Classic Round the World

Up to 12 months from £4,299

Worldwide wanderlust

Sydney Harbour
Thai Adventure group
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Round the world travel
Travel to 3 continents
See 5 countries
Make new friends

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the bustle of Bangkok, spend time at an elephant project, trek through the jungle, and party on paradise islands in Thailand
  • Try out different types of work and earn money to fund your travels around Australia for up to 12 months
  • Spend time snorkelling, surfing, 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

Trip Summary

Thailand – Australia – New Zealand – Fiji - USA

Want to travel the world? Go to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and the USA on this global gallivant. Journey through three continents and meet new groups of likeminded travel buddiesto 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, 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.

Interested and want to find out more? Download more trip information and detailed itinerary HERE!

Below, you’ll find a suggested itinerary for your epic Round the World adventure, but because we want you to be able to travel with as much freedom and flexibility as possible, you can tailor-make this package to suit your individual travel dreams! Contact us for more details and ideas on how to customise your own itinerary. Flights are not included in the package, but we have a fantastic flights on board to find you the perfect route at a brilliant price – give us a call for a quote.

Thai Experience (25 days)

Day 1: Arrival

Explore the local areaand meet the rest of your group. Tonight, visit some of Bangkok’s coolest drinking haunts.

Day 2: Bangkok City Tour

Take to the canals and view the city on an awesome long-tail boat tour. We’ll visit some of the city’s best bits, including Wat Pho.

Day 3: Bangkok on Two Wheels

Discover Bangkok on two wheels today on a guided bicycle tour andget up close to national treasures and various temple sites.

Day 4: Free Time in the City

Head out into the city and have a day of unique discovery!Later, we’ll catch an overnight train or bus to Chiang Mai.  

Day 5: Chiang Mai

Take part in an authentic Thai cooking class then, in the evening, enjoy Chiang Mai's nightlife.

Day 6-7: Elephant Project

Get to know the elephants at this fantastic project. Feed them, walk with them and help bathe them.

Day 8-9: Hill Trekking

Hike the trails beside rice paddies, rivers, and waterfalls to our overnight retreat. The next day we’ll go rafting on traditional bamboo rafts.

Day10: Head South

Today we'll jump on a flight down to Krabi – gateway to some of Thailand’s most beautiful beaches and islands.

Day 11: Railay Beach

Head on over to Railay Beach by boat for a laid-back beachside experience.

Day 12-14: Koh Phi Phi

Get to know Koh Phi Phiwith a boat tour, watch the sunset, and experience the lively nightlife.

Day 15: Koh Samui

Spend some time chilling out on the beach and swimming in the sea. This evening enjoy some epic night partying.

Day 16: Ang Thong Marine Park

Set sail for Ang Thong Marine Park and tour some of the 42 tropical isles in the archipelago.

Day 17: Free Time on Koh Samui

Today’s your chance to soak up some of Samui’s laidback beach vibes and let your hair down with some free time.

Day 18: Head to Koh Pha Ngan

Hop aboard another boat to Thailand’s party isle – Koh Pha Ngan –known the world over for its epic full moon parties.

Days 19-20: Koh Pha Ngan

Party until dawn at one of the island’s famous moon parties, chill out on the beach, or go and explore. On day 20, enjoy a temple steam session.

Days 21-24: Koh Tao

Take time to chill out in paradise. On our final night, we’ll hit the town and enjoy the brilliant party atmosphere on the beach.

Day 25: Goodbye Thailand

Make your way back to Bangkok. Your guide can help you make travel arrangements.

Thai Experience 2018 - If you are travelling in 2018 you will follow a slightly different itinerary for the Thai Experience and will last 29 days. Please contact us for details. 

Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change. 

Thailand to Australia

Fly from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) to Sydney International Airport (SYD) to arrive in time for the first day of your Paid Work in Australia programme.

Paid Work in Australia (Up to 12 months)

Day 1: Arrive in Sydney

Meet the team and get settled in at the hostel.

Day 2: Orientation & jet boating

Go on a city orientation before heading to the harbour for a fun jet boating experience.

Day 3: Sydney Harbour

Get help and advice from our expert jobs team. Enjoy a private cruise around Sydney Harbour this afternoon.

Day 4: Bondi Beach

Visit Bondi Beach and go on a coastal walk to Coogee before tucking into an Aussie beach BBQ!

Day 5: Port Stephens

Head out of Sydney and up to Port Stephens and enjoy a surfing lesson on the way, in the evening enjoy a proper Aussie BBQ and chill out around a bonfire on the beach!

Day 6: Fun in the sun

Feed wild kangaroos, go sand boarding down some huge dunes, and sail beside dolphins.

Day 7: Setting up home

Back in Sydney, decide what you're doing about accommodation and get lots of help and advice from our team who will help you make your arrangements.

Day 8: Seminar

Enjoy an informative seminar on working in Oz, sign up to the jobs board, get all the information and advice you need and go for a farewell group meal at a Sydney’s highest revolving restaurant.

Day 9: Onwards and upwards

Head off on your travels, move on to your house share or other accommodation with a bunch of new friends.

Our team will be on hand to help you with your CV, job applications and interviews, getting around Oz and settling into your new role. You’ll receive 12 months of job support and assistance from our local team along with 12 month Oz Jobs membership; so you will be fully equipped with all the help and support you need to work and travel in Australia! If you're not looking to take on paid work in Oz, then you can participate in the fun-filled week in Sydney and then head straight on to your next destination.

Australia to New Zealand

Fly from Australia to Auckland Airport (AKL) to arrive the day before the first day of your itinerary.

New Zealand Travel Pass (up to 12 months)

If you don't have a year to spend in New Zealand, you can use your pass as a one-time journey, which can be done in 30 days, although if you have any flexibility, we'd recommend giving yourself at least 38 days. The following itinerary can be completed in 30 days.  The pass is valid for 12 months though.

The following itinerary can be completed in 30 days-

Auckland to Paihia

Travel to beautiful Paihia, stopping off at the ancient Parry Kauri Forest Park on the way.

Paihia to Cape Reinga

Make the journey to Cape Reinga and go sand surfing on the biggest sand dunes in New Zealand!

Paihai to Auckland

Enjoy some free time to explore Paihai or just to chill out. Head to Auckland this afternoon.

Auckland to Hahei

Take a trip to Hot Water Beach in beautiful Hahei and enjoy a classic Kiwi barbecue later on.

Hahei

Free time in Hahei: Hire a mountain bike or kayak and explore your beautiful surroundings.

Hahei to Rotorua

Journey through rural Waitomo to Rotorua, famous for its geothermic activity and pungent sulphuric smells! 

Rotorua

A free day to explore Rotorua. Opt to relax in one of the city's many spas or visit the nearby Hobbiton Movie Set.

Rotorua to Lake Aniwhenua

Enjoy some free time in Rotorua this morning before boarding the bus to beautiful Lake Aniwhenua.

Lake Aniwhenua to Blue Duck Station

Help give out packed lunches to disadvantaged children before travelling to Blue Duck Station.

Blue Duck Station

Walk to Kaiwhakauka Waterfall and try out some optional activities at this beautiful country estate.

Blue Duck Station to Raetihi

Visit Tongariro National Park, a UNESCO Dual World Heritage Site, on the way to Raetihi.

Raetihi to Wellington

We'll make our way to New Zealand’s capital today via Ohakune, Taihape, and Bulls.

Wellington to Abel Tasman National Park

Sail across the Cook Strait from North Island to South Island, and head to Abel Tasman National Park.

Abel Tasman National Park

Explore the national park by foot or by air today or go on a boat excursion.

Abel Tasman National Park to Franz Josef

Take in the unusual views across Punakaiki's Pancake Rocks and blowholes on the way to Franz Josef.

Franz Josef

Make sure you visit the mighty Franz Josef Glacier today.

Franz Josef to Wanaka

Walk around Lake Matheson before travelling through the mountains to Wanaka.

Wanaka to Queenstown

Try some optional activities before making the journey to Queenstown.

Queenstown

Free time in Queenstown: Go canyoning, bungee jumping, or ziplining. 

Queenstown to Gunn’s Camp

Travel on the lakes through the stunning mountain and glacier scenery of fiordland to Gunn’s Camp.

Gunn’s Camp to Invercargill/Stewart Island

Take a walk through the beech forest to Viewing Gantry before making the journey to Invercargill.

Invercargill/Stewart Island to Queenstown

Go on an excursion to Waipapa Point, Curio Bay, and Porpoise Bay to see the local wildlife.

Queenstown to Aoraki/Mt Cook

Go on a 4WD Argo tour at Mt Cook and visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre.

Mt Cook to Rangitata

Visit the serene setting of Lake Tekapo and see the iconic Church of the Good Shepherd. 

Rangitata to Christchurch

Opt to go white water rafting and then discover exciting Christchurch.

Christchurch to Kaikoura

Discover beautiful Kaikoura in your own time today. Go whale watching or walk around the peninsula.

Kaikoura to Wellington

Board the ferry at Picton to cross the Cook Strait back to Wellington.

Wellington to Auckland

Leaving Wellington early this morning,we’ll make the trip back to Auckland and enjoy a night out.

New Zealand to Fiji

Fly from Auckland Airport (AKL) to Nadi International Airport (NAN) to arrive in time for the first day of your itinerary.

Fiji Island Escape (8 days)

Day 1: Nadi

Chill out by the pool before meeting the rest of the crew at tonight's welcome dinner.

Day 2: Vatulele & Yanuca Islands

Explore nearby islands, Vatulele and Yanuca, enjoy a beach barbecue, and take part in a sunset yoga session.

Day 3: Surfing & Navola Falls

Take a surf lesson this morning before trekking through the jungle to Navola Falls.

Day 4: Yasawa Islands

Sail to the remote volcanic islands of Yasawa and enjoy some beach activities this afternoon.

Day 5: Limestone Caves & Local Village

Visit incredible natural limestone caves before visiting a local village to learn about the local culture.

Day 6: Mantaray Island

Snorkel with the abundant marine life at Mantaray Island. Afterwards, lounge and relax.

Day 7: Sunset Boat Trip & Beach Party

Enjoy a sunset boat trip before sitting down for a farewell meal back on dry land.  

Day 8: Farewell

It's time to part company and make your way over to the USA. You'll need to catch a boat back to Nadi, which the team will help you with.

Fiji to the USA

Fly from Nadi International Airport (NAN) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to arrive the day before the first day of your next trip.

USA Western Wonder (7 days)

Day 1: On the road

Get a few snaps in Hollywood and then head to Laughlin, stopping off for a swim in Colarado River first.

Day 2: The Grand Canyon

Make the journey to Kaibab National Forest and up to the Grand Canyon for some incredible views.

Day 3-4: Las Vegas

After the Canyon and Route 66, we head into Vegas and cruise the Strip in a super stretch limo.

Day 5-6: Yosemite National Park

Travel into the Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore stunning Yosemite. Hike the trail to El Capitan, swim under waterfalls, or tour the national park by mountain bike.   

Day 7: San Francisco

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge or take a cable car ride to really see the city. The tour ends at 5pm, at which point you're free to head home – it's been epic!

Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change. 

The above itinerary is a suggested route for your epic Round the World adventure, but because we want you to be able to travel with as much freedom and flexibility as possible, you can tailor-make this package to suit your individual travel dreams! Simply pick and choose your favourite trips and destinations and we'll put them together to create your perfect itinerary! Contact us for more details and ideas on how to customise your own itinerary. Flights are not included in the package, but we have a fantastic flights team on board to find you the perfect route at a brilliant price – give us a call for a quote.

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Thai Experience

  • Buddy list prior to departure
  • Airport transfer on start date from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
  • 24 nights’ accommodation 
  • In-country transport (including internal flights)
  • Bangkok city tour and long-tail boat ride
  • Bangkok bicycle tour
  • Some meals
  • 2-day hill trek in Northern Thailand
  • Bamboo rafting
  • Chiang Mai night market and temple tour
  • Cookery class in Chiang Mai 
  • Elephant home stopover
  • Ko Phi Phi viewpoint visit
  • Koh Phi Phi boat trip with snorkelling
  • Ang Thong National Marine Park visit
  • Koh Tao beach break
  • Koh Tao boat and snorkel trip
  • Koh Pha Ngan stay
  • Koh Pha Ngan temple steam

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
  • Island hopping boat trip
  • Beach BBQ
  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Yoga sunset
  • Surf lesson
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Bush trekking/waterfall visit
  • Bonfire and kava
  • Cave exploring
  • Local village visit
  • Beach volleyball
  • Cultural dance show
  • Beach party

USA Western Wonder

  • Private minibus
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Camping fees
  • Entrance to national parks
  • Las Vegas limo cruise
  • Golden Gate Bridge walk
  • Grand Canyon experience
  • Take a dip in the Colorado River
  • See Route 66

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  • 24/7 emergency support

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Vaccinations
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals
  • Optional activities

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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 on a single sex basis, and please let us know if you are travelling with a friend or partner. 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!

Please note: On the Fiji Island Escape, there is a compulsory daily meal package at the Yasaway and Mantaray island resorts. This is not included in the trip cost. The meal plan on the Yasaway Islands costs FJD109 per day and on Mantaray Island the daily meal plan costs FJD99 per day. These local payments cover breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the resorts.

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This Round the World route will take you from Bangkok – 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.

It is important that once you have booked your flights you add these details to your online account or alternatively you can contact us with your departure date, the flight number and arrival time at your destination.

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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.

Visas

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.

Thailand

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.

Australia

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.

New Zealand

British passport holders can enter New Zealand without a visa, staying as a visitor for up to six months. 

Fiji

British passport holders can enter Fiji for up tofour months without a visa. You might need to provide proof of return or onward travel.

USA

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.

What Visas Will I Need For This Trip?

For Thailand, 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.

How Do I Arrange My Flights?

Flights are not included but we have a brilliant flights team who can help you and put together a quote for your travels. Our flights team can be reached on 01892 277 037 or via email on [email protected]

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