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CALLING ALL CHICKS WHO DIG THAT OUTDOOR, ADVENTUROUS LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventures and trips!

We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages.

ABOUT US

Explorer Chick Adventure Co. (https://explorerchick.com/) is an adventure travel company offering women-only, small group travel trips, workshops, and Mini Adventures.

Our adventures range from local day trips (Mini Adventures) and weekend getaways, to multi-day travel bucket list hot spots all over the world! Outdoor activities on our trips include: hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors to be active and play.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS group of women around! Explorer Chicks show up with open minds, willing to push their comfort zones, ready to have fun, and to be all in.

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick (http://explorerchick.com/), so there are no dues for joining! Just follow along and hopefully, embark on an adventure with us!

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BECOME AN EXPLORER CHICK AMBASSADOR

We are always looking for local Explorer Chick Ambassadors to host our single day Mini Adventures in her area! Check out our Explorer Chick Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

Upcoming events (4+)

Iconic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Online event

Hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru with a small group of bold women! Your trip is fully-supported with deluxe camping, porters, and chefs. Prior to your hike, spend 3 days acclimatizing and exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Then, trek 4 days and 3 nights on the classic route to reach Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate with a bonus extra day at Machu Picchu. The highlight of your Inca trek will be that moment when you walk through the Sun Gate after four days on the trail into Machu Picchu at the Golden Hour when the sun starts to set!

During the first part of your adventure you’ll explore the ancient ruins, landmarks, and museums of Cusco and the Sacred Valleys. Sites to see include Cusco Cathedral, the Inca Museum, and Sacsayhuaman. Our private guide will walk us through each site giving us a personal tour and revealing the stories of the Incan Culture. You’ll visit the famous Maras Salt Pans and Moray Inca site learning about the experimental agricultural techniques.

Then it’s on to a living Quechua village high in the mountains. The children will melt your heart as they race our bus up to their homes. . Consider it quite the honor as the families show you their homes, serve up a traditional lunch cooked in the ground, and demonstrate their weaving techniques.

Then on Day 4 we will arrive to KM 82 to kick off our four-day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Emotions will be high as you watch our team of porters pack and prepare for a truly epic journey following in the footsteps of the Inca and their holy pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. Our very first night on the Inca Trail is spent at a private campground surrounded by Incan structures that will not be occupied by any other Inca Trail Trekkers.

Over the course of 4 days and 3 nights you will hike up and over three mountain passes with the highest being the ominous Dead Woman’s Pass standing at 13,828 ft. Oh, and you bet you’ll get real familiar with those famous Incan steps. But all your efforts and screaming quads will be worth the views of breath taking valleys, soaring Andean mountain peaks, and stunning scenery.

On Day 7 your step will quicken as you sense the Sun Gate approaches. Yes, walking through the Sun Gate is an honor that few get to enjoy. You just walked to Machu Picchu! And, close to sunset! Yes, the coveted Golden Hour!

Then upon exiting, we’ll be staying the night in Aguas Calientes, where you can shower and sleep in a real bed at our hotel. The next morning, you’ll wake up fresh as daisies for Round 2 at Machu Picchu. Your private tour continues as our local guide takes us through Machu Picchu pointing out areas of significance.

Throughout your Inca Trail Trek, you’ll enjoy Deluxe camping in 4 person tents that sleep only 2 people. We’ll be eating in dining tents, and enjoying private toilets and showers. We’ll have a team of porters and professional chefs who will aid our group along the trail carrying our overnight gear, setting up our tent city, and cooking us scrumptious meals. You only need to carry a day pack on the trail. All you are left to do is exhale, free your mind, and take in the challenging, sacred journey.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (OPTIONAL EXTENSION)
Check another Peruvian natural wonder off your bucket list! Embark on this challenging trek to see the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain with our optional excursion.

Early Bird Discount: $3,899
Expires: 3/1/2021
Discount Code: EBIN092521
See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/iconic-inca-trail-trek-to-machu-picchu/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/479564922814720/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventurec

Iconic Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Needs a location

Hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru with a small group of bold women! Your trip is fully-supported with deluxe camping, porters, and chefs. Prior to your hike, spend 3 days acclimatizing and exploring Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Then, trek 4 days and 3 nights on the classic route to reach Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate with a bonus extra day at Machu Picchu. The highlight of your Inca trek will be that moment when you walk through the Sun Gate after four days on the trail into Machu Picchu at the Golden Hour when the sun starts to set!

During the first part of your adventure you’ll explore the ancient ruins, landmarks, and museums of Cusco and the Sacred Valleys. Sites to see include Cusco Cathedral, the Inca Museum, and Sacsayhuaman. Our private guide will walk us through each site giving us a personal tour and revealing the stories of the Incan Culture. You’ll visit the famous Maras Salt Pans and Moray Inca site learning about the experimental agricultural techniques.

Then it’s on to a living Quechua village high in the mountains. The children will melt your heart as they race our bus up to their homes. . Consider it quite the honor as the families show you their homes, serve up a traditional lunch cooked in the ground, and demonstrate their weaving techniques.

Then on Day 4 we will arrive to KM 82 to kick off our four-day trek on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Emotions will be high as you watch our team of porters pack and prepare for a truly epic journey following in the footsteps of the Inca and their holy pilgrimage to Machu Picchu. Our very first night on the Inca Trail is spent at a private campground surrounded by Incan structures that will not be occupied by any other Inca Trail Trekkers.

Over the course of 4 days and 3 nights you will hike up and over three mountain passes with the highest being the ominous Dead Woman’s Pass standing at 13,828 ft. Oh, and you bet you’ll get real familiar with those famous Incan steps. But all your efforts and screaming quads will be worth the views of breath taking valleys, soaring Andean mountain peaks, and stunning scenery.

On Day 7 your step will quicken as you sense the Sun Gate approaches. Yes, walking through the Sun Gate is an honor that few get to enjoy. You just walked to Machu Picchu! And, close to sunset! Yes, the coveted Golden Hour!

Then upon exiting, we’ll be staying the night in Aguas Calientes, where you can shower and sleep in a real bed at our hotel. The next morning, you’ll wake up fresh as daisies for Round 2 at Machu Picchu. Your private tour continues as our local guide takes us through Machu Picchu pointing out areas of significance.

Throughout your Inca Trail Trek, you’ll enjoy Deluxe camping in 4 person tents that sleep only 2 people. We’ll be eating in dining tents, and enjoying private toilets and showers. We’ll have a team of porters and professional chefs who will aid our group along the trail carrying our overnight gear, setting up our tent city, and cooking us scrumptious meals. You only need to carry a day pack on the trail. All you are left to do is exhale, free your mind, and take in the challenging, sacred journey.

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (OPTIONAL EXTENSION)
Check another Peruvian natural wonder off your bucket list! Embark on this challenging trek to see the vibrant colors of Rainbow Mountain with our optional excursion.

Early Bird Discount: $3,899
Expires: 3/1/2021
Discount Code: EBIN092521
See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/iconic-inca-trail-trek-to-machu-picchu/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/479564922814720/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventurec

Women's Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking

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Hit your bucket list with all the feels on this women’s hiking and backpacking adventure! During your Yosemite Half Dome Hike adventure, tour Yosemite National Park as you climb the famous cables of Half Dome with ladies who do their own stunts. Live out every last one of those John Muir nature quotes in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. Mountains calling? Check. Between two pines? Check. Walk with nature? Double-check.

BACKPACKING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK BACKCOUNTRY
Romp through the backcountry on a demanding, yet epic backpacking trip. Meet your new woman crushes in the Yosemite Valley as the landscape gives way to mountains, waterfalls, and a piney perfume that’ll make Yankee Candle totally jelly. Mother Nature swiped ALL THE WAY right. Leave the phone on airplane mode to immerse yourself in stunning national park backcountry over the course of four epic days. Climb steep, challenging trails to look down upon the Valley with a panoramic view that includes Mt. Starr King, Half Dome, Nevada Falls, Illilouette Falls, and plenty of ant-sized tourists with tiny selfie sticks.

THE HALF DOME CABLES: HIKING TO THE TOP
Fuel up for the real MVP—the famous cables of Half Dome! Blast that hiker booty (and bring plenty of water) while ascending 500 feet up a .5 mile of steps carved into the rock. Then, the real fun begins. It’s a 400-foot gain up the Half Dome cables with some points at 70%+ grades. Pace your footwork on wooden slabs spaced out on the climb as you get the upper body workout of a lifetime. Worth it? HELL YES!

BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Don’t have backpacking equipment, but can Beastmaster the stairs? Perfect. Explorer Chick has you covered with:
• a backpack
• sleeping bag
• sleeping pad
• shared tent
All you need to do is show up for this Yosemite Half Dome Hike to backpack like a boss and get that National Parks bucket list checked.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
• Backpack 4 days/3 nights exploring Yosemite National Park including views of El Cap, Mt. Starr King, Half Dome, Nevada Falls, and Illilouette Falls
• Climb the famous cables of Half Dome in Yosemite as the sunsets over the Valley.
• Share stories of the day while chowing down on a yummy backcountry dinner with your Explorer Chick sisters.
• Enjoy down time at camp to read a book, lizard on a river rock, take a chilly dip, or sneak in a nap.
• Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.
• Simply show up to a fully-planned backpacking trip. We’ll take care of everything including snagging the nearly impossible to obtain permits.
• Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, permits, navigation, meal planning, gear, and everything in-between easy.
• Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private,

PLEASE READ - PERMIT INFORMATION
Yosemite strictly limits the number of Half Dome and Backcountry permits. Your trip dates are not confirmed until we have secured Half Dome and Wilderness Permits. We will know approximately 6 months in advance of your trip departure.

Do not book travel arrangements until you have received confirmation from Explorer Chick.

You’ll have a choice to rebook to an available date or receive a full refund for trips without secured permits.

See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-yosemite-half-dome-backpacking/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/366168931471988

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Vegas Vacation

Las Vegas

$1,999.00

This isn’t your typical girls-only Las Vegas weekend trip! After a few nights on the Vegas strip, enjoy rock climbing, kayaking and overnight camping in Black Canyon. Experience both the glamour and true grit of Las Vegas, Nevada in its surrounding desert landscape with other adventurous women.
Be sure to pack your sequins and a sports bra to experience Las Vegas, Explorer Chick style! From a 4-star hotel to a billion-star sky, experience the full scope of glam and grit in WILD Las Vegas.
DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS
Your vacation begins at a high-end Downtown Las Vegas Hotel and Casino where you’ll enjoy all the food, drink, chip-tossing, and people-watching Fremont Street has to offer.
CANYON ROCK CLIMBING
We’ll build in time to escape the crowds to spend a full day rock climbing and exploring the vertical sandstone walls of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
RIVER KAYAKING
On day three, we’ll dry bag our belongings (peace out, heels ✌) as we prepare for an overnight kayak adventure. Your 12-mile paddling journey launches at the base of Hoover Dam through the Black Canyon on the Lower Colorado River. That’s right: We’ll gain special access to launch kayaks below the towering Hoover Damn. Talk about feeling small!
OVERNIGHT CAMPING
The water will be moving and flat; a peaceful pace for anyone who might have overindulged the night prior and perfect for a relaxing trip. Along the way, we’ll make frequent stops to areas accessible only by boat—natural hot springs, slot canyons, a natural sauna, Emerald Cave with gorgeous green water, historical sites, even ruins! We’ll spend our final night resting up camped out on the shore, snort-laughing under the stars.
This adventure is for women who love to experience multiple adventures, don’t mind trading their bed for a warm sleeping bag, and who can trade room service for rock climbing without a second thought. This Vegas Vacation is the best of both worlds: city life and outdoor adventure!
Adventure Highlights
• Experience the neon lights and glam of old Las Vegas while exploring the best outdoor activities in the surrounding areas!
• Get vertical learning to rock climb in Red Rock Canyon with the intensity level as high or low as you’d like.
• Be one of the few getting an up close and personal look at Hoover Dam when as you launch your kayak at it’s base.
• Explore the Lower Colorado River by spending 2 days pack-kayaking through Black Canyon stopping for natural hot springs, hiking, Emerald Cave, historical ruins, slot canyons and more.
• Enjoy a 4 Star Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas right on Fremont Street with a variety of restaurants, luxurious pools, casinos, attractions, and even more just steps outside.
• Spend one night backcountry camping in the heart of Black Canyon along the Colorado River
• Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything between easy.
• Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

Early Bird Discount: $300 off
Expires: 4/1/2021
Discount Code: EBLV93021
See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/vegas-vacation/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/3567011903370382/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram as well!

https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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Women's Virtual Outdoor Self Defense Class

Online event

$49.00

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