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“Xtreme gap year fitness bootcamp Bali”

Written on: 08/07/2017 by Trey333 (1 review written)

I absolutely loved my bootcamp in Bali! The villa was amazing and everything we could wish for, the trainers and crossfit trainings were awesome! As I was not fit at all before my arrival & never did any crossfit before, I made great improvements on my fitness level after 4weeks & am now obsessed with crossfit, therefore I am going back in August! Also Ross, the villa manager, was great. He made us feel at home straight away, explained everything very well and was always there to help us… Read Full Review

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“Great Vietnam Experience 21 days”

Written on: 18/04/2017 by LiamHenword92 (1 review written)

An amazing experience! Great trip for first time travellers as you get to try out activities such as cooking lesson, bike tour in Tam Coc and homestay in Sapa with local family that would be difficult to find on your own. Tour guide extremely helpful and knowledgeable! Accomidation is fantastic. There is a lot of transport (but that is so you can get the whole way down the country). Would highly recommend!… Read Full Review

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“The best month of my life”

Written on: 05/04/2017 by Emerysm254 (1 review written)

Vietnam Experience was amazing! You see the whole country north to south, from the big cities to "real" rural Vietnam, see breathtaking scenery, have great experiences like quad biking the white sand dunes if you want to or cycling around Tam Coc and you get to do it all with amazing guides who are just like really knowledgeable friends. I loved it and would recommed this trip to anybody. It's such a great introduction to Vietnam and it's people and culture… Read Full Review

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“Best experience ever”

Written on: 05/04/2017 by DaanVerbaan (1 review written)

Had the best experience ever in Vietnam. We saw a lot of culture, but also a lot of natural elements Vietnam. He answered the questions we had about the temples and the special kind of teas, food and buildings. Also tourguide was really funny and informative. I met friends for life, improved my English a lot and fell in love with Vietnam and the Vietnamese people because of this trip. Thank you Extreme Gap, for this amazing holiday… Read Full Review

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“" Great Vietnam Experience "”

Written on: 28/11/2016 by EmmaDavey (1 review written)

Halong Bay is unbelievable; the lanterns in Hoi An at night are beautiful; Hanoi places are so interesting and provide an insight into Vietnam's rich history, whilst a tour guide provides a unique account of their experience in the Vietnam War. Nha trang is so beautiful beach, relaxing....Sai Gon is amazing… Read Full Review

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“Vietnam experience”

Written on: 20/10/2016 by pascalabels (1 review written)

Amazing experience, couldn't have picked a better tour. truly memorable and unique experience ! Trung, Hop and Nam our tour guides during this adventure ware awesome ! and in every aspect friendly they know how to bring people together and definitely know how to have fun ! The days we have spent together i will never forget. they showed us the Real Vietnam Experience !… Read Full Review

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“Learn to Dive on the Great Barrier Reef - Xtreme Gap Year”

Written on: 10/10/2016 by LanaConrad265 (1 review written)

The trip was amazing! Nomads was clean and just gorgeous, and the dive school were sensational. I think its become the top trip all of us have ever taken… Read Full Review

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“Xtreme Mexico Experience”

Written on: 28/07/2016 by allygill (1 review written)

Xtreme gap year were amazing at organising my trip to Mexico, it was my first trip on my own so the team, were so good at answering all my question so i felt confident enough to go. As soon as i got to the airport it was easy to find the bus to transfer me to the hostel, the hostel definitely made my trip - it has such an incredible atmosphere and you will build great relationships with the staff who made my trip as good as it was. The spanish school was very chilled and good fun and the trips… Read Full Review

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“Xtreme Gap year Bootcamp”

Written on: 21/04/2016 by BiancaClifford (1 review written)

I required about the bootcamp just a couple of weeks ago, i had a million and one questions and she was always there to help. She replied fast and always gave detailed responses- making me feel at ease with any worries i might have with travelling alone. I have just paid my deposit and booked my flights to fly out in June and stay for 12 weeks in what looks to be like paradise. I am excited to be giving my pre departure pack so i can chat with people who ill be meeting. Thank you for all of… Read Full Review

Dubbads's Comment

Written on: 29/04/2016

Hi Bianca, I'm interested in doing this boot camp in Phuket with xtreme gap. Can you let me know how you've heard of it and if you know of anyone who's done it before? Thanks, it does look great, and is exciting.

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Written on: 10/10/2016

Hi, please drop me your email address and we can email you more reviews and lots of info.

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“Africa from every angle”

Written on: 25/03/2016 by Thurston439 (1 review written)

2014-15 I took an amazing trip to Southern Africa where I completed a Divemaster course in Mozambique and then an overland tour which went fro Capetown to Nairobi. It was an incredible experience to see Africa from the sea and then the land in what I can only describe as an adventure of a lifetime. Xtremegap were very helpful in planning the logistics of a trip that would have been impossible (or at least very difficult) to do on my own. I can certainly recommend this to anyone who wants an… Read Full Review

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“What an amazing experience!!”

Written on: 25/03/2016 by Corinne_Brownie (1 review written)

The full moon party was my intention, i heard so many good stories from my older brother.. And it was amazing! I booked the Thailand Experience with Xtremegapyear. The people who work there really took the time to inform me about this trip. I was a little nervous because this was my first long holiday without my parents or boyfriend. With Skype we had several calls and they showed me where to look on the website if i was unsure. during my trip i did all i ever wanted.. Party on the beach… Read Full Review

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“Xtreme Gap”

Written on: 24/03/2016 by C.Duce (1 review written)

 I have always been a keen traveller but in 2013 at the age of 19, before I went to university, I decided to go on my first long travelling trip and see the world so I took a gap year. I went with my boyfriend at the time and we decided to book through Xtreme gap year because their trips and itineraries looked awesome and it's a fantastic way to meet other travellers of both similar and a variety of ages from all different areas of the world. We travelled around South East Asia and South… Read Full Review

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“the best experience ever, China Experience”

Written on: 24/03/2016 by BrooklynSalazar (1 review written)

I went for a full month to China, and i really think i experience China as it is. We had an incredible walk after a beautifull sunrise on the great wall, we have seen Panda's, the cutest animals ever! Hongkong, Beijing, Shanghai... We have done crazy things, i can't tell because my Mother could read this some day. We started and ended our tour here. The group of people was amazing, we shared everything and felt like a family (some even more then family ;) ) The best we did was visit the home… Read Full Review

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“Amazing training in paradise”

Written on: 12/03/2016

Here's a company that takes all the guess work out of your trip planning. I like to say 1 stop shop. Booking was made easy and upon arrival there was my name on a sign board and driver whisked me to my training in Paradise. Let me say this from the Monday induction to the Saturday beach training each day the team made me feel welcome and looked after me as I have a shoulder injury so they knew how to have me train without pain. The food absolutely delicious. There were some things I didn't see… Read Full Review

Harp1234's Comment

Written on: 15/03/2016

was this the bootcamp?

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“Round the World trip - AMAZING!”

Written on: 21/01/2016 by Jay12Hadley (1 review written)

We were lucky enough to be able to travel with extreme gap for 7 months! The company were fantastic and made sure everything was perfect and ran smoothly for us. we travelled through Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Bali, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia on various trips offered by Xtreme Gap, each one somehow managed to be even better than the last one! So our first trip was the Thailand Adventure package - this was split up into four weeks the intro and culture week, perfect for our first week… Read Full Review

Corinne_Brownie's Response to Jay12Hadley's Review

Written on: 25/03/2016

i love this review, and the trip sound great, if i had 7 months to go i might do the same ;)

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“Great trip well priced”

Written on: 14/01/2016 by Kennyk87 (1 review written)

I booked to travel with Xtreme Gap Year's "Xtreme Thailand Experience". This was the first time I had been travelling and it seemed like a really safe and fun way to experience Thailand. Really enjoyed the trip and I cannot fault it at all. It went way beyond my expectations. The tour guide was very helpful and friendly. He took us to some really cool places, and really made the experience that much better. Thailand was an incredible country I really enjoyed it and it was great to experience… Read Full Review

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“Xtreme Gap Thailand Fitness Boot Camp. Exceptional...”

Written on: 05/01/2016 by Mspencer82 (1 review written)

It was a fun trip, thanks. I had a great time at the Thailand boot camp. Definitely would like to visit for longer next time. The bootcamp training was superb. Really felt I came on along way, but could have stayed longer if only I had the time. Really supportive and positive environment. Felt good! Met some nice people at the boot camp: the social side was great. Xtreme organised activites outside of the bootcamp that were very enjoyable. Sunset pool party at kata rocks was a nice touch… Read Full Review

Harp1234's Response to Mspencer82's Review

Written on: 19/02/2016

Hi mate am looking at going in October to the boot camp. Was it a great time. How much weight did you lose? Is the meal you have to buy costly or good value? Would you say you wasted your money?

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Vincetraveling's reply to Harp1234's Comment

Written on: 06/10/2016

I like to know all these things also! I'm looking for a bootcamp for next year.

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“X-tremely helpful”

Written on: 29/09/2015

One week before my trip to Australia I had an accident and broke my foot. I was really upset and saw my trip, my sailing course, my experience, my money going down the drain. To my surprise the Xtreme Gap organisation was really helpful in looking for a solution; Without any extra costs they arranged a new booking for the next course a few weeks later, in November. I'm happy that without any problems they made it possible to postpone my trip… Read Full Review

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“Do not book xtreme Gap!!!”

Written on: 06/08/2015 by Ryanwatson88ko (1 review written)

I don't know where to begin to explain how bad this company are and I urge anyone to just forget about booking with Xtreme Gap. Iam a frequent traveller and have never left a bad review until this one. My nightmare began before I even set off for my trip. On my pre departure pack I was advised that I would pick up my Cuba visa at check in. First of many false statements from them that resulted in me missing my flight and having to instead get a flight from Edinburgh to the embassy in London… Read Full Review

Xtreme-Gap's Response to Ryanwatson88ko's Review

Written on: 28/03/2016

Hi, thank you very much for your review above we are sorry to see you have given us a one star rating for value. As we did discuss with you after your trip, we were very sorry you did miss your initial flight due to not securing a Visa prior to going to Cuba, however this was not the fault of Xtreme Gap Year. We did mention to you it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate visa in place prior to travel and because you agreed to this at the time of booking we cannot accept liability, or consider refunds if you cannot travel, because of incomplete, or incorrect documentation. Whilst we appreciate this did cost you extra could you had to organise a new flight, we did not organise your flight and therefore it was not our responsibility to refund you for the extra costs. It really sucks genuinely, it is a gutting feeling to be at the airport and be denied entry onto a flight because you do not have the correct visas. But because of this we do mention in our terms and conditions, and in our predeparture support you must check for the latest Visa advice.

The programme you booked onto the Cuba boxing Champion, was an exceptionally unique experience. You got to train 5 times a week with a two-time Olympic and world champion and live in the old town of Havana. For which you paid less than £250 per week. Cuba is not your average destination and things work a little bit slower out there. Whilst we are disappointed you had to wait at the airport for your airport pickup, you were picked up and we believe describing the trip "as hell" is slightly over the top. We do appreciate you are very disappointed that you had to pay extra because you missed your flight due to not securing your Visa, but please do be objective in your review.

The directors have been to Havana and participated in the program personally so some of the things that you write in your review are simply not true. We have walked and timed the journey from the accommodation to the boxing gym and it does take five minutes on foot. It is possible it would take 10 minutes in a taxi however due to the one-way system, but we do not recommend people take taxis when it is such a short distance on foot.

Our host family in Cuba do speak good English, and they have been exceptionally supportive to many of our clients both on this program and other programmes we have based in Cuba. One of the great aspects of this trip as we have a superb support network based in Havana from a host family looking after you, to a local coordinator accompanying you to the gym. So we are sorry you felt that £970 for one month was not good value for money considering all the ancillary support services and incredible training that you received.

You mention in your review that you were unable to do Spanish classes as well as box at the same time. But you don't mention the fact that classes were also starting in the afternoon enabling you to do both sessions.

We are pleased however that you did find the training positive. We would like to clarify that you should have had 20 boxing training sessions over the course of four weeks, but it would appear you only completed seven sessions due to missing your flight and missing out on half of your holiday. Had you contacted us whilst you are still in country we would have gladly extended your trip for you free of charge, unfortunately you waited until you are back to make us aware of the issues.

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Ryanwatson88Ko's reply to Xtreme-Gap's Comment

Written on: 30/03/2016

OMG Surprise Surprise. You guys really have no shame whilst trying to get naive backpackers and travellers signed up. Iv managed to put this hurrendous experience behind me. I just wanted to ask you guys why you didn't mention in your reply that you sent me a pre departure pack which clearly said I would collect my visa at check in? Why have you since then changed your pre departure pack and why did you apoligise to me for giving me wrong information, but then play the old "it's not in our terms and conditions" game. Unprofessionalism that I can barely believe it. Just a warning you will thank me for fellow travellers DO NOT BOOK XTREME GAP!!!!!!!

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“Xtreme Gap Vietnam Review. Amazing.”

Written on: 30/07/2015 by AimeeGivan10 (1 review written)

Well that's my 10 week's all finished, although I'm still in Vietnam until tomorrow. Just wanted to give Xtreme Gap a little feedback about the vietnam tour guide - Nam. Right from day 1 he is been fantastic! Straight away he made you feel welcomed and relaxed at the airport. Everyday he went the extra mile to make everybody feel comfortable. His relaxed, funny personally puts everybody at ease and any questions or help you needed he was there - no matter what time it was. I don't think he… Read Full Review

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