twin style rooms –  Sega Na Laga (NO WORRIES !).

AMAZING RESORTS…

Stay at award winning accommodation that is environmentally aware, yet very comfortable and located in fantastic settings at budget price. Here is why we choose them for your Fiji adventure!

Volivoli Beach Resort: All the elements of beachside living come together at Volivoli Beach, with a perfect blend of relaxation, water sports, nightlife, cultural activities, fantastic fishing spots and world-class diving. The complex stretches along the coast from a hidden cove to a stunning sand spit, with its own Fiji-style thatched-roof beach bar. A variety of accommodation is available to suit all preferences. This is Fiji’s newest resort and have spared no expense to make this place truly unforgettable! Oh and did we say WORLD CLASS DIVING!!

Robinson Crusoe: Robinson Crusoe Island has been an icon in Fiji for nearly two decades
Uprising Beach Resort: Located in Pacific Harbour, these guys won the best budget accommodation award for 2009 & 2010! This is an amazing beach front property with Beachfront Bures, Garden Bures, and Dorm Style accommodation. The restaurant produces amazing meals at budget prices! Free and paid activities operate daily including Jet Ski Safaris , Shark Diving (pre-booking suggested) and other Motorised Water Sports.
Beachcomber Island Resort: Afloat in a tranquil marine sanctuary in the beautiful Mamanuca Islands, this little island paradise offers so much for so little. Fantastic island feasts, a huge range of water sports, scuba diving, nightly live music and entertainment. Beachcomber Island is world famous and exactly why we recommend it.
Mantaray Island Resort: There is a host of small, budget resorts in the Yasawa Island Group but after a lot of looking around, we chose what we know is the best! Mantaray Island Resortaward-winningod, a world class reef right on its beach and great facilities for an island resort. This little bit of paradise cannot be beaten for sun, fun and entertainment. Swim with the majestic Manta Rays from May ” October, you may be a little lucky outside of these times!
Robinson Crusoe Island:A favourite with backpackers for many years! Famous for its legendary fire dancers and laid back atmosphere.

GUARANTEED ACCOMMODATION!…

If you pre-book an accommodation inclusive pass your accommodation is booked and guaranteed! We’ve also discounted it as part of the package so you get an immediate saving! If you book a Transport only pass we will guarantee to be able to get you shared Dorm accommodation, however Private Double / Twin is not. We will try our best but Private Rooms do fill up pretty quickly!   Please note during peak season we will might have to put you up in an alternative accommodation option depending on availability. Alternative accommodations will be of an equal standard. To avoid this please book early so we can booking your accommodation accordingly.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on whether you’ve purchased a ‘Transport Only’ or ‘Accommodation Inclusive’ pass then your accommodation may or may be included! I’m sure you can work that one out! Transport on our modern air-conditioned buses, services of your Driver and Guide including commentary and safety info, accommodation bookings (where needed), optional paid activities bookings, and included activities everyday. Trips include visiting heaps of places that would cost you extra if you travelled alone or on a normal bus service. For those who have purchased a trip which goes to the outer islands then all marine transport is included. Meals are included where mentioned in the itinerary otherwise all the resorts have great value restaurants.
Shared dorm option is for those travellers who are travelling alone and want comfortable budget accommodation. Private double / twin option is for friends or couples who want a private room. We don’t advertise a single traveller private room however we can provide you with a quote. Just drop us an email.
Like accommodation this can all be booked through your Guide. Your pass entitles you to some fantastic activity discounts along the way. So, to take advantage of those great freebies and discounts; be sure to ask your Guide. We recommend those wanting to shark dive or take a scuba diving course, book in advance. Drop us an email and we´ll make it happen for you.
For Beachcomber and Mantaray Islands, the transport is provided by the Yasawa Flyer. There is no Guide on the trip from Nadi to the islands however when you arrive the staff are there to give you island fever!! The vessel departs and returns daily. For Robinson Crusoe Island there is a land transfer provided by TTF and then a short 20 minute boat ride in the resorts own boat.
Each pass departs on either a Wednesday or a Saturday. It is important to remember that you need to arrive the day before your departure day. You need to let us know where you are staying and we will collect you on the morning of your trip start day at 8am
If you are arriving before 0700hrs, yes you can depart the same day. Just let us know your arrival details so we can meet you.  If you arrive after 0700hrs and before 1500hrs you can join the group on the same day however additional charges may apply for the transfer to Robinson Crusoe Island. You will miss the day activities for this day
Mmmm, tasty Indigenous Fijian, Polynesian, Indian, Chinese and Western tastes are found throughout the country reflecting Fiji’s Multicultural tastes absorbed from its variety of immigrants over the last 200 years. While in Fiji you will get the opportunity to experience a few new food, but if you are a bit picky there are always Western dishes and fast food available.
ATM’s are available in all towns and cities around Viti Levu. Most of the ATM’s can be used for international withdrawals. There are no ATM’s on the outer islands.
No you can’t change your start date .
This is a hard one to give you, because it depends on your spending habits. We would recommend around £400 per week give or take.
There are a lot of little detail and etiquette when it comes to Fiji customs on entering a village. Your guide will thoroughly go through this on your visit to any village.  Some basics are: • Dress modestly, wear shirt with sleeves that cover your shoulders and cleavage • Wear a Sulu or Sarong • Do not wear sun glasses or hats  • Check with your guide if it is okay to take photos.
Once you´ve purchased your pass you have 12 months to begin actually travelling on it and then once you start your Fiji trip pass you have 12 months to complete it. If you´ve got the time you should definitely take it. Each section of each pass can only be travelled once. However, see your Guide for repeat trip discounts
A good portion of people who start Fiji Experience are doing it on their own, but you wouldn’t know it by the end of their trip. You´ll meet all sorts of people from all over the world and quite a few locals too. We´ve had people start off as strangers and become lifelong friends. The great people you meet is one of the best things about Fiji Experience.
Fiji Experience allows you to experience the real Fiji!. Sun, sand, culture and adventure; every year thousands of visitors to our beautiful Pacific Islands find out why. Fiji Experience is designed for everyone as we offer everything. From your traditional Fiji

NATIONALITIES… We could list every country of every person who has travelled with us, but we would have more nationalities than an Olympic Games!

NATURE, ADRENALIN, CULTURE & SOCIALISING… Beach bums, nature lovers, adrenalin junkies, culture vultures, and sun seekers all travel Fiji with Fiji Experience, because with our unique route and flexible travel options what you do is totally up to you. Some people want the culture, some want the sun, some want the socialising and some come for the adventure, but one thing the majority of travellers agree on is that a balance between all these things is the best way to experience the real Fiji. Every pass offers this mix and with the hop-on, hop-off system; no pressure, a wicked bunch of people, and options everywhere; you´ll be able to tailor your trip exactly how you want it!

Duration Option Price  
3 (Days)Coral CoasterGBP 155Book Now
4 (Days)Whole HulaGBP 259Book Now
6 (Days)Lei LowGBP 375Book Now
9 (Days)Triple TreatGBP 719Book Now

Included

Please see each individual passes for inclusions relevant to that pass. To make sure your hard-earned cash goes as far as possible, the following activities are included on the Fiji Experience passes. That means, no additional cost for all the fun stuff, which means more money to sit back and enjoy those long awaited, famous Fijian cocktails at some of Fiji´s best beach resorts. All activities are optional and should you not want to do them, there’s always the beach!

Excluded

  • Flights to Fiji
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending Money
  • Meals unless stated on the itinerary. Meal plans are common in most Fiji resorts and are also applicable at several other Fiji Experience resorts including Robinson Crusoe Island, Beachcomber Island, Mantaray Island and Blue Lagoon Resort. It’s payable upon arrival at the resort.

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Bali Surf Xplorer 8 Days – Surfing in Bali

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!! 3 Epic Surf Islands in 8 fully guided days! Bali Red Island In Java & Lembongan!

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, Nusa Lembongan and Java with friendly local surf instructor/guides.

Bali Surf  Xplorer

Good times and good waves with our legendary surf instructor’s.

One of the greatest surf destinations in the world, Indonesia is amazing. You will absolutely love these paradise islands, as you learn to surf or improve your existing surf skills with some of our legendary surf instructor’s.  We will actively go out and hunt the best waves, and head to the outer islands to find the best surf conditions on an incredible a day surf adventure.

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Bali Surf Xplorer

Bali/Java/Lembongan

DAY 01
All pick-ups done by 7-7:30am (from Kuta/Legian/Seminyak area) and meet at the Hub by 8am. You will get to have your 1st surf lesson and intro to surfing in Indonesia with the surf team. After lunch, start our journey to the Island of Java then transfer to Red Island. We spend the next 4 nights in the surf Camp at Red Island which is surrounded by jungle right by the beautiful remote beach. Included meals: L/D

DAY 02
We’re up early for breakfast, surfing, more eating, chilling and checking out this beautiful, secret surf location. Enjoy a beverage while watching the amazing sunset and have a fun night with the Red Island crew. Included meals: B/L/D

DAY 03
Surf, eat, explore, surf, chillax, eat, laugh, sleep. Included meals: B/L/D

DAY 04
Optional G-Land day trip, local village tour and paradise beach or just hang local at Red Island and surf morning, noon and arvo on the playful fun waves of this area. Included meals: B/L/D

DAY 05
Early breakfast and surf then transfer back to Bali. We arrive back in Canggu around sunset for dinner and drinks. Included meals: B/L/D. *Transport can vary between a flight, boat or mini van depending on availability and conditions.

DAY 06
Up for breakfast and enjoy a surf lesson in or around Canggu. After lunch head by fast boat over to one of the most pristine surf and dive islands in the world, Nusa Lembongan. Check in, relax and enjoy tropical island living. Included meals: B/L/D

DAY 07
We will be up early to explore some great surf breaks, enjoy a manta ray snorkel or snorkel safari and continue living the ultimate lifestyle. The opportunity to try stand up paddleboarding and other great water activities are available here on Nusa Lembongan. Included meals: B/L/D

DAY 08
Spend most of day on enjoying everything Nusa Lembongan has to offer. Surf, eat, swim, explore, eat, chillax and then a fast boat back to Bali. We arrive back in Bali around sunset for drinks, new friends, lifetime memories and ready to celebrate an awesome Xtreme Gap adventure Included meals: B or L (depending on surf times)/D

 

This package gets back to our camp in Canggu around 6pm on the last day.

Ideally, we recommend that customers with connecting flights book for the following day in case there are any delays out of our control, however if you must fly on the final day of trip, then the earliest flight that she should get should be around 11pm, as this will give time for any traffic  delays and arrival at airport a few hours before check in.

 

 

Duration Option Price  
8 (Days)No airport pick upGBP 569Book Now
8 (Days)Incl. airport pick up + extra nightGBP 639Book Now
Book 16 or more weeks up front to secure these deals.
Duration Option Price
8 (Days)No airport pick upGBP 569 GBP 558 (Early Bird)
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8 (Days)Incl. airport pick up + extra nightGBP 639 GBP 626 (Early Bird)
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Book today with a deposit and travel after 04 - Apr - 2018 to lock in the early bird price. "Hurry only limited early bird spots available !"

Terms: £200 GBP deposit required on booking. Full payment 12 weeks prior to trip start.

Included

  • Pre departure information
  • Accommodation as per selection
  • Surf lessons and guiding
  • Transport to the different surf locations: Bali, Nusa Lembongan and Java
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Transport to the surf spots
  • Daily big breakfast
  • All surf equipment for rent

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Sun cream (you will need it!)
  • Private sessions 38 euro per session including equipment
  • Airport pickup
  • Airport  drop-off

 

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Oz Experience & Greyhound Passes – Hop On Hop Off

Bruce Pass Oz Experience
The Bruce Pass from Oz Experience allows you to travel from Sydney to Cairns on a flexible hop on hop off backpacker bus. Guides accompany you all the way and it is one of the most popular backpacking options to get you up the East Coast. We will beat any price on this pass.

The Bruce Pass from Oz Experience allows you to travel from Sydney to Cairns on a flexible hop on hop off backpacker bus. Guides accompany you all the way and it is one of the most popular backpacking options to get you up the East Coast. We will beat any price on this pass.

 

Oz Experience & GreyHound Pass

  • Flexible hop on hop off coach travel
  • Quality tour inclusions
  • No hidden fees
  • Free member benefits card
  • Free on-board Wi-Fi and in seat USB chargers. So bring on those hero selfies!
  • Multiple daily departures
  • Easy online sector booking system
  • You have six months to travel once you start your trip
  • You can extend your passes if you want
  • You access the largest coach network in Australia with unlimited travel flexibility

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Hit the open road in Australia and you won’t regret it.

Depending on what pass you pick you will visit various destinations. So below we have included some information on some popular locations in Australia they may or may not be relevant to your pass. If you need help or advice planning on where to go just chat to one of our team and we can give you the lowdown of what pass is right for you.

Itinerary In Detail

Sydney to Surf Camp

The first section of the Oz Experience Bruce Pass heads from Sydney to The Surf Camp, you can stop at Coffs Harbour, but the real action is in Byron Bay.

Byron Bay to Rainbow Beach Sector

See them all in detail here.

Byron Bay

This section of the trip begins with some time spent in Byron Bay, chilling out and soaking up the bohemian lifestyle. However, if that sounds a little too sedate for you then you can take advantage of the skydive which can be included in your trip it might only take a few minutes to get from 11,000 feet to the ground but the adrenaline rush will last so much longer!

Nimbin

An optional day trip to Nimbin is the perfect antidote to too much excitement (is that even possible?!). After being picked up from your accommodation, the Grasshoppers bus will take you through the stunning scenery of Byron Bay to the famous town of Nimbin, Australia´s ´alternative lifestyle´ capital. You´ll have around an hour to experience the hippie atmosphere and sample some special cakes before heading off to the explore rainforests and waterfalls, enjoy a pint in an historic Aussie pub and tuck into some food from the barbie. It´s quite possible that you´ll get to see Koalas and Kookaburras during the trip, and that´s before the beer! Nimbin day trip is not included in the price.

Surfers Paradise

The next part of the bus trip takes you from Byron Bay north to Surfers Paradise  aptly named due to the 3km golden sand beach, right on the Pacific Ocean. There is something for everyone here, so if you need another shot of adrenaline there is bungy jumping and jet boating, if you´re the sporty type you can enjoy the surfing and beach volleyball, whilst those in need of some relaxation can chill out on the beach or in the cafes and parks of the Northside or West Quay districts.

Brisbane

The next stop for the bus is the city of Brisbane, capital of the ´Sunshine State´ of Queensland (but where isn´t sunny in Oz?). So, what can you expect here? A vibrant nightlife with the abundance of bars and clubs, a bit of culture at the City Hall and Parliament House and the chance to get up close with some of Australia´s most well known natives at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. There is so much indoor and outdoor stuff to do here that you´ll never be bored and being the biggest city in Queensland it can be a good place to stop off for some work.

Noosa

On the way from Brisbane to Rainbow Beach there is a stop off at the town of Noosa, to drop off old friends and pick up new ones. There is also a chance to have a wander around Wildhorse Mountain National Park, which provides some great photo opportunities of the gorgeous Sunshine Coast area  yet something else to make those friends at home envious about!

Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island

Rainbow beach is a must-stop place to pick up the Fraser Island 4 x 4 tour. This unique site, the largest sand island in the world, will blow your mind with its beauty pristine white sand beaches, freshwater lakes and the world´s only sand-dwelling rainforest. This is definitely one you can tick off the ´100 places to visit before you die´ list.

Back at Rainbow Beach you can indulge in some more close encounters of the animal kind (we´re talking marine life here) with the opportunity to feed the dolphins. Plus you can meet some new trip recruits at the Hervey Bay hostel stop.

Rainbow Beach to 1770 Sector

Bundaberg

After pick-ups and drop-offs at Hervey Bay the bus continues on to the towns of Childers and Bundaberg, which are the ideal place to stop off and replenish your dosh by doing some fruit picking. It´s pretty hard work but well worth it to make sure you´ve got enough funds for extra activities and partying. However, don´t go too mad on the Bundaberg Rum, or Bundy as it´s known, otherwise that fruit picking will be twice as hard!

The next opportunity for stopping off and chilling out for a few days is the gorgeous little seaside village of 1770. If you want to spend a bit of time relaxing on golden sands and dipping your toes in the crystal clear turquoise water of the Coral Sea, then this is the place for you. There is still a ton of fun activities coming up on the trip so make sure you recharge your batteries so you can make the most of it!

1770 to Airlie Beach Sector

Airlie Beach

There are quite a few miles to cover to Airlie Beach so on the way there might be a stop-off at the town of Sarina for a game of barefoot lawn bowls (your guide will want to show off their skills!) before continuing onto the beachside party town of Airlie Beach and a highlight of any east coast trip  a Whitsundays cruise. (Optional Extra).

Airlie Beach to Cairns Sector

Townsville

The beach theme continues in Townsville, where you´ll be staying at one of the best hostels, right on the gorgeous sand, or on stunning Magnetic Island just off the coast (own expense). This is the sunniest spot on the Queensland coast, so you can make the most of the outdoor activities  swimming, snorkelling, hiking, koala spotting or just chilling out with your mates. There is plenty going on at Base Backpackers and when it comes to night-time entertainment look out for the full moon parties definitely something to remember (or not!).

Mission Beach

White sand beaches, lush rainforest and activities galore await you at the paradise hideaway of Mission Beach. A few days here can be as sedate or adrenaline filled as you choose and if you didn’t take advantage of the skydive option in Byron Bay, now´s your chance! You won´t get a better view of the area and long after you touch down on the ground your euphoria levels will still be sky high. Mission Beach is also home to the impressive Cassowary, a huge flightless bird with very big claws, a sharp beak and bad-ass attitude you might not want to get too close, but they are certainly a sight to see.

Cairns Sector

You wouldn´t be in Oz if the last part of your Australia adventure didn´t finish with a bang and that´s exactly what you get with the five night Adrenaline Overload tour in Cairns. This is not included, but well worth adding it in to your itinerary!

Accommodation

Accommodation and meals are not included in the pass prices.

This total flexibility is what makes it so unique. When travelling in remote or outback regions where accommodation is minimal (or non existent) and there´s not a supermarket in sight, a ´Local Payment´ will be charged to you. This is paid to the local partners directly to cover meals and/or accommodation and, in some instances, national park fees. This will be collected in Australia, in Aussie dollars. There are some stopovers included in this pass, but there is a local payment for these stopovers.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Please call us to book the make arrangements for the next available bus

The Oz Experience bus will only travel as far as one overnight stop to another in one day. This being so you will have to stay at least one night at each overnight stop. You can of course get off the bus between these overnight stops as per the Timetable.

It depends on how long and where you are travelling and also on what optional activities you might wish to do. Backpacker hostel dorm accommodation averages approx AUD$25 a night (more peak times and depending on the location). Depending on your appetite you might spend up to AUD$20 a day on food. Activities all vary in price but allow for skydiving, bungee jumping, zorbing, rafting and Fraser Island safari and Whitsunday sailing expenditure. The smart move is to book it all before you go meaning you will then be able to enjoy the social stuff with out worrying about having to watch your cash so much, saving up for the activities. The Ultimate Australia is the perfect choice or the Cairns Adrenaline Overload if you are on more of a budget.

Yes, so long as there is enough space. Normally the luggage limit is 15kg. We can´t guarantee the space, but we make every effort to accommodate people like you with a surfboard. The best thing to do is advise Reservations by phone that you will be bringing a surfboard before you start travelling and when you book on the bus for each sector of your travels.

It is a good idea to be as organised as possible so you can allow enough time to get off the bus and spend time doing the things you want. We can show you the rest with the inclusions in your pass. Book well in advance to avoid disappointment in busy times at least 3 days.

Oz Experience drops off at selected backpacker hostels. These tend to be better known backpacker hostels which are popular with all travellers and are reliable suppliers of accommodation.

Every pass has a “minimum recommended trip time”. This is the minimum amount of time we think you should allow to travel on a particular pass so you have enough time to get off the bus and stay longer at key places and do optional activities that you want to thus making the most of Oz Experience. Of course, you could travel faster than the minimum but you wont have much time off the bus. And you could take longer longer, up to 6 months. The avaerage time taken is 2 weeks but we would not recommend this. Add more into your itinerary (ask us for your options) and you will make the trip way better.

Your pass is valid for 180 days.

Yes. Trips run in both directions, north and southbound. Simply switch the stops on the itinerary and you´ll be laughing. See our website for full itineraries in all directions.

Sturdy walking shoes (ankle high), hat & sunscreen, towel & toiletries, swimming gear, warm clothing (including waterproof jacket and pants for southerly routes in winter), water bottle, torch, insect repellent, camera, film, money for some meals and optional activities.

No, but it helps! You will learn to surf in water where you can always stand up. You will be accompanied by an accredited surf instructor with full first aid qualifications.

No. You´ll end up with a couple of different guides and groups throughout your trip, but hey, you get to meet loads of great people this way! If you do make a group of mates along the way and would like to keep travelling together, you´ll all need to book well in advance. (But there are no guarantees we can fit you on the same tour.)

Yes, you can get OFF anywhere on our route (subject to there being a safe place to stop on the road. Often it is illegal to drop people at motorways/freeways/autobahns). However, you can only get back ON at the designated pick up times and places on our timetable.

Duration Option Price  
6 (Month)Brisbane to Cairns - StrewthGBP 299Book Now
6 (Month)Sydney to Cairns - Bruce CobberGBP 415Book Now
6 (Month)Melbourne to Cairns - SkippyGBP 623Book Now

Included

  • Hop on, hop off flexible bus pass
  • Bus pass valid for 12 months
  • Transport up/ down the East Coast
  • 24 hour contact in the UK

Excluded

  •       All flights
  •       Travel insurance
  •       Visas
  •       Pay on board fee approx. $105 AUD
  •       Accommodation and meals

Dates

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Australia Sydney ConneXion

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!


This is the ultimate oz experience. The perfect way to start your travels 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!

Work & Travel Oz! Intro Week & 12 Months of Jobs

If you’re looking to find backpacker work with a working holiday Visa, and you are worried about going it alone in your first week this is the trip for you. If you are aged between 18 and 30 you can start a once-in-a-lifetime experience of working in travelling in Sydney Australia.

This programe helps sort out your arrival with an amazing first week fully guided with our funky tour leaders, staying in down town Sydney. We then help you find work all over Australia with exclusive access to jobs for 12 months.

Sydney ConneXion Highlights Include:

  • Sydney work and travel assistance and help every step of the way with not one but 2 job placement services.
  • An action packed 7 days in Sydney crammed with activities.
  • New friends and new adventures in one of the coolest cities in the world.
  • Party boat cruise in Sydney Harbour (on our own catamaran no less!).
  • Fun and lively Xtreme Gap Team in Sydney to sort out your arrival.
  • 2-night excursion to the beautiful Port Stephens.
  • Go Sandboarding and cuddle a kangaroo, see wild koalas.
  • Discover the amazing nightlife Sydney has on offer with a Sydney Party Pub Crawl.
  • Our Sydney arrival package is guided by our awesome group leaders who’ll guarantee loads of fun with your new mates in Oz!
  • After the first week we will help find you the perfect backpacking job so that you can earn big bucks in Australia. With minimum wage being about £9.75  in many of our jobs from our job placement service come in at £15- £21 per hour*
  • Getting up t0 £1500 tax back on your return from Australia**

*Rate varies due to exchange-rate fluctuations and you are paid in Australian dollars.

**You will also qualify to get tax back at the end of the year meaning you can actually come home with cash in your bank account providing you have paid that in earnings!

 

Check Out Your First Week Down Under

 

You get all following awesome Essential Inclusions:

The Essentials

  • Pre departure information pack
  • Meting like-minded travellers
  • Guaranteed fun groups
  • Airport transfer direct to your hostel
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts during the basecamp trip
  • Job Assistance all over Australia for 12 months

 

The Fun Stuff

  • Awesome group leaders will show you around this awesome city!
  • Guided Sydney city tour to see the major sites
  • Harbour cruise on a  catamaran. See all the sites in style have a party and hit Sydney’s beaches
  • 2 night beach escape take you to Port Stephens one of the most beautiful locations in Australia
  • Sand dune off roading sandboarding
  • National park bush walk
  • Dolphin trip
  • Sydney party bus pub crawl
  • Sydney beaches tour

The Life Savers

  • Just landed info session
  • Online RSA for QLD, NT,WA,SA
  • Bar skills course
  • Job search assistance for 12 months
  • Cv review
  • Mail forwarding for 12 months
  • Australian Bank account
  • Sim Card activated number given on arrival
  • Tax file number arranged
  • Medicare organised
  • Tax refund advice
  • Travellers Discounts
  • Free in Sydney offices
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Assistance form the locally based Xtreme team
  • Detailed pre departure pack before you leave
  • Several meals

If you find this type of trip like for like cheaper we will beat the price let us know.

 

A Week You Will Never Forget

The itinerary is structured to make sure your first week down under is jam packed with the best activities Sydney has to offer. What´s more, accommodation and many meals are included, along with great company and dedicated expert guides for practical support and, of course, to help you milk the most out of every experience along the way.

Meet Your Mates On Monday

Work Up Australia (46)Straight from the plane, you drop into the Xtreme Gap base in Sydney, where you´ll meet up with all the other arrivals. For many this is the start of long friendships, that last for the duration of Gap time in Oz and beyond, so it´s super exciting to see everyone meet.
You´ll get an introductory session from your guides, who´ll let you know everything about the practicalities of being in Oz and what you can expect from the first week with us in Sydney. It´s low-key and fun, and everyone´s excited to get going, but before we do, you´ll also get all the arrival admin out the way. This is sorted by us before you get here and includes bank cards, mobile SIMs and tax numbers; all the requirements to set you up for your stay in Oz, beyond your Sydney experience.
From here it´s straight into the city, for a full and comprehensive tour of all the major sights. You´ll see all the fantastic architecture of the Sydney Harbour  from the iconic Opera House, to the formidable steel curves of the Harbour Bridge. Then, it´s on to the Royal Botanical Gardens, where the multitude of Australian fauna blooms in the shadow of the city´s looming skyscrapers.
In the night, you can unwind with a meal and a drink on us, getting to know your fellow travellers late into the Australian night.

Explore Sydney On Tuesday

Work Up Australia (33)After an early start, the Xtreme Gap crew give the whole group a comprehensive introduction to all the ins and outs of working and living in Australia. These guys really are in the know, with first-hand experience of Gapping in Oz, so they have all the answers for what´s what when it comes to setting up camp here.
Afterwards, the focus of Tuesday is all about adventure and exploration. We´ll take you on a Harbour cruise to show you the city sights from a whole new perspective and we´ll delve deeper into the New South Wales cityscape by adventuring to Fort Dennison (a prison-cum-lighthouse glowering over the bays downstream from the Sydney harbour), Luna Park and Watson´s Bay in Woollahra (where the sandstone cliff peninsulas jut dramatically into the ocean).
In between seeing the sights you can swim in the warm waters of the coastline that straddles the harbour, take photos, or just chill in the Sydney sun as you please.

Wildlife and Wild Land On Wednesday

Work Up Australia (36)Wednesday sees us get out of the metropolitan centre of Sydney and into the New South Wales wildlife. The Xtreme Gap basecamp is an area of 6 acres, covered in rich rainforest fauna and home to a myriad of very Australian critters. We set off early from town, to let you get the most of this different setting, where you´ll stay for the next three days and two nights.
Relax in the day in the company of Josie the Kangaroo, or go wildlife spotting to try and catch a glimpse of some koalas, echidnas or possums in the forest, or dolphins and whales in the nearby coastline shallows (the sea is just 5 minutes´ walk from the basecamp!).
After an evening swim watching the Aussie sun dip below the horizon, it´s pizza night at the basecamp!

Thrilling Thursday

Xtreme Sydney Connexion (3)We start Thursday with some adrenaline pumping sand boarding in the nearby dunes. We get up in the 4x4s and ride back down again, so there´s no dune here too high to conquer!
After everyone´s had their fill, it´s of for an adventure filled bush walk, guided by the Xtreme Gap crew. There´s loads of wildlife to see, and the walk ends on one of New South Wales´ best lookout spots, where there´s a chance to take photos and go Koala spotting (here, families are observable the entire year round!). Then, as the sunlight fades and night creeps in, we light the BBQ in true Aussie fashion, and chill out around the camp fire into the early hours.

Party Boat Cruise on Frickin Awesome Friday

Friday´s a real high-point. The Xtreme Gap crew launch our very own boat and everyone gets up close and personal with the rich marine life of the New South Wales seas.

Aside from the bucket list beating dolphin spotting (when you´ll also have a chance to sit in the boom net while dolphins glide through the water below you), it´s also possible to spot whales in the water here.
LVY-jnF1ZSj6c3XHXP_ZtdTpSPcdEWtFS3pOnCDDLqoThe bonus here is that you´ll be on board your very own private boat during the party cruise, with just your guides and fellow gappers as company. We´re in full control of where we go, and we can explore the waters as we please; there really is no better way to experience this amazing place.
After the cruise we depart for Sydney and arrive at the highly rated WakeUp hostel. With a central location and a great selection of nightly entertainments, it´s a great way to get back into ´city mode´ and enjoy the Sydney night in style.

Shindig Saturday

While the day time may all be about chilling and getting some hard earned rest, the night time is about donning your dresses and brushing up nice. We meet in the early evening at one of the city´s best bars, where backpackers and locals enjoy the famous Australian beers, and gear themselves up for a night on the town.
From here, we get hedonistic on the Xtreme Gap Sydney Pub Crawl. With entry and drinks at 4 bars and clubs included, you´ll experience all the facets of nightlife that has made this city so famous.

Slow down, Surf’s up Sunday

Where better than to coax away those hangovers and unwind than the soft-sanded white beaches of Sydney? On Sunday we´ll

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transverse some of the most famous coastline in the Area, visiting six along the way. From the wide yellow stretches of Coogee, to the famous surf-swells of Bondi, this is among the most coveted beach territory in the world, and today it´s all yours!

Most people opt to start their Oz travels between October and March, as this is when you´ll get the best weather, and Sydney really is fantastic at this time of year. That said, there´s something to be seen here all year round, and the Xtreme Gap Sydney arrival package is a no-holes-barred, full-frills introduction to Gap Years in Oz, with the added bonus of a great bunch of like-minded travellers and fun-hungry tour guides ready and waiting for you in one of the country´s most endearing of cities.

Accommodation

s1You will be staying in downtown Sydney in the wakeup hostel, voted one of the best hostels in Australia, and consistently hitting the top of trip advisor.

The wakeup hostel is an awesome place to be located as everything is on your doorstep including our team who have their offices based directly in front of where you’ll be staying.

That means you can pop in there at any stage, access their free Internet (kind of handy in Australia is everywhere tends to charge you) but also you’ll be staying in one of the swankiest hostels in Australia.

There are loads of facilities available at the wakeup hostel, good chill out areas, comfy beds and safe and secure rooms. Is also slap bang in the middle of backpacker district, which means it’s really social, and everything is on your doorstep.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

No you don’t, we have thousands of jobs in our database all over Sydney and they are constantly updated. You will remain in touch with the job team and they will be up to assist you in finding work all over the country. Work and travel made easy!
There is no minimum amount of time you need to remain there, it’s very flexible and you can even leave and re-enter the country’s many times as you like. That means if you’re only planning on going for three months you can still book this trip, having an awesome first week and pick up casual work as you go.
Wages very but on average people are between 15 and £18 an hour.
You have to fly in before 10 PM. If you arrive later we still can instruct you how to get to the hostel, but you need to pay locally. However we will refund you, just keep your ticket and give it to us the day after arrival when we all meet up!
No way! Actually most of our customers travel on their own and this program is by far the best and easiest way to make new friends and meet new people soon as you arrive. Everyone is in the same boat new arrivals into Australia and all feeling a little bit bewildered. Do not worry though because on Monday when you meet up with everyone and meet your awesome group leaders will be put right to ease and shown some the most amazing things this cool city has too offer.
If you enter this program there is no reason why cannot get a job very quickly. We have literally thousands of jobs available all throughout the country, and they are all geared towards working holiday Visa holders. It takes a special type of position to be suitable for people on working holiday visas, you are not allowed to work for one employer for more than three months so there are a wide range of jobs available and this is very handy to have a membership of our exclusive job finding service. You can go into the office any time to discuss what kind of job you need, and you can access the online database of jobs from anywhere in the country. You get 12 months membership access.
Not only is our Sydney connection a full-blown intro week we get to meet loads of people, turn on your social life from day one but we also have a fantastic award-winning jobs package as well. We have a dedicated team who actively hunt for backpackers jobs and can apply to these jobs for you. You also get access to travellers at work Australia’s largest online jobs database for backpackers, & the membership lasts one year. Travellers at work have jobs all over Australia not just in Sydney, so you can use this as you are travelling up the East coast or throughout the country. Jobs do tend to be relatively short-term in their nature as they are backpacker jobs, but that just adds to the fun of work and travel. You never know where you’re going to end up or what you will be doing or who you will be meeting.

We are often asked if it is possible to get a job prior to arriving in Australia, and the simple answer to this is no. You need to be on the ground and available for interview and keen to attend to secure those jobs, but it really does help that you have a dedicated team in Sydney backing up hunting for those exclusive jobs for you.

Sydney is by far the best place to start your Australian adventure. It is the economic powerhouse of the country, and it is one of the best places to live in the world. We have plenty of further information about Sydney on our blog so feel free to check it out, the information covers all sorts of things like reviews of the activities, what it’s like to live in Sydney and plenty of other useful information.
Yes it is, in order for you to know exactly where the best places are and do the best things available to you in Sydney, we have a couple of awesome group leaders who will sort you out and make sure you have the best time possible.
You have to be between the ages of 18 and 30 and be a national one of the participating countries in the Australian working holiday visa system. If you’re from the UK then this is absolutely no problem providing you have not already applied for one in the past.
Know the working holiday Visa is not covered in the cost of the trip, you will need to apply for one prior to entering Australia, the cost varies but this usually about hundred and £120.
Most people arrive on the Sunday, there is included airport transfer with this trip, so you make your own way to the hostel but this is prepaid for (you will be issued with a voucher before you arrive allowing you to jump on a bus dropping you straight at your accommodation). The arrival transfer does not take long, and you will check-into the hostel in your own name before meeting the rest of the group on Monday.
Exclusive to Xtreme Gap Year we have a travellers network that enables you to chat to other members of your group before you leave online. You get access to this once you have made your final payment 12 weeks before you go.
That is no problem we can book you in open dated, you just need to confirm with our team in Sydney before you arrive the likely date you’ll be joining.
Yes there are certain dates where this trip does not run, these tend to be during the major events in Sydney like New Year’s Eve, Christmas and a few select other dates contact us if you want to know the dates.
Yes absolutely, it’s quite easy to set up a bank account by mobile phone Sim card and arrange all the essentials yourself, however this does take quite some time to arrange, as you physically have to visit banks and do all the organising yourself. The beauty of this trip is that we take all the hassle out of arranging all staff meaning you can devote your first week in Sydney to just having fun making friends and kick starting your trip in the best way possible. The other majorly cool thing about this is the friends that you make, everyone is in the same boat and often lifelong friendships are formed in this first week, it’s not uncommon for people to end up travelling with other members of the group and the feedback we get from our previous groups shows that this is much more fun than just turning up in Sydney and doing your own thing.
Simply fill in your booking form and put down your hundred pound deposit, then your space is guaranteed, the final balance of the trip is payable 12 weeks before you depart give you plenty of time to save flights and spending money.
Other than giving you an amazing first week and access to jobs on tap.This trip is great for enhancing your CV with work experience. Whilst many people may struggle to explain away travel to future employers, it shows that you have self-reliance and ability to be responsible for yourself as you travel. It shows motivation and actual practical work experience as well. It takes some guts to up sticks and move to another country, but with the help of this program you can demonstrate you are more than capable of taking on the challenge.
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Is this trip right for you?

If you're serious about going to Australia on a working holiday Visa we believe this trip is essential for you.

We will find you a backpacking job quickly and take the hassle out of looking for one. In fact it will sort you out for the entire year in Australia.

There are lots of amazing activities included and as the trip is guided with a fun group you will meet people and have a great time.

It represents excellent value for money, and it's a great way to be able to afford to travel throughout this massive exciting country.

It's hasslefree, as everything is taken care of for you, from accommodation, bank accounts, tax file numbers tax rebates, job support, free hospitality training programs and an incredible itinerary as well.
With dolphin cruises, sand boarding, beach tours, Harbour cruises in an exclusive catamaran, and included nights out with some meals and all accommodation.

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Jobs In Australia & Support Finding Work

Taking the stress out of finding a paid job in Australia!

RSA1After an amazing first week in Sydney we will help you get a job.  Great so you have made loads of mates and now you’re going to make loads of dough!

After the first week is up you can arrange appointments with our job support team at our offices in Sydney. They are constantly recruiting for work and travel positions all over Australia. So when you are ready to commit to finding work abroad in Australia It is really easy for you.

The job assistance team is available in the office Monday to Friday and can help you out by reviewing your CV, giving you advice and running through the latest backpacker jobs.  The service is not just limited to Sydney, they find jobs all over Australia and you can communicate with them on the move via e-mail and phone.

There are thousands of amazing jobs on offer for backpackers in Australia. You are pretty much only limited by your imagination, you can find work in the cities, in surfer towns, the mountains or outback. It really takes the pressure off knowing that there is a team dedicated to help you apply and setup job interviews.

Even though you may not be looking to find paid work in Australia for the entire year, the job support service lasts an 12 months. That’s great because you never know way Australia adventure will take you.  A large percentage of people on a working holiday Visa, do extend to a second year.

It’s not actually just the physical assistance that is beneficial in helping you with your job search.  You can use the free Wi-Fi access in the office if you have your own laptop or smart phone which helps you access the jobs database.  You can also use their printer for printing out your CV.  Now if this sounds petty, believe us it’s not.  Wi-Fi access in Australia is quite expensive so it’s the little things that really make your job search less hassle.

One of the great things about this program is that the Australia job support service is totally flexible around you.  That means you can go after the jobs that inspire you, after all your Australia trip is more about fun but working. That worklife balance is completely in your control. With plenty of access to loads of Australian jobs, it can really make your trip amazing. Work for a couple of weeks in one location, and then move onto another having more money saved up then you started with!

 

What you get with the job support programme:

  • An entire year’s access to an exclusive online jobs database and job finding service.
  • A CV review service.  You will be amazed how a few changes can mean more job offers.  Our team are experts in reviewing Australia work travel Cvs
  • The best advice about living working in travelling around Australia from expert mentors.
  • Your own Australian bank account set up online for you to enable you to manage your finances easily.
  • We will set you up with an Australian telephone (mobile) number.  You will pick up your Sim card in Sydney but your mobile phone number will be e-mailed to you before you leave.  That means before you even enter Australia you can get contacted by employers offering interviews!
  • A Tax File Number – To receive an income in Australia you need to have a Tax File Number And without it you would get taxed heavily. The moment you arrive we will sort this out for you.
  • Help getting your refund tax back.  On average we get people nearly $3000 ( Australian) or £1500 of tax back prior to coming home. Now that’s enough to kill those travel blues.
  • Medicare Arranged.  This means you could get health cover on an Australian national health service equivalent.  This is a reciprocal agreement between the UK and Australian authorities but it needs to be set up on arrival.
  • You can use Wi-Fi at our offices.  You can use our printers as well.
  • Expecting snail mail?  No worries we will hold your  Post for you for up to 12 months.  It’s pretty handy to have a fixed postal address in Australia when you are moving around.
  • We will give you all the help and advice you need about finding long-term accommodation the duration of your stay.
  • We also arrange discounts which can save you loads of money on hostels, tours and travel products all over Australia.
  • If you are looking to work in hospitality: we will set you up with an inclusive bar skills course.
  • You will also get an online responsible service of alcohol course valid in Queenland, Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.  Please note the New South Wales And Victoria one is different you can have access to that as wellPaying a small local payment supplement.
  • The Australia job finding service is pretty amazing.  It helps sort you out on arrival, and covers pretty much everything you need.  It genuinely can help you get a job in Australia from the very start.  Please note it is just a job finding service, your employment contract is between you and your end employers.  We are not responsible for what happens during your employment.

More on the types of jobs available to you jobs

While let’s just say it’s pretty comprehensive.  Up to 2000 jobs available in a wide spectrum of industries:

Accounts Banking / Legal /Au-Pair / Nanny / Childcare / Bar / Hospitality / Chef/ Credit / Collections Jobs / Farm / Harvest / Ranch

Hairdressing / Beauty Jobs / IT / Web / Design / Media / Mechanical / Engineering / Mining Industry Jobs / Nursing / Health Care Jobs
Office / Admin Jobs / Retail / Customer Service / Sales / Marketing / Fundraising /Teaching / Coaching Jobs / Telemarketing / Call Centre Trades / Labour Jobs /Travel / Tourism Jobs.

How much can I expect to earn?

Wages vary depending on where you are and what you are doing obviously.  On average people earn up to £15 per hour.  Now this is a huge improvement on the UK minimum wage, but the Australian dollar is strong and wages are good.

Will you help me out with tax?

We will sort out your tax file number, and your employers will be dealing with your tax as you earn.  It works on a very similar systems the UK.  Whilst tax is a necessary evil, it’s nice to know you can claim much of it back when you leave Australia, with some refunds being up to $3000 on average!  That’s a great way to head home knowingly have plenty of money still in your bank account.

When should I book and when can I start looking for jobs?

Almost immediately. Although the best jobs get taken very quickly, so it’s better to sign up sooner rather than later before heading to Australia.  We do have limited availability on this program, so make sure you book early.  We will need a least two weeks to get everything together and usually the working holiday Visa comes through in two days. On average people book six months ahead because it gives them peace of mind that their places secured on this unrivalled job finding service.

Where can I go in Australia?

Anywhere you want!  Although after your first week in Sydney you may want to hang around for a bit as it is an amazing city you don’t have to do.  Are so many places to visit in Australia, and loads of jobs all over the place.  Where takes your fancy you can head there knowing that you have the full backup and support of our jobs team to help find you a job at a moments notice.

How long do I have to stay in Australia?

The working holiday Visa is valid for one year from the point of entry.  You do not have to stay for one year however.  In fact there is no minimum amount of time.  There are some restrictions, you are not allowed to work for one employer for more than three months.  If you want to stay for two years you can do that but you need to do agricultural work for a minimum of three months.

 

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Terms: £200 GBP deposit required on booking. Full payment 12 weeks prior to trip start.

Dates

Start Dates 2017
January
Thu 5th
Mon 9th
Thu 12th
Mon 16th
Thu 19th
Mon 23rd
Mon 30th

February
Thu 2nd
Mon 6th
Mon 13th
Mon 20th
Mon 27th

March
Mon 6th
Mon 13th
Mon 20th
Mon 27th

April
Mon 3rd
Mon 10th
Mon 17th
Mon 24th

May
Mon 1st
Mon 8th
Mon 15
Mon 22nd
Mon 29th

June
Mon 5th
Mon 12th
Mon 26th

July
Mon 10th
Mon 24th
Mon 31 st

August
Mon 7th
Mon 14
Mon 21st
Mon 28th

September
Mon 4th
Thur 7th
Mon 11th
Thur 14th
Mon 18th
Mon 21st
Thur 25th
Mon 28th

October
Mon 2nd
Mon 9th
Mon16th
Mon 23rd
Mon 30th

November
Mon 6th
Mon 13th
Mon 20th
Mon 27th

December 2017
Mon 4th
Mon 11th

2018
January
Thu 4th
Mon 8th
Thu 11th
Mon 15th
Thu 18th
Mon 22nd
Mon 29th

February
Thu 1st
Mon 5th
Mon 12th
Mon 19th
Mon 26th

March
Mon 5th
Mon 12th
Mon 19th
Mon 26th

April
Mon 2nd
Mon 9th
Mon 16th
Mon 23rd

May
Mon 7th
Mon 14th
Mon 28th

June
Mon 11th
Mon 25th

July
Mon 9th
Mon 23rd

August
Mon 6th
Mon 13th
Mon 20th
Mon 27th

September
Mon 3rd
Thu 6th
Mon 10th
Thu 13th
Mon 17th
Thu 20th
Mon 24th
Thu 27th

Later dates on request

Due to the popularity of this programme we have advise to book in time!

For the Thursdays start dates the itinerary will be the following:

  • Thursday: City Walk and Welcome Dinner
  • Friday: Group Info Session and Harbour Cruise
  • Saturday: Beach Walk and Party Night
  • Sunday to Tuesday: Basecamp
  • Wednesday: time for laundry, individual Q&A, apply for jobs, relax

 

Included

  • Airport transfer (When arriving before midnight)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Guided Sydney city tour
  • Harbour cruise day trip
  • 2-night beach escape
  • Sand dune off-roading
  • Sandboarding
  • National park bush walk
  • Dolphin trip
  • Sydney party bus pub crawl
  • Sydney beaches tour
  • Just landed info session
  • Online RSA for QLD, NT,WA,SA
  • Bar skills course
  • Job search assistance for 12 months
  • Cv review
  • Mail forwarding for 12 months
  • Bank account set up
  • Sim Card activated number given on arrival
  • Tax file number arranged
  • Medicare organised
  • Tax refund advice
  • Travellers Discounts
  • Free in Sydney offices
  • 24-hour emergency number
  • Assistance from the locally based team
  • Detailed pre departure pack before you leave
  • Some meals
    • Welcome Dinner and Drink
    • BBQ on the Sydney Harbour Cruise
    • Basecamp: 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    • Party Night: 1 drink in each bar (at least 3).