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


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

Flanked by the Pacific to its west and the Caribbean Sea to its east, Costa Rica is a rugged and beautiful gem in the heart of Central America. Roughly a quarter of the country is covered by dense and protected jungle, teeming with wildlife from howler monkeys to jaguar. Although the capital San Jose is well known for its array … Read More

What is the Coronavirus You will no doubt have seen a lot of coverage recently about the novel coronavirus. The new strain of the virus which emerged in Wuhan, China, in January is being called COVID-19 and as this is a new strain of the virus there is not much known about it and therefore the World Health Organisation, governments, … Read More

Many of you booked or planning to travel this year will no doubt have concerns about the Coronavirus and how it may affect your travel. The purpose of this letter is to update you on how Gapforce is responding to the situation.   First of all, as of today there is no impact on any of our planned trips. However, … Read More

Safety and customer satisfaction are our guiding principals at Gapforce and we are delighted to share the news that we have recently passed an external assessment of our operating standards, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to both safety and good practice. Understanding Risk In order to mitigate risk, it is first of all important to understand it. Ventures that include adventurous … Read More

Hot on the heels of our recent award as Top rated Gap Year Provider 2019 by, I am delighted to share some more exciting news that we have won a second award for our work in 2019. This time the Community Choice Award for the Top Tour Provider of 2019 in the orgnisation category from Go Overseas: “Winners of … Read More