Overseas Adventure Travel Announces Top 3 2019 Adventures for Americans 55+

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Overseas Adventure Travel Announces Top 3 2019 Adventures for Americans 55+. Featured are Ultimate Africa, Morocco Sahara Odyssey and Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions.

Top 3 2019 Adventures for Americans 55+

“Our travelers are adventurous in every sense of the word and they are true world travelers,”

Alan E. Lewis, Chairman of Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.), the leader in small group travel on the road less traveled, announced O.A.T.’s “Top 3 Adventures for 2019.” Destinations on these adventures include southern Africa, Morocco, and Sicily, and are ranked as the most popular trips based on year-to-date bookings by O.A.T. travelers who are Americans aged 55 and older. Over 24,000 travelers have reserved a departure on one—or more—of O.A.T.’s more than 50 Small Group Adventures.

“Our travelers are adventurous in every sense of the word and they are true world travelers,” said Lewis. “They are constantly venturing to far-flung destinations in search of a deeper understanding of cultures that are unlike our own, which is why O.A.T. travelers are the best judges of what 2019’s popular travel destinations are going to be: southern Africa, Morocco, and Sicily. When travelers join O.A.T. on one of these top adventures, they’ll enjoy immersive experiences like spending A Day in the Life of a local community where they’ll sample daily life by meeting with locals. Our travelers will come away from these destinations with a better sense of the world we share.”

2019 TOP O.A.T. ADVENTURES FOR AMERICANS 55+

Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari—More than 1600 reservations for 2019
17 days from $5395 pp ($318/day), including international airfare

Some highlights on this adventure include:

  • Experience tribal culture during A Day in the Life of a Hwange village in Zimbabwe
  • Set out on up to 19 game viewing drives in the company of top safari driver guides
  • Witness billions of gallons of water tumble over the edge of Victoria Falls

What’s Included: Accommodations for 15 nights; 42 meals; and 27 small group activities

Morocco Sahara Odyssey—More than 1700 reservations for 2019
16 days from $3595 pp ($225/day), including international airfare

Some highlights on this adventure include:

  • Trek among the sandy dunes of the Sahara and gaze up at the desert stars during a two-night stay in a private O.A.T. camp
  • See Marrakesh by horse-drawn caléche, or carriage, and venture on foot into the famous spice market
  • Experience A Day in the Life of the mountainside village of Aït Benhaddou, and enjoy an exclusive visit with members of a rural development association for women

What’s Included: Accommodations for 14 nights; 34 meals; and 15 small group activities

Sicily's Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions—More than 900 reservations for 2019
16 days from $3995 pp ($250/day), including international airfare

Some highlights on this adventure include:

  • See how a Sicilian farm family bakes bread during A Day in the Life of a dairy farm
  • Journey to Mount Etna to view orchards and vineyards, and explore lava caves and flows with a local nature guide on a four-wheel-drive excursion
  • Discover the Valley of Temples’ fifth- and sixth-century BC Greek ruins

What’s Included: Accommodations for 14 nights; 30 meals; and 24 small group activities

As with all Small Group Adventures, O.A.T. travelers explore in small groups of 8-16 travelers (with an average of 14) alongside a local Trip Leader. In addition, O.A.T. travelers have the freedom to personalize their adventures. They can take pre- and post-trip extensions to spend more time abroad, travel on consecutive trips to avoid the expense and length of another international flight, and customize their air itinerary by choosing their airline, upgrading their seat, and selecting the city they want to depart from and return to. In fact, 88% of O.A.T. travelers now choose to personalize their adventure.

For more information about Overseas Adventure Travel, please call 1-800-955-1925 or visit http://www.oattravel.com.

ABOUT OVERSEAS ADVENTURE TRAVEL
Established in 1978, Overseas Adventure Travel (O.A.T.) is part of Boston-based Grand Circle Corporation’s family of travel companies, which also include Grand Circle Cruise Line and Grand Circle Travel. In 1992, owners Alan and Harriet Lewis established the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation to support communities in which Grand Circle works and travels, including some 300 humanitarian, cultural, and educational endeavors worldwide—among them, 100 schools, in 50 countries. The Foundation is an entity of the Lewis Family Foundation, which has pledged or donated more than $169 million since 1981.

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