"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."
- Central & South America
- 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 incredible adventure in Vietnam on this 25-day Vietnam Adventure, including beach breaks, treks, homestays and highlights such as Halong Bay, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City!
Have an awesome 22-day adventure in Cambodia, including Angkor Wat visits, volunteering & a 2-day adventure trek, plus beach and party time!
Have 15 days of fun and exploration in Thailand on our brilliant Thai Experience tour! Visit Bangkok, have an elephant experience, volunteer, haggle at Chatuchak market and party on Koh Phangan
Have a unique travel experience on Australia’s East Coast with these awesome travel passes, valid for 3 months. Have adventures off the beaten track and book with an easy-to-use app!
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...
Discover China on an amazing 18 or 27-day round trip tour from Hong Kong. See the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors and much more on this epic China Adventure!
Combine travel and paid work in awesome New Zealand with this comprehensive working holiday package! Experience the wonders of this incredible country whilst earning money and making friends...
Fund your travels by working abroad: See the globe on a shoestring, working to pay your way. The ultimate gold-digging gap year!
Discover Vietnam on a 25-day experience and then hop across to Thailand and enjoy a 1-week Thai Intro tour, plus an optional Phi Phi Islands Adventure. Alternatively, why not extend...
Be blown away by the buzz of Buenos Aires on this brilliant 1-week Argentinian adventure. Stay in an awesome hostel and enjoy a fun-packed week bursting with inclusive activities and party...
Explore Thailand and Cambodia in one amazing Asian trip. Experience 4-weeks in Thailand and 22 days in Cambodia, including volunteering, hill treks, elephant experiences, Angkor Wat, beach &...
Enjoy an epic 6-day surf adventure in incredible Indonesia. Surf from paradise beaches & island-hop from beautiful Bali to Nusa Lembongan & lovely Lombok.
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.
Discover Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia in one awesome Asian adventure trip. Spend 25 days in Vietnam, have 4-weeks of fun in Thailand and enjoy 22 days in Cambodia!
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!
Discover the wonders of Vietnam, Thailand & China on this ultimate multi-country Asian extravaganza!
Explore New Zealand on this awesome 23-day tour. See stunning scenery, enjoy cultural experiences & try adventure activities!
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.
See the world on a shoestring & even earn money as you go on this awesome 360 trip for the budget backpacker! Explore Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA on this round-the-world...
Explore Thailand, Australia and New Zealand on our awesome Adventure, Work & Party programme. Enjoy a Thai Adventure, find paid work in Oz and tour New Zealand - don’t miss it!
Choose our pocket-sized Mini Global 360 trip, the perfect round-the-world package packed with amazing trips in Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the USA!
See the sensational sights of New Zealand in this ultimate 22-day tour. See stunning scenery, visit vibrant cities and try awesome 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.
Have an unforgettable 3-week experience in Costa Rica, including turtle conservation, volcano visits, adventure activities, surfing, jungle camping and beach bliss – epic!
Explore Asia with one of three brilliant, flexible Stray bus passes, valid for 12 months. Discover the best bits of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam using these unique bus passes!
This 10-day American road trip starts in the bright lights of LA, goes to Las Vegas, on via the Grand Canyon & Yosemite National Park and ends in sunny San Francisco!
An amazing 4-week experience in Ecuador, learning Spanish, volunteering and going on an Amazon jungle or Baños mountain adventure.
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.
This awesome 18-day Europe Unplugged group tour is quite simply the best way to travel through Europe on a budget. Don't miss a thing from Paris to Italy, Prague to Germany and...
Experience India on this Volunteer & Adventure experience which includes an amazing 3-week tour, plus 2 or 4 weeks volunteering in Kerala.
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,...
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.
Spend 13 days exploring Africa on an overland adventure through Kenya and Tanzania, including the amazing spice island of Zanzibar!
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!
Prepare yourself for an ultimate Australian adventure with this 10 day escapade around the Northern Territory.
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 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...
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!
Combine an awesome tour of Australia’s East Coast with a tour around New Zealand’s stunning South Island on this incredible combo trip Down Under!
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.
Be inspired by incredible India on this 21-day tour from Delhi to Kochi. See the Taj Mahal & visit Jaipur, Pushkar & Udaipur before relaxing on stunning beaches in Goa and Kerala.
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!
Discover 8 countries on an amazing 15-day tour through Eastern Europe. Discover Dubrovnik, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Berlin and much more!
Trek to Everest base camp and have the adventure of a lifetime on this 15-day trekking adventure in breathtaking Nepal.
Take an 8-day road trip from New York to Miami: See Washington DC and the Deep South and end up in the sunshine state of Florida.
Have a real European extravaganza with this 28-day whirlwind tour of 13 of Europe's must-see destinations!
Spend seven days in three of Eastern Europe’s iconic cities, Budapest, Krakow and Prague on this wonderful winter tour of spires in the snow!
Have an American adventure on this amazing 13-day road trip in the USA. Travel from LA’s Hollywood glamour to New York and take a bite out of the Big Apple!
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!
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...
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
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!
Journey across the mighty USA on the ultimate road trip adventure!
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.
Spend 9 days exploring incredible Indonesia: Bliss out on Bali, live it up in Lombok and relax on the gorgeous Gili Islands. Paradise awaits!
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 9 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.
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.
Take 10 days to discover the magic of Morocco on this round trip from Marrakech. Visit Casblanca, Rabat & Fes and stay in a Berber tent in the Sahara Desert!
Be inspired by incredible Italy on this 8-day tour from Florence to Rome: Visit Pisa, the Cinque Terre, Lake Garda, Verona and Venice en route!
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.
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!
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 epic trip and discover South Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the USA!
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!
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...
Climb aboard an ex-racing yacht & cast off with new crewmates as you sail through Australia's amazing Whitsunday Islands.
Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time!
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.
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.
Make tracks for the magical city of Mandalay on this 11-day tour of the amazing, unspoilt country of Myanmar (Burma).
Have an amazing Aussie adventure on this fantastic 4-wheel tag along trip discovering the sights of Fraser Island and Rainbow Beach!
Discover Chile and Argentina on a 13-day adventure tour: See Santiago, try adrenaline activities, soak up stunning scenery and end in the buzz of Buenos Aires!
Hit the bright lights of the city that never sleeps on this fabulous 4-day group trip to New York City – be blown away by the Big Apple!
Discover Mayan ruins, stunning beaches and Central American culture on this 16-day Mayan Sun Adventure through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala.
Go off the beaten track in magical Myanmar (Burma) and experience authentic Asia on this awesome 12-day tour, including visits to Yangon, Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay!
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...
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.
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...
Explore Iceland on this fantastic 4-day experience. Party in Reykjavik, visit the breathtaking Blue Lagoon, watch the skies for Northern Lights and go to the Golden Circle!
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!
Discover the best of India and Nepal on this incredible 15-day tour from Delhi to Kathmandu. See it all from the Taj Mahal to the Himalayas!
Have a unique gap adventure on the extraordinary Galapagos Islands: Camp in stunning surroundings, hike volcanoes, see wonderful wildlife and relax on beautiful beaches!
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 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 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.
Discover Cuba in 8 days! Stay in homestays, explore Havana, relax in lush valleys, laze on islands and beaches and enjoy the Cuban rhythms of Trinidad's music and salsa scene!
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...
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.