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

Can you Travel and Reduce your Carbon Footprint?

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

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

Expedition leader training

Know Before You Go: FAQS, Expedition Leader Training

Program: Expedition Leader Training Location: UK, Costa Rica, Panama Duration: 16 weeks   The Expedition Leader Training Course has a lot of moving parts and a huge number of important considerations, and the build-up to such an adventurous undertaking can seem daunting and fraught with uncertainty. Here we’ve put together our answers to seven of participants’ most frequently asked questions, … Read More