Pure Exploration Gap Years

Travelling with Pure Exploration on your Gap Year

GLOBAL LEADERS IN ADVENTURE EDUCATION AND EXPERIENTIAL TRAVEL Pure Exploration offer global adventure travel programs designed for all young travellers seeking a constructive and developmental stepping stone into independent travel, the adventure tourism industry, or the next chapter in their life. We combine a range of travel, adventure, social, environmental, cultural and community experiences into one seamless program, and add in education, personal development, and adventure tourism job training. We offer programs in New Zealand, Patagonia, Central & South America and Nepal.

Why are Pure Exploration so good to travel with?

Our action-packed itineraries encompass all of our developmental and educational ideas. We aim to provide an immense array of experiences, activities and environments within an adventure travel context that focuses on building social and community relationships and an ever expanding level of independence and responsibility for yourself and others. We run programs in our homeland New Zealand, as well as many other developing world countries and mountainous, inspiring regions of the world. Each has been carefully chosen as we think provides the perfect 'classroom' for personal development, immersive learning and managed challenges.





Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia

Adventure Guide Program - Patagonia


Patagonia. Where else in the world would you want to perfect your outdoor skills? Rugged, remote, vast and sublime - Patagonia’s beauty is unrivalled, and the trekking is unreal.
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Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand

Adventure Guide Program - New Zealand


Head to NZ for 12 weeks of adventure travel to rival any other. Whether you are looking for a foot in the door to an adventure tourism career or the ultimate adventure holiday, this program will perfect your outdoor survival skills, surround you with awesome people & explore the stunning landscape.
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Expedition Leader Program

Expedition Leader Program


This is a comprehensive program for people looking to become globally experienced and qualified Expedition Leaders, capable of leading treks into high altitude and developing world regions.
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