Gap Year expedition holidays and tours, 2015 and 2016

For the real adventurers amongst you – who want to travel for longer and as far as the eye can see, make a positive impact on a destination and spend some time volunteering – this gap year expeditions page will be invaluable. Find our hand picked, responsible gap year expeditions from specialist gap year tour operators for an expedition you’ll never forget!

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Transatlantic sailing and marine conservation tour
Sail U.K. to the Caribbean on a tall ship, from £5250 (10 weeks) ex flights
Gap year community volunteering project in Uganda
5 week Community Volunteer project in rural Uganda, from £1645 (5 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Ecuador
Work on a wide range of vital projects in Ecuador, from £1795 (4 weeks) ex flights
Community adult volunteering in South Africa
Full cultural immersion bespoke volunteering in South Africa, from £658 (7 days) ex flights
Gap Year volunteering with children in Kerala, India
Enjoy travel, adventure and volunteer work in Kolkata, from £500 (14 days) ex flights
Uganda volunteering projects, Bwindi National Park
Meaningful travel through impactful volunteering in Africa, from £995 - £3590 (16 weeks) ex flights

4 reviews for Gap Year expedition holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Gap Year expedition holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Uganda volunteering projects, Bwindi National Park
The most memorable part of the holiday was being in a community without feeling like an outsider. Everyone was willing to help and also be open about their lives. I loved everything about the experience. (more)Christina Hanazawa
The most memorable parts were the women I met and worked with as a volunteer in Uganda. The women were strong, resilient, courageous, determined and inspirational. They were also welcoming of a white woman from Australia - making me feel one of them as we walked or sat in a circle to meet and explore opportunities. (more)Cheryl Phillips
Our two weeks voluntary work in Uganda flew by with so many highlights, it is impossible to name even a few. The people, their positive attitudes and their willingness to learn, the scenery and of course the gorillas. (more)Jennifer Soddy
From £995 - £3590 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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