Asia is full of flair and flavour, a diverse delight which makes for a gorgeous gap year getaway. Colourful and cultural, Asia is rich in natural beauty and historic hot-spots. Asia's breathtaking landscape is one of contrasts, from the Himalayas to lush jungles, sacred rivers and silent deserts.
There is something to suit any gap year traveller, with opportunities for paid work, volunteering or learning skills such as diving or Thai boxing. With golden beaches, full moon fun, wonderful wildlife, ancient temples and desolate deserts, Asia truly is a festival for all the senses.
21 days or longer from £1,339 £1,3891339
An unforgettable intro to Thailand and Bali
Combine our two most popular intro tours and enjoy an incredible introduction to Southeast Asia. Explore party hotspots and beach paradises in Thailand, before jetting across to Bali for surfing, dolphins, and massages!
Up to 12 months or longer from £2,319 £2,3992319
See the world on a shoestring!
Explore the world & even earn money as you go on this awesome 360 trip for the budget backpacker! Explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand on this round-the-world adventure!
12 days from £999999
Mountains, beaches and jungles!
Experience the very best of Sri Lanka on this fantastic 12-day tour. Explore Negombo, visit local villages, see wildlife in Udawalawe National Park and learn to surf on the stunning south coast.
21 days from £1,324 £1,3491324
The perfect introduction to Vietnam and Cambodia!
Explore Vietnam and Cambodia on this fantastic 21-day trip. Journey from Hanoi in Vietnam to Siem Reap in Cambodia, and discover all the biggest and best highlights in between!
13 days from £1,4191419
Care for endangered pandas and explore China!
Get involved with some super-rewarding wildlife volunteering at the Dujiangyan Panda Research Centre, before journeying through China with a group and guide. Includes a Kung Fu lesson in Shaolin and a night camping on the Great Wall of China!
Up to 12 months from £1,714 £1,7891714
Combine adventures in Thailand and paid work in Australia on this top trip!
Combine our top two gap travel programmes in one unforgettable trip! Go on an exciting Thai Adventure, followed by our Absolute Oz paid work package in Australia, which includes one week of fun in Sydney, and the chance to typically earn £10 to £15 an hour!
2-8 weeks from £600 £619600
Make a real difference in children’s lives!
Volunteer with kids at schools in gorgeous Fort Kochi in Kerala. Help teach English in schools and care for kids as a volunteer in inspirational India!
2 - 8 weeks from £674 £749674
Make a difference as a volunteer in rural Thailand!
Become a childcare or teaching volunteer in Surin, a stunning rural area of Thailand near to the Cambodia border. Includes two days in buzzing Bangkok!
2-4 weeks from £863 £909863
Have an awesome elephant experience in stunning rural Thailand
Get up close to these amazing creatures at an elephant project and live in a rural Thai village community. Help bathe the elephants, plant crops and harvest bamboo, and get involved with local community projects. A magical experience!
41 days or longer from £2,174 £2,2492174
Volunteer with communities and wildlife, and explore the Land of Smiles!
Enjoy a month of unforgettable volunteer experiences and an action packed 12-day group tour. Teach children, care for elephants and explore the Thai islands on this fantastic combo adventure!