Exotic Breaks for an Alternative Holiday
Here we have some ideas for your next holiday that will have you doing good while having fun!
Trekking in Nepal
The Nepal region of the world offers access to serene Himalayas trails and hospitable Sherpa people. The cities are filled with ancient religious sites, beautiful royal history and warm, vibrant people. You can arrange treks through the beautiful Annapurna Range, the rural Nuwakot region or the Bhaktapur city.
We suggest that while in Nepal, you consider doing a charity walk. This is a great way to challenge yourself, enjoy the peace and inspiration of this remote place and do good at the same time. You can do the Everest Base Camp charity trek or the Manaslu Charity Trek where the proceeds are both donated to local charities. An alternative is to do the Himalaya Trek and have the proceeds donated to a charity of your choice.
The organizers of these treks will give you information on how to raise funds, and typically even plan your travel arrangements. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the scenery while interacting intimately with the local culture. I can assure you that the experience will be life changing and richly rewarding.
Sports coaching in South Africa
South Africa is a great place to visit. It is packed with a vibrant African culture, breathe taking wildlife, beautiful beaches and vibrant urban cities. It is also home to seven world heritage sites and so many sights and sounds. Having the opportunity to interact with the different cultures in this “Rainbow Nation” is a must-grab opportunity.
That is why volunteering to teach sport abroad here is such a satisfying experience. You enjoy the unique culture while helping young people fill their time productively. You also get to teach them life skills, health lessons and still get to tour the country! You will also get to interact very closely with a young generation that will forever remember you.
Depending on your skill set, you can coach many sports such as football, tennis, basketball, cricket, rugby and swimming. The best way to go about it is to find an organization that will partner you with these programs such as BUNAC, Gap Africa Projects or Sporting Opportunities. You can also go the hard way and volunteer directly, though this is sometimes tricky. However you choose to do it, enjoy yourself in this life experience.
For travellers from Europe, Morocco is conveniently located. Enjoy its beach coasts, the imposing Sahara desert, and the chilly Atlas Mountains all within the same borders. Its culture is highlighted in the Marrakech museums and ancient desert cities definitely worth visiting. These are just but a few of the pleasures that await you in this country.
However, for all its beauty and experiences, has a relatively large needy population. Creating a tour that includes the virtues of responsibility and generosity is therefore very noble. One way is to take time off your luxury tour to volunteer, even for just a few hours or a day, at a local charity or home. Find an authentic charity near where you are put up and help for a few hours. For those with very little time on their hands, you can resort to using a tour operator who donates proceeds to charity. This way, you benefit the community directly while enjoying their land.
You can also go all out and do a charity trek. There are different types of terrain to choose from: desert terrain or mountain trek. The key is to find a Morocco holiday specialist who can guide you on the best options and help you have the holiday of a lifetime whilst also doing some great work!