A gap year in Argentina takes you from the Latin spirit of Buenos Aires to the desolate beauty of Patagonia.
Brazil doesn’t need much selling to any gap year traveller. It may have it all, but there’s only one way to find out for sure…
Come and experience Latin America's next big thing...incredible Colombia!
The small, mountainous country of Ecuador has much to enthral the gap year traveller, and it’s so compact that you can do it all.
If wildlife is your passion, this small archipelago is a gap year destination with unique treasures. Follow in the footsteps of Darwin and be inspired.
Peru encompasses coastal plains, the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest!
Top trips - South America
Four weeks in the heart of the ancient Incan Empire – about as far away from modern life as you can get
Follow in Darwin's footsteps and see the unique wildlife as you explore these incredible islands
Live and work in an Amazon rainforest - WOW!
Gap year in South America - Is It For You?
Home of the Amazon rainforest, 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!
South America Tours
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 83 day 'South American Explorer'. Nice!
Student travel South America
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.
Volunteer work South America
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!
Want more information on gap travel in South America? Download the latest brochure now...