Most Amazing Tour 2013

2013 was an incredible year at TourRadar. Our travellers saw sights never imagined, shared journeys, food, laughter and built incredible friendships while on tour. An Amazing Tour can change your life - so we at TourRadar set out to find the Most Amazing Tour of 2013. Check out the winners!
N. America

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Overall Winner

Length 24 days
149 reviews
24 days
149 reviews
Starts in Bangkok
Ends in Koh Phangan

The Land Of Smiles (Thailand 24 days)

149 reviews

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Activities Included:

  • Bamboo Rafting
  • 7 Layer waterfall hike
  • Elephant Trek
  • Full Moon Party
  • Hot springs Trip
  • Thai Spa Experience
  • Thai Orphanage School trip
  • Snorkeling Boat Trip
  • Khao Sok Lake House Trip

Other available activities:

  • Yoga
  • Thai Cooking Courses
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Thai Language Courses
  • Rock Climbing
  • Fire Spinning Lessons
  • Tiger Temple
  • Muay Thai Training
  • Kayaking Trip
  • River Tubing
  • And many more...
24th November 2016
This was an incredible experience, every day was a new adventure. I absolutely loved this trip and would recommend it top anyone who is interested!
29th June 2016
My 24 day trip to thailand was my first big trip ever. I had only ever been to cuba and california for a few days. I was looking for something where I did not have to worry about planning and the stress of having to find a way to get around from place to place. BT did that for me and it was everything i hoped and more. This trip is all about having fun, kicking back and relaxing in the sun all the while meeting new friends that become your family by the end of the trip. The guides were simply amazing, kinda crazy, but crazy good. There were super friendly, outgoing, and approachable in times of need. In terms of accommodations, they were good, not luxurious, but always clean and safe. Travelling accommodations were always well organized, from bus to train to boat. Overall, I could not be happier with my experience. I definitely recommend a trip with BT 100%. I did a lot of things I would never have done on my own. And I feel like they have prepared me enough to go back to Thailand on my own one day and travel the rest of the country. It's just that beautiful.
26th June 2016
My trip with BT was amazing! Everywhere we went was awesome and my guides Chelsea and Darcy really made it a trip I will never forget! Food was great, and the places were overall nice - bottle beach being my favourite! Going to miss my BT family but will hopefully be back soon! Highly recommend this trip!

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Africa Winner

Length 14 days
145 reviews
14 days
145 reviews
Starts in Dar es Salaa...
Ends in Arusha

GIVE - Tanzania

145 reviews

GIVE in Tanzania for the adventure of a lifetime! Volunteer on pristine Zanzibar Island building new schools in rural communities and assist in the classroom promoting literacy, health and hygeine. Swim with dolphins, snorkel and sail before returning to the mainland to end your excursion on a 2-day safari, camping in a national park. Combine groundbreaking development projects with cultural immersion and incredible adventures abroad for a unique and meaningful volunteer experience!

Tanzania Eco-friendly Infrastructure

Access to drinkable water and education are fundamental to living a fulfilling and prosperous life. As a GIVE volunteer, you will support a sustainable and drastic change in the quality of life of people in rural villages by implementing essential infrastructure, such as schools and fresh water systems. By pioneering unique recycling techniques in our building processes, the positive impacts will not be limited to one group of individuals.  In fact, these innovative and inspiring practices will transcend generations by promoting sustainable environmental solutions for the future. Learn more about GIVE's eco-friendly infrastructure projects and our bottle building techniques.

Tanzania Educational Program

Like many African countries, Tanzania struggles to provide sufficient education for its growing numbers of children. Lack of resources, corruption, and insufficient human capital continue to cripple the country's education system.  As a GIVE volunteer, you will help overcome these obstacles by assisting local teachers with basic educational practices. You will work one-on-one with children focusing on:English, health, hygiene, computers, sports, and other critical components of a well-rounded education.  The children you work with in Zanzibar have a firm grasp on the value of a good education and a passion to learn.  As a GIVE volunteer, you will help student's achieve their educational goals to develop the foundation for a better life.  Read more about GIVE's educational program.

Constitution of a Local NGO

To promote local involvement and the creation of local leadership and social capital, GIVE is supporting and constituting a local NGO.  This NGO will be led by community members and will have financial and organizational support from GIVE. This will help ensure that our projects remain sustainable and community oriented, even when our volunteers are not on the ground.

21st June 2017
This trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania was unbelievable. It has opened my eyes to the larger world around me and shown me how to help- abroad and at home. While there we worked on sustainable projects that truly changed the lives of those around us. While it is undeniable how we are helping those on Zanzibar, they have helped me in ways I cannot even describe. It's so refreshing being welcomed whole-heartedly in such warm, accepting arms in a place that is so drastically different than from where I am from. GIVE is doing amazing work and I am lucky to have been fortunate enough to be apart of it. If you are even slightly thinking about volunteering abroad please choose GIVE! Every part of your program fee goes to a good cause and while there you are actually doing helpful work while making lifelong friends.
21st June 2017
When I told people I was going to Tanzania, people told me it would change my life, but I had no idea just how much it would. Give provided endless opportunities to immerse myself in the local community and culture. Because of them I was able to grow deep connections with community members while also bringing forward positive changes with their education and construction work. I am beyond glad I went with GIVE for my trip, and al greatly looking forward to traveling with them again
20th June 2017
My GIVE trip to Tanzania was absolutely more than I could of hoped for. The people of Zanzibar have left their mark on my heart forever and the wild animals from safari will be memories that I will cherish forever. My guides were caring, down to earth, and all around amazing people. You don't focus on the fact that someone your age is technically in charge of you because they are so understanding and fun to be around. I had been on GIVE trips before but this organization continues to impress me and leave me with a new found sense of self. It has helped me become a true global citizen.

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Asia Winner

Length 40 days
433 reviews
40 days
433 reviews
Starts in Bangkok
Ends in Bangkok

40 days in Thailand - Experience the Land of Smiles

433 reviews

We have been running this trip since 2003 and have spent a lot of years turning it into the best backpacking trip to Thailand on the planet. Winner of The World’s Most Amazing Tour of 2012  and Asia's Most Amazing Tour in 2013 by Tour Radar, our original 40-day trip to Thailand is the ultimate easy-going travel experience. Beginning and ending in Bangkok with a loop through the islands, beaches and jungles of Southern Thailand this trip is a relaxed tour through Thailand’s most amazing, fun, and lesser-known destinations. We’ll take you from some of the most insane party spots including The Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan to secluded paradises with no other tourists in sight. And always you’ll be enjoying the adventure at the nice, chilled pace that is uniquely ‘Free and Easy’.

  • Spend a Night in a Floating Bungalow
  • Go Scuba Diving
  • Swim Through Phosphorescence
  • Refill not Landfill
  • Wat Pho Temple Tour *
  • Go Snorkelling
  • See "The Beach"
  • Have One Night in Bangkok
  • Tubing in Thailand
  • Have a Tropical Island All to Yourself
  • Rock Climb Up a Natural Cliff Face
  • Buy Everything in Bangkok
  • Get Any Outfit You Can Imagine Tailor-made
  • Go Bungee Jumping
  • Dance Until Sunrise at the Full Moon Party **
  • Beach Cleanup
  • Party for Prosthetics
28th October 2016
My 40 day Thailand trip with free and easy was by far one of the most amazing experiences ever done . First of all the group size was perfect , there was 12 of us I believe so we were all really close and have lots of memories . My trip leaders were James And mike . The trip wouldn't have been the same without these two . James always knew how to make a potential boring situation fun from making tayler swift videos on the night train to playing card games . He was also always up from an adventure or a hike . He also brought Clamato so we could make Caesars before the full moon party which basically made the trip as I was in Caesar withdrawals at that point . My other leader mike was also an awesome guy . mike was a genuine guy that wanted to make sure everyone had a good time and was safe . He is responsible , caring and knew how to have a good time . Thanks guys for the great experience !!
28th October 2016
After doing a 40 day thai trip I would 110% reccommend FNEZ to anyone, they are an awesome company and go above and beyond to make sure you have a trip of a lifetime, get one booked!
27th October 2016
This trip was amazing. i would recommend to anyone and everyone. 40 days is just the right amount of time for this trip. anything less and i think it would have been to rushed. amazing sights. amazing people. amazing times

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Europe Winner

Length 4 days
70 reviews
4 days
70 reviews
Starts in Capri
Ends in Pompei

The Amalfi Coast- Blue Route

70 reviews

Blue Route: Island of Capri, Positano, Pompeii. 

Head south to Italy’s #1 beach destination! Boat around the island of Capri, sip limoncello, and show off your new handmade sandals before breaking out your best dance moves in bustling downtown Sorrento. Bronze in Positano on the black sand beach and cruise along the coast. Finally, explore the ruins of Pompeii while admiring Mt. Vesuvius. Only Bus2alps includes your ferry to Capri, boat tour of the island, transportation to Positano and Pompeii. With us you can be sure that this will be your most brag-worthy weekend in Europe!

This is the trip that won Bus2alps the award for #1 Tour in Europe from TourRadar! 


Round trip luxury coach transport (with A/C, DVD, & bathroom) from a Roman airport Accommodation with your friends at top rated hostels Breakfast Ferry to the island of Capri with a private guided boat tour of the island (with an optional stop at the Blue Grotto) Private transfer to Positano Private transport to Pompeii Exclusive Bus2alps discounts everywhere A Bus2alps trip leader

Please note: Depending on which package you book, the trip will either meet at the Rome Fiumicino airport at 22:30 (10:30 PM) or at the Rome Ciampino Airport at 23:30 (11:30 PM) on Thursday evening. Please make sure your flight arrives prior to this time. Please plan your return flight to depart from either Rome FCO or Rome CIA airport after 19:00 (7:00 PM) on Sunday. 

12th May 2014
This was one of the best weekends of my semester.Though it is bittersweet, this is hands down the best weekend to end off my semester abroad. What really made this trip was the guides. They were helpful, profesional, very knowledgeable, and overall just some of the nicest coolest people i have met abroad. They made a good trip into one of the most amazing, unforgettable weekends of my life. Thank you
29th April 2014
The Bus2Alps Amalfi Coast Tour was absolutely horrible. I'm not usually one to write a review but the only thing that made the trip enjoyable was the location. We arrived at the hotel and to our surprise we were not placed in a room with our friends, we were not even placed in the same hotel as our friends. This wouldn't have been a huge problem, but every hotel departed for the excursions at different times so it was hard to contact our friends once we got to the location for the day. On another note, the hotel (we stayed Hotel Esperidi-even though we booked the Hotel Londra package) was nice, but for how much we paid we should have been treated as normal guests. The people who booked Bus2Alps were given a plate of two pieces of bread and a package of dry toast for breakfast, while the other guests at the hotel were given a display of yogurt, meats, cereals and fruits. Overall, I was extremely disappointed. You don't need Bus2Alps to see the Amalfi Coast, just do some research on the sights you should see, because all this tour did was point out more places we could spend our money.
15th April 2014
The Amalfi Coast is absolutely beautiful, and the Bus2Alps guides are the perfect mix of hands-off and helpful.

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Oceania Winner

Length 7 days
937 reviews
7 days
937 reviews
Starts in Sydney
Ends in Sydney


937 reviews

OzIntro is the perfect start to your Gap Year, Working Holiday or Holiday in Australia.

An awesome group tour and starter package showing you the best of Sydney, and including everything you'll need to live, work and travel in Australia.

It's all about good times, new friends and no worries!

13th June 2017
Best week of my life! Tom was the such a sick group leader! Wouldn't have changed a thing!
13th June 2017
Such a good week best leader ever Tom was so much fun so much help and really fun to have as out guide effectively to Australia
12th June 2017
Oz intro has been brilliant! By far the best tour group I've used. So friendly, organized, fun and helpful with kicking off your new life in Oz. Oz intro could not do enough for you. Our tour leader Tom was incredibly welcoming and kicked the week off to a great start with the Scary Canary pub quiz. He always made sure everyone in the group was happy and ok with what we were doing. You literally couldn't ask for a better tour guide!

Most Amazing Tour 2013 North America Winner

Length 15 days
155 reviews
15 days
155 reviews
Starts in Jiquilillo

GIVE - Nicaragua

155 reviews

Volunteer abroad with GIVE in Nicaragua and embark on an adventure that will change your life, while empowering and assisting others. Volunteer your efforts in a small fishing community on the Pacific Coast, working on infrastructure projects and English education. Sandboard down an active volcano and complete your volunteer adventure on a breathtaking island in the Caribbean - And now, for the first time, you can receive academic credit through GIVE's accredited course designed specifically to enhance your excursion. Combine your excursion with our groundbreaking course and be the Roots of Change!

Education Program

Education is the foundation of human development. As a GIVE volunteer, you will cultivate this concept by working one on one with local children to increase their opportunity and capacity to effectively learn and propagate valuable life skills.  The incredible desire and willingness these children have to learn and interact with our volunteers is truly inspiring.   Learn more about our educational program in Nicaragua.

Eco-friendly Infrastructure

As a GIVE volunteer, you will work with rural communities to implement valuable infrastructure that supports health, education, and the further development of human and social capital.  Community support and involvement in all development endeavors is key. GIVE sees this critical component in development as an opportunity to share culture and accomplishments by working side-by-side with local people.  While infrastructure projects are varied due to our excellent rate of completion, you can rest assured you will be involved in unique and innovative projects that continually push the limits of incorporating unprecedented, cutting edge eco-friendly building techniques. Take our vocational school for example: it's built out of over 15,000 plastic bottles and entirely powered by solar energy, publicly offered and privately financed by GIVE and it's partners.  Learn more about our eco-friendly, innovative infrastructure projects in Nicaragua.

Community Recycling Program

GIVE is focused on incorporating and engaging the community in all of our projects. All of the plastic bottles, candy wrappers, and other discards are collected through a community-recycling program.  This program is managed and run by local community members and illustrates their commitment, support, and belief in the importance of our projects.

The government provides no infrastructure for trash removal and therefore most discards are either burned or thrown into the sea. This recycling program is critical for community clean up and environmental awareness and is a catalyst for community involvement and empowerment.  Learn more about our eco-friendly building techniques with recycled materials.

Endangered Hawks Bill Turtle Conservation

As a volunteer, you will support a local NGO in protecting the critically endangered Hawksbill Sea Turtle by venturing out to secluded beaches in search for Sea Turtles laying eggs. Eggs are collected and kept away from predators to ensure their safety until the baby hatchlings are mature enough for release back into the wild. The most active months are between June-August.

The Hawksbill Sea Turtle has been pushed to near extinction due to poaching and destruction of habitat. The Padre Ramos Estuary, where this volunteer project is located, has been identified as one of the most important nesting sites on the Pacific Coast of Central America.

Volunteers will venture to a secluded island with a local research team to monitor Hawksbill turtles as they crawl up the beach to lay their eggs. To increase their chance of survival, volunteers will collect the eggs and bring them to a nursery for protection. Volunteers who join the trip in August will release the baby turtles back into the wild.

23rd June 2017
The trip was so much more than I expected. My guides were nothing but excellent, I loved every moment that I was there.
14th June 2017
The trip was fantastic! GIVE is well integrated into the community, and very knowledgeable about how sustainable development should work. I was able to have experiences with the local community that would be extremely hard to come by if I had been vacationing or possibly even traveling with another service group. On top of that, we got to do some awesome adventure activities like volcano boarding, learning how to surf, scuba diving with sharks, and more! This was my second trip with GIVE. I attended their trip to Tanzania in 2014 and I was so excited to attend their trip to Nicaragua this time around. I would HIGHLY recommend attending one of these trips!
5th June 2017
This was my second trip with GIVE. My first one in Thailand was amazing and life changing, and I came into this trip hoping for an equally extraordinary experience. The guides that I had (Tony Camme, Teresa Craig, Mike Cesario, Carmen Espinal, Joel Huckeba, Jennifer Lucas, and Daniela Martinez) made it their mission to provide the most authentic, inspiring, and unforgettable trip for me. I feel like what makes GIVE Nicaragua (and GIVE trips in general) superior to other organizations is their execution. They managed not to compromise their mission of providing a sustainable and healthy impact on their local communities while still engaging their volunteers in the most positive way. I came out of this trip knowing that the good I did will hold a lasting positive impact on those communities. You also can’t beat the stories and friendships you will make in these short two weeks. By the end of this trip, I gained 37 best friends and adopted 7 of them (inside joke). If I had the opportunity to go back again, I would do so in a heartbeat. If you are thinking about embarking on this journey, I encourage you to sign up and go for it!
* The Most Amazing Tour in South America was not awarded in 2013
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