Why we're different
Why we’re different from the competition
Every year thousands of travellers join Real Gap Experience and here are a few reasons why:
One of the great things about Real Gap Experience is the variety and flexibility that we offer. Whether you are after a two week getaway, or a twelve month epic adventure we can help. Choose from volunteer or paid work, adventure tours or new skill projects, teaching English or coaching sports…or mix it all together with one of our popular ‘Experience’ programmes!
2) The Buddy List
If you’re nervous about travelling on your own don’t worry – 75% of our travellers go it alone and with our set start dates, you’ll be joining programmes at exactly the same time as other people anyway. Once you’re booked onto a programme, we can put you in touch with the people who will be there with you. You can share your excitement, discuss what to pack and get to know each other before you meet!
3) Safety and Support
Your safety is paramount which is why all our programmes have been visited and assessments have been conducted to ensure any potential risks have been minimised. Our coordinators are on hand in-country, and you’ll have a 24/7 UK emergency contact, but you may also want to consider our one-day ‘Gap Year Safety Course’ so you are well prepared for your overseas adventure.
We are the UK’s leading gap year travel company and have sent over 45000 travellers like you on adventures abroad. We operate in over 35 countries and there are over 250 projects worldwide you can choose from. As members of the Year Out Group and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s Know Before You Go.
Before, during and after your trip you’ll be in the hands of our experienced team of advisors, all of whom have travelled extensively. They’ve been there and done it and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
5) Your Funds are Secure
Real Gap is part of the TUI Travel Plc, one of the largest travel organisations in the world, and these days in the travel industry, large means secure. For flight inclusive programmes, our ATOL license (6527) offers complete financial protection. For all other programmes our ABTA membership (Y255X) guarantees your money back in the unlikely event of our financial failure.