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1 Stress-Free Logistics

“WOW, Explorer Chick….just wow! I was not sure what exactly to expect, but our two guides, Savannah and Lindsey, superseded expectations beyond my imagination. It seemed like the entire trip, I was being catered to, from the beautiful condo we stayed at, to the deliciously healthy meals they prepared down to the plethora of snack options they had for the group. All we had to do is wake up, get ready and the entire day was thoughtfully planned and arranged for us. I have a gluten allergy also and our guides made certain that part was taken care of, without issue because that meant a lot to me. I went alone but met some wonderful women and left with some like-minded new friends. What an amazing experience, Savannah and Lindsey were the perfect blend of adventure, hospitality, experience, consideration and humor. I wasn’t sure if I would like Explorer Chick…now I am convinced this is the type of tribe I belong with. Looking forward to another adventure with Explorer Chick, thank you for such a memorable and absolutely perfect adventure.” Kimberly, Moab Hiking and Rappelling Weekend 

“I just got home from an incredible trip with Explorer Chick, and I cannot say enough about what an amazing experience it was! Explorer Chick handled every detail, so we didn’t have to worry about anything—all we had to do was enjoy ourselves! Our Explorer Chick guide Kirstie was incredible and brought so much energy and light to our group! Our local guides were absolutely amazing as well—and the coordination between Explorer Chick and the local guides was totally seamless, it all felt like one experience. Together, all of our guides made the trip! From the logistics and support, to the incredible adventures, to the group bonding and positivity, everything went better than I could’ve ever imagined. I truly feel like I left with new friends and a new community that I can call my own. Though I’m sad this adventure is over, I’m happy to say that I’m looking forward to new ones I can take with Explorer Chick in the future!” Amanda, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

“BEST TRIP EVER! I am so impressed with Explorer Chick! I just returned, and wow was it incredible. Everything was coordinated seamlessly, from accommodations, transportation, activities and meals. With everything being organized for you, you really get to focus on the experience and be present.” Elizabeth, Belize Jungle and Island Glamping

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2 Explorer Chick Guides

I took my first Explorer Chick trip in June, and before I got home, I was planning my next EC adventure! I couldn’t have asked for better guides Nicki and Jeannie started the trip off (6am) with so much energy and positivity, and it remained that way throughout. The surprise birthday party they planned for 3 of the EC’s was a beautiful touch and included so many details and inside jokes that we shared. The memories, laughs and friends that I made on this trip will forever hold a special place in my heart and I can’t wait to add to that with more EC adventures in the future!”  Alex, Zion and Bryce Hiking and Glamping

“The entire trip entirely exceeded my expectations! Our guide Ashley was phenomenal! I felt so comfortable and safe with her. She was very prepared, knowledgeable, patient, and kind! Her passion for guiding, and adventuring really showed through! I learned so much. If you’re thinking about doing a trip with this company, stop thinking and DO! You will not be disappointed!” Nina, Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

“I have been on 2 weekend getaways with this company and they were both fantastic!! After my first trip, I went home & checked all their trips against my work schedule and booked 2 more. The guides are amazing; friendly, down to earth, educated, experienced in the outdoors, and great hostesses. These ladies were working their butts off cooking & feeding us before and after long days hiking. Their enthusiasm only added to the fun of everything we did. Monica, West Virginia Winter Weekend

3 Solo Travelers Welcome

“Just went on my 1st Explore Chick trip, what an incredible experience! This was my 1st solo travel trip and I was NERVOUS that I would be the only one that didn’t have a friend with me. Boy was I wrong, out of our group of 9, only 3 knew each other. Right away our group got to know each other and the bonding started. By the end of the tip, I knew I had made some new lifelong friends…friends to continue to explore with! I can’t wait to go on more Explore Chick adventures, if you are on the fence…stop overthinking it and sign up! You won’t regret it ;)” Courtney, Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

“OMG one of the most challenging (in a good way), fulfilling, adventurous, and fun trips I have taken. Let me start by saying that I am not a hiker, and I was really nervous about being unable to keep up with the group. The ladies on this tour were patient and encouraging. I latched on to the strength of the group, and I accomplished more than I set out to do. I definitely recommend this group to anyone feeling like they need a break from the average vacation into something a bit more adventurous. You leave feeling like you’ve made friends for life…” Sherene L, Smoky Mountains Hiking, Rafting, and Glamping

“I was nervous about this trip because I didn’t know anyone in the group before going, but that was the same for 7 out of the 10 ladies on the trip. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of ladies – we all clicked, found common interests, shared laughs and tears, and I was truly sad to say goodbye to them at the end of the trip. I’d definitely book this trip again, and I’d recommend Explorer Chick to any lady interested in adventure travels.” Rachel, Utah National Parks Hiking Roadtrip

A group of Explorer Chick women pose with a llama in Peru

4 Supportive Community

“Explorer Chick has truly set the bar for vacations going forward! It has encouraged me to continue to improve myself physically, mentally, and spiritually, because life is never happier than when I am outdoors and challenging myself in some way. The bonding opportunity with fierce women who want more out of a vacation than a beach and a towel is unparalleled, and the trip planning is all done for you! I dare anyone reading this to become an Explorer Chick – you won’t regret it!!” Anna

“I have never been a fan of “women only” events as my experience with women has been crappy (always catty and shallow). I usually avoid anything labeled as women only. I decided to give Explorer Chick a try and I was extremely happy with my experience. I will definitely continue my travels with these ladies. They ROCKED!! No backstabbing, no gossiping, no “mean girls club”. Just 100% total support from everyone!! Teresa, Moab Hiking and Rappelling Weekend

Every woman on the trip booked it not knowing anyone, but we all became friends very quickly. We hiked, learned, and laughed so much in such a short amount of time. I feel much more confident being in the wilderness now and cannot wait to book my next trip with Explorer Chick! Shoutout to Erin for dealing with our shenanigans, getting everyone back safely, and for helping to make this trip as amazing as it was! She’s the BEST.” Jackie, Virginia Wilderness Survival

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Three Explorer Chick women hiking in the Narrows in Zion National Park

5 Pro-Age Travel

“This was my first EC adventure. Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect and almost decided not to go at the last minute. My fear was that I would arrive and be surrounded by 20 somethings and they would all be physically ready for anything. That wasn’t the case, there were women of all ages and sizes. I met several amazing women and was inspired and spent a weekend of saying yes to new things.” Deanna

“I can only speak in superlatives when describing this trip! I came home with an empowerment afterglow that would scare both bears and men. Per usual, I was worried I would be problematic, holding back the group, dragging everyone behind, and causing the rest of the group to mumble under their breath about this woman who “shouldn’t be here.” While I am relieved I trained, I couldn’t have been more wrong about group dynamics. Our guides created a sense of camaraderie among us, and supported each of us in incredible ways that produced an experience that I suspect will not be forgotten by any of us. Our group included women in their 30’s to “almost” 70 and all body types. We laughed and snorted and sang and encouraged and overcame and we all probably thought we were going to die at one point or another- BUT WE DIDN’T. If you are considering travel with Explorer Chick, just do it. Train, know what you’re getting into, but push yourself to do it. You won’t regret it!” — Adelia K., Moab and Arches National Park Hiking Weekend

“I can’t say enough positive things about this women-led business that focuses on empowering all women to challenge themselves (Easy Doesn’t Change You). I recently completed my 5th trip with Explorer Chicks last week. Before my first trip in 2018 I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up. After 5 trips I can assure you that Explorer Chicks attract a very diverse group. For my Smokies trip, ages ranged from 30s to 60s. My co-hikers came from all over the country with different ethnicities and backgrounds. The guides are what really make this company unique (shout out to Lauren and Kimberly). Explorer Chicks hires partners who excel at building a cohesive group. In this trip only two of the hikers knew each other before the trip. The remaining 8 were solo travelers. By the end of the trip we were all exchanging contact info and posting our experiences to the various social media platforms.”Tracey, Smoky Mountains Boots and Roots Hiking

“Everything was amazing! Our guide Katie coordinated seamlessly with local guides to create an unforgettable experience. Our group ranged in age from 30’s to 60’s. As a traveler in my late 50’s I had many of the typical concerns, none of which were ultimately an issue. There was ample support, encouragement, and camaraderie. Thanks Explorer Chick!” Susan, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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In Her Words

Sarah W.Sarah W. ★★★★★ The Croatia multi-activity trip was amazing! This was my second trip through Explorer Chick and it exceeded my expectations once again. Our guide Kat was organized, knowledgeable, and engaging. Each activity was so much fun but the Via Ferrara was. by far the most exciting for me! I would recommend Explorer Chick to anyone looking to do an adventure trip.Andrea N.Andrea N. ★★★★★ I just returned from the Explorer Chicks Zion Park and Bryce Canyon 4 day hiking trip and I highly recommend it! It was such a treat to be able to enjoy such beautiful nature without having to think about any of the logistics. Our tour guides, Hannah and Kayla were so personable and organized. They thought of every little detail and added so many special touches that made us feel so pampered. I loved the stunning views and the challenging (but totally doable) activities during the day. The accommodations were very comfortable. I left the tour feeling rejuvenated and recharged. It was the perfect trip! Thank you Explorer Chicks for an incredible experience that I will cherish for years to come.Christine R.Christine R. ★★★★★ I'd give 10 stars if that was an option. My hiking trip to Moab was an amazing experience. Guides, Mary and Steph took it levels above what I expected. I came home tired, educated and rejuvenated with 8 new amazing women friends.Samantha T.Samantha T. ★★★★★ A group of 6 friends joined the Zion/Bryce Hiking adventure in Utah for one friends big birthday - a first hiking trip for many of us. What a life changing adventure we had - with two incredible and thoughtful guides (Kayla and Hannah). We were blown away by the sincere thoughtfulness and consideration that our guides had for our group in addition to the outstanding experience we had in the canyon. The trip exceeded expectations and I would highly recommend Explorer Chick to anyone.Mary CMary C ★★★★★ My trip to Moab was stellar! Accommodations, activities and food were all excellent. I saw the beautiful landscape as advertised, but I actually received something even better- the bond of new friendships. Our guides Mary and Stephanie facilitated the whole trip like the pros they are. I can hardly wait for my next outing with Explorer Chicks!💕Diana M.Diana M. ★★★★★ Awesome trip to Zion and Bryce with @Kirstie and @Mary! I would have never done all this hiking on my own. Loved having some time to myself too without fussing over trip details and taking care of everyone around me.Will be back!suzanne C.suzanne C. ★★★★★ Explorer Chick is an AMAZING group!! I just completed my first Explorer Chick excursion Great Smokey Mountains, Hiking, Rafting and Glamping. Our guides Lauren and Kara were Awesome! I got to meet some new friends from all over the US. The hikes were so fulfilling, Rafting was fun, the food was great. If your up for an adventure I would highly recommend Explorer Chick! I can't wait to book my next trip.Louise M.Louise M. ★★★★★ Utah and Bryce Canyon Glamping Trip: Must do - an EPIC adventure with the most amazing guides Hannah and Kayla (aka Mom & Mom!). We really couldn’t have asked for a better vacay and would highly recommend anyone to do it! We hiked and rappelled, with incredible food, great comfy glamping tents, the most thoughtful touches (champagne and cake and a banner on my cabin for my birthday! Meditation cards and solo walks to be present). And we didn’t have to think about a thing - our guides had everything arranged including transport to the hikes and gear rental, snacks and washroom breaks (ha!). THANK YOU - we will be repeat customers for sure!Karly S.Karly S. ★★★★★ I could not have asked for a more worthwhile vacation! I have so many amazing memories that I will forever cherish on this trip. The sense of community on this trip was beautiful, and our guides (Kat & Kayla) were incredible! Honestly, I don't know how they did everything they did. They were the first ones up in the morning and the last to go to bed at night. They were always there making sure everyone was having a good time and everyone's needs were met. They worked so hard to make sure we had a good time, and they even accommodate diet restrictions (we had some vegans and GF individuals in our group) without it being a big deal, which was incredible! If you are looking for a fun adventure with other like minded ladies, this is absolutely an amazing company to book with!Rachel K.Rachel K. ★★★★★ My sister and I went to the Zion and Bryce Canyon trip with the Explorer Chicks and it was the experience of a lifetime! We had two fabulous guides (shoutout to Kayla and Kat!) who coordinated a flawless trip and made everyone feel so cared for throughout the week. They were knowledgeable about the area and so fun to hang with! They also did a great job at accommodating everyone’s dietary needs since we had several vegan/vegetarian and gluten free gals on the trip. Will definitely book with them again!Jenny P.Jenny P. ★★★★★ Just went on the Zion and Bryce Canyon trip, and it was amazing! Great hikes, great food, great glamping spot. It was awesome to get to meet the other explorer chicks. The guides Kirstie and Mary were super knowledgeable about the parks, the flowers, the rocks, the prairie dog habitats, and hiking/backpacking in general. They also looked out for us every step of the way making sure we were always hydrated and well-fed with amazing lunches and great snacks!I signed up/went on the trip by myself without knowing anyone else going on the trip, but I immediately felt welcome and comfortable on the trip! Great experience!Sarah N.Sarah N. ★★★★★ Fantastic experience. I will definitely book another adventure! Lauren and Cara are the best guides!Wendy S.Wendy S. ★★★★★ Went on the Boots and Roots Gatlinburg Hike. I was hesitant as I have never done anything like this before, or even traveled alone to a destination. Let me say I am so thrilled the I went! This experience was more than I could have imagined. So glad I stepped out of my comfort zone and did this. I now cannot wait to book another trip. Thank you, Explorer Chick for such a great experience!Norma S.Norma S. ★★★★★ This was a wonderful trip with Explorer Chicks. The guides were experienced and took great care of our group. This was s great way to experience the beauty of Utah. I enjoyed every minute. It was well planned and so worth the cost.Thank you to our guides Katie and Christina, you're the best!Alexandria K.Alexandria K. ★★★★★ Joined Explorer Chick for Zion and Bryce Canyon. Kirstie and Steph took amazing care of the group and made sure we had a blast. They made sure we all got epic photos of ourselves and kept us well fed. It was great to not worry about any planning: everything was taken care of.js_loader