Exciting vacation ideas for seniors

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With today’s retirees being healthier and fitter than ever, it’s not just people in their twenties who are ready to travel the world and experience life outside their comfort zone. From trekking in South America to sailing in Egypt, there’s a wide range of exciting, accessible vacations on offer for seniors of every age and ability. Here are just a few ways to enjoy a fun-filled, adventurous senior vacation—without having to sky-dive or swim with sharks!

For outdoor lovers

Hiking, trekking or rambling holidays are perfect for active seniors who love the outdoors. With such a vast array of options all over the world, there’s something for every fitness level, from walking and camping along the Machu Picchu trail with a guide to exploring the Highlands of Scotland while staying in cosy local B&Bs. You could even combine it with a boat trip, such as cruising and rambling in the stunning Norwegian fjords, or across the sunny Balearic islands. Like the idea of visiting a few different spots in Europe during your trip? Don't forget to take a look at our Schengen Visa Travel Insurance before you go!

Going the distance

Meanwhile, if you’ve got your sights set on greater distances, there are some brilliant land and sea offerings out there that don’t include the typical senior cruise ships! Consider taking an epic train ride across the Rocky Mountains, an old-fashioned trip on the Orient Express, or even a gulet boat up the River Nile in Egypt. These trips are easy to tailor to your needs depending on how much you want to explore, and are a great option if you’re travelling in a group too!


Finally, there are few things more exciting than getting up close and personal with some of the world’s most beautiful creatures, be that on safari in South Africa, bear watching in Alaska or snorkelling on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With so much choice available, you’ll certainly be able to find everything from rugged, active adventures to more relaxed and luxurious experiences, making it simple to pick the right trip for your health and agility.

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