Travel options

Choosing the right transport for your trip is something you will need to get sorted before you go.

There are a huge number of options and they depend on the part of the world you are travelling to and your plans: you might simply be looking to go from A to B, or to take in some sightseeing as part of your journey.

The gap-year guidebook, available in print and on Amazon Kindle, provides detailed information about travelling by rail, road, air and sea, and includes some exciting options such as overlanding.

We'll be highlighting some exciting offers from our supporters in these pages, but please do search our database for exactly what you are looking for.

Acacia Adventure Holidays


+44 (0) 20 7706 4700

Welcome to Africa! a continent of diverse cultures, big game and thrilling activities. Of natural wonders, vast wilderness areas and big open skies. And everywhere you go, warm welcoming smiles. From the plains… read more.

Adventure Tours Australia


+61 (0)3 8102 7800

Adventure Tours is the leading small group tour operator in Australia. We're a bunch of Aussies that have been leading travellers through this big ol’ continent for the past… read more.

Pure Exploration New Zealand

New Zealand

+64 3 442 0735

Adventure Guide Internships in New Zealand Pure Exploration offer exciting 12 week outdoor adventure guiding internships in Queenstown. Featuring climbing, hiking, kayaking & much more, interns will graduate with world-recognised… read more.

AA Safaris and Tours Ltd


+256 392883831

AA Safaris and Tours Ltd is a safaris company that organizes affordable safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. All our members provide advice from first-hand experience.



01707 386700

Adagio offers holidays with character. Whether your interest is in culture, cuisine, history or sightseeing, Adagio will help you have a calm, stress-free holiday where you can move at your own pace.

Adventure Tours NZ

New Zealand

+64 9 526 2149

Adventure Tours NZ offer specialised small group nature-based tours for the active traveller on a budget. Go off the beaten track, see unique scenery and wildlife.

Adventure Travellers Club P Ltd


Offers trekking and adventure tours in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Indian regions. Includes peak climbing, jungle safaris, river rafting and much more.

Afreco Tours Ltd


+44 (0) 845 812 8222

Afreco Tours specialises in African safari ranger training and wildlife adventures - from seven days to one year.

Africa Odyssey


UK: +44 (0)20 8704 1216; USA

We are experts in travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean. We arrange memorable experiences and adventures for our clients whilst supporting eco-tourism and travel.

Africa Travel Centre


+44 (0)20 7843 3500

Africa Travel is a specialist dealing with travel to Africa, a boutique, owner-run company with personal connections.

Africa Travel Co

South Africa

+27 21 3851530

Specialists in trips around Africa ranging from three to 56 days.

African Horizons


+877 256 1074

Provides quality African travel not only to the savvy globetrotters among us but also to those who have never experienced the thrill of an African safari or wildlife tour.

AITO – Association of Independent Tour operators


+44 (0) 208 744 9280

Expert, independent tour operator specialising in offering an unrivalled collection of affordable holidays to every corner of the globe.

Alaska Heritage Tours


+1 907 777 2805

At Alaska Heritage Tours we strive to give you the best of Alaska, the way you want it - with pre-packaged Alaska vacations and itineraries. Explore Alaska's top destinations.

Alpine Exploratory


+44 (0) 1729 823197

Alpine Exploratory specialises in self-guided walking and trekking tours in Europe. Full programme of guided tours also offered, as well as bespoke holidays.



+1 800 872 7245

Operating in North America, Amtrak operates with 300+ trains a day across 21,000 miles of track. They also offers over 350 unique rail travel packages to choose from.

Andean Trails


+44 (0) 131 467 7086

Andean Trails is an owner run specialist adventure travel company organising small group tours to Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Cuba, Guyana and Patagonia.

Artstur Ltd


+44 (0)207 591 0312

Specialist in Italian Art and Culture through lectures, tours to Italy and short courses for students between Sixth Form and University.

ATG Oxford


+44 (0)1865 315678

ATG organises escorted and independent walking trips for trekkers of all abilities. Keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful scenery and breathtaking views of Europe. Relax in comfortable accommodation, enjoy tasty food and good company.

Aurora Expeditions


+61 2 9252 1033

Aurora Expeditions offer cruise expeditions to all corners of the globe. From the frozen Arctic and Antarctica to the hot savannahs of Africa, explore new landscapes and participate in exciting activities that will make your trip one to remember.

Backpacker Travel Auctions


Safari Pete can offer you directions to the best deals on tours around Australia and New Zealand.

Back-Roads Touring Company Ltd


+44 (0)208 987 0990

With over 25 years' experience in small group and tailor-made tours across the UK and Europe, Back-Roads Touring is truly the original small group touring company.

Bamboo Travel


+44 (0)20 7720 9285

Discover Asia with Bamboo Travel. Explore the local culture and see the sights with a classic holiday, or enjoy a more action-packed trip with an active and adventure holiday. Special interest trips are available for those with a particular passion, and bespoke trips can be arranged to personalise your experience. Whether you're an individual adventurer seeking new experiences, a couple looking for a romantic honeymoon or a family wanting a trip which everyone can enjoy, Bamboo has you covered.

Best Gap Year


01743 277150

Search a huge range of gap year courses, paid working holiday, paid jobs and volunteer placements from around the world. Travel abroad with leading providers of paid and volunteer gap year projects.

Best Served Scandinavia


020 7838 5956

Best Served Scandinavia is an independent, tailor-made tour operator specialising in adventure holidays to Scandinavia, Canada and the Nordic and Baltic regions.



+54 11 4766 8255

We provide tailor-made trips to Argentina, Chile and the Antarctic region. Our Team will design a trip around you and our guides will show you the highlights in a different light.

Bicycling Empowerment Network

South Africa

+27 21 788 4174

BEN, a non-profit organisation, promotes the use and sale of refurbished bicycles. They conduct Bicycle Township Tours empowering local people and winning International Responsible Tourism Awards.

Black Feather - The Wilderness Adventure Company


+1 705 746 1372

Company offering canoeing and kayaking trips and expeditions to remote arctic locations. Offer women only trips and will do a customized trip for groups of four or more.

Bookme Australia


+61 07 5641 1386

50% Off fun things to do in Australia? Bookme offers easy online booking, amazing last-minute and pre-booking deals, as well as latest traveller reviews & photos.

Bookme Fiji


+64 21 565 577

The largest online resource for fun things to do in Fiji. Offering amazing last-minute, and pre-booking deals as well as latest traveller photos & reviews.

Bookme New Zealand

New Zealand

+64 21 565 577

The largest online resource for fun things to do in NZ. Offering amazing last-minute, and pre-booking deals (50% Off +) as well as latest traveller photos & reviews.

Borderlands Travel


+44 (0)1913 082201

Borderlands offer escorted group tours in beautiful destinations in Europe and tailor-made itineraries for individuals and small groups. Take a cultural journey through cities steeped in history, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and travel through some dramatic scenery, all whilst under the guidance of an expert escort.

Borneo Anchor Travel & Tours/Sabah Divers


+60 88 256 483

They offer various wildlife, nature and adventure packages all over Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

BridgeClimb Sydney


+61 (0) 2 8274 7777

BridgeClimb provides the ultimate experience of Sydney, with guided climbs to the top of the world famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. Climbers can choose between The Express Climb, The Bridge Climb or The Discovery Climb.

Buffalo Tours


+84 4 3828 0702

Choose from a range of holidays, focusing on local culture, adventure or luxury trips, or opt for something different with a variety of day trips and short breaks, or even a cruise holiday.

Cape York Motorcycle Adventures


+61 (07) 4059 0220

Motorcycle tours in north Queensland from one to eight days duration. Private charter also available. They have their own motorbikes and a support vehicle that accompanies the longer excursions.

Cheap Flights


This useful website does not sell tickets but can point you in the right direction to get the best deal.

Classic Journeys


+44 (0)1773 873497

Classic Journeys operates tailor-made, quality adventure holidays. Specialising in the area of Asia, a friendly, informal and relaxed trip will provide travellers with memorable and meaningful travel experiences, in addition to supporting educational, healthcare and environmental projects in local communities.

Connoisseur Travel


01403 272143

We offer each and every one of our clients their own unique tailor made experience. We provide the finest in location and accommodation. Our personalised service takes care of all your arrangements right down to the most tedious of details.

Cordillera Blanca Trek


+51 (0) 43 427 635

Offers treks in Machu Picchu, a volcanco tour and more.

Country Walks


+44 (0)207 233 6563

Country Walks offers high-quality walking experiences through both guided and self-guided walking holidays. Trips provide beautiful landscapes and natural environments, cultural interest, accommodation, food and will give you an enhanced sense of wellbeing, leaving you re-energised and rejuvenated.

Cox & Kings


020 7873 5000

Cox & Kings offer a variety of holidays to a number of destinations all around the world, whilst also promoting responsible tourism.

Cuba Solidarity Campaign


020 7490 5715

Cuba Solidarity Campaign offers brigades to Cuba to meet local people involved in healthcare, community projects, education and culture, and work alongside Cuban farmers.

Discover the World Education


01737 218 807

From Iceland to New Zealand, Scandinavia to Antarctica then back to the High Arctic, as well as Alaska and Canada, our complete collection of holidays features imaginative itineraries that will ensure your time away exceeds expectations.

Do Something Different


+44 (0)208 090 3890

Want to dog sled in the Rockies? Take a Hong Kong Island or helicopter tour? Or climb Auckland Harbour Bridge?

Dolphin Encounter

New Zealand

+64 3 319 6777

Swim or watch dolphins in Kaikoura. You do need to book in advance as there is a limit to how many swimmers are allowed per trip.

Dorset Expeditionary Society/Leading Edge Expeditions


Dorset Expeditionary Society promotes adventurous expeditions to remote parts of the world. Open to all. May qualify for two sections of the Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award.



+44 (0)1728 861133

Overlanding is stil the most authentic and accessible way of discovering new countries, their people and culture. Join us in Africa, America and Asia.

EasyJet Plc


Offers cheap flights to European destinations with further reductions if you book over the internet.


Cheap flights can be booked through their website.

Eco Trails Kerala


+91 48125 24447

This tour company provides budget holiday tour packages in the Kumarakom and Alleppey Backwater areas.

Equitours - Worldwide Horseback Riding Adventures


+1 307 455 3363

With over 30 years experience, Equitours offer tested and tried horseback tours on six continents. Rides from three to eight days (or longer) for riders of all experience.


Get around Europe with the most hassle-free and comfortable travel option: the European rail pass. No airport check-in lines or being confined to your seat. Your Eurail Pass is an all-in-one train ticket for Europe, so you can enjoy every moment of your journey

Expert Africa


+44 (0)20 8232 9777

Expert Africa is a travel company which organises safaris and holidays for all types of travellers. Team members have travelled extensively in Africa, providing advice and guidance from first-hand experience to offer you the best possible trip.

Explore Worldwide Ltd


01252 884223

Company organising special tours in small groups. Types of worldwide tours available are walking holidays, dog-sledding, wildlife and railway tours amongst others.

Fair Dinkum Bike Tours


+61 0()7 4053 6999

Offer a range of tours using local guides to cater for all levels.

Florence by Bike


+39 055 488992

Scooter, motorbike and bike rental company in Florence. Also sells clothing and accessories as well as bike parts.

Flying Kiwi

New Zealand

+64 3 547 0171

Flying Kiwi bus tours around New Zealand offer a unique and fun experience. Camping or cabin options are available in exciting locations and usually meals are included.

Fräulein Maria's Bicycle Tours


+43 650 3426297

Maria's Bicycle tours take you to the main attractions from the film The Sound Of Music! The tour lasts three hours with stop points along the way and operates between May and September.

G Adventures


+1 416 260 0999

G Adventures offers one of the widest selection of affordable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions across the world.


+44 (0)1133 230759

Gapwork is an independent information provider specialising in gap years, gap year jobs, gap year vacancies, activities and voluntary work either in the UK or abroad.

Go Differently Ltd


+44 (0) 1273 732236

Company offering small-group, short-term volunteering and tailor-made holidays based on the appreciation and respect of the local environment and people.

Goa Way


0207 258 7800

Goaway specialises in organising travel to Goa and Kerala. You can book flights, hostels or even package tours.

Goolets Ltd - Croatia Luxury Gulet


+44 (0)20 3318 1079

Selection of the top luxury gulet yachts in Croatia. Let the world's number 1 gulet expert organize for you the best cruise of your life in Croatia.

Goolets Ltd, Gulet expert


+44 (0)20 3318 1079

Find your perfect gulet for your dream vacation in Croatia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Indonesia... With our free assistance, we will help you organize your cruising itinerary, food preferences, activities, and excursions.

Goyo Travel


+44 (0)1869 866520

Goyo Travel provides a variety of group and private trips to beautiful Mongolia. Whether you are looking for adventure or a more cultural experience, there is plenty on offer.

Grand American Adventures


03339 997965; +44 208 682 89

Grand American Adventures specialises in tours to the Americas, with unrivalled knowledge and experience we are committed to bringing you the finest small group adventures available. Enjoy spectacular natural sights, challenging and rewarding activities and encounters with some of the world's most colourful cultures and wildlife.

Grayline Tours of Hong Kong


+852 2368 7111

Special sightseeing day tours around Hong Kong and Macau.

Greyhound Lines Inc


+1 214 849 8966

The most famous and largest bus company in America. Book online and join the millions of others who travel across America on the 'old grey dog'.

Haka Tours

New Zealand

+64 3 980 4252

Haka Tours represents the ultimate in New Zealand adventure holidays, from small group adventures to New Zealand snow tours exploring the impressive Southern Alps and the active volcanoes of the North.

High Places Ltd


+44 (0)845 257 75

Independent specialist trekking company organising tours to 22 countries.

Highland Experience Tours


+44 (0)131 226 1414

Travel company offering one day and private tours around Scotland, such as a two day highland tour, a whisky tasting tour, or a tour of Scotland personalised to your own requirements.

HighLives Travel


+44 (0)20 8835 7034

HighLives is a specialist in travel to the Andes and wider Latin America and the Caribeean, working in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Guyana, Costa Rica, Cuba and more.

Holiday Architects


01242 253073

Holiday Architects specialises in organising awe-inspiring trips to South Africa, Jordan, Oman, Burma, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, Namibia, Laos, Zambia and Sri Lanka.

In the Saddle Ltd


+44 01299 272 997

Specializes in horse riding holidays all over the world, catering for all levels of experience. From ranches in the Rocky Mountain states of Montana and Wyoming, to expeditions in remote and unexplored parts of the world.

Inside Japan Tours


+44 (0)117 370 9751

Specialist company offering tours of Japan, including small group tours and individual, self-guiding tours. You can also book a Japan Rail Pass online here.

International Rail


+44 (0)871 231 0790

InterRail Pass provides unlimited travel on the sophisticated European Rail network. The pass is very flexible allowing you to choose either one country or all 30 countries.

International Wilderness Leadership School


+1 800 985 (4957)/ +1 907 76

An outdoor school specialising in the highest quality guide training, outdoor leadership training, wilderness education and technical instruction.

Intrepid Travel


0800 781 1660

For travellers with a yearning to get off the beaten track, Intrepid opens up a whole new world of adventure travel.

Intro Travel


0800 133 7007

With epic adventures in Australia, Thailand, Bali & Vietnam, an Intro Travel trip includes advice and support before you go, an awesome Group Leader from the moment you arrive, an instant group of friends, an amazing itinerary and all the important stuff sorted so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Irish Gap Year


+00 353 83-198-4288

Why not travel to Europe and experience the magic of Ireland! On the western edge of Europe, along the wild Atlantic you'll meet the friendliest people, explore untouched nature and immerse yourself in the Irish culture. Develop leadership and communication skills, volunteer with the local community and immerse yourself in nature.

Journey Latin America


0208 747 3108

Journey Latin America is the UK's major specialist in travel to Central and South America. Learn a new skill with their 'Learn to ... ' holidays.

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours


+61 7 4098 0043

Night walks in a tropical rainforest or jungle surf through the Daintree Rainforest.

Kande Horse Trails


+265 (0) 8500416

Experience the Malawi bush on horseback. All ages and riding abilities catered for.

KE Adventure Travel


+44 (0)17687 73966

KE Adventure Travel is one of the world's leading independent adventure travel specialists. Whether you seek to walk amongst the world's highest peaks, explore untamed wilderness areas, or witness first hand the wildlife or culture of far-off lands, we have the perfect adventure for you.

Killary Adventure Company


00 353 (0) 95 43411

We specialise in adventure activities that range from bungee jumping to kayaking on Irelands only fjord and much more in between. Whether you are a soft adventurer or after the extreme adrenaline thrill we have something for you.

Kivu Gap Year



The KIVU Gap Year is designed to guide you into a year of travel, internship, and home stay experiences around the world. A purposeful program designed to guide you on the journey into young adulthood.

Kiwi Experience

New Zealand

+64 9 336 4286

Extensive bus network covering the whole of New Zealand. Passes valid for 12 months.

KT Adventure


+84 4 36740486

KT Adventure, part of Vivu Travel, offer specialised tours in Vietnam, from adventure tours to motorbiking.



+44 (0)207 607 1943

Whether you are looking for remote beaches, an Arctic adventure, a gorilla safari or a sailing trip through the Galapagos Islands, laterallife has plenty to offer to ensure your trip is truly unforgettable.

Live Travel


+44 (0) 208 894 6104

Personalised travel plans offered as well as group tours.

Llama Travel


020 7263 3000

One of the UK's leading tour operators to Latin America, Llama Travel provides high quality holidays at the lowest possible prices. All of our staff have either lived in Latin America or know the countries well. Choose from 63 itineraries or design your own holiday by choosing where you would like to visit.

M. Trek and Tour


00212 524330597

Trekking trips, tailormade tours, group holidays and specialised activity weeks in Morocco.


+44 (0)141 352 4444 offers services from as little as $1 between 120 city centres across North America through their fleet of luxury single and double decker buses.

Melbourne Street Art Tour


+61 (03) 9328 5556

Melbourne Street Art Tours, led by one of Melbourne's elite street art stars, gives you an overview of the Melbourne underground street art scene.

Mirya Yachting


+1 604 547 3220

Mirya Yachting is a global yacht charter and brokerage firm specializing in private gulet charter and gulet sales in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Mountain Kingdoms Ltd


+44 (0)1453 844400

Himalayan Kingdoms is the UK's foremost quality trekking company, running treks and tours to the great mountain ranges of the world.

My Odyssey Tours


+86 156 9773 0073

Focusing on Asia and Middle East, our expertise in private & custom travel can make your gap-year a lifetime experience at your most comfortable pace.

Natural World Safaris


+44 (0)1273 691 642

Natural World Safaris is a small specialist company offering the best safari holidays with a focus on viewing some of the worlds greatest animals.



800-710-6657 / 307-332-5300

NOLS is a nonprofit school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader. It’s our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world.

Oasis Overland


+44 (0) 1963 363400

Oasis Overland provide exciting and adventurous tours and expeditions in Africa, South America and Central Asia. You'll take an active involvement in the day to day running of the trip with like-minded travellers as you explore different cultures and regions.

Odyssey Overland Ltd


+44 (0)20 8123 3544

Odyssey Overland is an overland tour travel agency specialising in the big overland tours available around the world from 1 to 6+ months. With 25 years experience, Odyssey can help you find your perfect gap year overland tour!

Olympic Bike Travel


+30 283 1072 383

A variety of bike tours available for all ages. From a ride down the highest mountain in Greece, to bike and hiking tours.

On The Go Tours


0207 371 1113

Special tours such as solar eclipse tours and railways of the Raj can be arranged.

One World 365


+44 (20) 8123 8284

Interested in travelling, working, volunteering, teaching, interning or studying abroad? Search thousands of trips, programs, jobs & courses worldwide.

OneLife Institute


+1 717 560 8290

OneLife is a nine-month gap year program for students who want to grow in their faith, experience community, serve, travel, all while earning college credits.

Outward Bound Costa Rica

Costa Rica

+506 2278 6058

Outward Bound Costa Rica challenges participants to live bigger, bolder lives. Embark on a life-changing journey through our rigorous programs in Costa Rica and Panama, expanding capacity in leadership, intercultural competence, Spanish language, self-awareness, and life skills.

Oyster Trekking


Take the trek of a lifetime in the stunning Himalayas, with full Oyster support and a fair price. Adventurous treks include Everest Base Camp. The Langtang, Ghale Guan and Annapurna Base Camp.

Oyster Worldwide Limited


+44 (0) 1892 770 771

Take the trek of a lifetime in the stunning Himalayas, with full Oyster support and a fair price. Adventurous treks include Everest Base Camp. The Langtang, Ghale Guan and Annapurna Base Camp.



+61 2 9664 7000

OzIntro help 18-35's travel and work in Australia, starting with pickup at the airport and a week of group activities in Sydney.

Palmar Voyages


+593(9) 9 480 2268

Tailor-made programmes for tours in Ecuador, Peru, South America, the Andes and the Galapagos Islands.

Pathfinders Africa


+263 4 870 573

Pathfinders Africa is an African-based expedition company that operates from Zimbabwe. Developed to meet the needs of the adventurous traveller, Pathfinders' over-riding philosophy is of friendliness and individuality.

Peregrine Adventures Ltd


+44 0844 736 0170

Peregrine offer small group adventure tours worldwide. They offer a vast range of tours from polar expeditions to trekking the Himalayas.

Peru Trip Advisors


+51 1 241 7429

Explore Peru, from the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with an inclusive and personalised tour.

Peter Sommer Travels


+44 (0)1600 888220

Peter Sommer Travels provide inspirational trips, stimulating & enlightening expert-led tours and relaxing & beautiful gulet cruises. On offer are a range of archaeology tours, food tours and walking holidays by land and sea. Our escorted tours in Turkey, Greece and Italy will take you to some of the world's best preserved ancient and historic sites.

Pettitts Tailor Made Tours


+44 (0)1892 250500

Pettitts is an independent travel company that for over 27 years has specialised in arranging private and unique tours, journeys and itineraries for travellers' worldwide. We are one of the UK's leading tailor-made holiday experts and our central aim is to create the perfect holiday by combining our vast knowledge and experience

Pioneer Expeditions Worldwide


01202 798922

High and Wild plan some of the most unusual and exciting adventures to destinations worldwide.

Pura Aventura


01273 961928 / +44 1273 961

Various beautiful tailor-made tours in exotic locations. Career break to fulfil a long held dream or a special diversion on your gap-year perhaps?

Quark Expeditions


+1 802 227 7303

Explore the mysteries of the Artic and Antartic with Quark Expeditions. Discovery trips offer the opportunity to visit some of the most secluded locales, experience genuine Inuit cultures and see a vast array of native wildlife. Alternatively, adventurous trips will let you try your hand at camping, mountaineering, skiing, kayaking and paddleboarding.

Rainforest Expeditions


+51 9935 12265

Rainforest Expedition is a Peruvian Ecotourism company. Since 1989 our guests and lodges, have added value to standing tropical rain forest turning it into a competitive alternative to unsustainable economic uses.

RealWorld Holidays


0113 262 5329

RealWorld Holidays is a UK-based travel company founded in 2004 who specialise in tailor-made holidays in South America.

Regent Holidays


0203 553 3240

Regent Holidays has been pioneering travel experiences to a wide range of unique and off-the-beaten-track destinations since 1970. Our travel experts are passionate about creating the perfect tailor made holiday or group tour for you, whether you want to visit the northern lights in Iceland, enjoy a city break in Poland, take a fly drive through Croatia or embark on the journey of a lifetime on the Trans Siberian Railway.

Responsible Travel


+44 (0)1273 823700

Responsible Travel offers a wide range of destinations, from picturesque villas in Italy to cultural experiences in japan, all whilst promoting respectful and considerate tourism.

Rickshaw Travel


+44 (0) 1273 322 399

Rickshaw Travel is a UK based ABTA/ATOL bonded travel operator, that uses locally owned accommodation with an authentic feel that is a cut above the usual backpacker haunts.

Ride With Us


+44 (0)1582 840 621

Organised motorcycle holidays around western and eastern Europe that offer something for everyone regardless of their touring experience.

Round The World Experts


+44 (0)203 056 7993

Round the World Experts are the tailor-made specialists of the Flight Centre Travel Group. Our experienced team are experts at creating amazing and authentic travel experiences all around the globe.

Rug&Rock Adventures Ltd


+44 (0)8 4444 123 12

Rug&Rock is an exciting company founded by and for enthusiastic travellers from a variety of different backgrounds. We have many years experience of adventure travel, mountaineering and sport and most of us have also taken part in social projects overseas, especially in Morocco.



Low cost airline to European destinations.

Saddle Skedaddle


+44 (0)191 265 1110

Some say there is no better way to see a country, its culture, its wildlife and its people, than by bike! This company offers off-road, road or leisure cycling.

Safari Par Excellence


+44 (0) 1548 830 059

Safari company with a 'no fuss or frills' ethos. They cover Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia and other countries in Africa.

Sail in Greece


+44 (0)203 239 9253

Sail in Greece specializes in cruises and adventures around Greece and as we are specialized in one country we are good at it! We have the same passion as if we join every cruise we make and our fellow travelers are our close friends. Our experiences are enormous and our desire is to pass them on to the world!

SAS Travel Peru


+51 984 652 232

SAS organize a huge variety of tours in Cusco and Peru, from Adventures trips, Treks, Amazon Jungle Trips and Packages in Peru to MachuPicchu tours, Inca Trail hikes and many more.

Scenic Air


+264 61 249 268

Scenic Air caters for individual travellers, families as well as groups. They offer flights to all of the popular tourist destinations in Namibia.

School Of All Relations (SOAR)


+30 2297 026885

School Of All Relations (SOAR) offers a residential educational program for international youth aged 18-26, based on the Greek Island of Aegina.

Selective Asia


+44 (0) 1273 670001

Selective Asia offers a range of unique, privately guided tours and adventure holidays in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand.

Smaller Earth UK


+(44) 0151 702 6808

Smaller Earth is one of the UK's leading gap year travel providers, sending thousands of travellers abroad every year. Whether you're looking to volunteer in Africa, earn money in Australia or party in Bangkok, we've got the perfect collection of travel programmes for you.

Specialtours Ltd


+44 (0) 20 7386 4690

International art and cultural tours. Access wonderful private houses, art collections and gardens. Most tours are accompanied by an expert lecturer.

STA Travel


0333 321 0099

This company has branches or agents worldwide and a Help Desk telephone service, which provides essential backup for travellers on the move.

Stray Ltd

New Zealand

Stray is New Zealand's fastest growing backpacker bus network - designed for travellers who want to get off the beaten track.

Student Universe


0808 234 4107

Whether you’re looking for a great deal on round the world flights, arranging a work abroad placement in Australia or a volunteering trip to Africa, StudentUniverse can handle every aspect of your gap year travel.



0800 781 1660

Adventure tours arranged in the USA, Mexico, Alaska, Canada, Central and South America and Australia.



+44 (0) 20 8568 4499

A range of active holidays/trips available including sailing holidays around the world.



+44 (0)845 3700 499

Travel to Thailand and meet like-minded travellers. Explore wondrous Thai temples and beautiful national parks, relax on the warm beaches or try your hand at snorkelling in the sparkling clear waters, and enjoy an up-close experience with elephants in the jungle. Thaintro offers a great stepping stone into Thailand.

The adventure company


0845 287 6541

Offers inspirational holidays and trips worldwide that venture off the well trodden tourist trails.

The Bundu Safari Company


0800 781 1660

The Bundu Safari Company has teamed up with Intrepid Travel to offer exciting safari adventures.

The Dragon Trip Pte Ltd


0203 817 5974

The Dragon Trip is a provider of affordable holidays in China in the form of backpacking trips.

The Imaginative Traveller


0845 287 2908

Individual, escape and volunteering tours available.

The Luxury Cruise Company


020 7838 5991

The Luxury Cruise Company offers ocean, river and exploration-style cruises worldwide and specialises in organising personalised cruise itineraries aboard the world's finest vessels.

The Luxury Holiday Company


020 7590 0770

With over 210 years of collective travel specialist experience, The Luxury Holiday Company team are passionate about creating tailor-made holidays that live long in the memory.

The Oriental Caravan


+44 (0)1424 883 570

The Oriental Caravan is a truly independent adventure tour operator specialising in escorted small group travel in the Far East.

The Russia Experience


0345 521 2910

The Trans-Siberian is a working train covering 9,000 km, 10 time zones, 16 rivers and some 80 towns and cities. A once in a lifetime experience.

The Unique Travel Company


01264 889 644

We provide a personal, affordable Sri Lankan experience that gives you a truly unique experience knowing that you are also putting money back into the island to help it grow and prosper - we feel this is what responsible tourism is about.

Thomas Cook


General travel agent with high street branches offering flights and late deals.

Timberline Adventures


+1 800 417 2453

Hiking and cycling tours in the USA.



0845 257 5212; +44 (0)20 898

Providing unforgettable travel experiences for 18 to 30 somethings. Extended trips, festivals, ski and sailing in Europe, holidays in Egypt, Morocco, Jordan and Israel, safaris in Africa, adventures in Australia and New Zealand.

Tour Bus


If you are looking for Tour Bus options within Australia or around the world you will likely find some great resources here.

Tourdust Ltd


+44 (0)203 291 2907

Tourdust specialises in adventurous holidays for independent minded travellers, combining down-to-earth adventures with carefully selected boutique hotels. They partner closely with local guides and hotels to offer high quality & great value holidays.

Tourism Queensland


44 20 7367 0981

Explore the many beautiful destinations Queensland has to offer.

Tracks Safaris


+44 (0)1386 830264

Whether you are looking for a lodge safari, a tented safari, a self drive safari, a mobile safari, a walking safari, a flying safari, or a safari for the whole family, let Tracks Safaris give you some ideas and inspiration.



0844 879 3960

TransIndus provides opportunities to discover both the must-see sights and off-track gems where you can gain an authentic taste of rural as well as urban India, beyond the reach of more conventional tourist trails with holidays which are both comfortable and relaxing, and culturally stimulating.

Travel Nation


+44 (0)1273 320580

Independent specialist travel company providing expert advice and the best deals on round-the-world trips, multi-stop itineraries, overland/adventure tours and Trans-Siberian rail journeys.

Travel Talk


+44 (0)20 8099 9596

UK adventure and cultural tour operator, whom design tours especially for fun-loving and motivated people aged between 18 and 39.

Travel The Unknown


+44 (0)20 7183 6371

Travel The Unknown offers small group (up to 12 travellers) and tailormade tours to various locales throughout Afica, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

Travelbag Ltd


0871 703 4698

Book flights, hotel, holidays and even find insurance on their website.



A totally free community site for gap-year travellers. Register and contact travellers around the world for to-the-minute advice on the best places to go and best things to do.

Travellers Contact Point


+61 2 9211 7900

A specialist travel agency for independent and working holiday travellers. We have shops in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.



0208 682 8920

With year round departures and over 50 unique itineraries from 3 to 64 days in length TrekAmerica tours are the ideal way to explore North America.

Tribes Travel


+44 (0)1473 890499

A Fair Trade Travel company with lots of exciting tours for you to choose from, such as budget priced walking safaris to the more expensive once in a lifetime trips.

Tru Experience Travel


01494 526163

Tru Experience Travel provides the opportunity to get involved through volunteer programs and internships from 2 weeks up to one year.

Tucan Travel


+44 (0)800 804 8435

Tucan Travel are an adventure tour operator, specialising in group tours in South and Central America, Asia, Europe and Africa



+353 (0)1602 1906

Irish travel agents offering cheap flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon specifically aimed at students.

Veloso Tours


020 8762 0616

Veloso Tours specialise in trip to various countries in South America. Experience an authentic approach to travel, personalised around you from inspiration to implementation with our specialists advisors, high-quality service, expert local guides and professional organisation.

Venture Uganda


+256 (0)393 20 20 33

Venture Uganda is an independent, Ugandan tour operator offering specialist holidays and educational visits to Uganda.

Vietnam Tour Pedia


+84 4 6281 6212

Vietnam Tour Pedia is a Hanoi based travel agency offering tailor-made tours within Vietnam and Indochina with attention to gap year offers.

Vietnamese Private Tours


+84 917 951100

Vietnamese Private Tours specializing in tailor made private tours within Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. Our services start from Vietnam visa, to hotel, cruises and more.



+44 (0) 20 8877 7650

Experience the Trans-Mongolian railway and the Silk Road, travelling with local people, sampling local food and travel at local prices.


0844 848 5848

Specializes in selling tickets and passes for travel throughout Europe by train. Available to buy online, at our London Travel Centre or via our call centre.

Walks Worldwide


0845 301 4737

Walks Worldwide is a leading independent specialist for trekking and walking holidays, offering a wide choice of walking holidays to all the world's great trekking and walking destinations, many of which are unique to Walks Worldwide.


South Africa

+27 83 737 2892

Warriors offers a variety of programs to participate in a range of experiences that are designed around the 5 core values of emotional fitness, social skills development, adventure & eco-tourism, entrepreneurship and work readiness and health & fitness to support the transition of entering adulthood.

Wendy Wu Tours


0800 9888 209

Visit some of Asia's most beautiful locations with tailormade trips and tours from Wendy Wu Tours. From the Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal in India, indulge yourself in a new culture and discover the wonders Asia has to offer.

Wexas Travel


020 7590 0610

Established for over 45 years, Wexas is one of the UK's most respected travel companies, specialising in luxury tailor-made travel to destinations across all seven continents.

Wild Frontiers Adventure Travel Ltd


+44 (0)20 3930 4296

Wild Frontiers is committed to producing the most innovative and ground-breaking holidays on the market. Whether you are looking for serious adventure, or a more relaxing and luxurious experience, we have always strived to offer something different and memorable.

Wildlife Worldwide


01962 302 088

Wildlife Worldwide has been organising tailor-made wildlife tours since 1992. We provide tailor-made Indian & African safari holidays, whale watching holidays, wildlife cruising and Antarctic & Arctic voyages.

Winterline Global Education



Whether you spend a year or a week on a Winterline program, you will visit extraordinary places, experience new cultures, learn new skills and find out something important about yourself.

World Expeditions


+44 (0)20 8545 9030

Adventure travel company offering ground breaking itineraries on every continent. They offer exciting all inclusive adventures and challenges worldwide.

Younique Travel Adventures


01793 680545

Younique Travel Adventures are experts in group travel and work specifically in Kenya & India.