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!
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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!
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!
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!
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!
18 days of adventure in stunning Ecuador!
Learn about local culture with homestays in indigenous communities, carve through the Andes on the spectacular Devil’s Nose train, and experience the explosive colours of Otavalo market. An unforgettable taste of this beautiful country!
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!
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!
Two weeks of adventure in Japan!
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!
7 or 9 days
7 or 9 days of Indonesian island magic!
Discover gorgeous Indonesian islands on this 7 or 9-day tour. Choose from a range of awesome activities each day, including surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling, and soak up the sun in paradise!
16 days or longer
See it all along the Aussie East Coast on a 16-day tour!
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!
Explore Beijing to Shanghai on a budget!
Spend 9 days backpacking through China on this fantastic group trip! Spend a night camping on the Great Wall of China, discover the bamboo forests of Moganshan and sing your heart out at a karaoke night in Shanghai!