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Thai Islands: Hop, Skip & Jump

Thailand is the ultimate destination for young travellers, and the Thai Island Hop package includes a little bit of everything. Backpacker experiences don't get more classic than this!

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Awesome experiences around the world

Check out our hottest picks right now, from volunteering projects to jobs abroad to epic adventure tours. If you can’t see anything below that suits, just use the search bar below – you can filter by location and things to do. And don’t think your gap year has to be limited to one experience – the best trips include a variety!

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The Explorer’s Extravaganza

from £3,699.00

From 60 days

Feeling adventurous? You'd better be, because this is a BIG one! It involves an incredible journey from Russia overland to...

Unleashed in the East

from £4,299.00

From 32 days

This incredible adventure will transport you through China and Japan, taking in some truly amazing sights and experiences, from the...

The Ultimate Bucket List

from £11,999.00

170 days

Okay, deep breath. This is the gap year to end all gap years. It covers EVERYTHING. Imagine the stories, imagine...

The Classic Gap Year

from £6,199.00

From 70 days

This classic gap year adventure offers up the best of three of the most popular backpacking destinations in the world:...

The Eco Wanderer

from £3,699.00

From 38 days

Volunteering is a great way to make the most of your travels, and this ethically-minded package allows you to do...

Midwifery Internships in Peru

from £585.00

28 - 168 days

Based in the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, affordable internships in Cusco offer something for everyone!

Intern in Journalism in Chile

from £4,800.00

40 - 180 days

Get ahead in the competitive world of journalism and media by pursuing an internship in Chile. Launch your career while...

PR and Marketing Internships in Bangkok

from £2,000.00

30 - 180 days

Learn from successful PR & Marketing professionals in one of Asia's most influential countries, Thailand. Launch your career while discovering...

Orangutan and Tribes Volunteering

from £1,095.00

13 days

Become immersed in tribal life, whilst working towards the conservation of magnificent orangutans on this volunteer project in the heart...

Hiking and Trip Leading at Camp

from £649.00

63 days

Hike and lead trips in the USA at one of over 500 summer camps with children of all ages. Gain...

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Africa Encompassed Northbound

from £6,450.00

Namibia

Venture out and witness vast landscapes, natural wonders, towns rich in cultural traditions and modern cities humming with life on...

Cape Leveque and the Kimberley Coast (Basix)

from £455.00

Australia

A stunning composition of ochre-coloured earth and aquamarine waters, the Dampier Peninsula is one of the most spectacular coastal environments...

The Seine Experience

from £2,399.00

7 - 7 days

France

Life is always just a little bit finer in France. Exquisite foods, adventures inspired by the world's greatest artists, brushes...

Sri Lanka on a Shoestring

from £662.15

Sri Lanka

Get yourself to a destination that's long been a culture-loving backpacker's dream, on this affordable 12-day whirlwind tour of central...

Dubrovnik to Athens

from £1,588.00

Greece

This adventure combines the must-sees of the Balkan region and the lesser-known glories of Macedonia and Albania to create the...

Budapest to Venice

from £1,795.00

Hungary

Experience the many charms of eastern Europe and Italy – from the hearty cuisine of Hungary to the glamorous beaches...

New Zealand Adventure Southbound (ex Auckland)

from £4,235.00

New Zealand

Explore and experience New Zealand to the fullest, from the secluded beaches and volcanic craters of the north to the...

Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trekking

from £1,061.65

Peru

The ultimate adventure for altitude junkies with a love of history, this challenging 12-day journey snakes its way between the...

Peru Multisport

from £1,495.20

Peru

How do you improve a trip that already includes the Sacred Valley, the Inca Trail and Lake Titicaca? Throw in...

Russia Expedition – Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders

from £2,350.00

Russian Federation

There are expeditions and then there are expeditions; this trip, to the far reaches of Russia, definitely falls into the...

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