Home of the Amazon rain forest, Rio de Janeiro, sun galore and plenty of gap year backpackers, South America is a great country to explore during your travels. There's so much to see and do - and with our Real Gap Experience adventure tours taking you from Buenos Aires to Rio or around Machu Picchu - it's going to be a tough job choosing what to try first!
Want an adventure? You've come to the right place - Real Gap Experience's where it's at! You could try trekking the Inca trail, touring around the Galapagos Islands or just doing the whole lot on our 65 day 'Grand South American Discovery'. Nice!
With Real Gap Experience, you can undertake internships abroad too! You could try anything from a business and finance placement, to marketing and journalism. Check out our awesome internships here
From environmental volunteer work in the Amazon to sports coaching in the beautiful Rio de Janeiro, there are loads of chances to volunteer in South America with us!
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A once in a lifetime trip that will bring you nose to nose with the Amazon's incredible communities and wildlife.
Discover the history, tradition and inescapable beauty of Peru on this awe-inspiring fourteen-day tour.
Experience the endless diversity and tropical culture of South America on this tour through Argentina and Brazil.
Volunteer in Ecuador and become a key member of this vitally important, over-worked rescue and rehabilitation centre. You will be caring for illegally captured, abused and injured animals.
Hop between the exotic wilderness of Isabela and Santa Cruz Islands – part of the stunning Galapagos archipelago – and have the ultimate nature experience!
One of the Peru volunteer opportunities available to you, is this massively rewarding project that involves helping wash, feed and look after children with mental and physical disabilities, and, if you wish, getting involved in their lessons. Great whether you have care experience or just want to make them smile.
Discover the unforgettable atmosphere of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro with either 4 or 6 days partying amid the parades in Brazil's liveliest city.