Adventure Travel For Women, By Women.

AdventureWomen is more than a travel company. It’s a relationship company founded to invite women to build new connections with the world, themselves, and other like-minded women through travel. The carefully crafted journeys aren’t just trips to destinations. They’re active explorations full of empowering discoveries. In the company of Judi Wineland and her daughters, who, together, own and operate the company, every group of adventurers not only becomes part of their family, but they also become a family of friends who transcend boundaries while being comfortable themselves.



For over 40 years, AdventureWomen has offered more than 75 life-changing trips, traveling to 65 countries worldwide. Our adventure travel for women collection includes treasured classic destinations, off-the-beaten-path adventures, and closer-to-home escapes.

We are a women-owned and women-run company founded in 1982 by travel pioneer Susan Eckert. In 2016, Judi Wineland and her two daughters, Nicole and Erica, purchased the company, ensuring the spirit of AdventureWomen continues forward. In 1978, Judi was one of the first women to launch and run an adventure travel company, Overseas Adventure Travel. A few years later, she founded Tanzanian safari operator Thomson Safaris and subsequently created Thomson Treks, Thomson Family Adventures, and Thomson Collection. Judi, her daughters, her passionate staff, and a worldwide Ambassador team have led  AdventureWomen to the forefront of women’s adventure travel.

What is Adventure Travel for Women?

Adventure travel blends the awe-inspiring sensations of exploring the world with the exhilaration of embracing the outdoors. Our trips weave the history, wildlife, culture — and local cuisine – of a destination around thrilling activities.

Adventure travel is a state of mind, an approach to travel, and a way of seeing the world.

What Makes AdventureWomen Exceptional?

Our team is here for you – always. Let us remove the detailed planning and intricate logistics from your plate and replace them with unique adventures and insider experiences that only years of relationships offer. This meticulous attention to detail allows you to enjoy the experience fully.

Welcoming Small Groups

Whether you thrive taking on the world by traveling solo or have mostly explored with family and friends, our small group size (an average of 12-14 guests) offers a balance of discovery, safety, and camaraderie. Our signature small group style creates an encouraging environment for everyone to experience empowering and memorable activities. Go ahead, try something new! We are here for you.

Passionate AdventureWomen Local Guides & Ambassadors

We work closely with operators in every country we visit to identify the best local guides for our groups. These guides, well-versed in the rich cultural tapestry and historical significance of their respective regions, bring destinations to life with their extensive knowledge and passion for storytelling.

Many of our trips may also include an AdventureWomen Ambassadorsometimes a long-time AdventureWomen guest herself and sometimes a woman local to the country we are visiting. Each Ambassador is chosen for her exceptional leadership and abundant love for travel. Ambassadors are typically present on trips that are new to the AdventureWomen catalog, trips that are rated as Challenging, or trips that we know involve slightly more complicated logistics on arrival or during the adventure. Our Ambassadors are there with a helping hand creating a nurturing and supportive environment. 

Connection and Activities with Local Women

On many of your adventures, you will meet and engage with captivating local women. Through these women-to-women cultural exchanges – one of our cherished insider experiences – you have an intimate chance to see the world through her eyes.  You may have the opportunity to explore a new medium with female artisans in Thailand, converse with an apprentice geisha in Japan, or participate in the age-old tradition of rose petal harvesting with farmers in Turkey.  While our worlds seem vastly different, we find our hearts and aspirations are very alike through these unique experiences.

Matchmaking Your Best Adventure and Activity Level

Our team members have intimate knowledge about your trips and help you choose the one that is the best fit for you from a range of activity levels.  This will enable you to move confidently through your adventure or to use an adventure to train and challenge yourself.

End-to-End Support: Journey from Dreaming to Exploring

We are there with you end-to-end, even while you explore the most remote parts of the planet.  From when you start thinking of the destination, and booking your trip, to traveling with our Ambassadors, we are always in touch with you and our ground operations at the destination.  We are here to help you enjoy the ride to the fullest.



I tell everyone that Adventure Women is my favorite travel company. It’s been a pleasure getting to know you all!  – Bren H