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“India Volunteer 2 weeks”

Written on: 18/09/2014 by CiaraM82 (1 review written)

Firstly 2weeks was not long enough in Goa India, the camp we stayed at was very basic but enjoyable the staff and people I met on the trip as a whole were awesome. I volunteered to work in the orphange however I did not enjoy this and was able to change to a more suited workplace. Take lots of photos, bring an empty bag as you can buy everything you need over there and take clothes etc back home. Taste all the foods and enjoy the experience… Read Full Review

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“An Unforgettable experience”

Written on: 16/08/2014 by PaytonKelly78 (1 review written)

The Thailand Experience was incredible. I made so many awesome friends, and met amazing people. Our tour guide was brilliant throughout and ensured we had a brilliant time and helped us with any quiries. The volunteering was fantastic at the nursery where we got to play with kids all morning then helped decorate the outside walls with animal paintings! Would recommend this trip to any new traveller who isn't sure how to start travelling, or doesn't want to do it alone… Read Full Review

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“Malawi Sports and Community changed my life! ”

Written on: 06/08/2014 by JazzHobbsRex (1 review written)

Well where can i start? I had this crazy idea that i wanted to travel out to Malawi in Africa and coach sports to the locals to make a difference in their community. I googled that and Real Gap were the first to come up on the search engine. After being glued to the website for a solid 3 days i decided to email and get in touch to see if it was even possible to organise such a big trip with only two weeks to prepare! Real Gap were straight on it and gave me all the information i needed and… Read Full Review

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“Zambia Community Project”

Written on: 06/08/2014 by Shaw220 (1 review written)

It's not the mistake that defines the agent, it's the way they deal with a mistake. I had a few teething problems with Real Gap as do other people I can see. My main problem was that as a naive first time traveller, I thought Real Gap did everything in county as well as the set-up. I trusted the brand and felt safe. Once I signed up for the project, I found out that the in-country host was completely seperate to Real Gap and Real Gap was basically an advertisement like say Rightmove is for a… Read Full Review

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“The best experience! ”

Written on: 05/08/2014 by LauraWalvin (1 review written)

I had the best time of my life and met the most amazing people on the Thailand island hopping trip. The trip was really fun and had a good balance of planned activities and free time. The tour reps were amazing and really fun, they were knowledgable of Thailand and always there if you needed them. Thailand was beautiful and definitely one of the top places to visit. I would go for longer next time and visit more areas in Thailand. The accommodation was what I expected, basic and clean. Overall… Read Full Review

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“Mis-sold!!! website is misleading (australia paid work) ”

Written on: 24/07/2014

I used real gap as it was spoken about by a friend. they had never used it but heard they were ok. my plan had been to oz and looking for work from the uk was proving difficult. So the website stated that real gap will support you to have a job within a few days landing in oz. it wasn't till i asked specifically about the work they would be finding for me that i learnt the truth. Apparently it was up to me to source the work and interviews etc. This confused me as when booking with them i was… Read Full Review

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“Sydney Paid work and Intro”

Written on: 09/07/2014 by MelKab (1 review written)

A really good week, a great way to meet new people in a new city and get to explore the highlights of Sydney. You stay in Wake Up hostel which is a really great hostel to meet people in. The wine tasting was great, and the buffet up the Sydney Tower is so good! You can eat as much as you like :) Not too much of a fan of the surfing lesson, its quite a long way to go for only a 1.5 hour lesson, plus its a bit of a rush to go out afterwards on the pub crawl. But maybe if I liked surfing I would… Read Full Review

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“USA Western Wonder”

Written on: 12/06/2014 by pashley95 (1 review written)

I went on the 7 day western wonder a few weeks ago and it was the best thing i've ever done. The trip was a Trek America trip however i booked it through Real Gap and the people who helped me book the trip were really helpful. They were always willing to answer any questions i had and were really friendly and helpful over the phone. The only thing i would say is they didn't let me know i needed a visa until i asked. I would definitely book through real gap again and i'm hoping to do the… Read Full Review

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“Wouldn't trust any other travel agent”

Written on: 06/06/2014 by cally.strowbridge (1 review written)

Real Gap as a third party is brilliant at coordinating between travel companies and customers. My experiences in both Vietnam and Zambia were great, but they started off on he right foot because I booked through Real Gap. I've only ever booked the actual trip and not flights or insurance, so I don't know how they are with those things. But any questions I've had have always been dealt with quickly and thoroughly… Read Full Review

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“Once in a Lifetime”

Written on: 20/05/2014 by Kate_Rist (1 review written)

This trip, 'Live with Lion cubs' was absolutely amazing. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, from making the babies bottles to cutting up meat for the older cubs, to even slicing up dead cows for the fully grown lions, this trip was never dull and had me attempting things I never though I would do. The people were amazing and the place was brilliant, as was the accommodation and food, being of a higher standard than I thought it was going to be. Meeting all the other girls from Real Gap… Read Full Review

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“south African big 5”

Written on: 01/05/2014 by oliviawhiteside (1 review written)

Very efficient, couldn't have wished for better organisation when planning my trip. My Real gap coordinator was so helpful, helping me decide which trip would be best for me after getting to know me and sorting everything for me with no problems. She also responded to any questions I had immediately. Another real gap coordinator who I had spoken to before contacted me to check how my planning was going which shows they all really care. I will be planning my next trip with real gap. The trip was… Read Full Review

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“Trip of a lifetime! INDIA EXPERIENCE!”

Written on: 15/04/2014 by kristad5 (1 review written)

I am quite shocked to read about other peoples apparent "negative" experiences. I am sorry to hear your trip didn't meet your expectations. My experience on the other hand was absolutely flawless. The organization was very satisfying and the people I met along the way were incredible. I would highly recommend the Real India Experience to anyone! I loved the fact that I ran around all over India seeing and doing new things, including top favourites like riding an elephant, camel safari into the… Read Full Review

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“China Ultimate Adventure”

Written on: 20/03/2014 by JennaFinch303 (1 review written)

I did the China Ultimate Adventure trip with Real Gap last year and had the most amazing time. I was quite nervous about going as it was my first time travelling and I'm so glad I chose to go with Real Gap. The service I received was brilliant and everyone I spoke was really helpful and reassuring and they answered all my questions. The trip itself was absolutely brilliant from start to finish and we saw all of the main attractions as well as some other places which normal tourists wouldn't get… Read Full Review

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“Lion Cub Experience was the best two weeks of my life”

Written on: 12/03/2014 by cristylouise (1 review written)

Words cannot fully describe how amazing it was to volunteer on the Living with Lion Cubs programme. I cannot recommend it more highly. It is a totally different experience than just visiting on holiday. The amount of interaction with the cubs and ALL the other animals as well was the best bit. I will never forget the animals (Rory and Savannah, my favourites!). You get to work with the lions, cheetahs, giraffes, ostriches, meerkats, hyenas and many more. I travelled out there by myself, which… Read Full Review

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“Thailand Experience AMAZING!”

Written on: 14/01/2014 by Parky25 (1 review written)

REAL GAP - THAILAND EXPERIENCE - DEC 2013 This was my first time traveling alone and to a place other than the usual holiday destinations eg Spain, Greece so I was nervous, excited, anxious and had so many mixed emotions about the trip but I had nothing to worry about! I had the best month of my life, met friends that I will stay in touch with forever. We have only been back two weeks and we are already planning a date to meet up. From the moment I was picked up from the airport I loved… Read Full Review

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“Awesome Variety”

Written on: 22/11/2013 by Chantillylace (1 review written)

Real Gap offers so many different options and has a great variety of trips! There is something for everyone! They are very helpful, always answer your questions and are reasonably priced. I am using Real Gap for the 2nd time this year, and I will definitely use them again! :) … Read Full Review

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“Costa Rica Turtle & Surf”

Written on: 20/11/2013

I booked the Costa Rica Turtle & Surf programme for two weeks in November 2013. I wanted an adventure that would have me doing things other than just paying through the nose for 'tourist activities', and I wanted to get close to the culture - this certainly didn't disappoint. The booking team were very helpful, and were in contact regularly. I did my own research on air travel so had an approximate cost in mind; when RealGap offered to search for air travel, they did and were only £20 - £30… Read Full Review

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“Very disappointing”

Written on: 03/11/2013

I went to Costa Rica this summer to "teach English" in a school with a friend of mine. Whilst booking, the members of staff who helped me were great, really helpful and friendly... however... when arriving in Costa Rica, it started to go downhill quite quickly. Having been promised airport pick up, there was no one there when we landed, we had to make our own way to our hostel, which was terrifying in a new country. The hostel was pleasant and when we finally met a member of the Real Gap team… Read Full Review

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“Awesome Experience”

Written on: 14/10/2013 by Brett_57 (1 review written)

I booked with real gap for the 4 week teaching in Rio experience, the experience was one of the best of my life you meet great people and get to truly experience how the culture works. Real Gap was extremely helpful as well I had many questions about things about the experience and they even helped me choose which experience was best for me, The staff at real gap were extremely helpful and helped answer all my questions (which were a lot) and I'm extremely grateful for this because without… Read Full Review

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“Don't use Real Gap”

Written on: 13/10/2013 by AMarquis (1 review written)

I booked on the china ultimate adventure for August 2013. I'd already been travelling for 4 months and wanted to finish on a high as China was the country I'd been most looking forward to seeing. I so wish I'd booked with intrepid / STA (I'd used them for other tours). From the moment we arrived in China real gap let us down time and time again. The guides they'd 'organised' were uninformed and had no skills to lead or group or educate us about their areas. Hostels were so cheap and disgusting… Read Full Review

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