An educational tour in Asia will provide you with authentic opportunities to experience remote villages, beautiful wildlife, and idyllic scenery.
Wherever you decide to go in this vastest and most varied of continents, group trips in Asia will offer the opportunity to experience remote villages, remarkable wildlife and idyllic scenery. There are a host of breathtaking experiences to choose from, any of which will equip your students with skills and experiences to advance their personal development and adjust their perspective on the world.
Asia is a great place to travel whilst making a difference, whether you want to clean and feed elephants, learn more about Thai Buddhism or help preserve the hidden temples of Kathmandu. All Gapforce projects are carefully organised to ensure they are long-term in outlook and sustainable, so you can be sure that your work will contribute to a bigger journey.
Every Gapforce School Expedition is unique. Here are some examples of expeditions we’ve put together for previous schools. Take a look to get some inspiration for your trip, and an idea of what is possible with Gapforce.
Home to over 250,000 species of flora and fauna and 30 different tribal groups, Borneo is a jaw-dropping mix of raging rivers, precipitous mountain ranges, unexplored caves and dense jungles. Visit one of the last great wildernesses on the planet.
A mountain state enclosed by India and China, Nepal is home to elephants, Bengal tigers, the Hindu and Buddhist temples of Kathmandu and eight of the world’s highest mountains, including Mount Everest. With a constant backdrop of snowy peaks, Nepal offers dramatic scenery and a sense of perspective like nowhere else in the world.
India is a vast nation with five millennia of history and an array of terrain and climates from the Himalayas through swamps, plains, forest and jungles to thousands of miles of coastline dotted with massive metropoles.
Bustling cities hide awe inspiring temples and deserts run into stunning National Parks: there’s just so much to do and see. One of the destinations for which our sample itinerary hardly scratches the surface of the possibilities for a group trip.
Locked behind a wall during the civil war years, Cambodia is now opening. Gapforce combines the opportunity to explore this remarkable country—home to stunning coasts, unbelievably friendly people and the world’s largest religious monument Angkor Wat—with helping to create its future
Luxurious palaces, paradisiacal beaches, mind bogglingly ornate temples and really great food have established Thailand as a popular travel destination. Gapforce’s longstanding partnership with a school in Singburi allows groups to get off the beaten track and contribute in a sustainable way to the development of disadvantaged communities, whilst taking in everything the country has to offer.
The Vietnam War defined an era of American history and, forty years on, still looms large in collective and individual memory in Vietnam. A group subject trip could explore this difficult history. But Vietnam has so much more to offer: as the country’s economy and tourist industry have developed over the decades, its stunning coastlines and beaches, lush jungle and ancient cities have opened up to travellers. With amazing diversity (and arguably the best food in the region) Vietnam is an ideal destination for group trips.
With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in an area roughly half the size of England, Sri Lanka is an ideal destination for packing a lot—from ancient temples to rainforest, the world’s best surfing beaches to safari with leopards and elephants—into a shorter trip.
I think I speak for everyone when I say that we are sorry to leave: the trip has shown us so much of a culture completely removed from our own, and we have spoken to some wonderfully resilient individuals, even apart from the Dalai Lama; I think we could learn from the refugee population of McLeod Ganj, who are far less materialistic than us and able to remain optimistic through great hardship. This has been a wonderful trip for all of us.
Have the opportunity to explore amazingly diverse wildlife and the unique landscapes – only found on the continent of Africa.
Taking part in an educational trip to Africa is an experience like no other. You will encounter amazingly diverse wildlife and explore the landscapes unique to the African continent.
Africa is a great place to volunteer and make an impact during your trip. Be it wildlife or community volunteering, your students will be able to really see the results of their work, educating impoverished children or protecting local wildlife. All of Gapforce’s projects are thoroughly long-term and sustainable, so you can be sure that the days your group puts in are part of a broader vision and programme of support.
Volunteering in Africa will give your group the perfect opportunity to learn about this amazing continent and the culture lived day-to-day by its people.