Travel Insurance

Travel insurance for gap years

Worldwide Gap Year & Backpacker Travel Insurance

Whether you’re travelling for two weeks or two years, trekking the Amazon in Ecuador or fruit picking in Australia, insurance is an essential part of your adventure and will help you enjoy your travels, secure in the knowledge that you have the protection you need. In fact, everyone travelling with us must have adequate cover before their trip begins.

To book your travel insurance call us now on 01273 647220.


At Real Gap Experience, we have travel insurance that has been specifically designed for the gap year traveller. If you think you’re already covered by an existing policy, such as those offered by credit card providers, check the policy wording very carefully to ensure it covers you for your Real Gap trip, specifically:


  • Durations – many policies do not cover you if you’re travelling for more than 31 days. Our policies cover you for the duration you need.
  • Activities – planning to volunteering, sky-dive, bungee jump, dive, climb Kilimanjaro or work with lions? Traditional budget holiday policies are rarely comprehensive enough to cover adventure travel, so make sure you double check before buying insurance.

To help you get the right cover Endsleigh Insurance and Real Gap Experience have put together three different policy options dependent on the trip you are planning. These are listed below along with prices. For a high-level overview of the policies click here


Gap Policy: Budget protection for the average backpacker traveller

Explorer Policy: Designed for people who would like extra cover

Explorer Plus: For those who plan to include a few more adventurous activities such as high altitude trekking


Please note: Our policies have a minimum age 16 and are not available to anyone aged 71 or over. Personal accident cover is not included for customers over 55 years old on any of our policies.


Gap Year Insurance



Policy: Gap Explorer Explorer Plus
Up to 2 weeks £32.22 £35.03 £65.61
up to 3 Weeks £40.97 £47.64 £83.37
Up to 1 month £68.28 £79.40 £138.95
Up to 6 weeks £81.93 £95.28 £166.74
up to 7 Weeks £95.59 £111.16 £194.53
Up to 2 months £122.90 £142.92 £250.11
Up to 3 months £155.10 £180.37 £315.65
Up to 4 months £199.42 £231.91 £405.83
Up to 5 months £243.74 £283.44 £496.02
Up to 6 months £299.13 £347.86 £608.75
Up to 7 months £303.72 £316.53 £763.95
Up to 8 months £342.91 £357.38 £862.53
Up to 9 months £391.90 £408.43 £985.75
Up to 10 months £431.09 £449.27 £1,084.32
Up to 11 months £470.28 £490.11 £1,182.90
Up to 12 months £509.47 £530.96 £1,281.47
Important Conditions Relating to Health
By opting to take the insurance you have agreed that you have read and accepted the important conditions relating to health in order to have the full protection of your policy. Failure to comply with these conditions may jeopardise your claim or cover. It is a condition of this policy that you will not be covered for any claims arising directly or indirectly from: The important conditions relating to health can be found in the policy terms and conditions.
If you are unsure if cover is available to you / traveller then please email

For further information read the related policy documents below


Gap Policy Document

Gap Key Facts


Explorer Policy Document

Explorer Key Facts 

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