Looking for gap trip inspiration? Take a look at our 10 most popular programmes over the last year. Where will your adventure take you?
We launched our amazing Healthcare Volunteering programme in Kenya in 2011 and since then over 175 dedicated healthcare professionals have travelled with us, helping to deliver essential medical care to over 27,000 people.
We have had so much support for this incredible programme, we’ve launched an additional departure date in 2018. If you are a medical professional and want to apply your skills and knowledge in a challenging but hugely rewarding environment, click here for more programme details.
South America continues to be one of our destinations, and it’s easy to see why.
From the Amazon Rainforest to Inca ruins, Andean peaks and the natural wonderland of the Galapagos islands – South America offers some pretty spectacular travel experiences.
Our 3-month trip gives you the chance to experience the very best that Ecuador and Peru have to offer. You’ll live and work alongside local communities in 4 of our incredible camps locations, which will take you from the edge of the mighty Colca Canyon in Peru to the heart of the Ecuadorian rainforest at Camp Amazonia.
Based on the shores of the stunning Lake Titicaca, this 1-month programme offers you the chance to become fully immersed in Peruvian cultures as you work with rural communities on valuable projects. The remoteness of the area means local people receive little or no support, so your work here will be vital in improving community facilities and school classrooms.
You’ll also get the chance to explore the vibrant cities of Cusco and Arequipa and complete your trip with a once in a lifetime adventure on a 4 day trek to the unmissable Machu Picchu.
Rich in culture and beautiful surroundings, experience the hidden treasures of Borneo and Cambodia on this 2-month adventure. Living alongside some of the warmest and friendliest communities you will meet, you’ll really feel part of the community as you help to support them through a variety of community initiatives.
Away from the crowds in South East Asia’s busiest spots, you’ll experience authentic rural village life staying in our traditional longhouse camps, and real cultural exchange living and working with local people.
Mighty mountains, deep canyons, bustling cities, floating villages, vast lakes and Machu Picchu. Need we say more? This 2-month programme is an adventure-lover’s dream with an action-packed itinerary including the Cruz del Condor trek along the Colca Canyon and the 4-day trek on the Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu. Aside from exploring these incredible landscapes, you’ll be getting involved in a range of programmes focused on improving education in the local communities.
Our Hospital Outreach programme is designed for inspiring medical professionals who want expand their skills and make a real difference to people in one of the poorest areas of Kenya. Volunteers from various backgrounds provide much needed support to the drastically under-staffed Msambweni Hospital. It’s a challenging programme, but you’ll get a huge amount from your time – gaining an insight into hospital life in rural Kenya, sharing expertise with local staff and developing new strategies and ways of thinking.
After all your hard work, there’s also plenty of downtime to enjoy your amazing surroundings relaxing at camp based in the breath-taking Shimba Hills. Enjoy a day relaxing at the beautiful Diani Beach and embark upon an exciting safari adventure in one of Kenya’s largest national parks for the ultimate African wildlife experience.
The remote tropical island of Mantanani is one of our most picturesque camps locations and remains a firm favourite with our volunteers. On this programme, you’ll spend 2 weeks helping to support the isolated communities who live on Mantanani through developing community amenities. After working hard on projects all day, you can relax at the beach camp in the evenings, watching the sunset over the pristine white sands and turquoise sea.
Tick off some of Asia’s top bucket-list adventures on our 3-month Borneo and Cambodia programme. You’ll get to experience the diverse environments of these two fascinating countries – from hanging with the orangutans in the deep jungles of Borneo, to its tropical coastlines; the rural villages of Cambodia to its bustling culture-filled cities and the unmissable temples of Angkor Wat.
A 3-month programme gives you the opportunity to make a real impact and get involved in a wide range of community, environment and wildlife projects.
Home to a host of amazing wildlife including orangutans, pygmy elephants, sun bears and proboscis monkeys, the Bornean jungle is the perfect destination for wildlife lovers. Embark on an adventurous trek through the jungle, camp in your hammock underneath the tree canopy and get up close and personal with the jungle wildlife as you learn about conservation efforts in the area.
Our Borneo Jungle programme focuses on protecting this precious environment through conservation initiatives such as seed collection, tree planting and wildlife monitoring. You’ll also support the remote villages in the region, improving the water supply systems and renovating the kindergarten for the local children.
For the ultimate Africa experience, our 3-month programme gives you a real insight into East African culture and the opportunity to make the maximum impact on the communities you’ll be living and working with. You’ll split your time evenly between our two Kenyan camps, giving you the chance to experience two different parts of this amazing country.
Camp Tsavo is nestled between two national parks, offering a taste of life in the real African wilderness and setting the scene for some spectacular wildlife encounters as you head out on safari. Camp Muhaka is located right in the heart of a rural village, where you can get involved in all aspects of daily life in the community – be prepared for the local children to steal your heart.
We hope this has helped to kick-start your travel inspiration. Which of these awesome programmes excites you the most? If you’d like to view our full range of trips, click here. Don’t forget you can secure your place with just a 10% deposit.