The Most Luxurious Adventure Travel Tours

These Companies Deliver Adventure Travel with Luxurious Twists

If you enjoy adventure travel ​but want amenities such as private guides, superior accommodations, and other luxury amenities, take a look at these companies.

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    ••• Cox & Kings, The Americas

    Founded in 1758, this luxury-oriented company features cultural and wildlife experiences in India, Africa, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and Europe. The trips are designed in different styles: private journeys, discovery group journeys and luxury group journeys.

    Cox & Kings was founded in 1758 when Richard Cox was appointed as regimental agent to the Foot Guards in India under the command of Lord Ligonier. Today, the company is still headquartered in India but has offices in the United States and 12 other countries.

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    ••• Micato Safaris
    Micato Safaris has been listed in the "World's Best Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter" category in Travel + Leisure magazine's readers' polls eight times. It's a boutique family-owned company with trips that pamper clients. Many of the lodging choices are included in the "hot" or "best" lists of well-established travel magazines.

    Micato Safaris creates private tours to reflect clients' wishes. On the group tours, which average only 12 to 14 guests, guests travel in style and take chartered bush planes to minimize travel time between destinations.

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    ••• Geographic Expeditions

    Geographic Expeditions offers many trips to remote and challenging destinations. In the varied portfolio of adventurous overland tours, treks, walks, and expeditionary voyages there are trips with luxurious aspects to New Zealand, Tanzania, Peru and other countries.

    GeoEx was the first American company to negotiate protocols for groundbreaking journeys in China, Nepal, Vietnam, Bhutan, Iran, Central Asia, and the former Soviet Union. Today the company sends more than 5,000 travelers a year to all seven continents.

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    National Geographic Adventures

    ••• National Geographic
    National Geographic's travel program - National Geographic Adventures - offers trips that combine adventure travel and the types of exploration for which the company is famous. On these trips, you'll find yourself in some of the settings seen in the magazine. Check out National Geographic Adventures list of private jet trips and private safaris.

    National Geographic trips draw upon the expertise of explorers, scholars and Society-sponsored research around the globe. Many of the adventures are led by National Geographic experts in specific fields, such as archaeologists, naturalists and photographers.

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    Abercrombie & Kent has long been known for luxury vacations. Check out the company's Extreme Adventures portfolio.

    Two of Abercrombie & Kents Extreme Adventures were listed in National Geographic Traveler magazine as a "Tour of a Lifetime." Norway - On the Trail of the Polar Bear (2009) and Egypt - Traces of Lost Civilizations (2010).

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    CMH is a top company for heli-skiing in the winter and heli-hiking or mountaineering in the summer. Several of the CMH lodges are in remote sections of the Bugaboos, Cariboos, Monashees, Purcells and other mountain regions in British Columbia, just on the western side of the Continental Divide.

    In the winter CMH trips are designed to appeal to varying levels of skiers and snowboarders, from advanced intermediates to expert skiers and snowboarders. There's even a family heli-ski trip. In the summertime, the heli-hiking trips are geared fpr novices to experienced hikers and for families.

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    If you want to zero in on specific adventure travel styles, visit the links below this paragraph. There is also a link to a list to 30plus adventure travel companies with impressive trips that cover covering all aspects of adventure travel.

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