Is there anything better than coastal New England with its fresh salt air, delectable seafood, and stunning sunsets? Escape with Adventures in Good Company to the classic coastal gem of Newport, Rhode Island. Spend your days discovering the old-world charm surrounding Narragansett Bay and beautiful Block Island via lobster boat, ferry, bicycle, and foot. A perfect choice for history-buffs and naturalists alike, our hikes will explore both the verdant trails of the Norman Bird Sanctuary (our home for the long weekend!), and an ocean-front path alongside Newport’s famously jaw-dropping gilded age mansions.
Exercise your mind and body and refresh your soul on the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Lake Tahoe. This mountain paradise will provide our group a healthy dose of nature, crisp alpine air (6,000 feet in elev.), healthy and nourishing meals, and countless outdoor activities. Our wellness-focused retreat includes stand-up paddle boarding (all levels welcome), kayaking, swimming, and hiking. Yoga and meditation sessions will also be offered daily at our beautiful chalet amongst the pines! Rejuvenate while learning about Lake Tahoe both past and present and what the future holds for the largest alpine lake in North America.
Join us in a journey from Alaska's largest city of Anchorage to its Golden Heart city of Fairbanks, along the historic Parks Highway. Along the way, we'll soak in therapeutic hot springs, hike through boreal forests and over alpine tundra, raft a white-water river, and explore unique Alaska treasures, not least of which is Denali National Park and its abundant wildlife. During our week we will discover the wide diversity of Alaska's natural beauty and meet a few of its characters along the way.
Travel on foot with Adventures in Good Company. This women's hiking trip to Scotland has the active adventurer in mind. It starts & finishes in Edinburgh, and takes in a grand circuit of the famous Scottish Highlands & the Isle of Skye. Along the way, we visit Scotland's National Parks, view the lochs, hike in historic Glencoe, experience a lovely valley off the beaten path, & visit a Scottish castle.
This trip has lots of activity, interspersed with time for sightseeing. Therefore, our days suit any active and fit woman in good health with good physical conditioning who loves being outdoors and wants to experience Scotland on foot. Regarding accessibility, we rate our women's hiking trip to Scotland a 3, which involves aerobic conditioning such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross-country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes 3 - 4 days a week.
Our women's hiking trip to Scotland is primarily a hiking trip designed to introduce you to the varied Scottish landscape. We have chosen moderate hikes on established paths, and lso be learning about Scottish history and culture.
Nights will be spent in non-chain locally owned hotels, inns, and B&Bs with en suite bathrooms. We'll spend the first two nights at Loch Lomond Hotel, two nights at MacDonald Hotel, two nights at The Plockton Hotel or similar and two nights at the Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness. We will spend the last night in Edinburgh at the Bruntsfield.
Escape to a lakeside writing retreat in the iconic landscape of Maine’s north woods; defined by their solitude, sparkling lakes, and incredible wildlife.
Spark creativity as you engage your body in the outdoors. Discover the stories you want to tell as you learn new skills, expand your comfort zone, and cultivate an awareness of the natural world. Then, with the encouragement and instruction of AGC guide and professional outdoor writer, Jenny O'Connell, craft your stories into pieces of writing you're proud of.
Explore this beautiful corner of the country by foot, kayak, and raft, and return each night to comfortable green built lodges nestled amongst the pines on Millinocket Lake. All genres and writing levels are welcome! On our last night, we'll share our work out loud and celebrate together in the company of our supportive group.
Discover the essence of Wales to all three of Wales' National Parks. Although a small country, it is second to none in its fascinating history, stunning topography, & welcoming hospitality. This womens hiking trip to Wales is a perfect mixture of traversing stunning landscapes, interwoven with cultural encounters & experiences.
Adventures in Good Company's womens hiking trip of Wales is a perfect mixture of hiking in stunning landscapes, interwoven with cultural encounters and experiences. We begin our adventure in the vibrant capital city of Cardiff before heading off to the wild windswept escarpments of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Then it's on to the coast of Pembrokeshire, widely regarded as the spiritual heartland of Wales. Finally we head North to the rugged mountains of Snowdonia, a stronghold of Welsh culture. Castles and fortresses dot the landscape, a reflection of its turbulent history. And while a part of Great Britain, Welsh culture has survived largely intact, as demonstrated by the bilingualism we'll find everywhere. Croeso I Gymru!
Southern Utah is home to some of the most well known National Parks, State Parks, and National Monuments; each with its own special magic and unique attractions. Zion National Park is famous for its soaring red Navajo Sandstone cliffs. Nearby Bryce Canyon is a testimonial to the erosive power of ice and rainwater, carving its colorful limestone into windows, fins, and soaring spires called hoodoos. Capitol Reef is a monument to the amazing power of uplift. Snow Canyon offers a strikingly fragile and unique desert environment, all provided by multiple volcanic eruptions in the areas tens of thousands of years ago. While we need to drive between parks (on some of the most scenic highways you will ever have the pleasure to drive on), this is not primarily a driving trip. We will hike between 3 and 6 hours every day and see each park as only hikers can.
While Japan has long been known for its dynamic cities, only recently has the beauty and culture of the Japanese countryside begun to gain attention. On this trip we experience both, spending time in the beginning in Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, and at the end in Tokyo, a mixture of ancient and modern. In between we will hike some of the best parts of the Nakasendo Way, which linked the two cities during Japan's feudal period. It was the 'road through the mountains' travelled by feudal lords and their retinues, samurai, merchants, and travelers. Each day we will walk a different section of this ancient route, avoiding those parts that have become busy roads. Each evening we will stay in one of the small "post" towns where we'll enjoy the warm hospitality of a traditional country inn, feasting on freshly prepared dishes from the regional cuisine. If you have been wanting an in depth introduction to Japan's history, nature, and culture, please join us.
The Amazon Jungle is known for its exceptional biodiversity and the peoples who have lived there for centuries. The trip starts and ends in Quito, Ecuador's capital which sits high in the Andean foothills at an altitude of 9,325 feet. From there a flight to Coca City and an hour canoe ride down the Amazon starts the adventure.
You'll spend four days in the jungle learning about the flora and fauna as you walk on different trails, led by the local guide who knows the area intimately. You'll learn about the customs of the people who live there, the medicinal uses of plants, and how to use a blowpipe and fish for piranha. And even if you're not a birdwatcher now, the chance to see birds in the forest and above the forest canopy may turn you into one.
Spending time in the land of dragons, temples, and tea is an unforgettable experience. We'll begin our trip in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, known for its bustling side streets and world-class street food. From Hanoi, we'll travel to the Sapa region where we'll hike through rice fields, explore limestone mountains, and visit a few of the colorful ethnic minority communities along the way. We'll then head north to Ha Long Bay where we'll spend our last few days in Vietnam, cruising the bay's beautiful blue waters aboard an ancient Chinese sailing ship. Our journey ends in Siem Reap, Cambodia where we'll experience its rich creative culture and the extraordinary temples of nearby Angkor.
Kayak through the shallow reef-strewn waters, snorkel to your heart's content, go to sleep lulled by the sound of ocean waves breaking on the shore, & fill each day with exercise, delicious food & relaxation. Then it's back to inland Belize, exploring wildlife sanctuaries, lagoons, & Lamana.
Join Adventure Women for a women's trip to experience the best of Belize! The Paradise Islands of Belize, located in the less developed southern region of Belize's Barrier Reef, remain close to a pristine marine ecosystem. We'll kayak through the shallow reef-strewn waters, snorkel to our hearts' content, go to sleep lulled by the sound of ocean waves breaking on the shore, and fill each day with lots of exercise, delicious food, and the kind of relaxation that stems from immersion in a very different world and way of life. Then it's back to inland Belize, exploring wildlife sanctuaries, lagoons, and the ancient Mayan ruin of Lamanai. We'll experience true Belizean culture and see how these ancient economies have transitioned to the current day world. This is the perfect womens trip to Belize for anyone with some kayaking and snorkeling experience and has an appreciation for other cultures. Maximum group size: 12
Costa Rica, a pioneer in the field of ecotourism, is known both for the diversity of its ecosystems and for the government's efforts to protect those ecosystems in National Parks. In fact, Costa Rica has managed to protect a larger proportion of its land than any other country in the world, with 25% receiving some form of protection. This is a country of many unique ecosystems: rainforests, beaches, jungles, and even snow capped mountains. Costa Rica's flora and fauna, particularly birds and flowers, are amazingly rich. In this land of jewels, we have picked out the three best places that you have to visit to appreciate just how diverse this country is. After arriving in San Jose we travel to Tortuguero National Park with its system of jungle canals on one side and the Atlantic Coast on the other. We then visit the Arenal area, best known for its volcano and hot springs. Finally we end in the lush cloud forest of Monteverde. We haven't seen it all, but in 10 days we've seen a ton!
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