What does its inclusion on the Red list mean for travel to Costa Rica? In a turbulent year for international travel, Costa Rica has been a beacon of hope for many intrepid travellers and travel providers alike. With a small population of 5 million people, Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” lifestyle offers plenty of opportunity to get active in the great … Read More

Gapforce’s new Bushcraft & Survival Challenge ran for the first time on May 31 – June 4, 2021. A member of the instructor team reports on the successful launch of the exciting wilderness skills course and the joys of getting out into the field after a year of stalled travel. It’s good to be back. It was a feeling shared … Read More

There is no hiding the fact that the past 14 months has been devastating for the travel industry. The continued uncertainty surrounding the reopening of international travel has wreaked havoc on businesses, large and small, all over the world. As a small tour operator specialising in Gap Year and Educational travel, we at Gapforce have been unable to restart any … Read More

Thanks to our wonderful customers and staff, we are delighted to announce that Gapforce has been awarded the Top Rated Gap Year provider of 2020 at Go Abroad for the second year in succession! It seems a long time since we were last able to welcome customers onto our Gap Year programs but the end of the pandemic is now … Read More

Alfie: Leader Interview

Charismatic, professional, and experienced leaders are crucial for any overseas group adventure. We are proud of our leadership team here at Gapforce, with many of our leaders having worked for us for many years and in all four corners of the globe! We are therefore excited to release a recent interview with one of our most experienced leaders: Alfie. Born and … Read More

Gapforce Gap Year programs

As restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of  Covid-19 are gradually imposed again in the UK, many countries around the world are still dealing with the worst of the pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on all our lives, and for us and our customers this has been most clearly felt in the inability to travel … Read More


As the lockdown in the UK remains, and the Foreign Office continues to advise against all non-essential travel, the Gapforce office remains closed, with a core team continuing to work from home. Many doctors have started to use Covid medical vehicles to be able to visit their patients in their homes and provide them with the necessary help that they will … Read More

Here at Gapforce we are constantly seeking ways to lessen our impact on the environment, reduce our carbon footprint and become more Eco-friendly. We are also equally determined that participants on our programs, whether they be trekking to Everest Base Camp or volunteering on a private game reserve in South Africa, contribute to a more Eco-friendly environment and make steps … Read More

Gap Year in Southern Africa

Located on the southern tip of the Africa continent lies sun soaked sandy beaches; lush, craggy mountains; and remote, serene desert dunes – South Africa teems with diversity and offers astonishing opportunity for exploration and adventure. Best things to do in South Africa Safari South Africa offers one of the finest safari destinations not only on the continent but in … Read More

A land of ancient civilisation, vibrant colour, immersive culture and stunning landscapes, Peru is one of the world’s finest adventure travel destinations. Trekking the renowned Inca Trail to the heights of Machu Picchu should be on any explorers’ bucket list, but Peru is also home to a further 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 12 National Parks, providing ample opportunity … Read More