AdventureWomen is a women-owned and women-run adventure travel company founded in 1982 by adventure travel pioneer, Susan Eckert. The leader in adventure tours developed exclusively by women, for women, AdventureWomen now offers over 42 departures, traveling worldwide to more than 65 countries around the world. In 2016, Judi Wineland and her two daughters, Nicole and Erica purchased the company and made a commitment to ensure the longevity of AdventureWomen for generations to come.
AdventureWomen invites women to physically and mentally challenge themselves while exploring the world at their own pace and on their own terms.
Our company was founded to connect women with each other, empowering them to learn more about the world, and themselves. We know that women experience magical things when they travel together, sharing different perspectives, discussing new discoveries, testing their comfort zones, and supporting each other in an inclusive atmosphere of camaraderie and generosity. On AdventureWomen trips, women tell us that they love just being totally and unequivocally – themselves.
Our trips at AdventureWomen are all-inclusive and always include carefully handcrafted itineraries with “women-to-women”, more unique, insider experiences most women would likely not benefit from when traveling on their own. Our trips always include an AdventureWomen Ambassador, who, together with our local guides, takes care of every detail and proactively ensures our adventure travel experiences are the absolute best they can be.
Each of our women’s travel adventures at AdventureWomen has been carefully evaluated around the level of fitness and physical exertion associated with it so that our guests can determine if a trip matches up with what they are looking for in terms of active adventure. Our four levels of fitness include “moderate”, “active”, “high energy”, and “challenging”.
Awesome, amazing – worth every penny. Details are amazing and the adventure is life changing! -Nicole B.
Our AdventureWomen Advisory Board, all of whom are past guests over the years, our annual surveys of women travelers, and the ongoing feedback we receive from our guests after each trip about what they seek in an adventure travel experience is our way of keeping current as women’s tastes, needs, and interests change. We love hearing from our guests. It’s what makes our day.
Here’s what some of them had to say about their experience traveling with us in 2018:
What We Believe In: Our Values
We believe travel is one of the greatest tools we have for connecting women and promoting understanding among different cultures.
Here are the values we believe in at AdventureWomen:
Gain Knowledge: Learning expands our minds and our perspectives.
Be Healthy: Healthy lifestyles and staying active are important ways we as women can help ourselves thrive.
Value Women: We support the livelihood and well-being of women everywhere.
Be Honest: Transparency is in our DNA. Truth matters.
Cross boundaries and break barriers: We believe travel can connect women in powerful ways.
Be Non-judgmental: We don’t play favorites. We welcome all Adventure Women.
Protect the earth: Natural treasures are gifts we never take for granted, from wildlife to the environment.
Be Charitable: Giving back can make a difference in advancing the causes women care about.
Cherish Friendships: Friendships give us the confidence, insights and courage to challenge ourselves, move forward and succeed.
- Explore Cultures: Immerse yourself in a new culture, get off the beaten path, and build meaningful connections with local women.