6 Best Responsible Tours For 2020 That You Can Choose For Your Gap Year
You're surely keen to take a break and set out for a meaningful journey, doing something different while making a mark in others' lives. Now is the time to do that - for you never know what tomorrow might bring for you! Whether you wish to explore the beaches of Thailand and volunteer with the elephants or walk down the bustling lanes of India while volunteering with children, these programs will surely fill your bags with hundreds of memories that you'll cherish forever and make you a responsible traveler.
Here are the 6 best 'Responsible Tours', curated by Go Discover Abroad, that you must check out!
If you've been planning to explore India during your gap year abroad, then what can be better than embarking on a journey that'll let you discover the country in the most beautiful manner, give you a chance to explore the nooks and corners while soaking in the history and volunteer for a meaningful cause, by serving the underprivileged kids. The 'Discover India' Tour aims to provide you the best experiences in the Northern part of the country, over a span of 3 weeks. It has been designed in a way that you can get a keen insight into the lifestyle, culture, heritage & history, architecture as well as the flora & fauna that Northern India beholds. Gap year students, backpackers, and solo travelers should definitely indulge in this and experience the goodness of being a responsible traveler. And if you're craving for more, you can choose to spend a week by the beaches in Goa and get tanned too!
Looking for a budget-friendly destination for your gap year adventures? Well, what can be better than this tiny Asian nation tucked in the lap of the Himalayas, which is the sacred land where Gautama Buddha was born as well. Like any other developing Southeast Asian country, Nepal, too, has a huge underprivileged population whom you can help by volunteering. Spending your time in this country will only give you the opportunity to help the needy, but you'll also get to live amidst nature and indulge yourself in some real adventurous endeavors! You'll get to soak in the Buddhist vibes, learning more about his teachings and enlighten yourself through your experiences. Needless to say, it'll be one of the best journeys of your life, that'll surely turn you into a more humble and compassionate person.
None can deny the fact that Thailand is the most popular gap year destination and for years, backpackers have been traveling to this breathtakingly gorgeous land - to soak in the sun and dive in the turquoise waters, to play with the elephants and teach the monks, to witness the grandeur of the wats and hike through the jungles, and much more! Curated for all those who are seeking an extra dose of the adrenaline rush, being a part of this program, you'll get to be a part of the bustling life in Bangkok and experience the charm of the late-night parties at Khao San Road, before traveling to the tranquil town of Surin, where you'll be living a soulful life at an elephant village with the mahout community (caregivers for elephants). Are you already excited to kick start your gap year in Thailand, in the most responsible manner possible?
A country that is home to some of Africa's most popular national parks, the gorgeous Lake Victoria, as well as the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, rising above the Serengeti - Tanzania is surely there on your travel bucket list. A thrilling and adventurous hub for student travelers and backpackers in their gap year, Tanzania turns out to be a popular destination offering numerous scopes for community service and volunteering opportunities to the enthusiasts. This is your chance to get engaged in a meaningful volunteering project with children at an orphanage in Arusha. Apart from that, you'll be closely associated with the native, knowing more about their lives and lifestyle, learning their language and savoring the authentic taste of their cuisine. And can any trip to Tanzania be complete without visiting Serengeti? Actually, we have more in store for you! Along with Serengeti, you'll also be visiting Ngorongoro Conservation Area as well as Lake Manyara National Park. So stop procrastinating any longer and plan for your gap year trip in 2020!
If your heart feeling an urge to set out for a beautiful land where nature unfolds at its own pace, the waves break at the golden shores, the wildlife roams around freely and the people greet with warmth? Then my friend, you surely need to take a break and set out for an adventure of a lifetime in South Africa. And to make it even more worthy, sign up for the incredible volunteering program curated by Go Discover Abroad and work at the pre-schools and Educare centers in Cape Town. While you need to focus on lesson planning, building interactive class routines, etc., your main aim should be to shower the little ones with immense love & care. Other than that, you'll get to explore the wilderness of South Africa - go for bungee jumping at The Bloukran Bridge, standing at a whopping height of 709ft, experience a road trip along the Garden Route, hike up the Table Mountain and much more!
If you're not keen to spend a long time and looking for a short yet meaningful volunteering opportunity, which will also allow you to explore a bit of the host country - then probably this Short Term Voluntour in Kenya is the best program for you! To say the least, it will surely satisfy your wanderlust and open the doors to an absolutely new world. You'll get to work with a bunch of infants and toddlers at a childcare center in the outskirts of Nairobi and experience the thrilling game drives at Maasaimara over the weekends, Apart from that, you'll get to soak in the authentic Kenyan vibes, savor their delicious cuisine, shop at the Maasai markets and head back home with beautiful memories and incredible experiences.
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