Free & Easy Traveler

Free & Easy Traveler

Headquarters in Calgary, Canada
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  • Flexible Itineraries - Your trip your way
  • Be a Traveler, Not a Tourist
  • No Tips or Commissions accepted

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  •  reviewer 1
    20 days in Peru - Wander Through the Incan World
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 14, 2017
    First off let me just say that I've been dying to visit Peru for years. We saw the vast landscapes Peru has to offer; from a desert oasis (hello sandboarding!!)…
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    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Wonderful to hear Sara!! Looking forward to seeing you again!
  •  reviewer 2
    20 days in Thailand - A Dose of Paradise
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 12, 2017
    I did the 20 day Thailand tour and it was pretty great. I was a bit nervous going into it as it was my first solo backpacking trip. But the leaders were both re…
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  •  reviewer 3
    20 days in Peru - Wander Through the Incan World
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 12, 2017
    … would recommend to everyone! Can’t wait for my next adventure with Free & Easy :)
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  • GA
    10 days in Spain - Sunsets and Sangria
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 11, 2017
    I just returned from Spain, the 10 day FNEZ Sunsets and Sangria tour. This was my first FNEZ trip and I wasn't sure what to expect, but overall it was a great t…
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  •  reviewer 5
    25 days in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia - A Backpacker's Dream
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 11, 2017
    This trip was amazing! My leaders were extremely knowledgeable and helpful along the way. There was always a ton of fun activities to keep you busy and get you …
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  • JB
    10 days in Portugal - Lagos to Lisbon
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 11, 2017
    I just finished FnEZ's very first 10 day Lagos to Lisbon, Portugal trip from May 30th to June 8th, 2017 and it was great! It does start in Seville, Spain though…
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  •  reviewer 7
    10 days in Thailand - A Taste of Paradise
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on June 10, 2017
    My experience with Free and Easy was incredible! It went above and beyond what I expected. The guides, James and Riley, were both such lovely people, there for …
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    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    Thanks Licia! We think they're pretty great too! Glad you enjoyed yourself!
  • AG
    20 days in Indonesia - Experience it All
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 10, 2017
    This trip was better than expected. It was exactly what the name implies - free and easy. I booked with them as I didn't have the time to plan it out myself but…
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    Free & Easy Traveler commented on this review
    We hope to see you again Amber!
  • MC
    10 days in Thailand - A Taste of Paradise
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on June 9, 2017
    Had an amazing trip, so life changing.. got to experience so many new things and face fears! Everything went smoothly and it was awesome having everything alrea…
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  • N
    10 days in Thailand - A Taste of Paradise
    4.0 - Good
    Written on June 9, 2017
    Just finished the 10 day southern Thailand trip with James and Riley and had a great experience! The trip was a good balance of down time and fun filled activit…
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About Free & Easy Traveler

Free and Easy have put in all the hard work for you to have an incredible travel experience. Starting out as a group of travelers, you will soon become a group of friends, going to amazing places without the hassle of planning the details. This allows you to relax, enjoy the moment by soaking up what is going on around you, and living in the moment. While seeing the sights and landscapes of the country, Free and Easy really aim to allow their travelers to experience a new way of thinking.

Free & Easy Traveler videos

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  • Step Off the Beaten Path
  • Traveling on Cloud 9
  • Endless Summer Roadtrip
  • LiveFree - THIS is Why We Travel
  • The Ultimate Journey
  • The Final Fiesta
  • Wander The Incan World in Peru
  • Sailing in Bocas Del Toro
  • Free and Easy Intro
  • Thailand: The Best Place to #LiveFree
  • How to #LiveFree & Easy!
  • Turkey: Where East Meets West
  • The Rice Terraces of Banaue
  • Explore Machu Picchu
  • Thailand: The Best Place to #LiveFree
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Why Free and Easy Traveler

Experiences Travelers

Free and Easy are experienced travelers themselves, and they want to share the positive experiences they have had with the travelers on their tours. By joining a Free and Easy trip, you are becoming a member of the travel family, and they are positive you will never look back. They believe that once you start following your dreams, the easier they will be to find, helping you to indulge in the experiences you once only dreamt about.

Backpacker Style Relaxed Trips

Free and Easy will help you see the world, by running backpacker style trips that will expose you to new cultures, landscapes, and a sense of freedom. They aim to make you feel exactly as their name says; free and easy. Their itineraries reflect this also, by traveling in a casual, less rushed way in the the places they go. And because they know how important travel experiences are for each person, they aim to show you the best of the best, without the hassle of organising and planning.

Free and Easy Traveler Benefits

Travel With Friends

By traveling with others of a similar mindset, you will start the tour as a group, and finish as friends. Free and Easy group leaders are just as much a part of the trip as everyone else in the group, and they’re always there to help as well as joining in the fun!

Travelers, Not Tourists

With the Free and Easy approach of being a traveler as opposed to a tourist, it means you will get to experience and interact with the places you are going, and not just see them. This deeper level of exposure to the places you go will reveal new things you may not have known otherwise. Free and Easy take pride in their ability to stimulate the curiosity of their travelers, and opening a door to the adventure that comes from within the world of travel.

Like Minded Groups

With Free and Easy you will be traveling with people of a similar mindset - people wanting a backpacker style tour that allows you to relax and soak up the places you are exploring.

Free & Easy Traveler Guides

  • "When asked what travel is ... What we've all been so lucky to experience . What is travel?... It's everything.…"
  • "What can I tell you? I can't get enough of discovering new people, places and things.. but we all wouldn't…"
  • "Well hello there! Ever heard the phrase "work to travel"? Well that's pretty much been my motto…"

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Free and Easy Traveler Story & History

Back in the year 2000, a young twenty year old named Curtis Smith founded Free & Easy as a way for him to continue his travels. As well as continuing his travels, he also wanted a way to assist others to experience the amazing world that he was experiencing.

Free and Easy pride themselves that they are more than just a travel company - they are a network of friends and family, that have come together through a communal love of travel. The company aims to to provide life changing experiences to all their travelers, who come from all over the world.

These days the company is made up of a combination of travel friends and work colleagues, and have maintained their ‘free and easy’ way of living, which can be seen across the whole company. Ultimately, Free and Easy is concerned with only making sure that people have the best time as they travel - to make sure each traveler is able to enjoy themselves and experience the world around them.

Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.

  • How much spending money is required for the trip?

    The spending money depends on what country you are travelling to, and your personal spending habits - as a rough guideline, it is suggested to take approx $50 USD per day for trips to South East Asia, approx $90 USD day for Central America, Europe, and South Africa trips. This of course is depoendant on how much shopping, partying and how many activities you will do.

  • Is it possible for a certain group of people to travel together?

    Multiple trips are run at many points throughout the yea and because of this, Free and Easy need to know which travelers you would like to be traveling with before trip reservations have been made. Make sure you mention on your online booking enquiry you would like to be placed in the same group as your friends so we can ensure you are placed together.

  • Who is the tour leader?

    Each group will have two knowledgeable and outgoing Free and Easy group leaders responsible to show you the best experiences each particular country has to offer. These pairings are usually different from trip to trip as the team is continually changing and getting stronger.

  • What is the age group for travellers in the Free and Easy tours?

    Most of the travellers are between the ages of 18 & 27.

  • Is travel insurance required on the tour?

    All Free and Easy travellers absolutely need comprehensive travel insurance and a proof is needed that you have medical coverage before you are allowed to join your trip.

  • Is travel visa required?

    Visa requirement varies depending on the tour - it is best to check with your local embassy for the requirements of your nationality. As a guideline, for Thailand tours, a traveller needs to get a 60 Day Thai tourist visa for the 40-day trip. In the Philippines the process of getting a visa extension is very simple and cheap. For Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Greece, Turkey, and Nicaragua trips, most travellers will be issued Visa’s upon arrival. For the Vietnam trip, the process is a bit different, travellers will have to apply online before the departure, print out the receipt, bring it and then the visa issued upon arrival. Again, it is best to check with your local embassy to make sure you have the right VISA information.

  • Is passport required for the tour?

    Passports are required when joining a Free and Easy tour (With the exception of our Canadian Ski Trips). This is the most important document for travellers, it is suggested to have one that has at least 6 months validity left on it from the date of departure.

  • What are the things that I need to know if I join scuba diving during the trip?

    Scuba-diving is an optional activity on many of the trips. However, this amazing experience does have specific medical requirements. Please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with additional information.

  • How many people usually joins the tour?

    The number of travellers that join the tour ranges from (including leaders) 16-24 people per group, but the average group size is between 18-20 people per group.

  • What type of currency is primarily used in the Free and Easy tours?

    There are banking machines in all the countries Free and Easy operate in, which will dispense the local currency. In all destinations, the local currency will be used. It is recommended to have at least one debit card and one credit card, just to be sure. It is also recommended for travellers to sign up for Online Banking before joining the tour, and let your bank know you will be going overseas.