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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.
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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.
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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.
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From the cosmopolitan hubs and desert oases of Australia to the glacial wonders and geothermal sites in New Zealand, the South Pacific boasts a fantastic display of geographic contrasts. This treasure chest of natural gems is a result of the countries’ locations on the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates.
In Australia, wonders abound on land and underwater. Uluru (Ayers Rock), a sacred monolith, is not only visually spectacular—especially during sunrise and sunset when the rock’s colors seemingly change from hues of red to tints of purple—but also holds spiritual significance to the Aboriginal people. The Daintree Rainforest is ecologically magnificent as it is the only place on Earth that retains the same natural splendor that it did 100 million years ago. But the Great Barrier Reef may be Australia’s crown jewel—from diverse wildlife to colorful coral.
In New Zealand, an array of climates and topographies come together to form the North and South Islands. The South Island boasts Franz Josef Glacier Valley—the location of the famous, fast-moving Franz Josef Glacier—and Milford Sound—a site whose towering cliffs and roaring waterfalls are so spectacular, that it has been labelled the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Then on the North Island is Rotorua’s Waimangu Volcanic Valley where bubbling mud pools, spouting geysers, the world’s largest hot spring, and pink silica terraces will transport you to a geothermal wonderland.
Equally as incredible as the Australian and New Zealand landscapes are the natives who call these countries home. In Australia, the Aboriginal people inhabited the land far before being colonized by European explorers. Similarly, the Maoris—descendants of Polynesian settlers—arrived in an uninhabited New Zealand in the 14th century before British explorers claimed the land as their own. Today, the mix and mingle of people and cultures keeps old traditions alive and weaves a beautiful fabric of life that makes the South Pacific such a unique place to visit.
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