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.
Being an American, it's hard to look at today's date, September 11, and not recall the horror and shock of the same day back in 2001. I did not live in New York at the time; I was in California. I awoke that morning to the radio deejay who usually played fun music talking about war and an unknown enemy. For the next few days, the sky above the Bay Area remained eerily free of air traffic and the notion of reality seemed more slippery than usual.
Now, with eleven years passed since that fateful day, the world remains an uncertain place, but uncertainty was a major aspect of life before September 11, 2001. And as much as some factions want to establish "us and them" lines of distinction, such groupings operate under gross generalizations and false premises. Yes, bad people exist and they do bad things, everywhere. But the vast majority of human beings are not bad people and many of them do very good things; some of them do extraordinary things that make all of our lives better.
Traveling makes clear just how incredible the world is, comprised of all sorts of people who have left, and are leaving, their marks. This is what the traveler discovers time and again. Yes, misunderstandings and mishaps are inevitable, but on the whole what awaits you beyond your front door is a reminder of all the good in the world, of just how friendly strangers can be and how those strangers can become friends, and even family. At the end of the day, we're all more alike than we often recognize and this realization is perhaps one of travel's greatest rewards because in discovering this through experience, you are better equipped to create bridges of understanding rather than erecting walls in the name of preserving distance.