May is “Older American’s Month” and some of the adventure travel companies that cater to the active travelers age 50+ are promoting active vacations for this age group. “How older vacationers travel today is far different than from just a generation ago.”says Alan. E. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Overseas Adventure Travel.
While a decade ago it was perceived that the 50+ crowd like bus tours, today this group prefers to be active, hiking. biking and exploring on foot or with smaller group tours.
Lewis says that top ten travel destinations for this group include Botswana, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Baltics, Peru, Turkey, China, Vietnam, Costa Rica, India and the Serengeti.
Both OAT and Road Scholar offer a variety of soft- and harder adventure travel.
Photo by Frank Montanaro – Riding a camel in Uluru, Australia, while on a trip with Road Scholar