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Short Gaps

A short gap is a trip for those who don't have a full year free to travel. Maybe you have a few months or even just a few weeks to spare? Think of a short gap as an extended holiday with a difference! We offer short gap trips all over the world in a wide range of destinations. Spend a summer abroad or take a winter break from work. See the world in a short spring break or add excitement to your autumn with a short gap adventure abroad.

Choose from amazing activities on your short gap trip. Enjoy adventure travel, tours, volunteering, learning new skills and much more. Short gaps are the perfect break from the daily routine. You can book a short gap trip without resigning from work or leaving your university course. It will give you a taste for travelling though, so watch out...you might find yourself booking a much longer trip when you get home. Get a gap year taster on a short gap trip and set off to see the world!

Check out our trips below, or read more about Short Gaps »

Short adventure gaps

Are you seeking new adventures abroad? Are you short on time? Never fear, on a short adventure gap you can pack loads of fun into a short timeframe. Sign up for a South African Wild adventure and enjoy safaris and adventure activities in a fantastic 4 weeks! Join our epic Thai Adventure tour and see and do it all in Thailand in one magical month. Or explore awesome Australia on our Big Aussie Adventure. Make your short gap an unforgettable one on an adventure experience!

Short gap tours

Joining a guided tour is one of the best ways to max out the time you have to travel. Go on our brilliant Bali Intro tour and enjoy 9 or 12 days in beautiful Indonesia. Discover Asia on our exciting Cambodia, Vietnam or China Adventure tours. Explore the Aussie East Coast, wander through New Zealand or go island-hopping in Fiji. Take an overland tour in Africa or go on a road trip in the USA. See the best bits of South America or enjoy Europe’s highlights. Group tours are the ideal way to make new friends too. Even if you don’t have long to travel, you can pack in the highlights on a short gap tour!

Short volunteer experiences abroad

Do you want to make a difference in the short time you have to travel? Go on a rewarding and worthwhile volunteering gap break. Want to work with children? Volunteer with kids abroad as a teacher or in a childcare project. Are you an animal lover? Spend a few weeks at an amazing wildlife project. Care about conservation? Get involved with vital conservation or marine conservation projects abroad. Becoming a volunteer is an experience you’ll never forget!

Learn new skills on a short gap

If you only have time to take a short trip, why not learn some new skills while you see the world? Learn to scuba dive or surf from some of the planet’s best beaches. Gain teaching skills in paid or voluntary teaching projects around the world. Learn to speak Spanish in stunning South America. Or learn incredible martial arts skills in Asia. Add exciting new skills to your CV on a short gap with a difference!

Go on a short but sweet gap trip and pack in amazing adventures abroad!

8 days

Discover the beauty of Fiji on this epic 8-day group adventure! Cruise around the Yasawa Islands, enjoy beach barbeques and surf lessons, and soak up the sun on spectacular Fijian sands.

from £849

13 days

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!

from £1,419

2-12 weeks

Join monkey rehab for 2 - 8 weeks, & have a swinging sanctuary time helping to support and return apes, monkeys & other animals to the wild.

from £519

5-7 days

Spend 4 or 6 nights on a surf camp spectacular between Sydney and Byron Bay. Hang ten and learn to surf and ride the waves from some of Australia's most stunning beaches - brilliant!

from £519

2 - 4 weeks

Calling all animal lovers in search of an Amazonian adventure! Help care for wildlife at a rescue centre in the amazing Amazon jungle in Ecuador.

from £929

8 days

Explore lively Rio de Janeiro, the forests of Ilha Grande, and the cobbled streets of Paraty on this action–packed week in Brazil! Including city tours and an island-hopping cruise, this unguided adventure is the ultimate introduction to Rio!

from £589

2-8 weeks

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!

from £629

18-60 days

Make a real difference to the lives of local communities in beautiful Cape Town. Choose from a range of fantastic volunteer projects, and transfer vital skills to local settlements, schools, and crèches. An unforgettable experience!

from £619
£589

4 days

Have an Australian adrenaline rush as you pack in four days of fun-filled adventure activities Down Under. Includes whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef, and an unforgettable hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands!

from £499

Up to 12 months

Travel and work on Australia's East Coast on our Big Aussie Adventure. Includes awesome travel along the East Coast from Cairns to Sydney, plus a paid work package so you can earn on average £10 to £15 an hour in Oz – amazing!

from £2,259
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