Asia is the quintessential backpacking destination. With Xtreme Gap Year's Asia Gap Year Trips you can have the time of your life, meeting new people partying your pants off on paradise beaches, chill time and adrenaline adventures to enable you to immerse yourself in culture and do things you just can't do at home. Whether you are adding Asia backpacking as part of your round the world itinerary, or want to do big trip around Southeast Asia, we can help you plan your Asia backpacking itinerary.
South East Asia is a very interesting, fun, safe and beautiful part of the world. It has a well-trodden backpacking route for good reason. This group trip will show you the best sites in Vietnam, Thailand and Laos in a whopping 9 weeks!
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.
Working out in the morning, exploring lush green rice paddies and chilling by the amazing beaches of Bali in the afternoon. Eat Sleep Workout Repeat. Getting fit and healthy in a tropical paradise with Xtreme Gap Year is the perfect remedy for everything bad modern life can throw at you!
This is the ultimate gap year or career break experience combines amazing surf and fulfilling cultural experiences. Join us for 8-12 weeks on the Bali surf instructor course, meet people from all over the world, enjoy our villa and amazing lifestyle while training to become a surf instructor… Only the best job ever!
Are you longing to get really fit? If you spend time at the Xtreme Gap fitness bootcamp, set in a tropical Thai jungle paradise, then you really will. Industry leading professional personal trainers will get you in peak condition in no time. After your training take your new six pack for a walk on the beautiful tropical beaches of Phuket. Feel the burn!!
Imagine 18 days of pure fun, adventure, friends and good times of epic proportions in one of the most idyllic places on earth. If you’re looking for “all of the above” then this is the trip for you. We take you on amazing adventures on amazing islands. Groups guaranteed.
Immerse yourself in our exciting new turtle conservation project. Get involved with turtle nesting sites, helping out at our great rehabilitation centre and caring for turtles on this unspoiled island, you will be sure to leave knowing that you made a positive and important impact. Welcome to Indonesia!
The Koh Tao Divemaster course is an 8 or 12-week experience giving you plenty of opportunity to dive with whale sharks and thousands of tropical fish, like Nemo! Set on a tropical island paradise with white sandy beaches and crystal clear seas, this is the world’s number one spot to do your Divemaster. You will discover one of the most amazing lifestyles and gain a professional level qualification enabling you to work in the scuba diving industry all over the world.
An awesome combination of joining a Fitness Bootcamp and getting some well-deserved beach time in Thailand. Spend time focusing on your health and fitness by combining your fitness holiday with a lot of beach time on an awesome tropical paradise island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Take an epic three week road trip throughout Vietnam from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. New friends on new adventures along the way, in truly one of the most breathtaking Southeast Asian countries. Fully guided full on bring it on! Insanely good value as well.
Looking for something different, then this is the trip for you!!! 10 Epic days of pure Philippino culture and adventure. Explore untouched beaches, make new friends and feel at ease with our fully guided tour including airport transfers.
This trip combines two of our best experiences in Bali; our Bali bootcamp and our awesome 10 day Bali Epic. If you are looking to give your health and fitness a good boost and still have an adventure holiday, then this is the perfect combination for you.
Perfect trip for first-time travellers who would love to see 2 fantastic Asian destinations. You do not need a huge budget and it is a great way to meet people as you join our groups! Don’t worry about being alone, 85% of travellers travel solo. You will be joining a group of like minded travellers, once you book you have an online buddy list to chat to others before you go!
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An unforgettable 18 day Thailand tour in the land of smiles. All transport, accommodation and activities are included in your epic Thailand trip of a lifetime, so you do not need to worry about anything. Simply get yourself here and we will take care of the rest! This trip takes in all of the major islands that you need to see.
An awesome combination of fitness travel, cultural injection and a surf adventure of epic proportion. Spend some time focusing on your health and combine your fitness holiday with a surf adventure of a lifetime. Totally Bro!
Are you ready for your ultimate fitness transformation? Sometimes work and life can get in the way of us achieving our goals, so it’s time to make some time for yourself to focus on your fitness and get an awesome bod at the same time! With our professional trainers and customised exercise plans set in a dream tropical locations, this trip combines 2 weeks at our Thailand Fitness Bootcamp and 2 weeks at our Bali Fitness bootcamp and is truly, a life-changing experience!
This is not just any elephant programme. The Ethical Elephant project is one of the best out there, and that is why we offer it! This fantastic opportunity will see you working side by side with these majestic creatures, ensuring that they are fed, washed and kept happy the entire time you spend on the project.
Winding mountain roads, towering forests, elephants, waterfalls, fascinating villages, all topped off with a super comfy bed and great food every evening. You really haven’t ‘done’ Thailand until you’ve ‘done’ The 2 weeks Thailand Fast & Furious and rode your own Tuk Tuk!
This trip is epic. Combining arguably two of the greatest backpacking routes in the world. You can immerse yourself in culture and good times in Southeast Asia. Prior to witnessing one of the most beautiful countries and adrenaline packed locations on the planet
Starting in Phnom Penh and ending in Siem Reap, we take you on a 12 day adventure filled with culture, beauty and beaches. This trip offers amazing variety, stopping in the best locations that Cambodia has to offer, this trip really does have something for everyone. Beaches, islands, boat trips and parties in Sihanoukville and Koh Rong Samloem, fun water activities and riverside chilling in Kampot, history and nightlife in Phnom Penh, culture and temples in Siem Reap. If you want to make friends, have fun and experience Cambodia for all it’s uniqueness, then this is the trip for you.
Are you looking for a great value fun and cultural trip where you meet loads of other travellers? Do you want to experience some amazing cultural adventures like trekking and visiting temples? You will be enchanted by Thai culture and eased into your travels on a great intro week, you can pick fun adventure options in week two, you’ll have a cultural exchange experience in week three and finish up with some serious beach time week four. included are all transfers, accommodation, activities for 4 weeks, and 3 weeks of meals sorted!!
The Bali ConneXion. This is our Bali arrival pack including airport pickup, one nights accommodation, breakfast, Balinese massage and yes … you can add on a surf lesson. You will have experienced local guides who will introduce you to the people, amazing places and inform you about local customs, cultures and how to stay safe while having fun in the tropical Islands of Bali. The perfect way to start any Bali backpacking adventure.
So you want to do an amazing round the world trip, but not sure where to start? This is a pretty good option for you! The best parts of Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. All the must do activities, incredible places and incredible people await. From Thailand island hopping, to the East coast Australia and a mental few days in Queenstown, this is the perfect backpacking adventure.
An awesome 18 day loop around China starting and ending in Shanghai. Shorter than the 27 day Xtreme China Experience put packs a punch of all the best locations. Mixing the old China with the new in the perfect cocktail of adventure and culture.
Explore China in 27 days on this Epic China Group Tour. Easy to get to and from as it starts and ends in Hong Kong. Taking in the best China has to offer by completing a loop you will see Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou and Macau en route. Big cities, to traditional China. Shaolin temples, great wall, jawdropping scenery and good times with new friends. Guided group gap year tour with an average of 12 people per trip. If you want to explore China then this is for you.
Step off the plane and into paradise, living on an incredible tropical island and getting paid for it! This once in a lifetime opportunity is not to be missed. Become an underwater videographer on the island of Koh Tao in Thailand, spending your days filming colourful and tropical scenes underwater, and your afternoons editing your footage into awesome movies! This is living!
Get off the beaten path and visit Laos! Let us take you off the beaten path on our backpacker trip in Laos. Starting in Bangkok Thailand, you can head through one of the most rewarding countries in South East Asia, and experience the joys of tubing, waterfalls and mind boggling scenery and beer Lao!
Thailand & Australia offer the perfect mixture when you want to go travelling. Stopping off in Thailand you will be blown away by the culture, beaches and stunning beauty of the country. Featuring a month long Trip you can really do it all, lazy days on tropical beaches. Partying in Bangkok, temples and action. Then it’s on to Australia, where you will have an amazing first week followed by an exciting adventure up the East coast.
If you want to visit India, get under the skin of this fantastic country then the Xtreme India experiences for you. This whirlwind tour takes you through four different regions, big cities like New Delhi, palaces and temples Like the Taj Mahal, and stunning scenery. Explore the desert on a camel, trek in the Himalayan foothills and make new friends on this exciting group tour. Finish up in Goa for some serious beach time.
Tropical beaches? Island paradises? Amazing adventure? Welcome to the trip of a lifetime; the ultimate bucket list journey through Thailand! If you love beaches, nature, adventure and a healthy dose of partying, then this is the trip for you! Amazing value, and perfect for first-time or solo travellers, you will instantly make a bunch of new friends in your travel group who will share amazing travel experiences with you.
The ideal way to start your backpacking adventure in Thailand! Travel as a group from Bangkok to Koh Phangan in 8 days. We will take care of everything for you including accommodation, activities and transport, plus your group leader will be on hand all week to ensure you have an awesome and trouble free trip. See the best of this amazing country and meet new friends whilst enjoying the experience of a lifetime! The best value for money backpacker tour in Thailand – everything only £499!
Start your trip with a stunning group trip through Thailand culture, actions and lots of well deserved beach time, get cultured up in Laos, join the tubing in Vang Vieng before getting serious and join or the Outback Cowboy course or the Learn to earn on sailing yachts course in Australia!
Discover the exceptionally diverse vietnam with are exciting fully guided Vietnam Xplorer. Backpacking your way up the country from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, we take you to some incredible locations, from the classic rice paddy vistas, pristine beaches and stunning French colonial towns. You will be exposed to the chilling history of the Vietnam War, world Heritage locations like Hoi Ann with a group of like-minded adventurers.
A flexible hop on hop off adventure taking in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, starting in the capital of Thailand Bangkok and ending in the capital of Vietnam Hanoi. With the recommended a trip time of 56 days (min 38), this is the perfect guided group backpacking adventure taking in four incredible Southeast Asia countries. All transport, loads of activities included.
If you like the sound of die for beaches, superb nightlife and some incredible adventure activities with a cool group of travellers then the Koh Tao adventure is the trip for you. Each week has a new adventure. All you have to do is decide which activities to pick and how long you want to go for.
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!
Do you want to try the ultimate in personal fitness training? Muay Thai training Thailand gets you closer to the culture and action. Set on a gorgeous tropical island paradise. You will train hard in a stunning jungle gym up a sandy track minutes from the beach. But will you be ready to step in the ring? Now there is an exclusive Xtreme Gap Year CrossFit bolt on available for only £100 per month for unlimited daily training sessions
Learn kung fu in China in a 2000 year old temple. Training under grandmasters, this is the ultimate Kung Fu in China experience. Our Western run academy with deep links to the Shaolin Temple, provides you with an incredible opportunity to develop serious kung fu skills. Whether it’s one month or one year you will be amazed by what your body is capable of. Train from a few weeks up to a year!
Head round the world from West to East taking in the sites and sounds of South East Asia ´s Thailand and Laos, before heading to Australia and New Zealand for some serious action! Finish up in the USA completing an awesome road trip from LA to New York before flying home.
Discover Cambodia with its exceptionally interesting history, hidden temples and stunning beaches. This is a group guided backpacking tour, with all transport included. Flexible hop on hop off so you can spend as long as you like discovering this amazing country. Start in Cambodia, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, or in Bangkok up to you.
A group travel experience like no other. A sun drenched, palm fringed tropical island with turquoise seas. There are lots of action packed weeks to choose from, plus a worthwhile and important turtle conservation project and a chilled beach week at the end! Explore Sri Lanka, its beautiful nature and friendly people while getting a real taste of local life in the tropics.
Dubai is the land of Xtremes. The world’s highest building, the world’s largest shopping more and even an indoor ski slope in the desert. On this awesome stopover program you can rip through the Arabian desert powering 1600 cc Dune buggy and sampling the best that Dubai has to offer. This is perfect if you are travelling and Emirates where you can take advantage of a free stopover en route to Asia or perhaps on the way home.
If you like beaches, this is YOUR trip! From island hopping in Thailand on to Bali and the Gili islands on to and awesome surf trip in Indonesia. The Australia, all along the East Coast before rewarding yourself with some serious Pacific beach time on a paradise islands of Fiji! Four awesome countries with loads of beachtime, activities and culture.
So you wanna learn MMA? Then learn with the best. Mixed Martial Arts is the ultimate fighting style, and you will discover the secrets, techniques and methods delivered by one of the worlds top MMA fighters. Beginners, Intermediates or Advanced, by training at the Xtreme Gap MMA camp you will become one serious bad ass.
Mastering advanced Freediving techniques will enable you to dive down 20 metres on a single breath of air in just 2 days! You can train at our worldclass Freediving school, set on a cool tropical island in Thailand. We will teach you the correct techniques, the physiology and science enabling you to do advance freediving. Either complete an eye opening beginner or advanced course, or participate in a full blown freediving master or even instructor programme!
Learn to dive in Koh Tao on your gap year! Getting your PADI qualifications in Thailand is one of the must do activities when you go backpacking in Asia or as part of a round the world trip. Koh Tao is famous for diving, low prices and great experiences, and maybe even meet the Whale shark, the biggest and most amazing fish in the sea! Come join us and have a great time on Koh Tao.
Have you always dreamed of immersing yourself in a foreign exotic culture, and learning all about the history, language, religion, traditions and people? Would you like to do all of this in one of the most fascinating, spiritual and breath-taking lands on earth, home to the epic Himalayas and the worlds largest mountains. An exciting 4 week journey with just the right mix of discover, adventure adrenaline and cultural experience.
Taking your IDC or Dive Instructor Course is a life changing step. Gone are the days of commuting, offices and general dis-satisfaction of everyday life in a modern world. Enter a life of living in the worlds most amazing beach resorts, a genuinely rewarding job and qualifications you can use to earn a living anywhere in the world. Hello complete freedom.
This is the SSI DIVEMASTER Equivalent: Gain your SSI Open Water through to Dive Control Specialist. Starting from the beginning and working up to a dive professional! Located in the gorgeous Gili islands, it is a little more expensive than doing your divemaster in Thailand, but the diving is much better and the experience is more refined. The Gilis are a piece of paradise on earth and you will love doing your dive training here.
Free diving is the name suggest is all about freedom under water. It’s amazing what you can achieve when you push yourself (and when you have the proper instruction) makes this in with a beautiful tropical island deep clear blue seas and superb free diving instruction from some of the world’s top free dive instructors and you’re onto a winner.
Malapascua in the Philippines is the only place in the world where you can see the Thresher Shark on a regular basis. Although this shark is harmless to humans.This is pretty cool in itself, but then throw in Manta Rays, Hammerhead Sharks and really good macro diving and you have some great reasons to take your Divemaster in the Philippines. The other reason is that you will be living on a tropical island with warm waters, white beaches and lovely people!
An enlightening 3 weeks in Bali all inclusive, learn about the culture of this fascinating island and discover why Bali is famous for being such a beautiful islands, with friendly people and loads of inclusions, this might just be the highlight of your Asia trip
Indonesia’s Bali, is a tropical paradise island, created from an active volcano and the perfect setting for some Xtreme adventures. The perfect mix of cultural experiences, set over four different themed weeks, you will experience adventure, the unique culture of Bali and world-class surfing.
The Thailand Fullmoon party, one of the all-time top 10 must dos before you die. Awesome 13 day adventure around Thailand full guided with a group of fellow mentalists. The full moon party in Thailand is amazing. It’s probably going to be the biggest and most fun night of your life. With extremes full moon party experience, You can join our groups and hit the full moon party in style. Don’t worry about coming alone, most people do. You will meet loads of people, and experience the best party on earth in a safe group environment.
An exception 11 day guide tour through Myanmar (Burma). Become a Backpacking Trailblazer and discover this exciting undeveloped country. This trip is best booked in groups of two or more to benefit from shared accommodation discounts.
Few things can change your life so drastically like a PADI scuba diving qualification, specifically PADI dive instructor. As a diving instructor you have a license to earn money in some of the most beautiful tropical destinations, and live a life of eternal fun, socialising and awesomeness of diving every day and doing something fun for a living. You will completely escape the rat race and have a smug sense of satisfaction that life really is awesome.
Discover why Asia is one of the most popular destinations for our gap year travellers. Packed with culture beautiful beaches and good times, the low cost of living helps extend your travels before heading on to more expensive developed destinations like Australia.
We have plenty of great exciting trip ideas in Asia, they represent some of the best value holidays out there, because we run our own trips and with a low booking deposit of only £100 and 0% finance options available, there should be nothing stopping you from booking up on a trip of a lifetime.
We have plenty of great ideas and advice if you are looking to take in Asia gap year. Have a look around the site for some inspiration or alternatively contact us and we will be happy to tailor make the perfect trip to you. All of our staff are very well travelled, we genuinely been to the places we promote and love what we do. We would love you to join us.
Koh Tao Options
Many of our trips end up on Koh Tao where we have some incredible adrenaline options. You can pick the following activities on the Thailand Xplorer, Xtreme Thailand Experience and Koh Tao adventure.
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