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Our unwavering focus is on providing you with a seamless journey where you can hike, eat, and sleep worry free. We meticulously handpick accommodations, serve up mouthwatering cuisine, organize thrilling adventures, and assemble a team of expert guides.
Every trip page has a dedicated section, “What’s Included,” detailing what is and is not included in the tour price.
Learn more about what we mean when we say, “Mindless Wandering.”
Explorer Chick prides itself 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.
All of our trips are rated on a scale from 1 to 5, with 5 being the most difficult. For a detailed explanation of our rating system, please visit HERE.
On our main menu, you can search by Activity Level so you can find the right trip for you.
Each trip page has a section, “Activity Level” that identifies the trip level AND details the physical demands including mileage, elevations, and additional factors when available .
You are responsible for reading the physical demands and ultimately deciding if you are physically capable of participating in your selected trip.
All Explorer Chicks will be required to initial an Acknowledgement of Physical Demands in our waiver. This is for you and your group’s safety.
Yes!!! This company was founded because of a need to travel but having no traveling partner. Trips are exclusive to women and it will not be long before you are making new friends. We pride ourselves in creating a sense of community through designing trips with many shared challenges.
We do not charge single supplement fees. Instead, we’ll randomly room you with other women on the trip.
If you do dig some alone time at the end of your day, most of our trips have a single room upgrade. If available for a trip, you will be given the option to upgrade during check-out.
Learn more about solo travel for women with Explorer Chick.
Yes, if available.
Single room upgrade options are detailed on each trip page under the “Logistics” section if available. These are often limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. If sold out, then the option will not be available at booking.
Not every trip has a single supplement option and some trips only have partial single supplement options. For example, a portion of your trip could be in a hotel where you can upgrade and then moves to mountain huts which by nature are group dormitories where single options do not exist.
Explorer Chick does not charge a forced single fee for solo travelers. This is strictly an option for any traveler who wishes to upgrade to her own room.
The only age limit is over 21. Generally, you’ll find travelers in their 30’s through 60’s on all of our trips.
There is only knowing your body and choosing the appropriate experience.
Every trip page rates and details the physical demands required. If in doubt, check with your doctor, do some stair climber conditioning to Rihanna, and hike up those compression socks!
Read more about our Pro Age Travel.
We require all travelers to be women over the age of 21 at the time of travel. No exceptions.
This in consideration of all of our travelers, the group as a whole, and their motivations for booking an Explorer Chick trip – to be surrounded and supported by other adult women and to leave the demands of reality at home.
We design our menus in best efforts to accommodate dietary restrictions; however, we may be unable to meet all needs. Please be prepared to supplement our included meals if needed.
Each registration form has a space for you to detail any dietary restrictions. You must advise Explorer Chick of any specific requests. We do ask that you specify if allergies, preferences, intolerances as well as the severity. Only so we can be mindful of cross contamination.
Your guide or our team may reach out prior to your trip for clarification so we can menu plan accordingly.
In general, we will always be able to accommodate Vegetarian, Gluten Sensitive, and Dairy-Free diets.
Explorer Chicks will have to manage their diet for non-included meals and additional nutritional needs. You know your body and needs best, please plan accordingly.
Yes. The best prices available for our trips are during our annual Black Friday Sale and when the next year’s trips are released.
Occasionally, we have Flash Sales in which we’ll discount upcoming trips that have several remaining openings. These are often last minute trips. These are on a first come, first serve basis for new bookings only.
You can find our current offers on our Special Offers page.
Sale prices and discounts cannot be retroactively applied to a previous booking. They cannot be combined. One discount per guest booking.
The best way to learn of our sales is to join our mailing list and to follow us on Facebook, our Facebook Group, and Instagram.
Yes! Every trip has an Early Bird Discount that will be automatically applied as long as you book at least 6 months in advance. Depending on the trip, savings can run into the hundreds.
Why do we do this? Everyone loves a good deal! Plus, it helps trips meet their minimums early, so you can make your travel arrangements, request PTO, and kick start your Vacation count downs!
Discounts vary by trip and can be found with the pricing information on the trip page. Sale prices and discounts cannot be retroactively applied to a previous booking. They cannot be combined. One discount per guest booking.
Yes! Your wanderlust doesn’t have to wait. With our hassle-free options, you can secure your spot with a non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and spread out the remaining balance over time.
Read more on all three of our Payment Plan options.
Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your guide as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.
Your Explorer Chick guide will have alternatives or modifications to ensure the best value for your trip.
You’re in the right spot! Our trips are geared towards all levels. An Explorer Chick trip is the ideal place to learn surrounded by an encouraging community of women.
Carefully review the Activity Level of your trip to ensure that you can meet the physical demands. Be sure to pack according to the list in your travel guide (available after booking). Generally, all required safety equipment is provided (ex. helmets, crampons, harnesses, PFDs, etc). We got you!
Yes. If you’d rather lay on the beach, read a book, or take a nap, then go for it. It’s your vacation. Communicate with your Explorer Chick Guide in advance – and as early as possible – so she can make adjustments. You might be asked to simply sign out for the day.
The obvious exception to this is when your participation is required to get to the next point. For example, you can not opt out of hiking out of the Grand Canyon on Day 3 of your backpacking trip or skip a day on the Inca trail.
If you choose not to do a specific activity we have planned, it cannot be exchanged or refunded.
All of our guides have at a minimum their Wilderness First Aid and Adult CPR certifications plus at least 2 years verifiable outdoor experience. Most of our guides have their Wilderness First Responder certification and a long history of guide work and outdoor experience. We only hire women who are enthusiastic leaders, decisive in unpredictable environments, exceptionally organized, and naturally caring.
National Parks and Public Land Agencies have high standards when issuing permits to commercial operators which includes guide certifications, insurance coverage requirements, operating plans, evacuation plans, etc. Explorer Chick is proudly a permitted commercial operator in good standing on all public lands where we operate.
We also occasionally partner with other operators for our adventures. Our partners may have expertise beyond our own (rafting, climbing, surf, etc) or local destination expertise. We vet our partners through a standardized set of questions regarding their safety protocols and referrals from our trusted industry network. We consider all of our partners an extension of our team.
For all of our trips, you will always have at least one Explorer Chick employee and the trips are exclusively for Explorer Chick. Your Explorer Chick Guide’s role is to ensure the trip runs smoothly, manage group dynamics, and be your advocate while traveling.
Basically, all you have to do is show up. Our Dream Team takes it from there.
YES!!! We run several private trips every year. They’re perfect for celebrating birthdays, getting the girls together, and family trips.
It’s YOUR private trip, so you can invite the Explorer Dudes and even kiddos along.
We can work with you to run any of our advertised tours privately. In general, we can tweak them to meet your needs (duration, routes, excursions, etc).
We make it easy by collecting payments from your group members individually. We create a special booking link that you share with your group. Easy peasy.
A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit and a group minimum of 6 is required.
Send us an email Groups@ExplorerChick.com to get started!
Airfare and travel to the destination is not included. Each trip page will detail travel information under the “Logistics” section. Even more details including rendezvous specifics, airport transfers, and additional travel requirements will be in your Travel Guide provided at booking.
Read more about what is included in our trips.
Explorer Chicks are human only, so you’ll have to leave your fur baby at home.
All trips require a Non-Refundable deposit at the time of booking. The amount varies by trip and is stated in the price section of each trip page. The final balance is due as outlined by our Payment Policy here.
Final balance due dates vary by trip length. Find the due dates on our payment policy page.
Failure to pay balance in full by balance due date will result in automatic removal from trip in accordance with our payment policy.
We offer several hassle-free options for making payments towards your balance including custom payments until your final due date.
Learn how to make payments with all three of our Payment Plan options.
Please note, that all guests with unpaid balances will receive automatic email reminders leading up to the due date with a payment link.
If a specific departure is sold out, you can easily add yourself to the waitlist. You can add yourself to as many waitlists as you wish. (ex. Multiple dates for the same trip).
If a spot opens up, we will email everyone on the waitlist with the notice. You’ll then need to book the open spot as you would any other trip
Once a spot reopens, it automatically becomes open to the public. There is no guarantee or priority given to anyone on the list. You’re simply guaranteeing an email notice when a spot reopens.
Often, if a spot does not fill, we’ll provide notice to those on waitlist for other departure dates as well.
NOTHING HAPPENS AUTOMATICALLY. You’ll be responsible for booking yourself into the reopened spot.
No. Explorer Chick requires a minimum number of guests before confirming a departure. Every trip page states the minimum number of required guests under the “Logistics” section. A trip is confirmed as soon as our minimum guest count is met.
Some trips require special permits in order to run. (ex. Inca Trail, backpacking trips). If a trip has special permit information, you will find it detailed under the “Logistics” section. Please read this information carefully.
Do not book any airfare or travel before your trip is confirmed.
We notify all guests as soon as a trip is confirmed.
The latest we will confirm a trip is 2 months prior to the departure date.
For more details, please refer to our cancellation policy.
In general, trips are confirmed via email as soon as the minimum required number of guests is met. The minimum number of guests can be found under the “Logistics” section of a trip page.
The exception is when a trip requires special permits. (ex. Inca trail, some backpacking trips). You can find detailed information about special permits under the “Logistics” section of a trip page.
The latest we will confirm a trip is 2 months prior to departure.
If your trip does not get confirmed, Explorer Chick will issue you a full refund as in accordance with our policy.
Yes. As stated in our cancellation and refund policy. We reserve the right to cancel trips with inadequate participant attendance, in which case all money paid to Explorer Chick Adventure Co, Inc will be fully refunded.
Explorer Chick wants nothing more than for you to escape on one of our adventures. However, we understand emergencies do occur that may cause you to cancel your reservation.
We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment.
Please refer to our cancellation policy for full details.
No exceptions will be granted to our Cancellation policy.
This is a personal decision, however we strongly recommend buying travel insurance. It’s more than lost luggage or flight delays, but it’s also protection in case you have to cancel your trip before departure due to an emergency. Always read your policy wording to review your specific coverage and to make sure that the policy is right for you.
Learn more about and get a quick Insurance quote.
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy for more information on emergency cancellations.
Yes. You can choose to include an optional excursion or book pre and post-hotel rooms at a later time. Just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your reservation details to make these arrangements.
All optional add-ons are subject to availability so it is a good idea to plan ahead and add these extras in advance if possible.
Yes. You’ll sign your waiver, receive all travel documents, continue your trip registration, make payments, and more inside your Explorer Chick account. You’ll also have record of all of your trips in one space.
Inside your Order Confirmation email will be a link to create your account. We recommend that you SAVE THIS EMAIL and/or BOOK MARK your account link for easy access.
You can also access your account from our Home Page main menu anytime.
It is recommended to sign into your account when you book your next trip with us. Your customer information will autofill when booking and all of your trip history will be stored in one location.
Your account contains all of the essential information and steps required for your trip. Inside you’ll be able to sign your waiver, complete your registration, make payments, and access our Social Site.
With the Social Site, you can get to know the other women on your trip. It’s also a great place to share photos and videos after your trip.
Simply enter the email associated with your account. Take you best guess at your password. Then, click the link to reset your log-in credentials.
If you’re still having problems, send us an email. We’ll help you out. Hello@explorerchick.com
Your Travel Guide is located inside your Explorer Chick account. Your upcoming trip will be listed under My Activities. Then select, “View Info & Documents.”
Every individual guest is required to fill out a registration form after booking. This form gives us additional information required to run your trip. Details could include flight information, dietary preferences, emergency contact, medical, etc.
You’ll find this form inside your Explorer Chick account. Your upcoming trip will be listed under My Activities. Then select, “Start Registration.”
All Information MUST be entered at once. This form does NOT save until it is complete.
We recommend opening the form to see what’s required and then gathering everything before sitting down to finish.
Most international and some domestic trips will require your flight information.
You will receive automatic reminders to fill out your registration until it is complete that will include a direct link. Most are due 45 days prior to departure.
Your waiver is located inside your Explorer Chick account. Your upcoming trip will be listed under My Activities. Then select, “Sign Forms.”
You’ll fill out a waiver for every trip that you take with us. You will receive automatic reminders to fill out your waiver until it is complete that will include a direct link. Most are due 45 days prior to departure.
After booking, your Travel Guide will be available inside your Explorer Chick account. Included is an extensive packing list with mandatory and optional items to pack.
Expect on most packing lists your standard hiking items: hiking boots/shoes, proper rain gear, a day pack with rain cover, water bottle, layers, and proper attire.
Generally, all required safety equipment is provided (ex. helmets, crampons, harnesses, PFDs, etc). You’ll also find any trip or country specific items that we recommend.
Most tips are included in the price of your trip including for local/partner guides and restaurants. If there is an exception to the included tips, it will be detailed in the “What’s Included” section of a trip page.
Tips that are NOT included in your tour price:
Why aren’t EC Guide(s) tips included in the trip price? Allowing guides to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. It encourages our Explorer Chick Guides to provide you with exceptional service. Plus, our Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize guide(s) personally for their hard work.
Tipping your Explorer Chick Guide(s) is optional, but customary. We recommend 10-15% of your trip cost. Gratuities may be given to one guide—the team divides tips among themselves after the trip.
Most of our Explorer Chick Guides have Paypal and/or Venmo. Just ask her!
This depends on the trip. You’ll find this information on every trip page on the “What’s Included” section. If your airport transfer is not included, you’ll receive detailed instructions on how to get from the airport to our rendezvous point inside your Travel Guide.
Read our full payment policy which includes information on Non-Refundable deposits, payments, and final balance due dates.
We strongly encourage your to purchase travel insurance to protect your investment.
Explorer Chick wants nothing more than for you to escape on one of our adventures. However, we understand emergencies do occur that may cause you to transfer your reservation.
Please refer to our transfer policy for full details.
No exceptions will be granted to our transfer policy.
This is a personal decision, however we strongly recommend buying travel insurance. It’s more than lost luggage or flight delays, but it’s also protection in case you have to cancel your trip before departure due to an emergency.
Please refer to our Cancellation Policy for more information on emergency cancellations.
Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at our discretion as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.
Explorer Chick reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s behavior, health, fitness, or mental condition impede the operation of the trip.
Warning – Radical candor incoming: Some women kinda suck. You know the types, and we do not hold space for them in our community.
We have a Zero Tolerance Policy when it comes to Mean Girls and Debbie Downers.
Explorer Chicks are kind, supportive, and welcoming.
If you are a Debbie Downer that loves to complain, do not book an adventure with us. Debbie Downers not only ruin their vacation, but can quickly have an averse effect on everyone else’s trip. Bad attitudes are cancerous to our group dynamics and just disrespectful.
Mean Girls are also invited to stay home. Bullying, egos, and hurtful trash talk is the fastest way to be removed from an adventure. They will not be tolerated.
Our guides are Explorer Chick Advocates. We will remove Debbie Downers and Mean Girls from a trip because the group’s overall experience is our priority – we will not cater to nor bend to please the never satisfied, persistent complainers, meanies, or down right miserable people. (That being said, we understand everyone has a bad day! This happens. We’ll work through it!).
No problem. Send us an email: Hello@explorerchick.com.
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