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What Is An Xtreme Gap Year?

“A period, typically an academic year, taken by a student as a break between secondary school and higher education.”
is what it says in the American-English Oxford dictionary. It was, traditionally, a year to lose your wild hairs before committing to your study, your new career or family of 5. To do those things that you have always dreamed about all the way through high school, and made you keep your sanity through math  class.

That was back in the good old days. Present day, a gap year can be taken by anyone, in any stage of their life and for any which reason. It can be taken for a week. For months. Or a year or longer.

It is time taken off do something out of the ordinary, to go somewhere beautiful and exciting. This can be anyone in their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s (but we have to admit, the younger ones seem far more adventurous than the ‘oldies’). But nothing is weird, even a granny  becoming a dive master or jumping off a bridge  fits the profile of an Xtreme Gapper, as long as it’s AMAZING!

That’s where we come in! We offer you awesome travel experiences, a lot of them we have checked out ourselves.

We are all experienced travelers. Shark divers. Elephant riders. Cultural explorers and party people with xtreme hangovers.

We are a super international bunch, (we have offices ALL over) and you totally benefit from that! And you mostly even end up saving money on your trips by letting us help you out!

Xtreme Gap Year.  Verb. A Doing word. Conveys ACTION!

Why are we  called Xtreme Gap Year? Because we create xtremely awesome experiences that will take you out of your comfort zone, push your limits.  You will find out what you are capable of and that will make you grow as an individual.  Not in the OMG  I am freakishly tall kind of way. But in the good way. Releasing  the inner superhero kinda way.

So what will you do and where will your go?  We sure hope not some lame boring tourist trap. You are not a sheep, you are an awesome individual. That’s why you want to travel with the coolest travel company out there!

How much time do you have to spend?

Whatever your time frame and budget, we know how to get the most out of it! Whether it is a one week escape from reality or a year long exploration of all corners of our beautiful planet, Xtreme Gap Year is where our adventure starts! The fun begins when you start dreaming, then start planning (that’s where we come in) and then you’re off! We’ll do everything we can to make sure you actually go and not chicken out on the last moment. What, you think you’re the only one who gets cold feet?

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Xtreme Gapper Feedback

Did you know in an independent survey of all of our previous customers 97.5% would recommend to a friend travelling with Xtreme Gap Year?!

Hi Debby and Ollie,

I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for helping me organise the trip to Sri Lanka and for playing a large part in me choosing to go there! I had the most wonderful month and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, Sri Lanka is absolutely beautiful! I also wanted to let you know that I changed my itinerary whilst I was out there because I found out about all the volunteer opportunities that are available. I asked Dhamikke if I could volunteer at the girls orphanage and he arranged for me to actually live there for a week, it’s safe to say this was actually the most extreme part of my trip but it was also the most rewarding experience I have ever had and I couldn’t recommend it more if I tried. They really need more volunteers for so many different projects, I know it isn’t something you specialise in but if you are even considering it just thought I’d say go for it! I also thoroughly enjoyed working with the turtles down at the beach – we actually got to release 50 baby turtles into the sea whilst I was there which was nothing short of magical. It’s something that has been on my bucket list for years and it was just incredible! Basically I wanted to say a huge thank you to you and to Dhamikke and the other coordinators out there for all your help, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Xtreme gap to all of my friends! Best wishes, Rebecca

Rebecca Hanson
Staying such a long time at the surf camp also meant i could become really good friends with everyone living and working at the camp which was one of my favourite parts! and to answer the family question because everyone looks after each other and everyone so close I didnt get home sick at all and hated leaving the camp when i eventually had to go to meet other friends out in Australia..
Hannah Fletcher
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help in organizing the first part of my trip down under! I had the best month of my life.The Work Up pack was fantastic i had a great time and they have been a huge help in organizing my trip as well. So once again thank you for making it all so easy and getting some great prices on these courses! I will definitely recommend you to all my friends and book through you again!
Louise Penman, Work Up Australia
Oliver, you´re such a star \” you never fail to sweep my worries aside and your personal ´customer´ service is fantastic and so appreciated.  You always answer all my questions with great detail and it immediately makes me feel better!  I hope I don´t win the prize for the mother who has worried the most about the least significant things!!.
Julia Witherspoon (Mum), round the world ultimate
I wanted to write you some time ago, but now finally, thank you for a great trip to Thailand Fitness Camp in June 2012. I had a really great time working out 3 weeks. A great place, met some really great people and I got to do the best workouts ever! I just loved the Buddha runs and Beach Thursdays and also really enjoyed the yogas and afternoon crossfits..
Anna Almann, Thailand fitness Boot Camp
On the first day, I was met at the airport by a and taken to the first hostel. I really enjoyed my stay here as it had a really relaxed vibe and was full of other young travelers. The staff were very welcoming and took us not only on some great day tours but joined us on some great nights out too. The activities themselves were varied and well chosen. I especially loved going shark cage diving, which really was a once in a lifetime experience! As
Alison Horsfield, South Africa Adrenaline Tour

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