Women's adventure travel is a growing subset of adventure travel. Many women - single or married - like the camaraderie of all female group trips.
Susan Eckert, president of AdventureWomen, best explains why: "Because women in any culture relish the freedom to experience new things away from limiting, societal expectations. We have a unique sense of discovery, an unabashed curiosity, the easy ability to laugh at ourselves and the capacity to create a non-competitive environment of support and encouragement for each other. Under these circumstances, women feel free to challenge themselves...."
Call of the Wild offers a year-round choice of adventure trips include backpacking, hiking, trekking and multisport vacations in the summer, to snowshoeing and skiing in the winter. Adventure trips include easy to moderate day hikes from discovering Death Valley, to challenging treks along the Inca Trail on Machu Picchu or exploring New Zealand.
The Women's Travel Group offers adventure travel trips, trips to sophisticated cities and many exotic locales. The travelers range in age from 18 to the mid80s, some married other single.
Adventures in Good Company, which was started in 1999, offers trips that take women from Alaska and Hawaii to Asia and Africa.
Call of the Wild trips range from beginner backpacking trips in the wilderness to hiking vacations where the days end in comfortable lodging. Locations and activities range from sea kayaking in the Yucatan to multi-sport trips to Guatemala and hiking in the Everest region.
The Women's Wilderness Institute offers more than 50 courses that teach solid skills for exploring the backcountry and the wilderness. The outdoor adventures and backcountry trips in the Rocky Mountains and southwestern deserts and rivers are for women and teen girls.
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