South America Gap Year Ideas 

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 exploring Buenos Aires, you have a lot of choice. 

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.  


Top Things to Do on a Gap Year in South America

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. 

A gap year in South America can be the experience 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.


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