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The Ultimate Bucket List

Okay, deep breath. This is the gap year to end all gap years. It covers EVERYTHING. Imagine the stories, imagine the adventures… you should probably start saving.

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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 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...

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...

Environmental Conservation in Peru

from £1,430.00

14 - 70 days

For conservation enthusiasts, the chance to volunteer in the Peruvian Rainforest will open your eyes to new set of realities...

Southeast Asia’s Biggest Adventure – Do the Lot!

from £1,620.00

40 - 365 days

Do the Lot! The ultimate flexible hop-on, hop-off guided travel pass offering a fun and hassle-free way travel to Thailand,...

Gorillas & Gameparks

from £695.00

19 days

See awesome wildlife including Mountain Gorillas in their natural environment or if you want an adrenaline rush, try quad biking...

Physician’s Assistant Internships in Peru

from £395.00

14 - 168 days

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

Marketing & Media Internships in Bali

from £1,050.00

56 - 168 days

The Indonesian island of Bali is known for stunning scenery, diverse arts and vibrant culture. As an internship destination, Bali...

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Complete Iceland

from £1,869.15

Iceland

It’s a pretty big boast to claim a nine-day tour as being “complete,” but just wait until you see what...

Cycle Tanzania

from £2,460.00

Tanzania, United Republic of

Brimming with mighty predators and birds, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are must-visits for any Tanzania trip, but safaris are...

All American Outdoors

from £3,749.00

Mother Nature fans, step right up. Boy, do we have a treat in store for you! Forget city slicking –...

Jakarta to Ubud

from £1,207.00

Indonesia

Don’t be fooled into thinking Indonesia is ‘just another island getaway’, because the scale of experiences you’ll have in this...

The Canal du Midi (Castelnaudary to Homps)

from £1,375.00

France

Enjoy a relaxing, peaceful slice of French life on this comfortable journey down the Canal du Midi in the Aude...

Okavango Experience

from £885.00

Botswana

Enter an aquatic wonderland on this adventure through south-east Africa's iconic waterfalls, rivers and inland waterways. Marvel at the crashing...

Vietnam Traveller

from £501.00

VietNOM! As you slink from old-world Hanoi to ancient Hue and on to pretty Hoi An, beachy Nha Trang and...

Antarctic Explorer from Ushuaia 12 day

from £8,025.01

Experience an adventure tour of Antarctica and explore the unique conditions at the end of the Earth. Embark from Tierra...

Winter Spree

from £1,429.00

Immerse yourself in the true spirit of the chilly season as you embark on a journey through some of Europe’s...

Budapest plus the Danube Flow

from £3,169.00

13 - 19 days

Germany

Beginning in Prague and ending in Regensburg, with a little taste of Vienna and Krakow in between, this is a...

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