Gap Year Expeditions

Volunteering expeditions & adventure

You might think that any kind of travel adventure is a gap year expedition of sorts, but it can also be used to describe a specific kind of journey: one that immerses you fully in an unfamiliar culture or environment, sees you work closely with a team, and presents a real physical or mental challenge. Volunteer expeditions are certainly not a walk in the park.

Still not clear? Broadly speaking expeditions can be broken down into three categories: adventurous expeditions are, well, adventures that push your physical limits, usually having geographical start and end points; volunteering expeditions revolve around working to improve the welfare of a community in a host country, asking you to live there for an extended period of time; scientific expeditions fall somewhere in between, focusing on research and conservation projects.

This range of gap year expeditions means it’s easy to find one that suits you, whatever your goals or interests – just make sure you’re up to the challenge!

Get adventurous with these amazing expeditions


Southeast Asia Explorer with Gapforce

from £2200

28 - 56 days

Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam

From Bangkok to Halong Bay on an 8 week adventure!

South America Explore with Gapforce

from £2400

28 - 56 days


A Trek to Machu Picchu, volunteering at our jungle animal sanctuary, learn Spanish and complete important community development work.

South Africa Adventure with Gapforce

from £2200

28 days

South Africa

Your adventure starts in the Mother City – Cape Town then it's on to road trips and conservation reserves! An...

Nepal and India Adventure with Gapforce

from £2,400

28 - 56 days

India, Nepal

Join us on an amazing and diverse adventure through the lost kingdoms of Nepal and onwards to breathtaking India, including...

Fiji Marine Conservation with Gapforce

from £2500

56 days


Learn how to protect the reef, learn to become an experienced diver and weekly community visits & free time in...

Expedition Leader Training with Gapforce

from £8,200

112 days

Costa Rica, United Kingdom

Guaranteed job on graduation of this course. Learn key Survival, Leadership and Management skills on this amazing course.

Costa Rica Marine Adventure with Gapforce

from £2400

28 days

Costa Rica

Incredible landscapes, a huge diversity of wildlife and an exciting culture are only a small part of what will make...

Costa Rica and Nicaragua Expedition with Gapforce

from £2200

28 - 56 days

Costa Rica, Nicaragua

Learn exciting bushcraft techniques including fire lighting and jungle survival, conserve turtles, chill at beaches & lakes, learn Spanish and...

Australia Adventure with Gapforce

from £2400

28 - 49 days


Travel down under with us and embark on the experience of a lifetime! From exploring Oz to finding a job...

Africa Explorer with Gapforce

from £2,200

28 - 56 days

Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland

Combine wildlife and community volunteering with culture and adventure in the Rainbow nation, South Africa!

Inspiration and advice on expeditions

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