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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!

2-60 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 £599

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 £449

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 £2,219

2 - 8 weeks

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!

from £659

2-4 weeks

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!

from £789

11 days

Explore 5 amazing European countries in 11 unforgettable days as you visit Paris, the Swiss Alps, Venice, Germany and Amsterdam on this top European whirlwind tour!

from £1,089
£980

27 days or longer

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!

from £1,449

14 or 28 days

Travel by train through seven beautiful European countries and get to visit some of the most famous and historic city destinations in the world.

from £1,739

15 days

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture over 15 magical days - take a sushi class, top up your Zen at Buddhist temples and shrines, and see the unbelievable beauty of the Japanese countryside. From electric city streets to tranquil woodland temples, this incredible 15-day tour of Japan has it all!

from £1,799

16 days or longer

Spend 16 amazing days exploring Australia’s East Coast from Sydney to Cairns. Add in 4 days of activities in Cairns or a 6-day learn to dive package at the Great Barrier Reef!

from £1,599
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