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Short Gaps

A gap year doesn't actually have to last 12 months! If you're short on time but still fancy an unforgettable adventure, then a short gap is for you! 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.

You can do all sorts of exciting things in a short space of time. Enjoy adventure travel, tours, volunteering, learning new skills and much more. Short gaps are the perfect break for people in university or work, who only have a few weeks to spare for travelling. Discover the world in a short space time with our awesome short gap adventures!

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

Group enjoying a short gap in Thailand

Short adventure tours

Are you seeking new adventures abroad? On a short adventure gap you can pack loads of fun into a short timeframe. Spend one month in Thailand on our action-packed Thai Adventure tour or go adventure-seeking in Vietnam or Bali, with our 12-day intro tours. Make your short gap an unforgettable adventure experience!

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. Volunteer with kids abroad as a teacher or in a childcare project. Spend a few weeks at an amazing wildlife project. 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!

11 days

Travel through the rocky Mountains and some of Canada's most breathtaking national parks on an incredible 11-day adventure starting in Vancouver. Banff and Jasper National Parks, Lake Louise, and Whistler are just some of the highlights on this Canadian experience.

from £1,549

21 days or longer

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!

from £1,389

12 days

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.

from £899

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 £489

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 £449

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 £949

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
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