Vacations with Purpose for Seniors

Get to know a country through its people, live in locally-owned, comfortable lodges, and travel with like-minded seniors

Meaningful Trips for Seniors & Boomers

Did you ever dream of joining the Peace Corps? Or do you simply crave a vacation that will take you deep into the heart and soul of a country and allow you to share your lifetime of experience with others? Whatever the case, our vacations with purpose are perfect for seniors who want to lend a hand, explore a new country, spend time with wildlife, and make new friends.

We have vacations with purpose for all ages, backgrounds, and physical capabilities. Volunteer hours range from 1- 16 hours during your trip, and the purposeful projects differ greatly – while some projects have you working with children in a classroom, others are a simple walk on a nature trail with conservationists. Our knowledgeable team of Travel Specialists will work with you to plan out the perfect trip based on any special considerations you might have.

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Activities for All Abilities

While most of our travelers are over age 50, we recognize that not everyone over fifty is the same.  This is why we have created an activity level scale that allows you to choose the trip that is right for you. This means that you won’t be surprised by the level of activity on your chosen adventure, and you can plan accordingly. A few aspects to keep in mind about our trips:

  • You stay in upscale lodging, usually 4.5-star distinctive lodges and boutique hotels
  • There is flexibility built-in to each itinerary
  • Purposeful projects are designed specifically for families and older adults, which means the level of difficulty feels more like a meaningful vacation than a service project
  • The amount of volunteering you do depends on the trip you choose, with anywhere between 1-16 hours throughout the duration of the trip
  • Trips run anywhere between 4-10 days

We define volunteer travel and vacations with purpose as travel in which one actively participates, as opposed to a tour, where guests are passive observers. Request our catalog to see which trips number of volunteer hours and physical activity is right for you.

Tanzania volunteer vacationOur Newest Trend: Multi-Generational Travel & Skip-Gen Travel!

Discover Corps has always put a focus on multi-generational and skip-gen (grandparents and grandchildren only) travel. We recognize that grandparents and grandchildren have different needs and wants, but everyone wants to be able to spend time together. It’s a blend you have to work hard to make happen, but it is possible with the right type of trip and paying attention to the right details such as accommodation choices, wake-up times, flexibility, and more.

Whether it’s a wildlife research project, dinner with a local family on their farm, or learning about the history of an ancient city, purposeful projects and volunteer vacations can bring out the best in a family by unifying them around a common goal.

Plus, we know traveling as a family can get expensive, so families of six or more qualify for our Group Discount of up to $350 off per person!

Each day I thought we had reached the high point of the trip, but then the next day always offered another rich experience. Broadening my knowledge of Peru and its people was very important. The trip exceeded any expectation that I had…the warmth, generosity, skill, knowledge of the guide, Miguel, the variety of experiences we participated in – Inka history, social projects, connection with the people, and especially the children – made for an unforgettable trip. Rainbow Mountain was one of the most deeply spiritual experiences I’ve ever had.

Karen G.

Peru: Children of the Andes

Destinations Great for Seniors

Tanzania: Safari & Service

Meet the students who will receive the new uniforms and take a tour of Mama Simba’s community. Help paint schools, learn about coffee production, and of course, experience a 3-day world-class safari.

Hawaii: Ocean & Islands Adventure

Connect with several local nonprofits to learn about their conservation efforts both on land and by sea. Explore all Oahu and Kaui have to offer as you hike, swim, and relax on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches.

galapagos-babyseal-90x90Galapagos: Family Volunteer Vacation

Swim with friendly sea lions, snorkel with sea turtles, watch iguanas bask in the sun and meet wild giant tortoises up close while helping out at a tortoise reserve. Experience one of the world’s most pristine environments.

volunteer travel costa ricaCosta Rica: The Sea Turtle Initiative

A volunteer vacation in Costa Rica that allows you to help endangered sea turtles, visit an animal rescue center, and explore the rainforest by zip line, river raft and horseback.

China: Panda Conservation Adventure

Your children’s eye will light up as they experience a rare, up-close interaction with giant pandas. Prepare food and learn about conservation from experts.

Thailand: Elephants & Islands Expedition

Lend a hand at a renowned elephant sanctuary and learn from their caretakers, explore bustling markets & zip by boat from island to island.

Kenya: Safari & Conservation

Get behind the scenes of the conservation movement in South Africa. Help protect leopards and other endangered species. You’ll get up close and personal with some of Africa’s most spectacular wildlife.

belize manatee conservationBelize: Research & Conservation Adventure

Volunteer alongside local conservationists to protect the endangered West Indian manatee.  Along the way, you’ll explore tropical rainforests, pristine beaches and a vibrant fun-loving culture.

Why Discover Corps?

Discover Corps vacations with purpose allow families to spend quality time together helping others and also learning more about themselves. Each of our programs has a wide range of activities that are accessible and fun for people of all ages.

Loaded with a wealth of entertaining and educational resources, our staff are experts at creating a comfortable, safe and fun environment.

Ready to book?

Visit here to book your trip now. You can also call/text us at 1-619-758-3030 or schedule a call here for more information. We’re happy to help.

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