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‘How to’ holidays with Gap Adventures

10th May 2011 Print

Why just fly and flop when you can put your holiday to good use and learn something new? Here are Gap Adventures’ top three trips for expanding your mind.

Come back with more than a suntan on your next holiday and book a Gap Adventures trip that will give you a skill for life.

Learn how to surf, sail or cook in some of the most beautiful and inspirational destinations in the world with one of these three “how to” holidays with Gap Adventures:

Costa Rica Learn to Surf
Price: £649
Trip Code: CRLS
Departure: 9 July 2011

Take to the waves on an eight-day surfing adventure in Uvita, Costa Rica. The perfect trip for novice surfers, enjoy the assistance of experienced instructors for five days before daring to try your skills amidst the locals. Experience two ‘4 X 4 Coast Safaris where instructors will share hideaway shores, perfect for practice. Enjoy the beautiful beaches of the Pacific from your view on the board while challenging yourself to stay upright.

The price includes: Seven nights’ accommodation, some meals, overland transport, the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, five surf lessons and two “surf safari” excursions.

Culinary Mexico – Mezcal and Mole
Price: £789
Trip Code: CMMM
Departure: 9 July 2011

Become the master of Mexican cuisine on a nine-day culinary trip to Mexico. Guests will test out their knives during half-day cooking classes in Oaxaca learning to make traditional Mexican cuisine and fill the rest of their days with trips to the ruins and a Mezcal factory visit. Visitors will be able to stop in Puebla for the local restaurants and cantinas, as well as participate in a Mole-making demonstration and pop over to Veracruz for a market orientation walk.

The price includes: Eight nights’ accommodation, some meals, overland transport, the services of a CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, a Mole-making demonstration, a Mezcal factory visit and a market tour in Veracruz.

Greek Sailing Adventure – Santorini to Santorini
Price: £999
Trip Code: GVSS
Departure: 10 July 2011

Set sail on a ten-day 50-ft yacht adventure and visit the picturesque Greek Islands. Visit the island of los for its beautiful beaches and chapels and then sail alongside the dolphins to Naxos to see the Temple of Demeter. Mykonos offers many boutiques and boasts the birthplace of Apollo while Syros offers snorkeling in the sea, and Paros presents caves for exploration. Make a quick trip to the secluded island of Sifnos and enjoy Folegandros on the last day before sailing back to Santorini. The yacht offers five twin-share cabins, three shared bathrooms with two showers, and the services of a fully licensed Skipper.

The price includes: Nine nights on-board accommodation and snorkeling equipment.

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