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Adventure Travel For Women, By Women.

For over 40 years, AdventureWomen has offered more than 50 exciting trips, traveling to 65 countries worldwide. Our adventure travel collection includes treasured classic destinations, off-the-beaten-path adventures, and closer-to-home escapes.

We are a women-owned and women-run company founded in 1982 by travel pioneer Susan Eckert. In 2016, Judi Wineland and her two daughters, Nicole and Erica, purchased the company, ensuring the spirit of AdventureWomen continues forward. In 1978, Judi was one of the first women to launch and run an adventure travel company, Overseas Adventure Travel. A few years later, she founded Tanzanian safari operator Thomson Safaris and subsequently created Thomson Treks, Thomson Family Adventures, and Thomson Collection. Judi, her daughters, passionate staff, and a worldwide Ambassador team have led AdventureWomen to the forefront of women’s adventure travel.

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What is Adventure Travel?

Adventure travel blends the awe-inspiring sensations of exploring the world with the exhilaration of embracing the outdoors. Our trips weave the history, wildlife, culture — and local cuisine – of a destination around thrilling activities. Adventure travel is a state of mind, an approach to travel, and a way of seeing the world.

What Makes AdventureWomen Exceptional?

Women-Only Small Groups

Whether you thrive taking on the world by traveling solo or have mostly explored with family and friends, our small group size (an average of 12-14 guests) offers a balance of discovery, safety, and camaraderie. Our signature women-only small group style creates an encouraging environment for everyone to experience empowering and memorable activities. Go ahead, try something new! We are here for you.

AdventureWomen Ambassadors

Our guests love our Ambassadors! Each adventure includes one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable AdventureWomen Ambassadors. Each Ambassador is chosen for her exceptional leadership and abundant love for travel. Her continuous work behind the scenes will transform your ‘trip’ into a memorable experience.

Women-to-Women Connection: Through Her Eyes

On many of our adventures, you will meet and engage with captivating local women. Through these women-to-women exchanges – one of our cherished insider experiences – you have an intimate chance to see the world through her eyes. You may have the opportunity to explore a new medium with female artisans in Thailand, converse with an apprentice geisha in Japan, or participate in the age-old tradition of rose petal harvesting with farmers in Turkey. While our worlds seem vastly different, we find our hearts and aspirations are very alike through intimate conversations. This is a trip element we are very proud of and are adding more to trips all the time.

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Every Step Of The Way

Our team is here for you – always. Let us remove the detailed planning and intricate logistics from your plate and replace them with unique adventures and insider experiences that only years of relationships offer. This meticulous attention to detail allows you to fully enjoy the experience.

A simple conversation with our team will help you navigate:

The Best Adventure and Activity Level for You

Our team members have intimate knowledge about our trips and can help you to choose the one that is the best fit for you including the physical rating of Moderate, Active, High Energy, or Challenging. This enables you to move confidently through your adventure — and challenge yourself at the same time.

A New Era of Crucial Travel Details

Many women who would typically take care of their own travel plans are turning to us for the first time to do the legwork – including help with flights, curated packing lists, and additional overnight logistics – and with crucial details of COVID guidelines, restrictions, and requirements. This is what we do – and we love doing it.

The Journey from Dreaming to Exploring

We are there with you end-to-end, even while you explore the most remote parts of the planet. From when you first start thinking about adventuring, booking your trip with our Adventure Managers, to traveling with our Ambassadors, we are always in touch with you and with our partners in the destination. The best moments of travel are the serendipitous, unplanned things that can make magic. We are here to help so you can enjoy the ride to the fullest.

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Here’s what some of them had to say about their experience traveling with us in 2018:

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What is an adventure travel company

Leisurely cycling on well graded paths in beautiful and interesting locations.

Mountain Biking

Exhilarating trails in backcountry locations, catering for beginners, intermediates and advanced.


Scenic beautiful hiking trails catering for all fitness and skill levels.

Other Opportunities for adventure

Along with our core activities we also offer advice, packages and customised add ons for other adventure activities throughout New Zealand. From bungy jumping to fly fishing, or wildlife tours to wine tasting! Whatever your interest we can cater for it.

Who’s Adventurers?
Know your holiday planner!

I’m Rachel Howells, the owner and operator of Adventurers Travel Company. I take my mountain bike, kayak and hiking boots to all corners of this beautiful country in search of the best experiences for you.

I spend a lot of time on the tracks and trails, checking out which ones are worth visiting or riding, figuring out the logistics and trying out accommodation options so that I can tailor a holiday itinerary for your specific requirements.

No matter what your fitness level, skill level or how much adventure you seek. I will pick out activities, locations and/or providers that will be just right for what you want.

I look forward to chatting to you and helping to get you out there, experiencing a unique adventure holiday!

What a great way to see NZ! Thanks to Adventurers my stay there was full of biking, kayaking, hiking and . adventures of course! And with no hassle, everything was organised all I needed to do is enjoy my time!

Adventurers has the local knowledge and first hand experience of trails, tracks, etc. And they only pick options that are the most suited to what you want. I’m sure I would not have found out about some of the trails myself.

Thank you for amazing time and I’ll happily come back!

Kasia, London, UK Pick options that are the most suited to what you want

What an awesome experience!! Rachel and team were very detailed oriented and everything was executed with perfection. Transportation was timely and friendly and our guide (Nadia Coombe) was world class! I highly recommend ATC to anyone and everyone looking to experience NZ on a mtb!

Bill USA

End of a great trip! I just want to thank Rachel and AdventurersTravelComp for the incredible great orginazation for my 42days Biketour through all over NZ! I never had any problems and could completley focus on riding and enjoing the beauty of NZs nature. I defintily come back to NZ in some years and the first one I contact about my plans will be Rachel, for sure. Thanks you for this remarkable trip and for the fast and uncomplicated orginazation!
Cheers, Michael

Michael Austria

We just concluded our NZ adventure today. Rachel and the Adventurer’s team were a breeze to work with and are very nice people. Everything went smoothly. Rachel answered all our questions promptly and gave all the necessary information, booked us at two incredible houses, procured safe and reliable transport, got an amazing trail master/guide for us, arranged for other activities, and basically saw us through every detail. Needless to state, we’re coming back soon, and Adventurers Travel Co. will be the first choice! Thanks, Rachel.

Coby Melo Philippines

Adventurers planned a wonderful two week January walking and sightseeing trip in South Island. We celebrated the New Year by a deserted beach on the Abel Tasman track, listening to the haunting call of the ‘morepork’ owl. From Marlborough Sound and part of the Queen Charlotte track, to Milford Sound and the amazing Gertrude valley and a hut on the Routeburn track between, all the arrangements fitted smoothly together. Thanks for packing so much into an amazing, trouble free trip.

Margaret and Eurig, Ceredigion, UK All the arrangements fitted smoothly together

The one stop shop for all your adventure travel needs in NZ. Friendly advice, itineraries designed to maximise full use of travel time, doing rather than wasting time. Takes the stress out of researching companies, activities, locations and logistics before you travel.

These people have first hand experience of the companies they use. Adventure travel is their life. Tramping, great walks, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, sea kayak, multi day hikes, cycle trails, events and sportives and practically any kind of outdoor activity. Kit hire, transport, shuttles, accommodation. They have all your needs planned and sorted. Super friendly and accommodating. My trip was A1, couldn’t fault the service. See you again in December.

Wendy, Hertfordshire, UK The one stop shop for all your adventure travel needs in NZ

I had a three week trip to NZ last year which included trails, kayaking and motorcycle hire and the whole thing was arranged for me, lots of great local advise including those little tips like baggage transfer which make the whole holiday that much less stressful, just turn up and enjoy yourself. Can’t recommend it enough.

Sean, Suffolk, UK Lots of great local advise

Rachel organized a number of activities and our lodging in the Rotorua area. The accommodations were great and the activities all ran smoothly and on time. We had limited time in the area – Rachel was able to arrange the timing with the providers so that everything would fit within our travel dates.

Valerie USA

We went to NZ early 2017 for 2 weeks and Rachel was extremely helpful. She arranged rafting on Kaituna river, a Maori experience in Rotorua, kayaking on Milford Sound and an awesome heli-hike on Fox Glacier for us. Everything was well organised and we had no problems whatsoever.
Rachel also provided us with useful tips for hiking trails and always responded promptly. All in all highly recommended and we would always book again.

Thanks for making our trip an amazing experience.

Daniel and Juliane UK

Rachel was amazing. The options for our day in Rotorua were plentiful and when we encountered a challenge with a supplier, she quickly came up with a fantastic alternative. I’d highly recommend using Adventurers for any New Zealand adventure!

Keeva Australia

The Old Ghost Road is a great mountain bike ride and the views along the way were spectacular with breath-taking amazing eye-catching views. We met some great like minded people along the way also. The accommodation places you booked us to stay at were great, along with the hosts who were extremely accommodating in which I cannot fault.
Everything went to plan, with us not having any concerns or needing to worry about anything.
Thank you so much for organising our adventure and doing it well. We will be very happy to post a great review on the service you provided and would use and recommend your company again in the future

Lisa. New Zealand We had an amazing and fantastic trip away.

25 Best Adventure Travel Companies

25 Best Adventure Travel Companies

Exploring new parts of the world is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a vacation. Whether you prefer to read a book on the beach, sip wine from the veranda of an ancient winery, bundle up on a Polar expedition, or hike to the top of Mount Everest, there are so many adventures out there just waiting for you to discover them. These companies are staffed by experts who can take care of the hotel booking, meal planning, and itineraries, all from an insider perspective that is tailored to each traveler’s individual needs.

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1. Smithsonian Journeys

Smithsonian Journeys

With the help of Smithsonian Journeys, travelers can explore the world through the lens of some of the most knowledgeable and well respected scholars on earth. Participation in a Smithsonian Journeys trip not only allows you to learn about different cultures, explore landscapes and learn about local wildlife, but it also benefits the Smithsonian and their affiliated programs. The Smithsonian will use all their connections to get travelers behind the scenes access to iconic cultural sites across the globe, where they will learn about history and culture, and meet new people. Smithsonian Journeys has destinations on all seven continents and has both pre-curated and tailor-made adventures waiting for each individual guest. Phone: 855-330-1542, website

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2. Go Ahead Tours

Go Ahead Tours

Planning the perfect travel adventure can involve a lot of details, which is why it is so important to have a trusted travel expert at hand to help you. At Go Ahead Tours you get the benefit of more than 50 years of adventure travel experience built into each tour they offer. The company puts together immersive tours in more than 80 countries spread over all 7 continents, giving you access to all the insider tips you need to make your holiday unique and memorable. Once you have chosen your tour all you need to do is pack your bag – Go Ahead Tours takes care of all the details for you.

EF Center Boston, Two Education Circle, Cambridge, MA 02141, Phone: 800 500 1161

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3. Road Scholar

Road Scholar

Offering a variety of options around the world, Road Scholar is one of the best adventure travel companies for exploring local history and nature. Whether you are planning an exotic trip to the Galapagos Islands or a weekend of mountain hiking, Road Scholar will help you choose when to go, what to take and so much more. This adventure company offers everything from hiking in Kathmandu to sailing the high seas on a modern cruise vacation. If you have no idea where your next adventure may take you, Road Scholar makes it easy to get away with seasonal adventure and airfare specials.

11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111, Phone: 800 454 5768

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4. Backroads Travel

Backroads Travel

Backroads is an incredible travel company best suited for active travelers. With Backroads Travel, guests can explore the hills, history, and wineries of Tuscany on foot or by bike, hike the mountainous rocks and waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, or get up close and personal with the massive glaciers, intricate fjords, and fiery volcanoes of Iceland. Backroads Travel promotes active travel because they believe that there’s no real way to get to know a place except by intimately acquainting yourself with it. Traveling with Backroads will allow you to see the beauty of the world around you from a slower, more personal pace. Phone: 510-527-1555, website

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5. Elevate Destinations

Elevate Destinations

Elevate Destinations focuses on eco-friendly, sustainable luxury travel. Their innovative Buy a Trip, Give a Trip initiative means that for every guest who books with Elevate Destinations, the company will pay to send a group of local children on a trip to see some amazing tourist sites in their own country. Guests can design trips for solo travelers, couples, families, and large groups and choose their destination from a huge list of options over multiple continents. At Elevate Destinations, guests can select their trip based on what kind of traveler they are, whether they are looking for a volunteer experience or a yoga retreat. Phone: 800-605-6751, website

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6. Geographic Expeditions

Geographic Expeditions

Travelers looking for a luxurious, intimate experience with insider access will love Geographic Expeditions, a travel company that boasts a massive array of destinations on all seven continents. Geographic Expeditions takes small group travel to a whole new level, with custom designed adventures that may include a chartered ship to the icy seas of Antarctica, a wild safari in the Serengeti to see lions, elephants, and giraffes, or a relaxing and elegant adventure to see — and try — all the wineries in the Bordeaux region. GeoEx’s proud motto is “to the ends of the earth.” They don’t let the remoteness of a location stop travelers from visiting it, and in fact they focus on traveling with integrity no matter the destination. Phone: 888-570-7108, website

7. Classic Journeys

Classic Journeys

When traveling with Classic Journeys, you will get a completely unique look at their destination; the company thrives on creating one of a kind experiences for its guests, who will interact with locals, eat local cuisine in small villages, and shop at local markets. Travel groups with Classic Journeys are small and led by knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the area. Tours and trips are structured yet maintain a sense of spontaneity and flexibility that is often difficult to find outside of solo travel. Classic Journeys prides itself on keeping this feeling for its guests while eliminating all the logistical trouble of planning your own trip. Phone: 800-200-3887, website

8. Country Walkers

Country Walkers

With an ever growing list of destinations on five continents, Country Walkers offers authentic travel experiences for active travelers who love to see the world on foot. Country walkers offers two styles of travel experience. For guided walking tours, the company creates an itinerary, takes care of food and accommodation, and has local guides for small groups of eight to eighteen guests. There is also a self guided walking tour option, which allows guests to explore at their own pace with all the support they need, so they can focus on enjoying themselves while Country Walkers takes care of luggage, hotels, transportation, and more. website

426 Industrial Ave, Suite 120 Williston, VT 05495, Phone: 800-234-6900

9. NAMU Travel

NAMU Travel

NAMU Travel Group is based in Central America and so travelers hoping to explore the sandy beaches, quaint and colorful villages, and lush green rainforests of the Latin American region should take full advantage of their considerable expertise. NAMU offers a number of vacation packages to suit all guests’ desires, from fishing in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Costa Rica to exploring the colonial towns of Nicaragua. Their destinations include Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua, and they even have an adult only hotel located in Costa Rica called Villa Buena Onda.

Calle 70, San José Province, San José, Costa Rica

10. Explore!


With over 600 destinations in 130 countries, Explore is a fun adventure travel agency that organizes small group adventure holidays that span from an African safari to a Polar voyage in the icy waters of the Arctic. Groups, couples, families, and others can enjoy their vacation with Explore, and solo travelers can take advantage of exclusive deals and savings. Destinations include locations on all seven continents, so no matter where a traveler wants to go, Explore can not only help them get there, but help them make the absolute most of their experience.

Phone: 0-12-52-88-37-42

11. Natural Habitat Adventures

Natural Habitat Adventures

Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s very first travel company to be 100% carbon neutral. Their environmentally conscious approach to travel and adventure manifests itself through its nature-intensive trips. Natural Habitat Adventures puts its guests up in comfortable and luxurious accommodations that are also incredibly remote; guests will sleep under the stars or in beautiful, rustic lodges. The company specializes in nature adventures, so their guides and organizers are all experts in creating the best experiences in the wilderness. Group sizes are small, with an average of only nine people per trip, and they offer specialty nature trips for those with special interests, such as photography or hiking. Phone: 800-543-8917, website

12. Marathon Tours & Travel

Marathon Tours & Travel

Founded in 1979 as the world’s first travel agency dedicated entirely to runners, Marathon Tours & Travel is based out of Boston, home of the world’s oldest and one of the most popular marathons. It’s the leading North American travel agency for marathons all over the globe, with a team of travel specialists able to organize all of your travel arrangements and reach your own personal running goals.

Whether you’re a total newbie to the world of running or a serial marathon runner in search of your next big challenge, Marathon Tours & Travel can help. This company actually created several marathons of its own, including the Antarctica Marathon, as well as launching special projects and programs like The Runners Country Club. With expert trip designers and specialists leading the way, Marathon Tours & Travel making marathon running a lot easier. Phone: 617 242 7845

13. Great Beyond Adventures

Great Beyond Adventures

Great Beyond knows that the word “adventure” means something different to everyone; where one person might define it as scaling mountains and whitewater rafting, others might consider it a quiet night spent in a remote location beneath the glowing stars of the night sky. Great Beyond Adventures does everything in their power to make sure that each of their guests have a great adventure, whatever that means to them. Every excursion includes an expert travel guide, transportation, accommodation, meals, and more in a small group of strangers who will quickly become lifelong friends.

Phone: 855-792-4797

14. International Expeditions

International Expeditions

International Expeditions sends its guests abroad for some unforgettable adventures. With their new Motion Expeditions, travelers can be active as they explore the world, through hiking, biking, and kayaking. On a Family Expedition, guests can take a cruise through the Galapagos Islands, see colorful birds and lush rainforests in Costa Rica, or catch a safari in Zambia. Experiences through International Expeditions are offered for solo travelers, couples, families, and more, with special trips designed for nature and wildlife, water travel, land travel, or totally custom designed adventures.

Phone: 855-745-6547

15. Intrepid Group

Intrepid Group

With over a thousand itineraries on every continent of the world, Intrepid Group is not just a company for travelers, but one that is also run by people who love adventure and travel as well. The passion of these guides comes through very strong in their trips, which include Geckos Adventures for people aged 18-29, real life experiences that will immerse guests in local culture, Urban Adventures to skip the crowds and see the beating heart of a city from a local standpoint, and more in depth travel experiences with Peregrine Adventures. Through these travel groups and more, Intrepid offers everything you need to book the perfect trip for you.

201 1st Street Suite 300, Petaluma CA 94952, Phone: 800-970-7299

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16. Mountain Travel Sobek

Mountain Travel Sobek

Mountain Travel Sobek, or MTS for short, has been sharing and spreading wanderlust with its customers since 1969. Their small group adventures are ecologically conscious, take place in over 200 destinations worldwide, and boast expert guides who will show travelers around on their trip. Some of their featured trips include Antarctica by both plane and boat, a flying safari over the grasslands of Botswana, scuba diving in the Galapagos Islands, and hiking in the wilderness of the Scottish Highlands. Guests can book through MTS and decide on their trip based on destination, level of activity, or specific interests.

Phone: 888-831-7526

17. Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontiers

Wild Frontiers has won awards for being an ethical tour company, and the adventures they offer include wildlife safaris, walking holidays, and even riding holidays for horseback riders and lovers of horses. Some of their signature group trips include a walking tour of Montenegro, exploring the Taj Mahal and temples of Rajasthan, and traversing the ancient Silk Road trade route through Uzbekistan and Turkey. You can also choose to tailor make your trip depending on wherever you wish to go, whether that be in the snowy reaches of the Arctic, the blazing heat of the Sahara Desert, or the tropical paradise of Borneo. Phone: +44-0-20-87-41-73-90, website

18. Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures

Austin Adventures is a tour company that offers fully curated, all inclusive adventure travel trips all over the world. Austin Adventures designs their trips around the people on them; family adventures include kid-friendly activities like zip lining in Costa Rica or exploring and learning the stories behind ancient ruins of cities and castles in Europe. Adult adventures range from wine tastings in France and hot springs to days-long hiking, biking, or kayaking trips in America’s national parks. Austin Adventures includes two meals a day for guests, leaving the third open so that each traveler can choose where they’d like to go and maintain some flexibility in their vacation.

4336 Christensen Rd, Billings, MT 59101, Phone: 406-655-4591

19. National Geographic Expeditions

National Geographic Expeditions

National Geographic is an internationally known name in the world of nature and travel, and exploring the world with their help means that you get all the benefit of their extensive knowledge and connections. Trips can be booked for families, couples, groups, and solo travelers, and they include options such as active hiking trips, cruises or marine expeditions, and even special interest trips for travelers who have passions like photography or cooking. With National Geographic Expeditions, travelers can see penguins in Antarctica, bike through the brisk and mountainous roads of Alaska, or even take a private jet to see the South Pacific Islands.

1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: 888-966-8687

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20. Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent

Abercrombie & Kent has been leading the way in luxury adventure travel for over fifty years, with trips, guides, and destinations on all seven continents of the world. Travelers who book with Abercrombie & Kent can ride camels to the great pyramids in Egypt or hike through the Amazonian wilderness of Peru to see the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu. Tours are tailor made to suit each traveler’s tastes and needs, and for the duration of their trip, Abercrombie & Kent will make sure that there are knowledgeable guides, fun and diverse itineraries, and a wide variety of opportunity at every turn.

Phone: 630-725-3400

21. REI Adventures

REI Adventures

One of the most famous and well-respected retail companies in the business for outdoor activities, camping, sports, and more, REI also offers REI Adventures, a travel service that helps its guests combine exotic locations with an active lifestyle. Through an autumn trip to Cinque Terre, travelers can hike the cliffs of the Mediterranean and avoid the heavy crowds of summer. On their national parks adventures, guests can kayak on rivers in Alaska or climb the rock formations at Yosemite. There are even weekend getaways available, with over sixty options for biking, hiking, or paddling in some gorgeous natural locations.

Phone: 800-622-2236

22. Road Scholar

Road Scholar

School may be an institution typically reserved for children, but learning is a lifelong project, and Road Scholar prides itself on helping travelers to learn about the world around them as they travel and explore. Road Scholar is an educational travel company that offers learning adventures like glass blowing classes in Corning, New York, authentic Latin dance lessons in Costa Rica, and historic architectural tours of Portugal. When booking a trip through Road Scholar, you can choose you adventure based on your special interests, desired level of activity, or preferred destination.

Phone: 800-454-5768

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23. Tusker Trail – The Best for Kilimanjaro and Beyond

Tusker Trail - The Best for Kilimanjaro and Beyond

If climbing Mount Kilimanjaro (the tallest point in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world) has ever been on your bucket list, then Tusker Trail is the perfect travel company to help make it happen. They are the most trusted guide company there is when it comes to navigating and leading groups to the summit of Kilimanjaro, and they also lead trips to other famous natural locations around the world. Travelers can use Tusker Trail’s expertise to reach Mount Everest’s base camp, ride horses through ancient Mongolian landscapes, and trek through the Patagonia region of Chile.

24. Wildfoot


With hundreds of destinations on their resume, Wildfoot has got travelers covered when it comes to visiting a new place. This spectacular travel company specializes in expeditions to the polar regions of the world, in both the Arctic and Antarctic. There, guests will see icebergs, leopard seals, polar bears, penguins, and whales as they explore the icy reaches of the Earth’s poles. Wildfoot employs wildlife specialists and experts who guide guests on their adventures, putting a focus on environmental conservation. Travelers seeking an incredible, unique experience that is entirely out of the ordinary should check out WIldfoot for their next vacation.

Phone: 0800-195-3385

25. World Expeditions

World Expeditions

For over 40 years, World Expeditions has offered travelers some amazing opportunities to have authentic and unique experiences as they travel, all while being responsible and sustainable. World Expeditions allows travelers to see Nepal and Mount Everest, with different options for different physical abilities, and they have special adventure groups for women, cyclists, mountaineers, seniors, and others. Travelers can choose to go on a charity trip, a culinary tour, or even a family excursion, with hundreds of options all over the world to choose from when it comes to destinations, including well known tourist sites as well as places that are off the beaten path.

Phone: 800-567-2216

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Some of the great destinations on G Adventures’ extensive list include the rainforests of Central and South America, the epic and classic cities of Europe, and the untamed natural landscapes of Africa. Travelers can explore the deserts of the Middle East, relax on the beaches of New Zealand, and enjoy the diverse food and cultures of Asia as they embark on their once in a lifetime journey with G Adventures. Choose a trip based on your travel style. On the National Geographic tour, you will find abundant nature and education, an active trip full of walking, cycling, and hiking, or a trip with a designated age group, such as the 18-30 trip.

Phone: 888-800-4100

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Myths and Mountains

Asia and Southeast Asia boast a rich and diverse spread of cultures as well as an absolutely stunning landscape featuring everything from jungles to beaches to the tallest mountains in the world. Myths and Mountains is a travel company that looks to help travelers get to know the Asian continent through luxurious, immersive experiences custom made for each traveler. Trips feature not just sightseeing, but amazing cultural activities like archery in Bhutan, festivals in China, or culinary tours of Vietnam. Myths and Mountains has the know-how and the inside connections to make sure that guests get the absolute most from their travels.

Phone: 800-670-6984

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Butterfield & Robinson started over half a century ago as a simple idea written on the back of a cocktail napkin. Its founders wanted to encourage travelers to slow down in their adventures and to see the world from a different perspective. Travelers with Butterfield & Robinson can choose what kind of trip they’d like, from a safari, boat or biking, family friendly, or food and wine oriented vacation, and then encourages them, while traveling, to stop and smell the roses. Travelers in the Bordeaux region will learn to savor every sip of wine as they relax on a comfortable terrace, and those on safari in the Serengeti will be encouraged to linger and watch an elephant as she meanders toward the watering hole. Phone: 866-551-9090




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