TripSavvy Outdoors Adventure Travel Trips with Austin Adventures Austin Adventures Runs Small Group Trips All Over the World By Lois Friedland Lois Friedland Lois Friedland is a co-author of "Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures," and a freelance travel writer who has visited 55 countries. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 07/10/19 Share Pin Email Monica Prelle Austin Adventures is a small-group adventure travel company based in Billings, MT that specializes in high-end, active vacations. Each trip is limited to 12 guests or a maximum of 18 on family trips, so the guest-to-guide ratio is never more than 6-to-1. The company has been in business for more than 35 years, and its trips have been listed among the best in the world by various travel publications and industry veterans for decades. In short, Austin Adventures has been around for awhile and they know how to create the right trip for their clients. Austin Adventures Boss' Pitch: Why Travel With Us? Dan Austin, co-founder, and director of Austin Adventures says: "Before we launched Austin-Lehman Adventures (which later became just Austin Adventures), Paul Lehman and I brainstormed a lot about what makes a great tour company in a world of many good ones. We kept coming back to two things; over-the-top service above and beyond what any guest would expect and constant engagement of our loyal alumni travelers through soliciting their feedback, serious listening and reacting to their insights and suggestions. "It's not easy to "wow" people but take an Austin Adventures trip and I think you'll be quite amazed. It's the little things we do, like hearing over a picnic lunch that a guest is wild about Swiss chocolate and then having our guides surprise them with a couple of bars on their pillow that night. It's also the big things like knowing a secret trail that leads to the most spectacular vista not found on any tourist map. I'd have to say, after many years of secretly taking other tour company's trips and closely monitoring our own, AA has the most "wows" in the business. And the fun part... we're never through being creative and out-wowing ourselves!" "We're equally passionate about our dedication to having a "client-centered" company. We do this by careful listening and creating easy ways for our guests to offer feedback and suggestions before, during and after a trip. When inquiring and booking our sales consultants take great care in matching a guest to the right trip, or suggesting a private, custom trip if it's more appropriate. On a trip, our guides are always eager to tweak an itinerary if some people want less hiking and more biking, additional time in town browsing the shops, or a romantic candle-lit dinner by themselves. After the trip, you'll be welcomed home by a friendly email and link to an easy trip evaluation form. We review each and every comment and rating and make immediate changes if needed such as the amount of downtime, a new trail, or choice of restaurant. We view our loyal guests as our greatest asset." Kraig Becker Popular Austin Adventure Trips Some of the company's most popular trips, which are offered year after year include two family adventures: The Yellowstone National Park Family Adventure, and the Alberta - Banff Family Vacation Package. Other trips designed for travelers age 16 and older include: Alaska - Kenai Peninsula, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Winter, and the Costa Rica Life is Good Adventure. The three trips that ranked among the "World's Best 25 New Trips" from National Geographic a few years back were the Panama Adventure, the Okanagan Wine Country Adventure, and the Oaxaca Adventure. If You Want to Learn More For more information visit the Austin Adventures website or call 866-521-5950. More Top Adventure Travel Companies Here's a link to our picks for top adventure travel companies in the world. That list includes not only Austin Adventures, but other tour operators that can make your dream trip come true. Take a look. If your favorite company isn't on this list please let me know in an email. Looking for Specialty Adventure and Sports Travel Companies? Are you looking for Dream Bicycle Trips & Adventures?Are you looking for adrenalin-charged Multi-sport Trips?Are you looking for Best Rafting Trips Worldwide?Are you looking for sources for great Family Adventure Travel Trips?Are you looking for entertaining Learning Vacations around the world?Are you looking for Extreme Adventures for physical or mental highs? Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Looking to travel with a small group? These companies have you covered! Looking for an extreme adventure? These travel companies can help! 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