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Africa and Southeast Asia Tours for Seniors

The countries of Southeast Asia — Cambodia, Vietnam, China, and Bangkok, to name a few — are some of the most culturally rich places to visit in the world. Filled with temples and monasteries, flavorful foods, and geological wonders, the Asian continent is not one to be missed. 

Fifty-four countries comprise the African continent, with 2,000 spoken languages, 1,100 species of mammals, and an astounding amount of cultural diversity. This is the land of wild animals, rich biodiversity, fascinating people, and soil that grows delicious grapes for wine. 

Road Scholar offers dozens of Southeast Asia tours for seniors to experience a once-in-a-lifetime learning adventure through countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. 

The African tours for seniors take travelers to beautiful countries like South Africa to see places like Cape Town and Knysna, visit gorgeous wineries, and take the Garden Route up the coast to where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Mingle with the Big Five in Botswana. 


Stunning Places to Visit in Southeast Asia and Africa

Road Scholar has created some of the best Southeast Asia tours and African adventures that are great for those wanting to try something wild. Wild animals, wild landscapes, wild archeological sites, and more await those who are ready. 


  1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia

A must-see UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat Temple and the Archaeological Park contain the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire from the 9th to the 15th centuries.

Take a 15-day river cruise with Road Scholar on a small group tour of Southeast Asia to explore The Wonders of Cambodia and Vietnam.


  1. Doi Suthep Temple, Thailand

View a sight rarely seen as the monks trek and ascend the 309 steps of the Golden Naga staircase to reach the golden pagodas at the sacred Doi Suthep Mountain. Take a lecture with Buddhist monks to learn the philosophy of Buddhism, Buddha, and the way of life of the Buddhist on the 21-day tour, The Best of Southeast Asia: Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.


  1. Terra-Cotta Warriors, Nepal

If journeying on a Southeast Asia tour for seniors, you can’t miss the enormous tomb site of the Qin Emperor, containing an army of life-sized terra-cotta figures and horses. The terra-cotta warriors are one of the most astounding archaeological discoveries of the 20th century. 

Explore the three huge pits filled with around 8,000 terra-cotta soldiers, cavalry, archers, their weapons, horses, and chariots with Road Scholar. Road Scholar offers a 19-day tour called Travel to Tibet that explores the famous terra-cotta warriors and other landmarks in this beautiful and spiritual country. 


  1. Botswana Safari, Africa 

Chobe National Park is one of Africa’s wild-game-viewing areas for the Big Five (minus the rhino). Chobe National Park is home to the largest population of elephants in the world and Africa’s most pristine ecosystems and greatest wildlife refuges. 

Go on a train adventure through South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana on a 16-day tour. This African tour for seniors and all ages takes travelers through Chobe National Park in Botswana, Africa, in an open-air 4x4 vehicle with a local expert to catch a glimpse of the Big Five animals on this incredible safari.


  1. Stellenbosch Wine Route, South Africa 

When we think of South Africa, we may not think of green rolling hills filled with vineyards and wineries producing amazing-tasting wines. Stellenbosch, known as South Africa’s wine country, boasts delicious reds and whites set against stunning mountains. 

On the 16-day Road Scholar tour, The Best of South Africa, discover the vibrant cityscapes of Johannesburg and Cape Town to learn about the culture, explore the dramatic scenery, and taste wine in Stellenbosch.


Road Scholar Southeast Asia and Africa Trips

Road Scholar offers tours all over the world, including multi-country Asia tour packages and African tours for seniors. Let us help you plan your trip with these senior travel tips and go on an amazing adventure together.