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When you refer new travelers to O.A.T. 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.
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Many OAT travelers don’t stop at one annual adventure. For those who reserve two or more trips within one calendar year—either with OAT, Grand Circle Cruise Line, Grand Circle Travel, or a combination of the three—we’ve introduced a new Sir Edmund Hillary Club benefit to reward your exceptional passion for discovery.
Every time you travel with O.A.T., you'll receive a Frequent Traveler Credit worth 5% of the advertised cost of your trip, applicable toward the next O.A.T. adventure you take within one year.
At O.A.T., 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 O.A.T. 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 O.A.T. 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.
See what differentiates us from other travel companies and how these differences have made O.A.T. the undisputed leader in small group travel along the road less traveled.
See why O.A.T. travelers are different from typical tourists—and especially how they love stepping out of their comfort zones and going off the beaten path to discover local culture. Plus, meet a few of the O.A.T. travelers who know the benefits of small group travel.
With itineraries designed exclusively for experienced American travelers, we’ve been providing indelible travel memories for more than 40 years. Find out what makes OAT the undisputed leader in small group travel along the road less traveled.
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.
Over the past 10 years, our travelers and industry experts have given us high marks in independent surveys from Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, and more. When you embark on an O.A.T. adventure, you can expect an award-winning experience.
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 O.A.T., and the local people who welcome us so warmly into their homelands.
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2013 Grand Prize WinnerDavid Layton, 7-time travelerEdmonds, Washington
Whirling by the light of a campfire, a Rajasthani folk dancer dazzles pilgrims and travelers alike during a special Pushkar festival departure of our Heart of India adventure.
Comments from the judges: What a captivating photo. Capturing motion like this takes skill and quick timing. Amidst all this movement, the photographer recognized the importance of keeping her face sharp—her joyous expression is the most important area of focus. We also appreciate the strong use of color in a dark environment.
2013 Landmark WinnerCarole Witkover, 13-time travelerCommack, New York
A fleet of hot-air balloons floats over the otherworldly landscape of Cappadocia during our Turkey’s Magical Hideaways adventure.
Comments from the judges: The light in this photo is amazing, as is the composition. It perfectly captures the experience. The amount of detail shown is impressive, especially with the mountains in the distance.
2013 Nature WinnerJoel Krenis, 7-time travelerRochester, New York
A young leopard poises for action on a game drive in Botswana during our Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe adventure.
Comments from the judges: Very striking. The selective focus draws the eye to the leopard, and the green leaves also help to frame and anchor the subject. Further drama was added during post-production, with de-saturated color helping to focus the mood.
2013 Local People WinnerThomas Kwei, 2-time travelerCambridge, Massachusetts
A Quechua woman demonstrates traditional weaving skills as her child sleeps peacefully during Real Affordable Peru.
Comments from the judges: This photo has many layers, and the longer you study it, the more emotion you can draw from it. The perspective and composition are beautiful, with the weaving leading your eyes to the subject. We loved the use of lines and color.
2013 Traveler WinnerDouglas Nelson, 18-time travelerConway, South Carolina
The photographer’s wife, Nancy, reads to a rapt audience of children at the Laxmi Primary School during our Nepal & the Mystical Himalayas adventure.
Comments from the judges: This photo perfectly captures the experience of visiting a Grand Circle Foundation site, and the connections we can make through travel. The children all have expressions of wonderment on their faces—such a beautiful, innocent moment..
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