here's what makes us different


You have lots of options, we get it! So why travel with Under30Experiences?
Our Mission

To make travel more accessible to young people.

Under30Experiences cultivates joy, authentic experiences, and a supportive community through travel. You don't just come on a trip with us...it's so much more than that.

Our trips are designed specifically with you in mind.  And we travel differently. We support local communities, believe in eco-friendly sustainability practices & show you a country authentically as travelers, not tourists. We love cultural immersion experiences. Our groups are never more than 18 people, creating a more authentic experience for everyone!

We are a team of travel-obsessed humans, and we can't wait to share our passions with you!

We're a Community

Before your trip, you'll have the opportunity to join a custom WhatsApp Group and connect with other travelers on your trip! Many travelers meet the airport or for pre-trip drinks if they are from the same city. Others coordinate plans to stay in a country after their trip.

During your adventure, our Trip Leaders do their best to foster an open, supportive environment, where people feel safe to truly be themselves. We are a safe space for everyone!

After your trip, you'll be an official U30X Alumni, and part of our larger community, where you'll have access to our network of thousands of past travelers. We are constantly hosting meetups that range from simple happy hours, to hikes, to outdoor movie nights.

More than 70% of our travelers come solo, but they all leave with friends.

Our Trip Leaders are trained to politely breakup conversations about politics if they get uncomfortable—we want our community to be a place where everyone feels welcome, and where our travelers can escape the noise of daily life

We have zero-tolerance policy for racism, bigotry, and sexual harassment.

We Handle Everything

All you have to worry about is getting to the airport in your destination! We take care of the rest and meet you there.

From accommodations, to transportation, to meals, and knowledge of the best local spots, we hook you up with everything you need.

Before your trip, we'll help you with any questions you may have and share access to resources that will help you make the most of your experience.

Our Trip Leaders and Regional Managers are tourism professionals who show you the places where the locals go. They are trained in First Aid, CPR, and have emergency protocols in place for every trip.

We are an Experience Company (not a tour group)

Other companies pack you in a bus with 40-50 people & drag you around like tourists.

We provide authentic, cultural experiences with plenty of time to chill... giving you more time to explore and less time in the van.

Enjoy boutique accommodations handpicked by our staff. You'll never have to worry about staying in another dirty hostel.

We take our feedback seriously and are always looking to improve. It's our goal to understand exactly what our travelers want, and we're constantly tweaking our itineraries to give you the best experience possible.

We Support Sustainable Tourism

Avoiding the tourist traps and combating overtourism is critical to our mission as a company. We seek cultural experiences, and try our best to build positive relationships around the world. Under30Experiences does our best to keep your hard earned money in the local economies of the places we visit. We have a strong preference for locally owned, family run vendors, with sustainability policies in place.

On many of our trips, we offer community projects to give back, and do our best to keep money in the local economy.  We are extremely careful to get to know the leaders of the local organizations we support and understand the true needs of local communities. The last thing we want to do is make assumptions about a local area without doing our due diligence.

Under30Experiences is not a "voluntourism" organization. Our travelers attend our trips to go on vacation, not to dig ditches or rebuild houses. But, we also understand that young people have a deep desire to make the world a better place... When we can support local organizations that give back to a local community, we absolutely do! 

Our team is passionate about protecting the environment and keeping our planet healthy for generations to come. We are careful to select activities with low environmental impact and strive to travel as sustainably as possible.

U30X Animal Welfare Policy

We Keep You Safe

We understand traveling to another country can be intimidating. That's why our staff is highly trained, First Aid & CPR certified, and is there to keep you safe. We have detailed internal emergency response plans for when the unpredictable happens. Our team carefully reviews our vendors emergency protocols each season to ensure our travelers safety.

Under30Experiences has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, harassment, and hate speech. Anyone who violates these rules will be asked to leave our trip.

Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

We have more than 1,000 Five Star Reviews.

See for yourself. Here are our Yelp and Facebook reviews.

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Heather T.

yelp review

U30X is such an amazing travel community. Once your trip is over, the experience is not. They keep in touch with their alumni & provide platforms for travel questions, personal development, & community connections in your own backyard! If you're a young person looking to travel I highly recommend U30X!

There are not enough ways for me to describe how amazing this company is. After my first trip I always told people, it wasn't about the location, but the experience that u30x gave me. I have some of the best experiences of my life with u30x, and now a passion for travel. Also, their alumni community and groups are awesome too!

Traveling with U30X has been life changing for me. I've made lifelong friends with both travelers and staff. I can't come up with enough good things to say about the company, the people, and the experiences I've had!

Just returned from my second trip with Under30Experiences. My first trip was to the Costa Rica rainforest. My most recent trip was to Iceland. Both trips were such an amazing experience. I loved learning about Iceland and its origins. I enjoy the small groups and I made some great new friends! Recommend them for anyone wanting to travel alone or with a couple of friends.

I was so scared to travel abroad alone and then I came across their website and they made international travel so easy! And the people I’ve met on the trips are some amazing individuals! I’ve done 6 of their trips and plan on continuing to do even more!!

My Hike the Inca Trail trip was beyond amazing, and I couldn't have asked for anything more from a trip. Our leaders made us all feel instantly comfortable, and the group was fantastic. The trip was well planned and the hike was unforgettable. Memories to last a lifetime.

our awesome travelers