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“Nepal Monastery Volunteer Teaching”

Written on: 24/08/2017

What an amazing experience! I absolutely love travelling and experiencing new cultures and getting the 'true' experience of the country. For anyone like me, this is the gig for you. I spent two weeks in Nepal, 1 week sight seeing and 1 week in the monastery. The first week was my introduction to Nepal, I had a chance to explore Kathmandu and then spent 3 days in Chitwan National park. The second week was at the monastery and this was the best! In all honesty, I probably could have done without… Read Full Review

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“Trip of a lifetime! ”

Written on: 07/08/2017 by LauraJane9 (1 review written)

I'd been planning to go on a volunteer trip for years, after researching different travel companies I chose Real Gap.. their help, experience and advice were exactly what I needed! I also booked my flights and insurance through them- the staff couldn't have done any more for me! I highly recommend using Real Gap, I have also had friends travel through them and all have had the same positive experience! Many thanks to the Real Gap team… Read Full Review

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“Best month of my life!”

Written on: 11/03/2017 by Mazeep (1 review written)

A truly unique and incredible experience, with an amazing lineup of activities! Definitely the best trip around for anyone looking to dip their toes into travel. Make sure to take plenty of DEET spray and enough money (£800 for me), and never say no to any of the optional activity because they tended to be the best! Without a doubt the best month of my life!!!… Read Full Review

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“Best month of my life”

Written on: 23/02/2017 by Millieeeeeeeeee (1 review written)

The itinerary was spot on. I was so impressed by the amount of activities etc packed in and included in the tour! I absolutely loved all of the different places we visited, I think it was brilliant to be able to discover such different parts of Thailand from the buzzing Bangkok to the rural Sangkhlaburi to the beautiful Koh Tao. Spending 24/7 with one group of people for a whole month meant that I really made friends for life. There are only two things that I can really make a negative comment… Read Full Review

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“Appalling Neglect”

Written on: 21/04/2016 by victirgreene (1 review written)

Last year my 20 year old daughter went on a Real Gap trip to Thailand. On one occasion she and the people in her group were taken on a crawl around some of the bars by the trip orgaaniisers. The organiser, who was hersel drinking, went away with the others in the group, leaving my daughter, now drunk, to find her way to the hotel by herself. She had not been reminded to take a note if where the hotel was, and called me early in the morning, in a great state of distress, to tell me that she… Read Full Review

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“Cut out the middle man and avoid these people”

Written on: 12/04/2016 by ByronFrazier (1 review written)

I went to India with them for the 'Experience' and dear lord that's what I got. The first person to call and email was told 'well nobody else has complained' and indicated that the problem was just her. When she said that others also had problems, they basically called her a liar. When we called and stated that we too had problems but hadn't had a signal to call yet, they brushed us off. For starters when they say that they provide mosquito nets, it's an bare faced lie. When we called they… Read Full Review

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“Amazing Vietnam Experience!”

Written on: 07/03/2016 by JustCantSettle (1 review written)

Vietnam Experience was amazing! You see the whole country north to south, from the big cities to "real" rural Vietnam, see breathtaking scenery, have great experiences like quad biking the white sand dunes if you want to or cycling around the hills of Mai Chau- and you get to do it all with two amazing guides who are just like really knowledgeable friends. I loved it and would recommed this trip to anybody. It's such a great introduction to Vietnam and it's people and culture… Read Full Review

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“Laos Experience”

Written on: 01/02/2016 by Trujilloge11 (1 review written)

I had the most amazing time away in Laos. Vang Vieng was amazing, such a beautiful river to glide down and had an unforgettable (well, some blurry moments!) night afterwards! Luang Prabang was beautiful I could really see myself living there. Kong Lor Cave and the plain of jars are unmissable and I've never seen anything like them, and of course Don Det is a brilliant way to round off the 3 fantastic weeks! The guides really made the trip great, they always had a smile on their face and… Read Full Review

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“Had a great time in Thailand”

Written on: 03/12/2015 by 230McCoy (1 review written)

The overall experience was amazing, I had such a great time exploring Thailand. The staff were great and they made sure to care of us, met a bunch of lovely people who were also on the trip also. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Bangkok to beaches”

Written on: 03/09/2015 by jasmineem (1 review written)

Truly had the best experience of my whole life. Would 100% recommend this trip- not only did I meet the most amazing people (in particular tour guides) I saw the unbelievable sights from 'old Bangkok' which entailed shanty like houses on the river which really gave an insight into how others live (whilst making me feel lucky for what I have) to riding an elephant and zip wiring through a jungle to completing a total wipeout course. The trip is such good value for money for what you see and… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/01/2016

when returning to the UK did you book flights back before you went or did you arrange it when you were there?

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“Live with lion cubs!”

Written on: 03/09/2015 by Urijah142 (1 review written)

Most amazing two weeks ever! Very hands on experience with animals and ranger days. Learn lots about south africa and animals. Everyone is very welcoming and you only do what you want to do. Great trip for your first time travelling alone. 100% recommend it to anyone, especially animal lovers!… Read Full Review

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“Thailand Island Hopping”

Written on: 28/08/2015 by jesssimou19993 (1 review written)

I've just got back from an amazing 17 days in Thailand exploring some stunning places with a fantastic culture to admire. I was nervous as this was my first time travelling alone but my tour guide was absolutely amazing. He was so helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and always up for a laugh. The people on the tour were amazing and I've made unforgettable memories with friends for life! The itinerary was well planned, fun, flexible and allowed me to do everything i wanted to do. Would definitely… Read Full Review

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“Teaching in Cape Town, from a UK-based teacher”

Written on: 26/08/2015 by travellingteacheruk (1 review written)

My two weeks teaching at Simon's Town school near Cape Town have been a wonderful experience, providing me with memories I am never likely to forget. I am an experienced teacher from the UK who decided to spend some of my summer holiday, for my sins, working in a school in a different culture. Not for a minute do I regret that decision. As a volunteer on this project I felt we made a real difference and had a genuine impact. Real Gap were very well organised throughout. The pre-departure help… Read Full Review

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“Thailand experience ”

Written on: 24/08/2015 by Hsgsjsvdbdj (1 review written)

I have just come back from the most amazing 4 week on the Thailand experience and would recommend it to anyone looking for an adventure and to make amazing new friends. It was perfect for me as a first time traveller to nervous to go alone. It was nice to have things organised for you but also great having free time to explore ourselves and even then our co-ordinater helped us organise whatever we wanted to do. After reading the itinerary I knew it would push me out of my comfort zone and… Read Full Review

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“Unforgettable South Africa Trip”

Written on: 29/05/2015 by charroset (1 review written)

I just got home from the three week South Africa Volunteering, Conservation and Working with Horses Program, and I'm already missing it. I spent an amazing couple of weeks on a private game reserve, doing things I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to do. Every single one of the people I met were kind and helpful, and made my trip all the more enjoyable. The Real Gap team were awesome, very patiently answering all my questions and booking my flights for me. I had almost no bad… Read Full Review

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“Utterly disgusted with tour guides training and attitude”

Written on: 12/04/2015 by mel33442 (1 review written)

I cannot emphasise how much i would NEVER recommend this group to anybody planning on travelling. To start off with, the night we arrived they had miscalculated the number of beds booked and did not have enough space to accommodate all the people on the group. Beds ended up being shared which is uncomfortable in small cheap accommodation and with new people. I do not expect nice dorms when travelling but i expect when paying such prices to be at least given a bed. This happened on quite a few… Read Full Review

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“Amazing Australian Tour”

Written on: 26/03/2015 by TomSkidmore (1 review written)

In February, I went on the Sydney to Cairns East coast tour and it was an amazing experience. Booking a holiday through Real Gap is extremely straight forward and the holiday itself was very well organised. The Real Gap website has a check list for organising all aspects of your holiday and provides reputable companies for services such as insurance. I thoroughly enjoyed the east coast tour and would definitely recommend Real Gap to a friend. The tour had a fantastic itinerary and plenty of… Read Full Review

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“Amazing Sydney to Cairns Trip Review”

Written on: 05/03/2015 by Declan.mehigan (1 review written)

Went on the Sydney to Cairns trip in February and i can't put into words how great it was. There wasn't one aspect of the trip that I would change! How it was organised, the people on the trip and the tour guide and driver made the amazing locations even better. If you're considering booking this trip just do it as you won't regret it. Time to get saving for the next real gap adventure… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic experience, best time of my life. ”

Written on: 05/03/2015 by Alana_Russell (1 review written)

I went on the very first Cambodia experience in February 2015 and it was amazing. The staff that were from Bamboo Project were brilliant and made the trip twice as good. They became friends, not leaders. The itinerary was spectacular and we saw so much stuff in the short two weeks but there was still plenty of time for our own thing and to have a party whenever we wanted (if we could physically handle it! It was tough work). The volunteering was extremely rewarding and we got to make a real… Read Full Review

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“Top Deck Sydney to Cairns Tour ”

Written on: 03/03/2015

I have recently completed the two week tour from Sydney to Cairns with Top Deck. I can honestly say that it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. The tour was so well organised but also really fun. The staff made everyone feel really comfortable and everyone got on so well. We did some incredible activities including surfing, snorkeling, skydiving, horse riding and clay pigeon shooting. The tour was so interesting, one day we were on a boat and the next day we were on a farm, we… Read Full Review

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Written on: 10/01/2016

Did you travel alone? If so, how helpful were they with helping you get back home etc.?

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