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Extreme Gap Year

Want a little extra out of your gap year? Find the travelling wow factor with your very own extreme gap year trip! Don't be content to idle away your gap year, take it to the max as you try some of the most extreme gap year trip styles to get your pulse racing!

Extremely awesome

Try some awesome activities and get your adrenaline pumping on an extreme gap year adventure: Why not try some adventure sailing in Australia? Or if you'd rather stay on dry land why not test your endurance levels on an extreme hiking adventure as you strap on your climbing boots and take a trek in Tanzania, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

Extremely adventurous

Have some extreme aquatic activity in tempting Thailand as you learn to dive in the azure blue seas.  Swim with the fishes and discover the wonders of the deep and give yourself a gap year to remember! If you want to ride the crest of a wave, why not become a water baby as you take a dip Down Under and learn to surf in Australia? Become a Bondi beach bum or a serious surf dude in the land Down Under.

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Extremely edgy

Try a toothy treat as you cage dive with a grinning Great White and take things to the edge, with an extreme ocean experience on a shark and whale conservation project in South Africa. What could be more extreme than coming nose to nose with some of the ocean's most fearsome and fantastic predators? Pick up the pace and get your pulse pumping in this extreme underwater adventure!

Extremely active

For a great gap year with a difference try an extreme ski and snowboarding experience and have some frosty fun. If extreme sports make you go weak at the knees try the ultimate thrill ride and skim through the skies on a soaring skydive, catch the breeze with some kite surfing or surf or sandboard your way round the world on an extreme sports sensation!

Extremely experienced

If you want an all-in extreme gap year experience, take a thrilling tour that takes in all the best buzzes on offer around the world. Pick up the pace and have some perfect pulse racing action, with some adrenaline activities in New Zealand, the world's centre of adventure.
Whatever extreme you're looking for you can experience it all on the ultimate extreme gap year adventure worldwide!

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