Feb 15th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Adventures Appeal to Seniors

I subscribe to a magazine called “Outside.” It is all about folks who live “the active life” seeking adventursome travels.  They jump off of high cliffs, kayak down waterfalls and surf 90′ waves, intermingle with wildlife, explore caves, jump out of airplanes and things like that. There is a wide variety of adventure tours that are offered in this publication and some may be of interest to seniors who love and seek adventure. Below you will find a listing of a few selected tours that I feel you might enjoy and that may “trip your  trigger”, and then will send you off on a marvelous adventure.

The #1 in professional leadership training is a school that will help seniors in climbing, skiing, first aid training, kayaking and additional outdoor skills. University credit is also available. The International Wilderness Leadership School (IWLS) is an outdoor school that specializes in providing the highest quality guide training, outdoor leadership training, wilderness education, and technical instruction. IWLS leadership programs take place in some of the world’s most alluring wilderness, from glacier-capped mountains in South America to the wild rivers of Alaska to Africa’s wildlife-filled savannas. The programs include technical training in alpine mountaineering, sea kayaking, rafting, canoeing, rock and ice climbing, backcountry skiing/snowboarding, backpacking, and the like.

Climb Kilimanjaro
Even wanted to do that? Many have already done so. Consider joining this unforgettable adventure on Mt Kilimanjaro, one of the “Seven Summits!” Hikers climb Kilimanjaro via the Machame, Lemosho, and Rongai Routes. Each provides fantastic routes with incredible scenery. They are non-technical and give climbers a chance to climb at altitude amidst an amazing backdrop. This firm combines ascents of these routes with a descent of the normal route to complete a loop of the mountain.

The Best Way to See Alaska
The Best Way to See Alaska is by railroad. Alaska is a big place and the Alaska Railroad provides a great means to get around in comfort. They’ve put together several vacation packages that include rail transportation, tours, and hotels in the most popular, must see destinations.

Slickrock Awaits Seniors
Slickrock is a private island off Belize. This page is a summary of all Belize tours offered by Slickrock Adventures Trips. Visit three adventure travel trips that promise to thrill participants. Adventurous travel vacations to Belize include diving, surfing, paddleboarding, kitesurfing, caving to Che Chem Ha pottery cave, Tikal Mayan ruins, sea kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kayak surfing, sport fishing, kayak fishing, paddleboarding, surfing and that should keep you busy for a while.

KE Adventure Has 28 Years Under Its Belt
KE is the one of the world’s leading independent adventure holiday travel specialists, with 28 years experience operating small group adventure holidays.  You can choose from more than 300 inspirational and original treks, climbs, biking (on and off-road), winter activity, family adventure holidays and school exhibitions. KE can be your number one choice for trekking and climbing classics such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit trek and Mera Peak climb in Nepal, Kilimanjaro climb in Tanzania, Mount Toubkal climb in Morocco, the Inca Trail trek in Peru and the Tour du Mont Blanc trek and Mont Blanc Ascent in the Alps.

Backroads: The #1 Active Travel Company
This tour group simply can’t imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of a region, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power (by bicycling). These are experiences you cannot have behind the wheel of a car, or on a train or a tour bus, or in a few excursions from a cruise ship or a secluded resort. Yes, do it on a  bike.   Every Backroads Vacation is a one-of-a-kind adventure, where serendipity is supported – often invisibly – by a well choreographed backstage effort. Their trip planners are passionate about finding new destinations for seniors to explore, and their 2012 lineup showcases a collection of all-time best itineraries, plus new trips in France, Spain, Iceland, Canada, the U.S. and more!

Adventure Life
The Andes, Amazon, Galapagos, Central America & Patagonia – the treasures of Latin America are endless!  Adventure Life destination specialists plan trips that are designed to provide authentic experiences for seniors that involve much more than simply seeing the sights. True to their unique travel niche, they also offer expedition cruises to legendary regions throughout the world.

I promise more adventure tours to come soon. jeb

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