Your Choice, Your Adventure, Your Way
We recommend you spend extra time in a destination to truly make your adventure everything you’ve ever dreamed about. More of our travelers are choosing to make their adventures their own—in fact, 85% of our travelers are personalizing their experience in more than 85 countries. View some of the most common ways our travelers are personalizing their adventures below. Then, call us at 1-800-955-1925 to discuss personalizing your small group experience today.
Define Your Ideal Length of Stay—arrive early, stay later & more
Extending the length of your stay in a destination can improve your overall travel experience. From staying longer in a destination—whether with us or on your own—to building in time to ensure a smooth beginning and end to your Small Group Adventure, the choice is yours. Here are some of your options:
Maximize Your Time & Value: 55% of our travelers choose to take a pre- or post-trip extension
Pre- and post-trip extensions give you more time, allowing you to get refreshed and acclimated before your adventure begins or before your return to the U.S. You’ll maximize your discoveries—often in an even smaller group than your main adventure—and your value by lowering your average per-day costs because you’re taking advantage of your already included international airfare.
“Break Away” Options: 30% of our travelers choose to arrive early or stay late to explore a destination on their own
Before or after your main adventure or trip extension, you can extend your time abroad and "break away" anywhere you'd like to do more exploring entirely on your own. Consider building in extra time for yourself to relax and get adjusted, or give yourself even more opportunities to immerse yourself in local culture. Make the most of your time abroad with the following options:
- Spend more time before your adventure in the main trip’s first location, or after your adventure in the main trip’s final destination
- Stay overnight (or for a few days) in a common connecting city, or in a destination of your choice
Please note: Our Adventure Specialists can help you plan your airfare if you'd like to "break away," however since this option is completely on your own, you will need to plan your own accommodations, meals, tours, and transfers.
Stopover: More than 7,000 travelers choose to get a fresh start before their trip
On more than 17 trips to Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific, our Stopover option features two- or three-night stays in iconic locales like Amsterdam, London, Paris, Johannesburg, Dubai, Auckland, Hong Kong, or Beijing, where you can spend time on your own before you begin your main adventure or before your pre-trip extension when you purchase airfare with O.A.T. All Stopovers include roundtrip airport transfers with an O.A.T. representative, 2-3 nights in a centrally-located hotel, and daily breakfasts.
Please note: No O.A.T. representative will be available at your hotel during your 2- or 3-night Stopover. All activities are on your own.
Back-to-Back Adventures: 90% of our travelers who combined two adventures anywhere in the world rated it excellent
If you’re already overseas, why not see more of the world and avoid the expense and length of another international flight? Plus:
- Combining two of our trips can save you up to $3100 per person compared to the cost of returning home and taking each trip separately
- When you reserve two trips “back-to-back,” we’ll deduct an additional $250-$350 per person
- You can immediately apply the Frequent Traveler Credits you will earn on your first trip to your second trip for even greater savings
Air Options: More than 50% of our travelers choose to customize their air options
Did you know that you have control over the way you want to fly with us? O.A.T’s team of Adventure Specialists makes every effort to provide you with non-stop flights and acceptable connection times to and from your destination. You also have several other ways you can personalize your air itinerary, which include:
- Choose your departure city and airline
- Depart from one city and return to another
- Upgrade your seat
- Fly the way you want to with your choice of seating or adding a special meal request.
How will you personalize your dream adventure?
Call us at 1-800-955-1925 to get startedFind Your Adventure