Chile is a great gap year destination as the landscape provides the perfect playground for a number of activities.
If you are due to go on a gap year to South America, Chile will no doubt be on your travelling itinerary. While in the country, make sure you go on a trekking adventure to the Torres del Paine National Park. It will certainly be a highlight of your trip.
Going on a gap year or career break provides you with the opportunities to try out new thrilling adventure sports, challenge yourself and do things you would never normally dream of doing at home. It’s a New Year and time to put those New Year’s resolutions into practice by trying new things and finding the best places for a thrilling adventure. So, here is our list of the best countries for adventure sports.
South America is a popular destination for gap years, with Brazil and Peru common destinations to head to. However, for a getaway that is filled with amazing activities and stunning scenery that is truly unique, make sure you travel to Patagonia.
Rising university fees have led to a 30 per cent rise in the number of students heading abroad to work, study and volunteer, according to new figures from STA Travel. The youth travel specialist has seen a climb in bookings after the government introduced its top-up university fees for 2012. Many young people are now looking at alternative ways to bolster their CVs.
If you're looking for a unique way to spend your gap year, why not consider walking holidays in the Atacama Desert in Chile?
When you think of Latin America, what springs to mind straight away? The Amazon Jungle, Andes, and mega-cities like Rio de Janeiro perhaps? This vast and varied continent is home to some of the world’s rarest wildlife, most fascinating indigenous cultures, and vibrant lifestyles. From the vibrant Buenos Aires to the grand Inca ruins of Machu Picchu, you are guaranteed to remember your time here.
Start your gap year in an impulsive fashion with a last-minute expedition to Patagonia, and you can get 20 per cent off. Tucan Travel is offering this discount on a range of departure dates in February and March.
The New York Times has named Santiago, the capital of Chile, as top of its annual travel recommendations. Other high-ranking destinations in The 41 Places to Go in 2011, include Koh Samui in Thailand, Milan and Miami.
Groups as small as just four people can enjoy 19 days exploring Argentina, Brazil and Chile with their very own guide. The itinerary takes in Rio De Janeiro, the Sugarloaf Mountain, the rainforests of Iguazú and Buenos Aires as well as Patagonia.
Peruvian treks, Galapagos crossings and Chilean National Parks are just some of the attractions on offer in Sunvil Traveller's new Latin America brochure for 2011.