When on your gap year it’s important to make sure that your travels impact positively on the community. In this current climate we all have to ensure that we travel responsibly and to think about how our travel has social, ethical and environmental implications. Even on volunteering gap years where our aim is to help, we still need to be aware of the impact we have. So, here are out top tips on how to travel responsibly.
Nowhere else on earth can you find so much natural diversity in such a small place. With a landmass of 272,000 square kilometres, Ecuador is South America’s second smallest country but includes a baffling array of landscapes and creatures.
If your gap year takes you through South America, then you should definitely consider taking in the world's biggest party - the annual Rio De Janeiro carnival is a multi-million pound four-day extravaganza and you can see it in style with Goway tours.
Find some extraordinary presents this year by venturing south to explore the markets of Peru and Guatemala with Gap Adventures.