Spring Vacations 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 trek with llamas in Escalante, hike the National Parks of southern Utah or the Grand Canyon, count the wildflowers in the Smokies, visit waterfalls and wineries in north Georgia, 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.
Portugal Coastal Hiking - FULL
April 14, 2018 – April 22, 2018

Portugal is the oldest nation-state in Europe, ancient in history and rich in maritime culture. On this trip we combine hiking in the area just north of Lisbon, along white sand beaches and through thick forests, with hiking along the very different coast south of Lisbon on the most scenic parts of the Rota Vicentina, another of Portugals' jewels. Wild beaches, towering cliffs, speculator wildflowers, and nesting storks what more could you ask? Along the way we'll experience Portugal's cuisine and have the opportunity to indulge in some Portuguese wine. $2895 Rating: 1 2 3 [4] 5.

Wildflowers & Waterfalls: Exploring the Great Smokies - FULL
April 15, 2018 – April 21, 2018

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.  $1975  Rating: 1  [2]  3  4  5   

Llama Trekking in Utah - FULL
April 15, 2018 – April 21, 2018

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. $2350 Rating: 1 2 [3] 4 5

Harpers Ferry Holiday
April 19, 2018 – April 22, 2018

At the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry is an outdoorswoman's delight. The C& O Towpath provides excellent bike riding; the Shenandoah is a perfect introduction to river paddling; and the world-renowned Appalachian Trail will delight both experienced and novice hikers. Combine all this with spring flowers and a town that is both historic and charming, and you have the recipe for the perfect weekend getaway.  $795  Rating: 1  2 

Exploring Utah's National Parks in Spring - FULL
April 22, 2018 – April 29, 2018

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. $2450  Rating: 1   [2] [3]  4 5  

Sedona and the Grand Canyon - FULL
April 22, 2018 – April 29, 2018

Arizona's canyon country is justly famous. From the cliff side dwellings of an ancient pueblo people, to the colorful chasm known as the Grand 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.  $2695 Rating:   1   2   [3]   4   5.  

Colors of Provence - FULL
April 29, 2018 – May 7, 2018

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 

Sicily and the Amalfi Coast
May 3, 2018 – May 12, 2018

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. $3450 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5

Waterfalls, Wildflowers, and Wineries - FULL
May 3, 2018 – May 6, 2018

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!  $925 Rating: [2]  3  4  5

Tramping the Lake District
May 10, 2018 – May 18, 2018

The Lake District of England, with its myriad of hiking trails, charming small villages, and outstanding beauty, has been a favorite of British hikers for a century. Discover its charms during spring, when lambs are everywhere and the forests full of bluebells, on our trip that combines vigorous hiking with enjoying some of the area's other delights. $2295 Rating: 1 2 3 [4] 5

Island Hopping in the Greek Islands - FULL
May 13, 2018 – May 21, 2018

Fishing villages with whitewashed flat roofed houses and narrow streets, hundreds of chapels, rocky landscape contrasting with the deep blue sea and bays with powdery white sandy beaches: if this is your image of Greece, it is exactly what you find on our island hopping hiking trip in the Cyclades Islands.  $3395  Rating: [2/3]  4  5

Treasures of Santa Fe
May 19, 2018 – May 24, 2018

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 Historical National Park. $1895  Rating:  [2]  3  4  5

Gems of Northern Ireland
May 19, 2018 – May 29, 2018

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 most unique natural wonders. $3295 Rating: 1 2 [3] 4 5.

Hiking Lodge to Lodge on the Appalachian Trail - FULL
May 20, 2018 – May 25, 2018

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 25, 2018 – May 30, 2018

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

On the Camino de Santiago
May 31, 2018 – June 9, 2018

We will be hiking the last 103 kms (62 miles) from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, the last section of the traditional pilgrimage route known as El Camino de Santiago. Not a typical hiking trip, we are following an historic pilgrimage route and will be observing some of the pilgrimage traditions that have grown up along the road over the years. $2895 Rating: 1  2  [3]  4  5