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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!

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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!

4-8 weeks

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!

from £1,829

4 days

Hit the bright lights of the city that never sleeps on this fabulous 4-day group trip in New York. Be blown away by the Big Apple!

from £599

Up to 12 months

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!

from £1,389

Up to 12 months

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!

from £1,439

9 days

Discover the Mayan ruins and beach paradises of Mexico on this fantastic 9-day group tour! Combining culture, exploration and relaxation, this is the perfect way to travel around Mexico!

from £1,049
£892

2-4 weeks

Spend 2-4 weeks in the Canadian countryside helping out on a rural farm! Experience life in the great outdoors, learn about farm living and discover new skills – all in the spectacular surroundings of rural Canada!

from £849

1 - 4 weeks

Get hands-on as a volunteer in India, helping out at an incredible school building project in the amazing port town of Fort Kochi. Make a difference to kids in Kerala!

from £499

1-4 weeks

Jet over to beautiful Ecuador and spend up to 4 weeks learning Spanish in Quito! Stay in a fantastic student house and practise your language skills in the local area.

from £389

2-12 weeks

Nurture young minds and develop the brains of Tanzania's tomorrow in nursery and primary schools! Get great teaching experience, make a real difference in the community, and see a unique side of African life.

from £449

17 days

Travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Kruger National Park & Swaziland and along the gorgeous Garden Route. The king of all road trips!

from £1,659
£1,410
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