Guess what: a gap year doesn't have to literally last for a year! Many backpackers have no interest in disappearing for endless weeks and months so instead opt for what we call 'short gaps', which generally last from about three weeks to about three months. Think of them like extended holidays or sabaticals rather than epic adventures.
Short gaps are ideal for those at uni who have long summers to fill, or for people who want to take short career breaks. One of the best things about travel is that it has a way of (seemingly) slowing time down, meaning three weeks on the road feels like three months of normal time, and three months on the road seems like, well, forever!
We have lots of short adventures from regions and countries all over the world to choose from. Use the links on the left side to break your options down into certain locations.
Venture to the wonderful cities, cultures and landscapes of Portugal and Spain, and beyond - with a stunning segue to the North African nation of Morocco!
We don’t know how many bicycles there are in Bangkok, but we are sure they’re one of the best ways to see the city and to make sure you get a completely different experience there.
This Kathmandu tour not only shows you the markets, squares, backstreets, temples, and courtyards of Nepal’s capital but also includes a visit to a family home for a Nepalese-style lunch.
Gorge yourself on tapas, witness Flamenco in its spiritual home. Then head over into Lagos with its beaches and awesome nightlife before venturing further into Morocco and back again.
Short on time? Not keen on sweating it out on the Inca Trail? Then join this Cusco tour to perform a major lifehack on your Peru travel plans.
Starting Sydney-side, wild life & wild nights await you on the Aussie East Coast!
Seven countries in ten days...sounds like a tour for people who know what they want and don’t have time to wait around for it! This is a great introduction to Europe for first timers.
Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, gaze out across Victoria Falls, search for rhinos, observe wildlife from a 4x4 in Matobo National Park, witness Shangaan traditions and discover Zimbabwe.
Experience everything Peru has to offer, from ancient Inca ruins to delicious Pisco Sours. For an intro to Peru, this trip has it all!
Arrive in Nairobi and tour through Ngorongoro, Zanzibar, Irima & Lake Malawi to name just a few, spot the ’Big 5’ in Kruger National Park, volunteer with lions, cheetahs & giraffes.