Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari
Watch our video of travelers experiencing what life is like in Southern Africa. From watering holes to the acacia woodlands, you’ll explore diverse landscapes and see the wonders that await you.
We’ve been committed to offering you unparalleled value for 35 years, and this continues in 2014: In fact, over the past two years we’ve lowered the price of the Land Tour-only (or Small Ship Adventure-only) portion of our trips by up to $3000 per couple.
Reserve a 2014 departure of any OAT Adventure and you’re guaranteed to receive our lowest price. If we reduce the price of your main departure, we will automatically refund the difference to you.
With FREE Single Supplements on all adventures and extensions, we offer the best value for solo travelers in the industry, guaranteed. Plus, our small group size, dedicated Trip Leaders, Roommate Matching Service, and online forums help you make personal connections. Watch our video to see why 35% of our travelers go solo.
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When you refer new travelers to OAT through our Vacation Ambassador Referral Program, you’ll earn $100 per person in your choice of CASH or credit—and the more travelers you refer, the greater the rewards: up to a FREE TRIP. Watch our video to learn how.
Learn about how you can guarantee your trip price—and save up to 10%—with Grand Circle’s exclusive Good Buy Plan by watching our video. The earlier you reserve and pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer, the more you'll save.
Every time you travel with OAT, you'll receive a Frequent Traveler Credit worth 5% of the advertised cost of your trip, applicable toward the next OAT adventure you take within one year.
At OAT, we strongly believe that word of mouth is our best advertisement. And it works. Just ask the more than 500 Group Leaders who have chosen an OAT adventure for their travelers this year—and traveled FREE! Watch our video to learn how.
Watch our video to learn about the benefits of our Travel Protection Plan. You can cancel your OAT adventure at any time—up to the day of your departure, and for any reason—and retain the FULL value of your trip, including your deposit.
Act now to take advantage of these terrific savings on last-minute departures, available exclusively on our website. You won’t find these deals anywhere else!
Earn $200 in credit when you host a Travel Party—an exciting opportunity to catch up with your friends and family and share what you love about OAT. Plus, you and your guests have a chance to earn additional special rewards!
Adventure travel with OAT is a journey beyond the familiar, one that takes you into the very heart of a destination—to meet people where they work and live.
Journey with the leader in adventure travel and watch your dreams take flight, thanks to the principles which ground every OAT adventure: value, choice, discovery, and carefully paced itineraries.
When you discover the world in an OAT small group, you’ll journey off the beaten path to the places the big tour groups miss—and enjoy an intimate, discovery-filled adventure filled with personal connections, shared experiences, and treasured memories.
Watch our video and see real travelers enjoying small group travel with OAT, and you’ll see why our value, pacing, discoveries, and choice set us above the competition.
No matter where in the world you venture with OAT, you'll have one of our resident, expert Trip Leaders by your side. All are fluent in English and possess the skills, certification, and experience necessary to ensure an enriching adventure.
We’ve listened to your feedback, and will now offer international airport transfers to and from your hotel to our travelers who choose to purchase their own airfare on OAT adventures as part of our Personalize Your Trip program, which allows you create the OAT adventure that's right for you.
Create the adventure that's right for you. Learn how to personalize your trip, or view standard air routing and travel times.
Explore the world in an exclusive group of as few as 8 travelers on our Private departures for OAT Land Adventures.
Many OAT travelers return to discover the world with us time and time again, and to show our appreciation, we've created the Sir Edmund Hillary Club, a membership rewards program for travelers who've joined us on three or more adventures.
Want to learn about our history, company culture, and job openings? Want the skinny on what it's like to work here? Enter here and hear all about it!
Alan and Harriet Lewis created the nonprofit Grand Circle Foundation with the mission of changing people’s lives through travel—which includes both the travelers who journey with OAT, and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
Grand Circle Foundation is one of the few organizations sanctioned by the U.S. government to offer legal, fully-licensed travel to Cuba. By limiting our group size to just 12-20 participants on each of our two unique programs, we’re able to provide you with rich insights into Cuban life.
Exchange thoughts, experiences, and opinions openly with other travelers, whether you're looking for information on a future trip, or have valuable insights from your own travels you'd like to share.
Connect with like-minded Grand Circle travelers and meet new people who not only share your love for travel, but who might also become your new friends as you explore the world together
Learn more about our Facebook online community, a place where you can stay connected with Grand Circle and your fellow travelers. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, get advice, find travel companions, learn what’s new at Grand Circle, share your photos, videos, and stories, and more.
Our regional Traveler Celebration Events are opportunities for you to meet other world travelers who share your passion for learning and discovery, swap travel stories, and give us feedback on how we can to make your experience even better—plus, you’ll be one of the first to preview upcoming trips.
If you live in or around Greater Boston, or plan to visit the area in the future, I hope you’ll consider joining OAT in Harriet’s Corner—the special space in our Boston headquarters that serves as a physical embodiment of the “virtual” community we share online.
This year, we received thousands of Photo Contest entries, representing countries all around the world. Congratulations to all of our winners—and to everyone who entered our contest.
Grand Circle Gallery in Boston invites you to view our extensive collection of vintage travel posters and breathtaking black-and-white photography from Alan and Harriet Lewis’ private collection, as well as special exhibits on other travel-related themes.
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