For travellers seeking local knowledge and flexibility

Our Basix trips keep great experiences affordable. With a knowledgeable local leader, a choice of optional activities and plenty of free time, you’ll be able to craft the experience that you’re looking for, taking your travel to the next level.

You’ll stay in central tourist-class hotels or multi-share hostels (2 to 3 stars) that keep you close to the action and the local transport. You might even find yourself camping in a scenic spot or on an overnight train.

Road tripping through the USA's National Parks

Where you can go

Where you'll stay

Where we stay ensures we keep our travellers firmly connected to a region’s people and culture, and provides them with unique local experiences that benefit the community too. In most locations we stay in simple tourist-class hotels (i.e. 2-3 stars), plus on many trips you'll also get to experience a night with a local family on a homestay or something a little different like a Bedouin camp in the Sahara. Here's a little taste of some of the more interesting accommodation you might find along the way:

Basic accomodation on an Intrepid tour in Kota Kinabalu National Park
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.

Homestay hosts smiling in Cambodia cooking a meal for travellers

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.

Accomodation in Sarawak, Malaysia
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!

Truck next to campsite under the night sky and stars
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.

What to expect

Korean Leader Yong Park with traveller at Gyeongju Temple
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

Woman at Hagia Sophia
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.

Travellers at the Grand Canyon
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 you'll get around

Group on cycling tour of Cappadocia in Turkey

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.

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