Call of the Wild

2 December 2009

call of the wildToday, Call of the Wild is the longest-running women's adventure travel company in the world. Our women-only trips range from active vacations with soft beds, hot showers and great food to challenging or beginner backpacking in the wilderness. Our trips are all fully guided, suited for women of all ages, and group size is limited to 9-12, keeping the trip warm and personal. With Call of the Wild, you can summit the highest peak in the lower 48 US States (Mt Whitney), discover Yosemite National Park, learn to snowshoe or explore another continent.

What makes us different:

31+ years of Trusted Experience, Delicious Food, New Experiences, and Meeting New Friends is why greater than 50% of our clients return for another adventure.

Experience – There is no substitute for experience. With 31+ years and hundreds of wilderness trips, Call of the Wild can give you a memorable adventure – fun, camaraderie, and self-discovery. In keeping with Call of the Wild's original purpose, we focus on offering specialized trips to unique places, bringing proven leadership and logistical know-how with trip itineraries catering specifically to the needs and goals of women.

We pride ourselves on our enviable safety record – all of Call of the Wild's guides are women experienced in leading women’s trips, each has extensive wilderness and safety training. They know the tips and tricks to make you feel at home and safe in the wilderness.

Food – Our food has made us famous. We put a lot of care into our homemade meals from fresh local ingredients and feel they add to the pleasure and enjoyment of a trip. Our customers have overwhelmingly agreed, finding that a hike through a beautiful stretch of wilderness, followed by a gourmet meal with good companionship, is a recipe for success. Our food is so good, a cookbook as been published about it. Find out about founder Carole Latimer's, Wilderness Cuisine.

Don't just take our word about how good our recipes are. Try for yourself: Herbed Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Pesto, Chicken Piccata, and Anasazi Stew.

Personal Touch – Call of the Wild is a locally owned company that has been providing fond memories and creating long lasting friendships for decades. Many clients continue to travel with us based on the connections they have made on past trips – and they often make plans to travel w/ their new friends on coming Call of the Wild adventures.

Call of the Wild’s guides are interesting people with whom you'll enjoy spending time. Among our distinguished group of guides are a pilot, a former paramedic, the owner of a wild mustang, a mother with grown children, several writers, a painter, and two exercise physiologists. They have in common a love of the wilderness, and an enjoyment of people's company.

Along with introducing women to the outdoors, Call of the Wild has also pioneered the idea of camping with challenge and comfort. Many clients like being outdoors, but they want simple comforts like solar showers and good food. At Call of the Wild, we recognize these needs and set up our trips to provide them.

Who our clients are:

One size doesn’t fit all. Our clients, from beginners to the most experienced, range from busy career-oriented folks – who desperately need a get-away, to full-time parents – who feel their husbands/spouses should have the opportunity to take charge of the kids for a week. Others are ready to make a change in their lives, and find that completing a wilderness trip gives them a clear head and added confidence.

The common element is that our clients come seeking the renewal in body and spirit that a wilderness adventure can bring – they want to get away from it all, let their hair down, and have a good time.

What does it take to be a Call of the Wild client? Bring along your spirit of adventure, a willingness to recognize the needs of the group, and your sense of humor! Our clients come on our trips to travel, camp or backpack in a safe, supportive atmosphere – From beginners to the most experienced.

Need a Custom or Exclusive Itinerary?

We are happy to tailor itineraries to suit the needs of your clients. While we focus on women, our private departures can be co-ed, families, university groups – you name it! We can build itineraries and departures to meet the goals of your group and guarantee we will exceed your expectations.