Educational School Group Expeditions

Gapforce run school and university trips throughout the world - providing life-changing educational experiences to schools and colleges in the UK, USA and Asia.

Our Expedition Leaders and year-round gap year programs situated throughout the world mean that we have a permanent base in many countries and our professionally trained staff have local knowledge and advanced program suggestions for your subject-specific school trips.

You can suggest a location or select one of our own locations. Wherever you chose to base your school trip you will always receive the same high levels of service from you own dedicated Gapforce Team.

What an outstanding ten days we had in Tanzania. From the moment we arrived in Arusha to the moment we left, everything was exceptionally well planned and executed. The organisation put into place by Gapforce was exemplary
I.M Head of Biology, Cheltenham Ladies College

Some example programs:

Costa Rica

With one of the highest densities of Bio-diversity in the world it’s a fantastic trip for those budding biologist.

We can include in a 10-14 days trip: Customs and culture activities in the vibrant capital San Jose, Arenal Volcano tour and study project, cloud zip lining, white water wafting, horse riding, volcanic mud spa, canoeing, or turtle conservation project, National park guided tour, diving and marine conservation on a Government approved conservation program. Price from £1,600 per person for every 8 students and teacher goes free and more.

Galapagos Islands

It is almost impossible to exaggerate the sheer spectacle of the place that provided inspiration for Charles Darwin’s ground breaking theory of natural selection.

Spend 3 nights in the city of Quito exploring UNESCO world heritage sites, national parks and monuments, Charles Darwin research station, Tortuga bay located on the Santa Cruz Island. Price from- £1,700 for every 8 students a teacher goes free.


Morocco is a low cost high experience destination for either adventure tours or tailor made educational study. Visiting the famous Atlas Mountains, Draa valley on the edge of the Sahara desert with a local NGO program we have worked with for over 5 years. Alternatively, try an adventure option. Undertake a hike to North Africa hugest Mountain, then explore world largest desert and complete with a marine discovery experience. Prices from £900 per person for every 8 students a teacher goes free.

For more options, click top right to request our brochure or request a call back from one of our experienced Educational Group Managers.

Group reviews


What an outstanding 10 days we had in Tanzania. From the moment we arrived in Arusha to the moment we left everything was exceptionally well planned and executed. The organisation put into place by Gapforce was exemplary; every activity was well thought out. Having two Gapforce staff members on the ground in Tanzania was superb because they were familiar with the local customs and the language.

Furthermore, they were more than willing to change arrangements at the last minute and accommodate our requirements. The staff in the London office was a dream to deal with- always approachable, easy to communicate with and highly accommodating.

The range of activities organised for us were of a wide range and suited then needs and requests of everyone. From walking transects, to the Maasai cultural experience, visiting the orphanage and the tree days of safaris, I would certainly recommend Gapforce to anyone planning to visit beautiful Tanzania.

I M. Head of Biology, Cheltenham Ladies College


The Belize expedition was exciting, unique and life changing

C. G. Head of Biology, George Watson School


Morocco was fantastic, thanks so much for all the help and support given by Gapforce in the lead up to the trip, as well as the leadership given by Madoc and the Support of Vicky when we were out there. The students had an amazing time and are buzzing about it still

W. S. Head of Geography, Larkmead school


We have just returned from our school trip to Ecuador and wanted to write to let you know what a fantastic experience we had. The pupils gained so much from all aspects of the itinerary and they have literally raved about it all the way home- Thats 30 hours of non- stop talking from some of them! Thanks again and we look forward to working with you again in the future

A. J. Teacher, Bryn Hafren school

Ba Kalalan

The expedition was excellent. Ben was a great leader, full of enthusiasm and the project in Ba Kalalan was exactly what we were looking for, both remote and meaningful

G. D. Teacher, Royal Grammar School, Newcastle


The trip was fantastic - Stefan and Charlie were brilliant. At times I felt as though I should be doing more as, with them on the trip, everything just happened!

One of the highlights was the 'Zomsa Laundromatte Cafe' where we had all of our meals in Mcleodganj - it was run by a Dowa who really looked after us and over the week cooked us all the classics of Tibetan food. I'd definitely go back there.

D. M. Teacher, Ardingly School