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.
Sleep in a swag under the night sky, spearfish and cook what you catch, make your own Aboriginal artwork, learn about life in remote communities with a local, explore coastal rainforests.
The slave trade may have been abolished centuries ago, but evidence of the slave trade remains. Join this tour to see the sites which once held slaves, destined for a life on another continent.
A blast of sunshine and sea air is a legitimate antidote to stress. Add in some cycling-induced endorphins, public art and boho neighbourhoods and you’ve got yourself a winning Lima tour.
This is a trip worthy of legendary status. See the highlights of every inch of the Americas - ruins in Peru, rainforests in Costa Rica, blues in New Orleans, New York and Canadian wilds!
Get the most of Australia’s East Coast on this tour to explore and relax. Take in the crystal clear waters and the lush tropical settings of this magnificent island and coastal region.
After a taste of the wild bush and an insight into Aboriginal culture up the ’Top End’, we’ll head deep into the beautiful yet formidable Outback and what’s known as the...
Embrace your inner hippy in Kathmandu, search for tigers at Chitwan, check out Buddha’s home, fall in love with Varanasi, ogle the Taj, go bazaar mad in Jaipur and finish in Delhi.
The incredible mix of landscapes, activities, friendly people & adventure is what makes Aussie so unique. If you’re wanting a taste of it all then this is the perfect way!
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.
Australia is such an epic place to travel and work, this package lets you do both with ease. Not only does it cover your return flights to Sydney, but also completely sets you up to find employment.