Gap years have always been popular with students but there’s now a new trend emerging for ‘grown up gappers’. Brits that have lost their jobs recently are opting to take a career break and travel the world on an extended super holiday.
The 30-55 age group is now more than twice as likely to take a break than the 18-24 age group. According to research, budgets are looking pretty healthy, with nearly $5,000 (£3,000), being set aside by travelers. So if you are looking for some inspiration, check out these ideas:
Vietnam – Off The Beaten Track 30 Days – This tour is for those seeking adventure and who want to take the road less traveled and really explore Vietnam.
Nepal – Annapurna Circuit Trek23 Days – This circuit is renowned as one of the most spectacular and varied walks in the world with lush green valleys and fascinating villages that offer impressive snow-capped views of the white Himalayas.
West Africa – 7 Country Explorer 21 Days – Discover the very best of Western Africa on an incredible cultural journey through the countries of Senegal, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Ghana, Togo and Benin.
India, Bhutan and Nepal 20 Day Tour – Explore three incredible countries within one trip, which takes you through Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in India, Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Trongsa, Bumthang, Wangdue and to Kathmandu in Nepal, on a trip packed with culture, nature and history.
South India Group Tour 20 Days – Visit South India with its abundance of culture, history and stunning nature and visit Chennai, Kancheepuram, Mahabalipuram, Pondicherry, Tanjore, Madurai, Trichy, Munnar, Thekkady, Periyar Lake, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Kovalam.
Bhutan – Laya-Gasa Trek 19 Days – Challenge yourself to the Laya Gasa Trek through the beautiful natural landscapes of farmland, alpine pastureland, impressive peaks and numerous isolated Dzongs, with plenty of cultural and historical interests on your exhilarating journey.