About Austin Adventures

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

Yellowstone Adventure

4.91

  • Duration 6 days
  • 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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 ADULT ONLY

Explore America’s first national park with insiders as you hike unpopulated backcountry trails and explore fascinating geothermal wonders. Behold roaring waterfalls, roaming wildlife, and remarkable scenery on this six-day adventure.

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

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure

4.87

  • Duration 6 days
  • 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

 ADULT ONLY

Hike, bike and raft your way through Northwestern Wyoming as you explore the craggy peaks, winding rivers, and expansive meadows of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Relax each night in comfortable lodging and warm hospitality.

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

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Adventure

4.86

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore Gallatin National Forest, hike to Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, horseback ride into the Absaroka Mountains, and spot magnificent wildlife in Hayden Valley as you journey through Montana’s vast wilderness and behold geothermal wonders.

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

North America

Yellowstone, Glacier & Grand Teton Adventure

4.78

  • Duration 8 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.

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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

4.88

  • 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.

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 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

North America

Kenai Fjords Adventure

4.92

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Experience the wonders of Alaska’s wilderness. Hike to the base of Bryon Glacier, kayak the coves of Resurrection Bay, bike the Johnson Pass trail, relax on a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, and enjoy plenty of fresh, local food.

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

North America

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure

4.94

  • Duration 8 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Seek out epic scenery, thriving wildlife, and untamed beauty on this true Alaskan adventure. Cruise the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park, raft the Kenai River Canyon, hike to Exit Glacier, and explore the Denali wilderness.

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

North America

Banff & Jasper Adventure

4.87

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

The Canadian Rockies are yours to discover through off-the-beaten-track trails, heart-pumping rafting, and glacier hiking. Witness stunning views and explore hidden gems of the region, including Athabasca Glacier and Marble Canyon.

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

North America

Grand Canyon Adventure

4.93

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Experience the Grand Canyon from all angles as you explore hidden gems and take in famous views of this beloved landmark. Each day brings new awe-inspiring moments as you hike and raft among the incredible natural wonders.

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

North America

Mighty Five Adventure

4.96

  • Duration 9 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Explore the best of Utah’s National Parks; including Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks. You'll discover countless canyons, soaring pinnacles, crimson-colored hoodoos, and cascading waterfalls.

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

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

4.88

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Over six days of exploring Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks, you’ll hike through Zion Canyon, bike under towering red sandstone cliffs, stroll the Queens Garden trail, and behold clear night skies showcasing the Milky Way.

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

North America

Arches & Canyonlands Adventure

4.89

  • 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

See for yourself why Utah is known across the globe as an adventurer's paradise. Explore the jaw-dropping landscapes of Arches & Canyonlands National Parks on foot, on two wheels, and with a paddle in hand on this six-day trip.

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

North America

Yosemite Adventure

4.80

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Hike the best of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, from Half Dome to El Capitan, and behold jaw-dropping views around every corner. Stand before giant sequoias, towering granite monoliths, and lands that inspired countless artists.

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

North America

Yellowstone in Winter

4.96

  • 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.

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 ADULT ONLY

Step into a winter wonderland complete with snow-covered bison, frosted pines, frozen waterfalls, and steamy geothermal features – all without the crowds. Relax each night in cozy lodges, in and nearby Yellowstone National Park.

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

North America

Yellowstone Family Vacation

4.94

  • Duration 6 days
  • 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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 FAMILY VACATION

From hiking to rafting, ziplining to horseback riding, you’ll discover the wonders of the world’s first national park on this family-friendly adventure. Enjoy the perfect balance of peace and adventure on action-packed family vacation!

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

North America

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation

4.93

  • Duration 6 days
  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

From Old Faithful to Grand Teton – enjoy six days exploring the iconic American West. Featuring biking, hiking, rafting and more, this family-friendly adventure will reveal stunning landscapes and forge lasting memories.

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

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Family Vacation

4.92

  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

The wild west comes alive as your family explores pine-studded forests, rafts the Yellowstone River, and rides horseback across pristine meadows with real cowboys. See famous sites and hidden gems on this beloved family-friendly adventure.

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

North America

Kenai Fjords Family Vacation

4.86

  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

Spend six days exploring the Kenai Peninsula at a comfortable pace. Embark on your dream Alaska family vacation where you’ll enjoy a scenic train ride, kayak Resurrection Bay, hike Exit Glacier, cruise Kenai Fjords, and more!

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

North America

Banff & Jasper Family Vacation

4.89

  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

Bring the family and pack your sense of adventure. With glacier hikes, river rafting, horseback riding, and backcountry biking, this Canadian Rockies adventure through Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise brings out the kid in everyone.

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

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Family Vacation

4.83

  • Duration 6 days
  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

Explore the iconic desert canyons and windswept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks on this family-friendly adventure. The action-packed days and star-studded nights are sure to impress every member of the family.

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

North America

Grand Canyon Family Vacation

4.76

  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

Introduce your family to the awe-inspiring vastness of the Grand Canyon. On this six-day trip, you’ll hike, kayak, and take a train ride through this incredible region to discover its dynamic history and geological wonders.

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

North America

Yosemite Family Vacation

4.83

  • 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

 FAMILY VACATION

Discover the iconic sites of one of America’s beloved national parks – from El Capitan to Half Dome. Try your hand at rock climbing, channel your inner Ansel Adams, and be humbled before Giant Sequoias on this family adventure to remember.

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

Why Travel With Austin Adventures

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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.