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!
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Most Amazing Tour 2013 Overall Winner

Length 24 days
150 reviews
24 days
150 reviews
Starts in Bangkok
Ends in Bangkok
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$1755.49

The Land Of Smiles (Thailand 24 days)

150 reviews

Welcome to La-La-Land: Once upon a time we decided pack up our lives, throw them on our backs and head directo strait to SE Asia with one goal in mind, to develop the ultimate Thailand trip. Over the years wechr("39")ve gone through the good, the bad, and the outright ugly, and after 8+ years experience the trip we provide is something so special itchr("39")s hard to describe with words. The videos, the photos, and the copywrite can all try to do this trip justice, but when youchr("39")re laying in your hammock in X secret location smiling to yourself, youchr("39")ll just know, this is the good life.

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...
8th August 2017
The tour was truly incredible! Dana and Marielle took us to incredible places and showed us a great time at each stop. They told us where we should go/where locals go and fun tidbits at every stop! Anyone looking at this tour should know that it really is a backpacking trip- the accommodations are backpacking level. Yes you get "your own" room (shared with 1-3 other people), the rooms are semi-fine, beds were always clean but the rooms themselves were questionable (ie. you may want to wear shoes in them). All that being said I did go on my own and I am so glad I did! You have an instant group of people you can connect with and do different things with that you probably will never do again. I highly recommend it for anyone traveling who wants to see amazing places and an unforgettable experience! The 24 days legit fly by.
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.

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Africa Winner

Length 14 days
173 reviews
14 days
173 reviews
Starts in Dar es Salaa...
Ends in Arusha
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$2140

GIVE - Tanzania

173 reviews

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime on our GIVE Tanzania Excursion! Soak up the incredible sights, culture and wildlife of both Zanzibar Island and Mainland Tanzania! Give’s Tanzania Excursion takes you all the way from the tropical oasis of Zanzibar Island to the wild plains of mainland Tanzania. Work alongside local residents to build critical infrastructure in the form of Kairo’s one and only school, provide fundamental English education to community members of all ages and protect this country’s world-renowned wildlife.


Explore one of the most awe-inspiring places on the planet as you swim with wild dolphins in the Indian ocean, sail over crystal clear waters, snorkel through vibrant reefs and embark on a 2-day safari through the African savannah. As a volunteer, you will wake up each morning to the sun rising over the sandy white beaches and turquoise waters of Zanzibar Island. In between volunteer efforts, feel free to go for a swim, play soccer with local kids or visit nearby beach markets. Express yourself by taking an optional painting class from locals artists to create your own African souvenir, or learn the native language with Swahili classes from the locals!


But why stop there?! After your two weeks of volunteering, continue the adventure by joining GIVE’s Mt. Kilimanjaro Add-on and summit the tallest freestanding mountain in the world!

24th October 2017
My trip with GIVE was life changing as cliché as that may sound at first. But it really did open my eyes to a new culture and other ways of life. I learned how people on the other side of the world spend their days and what it takes to maintain their lifestyle. GIVE is amazing at making sure this information isn't just thrown at its volunteers. It's a program based on genuine immersion and education through locations, stuff, communities, volunteer initiatives on sustainability and even adventure days. They also helped me learn how to take what I learned and apply it to my life here in the states. It's program that never stops and i love it. I've gone twice and I'm preparing for my third trip to Tanzania and even WILD!!!
22nd October 2017
My trip with GIVE to Tanzania was AMAZING!!! It was one of the best trips of my life and I highly recommend this trip for anyone. The guides were awesome and very helpful. My flight ended up getting delayed a lot making me miss the transportation with the rest of the group but they emailed me and got in contact with me anyway they could and arranged new transportation for us to the accommodations. The whole trip was very well organized and run well. I loved the balance of teaching English to the locals and working construction at the school. You were really able to get to interact with the locals and see how they live. There was also plenty of free time to explore the village and hangout with the locals and other volunteers. We were also able to do some tourist activities which made it interesting to see Zanzibar and Tanzania in both the tourist way and the service way. I also highly recommend doing the Kilimanjaro add on. The guides and porters were amazing and the experience was incredible. It seems very intimidating at first but it is very doable and completely worth it. I cannot put into words how amazing this trip was for me, it was truly life changing and I would do anything to be able to go back.
19th October 2017
This was an amazing experience! My first time traveling abroad ever and I fell completely in love with the people and culture of Tanzania! I didn't want to leave! I have met so many lifelong friends on this trip! Went on so many adventures, like snorkeling, swimming with dolphins, and a two-day safari! I highly recommend this trip or any trip with GIVE Volunteers! Tupo Pamoja!

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Asia Winner

Length 40 days
433 reviews
40 days
433 reviews
Starts in Bangkok
Ends in Bangkok
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$2593

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

Most Amazing Tour 2013 Oceania Winner

Length 9 days
1024 reviews
9 days
1024 reviews
Starts in Sydney
Ends in Sydney
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$633

Oz Intro

1024 reviews

Oz Intro 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!

16th November 2017
Had a fantastic time wouldn't have known what to do or done half of the things we did if it wasn't for Maisie and Greg.
15th November 2017
I’ve just had the best week of my life. I would recommend oz intro to everyone, the activities were brilliant and often things I wouldn’t have thought to do myself. Massive thanks to Maisie and Greg for making my first week in Australia so much fun!
15th November 2017
Fantastic week, great activities. Greg and Maisie made the experience even better. Would recommend.

Most Amazing Tour 2013 North America Winner

Length 14 days
172 reviews
14 days
172 reviews
Starts in Jiquilillo
from
$1750

GIVE - Nicaragua

172 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 sustainable infrastructure projects, teaching English, and volunteering in wildlife conservation efforts. Sandboard down an active volcano, camp at the summit of Telica Volcano, and have the option to extend your stay in Nicaragua by participating in our SCUBA: Reef Conservation Program. 

During your SCUBA Program you'll complete 16 dives in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean while building artificial reefs, implanting native coral species and conducting underwater surveys on sharks, sea turtles and other marine life. Make the ocean your classroom and earn your PADI Open Water, Coral Reef Ecology and Ecological Monitoring certifications. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean culture of Little Corn Island and work with local children to protect their surrounding environment.

Other Volunteer Projects you'll be working on while in Nicaragua

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. 

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. 

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 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.

9 hours ago
GET ON THAT PLANE NOW! Please please please go! I came back from Nicaragua four months ago and have thought about it every day since the day I stepped back on US soil. GIVE is an amazing organization and has perfectly crafted a trip that will change your life. They have built a strong connection and a wonderful relationship with the locals and because of this, you'll meet such incredible people with warm beautiful hearts. You'll share smiles and laughter, you'll work side by side with them, you'll hear their stories. GIVE also focuses on environmental and sustainable projects and due to this, I see the world completely different now. You'll come back home being more aware of your lifestyle. You'll see how each person is connected on this earth. You'll see what it means to be a global citizen. You’ll want to go back and experience it all over again if you could. You’ll find yourself back at home scrolling through google maps trying to relive it in any way that you can. You’ll make wonderful friends, see breathtaking views, learn about the world in a whole new light, and feel beyond blessed for this experience. Do yourself a favor and get on that plane now! You won’t regret it!!
31st October 2017
Getting the opportunity to go to Nicaragua with GIVE absolutely changed my life. From the lifelong friends i met, to the most amazing and influential guides, to the incredible locals everything about it was amazing. This trip taught me so much about sustainable living, opened up my eyes to how much the environment is suffering and made me change my way of life when i arrived back home for the better. We got to experience so much when we were in Nica not only working on the worksite or in schools but in our free time we were able to learn and had the opportunities that most trips like these don’t have. We got to be one on one with the locals and hear experiences that really made Nicaragua feel like a second home. I also was lucky enough to do the Scuba add-on and it was equally as incredible. I became scuba certified, got to swim with sharks, see the amazing reefs, but also learn so much about the decay of coral reefs and the effects of global warming on the waters surrounding. 10/10 recommend this trip to anyone. Not only will you have the time of your life but you will come back with knowledge you can only get from traveling abroad!
5th October 2017
My experience with GIVE Volunteers started with my trip to Nicaragua last summer. As soon as i saw my guide Tony in the Managua airport, I realized this trip may alter my life. I experienced so much more than two weeks in a different country. I met the people who inspired me to become more of myself through my individuality. I met the leaders that helped shape who I want to be in my life. I met the locals that gave me so much more education than I could receive in a classroom. I traveled to the places that showed me how "home" is supposed to feel in your soul. I faced adventures head on and realized fear is only a small part of your own mind that you are capable of overcoming. I owe my adventurous and grateful mindset to GIVE Volunteers. This organization showed me how to alway lead with your heart and how in doing that will allow you to gain so much more in your life. I continued my love for GIVE by starting a study based organization called Global Citizens based on GIVE's morals and ideology and also became a GIVE ambassador! I am so passionate about how this organization allowed me to give to others, ended up giving me so much more, and helped me give back to my local community!
* The Most Amazing Tour in South America was not awarded in 2013
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