Basix style

For travellers on a budget

Basix trips keep things simple to give you amazing experiences at a great price. We use simple, clean and centrally located accommodation and include plenty of free time so you can do the things that suit your budget and interests.

What is Basix style travel?

Our Basix style trips are designed for travellers who want exceptional value, plenty of free time and having the flexibility to choose where and how their time and money is spent. By working plenty of free time into the itineraries and keeping many of the activities optional, we aim to make travel possible for those on even the most slender of budgets. After all, why pay for an activity or excursion you wouldn’t otherwise be interested in? Or a level of comfort you don’t require? As a wise person probably once said, a bed's just a bed when there's exploring to be done.

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Basix trips on discount

From a South African safari to the waterfalls of Yosemite, and everywhere in between – these are some of our best and brightest Basix trips. And we have a handful that are up to 20% OFF if you book to travel in June 2016. Hurry, they’re filling fast. 

Trip name Days Total
price from
North India Unplugged 22
USD $1,215
CAD $1,330
AUD $1,420
EUR €995
GBP £730
NZD $1,530
ZAR R13,120
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Laos Traveller - Bangkok to Vientiene 14
USD $904
CAD $988
AUD $1,056
EUR €732
GBP £540
NZD $1,136
ZAR R9,744
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Buenos Aires to Rio Unplugged 17
USD $2,196
CAD $2,396
AUD $2,572
EUR €1,780
GBP £1,320
NZD $2,764
ZAR R23,696
CHF FR1,824
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Vic Falls to Kruger 9
USD $1,126
CAD $1,232
AUD $1,321
EUR €913
GBP £675
NZD $1,411
ZAR R12,172
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Cambodia Adventure 12
USD $765
CAD $846
AUD $904
EUR €625
GBP £463
NZD $972
ZAR R8,334
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Explore Vietnam 11
USD $680
CAD $736
AUD $788
EUR €544
GBP £400
NZD $848
ZAR R7,256
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Berlin to Venice 15
USD $1,752
CAD $1,912
AUD $2,048
EUR €1,420
GBP £1,040
NZD $2,204
ZAR R18,888
CHF FR1,452
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Kruger & Coast 9
USD $1,120
CAD $1,232
AUD $1,316
EUR €912
GBP £676
NZD $1,416
ZAR R12,148
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Kenya Wildlife Safari 8
USD $1,060
CAD $1,160
AUD $1,244
EUR €860
GBP £636
NZD $1,328
ZAR R11,456
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Mayan Encounter 17
USD $1,500
CAD $1,695
AUD $1,810
EUR €1,255
GBP £930
NZD $1,945
ZAR R16,690
CHF FR1,285
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Kilimanjaro - Rongai Route 8
USD $2,430
CAD $2,658
AUD $2,850
EUR €1,972
GBP £1,462
NZD $3,060
ZAR R26,253
CHF FR2,025
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Yosemite and Tahoe 3
USD $424
CAD $476
AUD $500
EUR €348
GBP £260
NZD $540
ZAR R4,632
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Turkey Explored 18
USD $1,448
CAD $1,576
AUD $1,692
EUR €1,160
GBP £868
NZD $1,824
ZAR R15,608
CHF FR1,200
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Garden Route Adventure 14
USD $1,560
CAD $1,695
AUD $1,830
EUR €1,270
GBP £940
NZD $1,970
ZAR R16,880
CHF FR1,295
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Barcelona to Berlin 15
USD $2,676
CAD $2,932
AUD $3,144
EUR €2,176
GBP £1,616
NZD $3,452
ZAR R29,872
CHF FR2,228
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Explore Egypt 15
USD $1,212
CAD $1,328
AUD $1,420
EUR €984
GBP £724
NZD $1,516
ZAR R13,088
CHF FR1,008
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Stone Town to Vic Falls 15
USD $1,351
CAD $1,479
AUD $1,585
EUR €1,100
GBP £816
NZD $1,704
ZAR R14,628
CHF FR1,126
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What is the accommodation like?

Simple, clean accommodation

We look for simple, clean and centrally located accommodation to give you a good night's rest along with a great trip price. Generally Basix trips use budget accommodation, sometimes with shared facilities and occasionally on a multishare basis. 


On many of our itineraries, we also include a homestay for a night or two to really get a feel for local life. While the facilities are often basic, what better way to get immersed into a culture than by sharing a roof and meal with a local family. 

Some more unique accommodation 

From time to time, we also get the chance to stay in some more unique accommodation – like a stay in a Borneo longhouse owned by former headhunters!

The billion star rating

We also love a bit of camping on our trips. It means pitching in to help set up camp and sometimes basic facilities in more remote areas, but the extra effort definitely pays off when it comes to the locations and experiences. 

I'm travelling solo

Great! You're about to travel with a bunch of people that not only have similar interests but are as excited to discover the same destination as you. There’s no extra charge when you share accommodation with a member of the same sex, but if you'd like a little more privacy with a room all to yourself, there's a single supplement available on many of our Basix trips. Learn more

What else is included?

In addition to your accommodation and transport being taken care of, we also include: 

Local leader

All of our Basix-style adventures are led by a local leader whose specialty is getting you from A to B, showing you the sights and letting you in on the secrets that make their region tick. Your leader certainly won’t be holding your hand, but when it comes to recommendations for food, attractions worth a visit or local language tips, there is no one better to turn to. Meet our leaders

Explore your own way

We work plenty of free time into our Basix itineraries and offer lots of optional activities so you can decide where and how to spend your time and money. It's the opportunity to experience as much of the desintation as possible, but without paying for a stack of extra inclusions you may not want. 

Group activities

In addition to lots of optional activities, there are a few group activities included as well. These might include orientation walks in each city, visits to local markets and entrance fees for some of the major highlights along the way. Although meals are generally not included, your leader is on hand to help you make some awesome food discoveries. 

How we move around – transport

On a Basix journey, the way you travel is all part of the adventure. Depending on the destination and the itinerary, you could find yourself travelling on anything from a donkey to a bus or a private safari vehicle. 


Our other styles of travel


Not sure this is your style of travel? Check out our other styles below or view all Basix trips

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