Get a rare look inside Austin Adventures as we reveal our 10 top-selling tours of 2018. These captivating adventure vacations have been immensely popular this year – for families and adult travelers. Find out which destinations made the list, and why they’re our best-loved vacations of the year.
Trying to decide where to go this summer? Check out our list of the most sought-after destinations for families and adults alike. A few may surprise you (they surprised us)!
Yellowstone National Park
With dramatic peaks and pristine lakes, it’s no wonder Yellowstone National Park has remained our number one national park destination for 30 straight years. Of course you will experience the natural attractions of Old Faithful and the prism-colored geothermal features, but with Austin Adventures you will take a deep dive into the intimate beauty of nature and wildlife- away from the crowds. This in-depth tour of Yellowstone begins in Bozeman, Montana, travels through river-carved Gallatin Canyon, journeys around our world’s first national park, and exits out through aptly-named Paradise Valley.
Our hikes take you “the back way” into the Upper Geyser Basin, to the secluded shoreline of our world’s largest high alpine lake, and into the uncrowded backcountry of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Sprinkle in some early morning wildlife viewing, a rafting excursion and an off-the-beaten path horseback riding adventure, and you’ve got yourself the trip of a lifetime! Click here to see these trips!
Yellowstone & Grand Teton
Two incredibly diverse parks in one memorable trip! Begin this adventure in Jackson Hole exploring Grand Teton National Park by bicycle to see first-hand why the Tetons have been called “The Mountains of Imagination.” Journey north to our world’s first national park and check off bucket list destinations such as Old Faithful, Lake Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River alongside our knowledgeable guides. Experience the dynamic character of Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks as you explore landscapes scattered with geothermal features, abundant wildlife and rich history.
Our Yellowstone & Grand Teton Adventure takes you through the intense beauty of two national parks and ends each day with comfortable lodging and local cuisine that will empower you for days of adventure! Click here to see these trips!
Appeal to all of your senses on an Alaska Adventure! Start the trip with VIP access aboard the Alaska Railroad and travel the Kenai Peninsula to visit what our guests call our most memorable accommodation – Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on remote Fox Island. A private chef, shoreline exploration by kayak and the beauty of playful Orcas breaching in Resurrection Bay are only a few of the highlights you can expect on Day 1!
From here the trip only builds as you discover stunning landscapes, captivating wildlife and unforgettable activities, all in “The Land of the Midnight Sun.” Click here to see these trips!
The adrenaline junkie inside of you will thank you for taking this trip! Raft the Kicking Horse River and experience one of Austin Adventures’ best Rocky Mountain Hikes, Sentinel Pass, where you will enjoy 360 degree views of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. An adventure in the Canadian Rockies can nearly guarantee you return home with pictures of the Big 5- Grizzly and Black-Bears, Big Horn Sheep, Elk, Moose and Mountain Goats- while hiking and cycling through Four Canadian National Parks!
From cascading peaks and pristine waters to delicious local cuisine- this trip is sure to satisfy every adventurer’s soul. Click here to see these trips!
Take a step into the silver screen with sights you’ll remember from “The Sound of Music.” On this Austin Adventure you will bike and hike through lyrical landscapes and discover how effortlessly Austria sways between natural beauty and urban culture. Discover the music, history and charm on a private walking tour of Salzburg, visit Mozart’s birth house, and revel in a 360 degree view of the region with the “world heritage skywalk.”
Gaze at the beauty, and be ready to push your adventurous spirit to extremes with excursions and adventure! Click here to see these trips!
Appease the adventurer and artist within on this 7-day multisport adventure. Holland and Germany offer breathtaking beauty and rich culture, which is why both countries consistently land among the top 20 most visited countries in the world. Sleep as kings in hotels that are built into castles, sip wine at Maastricht’s wineries while overlooking hillside vineyards and finally, bicycle through the colorful tulip markets to Aachen’s famous cathedral.
You’ll return from this vacation with stories of blokarting (sailing on a sandy beach), cycling tranquil bike paths, and exploring a countryside sprinkled with forgotten castles. Click here to see these trips!
The richest country in the world begs for adventure, while proving that having “riches” isn’t about things, but experiences. Our route takes you from bustling Lima, to the cobblestone streets of Cusco, from ruin to ruin across the Sacred Valley, and by train and breathtaking footpath over the Inca Trail. Eventually, you’re bound to wind up at Machu Picchu, the awe-inspiring ancient city and best-known archaeological site in South America.
Crowned by the towering Andes and tucked between the Amazon and the Pacific, Peru offers a captivating mix of adventure, nature and history that will appeal to anyone’s inner adventurer. Click here to see these trips!
Plentiful wildlife, fascinating cultures, and secluded national parks – what more could you want in a safari? Our Tanzania Adventure has this and so much more. Austin Adventures brings you heart pounding discovery through a country that has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square mile, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies. When you’re not searching for wildlife by day, enjoy your time off by kicking back, drink in hand, while watching the sun set over the African Bush or feeling the white sand between your toes along miles of deserted beach on the Indian Ocean.
Experience splendid isolation in total comfort on safari in Tanzania in several of Africa’s most stunning locations. Click here to see these trips!
These 19 islands have been called a “living museum” and a “showcase of evolution.” This adventure, taken by land or luxury yacht, gets up close and personal with the stunning terrain and fearless, exotic creatures that call Galapagos home. Experience 8 days of discovery on foot, kayak and motorized panga; experiencing island after island of impressive nature. Each day is concluded with the finest cuisine and a restful sleep aboard a signature yacht or in the comfort of the finest Galapagos hotels.
If this isn’t on your bucket list yet- it should be! Click here to see these trips!
Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks
Hike your way through Utah’s Mighty Five national parks – Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon and Zion – in one unforgettable adventure. Start the trip with a trek to the world-renowned Fisher Towers, known to be the subject of photographers for years. Hike to the famous Delicate Arch, wind through slot canyons in the Land of the Sleeping Rainbow, and embark on a journey through Bryce Canyon that will leave you in awe as you travel through naturally sculpted rock gardens. Each day begins and ends with incredible meals and comfortable lodging.
Discover the adventurer inside you in this remarkable red rock paradise. Click here to see these trips!
Whether you’d rather explore the jaw-dropping grandeur of America’s National Parks with your family, hike your way to the awe-inspiring ancient city of Machu Picchu on a journey with friends, or bike along the same lyrical landscapes seen in the movie “The Sound of Music,” Austin Adventures has a range of sought-after adult and family adventure vacations to choose from in 2018.