Spring Vacation and Holiday Breaks for Adult Women

Ah, spring vacation! Remember when you were in school and the promise of spring vacation was what got you through those long winter days? Well Spring Break isn't just for kids! And best of all, you can take a spring break whenever you want (unless you're a teacher, sorry). So whether you want to swim in the waters of Havasu Creek, hike the National Parks of southern Utah, count the wildflowers in the Smokies, visit waterfalls and wineries in north Georgia, explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica or journey overseas to Provence or Portugal, we offer spring break vacations that are way more fun than anything you did when you were young. 

Sedona, Havasu, and the Grand Canyon - FULL
April 1, 2017 – April 9, 2017

Arizona's canyon country is justly famous. From the colorful chasm known as the Grand Canyon to the high waterfalls, sparkling pools, and blue green stream of Havasu Canyon to the red rocks of Sedona, it is a never ending feast for the eyes. The best way to see it is on foot, and we'll combine lots of hiking with time to relax and absorb the beauty of the area as we explore these three very different areas. If you have been wanting a more intimate view of the area than most people ever get, please join us for seven days of hiking, eating, relaxing, and laughing.  $2350 Rating:   1   2   [3]   [4]   5.  

Portugal: Hiking and Culture - FULL
April 22, 2017 – April 30, 2017

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe, rich in maritime culture, and just coming into its own as a sought after destination. We will explore ancient castles and other historic sites while hiking a diverse landscape of coastal cliffs, white sand beaches and thick forests. We will also kayak along the coast. $2695  Rating:   1   2   [3]   4   5.  

Wildflowers & Waterfalls: Exploring the Great Smokies - FULL
April 23, 2017 – April 29, 2017

Spring weather is notoriously fickle in the Great Smokies, but spring wildflowers are not! The diversity of flora and fauna is truly exceptional and your guides know where to find the best wildflowers and the most spectacular views. And by mixing our hiking with a day of whitewater rafting, we experience the full spectrum of the extraordinary variety of ecosystems that exist here. Everyone gets her own private room in our huge luxury cabin on this trip. On this trip we extend a special invitation to women over 50 and to anyone wanting leisurely hikes.  $1895  Rating: 1  [2]  3  4  5   

Colors of Provence - FULL
April 30, 2017 – May 8, 2017

Provence is surely one of France's most fabled regions, known for the incredible diversity that exists within its borders, its rich human and natural history, and its sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and utter charm. We will combine scenic hikes with visits to village markets, stays at French inns, a little culture, and a chance to sample all the fantastic tastes of the south of France. $2975 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5 

Exploring Utah's National Parks in Spring - FULL
April 30, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Southern Utah is home to some of the most well known national parks and monuments, and each has its own special magic and unique attractions: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, and Capitol Reef National Parks and Goblin Valley State Park. Day hikes are a great way to explore this magical area and on our "tour du parks" you will gain a new appreciation of the diversity and beauty of southern Utah's geology. $2350  Rating: 1  2  [3] [4]  5  

Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and Wineries - FULL
May 4, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Northern Georgia, the jumping off point for the Appalachian Trail, is known for its gorgeous and rugged mountains, its towering waterfalls, and its ... wineries? Who knew?! Turns out the soil, climate, and elevation are not only great for hiking, they're also perfect for wine growing. So on this four day getaway, we combine hiking to waterfalls with opportunities to visit wineries, learn about wine, and sample some of the wonderful cuisine that can be found here. This is the perfect Mother's Day gift!  $825 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Portugal: Hiking and Culture
May 5, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe, rich in maritime culture. We will explore ancient castles and other historic sites while hiking a diverse landscape of coastal cliffs, white sand beaches and thick forests. We will also kayak along the coast. $2695 Rating:   1   2   [3]   4   5.  

Llama Trekking in Utah - FULL
May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Immerse yourself in the wilderness of the incomparable Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah. Known for its sculpted slickrock, narrow canyons, and hidden oases, we have been awestruck by its beauty while driving through it on our Utah trips for the past 10 years. This year we're going to explore it! We'll go off-trail into remote wilderness, over slickrock, across streams, and through canyons, accompanied by our team of llamas who do all the heavy lifting. $2175 Rating:  1 2 [3] 4 5

Sicily and the Amalfi Coast - FULL
May 18, 2017 – May 27, 2017

Our trip to southern Italy encompasses two regions that, while close together, are different in history, culture, cuisine, and landscape. We'll start with exploring Capri and the Amalfi Coast, an area whose small towns and natural beauty have made it a centuries-old destination for travelers. We then move on to Sicily, only recently emerging from the shadow of the Cosa Nostra to receiving well-deserved recognition as a fascinating place to visit with fabulous cuisine. From volcanoes to panoramic views, our trip to southern Italy will delight all your senses. $3295 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Gems of Northern Ireland - FULL
May 20, 2017 – May 30, 2017

This trip is a hiking and sightseeing tour designed to explore the northern gems of the Emerald Isle. We'll hike high cliffs, rugged Atlantic coastline, and secluded beaches, while also enjoying castle visits, city visits, and some of northern Ireland's unique natural wonders. $3195 Rating: 1 2 [3] 4 5.

Hiking Lodge to Lodge on the Appalachian Trail - FULL
May 21, 2017 – May 26, 2017

There are many ways to hike the Appalachian Trail: day hikes, slackpacking, backpacking, and hut to hut. On this trip, however, we do it in style! We'll go lodge to lodge, staying in the lovely and very different lodges that are conveniently spaced along Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park, while our luggage is transported by van. This part of the AT is well-graded and well-maintained, with climbs rarely exceeding 500 or 1,000 feet, so it is excellent for novice hikers and anyone who enjoys vistas and abundant wildlife. $1795  Rating: 1  2  [3]  [4]    5  


Rafting and Hiking the Rogue River - FULL
May 26, 2017 – May 31, 2017

On this trip we offer you the best of all worlds: hiking, rafting, and a comfortable bed every night. Traveling through the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue River, a riverside trail allows us to swap between hiking and rafting if we choose, or to simply raft or hike the entire time.  Our riverside lodges provide hot showers and a comfortable bed every night. $1850  Rating: [1]  [2]  [3]  4  5

Treasures of Santa Fe - FULL
June 3, 2017 – June 8, 2017

Santa Fe has long been known for its fascinating history, stunning natural beauty, vibrant arts and culture, and great cuisine. On this trip, we've picked a sample of the best that it has to offer for five days of fun and adventure. We'll go hiking, rafting and horseback riding, browse Santa Fe's galleries and museums, visit the ancient town of Taos, explore Bandelier National Monument, and soothe our muscles at the spa at Ten Thousand Waves. An optional extension includes visits to Acoma and Chaco Culture National Park. $1895  Rating:  [2]  3  4  5