This year, the emphasis is on big experiences in small time spans. Whatever stage in life they are at, be it fresh out of college, straight from uni, or in between jobs, future gappers are looking to cram as much as possible in to the shortest space of time. And because Real Gap Experience wants to help ensure that gappers get the whole cake and eat it too, 18 new trips have been designed, with sprinkles and cherries on top.
Many of the new trips are based on 4 week durations, span 3 or more different destinations, and include professional tour guides to ensure that the best bits (both on and off the tourist trail) are not missed.
Real Gap Experience’s gap experts have worked hard to ensure that the trips offer an attractive balance of fun, adventure, culture and even a bit of hard work, so that all gappers will return home with travel credentials to impress any future employer.
New trips on offer: Botswana Experience; Jakarta to Ubud; Tanzania experience; Bangkok to Bali; Ghana Experience; Ghana Teaching Volunteering; Ghana Childcare Volunteering; Namibia Medical Internship; Japan Paid Work; Delhi to Kathmandu; Nepal Experience; Sri Lanka Experience; Sri Lanka Elephant and Community Volunteers; Scenic Vietnam; Vietnam Childcare Volunteers; Australia Internship; Peru Inca Trail Experience.
This is the perfect trip to get a real taste of Nepal, combining culture with adventure. It includes sightseeing in World Heritage sites; Kathmandu and Chitwan National Park, as well as the stunning Himalayan region of Pokhara. To ease travellers into this amazing culture the first few days will include language lessons, cultural information and some sightseeing of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu.
After a few days of orientation in Kathmandu the adventure starts outside of the city, with a day and half of white water rafting on the Trisuli River, followed by a night under the stars camping on the banks of the river. An elephant safari in Chitwan National park is next on the agenda, and may include a chance to see the One-horned Rhino and probably a few monkeys too. While in Chitwan, travellers will also get to go on a jungle walk and see the cultural side to the area with a Tharu Cultural Dance.
Heading out of Chitwan and on to Pokhara, an amazing mountain experience awaits; 5 days trekking in the Annapurna region of the Himalayan Mountains, heading as high as 3600 metres. During the trek the Tamang culture will come alive and travellers will revell in the opportunity to stay in the traditional tea houses en-route, before heading to Pokhara and volunteering in the community.
Price start from £1,199 per person, land only for 28 days, including: all accommodation (tents, guest house, traditional tea house and home-stay); some meals (Breakfast x 25, Lunch x 15, Dinner x 16); airport transfers; white water rafting; language lessons; 5 day Annapurna trek; professional tour guide and 24 hour support. For more information visit www.realgap.co.uk or call 01892 516164