Explorer Chick trips are always women-only and always an adventure. We pride ourselves in curating trips for women who live an active, healthy lifestyle . What this means is we tackle the big climbs, the long trails, the bucket lists, and the uncomfortable. We don’t hold back! Life is best lived vibrantly, actively, and in motion. Explorer Chicks go home with scrapes, bruises, sore muscles, a little extra dirt, a whole lotta grit, incredible stories, and a smile.
Explorer Chick itineraries are proudly never etched in stone. We’re dynamic, curious, and adventurous just like you. We flex and we flow. We are explorers and sometimes that means taking the unchartered side trail. Sometimes it means hiking a few extra miles to see what’s around the next corner. Sometimes it means a group vote to change our adventure for something new. Sometimes it means spending an extra day somewhere because it left us enchanted.
We can do this because we limit our group size and extensively research and experience our destinations. Smaller groups allow us to play according to your group’s dynamics. Never are you just a seat number diluted among a bus load of other travelers. You deserve an experience, not a regimented schedule! Travel how you dream! Trek like a local!
We promise hysterical laughing, unladylike behavior, strings of cuss words, and happy exhaustive fatigue on all of our adventures.
Every Explorer Chick trip is led by at least one experienced Explorer Chick guide whose prime responsibility is to ensure your vacation runs smoothly, safely, and joyously. She is with you guiding your trip and working in the background ironing out details leaving you the only chore of enjoying your experience.
We always have your safety in mind. You will have a guide who is Wilderness First Aid Certified when trekking in the backcountry. Our routes and itineraries are thoroughly researched with planned emergency evacuation routes. We carry the emergency contact information for the local authorities and all of our Explorer Chicks. We always carry an emergency personal locator beacon that connects directly to Search and Rescue. We have trusted home-based parties who have copies of our itinerary, emergency contact information, check-in times, and emergency instructions. And, most importantly, we brief all Explorer Chicks at the beginning of our backcountry trips on safety and our procedures. Why share all of this with you? Because it is very important to us that we conduct Explorer Chick trips safely and responsibly.
We do work with third party guides when adventures are beyond our expertise. We develop strong relationships with them to create a better experience for you. Whether they are surf instructors, hotel managers, or rafting guides, you can be assured that we have spent our time selecting only the best operators that share our vision of outdoor adventure, safety, and service.