Gap Year Adventure Holidays, Trekking & Tours
Recently there’s been a shift from do-it-yourself gap year trips to choosing an independent gap year travel specialist to arrange and book it all for you. This is why there are now literally hundreds of fantastic gap year travel companies who source wonderful adventure trips in exotic and exciting countries all over the world. Not only do these expert travel companies find you accommodation, book your flights and arrange volunteer work abroad for you, they also arrange some brilliant and fun activities for you to include on your trip.
Activities On You Gap Year Adventure
Whether you decide to spend your year out working or volunteering, there is always room to include some adventure! A year is a long time and many gap year students take the decision to join an adventure holiday, trek or tour to really explore the places they find themselves in. Alternatively, many travel organisations combine treks, tours and expeditions with volunteer gap years - so you get the best of both worlds!
Companies that offer gap year adventure trips all over the world
With year round departures and over 50 unique “road trips” from 3 to 64 days, TrekAmerica guarantees you the freedom of the open road and the adventure of a lifetime!
Overland adventure travel ranging from 8 day trips to 38 week expeditions in Africa, South America, Central Asia and the Middle East.Life-changing trips to some of the most inspirational places in the world!
Volunteer to work in an ethical and responsible volunteer project, with the full support of Outreach International. Outreach offer a personal service to help volunteers find the placement where they can offer the most and enjoy a rich cultural and personal experience throughout.
At Flying Fish you can become a Yachtmaster, conquer the ski slopes, surf Sydney's best breaks or win at windsurfing. Learn the basics of sailing, dive the Barrier Reef or crew on a superyacht.
Get totally immersed with the people, culture and sights of a country on one of Real Gap's ‘Experience’ adventure trips, packed with the best bits of a destination into just a few weeks.
Join a Raleigh expedition and experience an adventure you’ll never forget. Hike through incredible landscapes and work with rural communities. Join us in Borneo, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Nepal or Tanzania. Our expeditions aren’t holidays. They’re challenging and life-changing. If you’ve got the motivation and dedication to make a difference, we want to hear from you.
Gili Shark & Marine Conservation project is a small grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to marine and land conservation throughout the Gili Matra Marine Reserve in Indonesia through scientific research and data collection.
Frontier has over 300 projects in countries throughout Africa, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia, giving you unlimited adventures and excursions in beautiful locations.
Over 150 projects across 27 countries in Asia, Africa & Latin America. Choose to volunteer or intern from two weeks to six months in the fields of: wildlife and environmental conservation, medical and health, community projects, NGO and business development, sports, teaching and education.
Timberline Academy is a full-service outdoor adventure school offering unique Gap Year experiences in Banff National Park. Timberline clients engage in skills training programs related to ski/snowboard instruction, mountain rescue, wilderness first aid, avalanche safety and are able to earn industry certifications and university/college credits in the process.
The British Exploring Society organises challenging and inspirational expeditions to remote, wild environments around the world. Expeditions involve a mixture of adventurous activities, environmental projects, trekking and wildlife.
Learn to build in Patagonia. We offer a 4 year course or just one semester. Magical, intense, super fun and rewarding, all on a 100,000 acre ranch. Study, work and live in a community. From horse riding to building onsite. Estancia Ranquilco is an organic, rustic green house on a beautful lake. Vamos! Visit their website
Types of Adventure Gap Years
Extreme Sports, Jungle Safaris & White Water Rafting
Whatever you plan to do on your year out, add a little spice to your travel plans, find out about gap year activities to get your adrenalin racing right here. From scuba diving among beautiful coral reefs to bungee jumping in amazing locations, or white water rafting down awe-inspiring canyons, from trekking across vast continents to exploring villages in the jungle or guiding safaris, your gap year is a perfect time for an adventure. Grab your chance of the experience of a lifetime!
Adrenalin Experiences & Worldwide Challenges
Why not squeeze in a charity challenge on your gap year abroad? Charity challenges often take place in some of the most beautiful countries in the world and involve extreme sports requiring superb levels of fitness too. Extreme or not, the challenges could easily be incorporated into your holiday abroad. Many people book a couple of weeks sailing around the Greek Islands, or trekking up to the Everest base camp, while on their year out so if there’s an adventure you’ve always wanted to do, now is the time! Whether you’re doing it and raising money for charity or not, the activities you could sign up for range from walking (or running) the Great Wall of China, sky diving in Australia, trekking the volcanoes in Reykjavik, Iceland, mountain biking across the Atlas mountains in Marrakesh, Morocco, or even a trek across the Sahara desert, any of the above trips can make you catch your breathe in delight and awe.