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About Real Gap Experience

The Real Gap Experience office is open Weekdays 9am - 5.30pm (GMT)


Interested in making a booking?


Call 1300 844 270 or send an email to [email protected] - all you need we need is a deposit payment of $395 to book you on. Easy. 


Already booked?


Contact a member of the Real Gap Experience customer support team directly on [email protected]


As a leading global gap year travel company, we at Real Gap Experience can’t help but feel a little proud of ourselves! Not only do we offer a diverse range of travel adventures and volunteer projects, we send thousands of people on unforgettable trips every year.


Since starting out, Real Gap Experience has grown to offer over 150 projects and travel options in over 35 countries across 6 continents. We want to offer both gap year travellers and career break explorers the best range of choices possible, so whether you’re interested in volunteering, community work, conservation, paid work overseas, teaching English, learning a new skill, adventure travel or sports and expeditions, you’ll find what you’re looking for with us!


Our offices have expanded too, we now have offices in Australia, North America and the UK packed with experts who’ve been there and done it, so they know exactly what it takes to make the perfect gap year or career break. Whether you’re off to Africa, Asia, Latin America, Central America or Europe you can be sure you’ll be in the capable hands of someone who knows what they’re talking about!


What's so special about Real Gap Experience?


Not only are we passionate about travel, we’re dedicated to making sure you have a good time too and we have a number of ways of making sure that happens…


1. Our travel advisors have traversed the globe and taken their own gap years, so they can give you all the advice you need to plan yours.


2. You’ll get support from both our on-site and office based staff who understand the needs and expectations of Real Gap Experience travellers. We also have an emergency hotline so someone is available to speak to 24/7, every day of the year, just in case.


3. Real Gap Experience are financially secure and we are part of TUI Travel PLC so you can be confident that when you book with us your money is secure.


4. We can boast a wide choice of projects and programmes in over 35 countries and we’re constantly developing new programmes and new destinations just for you.


5. We can tailor make a trip to meet your ideal gap year expectations.


To check out the latest developments and new projects explore the site to find your perfect trip!


Customer Service

If you have any questions about your booking just get in touch either by phone 1300 844 270 or email [email protected]


We are a Member of ABTA, membership number Y255X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure.


Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found on www.abta.com.


You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.



This ODR platform is a means of registering your complaint with us it will not determine how your complaint should be resolved.

Who we are

We are a leading global gap year, career break and adventure travel provider.

Why travel with us

Real Gap Experience - Travel Experts

We are leading gap year travel experts with years of experience organising unique and memorable adventures for students and young people!

Financial Security

We know that the last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning your trip of a lifetime is whether your money is in safe hands.

Why we're different

Read about the range, experience, support and financial security that make us stand out from the crowd!

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