By the time you’ve reached 50, you’ve probably already ticked most countries off your list. However, you then yearn for more adventure and realize the world is such a big place and there is still loads more out there to see and do. Perhaps life’s adventure has only just begun.
As the year’s progress travel to certain regions begins to open and certain places become more accessible due to weather or other restrictions. This can only mean one thing, and that is the opportunity for the trip of a lifetime. Yes, it can be difficult deciding on exactly where to go but fear not, we have rounded up the top places for seniors that guarantees that memories will be made.
An Antarctic Cruise
The Antarctic truly is the final frontier, the last untouched place on earth. A place filled with giant icebergs and rough seas. A cruise through the Antarctic is an experience like no other, something you will never forget and something which should be done at least once in a lifetime.
As well as the frozen tundra there are also plenty of opportunities to spot the native wildlife, from penguins to different species of birds which all call the Antarctic home.
The frozen waterfalls and ice-clad mountains will provide some of the most stunning photo opportunities that you are ever likely to encounter.
Many mainstream cruise lines now offer trips to the Antarctic.
Trek The Camino De Santiago
One of the most famous walks in the world, a 725-kilometer stretch that is also recognized by Unesco World Heritage. Sometimes simply referred to as the “walk” it has been attracting those seeking adventure for over 1000 years.
Although the origins of the walk are of a spiritual nature and most go for religious fulfillment, there are still many that simply go for the challenge and those seeking adventure, as well as history. If you are feeling fit enough, The Camino De Santiago should be on your list.
Attend a Cooking School in Vietnam
There is something very magical about SE Asia, especially Vietnam. The moment you set foot onto the streets it hits you, the sights the smells and the hustle. You know you have entered a completely different world.
What better way to get to know the locals and the local cuisine than attending one of the many cookery schools in Hanoi. You will get to sample and learn to cook a wide variety of foods, from street food to 5-star cuisine.
Cooking schools tend to take on different formats, so there is sure to be something which suits you. There are those where you turn up to a café or a top hotel, and you start learning straight away. Then there are those which provide a more immersive experience and take you shopping for the ingredients around local markets. A great way to get closer to the people.
The next time you throw a dinner party, you will be sure to impress your guests with your new Vietnamese cooking skills.
Sunset Over Paris
Although Paris is one of the top destinations in the world, there is still a chance that it has not been ticked off your list yet.
It is the city of romance, and there is no shortage of romantic activities. Watch the sunset over the Eifel tower or feast over cheese and wine at one of the many picnic areas in the city.
There are many places in the city which are also known to have some great vantage points providing sweeping views over Paris. Some of these include the Palais de Chaillot and the hill of Montmartre which is the highest you can go in the city.
Spot Wildlife in the Galapagos Islands
If you are up for a real adventure like nothing else, then the Galapagos Islands will captivate you like no other place on Earth. Around 1000km off the Ecuadorian coast, the Galapagos is known as a marine reserve and holds some of the most remarkable flora and fauna you are ever likely to see.
There are plenty of scheduled vessels that take tourists on various intenerates around the Galapagos, where you are likely to spot a wide range of wildlife including fish tortoise and seals.
An African Safari
An African Safari is something dreams are made off and taking a Safari in Kruger National Park is surely a dream come true.
Kruger is one of Africa’s biggest game reserves and provides an opportunity to spot lions leopards and rhinos in their natural habitat as well as the chance to meet local tribes.
Safaris in Africa have highly trained and knowledgeable guides to ensure you have an unforgettable experience. Accommodation can range from exclusive hotels to self-catering lodges so there will be something to suit all tastes and budgets.
While visiting Kruger National Park which is located in the heart of South Africa, you could also take the opportunity to visit some of the exotic islands off South Africa’s coast, including Mauritius or Zanzibar.
Island Hopping in Thailand
Thailand truly has something for everyone, and if you have not been yet, you are missing out. If shopping is your thing, then check out some of the mega malls in the bustling metropolis of the capital city Bangkok.
For those that want a slower pace of life, then lounging on one of the many picture-perfect islands such as Koh Tao or Koh Lak is highly recommended. Many of Thailand’s islands are easily reached by organized tours and island hopping is a great way to spend your holiday.
If spiritual enlightenment is more your thing, you will be amazed at the number of temples in Thailand. Thailand is, of course, a Buddhist country and there are many opportunities to visit both working temples as well as temples with great historical significance.
Our top places to visit provides something for everyone no matter what type of adventure you are seeking. From a romantic European city to spotting lions in South Africa. You now have no excuse, go and have your next adventure of a lifetime.