Billings, MT, January 25, 2011 – When Dan Austin discovered the excitement of family rafting trips as a guide and later, as a partner in a small raft company back in the early 1970’s, little did he know more than three decades later he would still be sharing this same excitement and passion with a new generation of adventure travelers and their families. With this legacy, Austin-Lehman Adventures ( announces a 2011 trip line-up full of family adventure vacations with whitewater rafting worldwide.

“This is where I got my first taste for adventure travel,” says Austin. “I started out as a guide on family whitewater rafting trips and soon afterwards, a partner in a small rafting company navigating the waters of the West in the early 70’s. It’s wonderful how things have come full circle and once again, I’m able to turn families onto the joys of rafting.”

Austin-Lehman Adventures, award-winning multi-sport, cycling and family vacation company (Travel + Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Tour Operator for two consecutive years – 2009 & 2010) has introduced a new Idaho family rafting adventure for 2011 along the legendary Salmon River. Adults and kids (as young as five) will travel by raft or inflatable kayak down 60 miles of Idaho’s Salmon River, famous for its playful rapids, massive sandy beaches and historic Nez Perce Indian sites on this five-day Salmon River family adventure. These trips are run in partnership with ROW Adventures. See:

Trips are staffed with a, “River Jester”, who leads nature-oriented games and activities for kids of all ages. Families begin and end the trip in Lewiston, Idaho and can choose from nine departures throughout the summer. Rates are $1,638 for adults and $1,438 for children and include most meals, pre-post trip lodging, transfers to the put-in and from the take-out, all equipment, guides, special kid’s meals and land and water access fees.

In total, Austin-Lehman Adventures offers 16 separate itineraries that include whitewater rafting for the 2011 season. Other Rocky Mountain Adventures in the U.S. include rafting down these waterways; Wyoming’s Snake River, Montana’s Yellowstone and Flathead Rivers, and the Colorado River outside of Arches National Park in Utah.

In the Alberta’s Canadian Rockies and British Columbia’s Pacific Northwest, ALA offers adventure vacations with rafting down the Kananaskis River, the Kicking Horse River, Elaho and the Cheakamus Rivers.

Further afield, Austin-Lehman combines whitewater rafting with other activities such as hiking, biking, ziplining and snorkeling while conquering the rapids of Costa Rica’s Pacuare River. And in the Andes of Peru, prior to an exploration of Machu Picchu, ALA guests enjoy the thrills of Urubamba River rafting.

For a 2011 catalog call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail To review the complete line-up of current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto:

About Austin-Lehman Adventures

Austin-Lehman Adventures, with a 37-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on five continents, has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Rim and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture and nature’s charms. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

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