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Adventure tours and ethical expeditions: choose a gap year from Frontier adventure travel abroad

Adventure tours and expeditions: a great choice for your gap year

For those planning a gap year, an adventure tour could be just what you're looking for: a chance to get out into the world, experience the best things a country has to offer, and learn a little about yourself.

Frontier specialises in offering gap year expeditions for adventurers of any age. Our adventure tours are ideal for students looking to build on their skills and life experiences before going to university or starting a job, as well as those who are already working but looking to break away from the rat race.

At Frontier, we work hard to ensure that your year out is exactly what you're looking for. Whether you want to just travel or also do volunteer work along the way, we're sure to have the right gap year expedition for you.

What will happen on a gap year adventure tour?

Those who are thinking about going on a gap year adventure tour often wonder what will happen during their year out.

Well, the answer is really up to you: trekking, backpacking, horse riding, scuba diving and sightseeing are all options for your expedition.

At Frontier, our adventure tours give you a chance to see the world, while making friends and learning new skills.

One choice for your gap year adventure tour could be an expedition through the Americas. Explore the dazzling cultures and fantastic scenery while you take part in the various activities on offer.

A gap year expedition in Asia is another option that will give you a wide range of experiences. Discover this continent, its friendly people and delicious food while immersing yourself in the culture.

Our African adventure tours include an expedition to Tanzania where you'll live and work in a rural community, with the chance to explore the sights and sounds of this amazing country.

Gap year adventure tours - and volunteer work

If you're looking for a gap year expedition that enables you to give something back to a community or the natural environment, Frontier specialises in providing ethical adventure tours.

Our ethical expeditions include the opportunity to do volunteer work in the location of your choice, with activities ranging from teaching English or providing healthcare support, to eco travel expeditions and wildlife conservation projects.

Frontier's south east Asia ethical adventure tours will take you through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where you'll experience the sights and sounds of these unique destinations, while taking part in a wildlife conservation project or contributing to a community development project.

Or you could try a Central America ethical trail. Travelling through Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, you'll explore everything from Mayan ruins to rainforests, while also participating in a conservation work project or teaching placement.

Choose Frontier for an amazing gap year expedition or adventure tour

Whatever you're looking for from an expedition on your year out, Frontier will be able to help. Established in 1989, we are an experienced and respected provider of gap year adventure tours.

As members of the scientific community, we also provide consulting work for groups such as the World Wildlife Fund, so you can rest assured that when you choose to do conservation work on your expedition, it will provide meaningful benefits.

To find out more about our year out expeditions and adventure tours, contact us today, we'll be happy to answer any questions you might have. Alternatively, you can apply online straight away.

Be sure to check out our gap year expedition news. Our gap year blog is another great source of information and you can also keep up with the latest developments by following us on Twitter or Facebook.

Take a look at all our adventure travel projects and discover your perfect trip:

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Central America Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

An unforgettable adventure through Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, amongst Mayan ruins and the azure waters off the coast, with a teaching or conservation project.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $4,095

  • Prices: from $4,095
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CAX

South East Asia Ethical Adventure Trail - 10 week incorporating a placement

Travel with us to ancient Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, lands of unimaginable beauty, on an adventure that will take you from night bazaars to picture perfect vistas.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $4,095

  • Prices: from $4,095
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Project code: CCX

Kenya Teaching & Maasai Mara Safari

Use your knowledge, passion and creativity to inspire eager students and earn your TEFL certificate. Then head off to explore one of Kenya’s' greatest natural treasures.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,545

  • Prices: from $1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: KTM

Kenya Childcare & Maasai Mara Safari

Have an incredible time as you immerse yourself in this amazing country, exploring its natural beauty and helping to make a real difference to vulnerable children.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,545

  • Prices: from $1,545
  • Region: Africa
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: KOM

Nepal Community Teaching & Adventure

Spend time in the spectacular city of Kathmandu and explore Nepal. Spend an unforgettable time in an orphanage or school with children who have known little kindness in their lives.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,395

  • Prices: from $1,395
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: TEFL
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NPO

Nepal Adventure Travel & Cultural Experience

Combine spending time in the city of Kathmandu, amongst the elegant spires of the ancient temples, with delving into vast nature reserves, and enjoying adventure activities in the mountain foothills.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,395

  • Prices: from $1,395
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 2 weeks +
  • Project code: NPA

Peru Adventure & Community Development

Help at an under-resourced and under-funded community centre that provides a lifeline for women and children struggling to live and cope with extreme poverty, then visit ancient Machu Picchu.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,045

  • Prices: from $2,045
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Community
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: PRA

Canada Kayak with Orcas

Journey through one of the most amazing kayak routes in North America, explore ancient ruins and enchanting islands while keeping an eye out for the majestic and awe- inspiring Orca!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,445

  • Prices: from $1,445
  • Region: The Americas
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Project code: CKO

India Experience

Learn about the country and its people, language and food, and explore the rich culture with visits to special sites of interest. Get the best out of your Indian adventure.
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $2,245

  • Prices: from $2,245
  • Region: Asia
  • Activity: Adventure
  • Duration: 4 weeks +
  • Project code: INX

New Zealand Adrenaline Junkie

Explore the magnificence of New Zealand’s South Islands on this jaw-dropping, heart-pumping adventure!
Read Latest Reviews Prices: from $1,195

  • Prices: from $1,195
  • Region: Australasia
  • Activity: AdvSports
  • Duration: 12 days
  • Project code: NAJ

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