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Welcome to Sober Vacations International
Est. 1987

Sober life can indeed be a larger, more joyful life. Since 1987, we’ve been helping fellow 12-steppers expand their comfort zone in safe and beautiful environments, surrounded by others in recovery. Come join us in fulfilling the promise of living happy, joyous and free!

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UPCOMING DESTINATIONS

Enjoy a fun vacation on The Mexican Riviera!

Sober Village Nayarit

FEBRUARY 11-18, 2023

Sober Village 2023 will take place at the all-inclusive Grand Nuevo Vallarta. The resort is situated on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Riviera Nayarit, and just 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta‘s International Airport (Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz) Code PVR.

Sober Alaska: The Last Frontier Round trip from Seattle, Washington

Sober Alaska Cruise

AUGUST 12-19, 2022

When you cruise to Alaska from Seattle, spend extra time exploring Seattle’s landscapes and uncovering the origin of its nickname, The Last Frontier. Our Alaska cruises is your ticket to adventure amidst the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks. As we voyage through the untamed beauty of the Last Frontier, we will offer daily meetings aboard the ship (scheduling TBD based on when we are in port.) In Alaska, you also get to sit on deck and spot bald eagles hunting, humpback whales breaching and glaciers calving: not a bad little bit of sight-seeing. Then step into Alaska’s historic ports. You’ll visit gold-rush era Skagway, salmon-rich Ketchikan, then British-flavored Victoria, B.C. before returning to Seattle.

From Amsterdam to Basel, Switzerland

Sober Rhine River Cruise

JULY 4-11, 2022 & July 11-18, 2022

Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr.  Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

Outside Cabin – $2995*

French balcony Cabin – $3995

Balcony Cabin – $4995

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Royal Hideaway Playacar

Sober Fiesta Playa Del Carmen

MARCH 6 – 13, 2022

Located on the white sands of an idyllic beach on the Riviera Maya, offers an exclusive all inclusive experience with a group of fellow Sober Travelers. Daily 12 Step meetings.

Royal Luxury – $2095/person*

Ocean Suite – $2995/person*

Press Suite – $3995/person*

*Prices are per person, based upon double occupancy. Does not include meals, airfare, taxes, transfer or other fees.

Africa

THE PLAINS OF AFRICA, KENYA WILDLIFE SAFARI 2022

September 22 – October 5, 2022

An unforgettable safari adventure waits for you in Africa. In Swahili, “Safari” means journey. To you, it will mean that – and so much more. Explore the magnificent vistas of Kenya, home to incredible wildlife, from cheetahs to wildebeests.

Single $9,995*  SOLD OUT

Double $8,995*

*Prices are per person, based upon double occupancy. Does not include meals, airfare, taxes, transfer or other fees.

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Turkoise Turks and Caicos

Sober Village Turks & Caicos

JANUARY 22-29, 2022

Set on the sugar sands of Grace Bay Beach, All-Inclusive Club Med Turkoise gives you the luxury to do it all or nothing at all!

Starting at $2295/person 

*Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy.
Does not include airfare, transfers, taxes or fees.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

SVI Sober Aloha Hawaii

Nov. 6 – Nov. 13, 2021

Overlooking scenic Anaeho’omalu Bay, beachfront luxury awaits to greet you “Aloha!” Stroll from the hotel to an immaculate white-sand beach – the only one of its kind in the area. Soak up the Hawaiian sun at three sparkling outdoor pools, wander through historic royal
fishponds, or hone your golf skills at two championship courses.

From $2095* per person.

*Pricing does not include airfare, golf fees, or meals other than those specified.

*Pricing is based on double occupancy and does not include airfare, golf fees, or meals other than those specified. Single occupants must purchase the Single Supplement.

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Want to travel, but don't wish to room alone?

Looking to make a new SVI friend? Make sure to select Roommate Match when booking your trip!

The Sober Vacations Team

In the summer of 1987, our president and founder, Steven Abrams, faced a dilemma. He was a well-seasoned vacationer, highly experienced in the travel industry. Newly sober, however, he worried about the temptations typically associated with travel. Counting on the principle of strength in numbers, he decided to reach out to his fellow friends in recovery to organize a group trip. The response was overwhelming….(see more)

Steve Abrams

President

Max Abrams

Director of Business Development

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FAQs

As we are a sober travel agency, we can offer trips that other travel agencies cannot – specifically trips that are geared towards the sober traveler.  

You are absolutely allowed to bring your spouse/partner if they are not sober.  We are not the alcohol police, and have not yet had an instance where someone’s drinking caused a problem for the group. 

We have two different types of trips – Sober Vacations and Sober Villages. Sober Vacations are most of our trips – where we are a smaller group within the resort/cruise and people will be around us that are not in program. We have daily AA meetings and stick together for excursions and meals. Our Sober Villages happen yearly (usually in the beginning of the year during the winter) and these are full buyouts- meaning you will be at a resort with 500-600 fellow sober people. All bars/mini bars are wiped clean of alcohol and instead replaced with juice, soda, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. Our Sober Villages have daily jam packed schedules with AA meetings, al-anon meetings, attitude adjustment workshops, recovery yoga, trivia, scavenger hunts, and more! So, depending on what you prefer, you should choose what vacation suites you and your sobriety the best.

You do not. We ask for a deposit when you make your reservation. Once confirmed, you’ll receive an email with a personalized link to your reservation.  At any point, you can make payments to your account, or you can pay it all off at once.  As long as the trip is paid off 90 days before your departure, you can pay at whatever pace you are comfortable with. 

Usually. If it is an All-Inclusive trip, we will indicate such. 

 

All-inclusive means food, drinks, activities and entertainment are included in the cost of your trip.  Gratuities are not included, however.

We’ve been in operation as a sober travel agency since 1987. 

Los Angeles Dodgers!  Is there any other?

For most trips, yes. 

You arrange your flights yourself and bear in mind that most destinations/hotels have standard check-in times of between 3p – 4p and check out between 10a – 11a. 

Sadly, we cannot book your flights.  Your flights are your responsibility.

That’s okay.  We have been successfully matching roommates using our patent-pending roommate matching technology since 1987. In 35 years, we’ve only had eight fatalities out of over 8,000 matches. Which translates to over a 99% satisfaction rate!  

We do not control the culinary options on any of our trips. So, each vacation will be different, but we generally choose resorts and experiences that offer a wide range of quality food. That usually includes options for people with even the most restrictive diets. 

Yes! We describe our trips as a vacation…with meetings. On our Sober Village there are 5 scheduled meetings each day. On other trips, there are usually between 1-3 meetings a day. If you are on a trip, and you want to start a meeting, you are free to do so.  We just ask that it not conflict with any of our scheduled meetings. 

Absolutely not!  Meeting attendance is at your discretion.

Depends on the trip. Our Sober Villages have between 450-700 people! Some trips are smaller, more intimate experiences. 

We adhere to the policies of the destination to which we are traveling – if it is their policy that incoming travelers be vaccinated then we adhere to those recommendations. We do not set the policies for each destination, that is determined by their individual governments. 

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance especially in this new travel landscape with Covid-19. We have a partnership with Allianz Travel Insurance. Please visit their website to sign up www.allianztravelinsurance.com – our ACCAM Number is: F019519