Join one of hundreds of small-group adventure tours around the world. These tours work perfectly for someone on a tight schedule as everything is organised for you, from airport transfers, to ground crew, accommodation and all the activities that will get you under the skin of the country you're in.
Whether you want culture, to go walking, a challenge, wildlife or amazing landscapes, there's a tour for you.
A Short Gap style trip gives you plenty of time to soak up the local atmosphere, culture and colour in more manageable bites, so why not give it a go?
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Blue Mountains Day Tour
A region of stunning natural beauty, Sydney's Blue Mountains stand as a treasure of the Australian bush – and what better way to experience it than on a full-day tour! Try to spot big eastern grey kangaroos in their native setting, soak up the tranquil atmosphere of Wentworth Falls, pass through the World Heritage-listed rainforest that envelopes the Furber Stairs and be bewitched by the dramatic sight of the Three Sisters. Boasting plentiful natural panoramas and an impressive array of Australia's iconic flora and fauna, this trip makes for a terrific day's outing.
Lake Titicaca (Basix)
Sail close to the clouds on Lake Titicaca and meet the descendants of ancient civilisations that inhabit its islands. Feel the spongy reeds of the 'floating' Uros islands beneath your feet, learn about unique local cultures and customs at a homestay, and relish the vistas over seemingly infinite waters from the brilliant Taquile Island. This is the world’s highest navigable lake, sitting at a soaring 3,812 m above sea level. On this unique and inspiring trip, encounter the fascinating people and beautiful locations that characterise this evocative place.
Mekong Delta Farmstay
With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the Mekong Delta is a place not to be missed. Venture out through this iconic landscape and discover riverbanks dotted with coconut palms swaying in the breeze and sprawling rice fields sparkling in the sun. Be dazzled by a collage of coloured orchards, marvel at ramshackled houses on stilts and travel a waterway that bursts at the seams with boats of every conceivable size and shape. Learn about life on the Mekong Delta from local hosts, savour freshly picked fruit and gain a true appreciation of why this area is known as the ‘ricebowl of Vietnam’.
Mai Chau Adventure
Escape the beeping horns and bustling bikes of Hanoi by venturing out into the serene Mai Chau region. Make the acquaintance of curious locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture over a traditional lunch. Snack on weird and wonderful delicacies, and discover a slice of rural paradise while cycling through remote villages and along paths that border spectacular rice paddies. After the sun sets on an action-packed day, fall asleep in a village homestay before waking up early to see this stunning region bathed in morning sunlight. Then, with batteries fully recharged, wave goodbye to new friends and make tracks back to the enigmatic Vietnamese capital.
2 Day Melbourne to Adelaide Explorer
Set off on a short but sweet road trip from Melbourne to Adelaide and get a taste of southern Australia's rugged natural beauty. Stop by the world-class surf break of Bells Beach, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and be captivated by each twist and turn of the Great Ocean Road. Soak up the dramatic horizon rendered by the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge, learn about local Aboriginal history in the Grampians National Park and hike out to some attractive waterfalls before finishing up in the quaintly charming city of Adelaide.
2 Day Adelaide to Melbourne Explorer
Set off on a short but sweet road trip from Adelaide to Melbourne and experience southern Australia's wild natural beauty. Drive through the Adelaide Hills, learn about local Aboriginal history in the Grampians National Park and soak up the dramatic horizon rendered by the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Be captivated by each twist of the Great Ocean Road's turn, spot wild koalas at Kennett River and stop by the world-class surf break of Bells Beach before finishing up in artsy and eclectic Melbourne.
2 Day Alice Springs to Darwin Explorer
Spend two days discovering the natural delights of this isolated corner of the Red Centre. Travel from Alice Springs via Daly Waters towards Darwin, visiting Nitmiluk National Park, Edith Falls and Katherine Gorge along the way. Learn about traditional indigenous culture, meet some friendly locals in an outback pub and camp out beneath glittering desert stars on this eye-opening journey through one of Australia's most pristine locations.
Northern Thailand Hilltribes Trek
Trek through the hills surrounding Chiang Mai and meet the local people, known collectively as hilltribes, who have made their homes on these slopes. They have lived in peace and without modern conveniences for many years; a visit to these traditional communities is like travelling back to a simpler time. Learn about jungle food and the local way of life, and ride an elephant through the forest. After all that exertion, recline on a bamboo raft and float downriver, giving the friendly locals a wave as you drift past them going about their daily lives.
Greyhound Mini Traveller Pass
Darwin to Broome
Mini Traveller Passes provide travel between two popular destinations in the one direction. Start from either end of your route and hop on and hop off at your leisure for up to 90 days! This popular route takes takes you all the way from Darwin to Broome.