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10 Amazing Road Scholar Trips

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Are you looking for an adventurous, educational vacation? Road Scholar offers many different tours for older adults looking to explore the world. There are tours available to Peru, Thailand, Costa Rica, and more. Take a look at these amazing Road Scholar trips and start dreaming about your next vacation.

Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure

If you want a tour that has a variety of outdoor activities, check out the Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure. You’ll spend time in the sea kayaking, in the woods hiking, and rafting around Poas Volcano National Park and Tortuguero.

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Stairs of Gold: Hiking the Chilkoot Pass

Travelers combine history and outdoor activity by hiking the Chilkoot Pass in British Columbia. This trail was once a major route during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush. The tour ends with a train ride through amazing scenery.

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On Foot and On River: Mekong

Travelers on this tour sail the Mekong to visit rural villages in Cambodia and Vietnam. This tour includes a stop at the beautiful Angkor Wat Temple, a must-see landmark.

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Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Historic Machu Picchu is the highlight of this tour in Peru. You will hike a portion of the Inca Trail over several days through cloud forests and tundra, and will explore ancient ruins.

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Finis Terrae: Exploring the Wilds of Southern Patagonia

The Finis Terrae tour takes travelers sailing and hiking in the southernmost part of Argentina and Chile. Learn about the local wildlife while on hikes in Tierra del Fuego National Park. You will spend part of the trip at sea exploring Cape Horn.

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Italian Extravaganza: Rome, Florence and Venice at Their Finest

Those interested in a city adventure can head to Italy to visit three of its most popular cities: Rome, Florence and Venice. You will spend your time learning about ancient history, visiting art museums and tasting local cuisine.

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Tropical USA: Hike, Kayak and Snorkel Puerto Rico

Visitors to Puerto Rico on the Tropical USA tour will get a different perspective of this island. You will get off the beaten path to hike rain forests and kayak in a bioluminescent bay.

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The Greatest Road in Europe: Camino De Santiago

Join the Greatest Road in Europe tour and follow the footsteps of those who took a pilgrimage along the ancient Camino de Santiago. On this trip, you’ll see medieval architecture and learn about the legends along the route.

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Four Jewels: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks

For those looking for Road Scholars tours on the mainland U.S., this Four Jewels tours is an excellent option. Enjoy hiking in four of the country’s top national parks: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Yosemite and Death Valley.

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Timeless Cultures of Southeast Asia: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia

This tour is the perfect option for those interested in Southeast Asia. The trip winds through four countries: Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. You’ll visit ancient temples and learn about local culture.

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Deal alert: Fly to Peru starting at $251 round-trip

Machu Picchu In Peru

With a UNESCO World Heritage Site like Machu Picchu and other stunning landmarks such as Lake Titicaca, there are many adventures to be had in Peru. Copa Airlines is offering flights to Lima from U.S. cities for as little as $251 round-trip.

Other notable sights to visit in Peru include the ancient fortress of Kuelap, which is larger than Machu Picchu; Colca Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons; and Huacachina, a small village with a lagoon surrounded by palm trees and a white-sand desert.

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Secret Flying alerted us to these discounted fares to Lima, which can be booked for travel from June to December.

Deal basics

Airline: Copa Airlines. Routes: ATL/JFK/MIA/ORD to LIM. How to book: Directly with the airline or through Google Flights . Travel dates: June-December.

Related: 8 places to visit in Peru besides Machu Picchu

Sample flights

The following deals are for economy seats on Copa Airlines, which only include a carry-on. A checked bag will cost $30. Note that the Copa flights featured below include a stop at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City each way.

The cheapest flight we found is a $251 round trip from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM). According to Google Flights, this price is over $450 cheaper than usual for travel to Lima in September. There is a 12-hour overnight layover in Panama City, so if you're booking this particular flight you'll likely need a hotel there.

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Flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Lima cost $305 round-trip in the deal below for travel in the middle of September.

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Travelers on the East Coast can snag a flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Lima for $344 round-trip. The return flight includes a 12-hour layover in Panama City.

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You can travel from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Lima for $406 round-trip at the beginning of September.

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Related: 7 best ways to get to Peru on points and miles

Bottom line

As of Feb. 28, travelers 12 and older will need proof of vaccination, and mask mandates are still in effect in Peru. Don't forget your vaccination card and KN95 when traveling, and don't let this deal to Lima pass you by. Explore the history and culture of the Incas, taste Peruvian cuisine and go on an adventure through the Amazon, which you can reach by taking a short flight to Iquitos or Puerto Maldonado.


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