Adventure. It's in our DNA. We introduced adventure travel to North America in 1972 and never looked back. Now you can choose from over 4,000 small group trips, or have one of our experienced adventure travel specialists build one just for you. No one has the experience, depth of knowledge and range of itineraries of Adventure Center!
There are always lots of questions when you're planning a trip. Here are answers to the questions that we get the most. If you don't find the answer you're looking for, please call or email and we will be happy to answer them for you.
What our travelers have to say
What we hear most about our style of travel is "Why haven't I done this before?"
Responsible travel is rooted in respect, socially & ecologically . Since 1972 we've helped shape the meaning of traveling responsibly by introducing small groups of travellers to local people, wildlife and culture while sustaining the delicate balance that enables these communities and ecosystems to thrive.
People who makeit happen!
Guess what we do on vacation? That's right, we get out and travel. We're all passionate about new destinations and new experiences. We know adventure because we live it, and that helps us to better prepare you for yours. Let us know how we can put our knowledge and our experience to use for you.
Are you an adventurer, an explorer, or just plain curious? Do you love discovering new cultures and places? If so, we should talk. We're always looking for people who are committed to making adventure come alive for others.
As this CNN Money piece reports, two entrenched, highly-respected travel industry brands have been in the news lately, due to shifts in how travelers research their trips thanks to the abundance of free information available at their fingertips. The BBC sold Lonely Planet, at a loss; Frommer's, owned by Google, will no longer produce printed guidebooks. These stories signal the changes in how travelers gather information before they visit a destination.
Sure, you can now stay at home and explore Mt. Everest base camp. But after you gawk for a bit, you should feel inspired to go out and do something. Maybe a neighborhood stroll, perhaps the start of planning an adventure. For any question that might arise pre-departure, no matter the destination, we all peck a few choice words, let the search engine do the work, and voilà: answers galore. Of course, answers don't always equate to accuracy, one of the great ironies of the information age.
Both of these companies are synonymous with travel, having built their success on different kinds of, and equally informative, content. Lonely Planet has kept true to its first guidebook, Across Asia on the Cheap, which forty years ago Maureen and Tony Wheeler stapled together, suggesting to travelers affordable and interesting options that don't shy away from main attractions, but also make it a point to get in with the locals. The first Frommer's guide, Europe on $5 a Day, came out in 1957, and since then has been embraced by travelers interested in authentic, and comfortable, travel experiences. Both companies remain in tact but how they best reach readers remains unresolved. Stephen Palmer, Lonely Planet's managing director, said that guidebooks had been "the only source of information for a traveler to go on. Now people are using six to eight different sources of information to plan that trip."
So how do you prepare for a trip? Once you've booked the flight how do you figure out what you might do? Do you consult your favorite guidebook? Is there a dog-eared library copy on your nightstand? Do you read it from a screen? Do you surf the internet, picking and choosing information here and there? Do you prefer to speak with people you know who have visited your destination?