Experience the real outdoors

Experience the real outdoors

Trek the Inca Trail

Trek the Inca Trail

Revel in SHE-nanigans

Revel in SHE-nanigans

Backpack in Yosemite

Backpack in Yosemite

Breathe in sunsets

Breathe in sunsets

Trek hut to hut in Banff

Trek hut to hut in Banff

Explore US National Parks

Explore US National Parks

earn your summit views

earn your summit views

Catch a Utah sunrise

Catch a Utah sunrise

Get outside and play

Get outside and play

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Hike the Appalachian Trail

Explore the city of Petra

Explore the city of Petra

Adventure Travel Tours for Women

Discover your next adventure of a lifetime:

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 empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventure travel tours! We provide exciting itineraries to global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans.

Discover your awaiting adventure travel tour — from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages. The best part? You are taken care of by Explorer Chick’s professional guides. They handle all the details: from food to accommodations to gear to extra words of encouragement when you need them most. Leaving the planning to us means freeing yourself to simply wander and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Join us!

About Us

Travel Bucket List Adventures

US Trips

Mini Adventure Day Trips

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.

"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: (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 Hiking Hut to Hut, Julian Alps, Lake Bled, and Wine Country)

"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: (Best of Yellowstone Tour + Grand Teton Hiking)

"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: (Best of Yellowstone Tour + Grand Teton Hiking)

"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: (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: (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: (Women’s 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."

– ELIZABETH LOPEZ
Trip: (Women’s Great Smoky Mountains Hiking and Glamping Weekend)

"I originally signed up for this trip to satisfy the Wanderlust I had developed over Covid times. I ended up coming away with so much more than that. I have been reflecting on this since the trip ended (about 36 hours ago) and every time I think about all I have gained I start to tear up. I got to experience amazing hikes that were iconic, gorgeous and challenging. I got to learn skills from our knowledgeable host and guide (Dina - amazing person!) that I know will be building on for years to come. I got to learn self protection skills that were relatable and actionable in my everyday life and lastly but most importantly I got to connect with a group of women and get to know them and their stories very well over the few days we were there together. I really feel that we were all meant to be there together, to learn from each other and support each other. Kimberly was our guide and she was just amazing. I find her so inspiring and she was such an energetic, positive, motivating and hilarious force throughout the whole weekend. This will be my first of many trips with Explorer Chick :-)"

– Lana Jacobsen
Trip: (Wilderness Survival Training + Hiking in Virginia)

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