"Cape Town has held me captive. I’ve decided to elongate my stay in this city for a couple more days… the freedom of travelling on your own is just great."
- Volunteer Trips
Gap year tours offer the perfect chance to experience new and exciting places with a group of likeminded people, all with the invaluable input from a tour guide who knows the country like the back of their hand. Wherever you want to explore and whatever it is you want to do, we have something that will suit everyone.
We run several country and city introduction tours, across destinations including Vietnam, India, Brazil, Peru, Coast Rica and Sydney, which see you immersed into the local culture as you get an authentic taster of life in these diverse countries. If you’re hoping to travel further afield with the freedom to spend as long as you want in each place then check out our hop-on hop-off bus and boat tours, running in Laos, Canada, New Zealand and Fiji to name a few.
For those with a strong sense of adventure (and stamina!) then consider trekking the Inca Trail in Peru or climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, while those who are more interested in the wildlife side of things can marvel at the natural world and embark on one of our safari tours that run to countries including South Africa, New Zealand and Kenya.
Whichever route you decide to explore, gap year tours will be sure to give you a once in a lifetime experience of seeing some amazing locations with the added bonus of having a knowledgeable tour guide with you every step of the way.
Enjoy an awesome Thai Adventure including buzzing Bangkok, an Elephant experience, a hill trek, volunteering on Koh Samui, chilling on Koh Tao and the possibility of experiencing a fabulous...
Enjoy an ultimate Vietnam Adventure on this amazing 22 or 28-day Asian experience, including beach breaks, treks, homestays and highlights such as Halong Bay, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City!
Have one week of unforgettable fun in Thailand on our amazing Thai Intro tour! Explore Bangkok, visit a National Park and party on Koh Phangan on this ultimate whirlwind adventure...
Enjoy a brilliant flexible bus tour through Thailand and Laos and go off the beaten track to discover authentic Asia. Hop on and off along the route for up to 12 months of travel.
Combine travel and paid work in New Zealand! Experience the awesome sights of New Zealand’s North Island followed by a paid work orientation programme and advice about Working Holidays.
Discover China on this amazing 27-day round trip tour from Hong Kong. See the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and much more on this epic adventure!
Fund your travels by working abroad: See the globe on a shoestring, working to pay your way. The ultimate gold-digging gap!
Go on the ultimate Asian adventure! Spend 4 weeks in Thailand then travel to Vietnam for 22 or 28 days. Up to 2 months of of adventures, culture and beach bliss!
See the world on a shoestring on this awesome 360 trip for the budget backpacker! Explore Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA on a great value round-the-world adventure!
Grab this flexible hop-on-hop-off bus pass, valid for 12 months, and see all the highlights of New Zealand's North and South islands. Live life to the max Down Under!
Become an assistant teacher, or ‘gappie’, in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining teaching experience abroad and discovering Australia!
Bounce along Australia’s epic East Coast on this brilliant 14-day tour from Sydney to Cairns. Have fun on Fraser Island and sail the Whitsundays along the way.
Chill out on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, cruise across Lake Arenal with beautiful views of Arenal Volcano, enjoy opportunities to go whitewater rafting and horseback riding along the beach...
Have a 3-week adventure in Indonesia on this brilliant Bali experience, with 1-week’s cultural introduction, 1 week volunteering and 1 week of fun and adventures!
Get going on the ultimate gap trip to Ghana on this three-week tour. Help out teaching or coaching kids in Accra before being blown away exploring Africa’s hidden gem, Ghana.
Spend 16 amazing days exploring Australia’s East Coast from Sydney to Cairns. Add in a 4-day Cairns Adventure package or 6-day learn to dive package at the Great Barrier Reef!
Capture the magic of Cambodia on this 10 day tour from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City, seeing cultural highlights such as Angkor Wat, the colonial city of Phnom Penh and the amazing Mekong Delta.
Take 21 days to see the best of the USA on this amazing tour from Los Angeles to New York. Visit lively cities, see awesome scenery and try some amazing adventure activities!
Our Global 360s are ideal round-the-world packages packed with all our favourite programmes! This flexible adventure allows you to customise your trip and add in your dream destinations.
This epic 23-day road trip follows in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, from sunny San Francisco to the buzzing streets of the Big Apple in New York, via Vegas, New Orleans, Nashville & more!
See 4 amazing countries in 4 weeks on this Indochina voyage of discovery. Beginning and ending in Bangkok, this epic tour takes you to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos...
Explore 6 amazing European countries in 11 unforgettable days as you visit Paris, the Swiss Alps, Venice, Germany and Amsterdam on this top European whirlwind tour!
A fantastic adventure tour of New Zealand as you explore all the main sights of both the North and South islands in 17 unforgettable days!
Explore the wonders of Africa on this 35-day overland adventure tour from Cape Town to Zanzibar. Discover South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania en route!
Have an epic overland adventure on this exciting safari truck tour across four amazing African countries: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zambia.
A truly breathtaking 7-day tour of the magnificent snow capped mountains, fiords and glaciers of New Zealand’s South Island.
Have fun and learn Spanish on this brilliant 1-week Buenos Aires experience! Enjoy partying, culture, Spanish lessons, football and tango in Argentina.
Exploring the bustling streets of Ho Chi Minh City, relaxing on golden beaches, shopping in quaint Hoi An, discovering Hue's citadels and pagodas, floating through magical Halong Bay,...
An epic 26-day adventure tour of Australia, one of the most exciting countries in the world. A fantastic opportunity to explore ’down under’ on the trip of a lifetime!
Spend 13 days exploring Africa on an overland adventure through Kenya and Tanzania, including the amazing spice island of Zanzibar!
Prepare yourself for an ultimate Australian adventure with this 10 day escapade around the Northern Territory.
Have an 18-day epic experience as you explore all the natural wonders of incredible Ecuador, enjoy a homestay in the Amazon jungle, try outdoor activities, be awed by the Andes and haggle at the...
This sensational seven-day Asian tour discovers the charms of Cambodia, with amazing sights such as the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat, stunning Siam Reap and the pagodas and palaces at Phnom Penh.
Spend 7 days on a road trip from LA to San Francisco and go California dreamin’ on this week-long American adventure. Go to the Grand Canyon, visit Vegas and explore Yosemite National Park.
Spend five days of full-on fun on Fraser Island for the ultimate Australian East-Coast experience! Swim in crystal-clear lakes, explore rainforests and stay in comfortable eco-lodges.
Take the ultimate 10-day South African road trip from Cape Town along the gorgeous Garden Route. Meet wonderful wildlife, see stunning scenery and try awesome adrenaline activities!
Go wild in South Africa on this incredible 360 trip, including an African adventure, a breathtaking road trip, community volunteering in Cape Town and wonderful wildlife sanctuary projects!
Explore the best of Australia's East Coast on this ultimate tour, which includes six of our most popular Aussie programmes for some awesome adventures Down Under!
Have a real European extravaganza with this 28-day whirlwind tour of 13 of Europe's must-see destinations!
Get your kicks on route 66 enjoying 8 days of intense American adventures from San Francisco to LA, via Vegas, and exploring the great outdoors at Yosemite and the Grand Canyon!
Hop-on & hop-off around Fiji on this island-hopping adventure! Visit Viti Levu,Beachcomber & Mantaray Islands and soak up the Fijian sun on this awesome bus and boat tour.
Visit Vietnam and enjoy the freedom of this flexible, hop-on-hop-off bus pass. Complete the tour route in as little as 13 days or take up to 12 months to explore. It’s the ideal option for the...
Have incredible wildlife adventures in South Africa on our unique 360 trip. Go on safari and volunteer with wildlife, big cats and mischievous monkeys in Africa!
Spend 16 amazing days exploring Australia’s East Coast from Cairns to Sydney. Add in a 4-day Cairns Adventure package or 6-day learn to dive package at the Great Barrier Reef!
See five stunning European cities in nine days on this wonderful whirlwind tour from London to Rome!
Take this top three-day Australian tour and see all the spectacular scenery along the iconic Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne to Adelaide via sun, sea and surf.
See Africa in 22 days on this overland adventure, from the spice island of Zanzibar to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park and more!
See the best of Australia, without the West, as you discover the delights of the East Coast and then head into the Aussie outback on this amazing adventure Down Under!
Be blown away by this 28-day adventure from buzzing Bangkok to beautiful Bali, taking in Thai treats, Malaysian magic, Singapore sights, and Indonesian inspiration along the way!
Get going to Cambodia and enjoy the freedom of this flexible, hop-on-hop-off bus pass. Complete the tour route in as little as 8 days or take up to 12 months to explore all the colours of...
Explore Ecuador and Peru on this fabulous 15-day adventure from Quito to Lima, which includes an amazing 3-night homestay in the Amazon jungle.
See the best of the West and discover Western Australia’s unsung wonders on this amazing 9-day tour from Perth to Broome.
Take a 12-day road trip around awesome Asia. Experience authentic Asia and the temples of Angkor Wat on this tour through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
Discover all the highlights of Asia on our epic Asia 360 adventure! Explore Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar (Burma) and Bali on this ultimate Asia 360.
From the delights of Delhi to the colourful cities of Rajasthan experience three weeks of sightseeing in iconic India. Including an overnight camel safari, boat trip on the Ganges, and the...
Explore the beating heart of authentic Australia on this epic three-day tour into the Red Centre. Be awed by Uluru, camp under the stars and discover the outback on this Aussie adventure!
Enjoy visiting 8 amazing European countries in 14-days, on this fun fortnight-long tour exploring the wonders of Europe!
Stray through three amazing Asian countries in 3 weeks; explore Thailand's treats, visit Vietnam and have a Laos adventure as you discover the delights of Indochina from Ho Chi Minh City to...
Travel from amazing Argentina to beautiful Brazil on this 17-day South American adventure tour, starting in Buenos Aires and ending in the carnival city of Rio, via breathtaking Iguassu Falls...
Take the Marangu Route and scale to the highest point in Africa at the summit of Kilimanjaro, trekking for 5-6 days through majestic rainforest and stunning snow-scape scenery.
Spend two weeks discovering the highlights of magical Morocco, including Marrakech & Fez, the awesome Atlas Mountains, a camel safari in the Sahara and shopping in the souks!
This is the ultimate Great South America Adventure, exploring seven stunning South American countries in an epic 65 day trip from Ecuador to Brazil.
Spend 7 days exploring Peru's Sacred Valley and trekking the iconic Inca Trail towards the magical ruined city of Machu Picchu on this incredible Incan...
This 3 day liveaboard dive and snorkelling adventure is unmatched for experience and value and will show you the very best the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer.
Have an 18-day adventure in Europe as you explore 9 incredible countries on your very own European odyssey!
Spend 15 days enjoying a South American adventure from La Paz in Bolivia to breathtaking Buenos Aires, including a 4x4 excursion to the incredible Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats.
Go off the beaten track in Borneo and have an unforgettable cultural and wildlife adventure exploring this amazing Asian island. See orangutans, go on mountain treks and relax by the seaside on...
See it all on this Ultimate Adventure 360 tour around the world! Explore up to 4 continents in one unforgettable, epic trip to South Africa, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand and the USA!...
Spend 12 amazing days exploring the wild landscapes of Canada, as you have a Canadian Rockies adventure among spectacular scenery in National Parks such as Banff, Yoho and Jasper.
Enjoy a blissful trip to the beautiful island of Bali on an 8-day tour from Sanur to Ubud. Enjoy breathtaking beaches, amazing wildlife and stunning scenery on this Indonesian voyage of...
Relax in peaceful backwaters, spot wildlife in beautiful parks, uncover ancient temples, explore tea and spice plantations, take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Madurai
Climb aboard an ex-racing yacht & cast off with new crewmates as you sail through Australia's amazing Whitsunday Islands.
Begin in buzzing Bangkok and discover Cambodia and Vietnam on this 20-day tour, and enjoy amazing Asian adventures!
See three amazing Asian countries on a shoestring as you buzz through Bangkok, laze on Thai islands, explore magical Malaysia and discover the buzz of Singapore on this incredible two-week tour!...
Enjoy an authentic 28-day Indian Experience of sightseeing and volunteering, which includes elephant rides, camel safaris, mountain treks, the Taj Mahal and more!
Snorkel in the crystal-blue Caribbean waters in Bocas del Toro, take in the crisp air of the lush green highlands in Boquete, explore the Panama Canal, learn where your morning coffee comes from...
See it all on board the iconic Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railways, rattling along the rails from St. Petersburg to Beijing in an incredible 17-day trip.
Take a round trip from Los Angeles and explore the USA in 14 fantastic days! Explore the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Yosemite National Park, San Diego and San Francisco.
Experience a 32-day Central American odyssey exploring 6 incredible countries, including Guatemala, Costa Rica and Belize. See Mayan ruins, crystal clear oceans and breathtaking scenery!
All play and no work makes this Sydney intro bonza! Get 7 days of city adventure, outback beach camp action and wild excursions!
Seek rare mountain gorillas, spot wildlife and visit the spice island of Zanzibar on this African overland adventure through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
Grab this brilliant hop-on-hop-off Asian bus pass, valid for 12 months, and join a unique tour off the beaten track in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam!
Take 25 unforgettable days to discover some South American highlights, travelling from beautiful Brazil to breathtaking Bolivia on this ultimate Andean adventure!
Have an Andean adventure on this 11-day Bolivia exploration tour, from the markets of Le Paz to the soaring colonial city of Sucre. Enjoy a 3-day 4x4 jeep tour of the stunning salt flats of...
Spend 15 days travelling around the incredible sights on offer in India, discovering all the top highlights, including the iconic Taj Mahal, the River Ganges, Jaipur and the amazing Amber palace...
Be blown away by this awesome Aussie Adventure 360 packed full of fun, amazing activities, adrenaline action, beach bliss and outback adventures.
Go off the beaten track in magical Myanmar (Burma) and experience authentic Asia. Enjoy a 15-day adventure in this unspoilt and amazing country.
Have an amazing Aussie adventure on this fantastic 4-wheel tag along trip discovering the sights of Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach!
Take 12 days to explore 3 amazing Asian countries as you visit Vietnam, discover Laos and take your time in Thailand on this top Asian adventure tour!
Begin and end in Lima as you immerse yourself in this Peruvian adventure, bursting with exciting activities such as hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, seeing Lake Titicaca and the mysterious...
Discover Mayan ruins, stunning beaches and Central American culture on this 16-day Mayan Sun Adventure through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
Master the waves on a 3 day introductory sailing course, gaining NSCV Commercial Crew Course qualifications & logged Commercial Seatime.
Be blown away on this 51-day tour from Brazil to Peru, taking in the beauty of Bolivia and amazing Argentina along the way! Trek the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and be inspired at Iguassu...
Visit Australia’s favourite wildlife destination, Kangaroo Island. Spot wonderful wildlife including kangaroos, koalas, seals and penguins and try adventure activities!
See the wonders of Brazil in 13 days, from the mighty Iguassu Falls to the beautiful Brazilian beaches, enjoying wonderful wildlife and the nightlife of Rio on this South American experience.
Conquer the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, settle in with the locals at a homestay on Lake Titicaca, explore the Uyuni Salt Flats and Andean wilderness, spot wildlife in the Brazilian Pantanal,...
Travel from Peru to Brazil on this unforgettable 51-day epic South American adventure tour. Trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, see the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls and discover Bolivia to...
See 13 awesome European countries in 27 days and combine cultural city tours with outdoors adventures and a 3-day blissful boat trip around the gorgeous Greek coast!
Be inspired by India and travel from New Delhi into Kathmandu in Nepal on this 15-day tour, taking in the iconic Taj Mahal, the sacred Ganges River and ending up in the magical Himalayas.
Spend 9 days exploring the unique Galapagos Islands and discover wonderful wildlife as you island-hop and spot sea lions, giant tortoises and penguins on this wildlife extravaganza on a...
Have a magical Mayan adventure visiting ancient cities such as Chichen Itza, exploring Mexico, Belize and Guatemala on this exciting cultural and activity tour in stunning South America
Enjoy an amazing experience in the Andes on this three week discovery tour of Peru and Bolivia. Hike the Inca Trail, visit Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca on this South American adventure!
Have a cultural adventure in China on this 14-day tour from ultra-modern Shanghai to buzzing Beijing. See the magical West Lake, take a boat trip on the mighty Yangtze River, see the Terracotta...
Explore the outback and discover wildlife on this awesome 9-day Australian road trip from Perth to Adelaide, and opt to swim with dolphins and sealions or cage dive with Great White Sharks!
Take this amazing 23-day road trip from the buzz of the Big Apple in NYC to the sunny streets of San Francisco, via Washington, New Orleans, Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon!
Have the ultimate European adventure as you visit 18 countries in 36 unforgettable days!
Enjoy your very own Greek Odyssey as you spend 10 unforgettable days in Athens and island-hopping around the idyllic Greek Islands!
Discover Tasmania, Australia’s ‘Apple Isle’ on this stunning 7-day tour. Explore the beauty of Tasmania and meet the iconic ‘Tassie Devil’.
Discover inspirational India from vibrant Delhi to gorgeous Goa on this 15-day tour, taking in temples, culture and the Taj Mahal along the way, before relaxing on the paradise beaches of Goa.
Mingle with the locals at homestays, sample the local rum and cigars, connect to the salsa culture on the dance floor, explore colonial Havana's alleyways, laze under the Caribbean sun.
Enjoy an adventure full of culture and exploration in Thailand on this 12-day tour of all the top Northern Thai treats, including Bangkok & Chiang Mai - plus a 3 day hilltribe trek...
See the best of beautiful Bali, discover lush Lombok and relax on the white-sand paradise of the Gili Islands on this stunning two-week Indonesian tour.
Conquer the Kilimanjaro climb: Witness the curvature of the earth from the roof of Africa, trekking past verdant forests and silent glaciers on the way to Uhuru Peak.
Take two weeks to explore Europe’s winter wonderland; visit stunning cities and a spectacular Swiss Alps ski resort on this 14-day winter tour through 8 amazing European countries!
Spend 12 sensational days exploring the best of Peru from the awesome Andes and the legendary Inca Trail, to Machu Picchu and the lush jungles of the Amazon rainforest.
Spend 8 days sailing across the Adriatic Sea, visiting idyllic islands and charming cities along the gorgeous coast of Croatia.
Take a two week round trip from vibrant Tokyo and see the best of Japan, from magical mountains, ancient temples in Kyoto, the Hiroshima memorials and amazing Mount Fuji!
Experience the romance of inspirational Italy on this 14-day ultimate Italian tour. Travel from the ancient capital Rome, through beautiful Tuscany and fabulous Florence, relax on the shores of...
Explore the ever-changing landscape of Iceland, as you trek through volcanic terrain, cross frozen glaciers, camp along the famous Laugavagur Trail, and discover thermal springs in idyllic...