Active Vacations for Seniors

This is a guest post by Heather Green

Vacation is no time to slow down. You can get out and see the world and remain physically fit at the same time. Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, or just walking through beautiful scenery, there are many active vacations designed with seniors in mind.

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You can choose from packages offered all over the world, or you can look for an excursion in your own community. The key is to find something that you enjoy doing and that gets you outside doing something active.

Here are a few active vacations designed for seniors that you might consider:


SpaFari offers “The Ageless Active Vacation for Seniors,” which tours places in the United States including California, Colorado, and Arizona, as well as locations overseas, including Indonesia, Italy, and England. Tours include activities such as walking and hiking, while also teaching ideas for “optimizing your body’s health and sense of vibrant well-being.” The tours are open to seniors 60 and older.

Elder Expeditions

Travel with fit and active companions age 50 and older and enjoy a wide variety of activities, including riding horses, hiking, whitewater rafting, hot air ballooning, guiding a dog sled, cycling, zip lining, and much more. Vacations are typically one to two weeks and travel to a wide variety of locations.

ROW Adventures

Canoe on the trail that Lewis and Clark explored in Missouri, cruise on the Nile River, or yacht in Croatia or Turkey with these vacations designed for seniors 50 and older. There are even packages designed specifically for women if you’re interested in traveling solo or with another female friend.

The World Outdoors

This company offers active vacation packages for all kinds of travelers, including tours designed specifically for seniors. Vacations designed for seniors include adventures cruises, hiking tours, multisport tours, and more.

American Hiking Society Volunteer Vacations

Enjoy a fun and active vacation while also doing something to give back. These volunteer vacations involve building and maintaining trails around the country. Volunteers are aged 18 to 80 and can get involved to help out, be active, and see the country.

Of course, you don’t have to sign up for an organized tour to enjoy an active vacation. Seniors can create their own active vacations by hiking, cycling, swimming, walking, climbing, or white water rafting. There are beautiful trails, rivers, and mountains around the country. You will never run out of possibilities, so get out there and explore!

Have you taken an active vacation? Tell us about what you did and where you went in the comments!

Author Bio: Heather Green is a Christian mom, freelance writer, pet lover and the resident blogger for, a free informational website offering tips and advice about online medical assistant programs and nursing guides.

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