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Adventure Travel Home > About Us
One of the World's Best Tour Operators!
When searching for your next vacation, consider what makes an Austin Adventures vacation one worth remembering!
Our 39 year legacy as an Adventure Travel Company speaks for itselfWe've been sharing our love of adventure with our guests since 1974. Our longtime insider's knowledge and extensive contacts in each destination allow us to offer cultural and artistic experiences and encounters that give our guests an in-depth feel for the local people and their way of life.
For an Adventure Travel Company - Smaller is Indeed BetterDan Austin, founder and president, is intimately involved with our day-to-day operations, and always available for questions and comments. As a small company, we believe keeping things small is important. We never have more than 12 guests on our adult trips and 18 on our family adventures. This affords each traveler a much more intimate and authentic experience and our guest-to-guide ratio is never more than 6:1. We've also created special itineraries for our different adventures which cater to families, solo adventurers or adults-only. Looking to plan a custom trip? Our Custom Adventure Experts will happily help you plan every aspect of your custom trip with Austin Adventures.
Personalized Just For YouOur extraordinary guides will take the time to learn about each traveler in their group, finding unexpected and memorable ways to make your vacation extra special. On an Austin Adventures trip, you can choose your style of vacationing, from intense activity to kick-backed relaxation, or something in between. Most importantly, we know we still have things to learn. We listen and use our guest's feedback every day to ensure we are meeting your expectations for an unforgettable adventure vacation.
Authentic and Distinctive Lodging and CuisineOur trips are designed to deliver surprising luxury with an absence of pretension. We've done our research and know the best accommodations in each region to rest and recharge. Whether you dine in a five-star restaurant or are served campfire-side, you will enjoy the finest local cuisine and libations, artfully prepared and deliciously sinful. You are a VIP at Austin Adventures and we will deliver on your high standards for luxury, quality and comfort.
Multiple-trip DiscountsJoin Austin Adventures for more than one trip in a calendar year and receive a 10% discount on all subsequent trips during the same year (not valid with other discounts or offers).
Travel Safe and AssuredOur first-aid certified, experienced guides fully understand the regions, trails and activities that make up an AA vacation. Each one offers the highest degree of trust and confidence, comfort and safety. Our staff's operational logistics and contingency planning ensures you are well taken care of regardless of the circumstances.
To back up our strong commitment to the highest levels of guest service, we offer all of our travelers up to a full money-back guarantee, a rarity among adventure travel companies. If we did everything possible, but somehow we missed the mark and you're not satisfied with your Austin Adventure experience, call one of our travel experts and we'll make sure to right the wrong.
"We can't wait to choose our next AA trip. You took us to places we wouldn't have gone by ourselves and stretched us to do more than we ever thought possible."
~ The Brown Family, California - Banff & Lake Louise Family Adventure
"One of my all-time favorite vacations! It was an active trip coupled with tons of cultural awareness and nature. This is my idea of a great vacation!"
~ Gail DiLisio, New York - Costa Rica Volcanoes & Jungles
"I get to do, see and learn a lot more by traveling with Austin Adventures than I would if I were on my own."
~ Peter Raskauskas, Massachusetts - Alaska Family Adventure