Gap year ideas vacations

Finding the right destination, activity and time is crucial for committing yourself to a year off work or education and if you're looking for gap year ideas & vacations then you've most definitely come to the right place. Malawi, Brazil, Chile and Peru all need your help and assistance within some incredibly worthwhile projects and workplaces so if you want to further your mind, your body and your CV then get your gap year started as you mean to go on.

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Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants in South Africa

Volunteer with elephants on the stunning Garden Route
From 1,395 21 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you, all year round
Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Thailand wildlife sanctuary volunteering holiday

Volunteering break at a wildlife sanctuary in Thailand
From 920 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This project can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children & animals in South Africa

Volunteer with children and wild animals in South Africa.
From 550 to 3,990 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteering Thailand, wildlife rescue centre

Volunteering Thailand, wildlife rescue centre

Work with rescued tropical animals such as monkeys and bears
From 695 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: Placements last from 1-12 weeks and can start on any date throughout the year
There is still time to join our team in Thailand and care for animals in need. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
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Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour

Nairobi to Cape Town overland tour

Discover the incredible landscapes and cultures of Africa
From 2,475 to 2,595 56 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 28 Mar, 27 May, 29 Jul, 9 Sep, 14 Oct, 26 Nov
Tanzania volunteering projects

Tanzania volunteering projects

Have fun by helping people help themselves
From 700 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 28 Jul, 4 Aug, 11 Aug, 18 Aug, 7 Oct, 21 Oct
Wildlife rescue volunteering in Costa Rica

Wildlife rescue volunteering in Costa Rica

Assist caring for rescued animals in Costa Rica
From 745 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Our team in Costa Rica are looking for volunteers to help care for animals at a tropical wildlife sanctuary in the next few months. Flexible and free date changes personal support from our friendly team!
Elephant conservation vacation, Cambodia

Elephant conservation vacation, Cambodia

Volunteer with rescued Asian elephants
From 1,245 14 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec, 16 Dec, 30 Dec
2024: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 20 Apr, 4 May, 18 May, 1 Jun, 15 Jun, 29 Jun, 13 Jul, 27 Jul, 10 Aug, 24 Aug, 7 Sep, 21 Sep, 5 Oct, 19 Oct, 2 Nov, 16 Nov, 30 Nov, 14 Dec, 28 Dec
There is still space for volunteers to join our team in Cambodia to help provide a safe haven for the elephants! Flexible and free date changes too.
Malawi wildlife sanctuary volunteering vacation

Malawi wildlife sanctuary volunteering vacation

Volunteer at Africa's top wildlife sanctuary
From 1,370 to 4,350 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: Departures can be arranged at anytime to suit you
Thailand marine conservation and diving holiday

Thailand marine conservation and diving holiday

Diving and marine conservation on a beautiful Thai island
From 1,570 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This project can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Jungle conservation & research, Peru

Jungle conservation & research, Peru

Jungle conservation and research project in the Amazon
From 1,595 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 24 Apr, 22 May, 19 Jun, 17 Jul, 14 Aug, 11 Sep, 9 Oct, 6 Nov, 4 Dec
2024: 1 Jan, 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 25 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May, 17 Jun, 15 Jul, 12 Aug, 9 Sep, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec
Community healthcare volunteering, South Africa

Community healthcare volunteering, South Africa

Help local communities in & around Cape Town
From 840 to 875 7 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 8 Apr, 22 Apr, 6 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 17 Jun, 1 Jul, 15 Jul, 29 Jul, 12 Aug, 26 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 2 Dec
Harnas wildlife sanctuary volunteering, Namibia

Harnas wildlife sanctuary volunteering, Namibia

Care for rescued wildlife in Namibia
From 995 to 5,395 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 3 Apr, 10 Apr, 17 Apr, 24 Apr, 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 3 Jul, 10 Jul, 17 Jul, 24 Jul, 31 Jul, 7 Aug, 14 Aug, 21 Aug, 28 Aug, 4 Sep, 11 Sep, 18 Sep, 25 Sep, 2 Oct, 9 Oct, 16 Oct, 23 Oct, 30 Oct, 6 Nov, 13 Nov, 20 Nov, 27 Nov, 4 Dec, 11 Dec, 18 Dec, 25 Dec
2024: 1 Jan, 8 Jan, 15 Jan, 22 Jan, 29 Jan, 5 Feb, 12 Feb, 19 Feb, 26 Feb, 4 Mar, 11 Mar, 18 Mar, 25 Mar, 1 Apr, 8 Apr ...
Volunteering with elephants in Thailand

Volunteering with elephants in Thailand

Travel to Chiang Mai Province & volunteer with elephants
From 1,695 to 4,395 12 weeks ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 1 Apr, 15 Apr, 29 Apr, 13 May, 27 May, 10 Jun, 24 Jun, 8 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov
Responsible Travel, Travel Team

Travel Team

If you would like some help or advice, or just want to discuss your ideas for your next trip, do give us a call.
1-866-821-6866
Call toll free
Calling from outside the USA
Cape Town to Cairo overland tour

Cape Town to Cairo overland tour

Epic adventure up the eastern side of Africa
From 4,995 to 5,995 124 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 1 May
2024: 29 Apr
2025: 28 Apr
OO Nairobi to Cairo overland tour

OO Nairobi to Cairo overland tour

Cross deserts, rivers and mountains of ancient Africa
From 3,295 to 3,695 64 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2023: 30 Jun
2024: 28 Jun
2025: 27 Jun
Malawi conservation research experience

Malawi conservation research experience

2-12weeks exploring and researching the Wild Heart of Africa
From 1,370 to 4,350 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Caribbean coral reef conservation in Carriacou

Caribbean coral reef conservation in Carriacou

Marine Conservation in the heart of the Caribbean!
From US $1,700 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This project is available to start between May and September
New Zealand conservation volunteering

New Zealand conservation volunteering

Enjoy helping with conservation in beautiful New Zealand
From 699 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Ecuador wildlife sanctuary volunteering

Ecuador wildlife sanctuary volunteering

Volunteer with amazing Amazonian wildlife in a jungle haven
From 950 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Costa Rica turtle conservation experience

Costa Rica turtle conservation experience

Help protect turtles by volunteering in Costa Rica!
From 795 to 4,095 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This project can be joined any day between August - December
Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Veterinary internship in Chintsa, South Africa

Hands-on veterinary experience in game reserves and farms
From 1,999 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
South Africa game ranger course

South Africa game ranger course

Get your game ranger qualification working with wildlife
From 3,600 8 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer at a lion sanctuary in South Africa

Volunteer helping with rescued big cats in Africa
From 1,495 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailormade to suit your requirements, throughout the year
Sports coaching in South Africa

Sports coaching in South Africa

Coach your favourite sport & inspire disadvantaged children
From 995 4 weeks ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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