Banff Canada Hiking Hut-to-Hut Backpacking

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Canada
12 Explorer Chicks
Hotel, Mountain Huts
Backpacking, Bucket List, Glacier Trek, Hiking, International, Multiday Treks
6 Days
5 - Highly Strenuous
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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.Amy M.Amy M. ★★★★★ Kirstie and Katie were great on the Zion trip. Everything was planned and done well. Adjustments had to be made due to park closures, but it didn’t phase them, and figured out plan B easily. They were very knowledgeable of the area. They both went out of their way to make the best experience possible and helped you continue when you were not sure you could.Adelia K.Adelia K. ★★★★★ 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." In my terror, I trained by walking two miles five days a week with ankle weights. I added in stair running the last month (just ten stairs up and down ten times.) While I am relieved I trained (it came in REAL handy) I couldn't have been more wrong about group dynamics. Our guides Christina and Katie created a sense of camaraderie among us, 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.damara M.damara M. ★★★★★ I recently returned home from my first EC trip-Zion and Bryce Canyon. As I expected it was a FANTASTIC time! The weather wasn't the greatest- but I lived! And I used every piece of clothing/equipment that I brought! Kirstie and Christina did a great job of leading our group and pivoting when we couldn't do the narrows. They found a less traveled trail that challenged us but was do-able for all. Food was good-trail lunches and food by EC was yummy, went to 2 restaurants that were pretty good too. When I go on my next trip I will definitely take less personal snacks. You should be fine as long as you are not a picky eater. I plan on traveling 1-2 times in 2025 with EC. They make it soooo easy-show up with some base training, a good attitude, and be ready for a FANTASTIC TIME!!!Christine C.Christine C. ★★★★★ My first trip with Explorer Chicks was the Virginia Wilderness Survival 101. I went solo and it was an amazing experience. This is the first time I've ever done anything like this and I'm so glad I did. Our guide, Kara, was absolutely wonderful. She was knowledgeable, well organized, and made the trip organization so easy. I loved spending time with other women who were out for an adventure. We shared stories and enjoyed being outdoors together. I can't recommend Explorer Chicks enough and can't wait for my next adventure (hopefully Yosemite Backpacking!).Jennifer LJennifer L ★★★★★ This was a transformative experience. The Explorer Chick had the itinerary planned beautifully and my guides, Kirstie and Christina were also a pivotal part of the success of my trip. They both were confident and humble and had a wealth of knowledge and training that helped me trust the process and take healthy risks that I'd never taken before. They were always prepared, patient and flexible and knew exactly how to kindly manage the various personalities (and wonderful!) on our trip. The description of the trip matched the experience so there were no surprises (except for all of us having to be flexible regarding Mother Nature's weather plans). The food was excellent - no frills but exactly what we all needed and everyone on the trip expressed happiness with our meals. Before I'd decided to go on this trip I read mostly good reviews but some mediocre but non-specific ones. For a moment, they gave me pause but I decided to try it out anyway - I am so glad I did. This was a fabulous company and the trip was one I will never forget. I went knowing no one and the women on that trip, like me, were looking to explore, try new things and laugh. We had a GREAT time. I would definitely do it again.Laura H.Laura H. ★★★★★ I went on the VA Wilderness Survival/Triple Crown weekend. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect and was a little nervous but it exceeded every expectation I had. Our guide, Kara O’Dea was exceptional. She was sweet, knowledgeable and such a calming presence. If any of us got nervous about what we were going to do, she talked us through it and encouraged us in the best way. We slayed our Triple Crown, built fires and shelters, practiced knots, brushed up on our wilderness first aid, learned elbow strikes and how to get out of choke holds, played with Sunny the amazing guide dog, developed a girl crush on Dina (the woman who runs the school) and met/ hiked with some incredible women. All while retreating at the end of the night to a cozy lodge in the woods.. It was fun, hard, exhausting and inspiring. Thank you Explorer Chick Adventure Co.!Carolina S.Carolina S. ★★★★★ Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop:I was looking for a trip to experience and learn more about backpacking. I can do research all day but nothing beats real life hands-on experience! Our guide was Amy, and she did an amazing job at answering all of our questions and teaching us. She made the experience feel effortless to plan, easy to arrive and have fun. The hike itself is moderate, achievable with some preparation and determination. Bonding with women of all ages who share a passion for travel and nature is always a plus! I would recommend this trip to anyone looking to get into backpacking.The views are stunning too, did not know this gem was in KY.AmandaAmanda ★★★★★ Cannot say enough wonderful things about my trip to Belize with Explorer Chick!! Wonderful activities that make you push your limits, the sense of pride in yourself is so strong. Our wonderful fearless leader Guide Jayme had our back throughout the trip & was so well organized & flexible with details. And last but definitely not least the group of fearless women that I met, adore & continue to keep in contact with! If your thinking of booking with EC, don’t wait, go for it!js_loader

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