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Gap Year Trips

Sun, sand, and somewhere extraordinary - our gap year trips combine adventure with life-changing travel.

Gap Year Trips

From the unspoiled white sand beaches of Koh Rong Sanloem to a vibrant sunrise on the Great Wall of China - a Dragon Trip takes you under the skin of the countries you visit. Whether you're looking for adrenaline-pumping excitement, historical exploration, or a chance to make friends for life, our group gap year trips are designed with you in mind. You'll eat brand new foods, live like the locals, and see all the best bits across Asia.

26-day China Loop

Explore the tropical south, rural west, historic north and the flourishing east, in one of the best-value backpacking China tours.

31-day Southeast Asia Adventure Tour

Trek through the jungle, meander down the Mekong, and snorkel by white sandy beaches.

14-day North India Group Tour

Explore the rich, vibrant and diverse culture of India with our 14-day North India adventure tour.

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Why You Should Take a Gap Year Trip: The Benefits of Group Travel

We’ve all dreamed of taking a gap year. Spending months travelling the globe, being immersed in incredible, unique cultures the world over, and meeting amazing people along the way. But what do you do if a year isn’t feasible? 

That’s where group tours come in. Shorter than time spent travelling solo, a group tour offers the same exposure to brand new experiences but provides a structure and schedule that ensures you don’t waste time that you don’t have. […]

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How to Travel as a Student

Being a student on a budget and travelling the world might sound like two things that don’t go hand in hand. But, we’re letting you in on a little secret: you can study and see the world! Check out our tips below on how to balance the books and backpacking, and how you can make your dreams come true and travel as a student. […]

Reviews of The Dragon Trip

Average Customer Rating:  4.7/5  

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31-day Southeast Asia Adventure Tour

Everything I expected and more. From feeding / washing Elephants to swimming with plankton that lights up as you move past. We have seen some truly spectacular scenery and I have made memories that will stay with me forever.


13-Day North India Tour

The adventure of my life, but I’m sure it wouldn’t have been half as nice without our guide Dee. He was not only a guide but more like a good friend. Thanks to The Dragon Trip for the great experience…


25-day China Loop

Exceptional tour. Covers all the major highlights in every city and more. Professional guides at each destination. Superbly organized and run. Would recommend to anyone wanting to see the real China off the beaten track.


31-day Southeast Asia Adventure Tour

I have had an amazing time travelling Southeast Asia with Dragon Trip! The tour guides have all been fab and made the experience so unique and fun. I have met some amazing people thank you x


About our Gap Year Trips

Travelling Sustainably

Our gap year trips take you through urban, rural, and everywhere in between. Every step of the way, we make sure to travel with respect for our groups, our Adventure Leaders, and the communities we visit on our travels. We use public transport, stay in small hostels and with local communities, and ensure we clear up after ourselves as we travel.

Our Adventure Leaders

Your guide will be an expert on the places we visit and English-speaking, leading you through fascinating, budget friendly, authentic experiences with a passion for their country and a smile. They’re often local to the area as well, meaning that when you’re exploring amazing new places, you’re going to all the best spots – exactly where the local communities go themselves.

The People

 No Dragon Trip is ever the same, and that’s thanks to our amazing travellers. Our Dragons come from all over the world, from every background – but everyone is united by a passion to explore the world. Before your tour starts, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your group, meaning you’ll be exploring Asia with friends by the time you’ve landed.

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