The ad blocker plugin on your browser may not allow you to view everything on this page. For the best experience on our website, please disable this ad blocker.
To access all acount benefits, sign in now
Small Groups: 8-16 travelers-guaranteed!(average of 14)
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!
When you travel with O.A.T., we promise that you’re getting the best combination of value and experience, at the best price—even with international airfare included
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.
Learn about how you can guarantee your trip price—and save up to 10%—with OAT’s exclusive Good Buy Plan. The earlier you reserve and pay in full by check or electronic funds transfer, the more you'll save.
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.
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.
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.
With itineraries designed exclusively for experienced American travelers, we’ve been providing indelible travel memories for more than 37 years. Find out what makes OAT the undisputed leader in small group travel along the road less traveled.
Now, OAT can help you personalize your air itinerary with a wider array of choices—including your preferred airline, routing, and connection times. After you reserve your adventure, we’ll work with you to ensure your air arrangements meet your specific needs.
Create the adventure that's right for you. Learn how to personalize your trip, or view standard air routing and travel times.
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.
O.A.T. Vice Chairman Harriet Lewis created the Harriet’s Corner online community as a place where travelers can learn and connect. Enjoy stories, trivia, and short films featured in our Inside Scoop e-newsletter … ask and answer questions in our Travel Forum … view issues of our Dispatches quarterly magazine … and much more.
Join the community
Enjoy stories, traveler insights, and unique videos featured in our weekly e-newsletter.
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.
This quarterly magazine is filled with notes from the field that celebrate the adventurous spirit of our most experienced O.A.T. travelers.
Our free 101 Tips for Women Travelers booklet features advice from seasoned travelers, staff, and guides from around the world.
Share your photos and videos of memorable moments made with Overseas Adventure Travel.
Upload your best travel photos for a chance to win a free O.A.T. land or small ship adventure.
Having Trouble Logging In?
Either your username OR your password is not correct.
Please check that both items are correct before trying again, or use the ‘forgot your password’ and ‘forgot your username’ links for assistance.
If you have forgotten your password, enter the email you used to set up your account, and click the Continue button. We will email you a link you can use to easily create a new password. If you are having trouble resetting your password, call us toll-free at 1-800-221-0814.
If you have forgotten your username, please provide your email address in the box below. We’ll send you an email with your requested username. If you are having trouble, please call us toll-free at 1-800-221-0814.
You’ll receive an email in a few minutes. Please check this email to find your requested username.
If you do not receive an email or you are having trouble logging into My Account, please call us at 1-800-221-0814.
Register using the one of the following:
The Customer Number you have provided is not valid. Please try again
Email Address is required
Phone Number is required
Customer Number is required
Already have an account? Sign In
It is O.A.T.’s goal to provide you with the air option that best suits your needs. For this reason, we offer different air programs. When you book your trip with air through O.A.T., we automatically send you a preliminary flight itinerary as soon as flights are available. You may also view this itinerary in your My Account. Depending on when you are departing and what flight options you may have already selected with our air department, it may still be possible to personalize and/or upgrade your flights. Here is a summary of the options available to you:
For more details on each of our air programs, please visit our Terms & Conditions or call 1-800-221-0814 to speak with our dedicated team of Air Travel Consultants.
Yes—you need to request a change more than 46 days prior to your departure date. It’s very important that you double check the spelling of your name when making your reservation, providing us your name as it appears on your passport (minus your middle name), and checking the spelling shortly after you receive your invoice and air itinerary. If there are misspellings that aren’t corrected, your airline tickets won’t be usable. To avoid having to reissue tickets or buying completely new tickets, be proactive. And remember: You will not be able to request changes within 45 days of departure.
Please note: You will be responsible for any applicable charges imposed by our vendors. Name changes are considered traveler substitutions, which are subject to cancellation charges.
Yes, but note that the airline will not always give you a seat assignment in advance. O.A.T. will forward to the airline your request for preferred seating, and you can check for confirmation of your seat requests on the Air Itinerary page within your personalized My Account (look for Special Flight Requests at the bottom of the page). It is important to note that you DO have a confirmed reservation, even if you don’t see a seat assignment on your air itinerary.
Please note: Bulkhead seating and emergency exit seating cannot be pre-assigned, as airlines need to qualify passengers for those seats at check-in. If you prefer these seats, we strongly recommend that you check in early.
Work with your airline to rebook your flight, then call us right away. O.A.T. is available 24 hours a day to assist you with your travel needs, including those caused by flight delays or cancellations. After you rebook your flight with your airline, call us with your updated flight information.
Please note: O.A.T. is not responsible for flights delayed or cancelled, portions of trips missed due to such issues, or additional expenses incurred prior to joining your trip.
We will create your preliminary air itinerary approximately 72 hours after you make your reservation, and send it to you via both mail and email. You can also view your itinerary within My Account. Please note that this itinerary is subject to change. You’ll need to contact us immediately if your first and last names do not appear exactly as they do on your passport.
Based on our routing guidelines, we’ll offer you non-stop flights whenever possible, as well as acceptable connection times of no less than two hours and no greater than four hours. If you are dissatisfied with your preliminary air itinerary for any reason, please contact us at 1-800-221-0814 to speak to an Air Service Counselor. We’ll give you additional options around your routing and airlines, and work with you to create an itinerary that suits your needs.
In general, we strive to offer you the best value possible, and we negotiate special airline contracts—which may contain certain restrictions that affect availability, choice of seats, flights, routes, and/or specific arrival times. While we charge no administration fee to customize your air itinerary, you may be subject to increases in airline costs.
You will receive a final documents package that includes your final air itinerary approximately 15 days prior to your departure date.
Absolutely—with our Personalize Your Trip options, you can make your own flight arrangements. If you choose to do so, please note that you are responsible for all flight arrangements before and after your trip’s itinerary.
If your itinerary is altered unexpectedly, it’s important to note that you will be responsible for flight changes and costs—and you do not automatically have the benefits or travel protection otherwise offered by O.A.T. You can, however, enjoy third-party airfare travel protection when you purchase our land-only Travel Protection Plan coverage and extend it to cover your airfare.
If you arrange your own airfare, you are also responsible for all airport transfers to and from the first and last stop on your itinerary. You can arrange those independently or purchase optional transfers through O.A.T. The cost of transfers will vary based on your trip, but starts at $25 per person each way—note that you must make your transfer request at least 45 days prior to your departure. Click here to learn more about this option.
Yes, on participating airlines. Business Class upgrades are available on most O.A.T. trips, at a significant discount from airlines’ retail fares. Premium Economy and Economy Plus are offered by select airlines on a more limited basis, but we’ll submit your request when available.
Please note: Seating upgrades are subject to availability.
Yes. We encourage travelers to make their most of their international airfare and maximize their discoveries. Subject to flight availability, you’ll have the option to arrange “break away” airfare at the beginning or end of your adventure—giving you the chance to travel on your own to wherever you choose.
It is important to note that you are responsible for confirming your flights, arranging your airport transports, and arriving at the proper airports for your flights. Additional air charges may also apply. You must request to “break away” no later than 46 days prior to departure—confirmation information will become available about 45 days before your departure date.
Please note: O.A.T. can only arrange airfare for a “break away” and will not assist in making any other travel arrangements during that time. For more details, please visit our Terms & Conditions. “Break away” opportunities are not available on Grand Circle Foundation’s Cuba People-to-People program.
Plan for the unexpected—just in case. We want and hope for you to enjoy smooth travel throughout your journey, but it’s always best to be prepared for surprises.
Visit your My Account. If an air itinerary has been created for you, you can view the current routing on your personalized My Account. Keep in mind that air itineraries are subject to change until your tickets are issued:
Yes. If you purchase OAT’s airfare for both trips, we will arrange your air travel between the two trips. You will be responsible for any additional costs, if applicable, for the flights connecting your trips. In addition, you will be responsible for transfers, accommodations, and any other expenses incurred during the period between your two trips.
Please note: This service is not available with the following trips: Australia & New Zealand: An Adventure Down Under, Pure New Zealand, Ultimate Australia, Australia & New Zealand, and Cuba: A Bridge Between Cultures.
We will absolutely do our best to make that happen. If you begin and end your trip on the same date—and at the same airport—as a companion, even one who is under a separate reservation, let us know if you’d like to travel together. We will make every effort to make those arrangements for you within 120 days of your departure date. Your request will be reflected in your final package.
Please note: Please do not call for confirmation outside of 120 days from your departure date. If you and your companion are starting or ending your trip at different airports, we cannot book you together on international flights—to provide each of you the best value and accessibility, we must arrange your air itineraries separately.