South America Gap Year

South America is built for gappers and there are so many trips and places of interest to visit. On One World 365 you can find the best gap year programs in South America which are a great way to meet new people, do something exciting and see amazing places. On our directory you can find read information about routes, get ideas or search amazing South America gap year programs.


Gap Year Jobs, Trips & Programs in South America

Gap Year South America

Best Things to Do on a Gap Year in South America

Researching ideas for your gap year? The following pages will help you book an experience:



South America Gap Year Ideas




South America gap year

Plan a Gap Year to South America

For some people, travel is an important part of living, whilst others never leave their comfort zone and don’t feel the need to travel. Thousands of people travel abroad to South America every year boosting local economies and seeing spectacular new places. There are so many reasons why you should consider visiting this continent and on our directory you can search amazing travel ideas.

South America is one of the most amazing continents to explore in the world where you can see remarkable ancient cultures, enjoy the atmosphere of the worlds best carnivals or relax on beautiful beaches. By applying for an experience through our website you will be able to sample the culture, mix with local people and get a totally different experience rather than just visiting places as a normal tourist.

When research gap years to South America it can be difficult to decide where to visit but by booking a program through One World 365 you will get all the stress taken away from you. You will be able to make new friends and enjoy the greatest time possible. Activities include mountain climbing, white water rafting, snorkelling, hiking, trekking and canoeing. Joining an active adventure in South America is a great way of entering out of your comfort zone and guess what, there are even active family breaks available. 

With gap years becoming increasingly popular, more and more people are looking for a thrilling week or two away from home and work. Rather than a chance to recover, you can push yourselves and use that adrenalin rush as an alternative form of relaxation. Experienced adventurers are constantly searching for new and exciting terrains and activities, while budding explorers stand on the cusp of discovering something magical; what's constant throughout is the need to equip yourself correctly.

A gap year in South America can be the vacation of a lifetime. Preparing thoroughly can help ensure yours passes without too many hitches and will be remembered fondly and spoken about for years to come for all the right reasons.





Recommended must see places to visit on a gap year in South America include:

  • Rio De Janero, Brazil (explore this breathtaking city)
  • Easter Island, Chile (stunning scenery and famous headstones)
  • Machu Picchu, Peru (trek the Inca trail to one of the wonders of the world)
  • Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (one of the world's largest saltflats)
  • Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (see the islands which inspired Charles Darwin)
  • Amazon Jungle, Brazil (amazing vast jungle)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (try salsa or kick back in this great city)
  • Kaieteur Falls, Guyana (huge drop)
  • Cartagena, Colombia (stunning city to explore)
  • West Coast, Chile (travel up / down this beautiful coast)



Advice for Taking a Gap Year to South America

There are so many places you could visit but Machu Picchu is our number one attraction to see, other highlights include experiencing Carnival in Brazil, relaxing in Easter Island, Chile, visiting the Salt Flats in Bolivia, getting close to wildlife in the Galápagos Islands and exploring Patagonia. Visiting Rio De Janeiro which is one of the most incredible cities in the world is a must.  We list short and long gap year programs with departures all year round. Usually accommodation is included in the prices which vary depending on what you join. From trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu to exploring Buenos Aires, you have a lot of choice. Search trips today,



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