Real Women. Real Adventures.

Hell Bent on Life-Changing Travel Since 2014


A Travel + Leisure 2022 World’s Best Tour Operator

This isn’t just a vacation. This is adventure travel for women like you.

Experience your World with new friends and a healthy dose of SHE-nanigans 

Explorer Chick is a force changing the lives of thousands with our supportive community formed organically by the women who have traveled all over the world with us on our small-group adventure travel tours.

What we got here is a happy by-product of Real Women embarking on Real Adventures. Women bonded together by challenging themselves in the outdoors. Women who naturally encourage one another and connect right away. Women embracing our motto: “easy doens’t change you.” ⁠

⁠The friendships are REAL. ⁠

The vulnerability on the trails is REAL. ⁠

The empowerment is REAL. ⁠

The personal growth is REAL. ⁠

The cuss words, inside jokes, and SHE-naningans are REAL. ⁠

Whether you arrive as a solo traveler or with several of your closest gal pals, you’ll be greeted by a group of like-minded women travelers of all ages who love to go hiking, camping, rafting, backpacking, canyoning, surfing, kayaking, climbing and more. Basically, we’re ALL IN on anything that gets us outdoors and active!

The best part? You are taken care of by Explorer Chick’s professional, certified guides. They handle all the details: from food to accommodations to gear and extra words of encouragement when you need them the most. Leaving you to simply “mindlessly wander”.


And don’t just take our word for it!

Check out our Google Reviews to read what our ECs have to say!



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Why Choose Us?

Our Explorer Chicks

Explorer Chicks are fierce, strong women who expect to return home from adventure tours with a few scrapes and bruises along with revived gratitude for life. Together, we are community of supportive women drawn together by challenging adventure. We are real women who want to embark on real adventures. 

Our Adventures

We look at an adventure travel destination through the eyes of our eight-year-old daring selves. We think, "What is the most fun and immersive way to play in this location?" Then we let our imaginations run wild. The result is BOLD travel that is proudly not mainstream, but challenging, empowering, and life changing.

Our Team

"Give Explorer Chicks what they never dreamed possible." This is our mantra, empowering us to find our edge so you can push yours. We are your Explorer Chick Advocate with your experience in mind—from the spark of an idea to adventure tour curation with personal service and inevitable SHE-nanigans.

"Just finished this trip with a group of my now friends, 6 ladies who provided support, encouragement, and laughs for 4 days while exploring in and around Las Vegas. Our EC guide Ashley was everything a guide should be- organized, friendly, humble, supportive and accommodating. She has a wealth of experience and kept everything on track and perfect for us all weekend. Our local outfitters were also awesome partners on this trip. This trip was beautiful, challenging, and fulfilling. The kayaking is no joke- it’s 12.5 miles over 2 days, sometimes in a headwind. The rock climbing they can make as beginner friendly or advanced as your level so don’t be afraid. All the food was amazing both going out and on the water. You will not go hungry! Please take this trip or any trip from EC to grow, challenge yourself, meet new friends and experience the power of an all female experience!"

– Katrina Jones
Trip: (Las Vegas Climbing and Paddling Weekend Adventure)

"I had a lot of fun on this kayaking nature tour. The water was very calm (no power boats allowed), we saw a blue heron, some ducks, some ladies saw turtles. Kayaking was very easy - the kayaks are stable, we were instructed how to get in, get out, and paddle. I expected a more in depth "nature tour", but it was basically "keep an eye out for blue heron and turtles", plus a brief explanation of the reservoir and local rivers. Overall super relaxing and fun day on the water with awesome chicks! "

– Megan
Trip: (Private: Baltimore Kayak Nature Tour)

"I honestly don't believe that I can leave a review that will do justice to the amazing trip that I just finished. I am spoiled for any other travel agencies. Our guide, Anna, was amazing. I wrote in my notes on the trip that she embodied the vibrant energy of youth - tempered with the wise patience of an old soul. She was amazing. Slovenia is a country that had not hit my radar until recently, but the image from Lake Bled had occasionally rotated through my various screen savers over the years. Do yourself a favor - google Slovenia and understand that the pictures do not begin to capture the unreal aquas of the water, the beautiful coral of an alpine sunset, or the plum purples of a cabernet in wine country. You literally get it all with this trip - multi-sport is an understatement. The excitement of rotating through multiple adventures was well balanced with educational programs and other events that included the use of wild flowers, a touch history, and truly joyful meals. I went solo and was a tad nervous, but this trip was truly life changing. The ladies I met were incredible, and I haven't laughed so hard in at least a decade. The entire experience breathed new life into what was seeming like a claustrophobic existence, and has given me renewed energy and vitality. I am looking forward to my next trip."

– Deidre Lockhart
Trip: (Slovenia Alps Hiking Hut to Hut and More)

"I highly recommend this trip! It was a new and outstanding experience each day of the trip. Our guides, Lauren and Kirstie, were amazing, extremely knowledgeable and guided us towards the best scenery and experiences. Saw so much wildlife and natural beauty. Met an amazing group of women and shared a fantastic experience together!"

– Bonnie
Trip: (Yellowstone Hiking and More with Grand Teton)

"I highly recommend the Best of Yellowstone and Grand Tetons trip with the Explorer Chicks! We had an awesome, action-packed trip to one of the most beautiful regions in the United States and got to have so many cool experiences like seeing bears, wolves, and bison in the wild, horseback riding in the back country, seeing the geysers erupt, and enjoying the lovely hot springs. This amazing group of women was led by two knowledgeable and supportive guides, Kirsty and Lauren! Well worth the time and money for an unforgettable experience! Thank you, Explorer Chicks!"

– Julia
Trip: (Yellowstone Hiking and More with Grand Teton)

"I’ve been having an internal struggle of faith and trust. What a way to gain both! Crossing from one rock to another after a chimney climb took some courage, but mainly trust in Martin…our guide and belayer. The faith came believing the guides I would be safe crawling over, under, or through rocks. Cheers from the gals below was overwhelmingly uplifting too!"

– Jamie Korn
Trip: (Private: Hocking Hills Rock Scrambling + Climbing)

"This trip is amazing, relaxing ,and empowering. If you ever want to do something new, Try it. Sunshine, was perfect."

– Samantha Uhas-Johnson
Trip: (Private: Chattanooga SUP + Sip)

"So I wasn't on the trip but we meet them on May 2nd 2021 at the top of Ice Water Spring Shelter. What a great and fun loving group! They even had 3 different wines and a charcuterie board which they shared with the other hikers that stopped by. Finding trail magic in town or at road crossings is one thing but finding it on top of a mountain with a beautiful view is something else! The two leaders were energetic and passionate about their duties. I would highly recommended this trip. They all seemed to be having a wonderful time."

– Dave A
Trip: (Great Smoky Mountains Hiking and Glamping Weekend)

"This sounds so awesome! I can’t make this one, but hope you do a repeat or something similar ♥️"

– Kristy Russell
Trip: (Yoga, Meditation + Journaling in Chillicothe OH)

"I did this trip with a few of my friends and it was awesome. The trip was well organized and the guides Cassie and Erin are the BEST. Definitely train for this trip as it can be challenging but so worth it. The views were breathtaking and the glamping grounds inviting."

Trip: (Great Smoky Mountains Hiking and Glamping Weekend)

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