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.
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.
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
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!
75 days or longer
A spectacular Asian combo!
Discover the very best of Asia on this awesome combo experience. Bringing together 3 of our most popular Asian tours, this fantastic package will see you journeying through Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, China and Japan!
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
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!
27 days or longer
2 weeks volunteering; 2 weeks partying!
Spend 4 weeks in Thailand volunteering, exploring and partying! Choose between teaching, childcare or elephant volunteering, and then travel around the country on our awesome 12-day Thai Intro tour!