About Austin Adventures

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The Austin Adventures Story

We got our start in 1985 in Billings, Montana, where our early focus was on bike tours in and around the Rockies. As we expanded further into our backyard, we introduced multi-sport outdoor adventures to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Costa Rica, and eventually, the world.  
 
For decades, our guests have hiked, biked, kayaked, and ziplined across some of the most beautiful places in the world. We’re at our best when we veer off the beaten path to reveal hidden gems that the everyday traveler may never see on their own. We make going the extra mile for our guests part of the way; creating special “wow moments” that we hope they’ll never forget. 
 
We believe adventures in the great outdoors have the power to help us feel fully alive and reconnect with what matters most – our family, our friends, nature, and ourselves. This belief powers everything we do.  
 
For us, the joy that comes with experiencing the world outside our doorstep never gets old. We’re proud to create and deliver adventures of a lifetime where the toughest part is going homeSM

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Active Adventures and Austin Adventures Set the Standard for Adventure as One Company

United by the belief in the ability of travel to create inspiring, life-changing moments, Active Adventures (HQ in Queenstown, New Zealand) and Austin Adventures (HQ in Montana, USA) joined together in July 2021 to create a world of opportunities for global travelers. The partnership will enable more adventure travelers to benefit from a wider range of global destinations and experiences. Both companies specialize in small group adventure trips, off the beaten path, with a personal touch.  

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Family Vacations from the Family Vacation Experts

For several years, our product offering has included extensive family vacation options. In 2022, we were approached to be a charter member for the Family Travel Association (FTA) Certification Program. We partnered with the FTA to develop and set standard requirements for other tour operators to become a certified FTA tour operator.  This process included having every aspect of our trips and customer experience audited by a trusted third-party expert in family travel. We ensure every aspect of our family vacations is planned with your experience in mind; meaning all you need to do is show up and make memories!  
 

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Get to Know Our Team

Our global team is united by a single purpose: to guide our guests in building meaningful connections with each other and the world around them. We focus on ensuring our guests feel like they’re the most important thing – because they are! That’s why we’ve kept our group sizes small (with the industry-leading 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio) and our team is agile and prepared to take on anything that may occur when exploring the great outdoors.  

Our Favourite Adventures

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

4.13

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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This trip is a geologist dream! Over 6-days of exploring Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, you’ll hike through the Zion Canyon, bike under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, take a stroll around the magical Queens Garden trails and bask under the clear night skies showcasing the Milky Way.

Trip Start: St. George, Utah Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure

4.33

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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You’ll feel like you stepped back in time to the wild, wild west as you explore the majesty of northwestern Wyoming, hiking, biking and kayaking in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Jackson, Wyoming

North America

Yellowstone Adventure

4.65

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

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From the powerful waterfall of Yellowstone River’s Upper Falls to horseback riding into the Absaroka Mountains, you’ll be left awe at the natural wonders of this incredible National Park!

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Kenai Fjords Adventure

4.82

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife on this six-day, all-inclusive adventure through the 650,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park.

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

North America

Mighty Five Adventure

4.78

  • Duration 9 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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Explore the best of Utah’s National Parks; including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. You’ll be blown away by the countless canyons, soaring pinnacles, rimson-coloured hoodoos and the many cascading waterfalls.

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Journey through Montana's vast wilderness and geothermal wonders on our 'Bison' Big Sky & Yellowstone Adventure Tour. You'll explore Gallatin National Forest, hike to Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains and spot magnificent wildlife in Hayden Valley. 

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Grand Canyon Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Over 6 days, soak in the splendour of the Grand Canyon and its awe-inspiring landscapes via hiking, biking and rafting on our Grand Canyon Adventure Tour.

Trip Start: Phoenix, Arizona Trip End: Phoenix, Arizona

North America

Yosemite Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Yosemite is well-known for its towering granite monoliths, giant sequoias and dramatic valleys. Around every corner is a new jaw-dropping view, and on this 6-day Yosemite National Park Hiking Tour, you'll explore arguably the most awe-inspiring landscapes of North America.

Trip Start: Fresno, CA Trip End: Fresno, CA

North America

Banff & Jasper Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

The Rocky Mountains are yours to discover through off-the-beaten-track trails, unbeatable white water rafting and glacier hiking on our 6-day Jasper and Banff National Parks Hiking Adventure Tour.

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada

North America

Yellowstone in Winter

4

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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Discover bubbling geysers, frozen landscapes, and fascinating wildlife without the crowds while staying in cozy accommodations in Yellowstone National Park.

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Joshua Tree Vacation & Death Valley

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

From Mosaic Canyon to the sand dunes of Mojave National preserve, discover other-worldly landscapes on our Death Valley and Joshua Tree vacation.

Trip Start: Palm Springs, California Trip End: Las Vegas, Nevada

North America

Glacier National Park Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

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Pristine turquoise lakes, forested valleys, grand green meadows and endless jaw-dropping scenery are yours to enjoy on our Glacier National Park vacation.

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

North America

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure

  • Duration 8 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Explore the renowned landscapes of Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton National Parks on one grand adventure, filled with bucket list moments.

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

North America

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Utah’s finest geologic wonders and world-renowned beauty await your discovery on our Arches & Canyonlands National Parks tour. 

Trip Start: Grand Junction, Colorado Trip End: Grand Junction, Colorado

North America

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

  • Duration 8 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Seek out epic scenery, thriving wildlife and untamed beauty on this Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park 8-day adventure. Raft the Kenai River Canyon, hike to the Exit Glacier, explore the rugged Denali Highway, and more.

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

North America

Banff & Jasper Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Calgary, Alberta Canada Trip End: Calgary, Alberta Canada

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2-3 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: St. George, Utah Trip End: St. George, Utah

North America

Glacier National Park Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

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

North America

Grand Canyon Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Phoenix, Arizona Trip End: Phoenix, Arizona

North America

Kenai Fjords Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2-3 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Anchorage, Alaska Trip End: Anchorage, Alaska

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Jackson, Wyoming Trip End: Jackson, Wyoming

North America

Yellowstone Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      On the Move

      Sure, I own some hiking boots, they're even worn in, but they don't go on long trips. I like my creature comforts and I like to give a range of activities a go.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Bozeman, Montana Trip End: Bozeman, Montana

North America

Yosemite Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Travel Style
  • Activity Level Level 3 
    • Activity Level 3

      Earn Your Lunch

      I stay active on vacation and love the feeling of relaxing after a busy day on the go. I season my trips with a little fresh exercise.

    Read more about the Active Range

Trip Start: Fresno, CA Trip End: Fresno, CA

Why Travel With Austin Adventures

benefit group size

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

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

benefit guides

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, are experts in motivation, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

benefit inclusive

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. Every detail is handled; all you need to do is show up!

benefit safety

Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted vendors and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides and our seasoned operations team at headquarters.

benefit family

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 and sustained relationships for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

benefit wow

"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. If we’ve done our job, they’ll have you saying “wow!”