Get ahead of the crowd this Autumn!

Get ahead of the crowd this Autumn!

Looking for Gap Year travel inspiration to beat those post summer blues? Wanting to do something truly amazing this Autumn that will also look great on your resume? Wanting to share the journey with a new group of friends? If you answered yes to any of the above, then a group travel program could be the perfect way to kick … Read More

Jade ELT Instructor

Expedition Leader Training – Is this for real?!

Hello! I’m Jade, one of the instructors on the Gapforce Expedition Leader Training course. In the 13 years that I’ve been running this course, the number one question I get asked at the start of the training is… “Is this for real?! Could this actually lead to me getting a job in the expedition industry? Can you really make a … Read More

Marine Scientist Training - Costa Rica

NEW! Coral Restoration added to our Marine Scientist Training Course

We are delighted to announce the inclusion of a new PADI Coral Restoration certification into our Marine Scientist Training Course (MST) in Costa Rica from June 2023! Our MST course is designed for people looking to get into the field of Marine Conservation, to gain valuable experience either as a way into the industry or as a platform for further … Read More

Expedition Leader Training

Exciting update to our Expedition Leader Training Course

It is with great excitement that we announce the next development in the progression of our highly respected Expedition Leader Training program. From November 2023, trainees will spend the full 12-weeks of the course in Central America! This means there is no longer the need to travel to Wales for the beginning of the course, and trainees will instead meet … Read More

Thailand Marine Conservation – artificial reefs of Koh Tao

We are excited to be able to welcome volunteers back to Thailand without any entry restrictions from 1st May 2022! With this in mind, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the vital conservation work being undertaken by our project partner on Koh Tao, and one of the many conservation initiatives our volunteers will be able to assist with as … Read More

Thailand begins to open up for international tourists!

For 15 months, Thailand has been all but closed to international tourists, a move which has been widely credited with the relatively low covid cases seen in the country since the pandemic began. However, Thailand’s economy is heavily reliant on international tourism and the Thai government has been looking at ways to safely reopen inbound travel. In an exciting first … Read More

Gap Year in Southern Africa

Backpacking South Africa: Where to find the most stunning scenery

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

Backpacking Peru: A True South American Experience

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

Backpacking in Nepal: The Best Things To Do, See and Visit

Landlocked at the roof of the world, Nepal was a land of mystery before its borders were opened to the rest of the world in the middle of the 20th Century. Now it welcomes visitors with a characteristic friendliness and charm. Although most famous for mountaineering (containing 8 out of the 10 highest peaks on Earth), there is so much … Read More