Best holiday destinations for over-50s
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.