OPEN EXPEDITIONS FOR UNDER 18S: WHY WAIT FOR A GAP YEAR?
As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic our all our overseas trips are on hold for the time being. As soon as we have further information from the government on when and how we might be able to operate overseas we will update this page.
We call them Open Expeditions because they are ‘open’ to anyone, from anywhere who is under 18 at the time of travel. The Open Expeditions for under 18s last between 2 and 3 weeks with a mixture of community interaction, conservation work, cultural immersion and adventurous activities.
Maybe you missed out on your school expedition or you want to travel with a completely different set of people? Experience a bit more of the world and all before you’re 18. Dream – believe – do!
WHY TRAVEL WITH OUTPOSTS?
We maintain the highest levels of safety to ensure that we are fully compliant with, and often exceed, industry standards expected of UK expedition companies. Outposts Ltd conforms to the British Standard 8848:2014 and as such all risk assessments and safe working practices adhere to this Standard.
WE GO THE EXTRA MILE
We’re passionate about your experience. You and your family are not merely a number, we are here to offer support and guidance throughout – from fundraising and kit advice to listening to your worries about being away from home. We meet everyone in person at our training events and we’re only a phone call away.
We carefully select the projects we work with to ensure that we are delivering lasting benefits to the people, wildlife and environments we engage with. We constantly review the projects with our partners on the ground in-country to ensure they are as relevant and worthwhile as they can be.
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
It is a leap of faith we know. You don’t know us, and we don’t know you. How can you possibly trust us? Good question. Well, we’ve been organising overseas expeditions since 1997 and had so many positive reviews from past expeditioners and parents we couldn’t possibly list them all here.
I can’t even begin to tell you how much South Africa has changed me as a person and my life as a whole. Without the help of Outposts, I would never have been able to imagine what the real Africa is like. Thank you for allowing me to have what will always be one of my most amazing and life-changing experiences.
– Will, EXPEDITIONER