18-30's Travel - Best Tours & Trips 2019
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Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Price Per Day
Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.
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Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.
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- World famous clubs and wild parties (Mykonos)
- Memorable adventures
- Traditional vintage cruise ships
- Experienced local tour leader
- Cycle through mendoza's wineries and enjoy a tasting
- Get your adrenaline pumping while rafting
- Catch a glimpse of mt fitz roy
- View the impressive perito moreno glacier
- Savour the scenery in patagonia
- Enjoy the hustle and bustle of buenos aires
- See Rodeo Drive and Melrose Avenue
- Visit Santa Monica and its famous pier
- Drive along famous Sunset Strip
- See the famous Hollywood sign, Mann's Chinese Theatre & Hollywood's Walk of Fame
- Flight and tranfers to New York
- City sightseeing tour
- 7 Day Metro Pass
- Street eats tuk-tuk tour in Bangkok
- Guided trishaw tour in Chiang Mai
- Visit Wat Rong Khun
- Island stays on Koh Samui, Koh Pha Ngan and Koh Tao
- Explore the biodiversity and wildlife of Costa Rica
- Zipline high up in the rainforest canopy at speeds of almost 60 MPH
- Lounge on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches at Manuel Antonio State Park
- See the crocodiles of the Tarcoles up close
- Ride the rapids of the Sarapiqui River
- Enjoy the welcoming hospitality and exotic culture of the Tico people
- Meet Maasai warriors and experience Kenya's tribal life at an overnight village visit in Loita Hills
- Venture into the incredible Masai Mara National Reserve for a full-day game drive in 4x4s
- Keep your eyes peeled for black and white rhinoceroses on an adventure through Lake Nakuru National Park
- Get a taste of Nairobi, an exciting, cosmopolitan city of sterling restaurants, cafes and museums
- You'll be in excellent hands for the duration of your trip, travelling with a crew of three experienced locals – a leader, driver and cook
Party with the locals at the St Pat's festivities in Dublin
Discover Galway with its many buskers
Kiss the famous Blarney Stone
Get off the beaten path at Dingle Peninsula
Marvel at the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher
Join a ‘trad’ music session in a local pub in Co. Clare
Walk with the Giants at the Giant’s Causeway
Explore vibrant streets of Belfast
Taste the best pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse
See ‘The Dark Hedges’ from Game of Thrones
- Sailing is THE way to see these stunning islands. Jump off the side of the boat into the glittering Aegean Sea and let the waves rock you to sleep each night.
- Santorini has some of the most crazy beautiful landscapes in the world. Pass bleached-white villages that are stuck to plunging cliffs and along the rim of a volcano.
- The remote Small Cyclades islands are chock-full of tavernas serving fresh seafood, far away from sweaty tourists and the rest of the world.
- Take a swim off the coast of near-deserted (and allegedly haunted) Rhinia Island.
- Grab a snorkel and explore the massive caves and coves of Koufonisis, keeping your eyes peeled for pirate treasure.
Route to Peralada, a beautiful medieval town in the heart of the wine area
- Visit the shop Anxovies Soles to purchase a jar of the famous anchovies produced in locally
- Explore the perfectly preserved hilltop medieval town of Pals
- Visit the maritime museum and watch the fisherman bring in their catch of the day
- Chobe National Park, Botswana: The third largest national park of Botswana by area, Chobe National Park is by no means one to overlook. Having one of the largest concentrations of game in Africa, there is bound to be something to look at around every corner, and is best known for its large population of elephants.
- Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Located in southern Tanzania on the coast of the Indian Ocean, Dar es Salaam is a bustling, chaotic place, filled with life and color. It is the largest city of Tanzania, and is the countries richest city and an important economic centre.
- Elephant Sands, Nata, Botswana: Elephant Sands is a unique campsite situated on an unfenced 16000 ha private conservancy bordering Botswana's reserves and game parks. Enjoy viewing the elephants at their natural waterhole right in front of the lodge.
- Etosha National Park, Namibia: Etosha National Park is dominated by the Etosha Pan roughly 130km Long and 50km wide. Declared a national park in 1907 and covering an aera of 22,270 square kilometres and is home to 114 mammal species, 340 bird species, 110 reptile species and 16 amphibian species.
- Fish River Canyon, Namibia: The Fish River Canyon is located in southern Namibia, and is the second largest canyon in the world (and the deepest in Africa). It is the second busiest tourist attraction in Namibia. The canyon is approximately 160 km long, up to 27 km wide, and 550m deep.
- Lake Malawi, Malawi: Lake Malawi is one of the great African lakes, and is the south-most lake in the Great Rift Valley. The third largest lake in Africa, Lake Malawi is positioned between Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. It is the second deepest lake in Africa, and has reportedly the most species of fish on Earth.
- Namib Naukluft Park, Namibia: The world’s oldest desert, the 50,000 square-kilometre Namib Naukluft Park, is one of the largest protected areas in Africa. It’s famous for its vast field of dramatic red-rust dunes. Blown by the wind into razor-sharp ridges, and at over 300 metres tall, they are the highest sand dunes on earth. The best time to scramble up is at sunrise, when the play of light and shadows create an amazing landscape of textures and colours.
- Okavango Delta, Botswana: The Okavango Delta is a 15,000 sqkm maze of lagoons, channels and islands and is often described as a river that never reaches the sea. There is approximately 11 cubic kilometres of water flowing into the delta each year and only approximately 2% of this flows on into Lake Ngami. We explore the delta's network of channels and islands both on food and in local dugout canoes or makoros with our local poler guides.
- Spitzkoppe, Namibia: The Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is also described as the "Matterhorn of Namibia". Rising to a altitude of about 1800 metres. The granite massif, which is part of the Erongo Mountains, was created by the collapse of a gigantic volcano more than 100 million years ago and the subsequent erosion, which exposed the volcanic rock, granite and is a photographic experience! Activities include: Guided bushman painting tours and local walks and treks
- Swakopmund, Namibia: Swakopmund is a coastal city of Namibia, west of the capital, Windhoek. It was founded in 1892 as the main harbour for German South-West Africa, and as such, has many examples of German colonial architecture.
- Victoria Falls National Park: Victoria Falls or Mosi Oa Tunya, the smoke that thunders sits on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe where the Zambezi river drops 108 metres into the gorge.
- Victoria Falls, named after Queen Victoria are also known by their local name Mosi Oa Tunya, which literally translated means 'The Smoke that Thunders' referring to the coloumn of spray from the waterfall that can be seen from miles around. Victoria Falls is undoubtedly Southern Africa's adventure playground and some of the activities on offer are: Bungy Jumping; White Water Rafting; Canoeing; Microlight Flights; Helicopter Flights; Walk with Lions; Walk with Elephants and Gorge Swing. Your tour leader will be able to assist in booking on these activities and others too!
- Windhoek, Namibia: Windhoek is the capital and largest city of Namibia. Windhoek is located in central Namibia, and due to its relative size, is also the social, economic, and cultural centre of the country.
- Zanzibar, Tanzania: The Island of Zanzibar is a semi-autonomus part of the United Republic of Tanzania and lies 25 - 30 Kilometres off the coast and consits of numerous small islands including the two main islands Ugnja (informally referred to as Zanzibar) and Pemba.
- Zanzibar's main industry is spice exports, hence the name 'The Spice Island' that, along with tourism are the islands main income source.
- Zanzibar is home to fantastic coral reefs making for excellent diving and snorkelling, not forgetting beautiful white sandy beaches. Also not to be missed is the excellent and informative 'spice tour' where you will learn more about the island's interesting past.
- Experience one of New England’s most beloved seacoast vacation destinations on our Cape Cod bike trip
- Ride the Province Lands Bike Paths and visit the Old Harbor Lifesaving Museum
- Cycle the beautiful Cape Cod Rail Trail to Eastham
- Explore Provincetown’s galleries and shops
- Enjoy a beautiful walk along the picturesque salt marsh
- Explore Villa Jovis, the summer residence of Emperor Tiberius
- Discover Amalfi
- Experience Walk the fabled Path of the Gods over Positano
- Opportunity to Hike paths perched high on the mountainside while soaking up the stunning views of the islands of Ischia and Procida.
- Visit Ireland's Rebel City – Cork, Majestic Killarney National Park and The Burren National Park
- Enjoy Ireland's best Guinness in Westport
- Experience superb local Irish cuisine
- Enjoy Scenic Walking and Hiking
- Explore Galway and the Aran Islands by Bike
- Surf the Wild Atlantic Waves in Lahinch
- Visit many Irish Castles, Rock of Cashel and Celtic Ring Forts
- Enjoy a cruise across Lake Champlain while learning about osprey, eagles, and local history.
- Visit charming town of Essex - one of the most intact ensembles of pre-Civil War architecture in America.
- View the impressive waterfalls above what was an important maritime site during the Revolutionary War.
- Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum to learn about watercraft and battles that shaped our history.
- Enjoy an espresso or gougère in a nearby French café, or a sublime piece of the best chocolate ever.
- Experience the Ride along the Saône River
- Have a great opportunity to ride the Bike across valleys.
- Discover France
- See the Canal de Bourgogne and the magnificent Castle of Châteauneuf
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Top 18-30's Travel Experiences
Meeting fellow trekkers on the way to the Everest Base Camp, Nepal
Hiking the Inca trail to reach famous Machu Picchu and getting the perfect selfie!
Feeling the adrenaline rush of a white water rafting trip
Going on a night hike at the foot of Arenal volcano in Costa Rica
Gathering the courage to bungee jump in New Zealand with the encouragement of your tour mates
Hiking the cable route of Yosemite's Half Dome
Learning to scuba dive
Exploring the vast Amazon rainforest, meeting locals and observing incredible wildlife
Learning archery with Mongolian bows and arrows
Living with the local’s and learning about their culture
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Young adult travelers are often -- though certainly not always -- on the lookout for budget trips. Many seek active, outdoorsy adventures such as hiking or cycling tours, trekking and camping expeditions, backpacking trips, off-the-beaten-path locations, and a variety of learning tours, such as cooking classes in Turkey or scuba lessons in the South Pacific.
All these options and more are offered by today's tour operators. And if you want to put together a custom itinerary for yourself and your friends, just ask -- many operators will be happy to do that, too.
Take the Planning Out
The 18-30 group is one of the busiest by far; busy with school, work, kids, and life in general. Pre-planned trips save you time by having a set itinerary so you don't have something else on your plate. You can search by the number of days you have available, where you want to go, or what type of trip you want to go on. You can guarantee that you will see plenty of wildlife and exotic locations.
If this is one of your only vacations of the year, you’ll want to see as much as you can. These trips have multiple activities everyday to make sure you see the most of each area visited. Choose activities based on your interests. Short on time? There are trips you can do in less than a week for a quick vacation. Whether you have a week or a month, your trip will be unforgettable.
These trips are catered to the young traveler's budget. Traveling alone can be very expensive, and is not as affordable if you are in or just out of college. No need to worry about booking expensive taxis or hotels for your vacation. Your trip will put together the most affordable lodging and transportation for you to get the most out of your money.
Exploring New Territories
More and more young people are venturing out of their comfort zones and going to less well known countries. The convenience of a pre-planned group trip means you don't have to worry about getting from A to B and deal with transportation. You can focus all your energy on taking breathtaking pictures as you see foreign lands.
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