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Glacier National Park Tours

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Glacier National Park vacations are the ultimate getaway. Get away from the crowds, relax and unwind as you spend time exploring the great outdoors.

Established in 1910, Glacier National Park is known to Native Americans as the “Shining Mountains” and the “Backbone of the World.” Discover the 26 remaining glaciers on this Glacier National Park Adventure. Home to over a million acres of old-growth forests, alpine lakes, rugged mountains, and wildflower meadows. Glacier National Park has approximately 750 miles of maintained trails, exceptional for hiking and biking. The Going to the Sun Road is the perfect path for bicycle enthusiasts. Not to mention, Glacier National Park rafting is amazing!

Glacier National Park Tours

North America

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure

4.79

  • Duration 8 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
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      I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings.

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 ADULT ONLY

From the ever-wowing Old Faithful to the deep backcountry along Going-to-the-Sun Road, you’ll glimpse Mother Nature at her finest. Hike, raft, relax, and more on this grand adventure, full of bucket-list moments and endless beauty.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Whitefish, Montana

North America

Glacier National Park Adventure

4.84

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Step It Up

      I love an active vacation. Engaging in a challenging activity with a difficult goal, such as reaching a summit, is exactly what I need to unwind in the evenings.

    Read more about the Active Range

 ADULT ONLY

Spend your days discovering the pristine lakes, forested valleys, grand meadows, and endless jaw-dropping scenery of Glacier National Park. Spend your nights in quaint towns; waking up to the sounds of nature just outside your door.

Trip Start: Whitefish, Montana Trip End: Whitefish, Montana

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What guests are saying about their Glacier National Park Vacations

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Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Glacier National Park-Unforgettable Trip!

"Glacier is such an amazing place. Thank you Bob and Steve for guiding us on hikes with gorgeous views and teaching us about everything Glacier. We will never forget this trip!

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"Glacier is such an amazing place. Thank you Bob and Steve for guiding us… read more

"Glacier is such an amazing place. Thank you Bob and Steve for guiding us on hikes with gorgeous views and teaching us about everything Glacier. We will never forget this trip! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

E Elizabeth | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Glacier NP Adventure August 20-25

"The trip was fantastic! Saw all the highlights of Glacier NP, and did some great hikes. Tour guides Steve and Bob were excellent! They educated us on geography, history, flora and fauna, native American culture, etc. They were a wealth of knowledge, so capable, and accommodating. They had to come up with "plan B" several times due to trail closure, restaurant closure, weather, and did so with remarkable skill and poise. Really enjoyed Glacier NP, and will be back again in the future.

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"The trip was fantastic! Saw all the highlights of Glacier NP, and did some… read more

"The trip was fantastic! Saw all the highlights of Glacier NP, and did some great hikes. Tour guides Steve and Bob were excellent! They educated us on geography, history, flora and fauna, native American culture, etc. They were a wealth of knowledge, so capable, and accommodating. They had to come up with "plan B" several times due to trail closure, restaurant closure, weather, and did so with remarkable skill and poise. Really enjoyed Glacier NP, and will be back again in the future. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

K Kenneth | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Hugh and Donna Glacier Trip

"Outstanding trip. Especially our guides, Steve and Bob. Fantastic guys with all in customer service in every aspect of the trip.

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"Outstanding trip. Especially our guides, Steve and Bob. Fantastic guys with all in customer service… read more

"Outstanding trip. Especially our guides, Steve and Bob. Fantastic guys with all in customer service in every aspect of the trip. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

H Hugh | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Fun Filled 6 Days w Austin Adventures

"My daughter and I were interested in doing a fun mother/daughter trip to Glacier, NP. We are both outdoorsy
and my daughter likes athletic challenges. We read on-line about Austin Adventures' Glacier trip and it sounded perfect: small group, hiking, biking, swimming, water rafting. And we weren’t disappointed! Although I am healthy, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up w my daughter on the more strenuous outings, so I contacted Austin Adventures prior to the trip and shared my concern. They reassured me not to worry about it, as there would be a minimum of two guides at all times. One guide would lead and the other would follow the slower participants. And if I chose to, I could sit out on any activity and that would be fine, too. No pressure.
Our guides, Steve and Bob, set the tone of the the trip, encouraging group camaraderie, safety and fun times. We all quickly became best buddies for those precious few days. After all, the trip wasn’t just about how far or how fast you can walk, but also about connecting. Connecting with the innate beauty of nature, culture, history, fellow travelers and oneself.
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"My daughter and I were interested in doing a fun mother/daughter trip to Glacier, NP.… read more

"My daughter and I were interested in doing a fun mother/daughter trip to Glacier, NP. We are both outdoorsy
and my daughter likes athletic challenges. We read on-line about Austin Adventures' Glacier trip and it sounded perfect: small group, hiking, biking, swimming, water rafting. And we weren’t disappointed! Although I am healthy, I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep up w my daughter on the more strenuous outings, so I contacted Austin Adventures prior to the trip and shared my concern. They reassured me not to worry about it, as there would be a minimum of two guides at all times. One guide would lead and the other would follow the slower participants. And if I chose to, I could sit out on any activity and that would be fine, too. No pressure.
Our guides, Steve and Bob, set the tone of the the trip, encouraging group camaraderie, safety and fun times. We all quickly became best buddies for those precious few days. After all, the trip wasn’t just about how far or how fast you can walk, but also about connecting. Connecting with the innate beauty of nature, culture, history, fellow travelers and oneself.
I initially thought this trip was a bit pricey, but it was worth every penny and more.
Many thanks to Bob, Steve and travel buddies. Happy trails to all. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

D Dorothy | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Glacier Trip

"My son and I had the greatest experience on our Glacier National Park trip. There were many elements to the experience that made it terrific including: time with my son; the beauty of Glacier Park; the activities including hiking, biking and rafting; the outstanding group of people on our trip and finally our guides. Our guides (Steve and Bob) were absolutely outstanding. The best in the business.

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"My son and I had the greatest experience on our Glacier National Park trip. … read more

"My son and I had the greatest experience on our Glacier National Park trip. There were many elements to the experience that made it terrific including: time with my son; the beauty of Glacier Park; the activities including hiking, biking and rafting; the outstanding group of people on our trip and finally our guides. Our guides (Steve and Bob) were absolutely outstanding. The best in the business. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

B Bryan | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Glacier National Park - Adult Trip

"Great hikes, great views, and opportunities to see the best of Glacier! Wonderful guides who taught us so much about the land, it's history, wildlife and ecosystem. Stays in beautiful locations with gorgeous scenery and lakes - the trip of a lifetime!

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"Great hikes, great views, and opportunities to see the best of Glacier! Wonderful guides who… read more

"Great hikes, great views, and opportunities to see the best of Glacier! Wonderful guides who taught us so much about the land, it's history, wildlife and ecosystem. Stays in beautiful locations with gorgeous scenery and lakes - the trip of a lifetime! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

C Colleen | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Incredible week!

"Our first experience in Glacier couldn’t have been better. Weather was perfect, our group was the best we’ve traveled with so far and our guides (Bob and Steve) were top notch!

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"Our first experience in Glacier couldn’t have been better. Weather was perfect, our group was… read more

"Our first experience in Glacier couldn’t have been better. Weather was perfect, our group was the best we’ve traveled with so far and our guides (Bob and Steve) were top notch! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

S Sherri | August 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - August 2023

Action Packed and awe inspiring

"What a fabulous adventure! Challenging activities with the awesome grandeur of Glacier. First class guides really take care of the guests. Simply the no hassle way to experience Glacier with accommodations in the Park!

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"What a fabulous adventure! Challenging activities with the awesome grandeur of Glacier. First class guides… read more

"What a fabulous adventure! Challenging activities with the awesome grandeur of Glacier. First class guides really take care of the guests. Simply the no hassle way to experience Glacier with accommodations in the Park! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

J Jay | August 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - August 2023

Irene Miami

"Amazing, caring guides and thought out itinerary. Guides went above and beyond to make the journey fun and comfortable for everyone .

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"Amazing, caring guides and thought out itinerary. Guides went above and beyond to make the… read more

"Amazing, caring guides and thought out itinerary. Guides went above and beyond to make the journey fun and comfortable for everyone . read less

4 Stars (41 reviews)

I Irene | August 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

TETONS, YELLOWSTONE, GLACIER

"The trip was nothing short of fantastic! The sights were amazing. They were everything that we'd hope for and then some. Not having to deal with the logistics of things was a real luxury. The guides knew how to avoid the crowds as best as possible and were always there to help. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and hard working. We were surprised and amazed by the wonderful lunches that seemed to appear out of nowhere. From forest settings, mountain views or on the beach, we never went hungry. Restaurants were top notch as well. We were also fortunate in that we were a small group of 5 and everybody got along well with each other. It was like traveling with family.

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"The trip was nothing short of fantastic! The sights were amazing. They were everything that… read more

"The trip was nothing short of fantastic! The sights were amazing. They were everything that we'd hope for and then some. Not having to deal with the logistics of things was a real luxury. The guides knew how to avoid the crowds as best as possible and were always there to help. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and hard working. We were surprised and amazed by the wonderful lunches that seemed to appear out of nowhere. From forest settings, mountain views or on the beach, we never went hungry. Restaurants were top notch as well. We were also fortunate in that we were a small group of 5 and everybody got along well with each other. It was like traveling with family. read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

B Blake | July 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - July 2023

Only way to check off a bucket list trip

"The trip to Glacier National Park was absolutely amazing and you Austin Adventures couldn't have done a better job helping us check it off our bucket list. Steve & Bob were amazing guides and we'd travel with them again in a heartbeat!

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"The trip to Glacier National Park was absolutely amazing and you Austin Adventures couldn't have… read more

"The trip to Glacier National Park was absolutely amazing and you Austin Adventures couldn't have done a better job helping us check it off our bucket list. Steve & Bob were amazing guides and we'd travel with them again in a heartbeat! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

P Paul | July 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - July 2023

What an awesome trip!

"We'd been looking forward to going to Glacier National Park for quite a while. We are so happy we decided to go with Austin Adventures. They took care of all the meals, lodging, and activities so we could just enjoy the beautiful scenery. And our guides, Steve and Bob, were awesome. They went above and beyond accommodating dietary restrictions and took time to get to know everyone on the trip.

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"We'd been looking forward to going to Glacier National Park for quite a while. … read more

"We'd been looking forward to going to Glacier National Park for quite a while. We are so happy we decided to go with Austin Adventures. They took care of all the meals, lodging, and activities so we could just enjoy the beautiful scenery. And our guides, Steve and Bob, were awesome. They went above and beyond accommodating dietary restrictions and took time to get to know everyone on the trip. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

J Joyce | July 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

“Glacier, Yellowstone & Grand Tetons National Parks” 18-25 July 2023

"Our eight days on the Austin Adventure tour of three National Parks was outstanding in every way possible! We enjoyed two excellent guides and delightful fellow travelers. The level of pampering was far beyond our expectations. Many thanks to the Austin Team for a memorable vacation!

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"Our eight days on the Austin Adventure tour of three National Parks was outstanding in… read more

"Our eight days on the Austin Adventure tour of three National Parks was outstanding in every way possible! We enjoyed two excellent guides and delightful fellow travelers. The level of pampering was far beyond our expectations. Many thanks to the Austin Team for a memorable vacation! read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

D David | July 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - July 2023

Amazing Experience

"Our trip to Glacier was amazing, I loved having a mix of activities! Our guides Steve & Bob were above and beyond!
The restaurants we ate at and hotels that we stayed at were top notch!
We had a group of 12 who all seemed to get along great, were supportive of one another and inclusive!

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"Our trip to Glacier was amazing, I loved having a mix of activities! Our guides… read more

"Our trip to Glacier was amazing, I loved having a mix of activities! Our guides Steve & Bob were above and beyond!
The restaurants we ate at and hotels that we stayed at were top notch!
We had a group of 12 who all seemed to get along great, were supportive of one another and inclusive! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

S SUSAN | July 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - July 2023

Glacier National Park Amazing Multi-sport Adventure

"It was a wonderful experience - hiking, biking, and white water rafting in one of the most beautiful places in the US! The guides were exceptional - experienced, organized, sensitive to individual needs, fun, and friendly. They really made the trip five-star. The hotels and restaurants were great. This was the first organized trip I've experienced and it exceed every expectation. I'm signing up for another trip next year!

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"It was a wonderful experience - hiking, biking, and white water rafting in one of… read more

"It was a wonderful experience - hiking, biking, and white water rafting in one of the most beautiful places in the US! The guides were exceptional - experienced, organized, sensitive to individual needs, fun, and friendly. They really made the trip five-star. The hotels and restaurants were great. This was the first organized trip I've experienced and it exceed every expectation. I'm signing up for another trip next year! read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

V Victoria | July 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

Amazing trip!

"I loved every moment of this trip. The itinerary was on point and we saw so much in just 8 days. The highlight was our guides who went out of their way to make sure everyone in the group had the best experience. Looking forward to my next trip with Austin/Active!

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"I loved every moment of this trip. The itinerary was on point and we saw… read more

"I loved every moment of this trip. The itinerary was on point and we saw so much in just 8 days. The highlight was our guides who went out of their way to make sure everyone in the group had the best experience. Looking forward to my next trip with Austin/Active! read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

C Clare | July 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

Got so High

"The trip from beginning to end was Awesome!! Ok more than Awesome!! How do 12 people in a van for 7 days get along?? Unselfishness I guess! A great bunch of people looking out for each other! Oh then there is Nicole and Ryan who really made it all happen! The big distractors each with unparalleled skill sets that made you learn and laugh without pause!

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"The trip from beginning to end was Awesome!! Ok more than Awesome!! How do 12… read more

"The trip from beginning to end was Awesome!! Ok more than Awesome!! How do 12 people in a van for 7 days get along?? Unselfishness I guess! A great bunch of people looking out for each other! Oh then there is Nicole and Ryan who really made it all happen! The big distractors each with unparalleled skill sets that made you learn and laugh without pause! read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

M Matt | July 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

Epic adventure that exceeded our expectations!!

"What an incredible time we had!!! It was seamless and so fun!!!! Our tour guides Ryan and Nicole are now our BFF’s! And the friendships we made with the other guests were an added bonus! We loved our entire trip! Everything was thought out and planned so well! Our guide prepared picnics were exceptional, the dinner reservations were fantastic and all the stops along the way from start to finish were great! We are looking into our next adventure already!

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"What an incredible time we had!!! It was seamless and so fun!!!! Our tour guides… read more

"What an incredible time we had!!! It was seamless and so fun!!!! Our tour guides Ryan and Nicole are now our BFF’s! And the friendships we made with the other guests were an added bonus! We loved our entire trip! Everything was thought out and planned so well! Our guide prepared picnics were exceptional, the dinner reservations were fantastic and all the stops along the way from start to finish were great! We are looking into our next adventure already! read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

C Christa | July 2023

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure - July 2023

Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier trip - FANTASTIC! The guides are AWESOME!!!!

"We loved our trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier. The views were fantastic. But what made our trip extra special were the guides and other members of our group. The guides Nicole and Ryan (better known as cornbread) went above and beyond what was expected. Both are very friendly and caring. Our lunches made by Nicole were exceptional, Ryan's cornbread was how he obtained his nickname by our entire group. The resorts and restaurants picked out where top notch. Only exception for meals was the Canyon Lodge. The dinner and breakfast were really bad!
The members of our group were so much fun.
They guides really went above when my husband couldn't do some of the tougher hikes. One would hike a shorter distance with him so he was included.
Can't say enough great things about the trip!!!

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"We loved our trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier. The views were fantastic.… read more

"We loved our trip to Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier. The views were fantastic. But what made our trip extra special were the guides and other members of our group. The guides Nicole and Ryan (better known as cornbread) went above and beyond what was expected. Both are very friendly and caring. Our lunches made by Nicole were exceptional, Ryan's cornbread was how he obtained his nickname by our entire group. The resorts and restaurants picked out where top notch. Only exception for meals was the Canyon Lodge. The dinner and breakfast were really bad!
The members of our group were so much fun.
They guides really went above when my husband couldn't do some of the tougher hikes. One would hike a shorter distance with him so he was included.
Can't say enough great things about the trip!!! read less

5 Stars (41 reviews)

D Darci | July 2023

Glacier National Park Adventure - July 2023

Glacier National Park Gives!

"What a place to receive the goodness of nature. Surprising all the places to swim from City Beach in Whitefish to Iceberg Lake near Many Glacier! Epic views and
Great air on a variety of trails. Loved our hikes and how they varied in how strenuous each was. Well thought through in planning the itinerary! Group interaction was very pleasant and warm with the AA Guides setting the tone for a safe and fun time for everyone.

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"What a place to receive the goodness of nature. Surprising all the places to swim… read more

"What a place to receive the goodness of nature. Surprising all the places to swim from City Beach in Whitefish to Iceberg Lake near Many Glacier! Epic views and
Great air on a variety of trails. Loved our hikes and how they varied in how strenuous each was. Well thought through in planning the itinerary! Group interaction was very pleasant and warm with the AA Guides setting the tone for a safe and fun time for everyone. read less

5 Stars (133 reviews)

A Allison | July 2023

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When Is the Best Time to Visit Glacier National Park?

We believe summer is the best time to visit Glacier National Park. For weather, lodging, campgrounds, activities, and wildlife, summer offers the most reward. It’s the best combination of perks from across seasons. You can swim, hike, kayak, and marvel at our country’s natural beauty at its most raw and palpable.

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Air Travel to Glacier National Park

Where to fly in for your Glacier Park Vacation
For your Glacier Park vacation please plan to arrive in Kalispell MT one day prior to your multi-day tour. Your itinerary starts at 8 AM with a pickup from your arrival hotel. Our guides will help pack your bags into the van and take you to your select hotels for the tour. After the trip, we’ll drop you off at a nearby hotel of your choice or the Kalispell Airport on the final day of the 6-day tour.

Glacier Park International Airport
Kalispell Montana

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Glacier Park Lodging & Dining

Included With Every Glacier Park Adventure Vacation

Forget the bus tours! Your guides will handle all the logistics for you as you explore the park. We’ll shuttle with our own vans and join you on the hikes. The hallmark of an Austin Adventures tour is our included meals. Snacks, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and refreshments, are included in your itinerary (except one dinner on your own). Learn more by exploring your chosen trip itinerary.

Explore nearby with Yellowstone Tours and Grand Teton Vacations.

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About Glacier National Park

Experience the national park with expert glacier guides on day hikes in search of mountain goats gracefully climbing North America’s Rocky Mountains and exquisite panoramic views. With an elevation of 6,094 feet, Iceberg Lake is surrounded by Mount Wilbur, Iceberg Peak, and the Continental Divide to the West. Resting at the base of Bearhat Mountain, Avalanche Lake has an elevation of 4,031 feet and is surrounded by 500-year-old trees and grizzly bears.

All of Glacier is bear territory! But don’t worry, exploring Glacier National Park with experienced guides will keep you and your family as safe as possible. You don’t even have to worry about parking! 

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Take 10% off the trip price when you book a trip and pay in full

By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. This offer is only valid for reservations where the trip is no sooner than 180 days from the departure date at time of booking.

We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here.

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FAQs About Glacier National Park

Do you recommend buying travel insurance?

As an Austin Adventures traveler, it’s highly recommended you take out travel insurance to cover the likes of travel delays, missed connections, medical expenses or injury, or lost baggage for your travel with us. Please head to our Travel Protection page for more in-depth information and our recommended insurance provider.

What's included on your North America trips?

Accommodation

We've spent years finding places to stay that are quaint, perfectly-located, and comfortable when we take you to the most amazing parts of North America. We offer a wide variety of accommodations on our trips ranging from locally run inns and first-class hotels to resorts, dude ranches and historic national park cabins. Accommodations are selected for their location, unique charm and history, and offer a true feel for the region. We strongly believe in the value of a good night's sleep and our accommodation reflects this. We also like to have somewhere comfortable to relax after the day's activities.

Transport

We're really focused on ensuring that we spend as little time as possible sitting in vehicles, and that we optimise your vacation for adventuring in the great outdoors. Our average driving time is just over two hours a day, and we make plenty of stops for bathroom breaks and sightseeing along the way. We use modern, comfortable 15-passenger vans for all of our transfers and a second van is added to most departures to provide more flexibility and more room to spread out while seeing the sights! Make no mistake - our trips are not typical bus tour vacation packages! Picture more of a road trip with family complete with good music, tasty snacks, and plenty of guide-supplied fun facts along the way to keep you entertained!

Meals

Just about all your meals are included when you travel with Austin Adventures in North America. We provide a wide variety of cuisine - breakfasts are typically eaten at your hotel on your own time in the morning before meeting up with the group. Lunches feature everything from elaborate picnics to roadside cafes to sandwiches trailside. Dinners are usually eaten at our hotel's dining room or a local restaurant with plenty of options to choose from. We easily cater to vegetarians, picky kids, and people with particular dietary needs. All our guides have food safety certificates and are well-practiced in the art of food prep and serving while on-the-move. You'll find the meals are a real highlight of your trip!

All Guiding Services

Each trip features two or three incredible guides and our average guest to guide ratio is 6:1. Our guests are often drawn to North America by the beautiful scenic landscapes, promise of wilderness and clean air - and there's no doubt you'll find all that, though what you may not be expecting is to forge real, genuine friendships with your fellow tripmates, including our wonderful guides. They're hands-down the BEST guides you'll ever come across.

Activities

Any activity described in our itinerary, such as hiking, rafting, horseback riding, kayaking and biking, are included in your trip cost. Our itineraries are pretty jam-packed to maximize our time spent exploring in these amazing places, and your guides will make it clear if there are additional activities available (at your expense).

How many people are there on each of our North America trips?

We generally take up to 18 people per trip, although this can vary, and all our trips have at least two of our guides to look after you (apart from the occasions we have a small group). We have found that our trips tend to attract a particular kind of person and many people have commented that the social scene was one of the highlights of their trip!

Our adult-only departures require a minimum age of 16 years and our family departures require a minimum age of 6 years to join (7 years on our Alaska Family Adventure) and are a great way to meet other like-minded families who like to get outside.
Please note child rates apply to children 12 years and under.

Do you charge a forced single supplement if I'm a solo traveller?

We welcome many solo travelers on our trips – in fact, we get so many solo travelers and they always say it’s a great way to travel alone, but not actually by themselves. You’ll have an incredible adventure sharing your experiences with other like-minded travelers, and the best part is we don't charge extra for solo travelers, providing you don’t mind sharing a room. However, for bookings within 90 days of your chosen departure, a forced single supplement will apply if there is no other guest of the same gender already booked to share with.

If you prefer not to share a room at all, you can upgrade to a single room, if one is available. 

If I book a trip with my children, will I be sharing a room with them?

Active Adventures & Austin Adventures family vacations are naturally about spending time with family and as such, most families opt to share rooms on our trips. At time of booking, families consisting of four guests with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at the guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

What if I need a special diet?

We’re accustomed to catering to the following special diets:

  • vegan (no meat or animal products)
  • vegetarian (no meat products)
  • pescatarian (vegetarian, and eat fish)
  • no red meat (eat chicken & fish)
  • no pork (eat chicken & fish)
  • gluten intolerant (no wheat, rye, barley or oats)
  • lactose intolerant (no dairy products)
  • picky kids (send us a list of what your child will eat and we'll make sure to have it!)
You will get the opportunity to specify your particular requirements when you fill in your travel wallet. If you have any other dietary requirements please let us know well in advance, via email or the online travel wallet.

 

How much luggage can I bring on the North America trips?

You are allowed one piece of luggage on your trip, plus a daypack. Your main piece of luggage should not exceed 50 pounds (23 kilograms) and can be anything from a duffle bag to a sports bag with wheels or a suitcase. You’ll also want a good quality backpack sized 25-30 liters (2000 cubic inches) to use throughout the days.

How much spending money should I bring and where do I get cash?

You'll be able to find a reliable ATM once you arrive to start your trip, within the township or at the airport you land in, as national park ATM locations are sparse at best. Aside from tips for your guides, you could bring $200 and go home with change though some people like to bring some cash to cover a round of drinks, a few souvenirs, and dinner on "night on your own", although you could just as easily use a credit card for these purchases too.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size) and we recommend $15-25 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

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Why Travel With Us

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.