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 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.
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.
What else is included?
In addition to your accommodation and transport being taken care of, we also include:
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 destination as possible, but without paying for a stack of extra inclusions you may not want.
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
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