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South America

Gap year in South America - Is It For You?

Home of the Amazon rain forest, Rio de Janeiro, sun galore and plenty of gap year backpackers, South America is a great continent 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 65 day 'Grand South American Discovery'. 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...

South America Tours
All South America Tours All South America

A power player in natural splendour. Rainforests, mountain peaks and sprawling cities form a unique landscape. Embrace adventure with ease in South America.

Top South America Trips
Argentina Tours Argentina

Argentina showcases everything from the Latin spirit of Buenos Aires to the beauty of Patagonia. This amazing nation is known for lively tango and vibrant music - stunning and soulful!

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Bolivia Tours Bolivia

From the Andes, Lake Titicaca, and the Amazon, Bolivia is as naturally diverse as it is culturally rich, which makes it a spectacular country to explore.

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Brazil Tours Brazil

Bustling festivals, unbeatable beaches and soaring city scenes make for a melting pot of culture in Brazil. It's on the top of many travellers' lists and makes for a bold and brilliant gap year!

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Colombia Tours Colombia

From the spectacular Andes to its pristine coastline, Colombia is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and holds a tempting array of excellent travel activities.

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Ecuador Tours Ecuador

Make Ecuador your playground! Compact yet compelling, this mountainous region features plenty to enchant the gap year traveller. Explore islands and visit the Amazon – it's sure to be amazing!

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Galapagos Tours Galapagos

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.

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Peru Tours Peru

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.

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