Indonesia 18 Day Island Hopper

Imagine 18 days of pure fun, adventure, friends and good times of epic proportions in one of the most idyllic places on earth. If you’re looking for “all of the above” then this is the trip for you. We take you on amazing adventures on amazing islands. Groups guaranteed.

Here it is, the full Indonesian Island experience that is better than all the rest. Imagine 18 days of pure fun, adventure, friends and good times of epic proportions in one of the most idyllic places on earth. If you’re looking for “all of the above” then this is the trip for you.

Indonesia 18 Day Island Hopper

The Low Down

  • Duration: 18 Days / 17 Nights
  • Groups: Guaranteed
  • Starts: Canggu, we pick you up from the Airport!
  • Finishes: Labuan Bajo, Flores

Want to see some of the most epic destinations that Indonesia has to offer? Join us on our 18 Day Indo Island Hopper trip which will take you from the super-chilled surfer town of Canggu to the beautiful rice terraces of Ubud, right to the famous Gili Islands. It doesn’t stop there,  we whisk you off on an adventure further to the east to visit some traditional villages on the island of Lombok before we board our private live-aboard boat and set sail for 3 glorious days stopping off at secret beaches before landing at the famous Komodo Islands, where you will meet the dragons that rule the island.


  • Easy pick-up at the airport to make your arrival relaxed
  • Amazing sites and cultural experience
  • See ancient temples!
  • Explore beautiful islands and beaches!
  • Meet like-minded people and make new friends!
  • Experience a 3 day/2-night Live-aboard boat trip!
  • Snorkel amongst the beautiful coral reefs!
  • Learn how to cook Balinese style
  • Grab a board and join us for a surf lesson
  • Detailed pre departure pack up on booking


Full Details


We will be at Denpasar airport to meet you when you arrive. You have the day to relax by our rooftop pool or explore the local beaches before we meet in the evening for a welcome BBQ to meet the rest of your group.


Our awesome local guides take us to visit two of Bali’s most beautiful temples today – Tanah Lot and the Royal Temple of Tamun Ayun. These temples are steeped in history and are a big part of the Balinese way of life. In the evening we catch the sunset from the local beach before dinner and a night on the town in one of Canggu’s awesome bars.


Surfs up on day 3! We head to Kuta Beach to get a learn how to catch a wave with our awesome local instructors. Never surfed before, no worries, everyone can join. In the afternoon there’s time to shop in Kuta’s markets and then chill out and catch another awesome sunset at our rooftop pool.


It’s time to pack our bags as we move to the town of Ubud. Ubus is an amazing town amongst rice fields and there is lots to do here. En route we make a stop at a beautiful waterfall to cool off before arriving at our awesome hotel. You will have the chance to freshen up before we head out to visit one of Bali’s most famous live music venues for an evening of singing and dancing.


In the morning we go shopping for ingredients with a local family before they teach us how to cook some of Bali’s best dishes in their home cooking school. The afternoon we meet the famous locals of Ubud in the Monkey forest – The hundreds of monkeys present are believed to protect the temple within and it’s the perfect time to get up close and personal with these amazing creatures.


Have a chilled morning by the pool or explore Ubud’s fantastic (art) markets for souvenirs before we head for lunch with stunning views overlooking an active volcano. We spend the afternoon wandering the stunning rice terraces which are still used to farm rice for sale all over the world.


It’s time to catch a ferry and head over to the picture perfect  Gili Islands – We get to our base in Gili Trawangan around midday and will have a free afternoon to explore the island or catch some rays by our pool. We then head out to watch the sunset as well as grab some pictures on the well known Gili T swings.


We spend the day island hopping around the magical Gili Islands. You will get to snorkel incredible reefs, shipwrecks and underwater temples before taking a pit-stop on Gili Air for lunch. In the afternoon we head round to Turtle point where you are almost certain to swim with these local legends and enjoy some up close and personal time before heading back to Gili T.


As there are no motorized vehicles on the Gili islands we hop on our push bikes to do a round trip of the island – Stopping off at viewpoints and secluded beaches. We then head out in the evening for a party at the local beach bars. They know how to party here!

DAY 10

We finally say goodbye to the infamous Gili Islands and hop across to Lombok Island for the next part of your adventure. After a short, but beautiful ferry ride, we jump on a private bus down to Kuta Lombok on the south coast and check into our new hotel for the next 2 nights.

DAY 11

Today you are in for a treat! You will get a culture fix in the morning as you visit a traditional Sasak village to learn about the cultural customs of the locals, before heading north to spend the afternoon at some of the most incredible waterfalls you will ever see at Benang Kelampu.

DAY 12

Spend the day beach hopping across the south coast and experience the untouched beauty that Lombok has to offer. You will get to visit Mawun Beach in the morning followed by Lancing ‘Secret’ Beach and finishing off at Selong Belanak where you can chill in the shallow seas for the afternoon or hire a surfboard (optional) for those who have caught the bug.

DAY 13

Today is mainly a travel day. After breakfast, we jump on a bus and head to the northeast of Lombok and catch a ferry to the neighbouring island of Sumbawa. It will take approximately 7-8 hours to get to our beach resort but when we get there, you will have the rest of the day to relax by the pool and recharge.

DAY 14

We catch a small boat over to the gorgeous Moyo Island where we will explore the local waterfalls and beaches this picturesque island has to offer. Our local guide will take us to the hotspots and hidden gems before we head back to our resort for sunset drinks.

DAY 15

Today we set sail for the next 3 days on our liveaboard boat and head towards the Komodo Islands. Our first stop is Satonda Island. Visit an inland saltwater lake and enjoy snorkelling around the islands stunning reef. In the evening we tuck into a sunset BBQ on the boat.

DAY 16

An action-packed day. Start by snorkelling with some Manta rays before visiting Komodo Island to spend some time with the famous Komodo Dragons. After lunch we head to Pink beach for some more snorkelling and we finish the day with a trek to the famous viewpoint on Padar Island for sunset. The perfect postcard pic!

DAY 17

Today is our last day of activities. We wake early for breakfast, sail to Kanawa Island and spend a few hours here snorkelling and taking in the lush surroundings before heading to our final destination Labuan Bajo, Flores. We should arrive around 3pm which give us time to make use of our hotel’s awesome pool before we say our final farewells over dinner.

DAY 18

Check out day! The fun doesn’t have to stop here if you’re traveling on, our expert Group Leaders will help you book everything you need to get to where you’re heading, whether that be on to some more islands, other countries, out Bali bootcamp or back to the airport to catch a flight, we’ve got you covered!


Our accommodation is mainly in twin share accommodation in some awesome hotels. You will always be sharing a room with someone of the same sex from your group. We do sometimes stay in dorm accommodation which will be exclusive to our tour group. We use the best accommodation in each location and we have been using them for many years. Its extremely safe.


Trip Frequently Asked Questions

No, flights to your destination are not included and you will need to book them yourself however we can help you! Also, we will be at the airport to meet you once you arrive.

Yes, lots of people come on our trips alone, its a great way to meet new people and you will never feel alone from the moment you arrive as you will instantly be travelling with an awesome group of like-minded people.
There no age limits on our trips, however, most of our travellers are between 18 and mid 30’s. Remember you’re only as old as you feel! 
It depends on your nationality and which destination you are travelling to. For full visa information please check the Indonesian embassy website
Everyone spends differently so it’s hard for us to give an exact amount but we usually recommend around £150 – £250 per week is sufficient for you to have an epic time. All your activities, transport and accommodation is covered by us so you just need to worry about what your food, drink and shopping which is usually pretty cheap in Asia. Please note we can not be held responsible if you start popping bottles of champagne on the first night and run out of money ?
Ideally its best to arrive on the start date of the tour however you can arrive up to 2 days before and we will still pick you up from the airport.
No we can pick you up from the airport at any time of day or night so you can pick the best flight that works for you.
Yes as long as you stay at our hotel and are arriving within 2 days of your start date. Once you have booked and we have received your flight details, we will be in touch to organise your extra nights.

For most of our destinations, you don’t need any specific vaccinations however its always good to check with your doctor to make sure you have an up to date tetanus jab.  

Food is usually not included however we do include occasional meals on day trips. We do also head out every evening for a group dinner at some awesome our favourite spots.

Your group leader will get in touch with you a week before your trip to confirm your meeting time/flight details and to introduce themselves. 

If you have an allergy you must let us know as we will make your group leader aware. We also recommend printing out allergy cards in the local language. These cards can be easily found on google and are great to carry as they can be shown to the restaurants we eat at to explain your allergy in depth and make sure nothing gets lost in translation.

We head out every evening as a group for dinner and often drinks. We take you to some of the coolest spots around as well as some hidden gems we’ve discovered over the years. This is not part of the itinerary so you do not have to participate but we try to maximise your adventure.

We would always recommend a backpack. Suitcases are not ideal for Asia as even if your suitcase has wheels its very hard to pull it across the beach. If its your first time with a backpack, you’ll never look back after.

We are not going to force anyone to do anything they might not want to do so if you’re not confident on a push bike and want to sit out a bike ride or not a fan of open water and want to stay on the boat during snorkelling that’s absolutely fine, its your adventure!

Yes we try and balance our itineraries with a nice balance of awesome activities and free time to explore the local surroundings, shop or even get a well earned massage.

There are ATMs readily available in all of our destinations so we would recommend getting a travel card with good rates and withdrawing cash locally rather than carrying big amounts with you. If you are going to bring cash you would get a better rate if you exchanged in Asia so bring your home currency with you. 



Duration Option Price  
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  • Airport pickup (up to 2 days before tour – Must have additional nights booked)
  • 17 Nights accommodation
  • All transport included
  • Tanah Lot & Tamun Ayun
  • Surf lesson in Canggu
  • Tegenungan Waterfall visit
  • Ubud Monkey forest
  • Balinese Cooking class
  • Rice terraces
  • Local Markets
  • Gili Trawangan
  • Island hopping the Gili’s
  • Snorkelling (reef & shipwrecks)
  • Bike tour of Gili Trawangan
  • Kuta Lombok
  • Traditional Sasak Village
  • Benang Kelampu Waterfalls
  • Mawun Beach, Lancing ‘Secret’ Beach
  • Selong Belanak Beach
  • Moyo & Satonda Islands
  • 3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip
  • Snorkelling with Manta Rays
  • Komodo Island & Dragons
  • Pink Beach
  • Padar Island View Point
  • Kanawa Island Snorkelling
  • Sunset in Labuan Bajo
  • Loads of help with onward travel
  • Support the whole time you are in S.E. Asia


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals
  • Drinks


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Maya Adrenaline Overload Mexico

Imagine crystal clear water and perfect white sandy beaches. Now imagine that rushing towards you at 180 mph. How yes it’s Xtreme gap Maya Adrenaline Overload! The Mexican Riviera is the base for a proper adrenaline adventure courtesy of Xtreme gap. From skydiving, para motoring, free diving in the cool fresh waters of underground cave systems. Blast through the jungle on an all-terrain vehicle and kick back and relax at the end of your butt twitching day on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.

Imagine crystal clear water and perfect white sandy beaches. Now imagine that rushing towards you at 180 mph. How yes it’s Xtreme Gap Maya Adrenaline Overload! The Mexican Riviera is the base for a proper adrenaline adventure courtesy of Xtreme Gap. From skydiving to free diving in the cool fresh waters of underground cave systems. Blast through the jungle on an all-terrain vehicle, zip line over the jungle and kick back and relax at the end of your butt twitching day on some of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Bring It On!



 Xtreme Mayan Adrenaline Overload

Mexico screams adrenaline adventures.  All along the Mexican peninsular, you have thousands of underwater caverns, waiting to be explored. Beautiful white sandy beaches which look look amazing as you are hurtling out of the plane. Crystal clear water which conveniently powers the jets of your fly board. With the Xtreme mine adrenaline overload it is full of adventure by day and wild parties at night.  Staying downtown in Playa del Carmen, a couple of days here will take your central America travel experience to the next level!

Our Adrenaline Overload in Mexico is built for  people with different budgets and different levels of bravery, what kind of Xtreme animal are you?


  • ATVs and Ziplining through the Jungle
  • Sian Kaan Adventure Day
  • Xtreme Maya Adventure Day


  • ATVs and Ziplining through the Jungle
  • Sian Kaan Adventure Day
  • Xtreme Maya Adventure Day
  • Fly Boarding



  • ATVs and Ziplining through the Jungle
  • Sian Kaan Adventure Day
  • Xtreme Maya Adventure Day
  • Fly Boarding
  • Skydiving





Xtreme Gap Playa del Carmen Mexico (56)We are happy you are thinking of joining the one and only Xtreme Mayan Adrenaline Overload. All Overload programmes (we also run them in Cairns, Queenstown and Cape Town) are unique to Xtreme Gap. They are short and filled with Adrenaline activities, and always in unique locations like Playa del Carmen!! Easy to combine with other travel plans!

What to expect in the Xtreme Maya Adrenaline Overload, Mexico

After your taxi pick up from the airport our rep awaits you at the amazing centrally located hostel in Playa del Carmen. Our Xtreme Gap rep will show you around, tel you where to find the nice bars, restaurants and best beaches, explains when you are booked in to which programme and treats you to your first drink in the Caribbean.

The next 5 nights you will be enjoying (and probably screaming it out!) Playa del Carmen. Depending on the pack you choose the following activities are included.

Xtreme Activities In Detail

ATVs and Ziplining Through The Jungle

We love ATVs! And  there is no better way to explore the ancient jungle, driving past ancient Mayan ruins on the quad. Then off to the adventure park where we will fly above the jungle canopy on a thrilling zip line circuit and snorkel in a wondrous underground river with with crystal clear waters. As a perfect finish you will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch with real Mexican food. Including transfers.

Sian Kaan Adventure Day

Certainly one of the most stunning places our Xtreme Team has ever visited! A fascinating cultural immersion with a local nature guide who share the mysteries of Muyil archaeological site. Hike through the forest to the shore of the turquoise water lagoon of Chunyaxche. By longtail boat we almost fly you over the most stunning lagoons in to mangroves where you jump in the fresh water canal and “float to the ecstasy”, is the most relaxing experience, finally, enjoy a delicious Mayan lunch. Including transfers.

Xtreme Maya Adventure Day

Xtreme Gap Playa del Carmen Mexico (61)Immerse yourself in the perfect mix of adventure & nature.     Fly 20 meters (60 feet) above the jungle canopy on the fastest zip line ride in the region!

Test your tenacity as you rappel 20 meters (60 ft) down        into the Mayan jungle. Afterwards, wind down and snorkel      in the mystical waters of an underground river with  crystal-clear waters and astounding rock formations.

Finally, delight yourself by sampling authentic and delicious Mexican cuisine as the perfect finish.

Fly Boarding

If you’ve never experienced or seen fly boarding before, you are in for a treat. Whether it was trying to be Marty McFly on a hover board or getting inspired by Ironman, nothing can really describe the sensation of blasting several cubic pounds of thrust out of jets attached to your feet. Unbelievably cool yet quite easy to pick up you have the option to jet packs or fly boards.


Playa del Carmen is probably one of the best drop zones in the world, it’s up there with Cairns mission beach, and is one of the few places you can dive over the water beach and jungle. This makes the some incredible views if you don’t open your eyes and stop screaming for a second, as you plummet at terminal velocity back to Earth. Run in conjunction with skydive Mexico, who have been leading skydives in Mexico for the last 19 years This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

We offer Tandem jumps only in this activity is weather dependent so we will try and get you up in the skies as quickly as possible. Please note if you are doing any diving activities do not attempt to jump within 24 hours diving.


Your accommodation is in a beautiful boutique hostel, with a great intimate atmosphere. The rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning! All guests have use of a big terrace where they can relax or just share travel tips with other guests. Its located in a great neighbourhood, everything is round the corner, oh and there is free WiFi!

The best hostel in Playa del Carmen for sure. Perfect blend of atmosphere without being too crazy. Great chill out area in the middle with fun events at night. The staff are all really good fun and friendly. The place has a great vibe and if you like tequila you will do very well here.


We include breakfast for you. Breakfast is a buffet style and includes – coffee, tea, bread, butter, 4 types of jam, 2 types of cereal, milk and 2 types of fruits, so good start of the day!

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can add on Spanish lessons, diving course, feediving courses and stay as long as you like!

20 to 25 pounds a day should be enough for a great time. If you are not the drinking type and you like more quiet nights you could do it for 15 pounds. During the day you will only spend some money on food and water, and trust me, that is cheap! If you go out to clubs, yes its more expensive.

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the accommodation. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it. Also we send you an email with all the information including numbers and instructions at the airport.  The Xtreme Gap rep will meet you on check in, unless you arrive late. Then your introduction will be the next morning.

Hot!  Year-round tropical weather will see blue skies crystal clear waters an amazing dive conditions.  UK summertime is traditionally the hot season with it getting busier towards November / December.  September and October is traditionally low season.

Yes. Xtreme Gap has a rep In Playa del Carmen and a seriously good supportive network there.

You can buy anything you need In Mexico, and it is much cheaper than back home, so pack light! The shops are all close to the resort. You can buy souvenirs, sun lotion, mosquito repellent, swim shorts, flip flops and everything else you might need.

Yes there is! You can use the kitchen at the accommodation to prepare your meals. also in walking distance is a massive super market with beautiful food! So if you like preparing your own meals and you want to keep the costs down, this is a perfect option.

Our rep will tel you and also the reception of the Hostel will know!

From the 20th Dec-20th Jan the prices increase. Please contact us for a custom quote.


  • Airport pick up
  • Our own Xtreme Gap rep
  • Welcome drink
  • 5 nights accommodation (dorms)
  • Activities as per option
  • transfers as per itinerary
  • Lunches as per itinerary
  • Breakfasts


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • transfers back to the Airport
  • Departure tax
  • Lunches (other) and dinners



Divemaster & Internship Mexico Playa Del Carmen

The Mexico divemaster Internship has it all. Clear aqua marine seas, exciting marine (and night) life and action packed days learning to dive and moving towards your professional level dive accreditations. A great location for Whalesharks between May and September – but great anytime of year.

If spending eight weeks and paradise learning to become a professional diver sounds ideal than the Divemaster course plus internship in Mexico is for you. Experience bull sharks, whale sharks, Cenotes and crystal clear turquoise water in a stunning location. This is truly a life changing event, whether you are doing this on your gap year, or as part of a career break.

Divemaster & Internship in Mexico

Imagine spending eight weeks having the time of your life in a paradise location. Working towards professional level diving qualifications, you can have a life changing experience with Xtreme Gap Year in Mexico. Diving every day you will get to experience the incredible underwater environment Playa del Carmen has to offer!

Playa del Carmen has it all, whale sharks, bull sharks, turtles and even cave diving and under ground Cenotes, diving in the crystal clear turquoise water this is one of the top places in the world to get your Divemaster course.

When not in the water you will stay by the beach, in the heart of the action enjoying the incredible social scene that the Playa has to offer.

 Highlights Of The Divemaster Internship Mexico

Cenote Diving


Bull Sharks

Extra Curricular:

Mayan Temples


Paradise Beaches

Xtreme Gap Playa Del Carmen Mexico (44)

Xtreme Water Sports

Trainer Kite On  Playa el Carmen



Zero  To Hero Or Custom Made

Mexico Divemaster Diving Course (9)Most people start the Zero  to Hero course. This takes you through all of the PADI diving certification is up to Divemaster.

  • Open water (The basic beginner course certifies you to 18 m – Usually takes 3 to 4 days)
  • Advanced open water (Qualifies you to a deeper limit of 30 m- Usually takes 2 1/2 days)
  • Rescue diver (Gains your qualification that enables you to rescue distressed divers and improves your safety knowledge)
  • Divemaster course (The rest of your time spent will be completing the Divemaster course, set over several modules the goal is to reach your certification which is a professional level)

Why do your Divemaster course in Playa del Carmen?

There are many reasons to do your Divemaster internship in Playa del Carmen. The location is extremely easy to get to, and highly rewarding once you are there. Underwater you are in for a treat, crystal clear turquoise water, with incredible marine life. This is one of the worlds top locations to see whale sharks, at certain times of year you have huge bull shark populations as well (Nov – March).

Year round the water is warm and the visibility is great.

When you are not in the water there is plenty to do, incredible white sandy beaches famed for being some of the best in the world, cool beach bars and warm Mexican hospitality.

There’s usually something going on in Playa del Carmen, not that you have to go out every night if you don’t want to. The hostel is the perfect sanctuary for those wishing to escape the madness, although no doubt you will want party a fair amount as this is a great reason to choose this location.

You don’t have to be a party animal though. Beach lovers will be completely at home here, some of the best beaches in Mexico are at your disposal. After all this is the Caribbean!

Diving in Playa del Carmen

Mexico Divemaster Diving Course (11)A great reason to do your Divemaster in Mexico, and go diving in Playa del Carmen in particular is because of the quality of the dive sites. In general the reefs are very healthy, and there’s a lot of biodiversity underwater. In general the visibility is very good, sometimes when there is a storm this might stir things up a bit, but when you compare it to places like Thailand the actual quality of diving is much more superior in our opinion.

This is a major breeding grounds the turtles, and you can see this when diving. Huge loggerhead turtles and green turtle populations always make dives interesting. But one of the most fun things about diving in Playa del Carmen, is the drift diving.

Because there is a significant current runs along the peninsular with the tides, in general you will drop in at one insertion point and not have to fin for the entire duration of the dive, you can just drift along the reefs checking things out. It’s a fantastic experience. There are large walls the go down past the 30 m mark, so you can plan your dive profile accordingly.

You will see plenty of tropical fish, Nudibranches, box fish, parrotfish Moray Eels. In season the bull sharks come, very few things can give you an Xtreme buzz when diving like a bull shark.

Diving the Cenotes

Xtreme Gap Playa del Carmen Mexico (61)This part of Mexico used to be all underwater. As the sea level changed and the peninsular rose out of the water it left behind plenty of caverns caves and underground rivers known as Centotes. Officially there are over 10,000 registered but new ones being discovered all the time. This is because mainly they are based in the jungle, and the miles and miles you have impenetrable rainforest jungle surrounding the highway that connects can cocoon, to Playa del Carmen and further south to Tulum.

The Cenotes are amazing to dive. They are freshwater, with amazing light. Deep blue colours, and an almost eerie atmosphere will give you an incredible experience.

You will get the opportunity to dive a Cenote or many of them during the Divemaster course although this is an optional upgrade as cave diving is not for everyone.

You would also be able to do some specialist courses, again as an optional upgrade the PADI Bull Shark speciality course and the Cenote Speciality course as well.


One thing that sets the dive school apart from many others is the impressive quality of the equipment. All of which is included in the course although we do recommend you bring your own dive computer.

In general we use Cressi gear with brand-new wetsuits and 2014. Regulators and BCDS are well maintained and replaced regularly. We also the only dive shop in Playa del Carmen to have an extensive stock of re-breathers we have six of them costing around €8000 each.

The Xtreme Dive Team

On Mexico Divemaster you will join the Xtreme dive team and become part of the family. Staff roster is impressive with highly qualified dive instructors from all over the world. From France, Denmark Mexico the USA and UK. As part of the Divemaster internship you will be mentored by one instructor but received input from the entire team. You will learn about the successful running of the dive school, and help out while diving every day working towards your dive master qualification.

The lifestyle

Doing your Divemaster is as much about living the dream lifestyle as it is about learning to dive professionally. We select our Divemaster training locations selectively based on some key criteria. Certainly the diving is an important factor, but when you’re out of the water is also important. Playa del Carmen is the perfect location lifestyle wise for your Divemaster. Not that you need to be out partying and socialising every night, but you certainly can blow off steam whenever you want. When you are not at the dive school you have an amazing beach with all the associated activities on your doorstep.

It’s a truly international place, where you will meet people from all over the world and have a lot of fun. If you want to spend some time after your Divemaster course, to travel Mexico there are plenty of places to visit. Even if you want to take the weekends to do many adventures, you have some of the worlds best diving in Cozumel just a $13 half an hour boat ride away.

There is the paradise backpacker heaven of Tulum. When you want to get out of the city this is the perfect escape.


Hostel Option

Your accommodation is located in a quiet area of Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico, only a 5 minute walk to the beach and 2 minute walk to the busy 5th Avenue.

  • All the rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning!
  • All guests have use of a big terrace where they can relax, use our free WI FI or just share travel tips with other guests
  • Breakfast included
  • Located in a quiet neighbourhood with a touch of that ‘jungle feeling’ without the inconveniences
  • Free WiFi

The best hostel in Playa del Carmen for sure. Perfect blend of atmosphere without being too crazy. Great chill out area in the middle with fun events at night. The staff are all really good fun and friendly. The place has a great vibe and if you like tequila you will do very well here.

Private Studio Option

Those opting for the studio option you stay 4 blocks from the beach in a studio apartment. There is free wifi, cable, aircon (you need to pay for the electricity) kitchenette and BBQ area. Availability is very limited on this option so book well ahead please.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions


You will be picked up from the airport in Cancun. Simply accident terminal building and walk left and you will be met by our representative.
You will check into the hostel and familiarise yourself with the surroundings, the next morning you will be taken to the dive school and meet your instructors. You will be given a full run down of events and the schedule on your first day.
Yes if you are already certified, you will get a reduction on the price depending on your dive level.
Yes there is! You can use the kitchen at the accommodation to prepare your meals. also in walking distance is a massive super market with beautiful food! So if you like preparing your own meals and you want to keep the costs down, this is a perfect option.



  • Airport pick up
  • All accommodation (shared) Very near the beach
  • Breakfasts
  • All equipment (for rent)
  • All instructions
  • Orientation and welcome session in Playa del Carmen
  • Welcome dinner on the first night
  • Introduction to the dive school and to your instructors
  • Open water, advanced open water, rescue diver and Divemaster course (depending on your current certification)
  • Snorkel test on completion of your Divemaster course!
  • All PADI course materials included (most courses do not include this)
  • Direct access to the dive boats from the beach – The only dive centre to offer this in Playa del Carmen
  • Predeparture pack
  • Access to buddy lists before you leave


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance (ensure that it covers diving)
  • PADI registration and subscription fees for your Divemaster (approximately US$90)
  • Costs for a dive medical (you can do this prior to departure or in country for approximately US$48)
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Breakfast (with Studio Option)
  • Utilities (with Studio Option)
  • Return airport transfer
  • Departure tax in Mexico $50 USD


More dates



One of the great things about doing your Divemaster in Mexico is some of the exciting bolt ons that work well with this program.  If you want to do something completely unique take advantage of some of the underground caverns and cave systems here.  With our exciting Mexico cave diving course.  This is the real deal of diving.  Cave diving is one of the most dangerous forms of diving, so do not even consider doing this until you have done your Divemaster.

Want to explore other areas in the region? The Belize underwater conservation programme is a perfect addition once you are certified. Or take advantage of the low cost and very short distance between Cancun Mexico and Cuba. The Cuba experience could be a perfect addition also.

Finally you can explore other Mexico trips which you can add on in addition to the Divemaster course.  A free diving course is a great complimentary programme.

Koh Tao Adventure

If you like the sound of die for beaches, superb nightlife and some incredible adventure activities with a cool group of travellers then the Koh Tao adventure is the trip for you. Each week has a new adventure. All you have to do is decide which activities to pick and how long you want to go for.

If you like the sound of beaches to die for, superb nightlife and some incredible adventure activities with a cool group of travellers then the Koh Tao adventure is the trip for you. Each week has a new adventure. All you have to do is decide which activities to pick and how long you want to go for.

 Ready for the Koh Tao Adventure?

Xtreme-gappersHow much fun you will have depends on how long you can stay, whether you have one week or one month we have plenty to keep you entertained with an action packed itinerary.

The Koh Tao adventure includes the following:

  • Pick up from the pier
  • Welcome dinner to meet the rest of the group with our rep
  • In country support
  • One activity option per week
  • Stand Up Paddle session
  • Discover Scuba Dive
  • Longtail boat tour around the island
  • Visit Koh Nang Yuang, stunning little island
  • Snorkelling
  • Full Moon Party Ticket min stay 2 weeks (if your timing is right)
  • All accommodation
  • Free Wi-Fi in resort

You probably don’t want to go all the way to Asia to miss out on the gorgeous beaches, Koh Tao has plenty. However, if you are like us, beaches are never enough, and you also want some serious fun and adventure. With The Koh Tao Adventure, you can pick your own itinerary by choosing from some of the incredible included adventures. You can even sneak in a cheeky Full Moon Party and let the good times roll with an awesome adventure day in the first week.

Koh Tao Adventure Highlights

  • Going out for a gorgeous Thai meal so you can meet the rest of the group
  • You will never have a dull moment, with plenty of plenty of Xtreme activities included (see below)
  • You can top up your tan and laze around on some of the amazing beaches you have plenty of chill time as well.
  • As the sun goes down that nightlife heats up, Koh Tao has amazing nightlife you will make friends from all over the world.
  • Relax into the swing of things, we make it easy with comprehensive intro session to the island, and our rep is there to help you every step of the way.
  • You will be amazed by what you can achieve when you challenge yourself, with the snorkelling and climbs to viewpoints, stand up paddling and a Discover Scuba dive session!! Question is, can you handle this much fun?
  • You have plenty of time to also explore some of Thailand’s beautiful underwater environments, with crystal clear waters and amazing snorkelling you might just get hooked.
  • It’s your holiday, so we set you up in a beautiful resort with gorgeous Thai tropical gardens and a nice refreshing pool and its own restaurant. See accommodation section for more information.
  • Includes one amazing activity per week. Crossfitt, Muay Thai, Yoga… take your pick!

The Xtreme Activities

Xtreme Gappers on Koh Tao (2)If you want to stay longer than 1 week, and chill out on one of Thailand’s most incredible paradise islands, you can book extra weeks, to complete the other Koh Tao Adventure options (one per week).

The longer you stay the better value the trip is. If you want to spend 2 months in Thailand, you can combine the Thailand Adventure and the Koh Tao Adventure giving you 2 months in Thailand. Or combine the Koh Tao Adventure with any other trip we run in Thailand or anywhere else in Asia! We have some amazing suggestions, so tell us about your plans and we can see what would suit you best. That is what we are here for.


These are the weekly options, you can choose one per week.

Next to the options we also include the amazing Adventure Day, and a ticket to the Full Moon Party with a minimum stay of 2 weeks,  if this goes inside your travel dates

  • Cross Fit Package
  • Muay Thai Package
  • Yoga Package
  • Beginner Freediving Package

Read more about all this in the Details tab.

Nightlife & Beach Time

Koh Tao is not only famous for its great diving and beautiful beaches, there is quite a party scene there too! Picture this: Cool beach bars, fire shows, awesome night clubs like Fizz bar all within easy stumbling distance to your accommodation. If you want to have some serious fun after the sun sets, you will not be disappointed.



Crossfit, Muay Thai, Yoga  or  Freediving? What should I Pick?

How adventurous are you?! Some of our top-rated activities are in Koh Tao and they are waiting for you, the tough choice is what to do?!

We know Koh Tao only too well, we started Xtreme Gap here, lived and breathed the life here and so we know how to show you a great time – all over the island and in the water around it. It is a paradise island that you could easily fall in love with, spending months relaxing here. We have the perfect cure for all this laziness, with the following adventure options.

Available Included Xtreme Activities On Koh Tao

Koh Tao cross thatSo when you are lying on a dreamy white sandy beach, in a paradise setting wouldn’t it be nice to have the body to match. With our cross fit package, you can! Five full-on cross fit sessions, with professional accredited Cross fitness trainers will whip you into shape so you will not feel guilty about lazing on the beach, and dipping into the Gulf of Thailand will be so much more rewarding.

If you have not done CrossFit before you need to come to the 4 different Foundation classes before you can do the regular classes. These 4 classes will teach you all the basic movements and techniques for CrossFit, so that you are able to do the movements safely and effectively. These classes are similar to personal training as our coach will spend lots of time helping them with the movements.
We run the Foundation classes every day at 10.15am and so they can easily do the Foundation classes in a week.

Check out the video below it is the latest fitness craze that has become huge. It’s highly effective high-intensity WODS (work out of the day) mixes hundreds of different techniques and every day is always different. With this option is the perfect way to get into excellent physical shape and get that perfect beach bod

Xtreme Gap Thailand Muay Thai 2012 (27)The fit package is the most popular option. It includes 5 Muay Thai sessions taken over five days. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, learning the national sport of Thailand in a cool jungle gym is an awesome experience. It is a great way to try something new, get really fit and learn much more about the culture of Thailand.
You will undergo a modified non-contact training regime in the camp that host monthly Muay Thai fights, a really authentic and cool experience!
Some like to do it in the morning and then hit the beach others like the cooler evening training times.

Koh Tao yoga optionProbably one of our most chilled out options, you have five sessions working on your well-being, and flexibility with a fantastic yoga package. Set in landscaped gardens surrounded by coconut groves there’s a special feeling about the place.

Even if you’ve never tried yoga before this is the perfect place to do it, as everyone is welcome to come and give it a go and it is the perfect activity to take if you want to turn your Koh Tao experience into the ultimate chilled out beach time.



freedive mexicoThis is probably the most Xtreme option, and one of the most rewarding!  Our professional freediver instructors will teach you the basics of Freediving, and accompany you down to depths of 12 metres! The actual course itself lasts 2 days and included theory and water based instruction.


Free Time On Koh Tao – A Tropical Island Paradise

Koh Tao Adventure (11)During the trip, there will be plenty of free time for you to explore the beautiful island of Koh Tao. Whilst activities to keep you busy they do not take up the entire week, so you will have plenty of chill time. Don’t worry about getting itchy feet though, there is plenty to do on the island, as you will be with our group there are always tons of suggestions for things to keep you entertained. Whether it’s exploring the amazing beaches, soaking up the incredible nightlife (or having tasty Thai food to get over the hangover!) feedback from previous Xtreme Gappers has always been very positive about Koh Tao. When you are not off exploring, you have a beautiful resort with a swimming pool to chill out in, and everything is within an easy walking distance of where you are staying. The beach for examples is just a 3 min walk from your accommodation.

As Koh Tao is one of the best places in the world to learn to dive, many people add on a full open water course. Once you have a license you are able to book extra fun dives locally for about £18 per dive.

For those staying for a minimum of 2 weeks, you are lucky enough to join the full moon party(check dates upon booking). We include the full moon party tickets and its super easy to head over to the neighbouring island to hit the full moon party, and party all night!


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Your stay on Koh Tao will be made even sweeter as you stay at a luxury diving resort. Our representative is located next door so you always have our backup and support on your doorstep.

You will be staying in a shared twin bedroom (upgrades to your own room available £25 per week) with an ensuite shower and toilet. Room upgrades to more expensive and luxurious class are also available.

The accommodation is set in gorgeous tropical Thai Gardens, with a beautiful relaxing pool. There are a bar and a restaurant available at the resort and you will be based in Sairee, the main backpacker Hub, just 3 min from the beach and a short walk to the nightlife.



Trip Frequently Asked Questions

This programme begins in Koh Tao, but we can book you an extra night in bangkok plus overnight transfer to Koh Tao. This means you have to arrive 2 days before the start date of the trip in Bangkok.

If you wish help with flight just let us know.

Stay in luxury in Bangkok for a night before heading to paradise (optional).

An easy entry into the country with your arrival in Bangkok sorted, with a night in a hotel close to Khao San Road (the backpacker area). You can then spend a few days in the capital, checking out the sites or taking some optional tours. After exploring the capital city and partying on the Khao San Rd, you will be ready to head down to a paradise island, famous amongst backpackers for being the ultimate get away… Prepare yourself for a relaxing, blissful and adventurous time, spent living on Koh Tao. Your transfer tickets to take you from Bangkok to Koh Tao will be ready for you at our office in Bangkok.

Duration Option Price  
1 (Week)1 Option Standard TwinGBP 479Book Now
2 (Week)2 Options Standard TwinGBP 679Book Now
3 (Week)3 Options Standard TwinGBP 899Book Now
4 (Week)4 Options Standard TwinGBP 1099Book Now
Book 16 or more weeks up front to secure these deals.
Duration Option Price
1 (Week)1 Option Standard TwinGBP 479 GBP 469 (Early Bird)
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Terms: £200 GBP deposit required on booking. Full payment 12 weeks prior to trip start.


  • Shared accommodation in a beautiful resort with pool (upgrade to single available at £25 a week)
  • Taxi pick up from the pier on Koh Tao
  • Delicious Thai meal with the rest of the group on us
  • Introduction to the island and details on where to find the best beaches and your activities
  • Free Koh Tao Guide
  • Amazing nightlife in cool beach bars
  • Your choice of Activity (beginner freediving (2 days), 5 one on one Muay Thai sessions or 5 yoga sessions, or 3 Crossfit sessions)
  • Snorkelling
  • Long Tail boat adventure
  • Stand up paddle session
  • Climb to viewpoint on stunning Koh Nang Yuang
  • All Equipment for activities
  • All instruction and guides for activities
  • Free Wifi at the resort
  • Return ticket to the full moon party with a min stay of 2 weeks (if it is on during your dates)

For 2 or 3 or 4 week packages, choose one extra adventure option per week:

Not included but available

  • 1 night in a luxury Bangkok hotel with breakfasts (optional with upgrade)
  • Transfer from Bangkok to Koh Tao( optional with upgrade)


  • Flights
  • airport pickup
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals (apart from the evening out with the rep)
  • Transfer ticket back from Koh Tao to Bangkok. Our rep can help you sorting this out once you are on the island.

Please note this programme does not include meals, we are often asked why and the answer is simple. You can eat out in Thailand for as little as £2. If we included all of your food, you would have to eat in the same place all the time. We feel that there is so much amazing food to discover in Thailand, that you should be able to choose where to eat and when to eat. Going out for dinner is also a social event, you will discover that during the day everyone is training, and you meet in the evening for a nice Thai Curry somewhere. Our rep can tell you all about the nice places to eat.


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Cairns Adrenaline Overload

Cairns Adrenaline Overload! Six days of pure adventure. In the adventure capital of Australia, we will take you white water rafting on the Tully, go deep into the ancient Daintree Rainforest to check out huge crocodiles, head out onto the Barrier Reef to snorkel in a pristine underwater environment. Optional bolt on sky dive is also available! We will put you up in a great hostel in Cairns too!

Cairns Adrenaline Overload! Six days of pure adventure. In the adventure capital of Australia, we will take you white water rafting on the Tully, go deep into the ancient Daintree Rainforest to check out huge crocodiles, head out onto the Barrier Reef to snorkel in a pristine underwater environment. Optional bolt on sky dive is also available! We will put you up in a great hostel in Cairns too!

Cairns Adrenaline Overload!

Five nights in Cairns. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest with three adrenaline kicking activities included! A great start to Australia via Cairns or a final five days of adventure to finish off your trip, the Adrenaline Overload will provide you with some of your most memorable highs of your Aussie Adventure. It is also open dated so you can just turn up when your travels come to an end.


  • Day trip out to swim on the The Great Barrier Reef on a cool catamaran
  • Raging Thunder Rafting! Thrilling white water rafting experience
  • Cape Tribulation Jungle Tour: Check out the worlds oldest rainforest
  • Several nights living it large in tropical Cairns
  • Making friends on some thrilling adventures
  • Free meal with a drink in the Hostel ´s cool bar

“A great start or end to an East Coast Trip”



There is no set trip itinerary for this trip, instead you decide on which day you want to complete each activity.

  • Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef day Tour
  • Raging Thunder Rafting Trip
  • Jungle Tours Cape Tribulation ‘Go Wild’ day tour


You can start this trip when ever you like, there are no set start dates.

Pick ups for each activity

Because the activities are open dated (until six months after booking your programme with Xtreme Gap) you have to confirm your arrival and activities three days before arrival. How to do this will be stated in your information pack we send out after booking.

  • Passions of Paradise boarding from Marlin Marina at 7:30am – transfer from hostel is not included – but easy enough.
  • Raging Thunder pick up from hostel at 6:30am
  • Jungle Tours pick up from hostel at 7am

Passions of Paradise Barrier Reef Trip

Passions of Paradise operates daily from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef, departing at 8 am and arriving back at around 5 pm.

A stylish, fast and modern catamaran, taking you to the best reefs

  • Great crew
  • Air conditioned saloon
  • A dedicated snorkelling instructor and FREE tuition for those who want to learn to snorkel
  • A tropical buffet lunch of hot and cold dishes including prawns and fresh tropical fruit. Our lunch is fresh, chef prepared on the boat, and tasty.
  • Highest quality masks, snorkels, fins and scuba diving equipment.
  • Two unique destinations: Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef (weather permitting)
  • Exclusive mooring at Paradise Reef (no crowds)
  • Free floatation vests to aid non swimmers
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Morning tea which includes fresh brewed coffee and muffins
  • Cheese platter for afternoon tea
  • An on-board marine naturalist presentation on coral and bird life
  • 10 minute FREE SCUBA diving demonstration
  • High caliber sailing. Passions of Paradise will always find time to turn their engines off and do some genuine sailing on the way home to Cairns.
  • Staff trained to Advanced ECO Certification Standard

Raging Thunder, Tully River Rafting Trip

  • Guaranteed small groups, with less interruption
  • Highly experienced senior guides
  • More thrilling paths through the rapids
  • Rock jumping, rapid swimming and raft surfing
  • Accommodation transfers
  • Up to five hours white water rafting
  • BBQ lunch beside the river

Cape Tribulations Go Wild Tour

  • Travel with an informative guide along the Captain Cook Highway, one of the most scenic coastal drives in Australia.
  • See rare and endangered species at the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. There´s a guided walk and free time to wander through the three environments. Snacks are available for purchase from the café, or upgrade to ´Breakfast with the Birds´ (at own expense).
  • Learn about the rainforest, on a guided interpretive walk through the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge.
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River.
  • Picnic lunch at a picturesque setting (included).
  • Search for local wildlife including water birds and crocodiles on a Daintree River Cruise (includes light refreshments).
  • Visit Cape Tribulation Beach! Wander the beach and boardwalk to the lookout or simply relax and soak up the serenity.
  • Depart Cape Tribulation at approximately 4.30pm and travel back to Cairns.

Why Cairns?

Cairns perched near the top of Australia in Queensland offers the perfect backdrop to get your adrenaline fix in Australia! Surrounded by one of the worlds oldest jungles, with a gorgeous coastline and the great barrier reef off shore it has everything. Even the Tully river, the best white water rafting spot in Australia. Cairns has an international airport making it an idea entry point into Australia, and also a very popular exit point. If you are on the Oz Experience Bruce pass, you will end here.


During the trip you stay in a top backpackers hostel located in Cairns.

The   Cairns Youth Hostel & Serpent Bar is ready to blow your mind with a great location, unbelievable facilities and outstanding value for money! Beat the tropical heat with our fully air conditioned rooms, lounge around in our chilled out social areas, or take a dip in the huge outdoor swimming pool.   Breakfast is included FREE for all guests!

Stay in a dorm (shared bathroom) or private room (ensuite available) .

Free Stuff!

  • DINNER EACH NIGHT, with a drink at the Hostels bar between 5 and 7.30 PM!
  • Regular shuttle bus
  • Fresh, clean linen
  • Tea and coffee
  • Mail holding and forwarding

Hostel features

  • One block to the Esplanade
  • Air-conditioned
  • Security card access
  • Huge tropical pool
  • Serpent Bar & Cafe
  • Lush garden setting
  • Internet
  • TV Room
  • Kitchen
  • Beach volleyball
  • Total beds 280

Frequently Asked Questions

No worries! This is an open dated package, you simply need to reconfirm in Australia a few days before your arrival. From the time of booking the programme is valid for up to 6 months – so you will need to complete the trip in that time frame. All will be explained in a pre departure pack we will send you after booking!
Of course! This goes well with a Cairns Scuba Dive Course, Oz Experience passes and you can also bolt on a Mission Beach sky dive!

Most likely you will be heading down the East coast afterwards, a great way to do this is with our 14 day East coast tour which can depart from Cairns to Sydney.  When you arrive in Sydney consider the Sydney conneXion.  Making this one epic adventure!

Duration Option Price  
5 (Days)Dorm ShareGBP 425Book Now


  • 5 Nights Accommodation at a top backpackers (4 pax room)
  • Breakfast
  • Transport to the activities
  • Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Day Tour
  • Raging Thunder Rafting Trip
  • Jungle Tours Cape Tribulation ‘Go Wild’ day tour.
  • Tea and Coffee
  • All equipment for activities
  • Detailed pre departure pack
  • Discount card for lots of activities in Australia (pick up in Cairns)


  • Flights
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfer to the Marina for the passions of paradise tour
  • Levy for paradise tour 10 AUD
  • Levy for rafting 30 AUD


Open start dates. Check availability with our team.




“A really great way to finish my East Coast trip”
Holly Wells
“At the best time in Australia and really enjoyed the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree rainforest, thank you for recommending that to me as this is something I probably would not have done.”
Zoe Davies

Queenstown Adrenaline Overload

The perfect bolt on to any Hop on hop off pass. The mother of all adrenaline adventures. The Xtreme Gap New Zealand Adrenaline Tour. You will have the time of your life travelling through the country jumping off high things, out of flying things and doing dare devil adventures that will make you go weak at the knees. You can relax in the knowledge that because it is pre booked, you will get to do all the things you set out to do, before drinking your budget away at the bar.

Queenstown, New Zealand, the Capital of insane adrenaline activities! Five or six days of Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Canyon swinging, Ziplining and Jet boating will give you the adrenaline buzz you need. After this you can surely say you have been there and done it! Queenstown offers great nightlife and is the place to meet other travellers. Accommodation, breakfast and transfers to activities included!

 Queenstown Adrenaline Overload!

Take one week and make it the week of your life. Everything you could ever want to do that makes you feel alive packed into one completely mental itinerary. You owe it to yourself to do this. Think of the future think of all the hours of commuting, the decades of clock watching until Friday afternoon, for every inevitable dreary business meeting, spent staring out the window, dreaming you could do something amazing instead. Well this is it. Your once chance at greatness, are you ready for it?

Highlights Include:

  • Xtreme Gap Year New Zealand (21)The worlds highest cliff jump: The Shotover Nevis Swing
  • Days and nights in the sublime Queenstown
  • Jet boating through canyons on the The Shot Over Jet Boat
  • An awesome Nzone Sky Dive from 15,000ft (Highest in the southern hemisphere!)
  • Ziplining Adventure or River sledging (depending ont he season)
  • Testing your metal on the insane Nevis Bungee – Australasia highest bungee 134 metres (or choose the softer Kawarau bridge 43 metres where bungy jumping began)

The 3 Adrenaline Options


  • Shotover Nevis Swing
  • Shot Over Jet Boat
  • Nzone Sky Dive 15,000ft

Xtreme Option

  • Shotover Nevis Swing
  • Shot Over Jet Boat
  • Nzone Sky Dive 15,000ft
  • Ziplining Adventure or River sledging

Overload Option

  • Shotover Nevis Swing
  • Shot Over Jet Boat
  • Nzone Sky Dive 15,000ft
  • Ziplining Adventure or River sledging
  • The Nevis Bungee – Australasia highest bungee 134 metres or the softer Kawarau bridge 43 metres where bungy jumping began)

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The Queenstown Adrenaline Overload

In just 6 days and 5 nights (on the Adrenaline and Xtreme Versions, on the overload you get an extra night) you will be doing all the major adrenaline activities in Queenstown New Zealand.

Bring a big fat marker pen and get ready to scratch off a load of things you have to do in your lifetime! The activities whilst a little scary have a 100% safety record. That said…

It is not called the adrenaline capital of the world for nothing. This is where bungee jumping was invented and where you can do the best skydive over lakes and mountains.

On Arrival

On arrival at the backpackers hostel you check in at the reception of the hostel. We have made your reservation so you will receive your key and check in. At the travel desk, in the lobby of the hostel. your tickets for your activities will be ready for you. Just pick them up and confirm the dates of your activities.

Depending on what time you arrive you can already book yourself on to one of the activities that afternoon.

In the evening there will be a light meal served at the World Bar just around the corner. There will be heaps of other travellers here. Also you can chill at the big TV lounge and prepare your own meal in the fabulous kitchen. Shopping can be done in the big super market in town.

For all those doubters out there, not convinced you can actually do it, now is the time to prove them wrong! Here is what could be in store for you!

The Adrenaline Activities Queenstown

In no particular order you find below what happens on the day of the different activities

Nevis Bungee Jump

You will make your way to the AJ Hacket Bungee jump office down town (5 minutes walk) and there you will be picked up by a mini van. Surrounded by others nervous people we will bring you to the Nevis…this jump is 134 meters high!! You will get geared up and see join others on what might be the most scary thing you will ever do. After this adventure you head back to the office down town and you might want to go for a few beers to celebrate!

Depending on what time you are booked in, you will be picked up about 1 hour before your jump. The ride will take about 30 minutes and you will arrive at an impressive jump site. Cool planes, a nice lounge area and lot’s of Skydivers to admire. You will not get bored waiting around for a bit as you can see people getting all pumped up before their skydive and see them take off in the amazing planes and drop out of the sky! Until it is your turn! You get geared up and everything will be explained to you. After this you will be buzzing on the bus trip back to your accommodation.

The Shot Over Nevis Swing

We will pick you up at our office down town and after a 10 minute drive we will arrive at the biggest swing you have ever seen. You get to choose your style: On a chair, backyards, dressed up, head first, you name it!

The Shot Over Jet Boat

You get either picked up from the office down town or we get you here from the Nevis swing. This is an insane boat ride. You get a briefing and get geared up. Be sure you hold on tight as you will be making 360 turn and shoot over the river at high speed. You will be in the boat with about 15 others. After you will be brought back to the office down town again where you can brag about jet another insane Xtreme Gap activity!

The Nzone Sky Dive

If you are going to jump jump with the best! But don ´t take our word for it, hear what goldie has to say..

15.000 ft! The highest jump in Australasia

Prepare to jump the highest Skydive in Australasia – dropping you (and your instructor) from 15.000 ft over lake Wakatipu! We take you so high up that you have access to Oxygen on the plane.

The flight up is an experience in itself, as you climb above the mountains, then nerves kicking in. Then ready or not it is action time! Your tandem jump master will get you out of the plane and BOOM! Your stomach goes though the top of your head. FREE-FALL!

You will have a 1 minute of free-fall to be exact, that is along time to check out the ground coming at you! This will be one of the most memorable things you will do and you will dream about it at night. To make sure people at home believe you. You can upgrade to the video and photo pack for a live long souvenir of one of the most Xtreme things you will ever do!

Zip Trek

If you do the trip during the winter months it is too cold to do river sledging instead you will do the epic Ziplining adventure with our partners Zip Trek:

River Sledging the Kawarau River

The summer months include River Sledging.


The best Flashpackers hostel in Queenstown, voted the best backpackers hostel in New Zealand. You might be mistaking in thinking you are in a classy hotel, but no this is in fact the Nomads in Queestown.

Where you stay

We put you up in the best “flashpackers” in Queentown, the ideal place to relax after an adrenaline fuelled day (believe us you will need to!)

A short stroll from everything, you will be in the heart of the action. Staying in a dorm with other travellers you can also upgrade to a private ensuite. The hostel has an amazing lounge with big screen TV’s to chill out. There is a huge communal kitchen and long tables, the place to meet other travellers and there is even a Sauna!

If you upgrade to the private En-suite, you will have a king size room, with balcony, plasma screen, nothing short of luxury.


  • Queenstown Adrenaline Overload Xtreme Gap Year (20)Sky TV cinema & TV lounge
  • Lounge Area with Fireplace
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Ski Storage Area
  • Sauna
  • Wheelchair Friendly (You might need one after this week)
  • Travel Agency
  • High Speed wireless internet
  • FREE Tea & Coffee
  • Girls only Dorms


Duration Option Price  
7 (Days)OverloadGBP 1119Book Now


Adrenaline Option:

  • Pre departure information
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 15.000 ft Skydive
  • Jet boating through Canyons
  • The worlds highest cliff jump the Shot Over Nevis Swing
  • Transfers to activities
  • Small breakfast, toast and jam plus coffee and tea
  • Small meal in the evening (more of a snack) in the bar located just around the corner.
  • Use of communal kitchen and lounge area


Xtreme Option

  • Pre departure information
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 15.000 ft Skydive
  • Jet boating through Canyons
  • The worlds highest cliff jump the Shot Over Nevis Swing
  • Zip lining through ancient native beech forest (April to October) or White Water River Sledging (only from November to March)
  • Transfers to activities
  • Small breakfast, toast and jam plus coffee and tea
  • Small meal in the evening (more of a snack) in the bar located just around the corner.
  • Use of communal kitchen and lounge area


Overload Option

  • Pre departure information
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 15.000 ft Skydive
  • Jet boating through Canyons
  • The worlds highest cliff jump the Shot Over Nevis Swing
  • Zip lining through ancient native beech forest (April to October) or White Water River Sledging (only from November to March)
  • Highest Bungee in Australasia (160+Meteres) or the Kawarau Bridge bungee
  • Transfers to activities
  • Small breakfast, toast and jam plus coffee and tea
  • Small meal in the evening (more of a snack) in the bar located just around the corner.
  • Use of communal kitchen and lounge area
  • Note there are NO REFUNDS! so no chickening out!



  • Flights
  • Transport to and from Queenstown
  • Meals (besides small breakfast at hostel)
  • Visas
  • Insurance
  • New underwear (you will need it!)


Flexible start dates.


South Africa Adrenaline Tour

Get ready for the ultimate bucket list! There’s no shortage of adrenaline on this amazing trip. Surfing, abseiling, bungeejumping, shark cage diving, skydiving, crocodiles, elephants and even ostrich riding! Set in Cape Town, by the beach it’s the perfect mix for the plenty of action.

One of the worlds top adventure road trips with Xtreme! The worlds highest bridge bungee, elephant sanctuaries, a wildlife safari, ostrich riding, zip lining and surfing are just some of the adventures to be had on this 6 day all encompassing South Africa trip.

South Africa Adrenaline Tour

The most exciting way to experience South Africa!

We believe when you push your comfort zone you will get the most out of your trip. This is one of our most exciting, gnarly and knee trembling trips. You will certainly not forget in a hurry, but will you be brave enough to take on the massive Bloukrans bungee bridge? Your bucket list just got a whole lot shorter.

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The 6 day South Africa Adrenaline Tour Highlights Include:

  • Try out some Surfing, kite surfing or watch the pros at super tubes in Jeffreys Bay.
  • Safari time with a Big 5 game drive. Wild animal encounters with Lions, big cats and the big five.
  • Explore the millennia old Cango Caves.
  • Ride an ostrich at an Ostrich farm and get a piggyback offer full-grown African elephant.
  • Dare to throw yourself of Bloukrans Bridge a 216 m bungee monster!
  • Fly through the forest on an exciting Zip-line tour.
  • Go shark cage diving in one of the top shark diving locations in the world.
  • Visit one of the world’s most famous Elephant sanctuary’s.



Adrenaline Tour Garden Route Road Trip

Day 1 ǀ Cape Town to Struisbaai:

One of the most scenic coastal drives in the world optional shark cage dive,  ending at the bottom of continental  Africa.

It’s an early start from Cape Town at 8.30. It’s going to be a hell of the road trip. Today we head East, as we leave behind table Mountain and the glorious Cape Town, we had along the N2 to the coast. We will be joining the famous Whale route which is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. Mountains descend into the Indian Ocean, which is loaded with whales and sharks.

You have the opportunity to go shark cage diving today. This will mean you leave even earlier than the main group to get out on the boat to see the sharks. You will then meet up with the main group directly after your shot cage dive.

Make sure your camera is fully charged because you’re going to be snapping away like a lunatic, we can have a stop in a craft beer brewery to quench your thirst before heading to Cape Agulhas National Park.

Despite most people believe the Cape of Good Hope holds this title, it is actually Cape Agulhas that is the most southern geographical point of Africa.

After a visit to the lookout point we make our way to the harbour where there is an option to embark on an exciting ski-boat cruise to search for dolphin and whales (June to November).

After our cruise we take a walk back to our accommodation along “Die Plaat”, the longest beach in the Southern Hemisphere. This day is designed to be a relaxing one for you to get to know your fellow travellers, to get used to travelling in our vehicle and to settle into the comfortable routine of life on tour.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation:  Backpacker dorm -Cape Agulhas Backpackers
  • Facilities Shared ablutions, bar, internet, swimming pool
  • Route: Cape Town to Struisbaai ±260 km
  • Travel time: ±4 hrs
  • Included Highlight: Land Based Whale Watching in Hermanus / Shopping
    Beer/wine tasting at Birkenhead Brewery
  • Optional Activities: Shark cage diving

Day 2 ǀ Cape Agulhas to Sedgefield: Canoeing & Hike

Goodbye whale route hello garden route. Day two brings beach time, kayaking and waterfalls.

Not such an early start this morning, enjoy your breakfast After a relaxing breakfast we start driving inland again, this time towards the famed Garden Route!

After a scenic drive we begin a beautiful canoe trip down one of the many tranquil rivers in the area, followed by a short hike to a stunning waterfall.
We finish off the day with some beach time down at Myoli Beach.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cape to Addo Backpacker dorm: Sedgefield
  • Facilities: Shared ablutions, internet, pool, entertainment areas
  • Route: Struisbaai to Sedgefield ± 340 km
  • Travel time: ±4 hrs
  • Included Highlight: Canoe trip & hike to waterfall

Day 3 ǀ Oudtshoorn:

Driving through the desert Little Karoo. Exploring underground caves. Riding ostriches and swimming with crocodiles!

We begin the day with a drive over the picturesque Outeniqua mountain range into the semi desert region of the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn. Today you’re going to see more ostriches than you will probably ever see for the rest of your life. Originally not native to Oudtshoorn, settlers discovered that the ostrich thrives here. So you’re going learn a lot about them. If you’re up for it you can ride one one as well (don’t worry it doesn’t hurt the ostrich and it is really very silly).

Prior to that we are going to explore the amazing Cango Caves. Think massive caverns and a wonderland of stalactite and stalagmite formations, millions of years old. Cango Caves is a world heritage site and one of the great wonders of the natural world.

If you enjoy spelunking (yes that’s a real word we didn’t make that up) and don’t mind trying to squeeze through some smaller gaps then you are also welcome to take the 1.5 hour adventure tour!

Finally you can go see endangered wildlife act can go wildlife Ranch. This is the only place in the world we can go crocodile cage diving! They also have a big cat Sanctuary, where you can interact with cheetah as well.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Cape to Addo Backpacker dorm in Sedgefield
  • Facilities: Shared ablutions, internet, pool, free shuttle service to PiliPili Beach bar
  • Route: Sedgefield to Oudtshoorn day trip ±190 km
  • Travel time: ±3 hrs
  • Included Highlight: Standard or adventure guided tour of Cango Caves

Optional Activities:

  • Tour of a working Ostrich farm + riding (weight restriction apply to riders)
  • Cango Endangered Wildlife ranch

Day 4 ǀ Sedgefield – Jeffrey’s Bay:

Learn all about monkeys and Elephants. Throw yourselves down canyons and take on the mighty bloukrans Bungee. Hike through a national Park. Finish in one of the worlds top surf spots. Not a bad afternoon.

This morning we drive through Knysna on our way to the Crags where you have a number of options to choose from. This is an action packed itinerary today so you will not get to pick every single option, so pick the one that you would most like to do.

  1. Elephant Sanctuary where you learn about, and interact with orphaned elephants.
  2. Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.
  3. Kloofing trip through a spectacular gorge with jumps, abseils and swimming.

Bloukrans bungee

Bloukrans Face Adrenaline bungee jumpOur next stop is the World’s highest commercial bridge Bungee Jump at 216 meters.  It is really bloody scary. If you cannot face the jump, you can face a pint, from the clifftop bar where you can watch the jumpers on a live video feed.

For those that have successfully completed the jump they are going to need a serious wind down. There is no better place to do this than the Tsitsikamma National Park. It’s like something out of the lost world, with an ancient rainforest descending down beautiful cliffs into the sea.  We will go for a hike over the suspension bridges to check out the scenery and stop for lunch in an amazing beachside lodge. Make sure you try the stake it is to die for.

If we have time we will head to Storms river swing bridges before we reach the world-famous surfing Mecca Jeffreys Bay. We will be staying right by the beach in an awesome Surf Lodge. The Surf Lodge will be your home for the next couple of days, although we will be doing road trips up to the addo national elephant Park.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation Backpacker dorm; Island Vibe Backpackers, Jbay
  • Facilities: Shared ablutions, bar, restaurant, internet
  • Route: Sedgefield to Storms River/Jbay
  • Travel time: ±2-3 hrs
  • Included Highlight: Tsitsikamma Forest
  • Optional Activities: Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, Bloukrans bungee jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour

Day 5 ǀ Jeffrey’s Bay – Addo National Park – Sedgefield: Game Drive (Addo), Surfing, shopping time (Jeffrey’s bay)

Wake up early and head to Addo Elephant National park where we go on a morning game drive to view the multitudes of wild animals. Addo is home to the Big 5 and it also has the highest concentration of African Elephants in the world!

Addo Game Drive

The Addo elephant Park is immense. It’s also one of the top elephant game reserves in South Africa. Miles and miles of endless African bush, will have surprises around every corner. We will go for a 3 to 5 hour game drive in the elephant Park so have your camera charged in your memory card is empty!

Day 6 ǀ Sedgefield to Cape Town: Return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass

Please note you can add on an extra week by leaving the tour on this day and joining the wildlife conservation experience

After breakfast overlooking the ocean in Sedgefield, we start our journey back to Cape Town. Our first stop is a once in a lifetime experience, walking with lions! This informative walk allows you to get some amazing photos while getting up close and personal with these amazing creatures We then visit an Aloe factory in Albertinia and enjoy a wonderful scenic drive via Swellendam and Sir Lowry’s Pass. We arrive in Cape Town late Thursday afternoon.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Route: Sedgefield – Cape Town +-450 km’s
  • Travel time:±5 hrs
  • Optional Activities:  Lion Walk


On this trip you say multiple locations. Accommodation is mainly in dorms or twin to triple share single sex rooms.

Trip Frequently Asked Questions

Group sizes do vary but expect up to 12 people per group. We keep it nice and intimate because this ensures the road trip section is truly unforgettable. You will make good friends with other Xtreme Gappers and have some incredible experiences along the way. 
South Africa is very cheap, the exchange rate is very favourable so if you are on a tight budget you should only need around £80 per week. Most of your food is included in the second and fourth weeks, and there are cooking facilities available as well.
the majority of people on this trip are between 18 and 30, but it is popular with people of all ages.
Yes absolutely. The majority of people on this trip book on their own, and you are well looked after throughout. It’s a great introduction to travelling, and you will be with other people in a similar position. You also get access to our online Facebook buddy lists prior to travel so you can make friends with other people on the same trip prior to leaving.
Yes it is. Throughout the trip you have assistance from our guides and coordinators, you will be well looked after.
Loads. From exciting arrival packs in Cape Town to Wildlife programmes after. Ask us about our bolt on packages.

Optional activities that can be booked while on the itinerary above:

If you want to get in early you can easily add on the Cape Town adrenaline overload to this programme which covers many of these optional extras.

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers and are paid locally.

  • Shark cage diving R1650
  • Ski-boat cruise (possible whale viewing Jun to Nov) R200
  • Cango Ostrich Farm R50
  • Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch R105
  • Pet a hand raised cheetah (including photos) R150
  • Cage diving with crocodiles R285
  • Bloukrans bungee jump (216m) R690
  • Bloukrans bridge walking tour R100
  • Entrance to Tsitsikamma National Park R100
  • Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing (seasonal Sep – Apr) R445
  • 2 Hour game drive with 4×4 vehicle in Addo National Park R200
  • Surfboard & wetsuit rental 1 hr R100 / half day -R200
  • Surfing lessons (2 hours, plus free equipment use for rest of day) R200
  • 2 Hour beach horse ride R200
  • Elephant Sanctuary (1 hour educational program R295 or program + 10 min ride R375)
  • Monkeyland R120
  • One extra night on arrival (pre accommodation)

More excitement if you have some time to spare, why not book one or more of the following options on top of the itinerary.

Why not add on the wildlife conservation experience week (min 2 weeks):

Wildlife Conservation & Safari

Staying in the big five wildlife reserve near Port Elizabeth, guided by expert game rangers you will have access every day to Africa’s wildlife. Early in the mornings and in the afternoons you will head out in modified land cruisers, looking for wildlife and getting involved in conservation activities.

It is spectacular as it is adventurous, but more than that you will gain a deeper understanding of the issues African wildlife is facing. For example the exploitation of the rhino, or combating poaching from elephant ivory poachers. There are so many different projects and tasks that need your assistance you can really contribute something back. But it’s not all hard work out on the reserves, its incredible experiences as well. Face-to-face with raw African wildlife, you will track lions, buffaloes leopards and more.

During these weeks you will stay on the reserves, in a shared volunteer house, all food is provided for you, although there is the opportunity to purchase extra snacks and soft drinks. With days full of wildlife interaction, your nights around the campfire will be filled with incredible story swapping as you relive the moments of the day.

Car Chasing (2) - CopyYou also have the option to contribute to our wildlife conservation database, and write reports on your findings, a great way to show future employers or university tutors what you got up to with your time off.

At the end of the second week (Monday) you will be dropped off in Port Elizabeth where you can catch your flight home. If you wish to travel further on through South Africa, we can also help organise Baz bus tickets, a hop on hop off bus network so let us know all about your travel plans.

You can decide on route if you wish to do the extra activities. Who knows you will do the bungee jump. Payments will be done locally. More information about this is in the pre departure pack you receive after booking.
Yes you can book this locally and there is time for most activities. You could stay a day or 2 extra in Cape Town if you want to do some extra activities.
Duration Option Price  
5 (Days)One Way Ends PE Private RoomGBP 499Book Now
5 (Days)One Way Ends PE Shared DormGBP 389Book Now
6 (Days)Shared DormGBP 589Book Now


  • 5 nights accommodation + bedding
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • All transport in vehicle with AC, CD player and reclining seats
  • Visit to Cape Agulhas
  • Beer/Wine tasting in Hermanus
  • Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife ranch entry fee
  • Knysna Heads
  • Entrance to Wilderness National park
  • Canoe trip and hike to waterfall in Wilderness
  • Visit to an aloe factory
  • Stop at Storms River/Jeffreys Bay


  • Airport pick up (you can add on the Cape Town ConneXion for this)
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Visa
  • Drinks
  • Some meals


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