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Touring is always fun, especially when you can plan it with dual advantage. You often do so don’t you; like planning a tour and an adventure together, or like planning a tour and a visit to a relative together. This time plan your tour with a twist. The Olympic Games have ended, and you may be thinking of returning from South America. But hold on, and stay a little long. The games are over, but your tour may not be over yet. Something really interesting and similar is suggested by the Travel Pulse news through the 17 Aug’16 article. The author Janeen Christoff suggests how you can plan the South America Tours after the Olympics.

Things to visit in South America – the Top Attractions

Christ the Redeemer

As you start your tour from Rio de Janeiro, the first place of visit should be Christ the Redeemer. The huge statue of Christ, which is also one of the 8 wonders of the world, is on the Sugar Loaf Mountains. This place is one of the best places in the whole of South America tours, as you watch the man made marvel in disbelief. The height and the crowd are both fascinating. You are allowed to watch it for 30 minutes after you buy the passes. The best time to visit is in the morning, and then you may spend the rest of the day with the freshened up mood.

Ride over the Iguassu Falls

The view of the Iguassu falls and the adjoining rain forests which surround the falls, and the whole area is breathtaking. Now you must be able to get a bird’s eye view of the whole thing to assimilate the beauty into your body and soul. That is of course possible with the helicopter ride facilities for the tourists. You can tour over the falls in a helicopter, and click pictures if the weather is alright. This is undoubtedly one of the most memorable experiences, the South America tours offer all tourists.

Pepino beach

This is another crowded tourist destination on the map of South America. To reach here you may start from the Pedro Bonita flight ramp at the Tijuca national Park. The beach in South Conrado is one of the best places to watch the granite mountain peaks, city skyline, and beaches.

A gastronomic tour of South America

That is not all; without a gastronomic tour of any place, your visit stays incomplete. To experience your South America tour in depth, you must taste the local cuisines, street foods and drinks of the country. That is when you assimilate the culture of the nation, and take home with you loving memories of the place.

For this, you must be open to the place and people, and must roam around the cities and places here. Walking is the best way to tour a new place when you want to know it well, and try the street food and specialties. Try South American holiday this time when you are still inside the country after enjoying the Olympics.

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Volunteering overseas seems to be attached to young people. This is not surprising given that there are several volunteer projects that are aimed at young students in their gap year. However, adults and professionals can also join in a volunteer project of their choice. In fact, experts believe that adults are more suited for volunteering overseas. If you think you’re too old to volunteer, think again! Volunteering Overseas When you have been exploring the idea to volunteer in Bali, this is probably isn’t the first time that you’ve heard someone comment, “I’d love to try that but I guess I’m too old.” This isn’t true in the area of volunteerism, but in various aspects of life too. Most people think that there is a certain age limit for doing certain things. On the contrary, your decision to embark on a Bali travel to volunteer is actually more promising for older individuals. Yes, volunteering is popular with young travelers but you can also benefit most from the experience if you have had enough life experience. You Have More Life Experience As mentioned above, your experience in life will benefit you when it comes to your effort to volunteer. You no longer have to go through the process of being forced to learn from your mistakes. As an adult, you are coming into your volunteer placement with a solid idea on what your skill sets are and how you wish to contribute your efforts. You are not here to do some soul searching – therefore, you can fully commit to the volunteer efforts within the local community. Most of the time, young travelers have ulterior motives to join the volunteer program. But with an adult, you are there just to help the local community. Anything you can gain from it in return is just a bonus. You Have The Skills You Need While most young travelers sign up for volunteer Bali programs to adapt new skills and enhance their existing skills, adults don’t have to go through that process. You already have the skills needed by your chosen volunteer destination. Whether you are good at teaching, engineering, marketing or fundraising, those skills will come in handy as you extend your efforts to volunteering overseas. In addition, knowing what skills you possess will make it easier to find a volunteer program that is well suited for those skills. You Will Find Adjustment Easier Most young travelers who join volunteer programs abroad have not traveled outside the country prior to their volunteer placement. However, most adults have – and this will give you a competitive advantage when it comes to adjusting to the local community. There won’t be culture shock anymore. In addition, you will be able to jump right into doing volunteer work because the shock of the foreign culture will no longer have an impact on you. Breaking the Stereotype To say that volunteering is only for the young people is stereotyping. Therefore, you will feel empowered with the idea of volunteering even when you are way past your youth. It will also give you an added sense of empowerment after seeing what you were able to bring to the local community you are serving.