Experiential Travel

For Independent Backpackers & Gap Year Travelers

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Who We Are

Backed by over 15 years of experience in experiential education and the travel industry, BACK&PACK creates unique, self-guided trips for independently-minded travelers ages 18 to 30-something.

BACK&PACK was founded by adventurous spirits with a singular focus: to make independent travel experiences more responsible, intentional, authentic, challenging, and affordable.

What We Do

BACK&PACK provides global backpackers and gap year travelers with an alternative to mainstream group travel programs.

Our self-guided travel programs combine the fun, freedom, and flexibility of a fully independent travel (FIT) experience with the expert planning, service, and in-country support of a group, inclusive tour (GIT).

In short, we’re the best of both worlds. Join us and gain the resources and travel support you need to succeed abroad, all at a fraction of the cost of a traditional tour.

Advantages Of

Self-Guided Travel

Professional Trip Planning

Personalized Mentorship

Detailed Travel Instructions

Local Contacts & Resources

Pick Your Dates & Travel Companions

Meaningful Community Engagement

24/7 Emergency Assistance

Popular Trips

Cusco & the Sacred Valley

Explore the riches of ancient Incan cities. Raft, bike, and hike rural Peru’s breathtaking countryside. Immerse yourself in traditional Andean culture, lend a hand to the Sacred Valley’s impoverished communities, and leave the land forever changed.

Traveler’s choice from 2-12 weeks

Pricing starts at $770/week

Madrid, Seville & Granada

Tour towering castles and cathedrals. Dine on delectable food and converse with friendly locals. Visit the awe-inspiring Alhambra, walk the Caminito del Rey, and dive deeper into flamenco music and Spanish language through intensive classes.

Traveler’s choice from 2-12 weeks

Pricing starts at $870/week

Quito & the Galapagos Islands

Get up close and personal with the unique wildlife of the Galapagos while snorkeling face-to-face with sea lions, kayaking pristine waters, and hiking volcanic hills. Spend meaningful time giving back through locally-led conservation projects.

Traveler’s choice from 2-8 weeks

Pricing starts at $970/week