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!
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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!
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!
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!
15 days from £1,724 £1,7991724
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!
16 days or longer from £1,499 £1,5991499
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!
2-8 weeks from £872 £899872
Small classes, host families, rapid progress
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica and live with a Spanish family in a homestay as you learn a new language and explore amazing Costa Rica on this Spanish-speaking experience!
2 - 8 weeks from £406 £419406
Hands-on experience with exotic furry friends
Become a wildlife sanctuary volunteer and rescue and rehabilitate some amazing creatures in South Africa. Get up close to a range of African animals including monkeys, big cats and servals!
4-8 weeks from £1,842 £1,8991842
Wallaby a Volunteer in Oz?
Become a volunteer at an amazing Wildlife Park in Australia for a chance to get up close to wonderful wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and koalas!
7 or 9 days from £594 £609594
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!
Up to 12 months from £1,154 £1,3791154
Paid work in Australia + a fun 8-day tour in Fiji!
Aged 18-30? Head off on our paid work & travel combo adventure! Find a paid job with our Absolute Oz jobs package in Australia, followed by a fabulous 8 days of island exploration in Fiji!
7 days from £365 £429365
A magical week in Morocco!
Escape on a fun-filled adventure to magical Morocco on a 7 day trip. Wander through the exciting hustle and bustle of Marrakech, cross through the Sahara desert on a camel and have a spectacular time.
Up to 12 months from £1,289 £1,3391289
A 12-day tour in beautiful Bali + paid work in Australia
Spend 12 days touring around beautiful Bali before settling into Aussie life with a week of fun activities and up to 12 months of awesome paid work. Have a blast Down Under!
11 days from £1,529 £1,5791529
Culture, islands, wildlife and rainforests in Borneo!
Pack your bags and fly out to beautiful Borneo for 11 days of exotic rainforests, incredible wildlife, peaceful surroundings and paradise off the beaten track islands. Laze on white sandy beaches and zipline through jungles on an adrenaline pumping adventure. What are you waiting for? Borneo is waiting for you!