Asia
School Trips

Asia
School Trips

Welcome to Asia

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.

Country Ideas for Asia School Expeditions

Borneo

Nepal

India

Cambodia

Thailand

Vietnam

Sri Lanka

Sample Itineraries

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.

Borneo

Borneo

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.

Highlights

  • Jungle survival training course
  • Live and work in the jungle
  • Challenging, breathtaking treks
  • Help protect the Kelabit highlands
  • Scuba diving on a stunning island

Featured itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly out
  • Day 2: Visit crocodile park & Chinese temple
  • Day 3: Transfer to jungle field base, with scenic stops, group bonding activities and sightseeing along the way
  • Day 4-8: Jungle survival training
  • Day 9-12: Construct jungle shelters on an eco trail
  • Day 13: Pa’umor Village experience
  • Day 14-18: Trek to summit of Mount Marud
  • Day 19: Visit to Niah caves
  • Day 20: Transfer to Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 21 – 25: Diving on Gaya island
  • Day 26: Free day in Kota Kinabalu
  • Day 27-28: Transfer to airport and fly home
Nepal

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.

  • Day 1-2: Kathmandu sightseeing & temple visit
  • Day 3: Valley day trip
  • Day 4-6: Orphanage community project
  • Day 7 – 11: Annapurna Trek
  • Day 12-13: White water rafting & visit to the Royal Chitwan National Park
  • Day 14: Fly home
India

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.

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1-2: Arrive and settle in Delhi; sightseeing tour
  • Day 3: Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Day 4: Travel to Jaipur, with scenic stops, group bonding activities and sightseeing along the way
  • Day 5: Full day sightseeing in Jaipur
  • Day 6: Return to Dehli and visit one of our partner schools
  • Day 7-9: Explore Varanasi
  • Day 10: Fly home
Cambodia

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

  • Day 1: Arrive in Siem Reap
  • Day 2-6: Local community project work. Gapforce has links to projects in the area including business development organisations and schools in disadvantaged communities
  • Day 7: Siem Reap Temple Tour
  • Day 8: Travel to Phnom Penh, with scenic stops, group bonding activities and sightseeing along the way
  • Day 9: Killing Fields tour
  • Day 10: Fly home
Thailand

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.

  • Day 1: Arrive Bangkok, travel to Singburi
  • Day 2: Begin local school renovation project
  • Day 3-4: School library rennovation
  • Day 5: Elephant Sanctuary visit
  • Day 6: Bangkok city tour & Grand Palace visit
  • Day 7: Fly home
Vietnam

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.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
  • Day 2: Travel to rural community project, with scenic stops, group bonding activities and sightseeing along the way
  • Day 3-5: Ban Buoc village
  • Day 6: Half day in Hanoi
  • Day 7: Fly home
Sri Lanka

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.

  • Day 1: Arrive and transfer to Kandy
  • Day 2: Language lesson / city tour
  • Day 3: Temple renovation/ evening cooking lesson
  • Day 4: Temple renovation
  • Day 5: Temple renovation / evening dancing lesson
  • Day 6: Elephant safari
  • Day 7: White water rafting in Kitugala and transfer to flights home

Request More Information

If you would like more information about our group trips in Asia, please get in touch or call 0207 384 3028.

Remember, all our expeditions are created bespoke so you’re not restricted by what you see here. If you’re undecided about where to go, just call us, we love sharing ideas.

Call us for more details 0207 384 3028 or email us at info@gapforce.org

  • 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.

    Rugby School (North India) OU, Student

Email: info@gapforce.org

 Call: 0207 384 3028 

Welcome to Africa

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.