The Classic Round the World
Up to 12 months from £6,799
- Explore the bustle of Bangkok, spend time at an elephant project, trek through the jungle, and party on paradise islands in Thailand
- Learn to surf on Balinese beaches, visit emerald rice terraces and tour Gili T and Lombok in Bali, Indonesia
- Try out different types of work and earn money to fund your travels around Australia for up to 12 months
- Spend time snorkelling, paddleboarding and relaxing on the sun-drenched beaches of beautiful Fiji
- Discover the magic of both North Island and South Island with a flexible travel pass in New Zealand
- Experience the best of the west with a classic route from LA to San Francisco in the USA
- Meet likeminded travellers and make some awesome new friends to enjoy the adventure with
Thailand – Bali - Australia – New Zealand – Fiji - USA
Want to travel the world? Go to Thailand, Bali, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the USA on this global gallivant. Journey through three continents and meet new groups of likeminded travel buddies to share the experience with. Perfect for the adventurous traveller, this is a fully flexible route, so you’ll be able to add or remove destinations based on your own travel goals! Cool, customisable and classic – get everything you want from your round the world trip and cross dream destinations off your bucket list. You’ll visit temples in Thailand, beaches in Bali, party in Oz, travel the length and breadth of North and South Island in New Zealand, laze on Fiji beaches, trail-blaze through the USA, and get to see and do so much on the way. This trip takes worldwide wanderlust to a whole new level.
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Thailand - Bali - Australia - New Zealand - Fiji - USA
This is a popular route (and for good reason), but we know that one size doesn’t fit all. We want you to be able to travel with as much freedom and flexibility as possible, so if you’d like to take out, or add any destinations, or you’d rather not do the working holiday part of the trip, just get in touch with our team and we’ll work with you to build the trip of your dreams.
Sawasdeeka and welcome to Thailand! Kick off with two days in bustling Bangkok, with a long-tail boat tour, and a night out on Khao San Road, before boarding the night train north. Spend a night in Chiang Mai before visiting an amazing ethical elephant project and taking a 2 day hike through the jungle (including bamboo rafting and a night in a rustic retreat). Then hop on a short flight south, where the paradise isles of Koh Phi Phi awaits. Trek to a viewpoint, take a boat trip to stunning Maya Bay and Monkey Island and party all night long. Next up it’s Ao Nang, where we’ll take a guided street-food crawl, paddle a kayak into the mangrove forests and take a boat trip to Hong and Poda islands. The pristine national park of Khao Sok is our next stop, where we’ll stay in a traditional floating bungalow and take a sunrise boat safari, before continuing on to laid back Koh Samui. Enjoy a night out in Chaweng and take a boat excursion into spectacular Ang Thong Marine Park. Then hop on the ferry to the famous party isle of Koh Phangan where we’ll spend 3 blissful days before hitting our last Thai island – the dinky diving isle of Koh Tao. Enjoy some world class snorkelling and relaxation before we make our way back to where we started – Bangkok.
Start your Bali break in lively Canggu with visits to Uluwatu Temple, a surfing lesson and some big nights out. Then hit Tanah Lot temple and Monkey Forest, before arriving in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heart. Explore the colourful markets, visit a local primary school, swim in a natural waterfall and visit a local coffee plantation as well as some of the famous rice terraces. Our next destination is paradise on Earth, otherwise known as Gili Trawangan. Take a bicycle tour of the car-free island, join an island-hopping trip, and learn to cook traditional Indonesian food. Then board the ferry to Lombok, where we’ll meet a Sasak tribe, do some yoga, and take another surf lesson. Say goodbye to Lombok as we sail back to beautiful Bali for two nights in Lovina. Join a sunrise dolphin trip, visit some epic hot springs, and a lush waterfall for a dip. Then get ready for your next country on the trip – Australia!
(Please note: if you don’t want to work in Australia we can update your itinerary so you join the Sydney to Cairns Experience instead. Please speak to our travel advisers for more information.)
Our amazing adventure begins in sunny Sydney, where you’ll have a week of fun before starting your new working life Down Under. We’ll take you on an orientation tour, enjoy a jet-boat experience on the Harbour, take a coastal walk from Bondi to Coogee Beach, and tuck into a classic Aussie BBQ. We’ll break the week up with two nights in the seaside town of Port Stephens, for surfing lessons, beach parties, a wild kangaroo encounter, sand boarding and a dolphin cruise. Back in Sydney we’ll get serious for a mo, as we run two comprehensive sessions on finding work and accommodation in Australia. We’ll sign you up to the jobs board and set you up with everything you need to get earning (tax file number, Medicare card, and SIM card), before you head off for the next stage of your adventure. You’re not alone though – you’ll have the support of our local jobs team for the next 12 months, plus access to Oz Jobs – our online jobs resource.
Welcome to New Zealand! The 12-month NZ Travel Pass is one of the best ways to explore this beautiful country. If you don't have a year to spend here, you can use your pass as a one-time journey, which can be done in 30 days (suggested itinerary in trip notes), although we'd recommend giving yourself at least 38 days to complete it if you can. The bus pass is open dated which means we will issue you with the pass, but you'll need to select your start date and book each sector of your travel around New Zealand (we’ll give you full instructions on how to book your seats on the buses). With stops across both the North and South Islands such as Auckland, Queenstwon, Abel Tasman, Rotorua, Kaikoura, Franz Josef and many more!
Bula! Your Fiji adventure begins in Nadi with a beach barbecue, a sunset yoga session, a stand-up paddleboard session, jungle trek, and a trip to nearby islands, Vatulele and Yanuca. Then sail to the remote volcanic islands of Yasawa, where we’ll spend two amazing nights enjoying beach activities and visiting some limestone caves and a local village. Next up it’s Waya Island for sunset tubing, crab-racing, learning authentic weaving skills and a traditional Meke show. Then head back to Nadi before preparing for the final leg of your journey in the USA.
Welcome to America! We’ll start off in sunny LA with a whistle-stop tour of the highlights including Beverley Hills, the Walk of Fame, Sunset Boulevard, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. Next up it’s San Diego, where we’ll explore the Gaslamp Quarter, Balbao Park and Old Town. Then head inland to Phoenix, Arizona for a delicious BBQ dinner and the Tempe District. The next stop’s a biggie – none other than the Grand Canyon. Marvel at the rugged landscape and watch the sun set over the rim before two nights on a glampsite at the heart of the national park. Then we’re off to Vegas (via the legendary Route 66), where we’ll take a tour of the strip and party all night long. Next up it’s Bass Lake where you can recover from Vegas in tranquil surroundings and take a day trip to the majestic Yosemite National Park. We’ll finish off in beautiful San Francisco where we’ll have two days to see the sights and hang with the hippies before our amazing trip comes to an end. See you next time!
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- 24 night’s accommodation
- Some meals
- WhatsApp buddy list before you travel
- Airport transfer on arrival
- Bangkok city boat tour
- In-country transport (inc. internal flight)
- Cookery class in Chiang Mai
- Chiang Mai night market tour
- Ethical elephant experience
- Trekking in the northern foothills
- Bamboo rafting
- Koh Phi Phi viewpoint visit
- Phi Phi boat trip with snorkelling and kayaking
- Ao Nang street food crawl
- Bor Thor mangrove forests kayak trip
- Krabi boat trip including Hong and Poda islands
- Drinking water on Krabi boat trip
- Khao Sok long-tail boat trip
- Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
- Koh Tao Snorkel Boat Trip
- 24-hour emergency support
Bali Beaches + Lombok
- Airport transfer on arrival
- Tour leader
- 12 nights accommodation
- Visit to Tanah Lot temple
- Visit to Uluwatu temple
- Tegenungan Waterfall visit
- Trip to Monkey Forest
- Trip to local markets
- Local primary school visit
- Coffee plantation trip
- Volcano visit
- Trip to rice terraces
- Gili Islands boat trip
- Bike ride
- Beach party
- Sasak tribe visit
- Yoga class
- Surf lesson
- Dolphin watching
- Banjar hot springs
- Cooking class
- Gitgit Waterfall visit
Paid Work in Australia
- Personal meet and greet at Sydney Airport with transfer on arrival
- 8 nights’ accommodation
- Welcome meeting
- The support of a friendly and helpful group leader
- Full orientation session
- Help and advice for preparing to live and work in Australia from our personal work and travel experts
- Assistance from our expert jobs team to perfect your CV and line up interviews for you
- Australian bank account set up, tax file number, Medicare card, and SIM card
- 12 months' online Oz Jobs access
- 12 months' job support and advice from local team
- Free Wi-fi
- BBQ on days 3 and 5, and lunch on day 6
- Full city orientation in Sydney
- Jet boating in Sydney Harbour
- Private Sydney Harbour cruise
- Transfers between all site visits included in the itinerary
- Bondi Beach to Coogee coastal walk and snorkelling
- Surfing lesson near Port Stephens
- Sand boarding at Port Stephens
- Dolphin boat trip at Port Stephens
- Farewell dinner at revolving restaurant in Sydney
- Help with onward travel
New Zealand Travel Pass
- Modern bus with guide/driver
- 12-month flexible hop-on-hop-off bus pass
- On-board Wi-fi
- Accommodation reservations
- Bay of Islands visit
- Parry Kauri Forest visit
- Hot Water Beach relaxation
- Dune surfing
- Visit to Hahei
- Huka Falls trip
- Tongariro National Park excursion
- Country farm experience
- Abel Tasman National Park visit
- Punakaiki pancake rocks
- Franz Josef Glacier stop
- Viewing Gantry walk in Fiordland
Fiji Island Escape
- Airport transfer on arrival
- 7 night's accommodation
- All excursion transport
- Private guide and driver
- Beach BBQ
- Yoga sunset
- Stand up paddleboarding
- Bush trekking/waterfall visit
- Bonfire and kava
- Cave exploring
- Local village visit
- Cultural dance show
- Beach party
USA West Coast Experience
- 24/7 emergency support
- Travel Insurance
- Optional activities
- Additional accommodation in between trips (we can help you arrange this if needed)
Accommodation for the duration of your itinerary is included as part of this trip. You’ll be staying in hotels, hostels or camping accommodation on a multi share basis. Your accommodation will be a combination of single sex and mixed sex. Some meals are included as part of this trip, and where meals are not provided you’ll be able to try out some delicious local cuisine!
There may be some independent travel days between each tour in your itinerary. We can assist you in arranging accommodation for those nights at extra cost. Please speak to a travel advisor for more details.
Please note: On the Fiji Island Escape, there is a compulsory daily meal package at the Yasaway and Waya island resorts. This is not included in the trip cost. The meal plan on the Yasaway Islands costs FJD129 per day and on Waya Island the daily meal plan costs FJD129 per day. These local payments cover breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the resorts.
This Round the World route will take you from Bangkok – Denpasar – Sydney – Auckland – Nadi – Los Angeles – San Francisco. Flights are not included as part of this trip, but we have a brilliant flights team on hand, dedicated to getting you the best deal.
To arrange your flights, contact our fantastic flights team on 01892 277037 or email them at [email protected] They will be able to search for the best flight offers to your chosen destinations, so you can plan and organise your trip in one place. Just make sure you give them your full name, as stated in your passport, along with your chosen departure dates, return dates, and any other details you want to include.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years. To be eligible for an Australian Working Holiday Visa, you must be aged between 18-30 years. This trip requires you to show evidence that you have been fulled vaccinated against covid-19 (final dose administered a minimum of 14 days prior to the start of the trip).
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the relevant visas for your travels. For most destinations, your passport will need to be valid for at least 6 months following your stay in that country.
British passport holders can enter Thailand for 30 days with no visa, if you plan to stay for longer you will need to obtain a 60-day visa prior to departure.
Nationals of the EU don't require a visa to enter Bali, as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket), you will be able to stay in Bali as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return.
All visitors to Australia (except New Zealand residents) will require a visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter: these must be obtained before departing. If you're planning on taking paid work whilst in Australia you'll need a Working Holiday Visa. Both types of visa can be applied for online.
British passport holders can currently enter New Zealand staying as a visitor for up to six months.
Visitors who are transitting through or entering New Zealand as tourists will need to hold an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) before travelling to New Zealand. Tourists will also need to pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) alongside the ETA. People entering New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa do not require an ETA.
British passport holders can enter Fiji for up tofour months without a visa. You might need to provide proof of return or onward travel.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for up to 90 days. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions, you will need to apply for a visa. American immigration procedures can be a little confusing, so for full and further details please either call us, or contact the US Embassy.
All visa, passport and entry requirements are subject to change. Please ensure you check the most up to date requirements with the embassies before your trip.
What Visas Will I Need For This Trip?
For Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA, you'll just need a standard tourist visa or equivalent. However for your time in Australia on Oz Intro Paid Work, you'll need an Australian Working Holiday Visa, we can assist you with this and add it to your booking for an additional cost, contact us for further details. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the relevant visas for your time away.
How Long Does The Classic Round The World Last?
Most people spend up to a maximum of 1 year on this trip as flight tickets are valid for up to 12 months. If you don't wish to spend a full year away, that's fine too!
Do I Have To Do This Trip In The Order Listed?
No, it's completely up to you how you do this trip– you could do it in reverse, mix up the order, add other trips, or take out trips you're not as interested in. Our Round the World trips are fully customisable so can pick and choose your favourite trips and destinations and we’ll put them together to create your dream trip!
Do I Have To Do All Of The Stops And Activities On The Travel Pass Routes?
Not if you don’t want to! These trips are all about flexibility, so if there’s anywhere you don’t really fancy going to or an activity you’d rather skip, that’s fine – just book onto the bits you do want to do.
What's The Average Age Range Of People On These Trips?
It's difficult to put an average age on so many different trips and you're likely to meet travellers of all ages. You might have a mix of people your own age or some much older or younger than you. Generally, you'll find a huge age range of people on bus passes and flexible hop-on hop-off trips, but travellers between the ages of 18-30 on the other trips.
I'm Planning To Travel On My Own, Will I Be Okay?
Of course! Most of our travellers go on our trips alone, so you’ll meet plenty of others in the same situation, and likely be firm friends by the end of your first day. In most instances, you'll have an experienced tour guide with you, and you'll always have our 24-hour emergency support if you need any assistance during your travels.
What Happens After The First Week On The Paid Work In Australia Part Of The Trip?
The local team in the Sydney office will give you loads of advice to help you find a job, information on how to rent a flat/house and will be there to assist you. Don't forget that included in your package you'll receive 12 months' Oz Jobs membership.
How Long Will I Be Away For On This Trip?
Most people spend up to a year on this trip as flight tickets are valid for up to 12 months. Although if you don't want to spend a full year away, that's fine – you can do the entire trip in around three to four months.
When Can I Go?
We have start dates throughout the year, so you can choose the time that suits you. Once you know when you would like to head off we can put together an itinerary plan for you using the trip start dates that fit your plans. Please note that the USA portion of your trip does not run over winter.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.