Spain Horse Whisperer

Do you love horses? Learn to understand and manage them, as you never have before while you get under the skin of the real Mallorca. Imagine the waving reeds, the mountain views in the distance, brilliant blue skies and spending your days learning how to be a horse whisperer, working on a new level with horses, expanding your skills and riding out into mountains.

Love horses? Learn to understand and manage them, as you never have before. Get under the skin of the real Mallorca and learn new skills and gain new experiences. Get out of the house this summer and immerse yourself in waving reeds, the mountain views in the distance, brilliant blue skies! and spending your days learning how to be a horse whisperer, working on a new level with horses, expanding your skills and riding out into mountains. You can relax on the stunning beaches on your time off. This is a totally unique and awesome experience that you must not miss!

Spending your days learning how to be a horse whisperer, working on a new level with horses, expanding your skills and riding out into mountains. You can relax on the stunning beaches on your time off. This is a totally unique and awesome experience that you must not miss!

Spain Horse Whisperer

 Highlights

  • All inclusive pack, meals, accommodation and transfers
  • Stunning weather on a beautiful island
  • Learn how to make the best tapas yum!
  • Get to know this stunning island by horse
  • weekends off for some serious beach time
  • Accommodation in a lovely house in the nicest town in Mallorca
  • During your weekdays spend time at a Spanish Ranch with pool next to the stables
  • Cheap and short flights to Mallorca
  • Ride on the edge of a natural wildlife reserve on the unspoilt plains of North East Mallorca
  • Work with horses every day
  • Instruction on natural horse care
  • Hands-on experience with your horse

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Full Details

Your 2 week programme will be on the stunning island of Mallorca, Spain. Only a 2 hours flight from the UK, so cheap flights, short journey time, and the ultimate island life! Mallorca has nice weather year round, but just to make sure you can enjoy the best weather in Europe, visit the beaches and ride some amazing treks under blue skies, we have selected 2 summer start dates during which you will spend most of your time at a Spanish Ranch overlooking the horses, and yes of course there is a pool to chill at during your downtime.

Your Itinerary

Week 1: introduction

You’ll sleep in a Mallorcan town house in the nicest town of the island just 10 min from the best beaches, with free transfer to the stables. The whole group will spend their days at the stables where there is a swimming pool and outdoor and indoor kitchens for cooking and eating together. Lorenzo will share everything he knows with you about Mallorcan life and about horses. You will learn to speak some Mallorquine (Catalan) and about the true culture and traditions of the island.

Xtreme Gap Year Horses Spain (17)During the first week you will be given your own horses for your two-week stay and there will be instruction on natural horse care and hands-on experience with your horse in the mornings.  This will include:

  • How to create a natural paddock
  • How to build strength in a hoof and get rid of horseshoes
  • Horse nutrition and how to judge a horse’s needs
  • Trimming and caring for bare hooves
  • Teeth inspection and knowing a horse’s age
  • Massage and stretching for horses
  • Horse communication and horse coaching
  • Working in the round pen and horse control

At lunchtime there will be cooking demonstrations of authentic dishes on an island where food is valued above all else – no food is wasted and every part of an animal is eaten. You will be cooking the vegetables, the rice and potatoes which you see growing around you. (vegetarian options are available!) Learn to make paellas that are to die for! As well as soups, roasted meats, tapas, empanadas, and breads then eat them together for lunch. At the same time you will be learning some conversational Mallorquine, particularly around ordering and discussing food.

In the afternoon there will be bitless riding in the arenas and out into the countryside, using and demonstrating the skills you have learnt.

Week 2

Xtreme Gap Year Horses Spain (8)For the first 4 days of week 2, you will be working at the stables using your new skills in the morning. Then cooking your personal favourites of the dishes you have learnt for lunch. In the afternoons depending on your abilities you can go out for longer rides exploring the area, ride to town for coffee or work one to one in the arena with your horse increasing your horse communication skills with Lorenzo’s help.

Three days before you leave this horse paradise, you will take an amazing two-day trail into the Tramuntana Mountains on your horse. You will stay overnight in an ancient monastery – a truly unforgettable experience. You must order your own food and drinks in Mallorquine along the way.

On the last day it’s up to you to show off what you’ve learnt. You’ll have a different horse to examine, communicate with and make a presentation about to Lorenzo and the rest of the group. Then a celebration lunch and a last ride out together before we declare you a horse whisperer too.

Accommodation

Xtreme Gap Year has a beach house in Majorca, where we run the fitness and kite surf programmes. It has a cool surfer vibe!  You will stay in a shared house right by the beach in a beautiful National Park. Based on Twin share.

Shared bathroom, lounge and outdoor chill-out zones on the roof.

SAFETY

The accommodation is completely safe. Our Spanish (but English speaking) host, our English programme manager Rosemary and Mallorquin guide Lorenzo will all be there to guide you and make your trip one to remember. If there are any issues they are there for you.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

All dietary needs will be cared for. Special foods are widely available in Mallorca.

No, you will learn everything you need to know and more if you want to, during your stay

No, the stable’s philosophy is around improving skills and building confidence, any level of riding ability including beginners are welcome

No there are no single rooms available

Yes there is wifi at the accommodation and at the stables

Yes, there are always insects in Mallorca in the summer and particularly around horses. None of them are dangerous but being bitten is annoying and makes you itchy. Insect repellent is strongly recommended

Mallorca can be very hot in the summer and riding will be organised to avoid the hottest times of the day for the sake of the horses and the people. Some riding may be early in the morning or late in the evening allowing time for long lunches and siestas. Sun tan creams are essential to avoid burning

Very casual and comfortable clothes including tea shirts, shorts, thin trousers or summer dresses and swimwear. Bring strong comfortable shoes, boots or trainers for riding and working with the horses and a waterproof just in case because it can  rain in the summer

Towels for washing will be provided but please bring your own beach towel for swimming and sunbathing

Yes, you will be able to buy wine, beer and other drinks in local supermarkets and keep them in the fridge where you are staying

The stable minibus will go into town most days for groceries and other necessities and guests will be welcome to go along in small groups to do their own shopping

There are washing machines in both sets of accommodation and things dry very quickly

Make sure you have an EHIC with you and a good travel insurance policy. Should you become ill unexpectedly we can call an English speaking doctor or take you to the walk in centre in Sa Pobla, where you will be treated immediately. Pharmacies are well stocked and have expert staff on hand for everyday ailments and we have basic first aid facilities at the stable

Usually 220 gbp is enough

Duration Option Price  
1 (Week)GBP 959Book Now

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in a shared room
  • Linen and towels
  • Room Cleaning
  • Introduction
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Transfers to town and the ranch
  • Breakfast and packed lunch
  • Guides
  • Cooking classes
  • Basic Mallorquin language lesson

EXCLUDED

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any travel that guests choose to make for independent sightseeing or shopping
  • Drinks or snacks in cafes or restaurants taken whilst out riding
  • Personal items such as soap and shampoo
  • Dinner

Dates

Dates 2019

1 week 23rd June – 30th June 2019
2 week 16th June – 30th June 2019

 

Bali ConneXion Arrival Package

The Bali ConneXion. This is our Bali arrival pack including airport pickup, one nights accommodation, breakfast, Balinese massage and yes … you can add on a surf lesson. You will have experienced local guides who will introduce you to the people, amazing places and inform you about local customs, cultures and how to stay safe while having fun in the tropical Islands of Bali. The perfect way to start any Bali backpacking adventure.

Bali Backpacker Beach Trail (1)

The Bali ConneXion. This is our Bali arrival pack including airport pickup, one nights accommodation, breakfast, Balinese massage and yes … you can add on a surf lesson. You will have experienced local guides who will introduce you to the people, amazing places and inform you about local customs, cultures and how to stay safe while having fun in the tropical Islands of Bali. The perfect way to start any Bali backpacking adventure.

 Bali ConneXion – Bali Arrival Package

Arrive in style in Bali

Highlights:

  • No hassle on arrival with our Airport pickup and transfer service
  • A great way to meet people straight away and peace of mind that your first day is sorted
  • Delicious breakfast
  • Know Bali And not be hassled on arrival
  • Cheap!

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Bali arrival package details:

This 1st day arrival package is a great way to arrive in Bali and know that your arrival transfers, first night’s accommodation and first night and intro to this new culture is fully sorted.

You will have experienced local guides who will introduce you to the people, amazing places and inform you about local customs, cultures and how to stay safe while having fun in the tropical of Indonesia

Arrival Pack Includes

Airport pickups and transfers, 1 night’s accommodation in a cool surf camp (dorm share), your choice of either a surf lesson (equipment and transport included) or a pamper package (mani/ pedi and 1.5 hour massage)

A great bolt on to our 8 day Bali Surf Xplorer or  any of our Gili islands packages.

Get Surfing: Add on a full day surfing

Experience the thrill of surfing on a full day trip with 2 surf lessons. From beginner to intermediate the surf breaks we take you to are friendly, fun and safe. You will have a great time learning to surf with the team’s expert instructors, meeting new people and living the dream at Canggu and the surrounding surf breaks.

This day trip includes: Refreshments, all equipment, 2 lessons and comfortable transport to and from your accommodation.

Duration Option Price  
2 (Days)GBP 89Book Now

INCLUDED

  • Airport pick up from Bali Denpasar
  • Transfer to the surf hostel
  • Welcome dinner and Drink
  • Your choice of either a surf lesson (equipment and transport included) or a pamper package (mani/ pedi and 1.5 hour massage)
  • Local Guides

EXCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Drinks

Dates

Flexible start dates.

 

The Dubai ConneXion

Dubai is the land of Xtremes. The world’s highest building, the world’s largest shopping more and even an indoor ski slope in the desert. On this awesome stopover program you can rip through the Arabian desert powering 1600 cc Dune buggy and sampling the best that Dubai has to offer. This is perfect if you are travelling and Emirates where you can take advantage of a free stopover en route to Asia or perhaps on the way home.

Designed as a two night stopover itinerary, the Dubai ConneXion is for those who don´t want to miss out on experiencing the total craziness of this Arabian megalopolis. You´ll be picked up directly from the airport as you land (and of course, dropped off when you leave), so no time is wasted in getting you right into the heart of the action.

The Xtreme Dubai ConneXion

Perfect if you are en route to Asia, you can take advantage of the great value flights on Emirates and stopover in Dubai. Usually there is no extra charge for two nights stopover so why not take the chance to see the land of extremes. Dubai is an impressive place and when you say with Xtreme Gap Year, you can have some incredible supercharged adventures too.

This trip works particularly well to break up your long haul flight, acclimatises as you nicely, and gives you a once-in-a-lifetime experience of this mega-city and the surrounding desert.

The Dubai ConneXion Highlights:

  • Checking out some of the worlds largest skyscrapers
  • Staring in awe at the impressive Burj Kalifa nearly kilometre high
  • Roaring through the Arabian desert driving your own 1600cc Dune buggy
  • Fully guided tour of the city
  • Luxurious stay in three or four star hotel with pool.
  • Seeing what the nightlife is all about in summer the world’s most luxurious hotels

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Full Details

The Dubai ConneXion

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With Dubai becoming a favourite stop-over destination of many of the major Airlines travelling from from Asia and Australia to Europe (and the other way around), we´ve developed the Dubai ConneXion itinerary, to ensure that you squeeze every drop of fun you can out of your travel agenda.

So, forget boring layovers, spent twiddling your thumbs in airport departure lounges, think hedonistic party nights and luxury accommodation. Supercharged dune buggy action and unreal sites.

Bugattis and lambos. How Xtreme can you get?

Designed as a two-night stopover itinerary, the Dubai ConneXion is for those who don´t want to miss out on experiencing the total craziness of this Arabian megalopolis.

Seemless transfer as you will be picked up directly from the airport as you land (and of course, dropped off when you leave).

No time is wasted in getting you right into the heart of the action. You´ll be greeted at the airport by our Dubai residential Xtreme Gap guides, who´ll be able to answer any questions you have about the city as you make your way to your stop-over accommodation.

The Burj Kalifa in DubaiWhile you may be raring to experience the budget accommodation life of a backpacker, you´ll have to wait just a little longer. In true Dubai style, you´ll be staying in super comfortable 3 or 4 star hotels, swimming pool at the ready.

Within hours of landing, you could be sipping cocktails and taking a dip, revelling in the luxurious opulence that has become Dubai´s trademark, wondering why anyone would ever want to just wait in the airport. After unwinding with a good night´s sleep (or perhaps a party for good measure), it´s straight to the action.

We like to keep our itineraries as versatile and as customisable as possible, so you´ll have the choice of packing all the action into a single day, or spreading it over two. With the first option you´ll embark on a combined dune buggy and drive through tour day excursion, and with the second you´ll spend half a day with a sit-in city tour, and a second day on the dunes. Whatever you opt for, we´ll make sure your stopover is action packed to the full.

The city tour will show you all of Dubai´s opulence and grandeur, taking you from the colossal Burj Khali building, to the Dubai City Mall, the world´s largest shopping complex, from the white-sanded seafront, famous for its nature defying Palm Island construction projects, to the Burj Al Arab, the world´s second largest hotel-cum-iconic symbol of this Persian super city. But, this is just the beginning, next up, the dune buggies.

Arabian desert Dune buggy adventure

Xtreme Gap Dubai (50)Once you´ve got a handle on the ceaseless energy of Dubai, we´ll put you right in the middle of it. We pick you up from your hotel early in the day, heading out of the city´s heart to the sea of desert dunes that oscillate into the horizon. You´ll watch the red hot sun of the Middle East rise over the dunes before suiting up and manning your very own 1500cc, rumbling, roaring, dune buggy monster, designed to eat up the desert terrain like nothing else.   With a 25km course of super-steep, heavy inclines and fast descents you´ll transverse the Persian sands and, conquering everything in your path. Half way through you´ll have the chance to stop and do some sand-boarding on some of the best slopes on offer, just to keep the adrenaline flowing. What´s more, you´ll be guided the whole time, so there´s no chance of getting lost in the desert, and no lack of encouragement, for when you´re trying to scale those really tough sand banks.

We´ve aimed to create an action-packed itinerary that suitably reflects the character of this fast paced, and adrenaline pumping destination. There´s really no need to resign yourself to a mundane stopover and days of jet lag tiredness when you arrive at your final destination. While you may not get all that much sleep in between dune biking up Dubai´s formidable desert mounds, and exploring the hedonistic party life of the city´s classy bars and electric clubs, you will have the chance to catch up on at least some rest mid-flight, but most of all, the two day Dubai Connexion will really squeeze the most out of your travel plans, wherever you´re headed!

Accommodation

We use a verity of accommodation options usually 3 star downtown hotel.

 

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Nationals from the United Kingdom do not need a visa to enter Dubai you will be issued one at the airport. Other nationalities should check prior to travel.
You will need a driving license in order to drive around Dune buggy in the desert, if you cannot drive you will be driven by a guide (the buddies are twin seater vehicles). Please note you will need to be up to drive a manual car.
Meals and not included, you should expect to budget London prices for meals.
Whilst this is quite a fall on itinerary, there is some free time, you will be centrally located but as you are essentially inner-city in the desert you certainly won’t want to walk anywhere. Taxis are cheap and plentiful most rides tend to cost between two and five pounds.
Dubai has one of the worlds best drop zones, if you really want to go for it we suggest you check out skydive Dubai and book a jump over the palm!
One of our locally based English-speaking reps will meet you at the airport. They will have a sign with your name on it.
Duration Option Price  
3 (Days)GBP 428Book Now

Included

  • Meet & greet at the airport and arrival transfer to accommodation
  • Departure Airport transfer w/assistance
  • Three/Four Star hotel with a swimming pool for two nights
  • Dubai Half Day City Tour
  • Dune Buggy Adventure
  • Transfers to the desert for the Dune buggy adventure and back again
  • Detailed predeparture pack

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Spending Money
  • Meals

Dates

Flexible start dates. Often used as stop off in between flights. Talk to us about your plans.

Work in Australia For Backpackers

Perfect for first-time travellers, this package includes advice and practical help with everything from visas to airport transfer, accommodation to finding a job. Stay and work in Sydney or explore the country with new friends.

Perfect for first-time travellers, this package includes advice and practical help with everything from visas to airport transfer, accommodation to finding a job. Stay and work in Sydney or explore the country with new friends. One of the best value Australian backpacking job finding services you will find.

 

Work in Australia For Backpackers

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to find work in Australia during your gap year then this is the perfect solution. Staying in a downtown funky backpacker hostel, our jobs support is just what you need to find jobs paying up to £8.50 and £15 per hour.

Our job support programme, offers you access to jobs all over Australia. Not just Sydney. So if you want to take advantage of a working holiday Visa, and travel Australia finding casual work as you go this programme does provide you with a great safety net.

It is inclusive of four days in a hostel, plus assistance to help you find your feet and settle in really fast. You will get a locally based work and travel expert, who can talk you through your CV, provide you with job interviews and opportunities plus lots of additional jobs support related benefits for a full 12 months.

Please note this programme is mainly geared towards finding work. If you want something that is a little bit more sociable, and you are keen on meeting others and having a bit of fun in Sydney then please check out our Sydney conneXion programme.

Highlights

  • Find work easily, without the hassle with first-class job support for 6 months.
  • Staying downtown Sydney, in a funky backpacker is a great place to meet people and kick off your travels.
  • Essential support provided getting your CV looking amazing. We will give you interview advice, sort out your tax file numbers, give you a Sim card and we can even help with flat shares as well.
  • With all of your accommodation and job support taking care of, you can hit the ground running and settle into Australia with ease.
  • This is perfect for travellers, who are looking for a job in Australia and don’t know where to start.
  • You have access to our offices, free Wi-Fi to send out your CV if necessary.
  • With 12 months of job offers, after your four days of accommodation are up you will continue to receive help and support throughout your Australian adventure!

If you want a more comprehensive one-week all-inclusive fun adventure including all of the activities this programme and then some be sure to check out our Sydney ConneXion package as well.

The Essentials Included

Sorted For:

  • Airport transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Free wifi access

The Work Essentials:

  • SIM pack
  • 12 months Job Search membership
  • Comprehensives orientation on arrival
  • One-on-one consultation with our job search representative
  • Assistance with Tax File Number, Bank account, Resume, Superannuation
  • Assistance with job placement, regular job updates
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Assistance from the locally based team
  • Detailed pre departure pack before you leave

 

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Work Up Australia (33)Starting a new adventure can be a little daunting! After all, you will be travelling on your own to the other side of the world, you probably have hundreds of questions and worries about what to expect and what will happen when you get there. Believe us when we say it makes it a lot easier when you have arranged your first few days.

This programme makes your arrival and job hunt experience so much smoother.

When you add in all the advice, and personal assistance from our Australia-based work and travel experts, you really only have to worry about how much fun you can handle!

 

 

 

 

It really could not be easier, so request trip notes today for more information, or book now to start your Australian adventure!

Your Australia Adventure begins here!

Divemaster Australia (6)From this point, you end the trip, but you Ozzie adventure begins! You will certainly not be alone, as you have 12 months of support, job offers, Cv reviews and most likely already a good circle of mates down under. Who knows where your stint down under may lead you.   Many opt to put off the world of work just a little longer and go on the 5-day surf tour. The bus will pick you up from the hostel on Wednesday morning at 6:15. This surf trip is a lot of fun, you can opt to finish in Brisbane or return to Sydney to get a job there.

Other options for your working holiday visa.

Want to work in the surf industry? Well we have a surf instructor course too, depending on your surfing skills it will take you 1 to 3 months to become a surf instructor.

Cowboy? You can also upgrade to the outback ranch programme as well, meaning you can find work of righteous in the outback with guaranteed job placements and an awesome training week. Check out our working holiday Visa programs for more inspiration and ideas.

Accommodation

The hostel you stay in is in Downtown Sydney!

We know it well, as we have vetted a range of accommodation options in Sydney before launching this programme, and this hostel was definitely the best fun! Centrally located in the main backpacker district you will find everything in easy walking distance.

Facilities

Some of the facilities include:

  • TV Lounge with chill out areas
  • Kitchen
  • The legendary backpacker sidebar
  • Wifi and internet desks
  • Travel help desk
  • Job assistance desk
  • Cheap meals every night in the bar
  • Ultra comfortable beds
  • Laundry service

Expect comfortable beds, clean rooms, good communal areas, clean Kitchens and service and support from the Hostel team that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Accommodation is included for 3 nights and then you are unleashed into Sydney. There are local coordinators who are trained to assist you with your job search, offer advice on finding long-term accommodation, and settle you in nicely.
Meals are not included (but there are cooking facilities in the hostel) But there is a breakfast included for all 3 mornings.
No, we cannot arrange your work holiday visa, but it is very easy to arrange this. You just apply for it only online and it will be arranged within a few days. You will apply for a visa before you go and will do this at the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of the Australian Government
The Australian Working Holiday Visa subclass 417 costs around £170. Rates change constantly so use this only as an indication. Furthermore, you need to have around £2,000 in your bank account when you enter Australia with a Working Holiday Visa. You will apply for a visa before you go and will do this online at the website of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship of the Australian Government

 

Duration Option Price  
4 (Days)4 Days - 12 Months JobsGBP 249Book Now

 

Included 4 Day Version

  • Airport transfer
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Job search assistance for 12 months
  • Cv review
  • Bank account set up
  • Sim Card activated number given on arrival
  • Tax file number arranged
  • Medicare organised
  • Tax refund advice
  • Free WIFI in Sydney office
  • 24 hour emergency number
  • Assistance form the locally based team
  • Detailed pre departure pack before you leave

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner (but there are cooking facilities)
  • Working holiday visa processing fee

Dates

We have flexible start dates. Please contact us for specific dates & availability.