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Gap Year expedition holidays and tours, 2014 and 2015

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!
Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Safaris, beaches, pyramids and rafting, from £2750 (17 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 community volunteering project in South Africa
5 week Community Volunteer Project in rural South Africa, from £1645 (5 weeks) ex flights
Gap Year volunteering with children in Kerala, India
Enjoy travel, adventure and volunteer work in Kolkata, from £500 (14 days) ex flights
Gap year community volunteering project in Uganda
5 week Community Volunteer project in rural Uganda, from £1645 (5 weeks) ex flights
Transatlantic sailing and marine conservation tour
Sail U.K. to the Caribbean on a tall ship, from £5250 (10 weeks) ex flights
Health care volunteering in Cambodia
Volunteer on our Healthcare Outreach Programme in Cambodia, from £695 (14 days) ex flights
Tanzania gap year expedition
Help repair classrooms in Tanzania, from £1650 - £2995 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Kenya
Take time for yourself to see what the world, from £1710 - £3140 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Ecuador
Work on a wide range of vital projects in Ecuador, from £1795 (4 weeks) ex flights
Gap year volunteer teaching in Thailand
5week Community Volunteer project in rural northern Thailand, from £1645 (5 weeks) ex flights
Hospitality internships in India
Fantastic hospitality internship in India, from £995 (14 days) ex flights
Kenya Coast community volunteering project
Community volunteering and adventure on the Kenya coast, from £1645 (5 weeks) ex flights
Gap year expedition in Borneo
Discover and help to preserve the beautiful island of Borneo, from £1595 (4 weeks) ex flights
Uganda volunteering projects, Bwindi National Park
Tailored skills-based volunteer opportunity in Uganda, from £995 (14 days) ex flights

6 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 responsibletravel.com. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Cairo to Cape Town overland tour
Very good for the adventurous and independent type! (more)Ferry Lubis
Seeing Victoria Falls and all the wildlife in Africa was the most memorable part of the holiday...Fantastic. (more)Andrew Service
From £2750 excluding flights
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 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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