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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...

Big Cat Wildlife Research

from £1,264.00

14 - 84 days

Assist in the conservation efforts of the Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya's Masai Mara Reserve by monitoring wildlife and conducting important...

Erasmus Plus Dublin

from £0.00

90 days

Earn a level 3 qualification in Social Media, Hospitality Leadership or Teaching English as a Foreign Language, in Ireland, as...

Work at Whistler’s Tube Park

from £2,495.00

150 - 150 days

Work for Whistler Blackcomb as a Tube Part Assistant this winter with Oyster Worldwide.

Volunteer with Children in Nepal

from £945.00

14 days

Travel to the Nepali city of Pokhara and volunteer alongside an international team in a care centre or children's home,...

Legendary New Zealand Tour

from £2,005.00

21 days

From Auckland, we make our way down the beautiful and volcanic North Island to the capital, Wellington, before catching a...

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Lima to Rio

from £5,426.00

Peru

On your marks, get set, go! This incredible Overland adventure from Lima to Rio will blow your mind. Enjoy the...

Spain & Portugal Real Food Adventure

from £3,495.00

Spain

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of northern Spain and Portugal on this food-led adventure. Immerse yourself in culture, history...

Naples Pizza Adventure

from £439.00

Italy

For most people, pizza is something that gets delivered to them. Real pizza obsessives deliver themselves to Naples, the birthplace...

Bite-size Break Bangkok

from £320.00

Thailand

Take a bite out of Bangkok on this culinary spree through the bustling city. Sample famous pork satay sticks, amble...

Cambodia & Vietnam Experience

from £1,143.00

From the cool calm of rural villages to the steaming chaos of thriving cities, experience the diversity of Thailand, Cambodia...

Italian Lakes: Hike, Bike & Kayak

from £1,331.00

Italy

Stroll the forested paths around Lakes Como and Garda, unwind through the Dolomite highlands and just keep whetting and sating...

The Road to Delhi

from £785.00

India

Embrace your inner hippy in Kathmandu, search for wildlife in Chitwan, check out Buddha’s hometown, fall in love with Varanasi,...

Bali & Lombok Adventure

from £1,164.00

Indonesia

Get ready for a magical getaway on the picturesque Islands of Indonesia on this tropical adventure. Travel through Bali and...

Absolute Egypt

Egypt

Dig deep and discover the riches of Egypt's geography, culture and, of course, archaeology, on this epic adventure. Step into...

Experience Nepal

from £697.00

Nepal

Capture the spirit of Nepal on this 10-day journey, beginning and ending in the country’s vibrant capital. Trek through changing...

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