Who Are We?
RTW Backpackers was setup by award winning travel blogger Chris from BackpackerBanter.com – after years on the road enjoying some incredible experiences in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and South East Asia he wanted to help others put together their dream trips and make the most of some of the best travel destinations on the planet.
He has recruited an amazing team of travel experts to help him out too – all of whom have one thing in common; they love to explore!
Whether it’s fellow travel blogger Stephen from A Backpackers Tale, Australia expert Carla or adrenaline junkie Jimmy, whichever RTW Backpackers team member you end up chatting with you can be assured of honest, helpful advice from someone who has heaps of on the road experience.
There’s no office monkeys here – just genuine, passionate travellers!
What Do We Do?
Simply put – we connect travellers with awesome experiences all over the globe! Although admittedly we do specialise in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and South East Asia. We’ve got an amazing team out sourcing heap of new products too – including Surfing in South Africa and Learning Spanish in Ecuador so stay tuned for those to be launched!
We’ve also teamed up with some incredible photographers and videographer (including The Path Less Travelled who helped out with our main promo video) to bring you heaps more travel inspiration!
Why Book With Us?
To us our customers are not numbers or sales targets – you’re our fellow travel buddies and we want to help you have an awesome time! We know first hand what it’s like to travel for the first time or put together a huge gap year adventure – so feel free to ask us anything, there’s no such thing as a stupid question!
What we’re trying to say here is that when you book with RTW Backpackers you get epic, personalised customer service before and during your trip.
All our team have years of experience in the travel industry and personal experience in all of the countries we have trips in – so we’re always on hand to answer any questions you have. Whether you’re looking for travel insurance, are worried about meeting people whilst travelling solo or simply want to chat about the best destinations to explore – we’re here for you.
Get The Best Price For Your Trip!
You’re not paying any extra for that service either – all the prices on the site are the same as you’d get if you went direct to the suppliers themselves, in fact our package deals are heaps cheaper than piecing everything together yourself!
And of course if you find them any cheaper on any other site let us know and we’ll happily match or beat it!
We Speak Your Language!
Although the site is in English we know that sometimes it’s just easier to chat in your native tongue, which is why we’ve recruited some awesome, multi lingual travel specialists to make the booking process even easier!
At the moment we can help you out in the following;
..and we’re scouting out some more languages coming soon!
Accredited Travel Specialists
As well as having years of travel experience under their belts we’re stoked to say our team are also accredited Aussie and Kiwi Travel Specialists – having completed training with the official tourism boards of Australia and New Zealand.
Whether you want to head up the East Coast, the outback or discover real middle earth – you can rest assured that they know what they’re talking about!
We’ve also been nominated for the Best Online Travel Agency in the Golden Backpack Awards too!
We love helping people explore more of what the world has to offer, but we also realise that the world is far from perfect. That’s why we’re proud to be a member of 1% For The Planet – with our contribution going directly to the amazing Sea Shepherd who have made it their mission to protect the worlds oceans and marine life.
As passionate surfers, scuba divers and ocean lovers we’ve seen first hand how the big blue is being affected by humans and we’re happy to be able to contribute to helping their cause.
As Recommended By Travel Bloggers!
We know that the best recommendation you can get are from friends, family and people you trust – which is why we’ve teamed up with a whole host of amazing travel bloggers who now recommend RTW Backpackers for sorting your next adventure.
From Caz and Craig of Y Travel Blog to Sabrina from Just One Way Ticket – we’re stoked to be working alongside such an amazing group of travel bloggers who all help find, review and promote some of the amazing experiences on the site!
Check out our Blog Ambassador Page for more info on these awesome bloggers and let them inspire your next adventure!
What Is “RTW”?
RTW is a common travel industry term for round the world travel – which is exactly what we specialise in!
Check out our shiny new promo video for a sneaky peak at some of the amazing adventures we have on offer…