Best Holiday Destinations for the over 50s

Best holiday destinations for over-50s

If you’re looking for the best holiday destinations for the over 50s or seeking a relaxing post-retirement getaway and ready to step out of your comfort zone and try something new on a solo holiday? Over-50s holidays in the UK don’t offer up much adventure.

So, we’ve rounded up the most tempting trips for over-50s overseas, covering off the likes of jungle adventures in Costa Rica’s Cloud Forests, safari in Sri Lanka and a relaxing couple of days on the Floating Garden, Madeira.

To make things easier, we’ve also included tonnes of our Multi-Centres to give you plenty of holiday ideas, whether you’re an over-50s single or over-50s couple.

They offer up the chance to explore multiple places on one trip, with each stage all sorted for you – transfers, meals, entrance fees, English speaking guides and flights.

Head off on safari in Sri Lanka

Always fancied a chance to spot the Big Five on safari? Sri Lanka’s your best bet for national parks which are home to wild elephants, leopards and water buffalo. Head on a week-long tour to the tear-drop shaped island, and tick off a safari at Minneriya National Park.

On the same tour, you’ll also get a chance to climb Sri Lanka’s second most dramatic sight – the majestic Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Rising dramatically from central plains, the rock’s carved with colossal lion paws, and surrounded by lily-pad-covered moats.

If the climb has you gasping for a cuppa, you’ll be pleased to know that tour also includes a chance to refuel at Sri Lanka’s famous tea plantations. Finishing off a week of adventure, the 14-night trip includes a final week relaxing on barely-touched beaches at a hotel of your choice.

Hike through jungles and cloud forests in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s becoming increasingly popular when it comes to over-50s holidays. And with our eight-night Multi-Centre holidays, it’s no surprise. Dip into hot, volcanic springs and waterfalls in Arenal, tour coffee plantations and walk high above cloud forests on hanging bridges. Finish off four nights of exploring with another four nights pitched up on bright-white beaches lapped by bath-warm turquoise waters.

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