Join us on multi-award winning 3-7 day tours. We take you to all the ‘must see’ attractions as well as loads of hidden gems that you won’t find in the guidebooks!
MacBackpackers has been running multi-award winning fun filled, fully guided adventures around Scotland for nearly 20 years. Created for young independent travellers aged between 18 and 40, our tours give an entertaining, informative and utterly unique view of Scotland.
Our guides, patriotic and passionate, will open up our amazing country to you, weaving together the rich fabric of Scottish history and culture as we travel along some of the most picturesque routes in Scotland.
We are an energetic bunch and always aim to spend as much time off the bus as possible. Whether it’s exploring a castle, climbing to the top of a mountain or swimming in the legendary Loch Ness, we like to get up close and personal with our beautiful country. We take you to all the hidden gems that you won’t find in the guidebooks to give you a feel of the real Scotland.
Unlike many of our competitors, we are 100% Scottish and independent - we believe this gives us a distinctive edge and gives you a genuinely unforgettable experience.
We are committed to sustainable tourism and minimising our impact on the environment. We strive for continuous improvement in this area and review our policies regularly. Our vehicles are serviced regularly to ensure they are running at their optimum for best fuel economy and minimising exhaust emissions. Moreover, within our hostels, we look to minimise all waste and look to recycle wherever possible. We strive to make the most efficient use of water and minimise our energy consumption. We own 100 hectares of woodland in the heart of the Scottish Highlands which is in the process of being re-planted with 100% indigenous Scottish species, helping us minimise our carbon footprint.
We offer incredible 3-7 day tours to gorgeous Scottish Highlands. During the last 20 years, we have taken thousands of travellers to Loch Ness, Isle of Skye, Orkney and Hebrides. We take you to admire the golden white sandy beaches of Lewis & Harris, stunning waterfalls and fairie pools of Isle of Skye and beautiful green Scottish national parks, such as Glen Coe and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs. In the same time, our guides tell you legendary tales of clans, giants and Vikings.
We are open all year round and have special Christmas and Easter tours. Not to forget our celebrations of the world famous Hogmanay with the iconic Street Party, impressive fireworks and Isle of Skye tour. We also have nine award-winning hostels around Scotland. So, you have a friendly and cosy place to stay wherever you are in our beautiful country.
All our tours depart from and return to, Castle Rock Hostel, 15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2PW