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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

 
Pure Exploration – Immersive Adventure Travel Experts

Pure Exploration - Immersive Adventure Travel Experts

Global leaders in experiential travel and adventure education, our world-wide program destinations have been carefully chosen to challenge and inspire, and the immersive ‘learn to self-lead’ structure of the programs provide a wonderful space to gain confidence, focus on what’s important, and even find future career paths. Hike, climb, camp and explore beyond the beaten track in New Zealand, Patagonia, Nepal, Africa, Central & South America.

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Raleigh International

Raleigh International

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.

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Oasis Overland

Oasis Overland

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!

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Pod Volunteer

Pod Volunteer

Volunteer at an award winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical and supported projects at animal sanctuaries, conservation and community initiatives around the world. The expert and friendly Pod Volunteer team are here to help you and have all volunteered themselves!

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EA Ski & Snowboard

EA Ski & Snowboard

Want to work as a ski or snowboard instructor? EA Ski & Snowboard are now recruiting intermediate to advanced skiers and snowboarders to join them on one of their instructor internship courses. Choose from more than 30 locations across Canada, Japan, USA, Switzerland and New Zealand to learn, earn and play this winter. Get a guaranteed paid job offer, gain an international qualification and receive world-class training. Visit our website to see if you qualify for an EA course and start planning your next adventure.

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Kaya Responsible Travel

Kaya Responsible Travel

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.

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African Conservation Experience

African Conservation Experience

African Conservation Experience provide all ages with the opportunity to work alongside experienced zoologists, conservationists, wildlife vets and reserve managers In southern Africa.

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Gili Shark & Marine Conservation project

Gili Shark & Marine Conservation project

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.

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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.

 
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