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.
In a recent Huffington Post article, Leyla Giray asks: "Can You Be Too Old To Travel?" This is a silly question. The answer is easy: no. Giray agrees. After enduring the excuses a friend listed as reasons not to embark on an extended backpacking trip - hostels, bus rides, lack of privacy, etc. - Giray wisely told her friend: "I do think you're too old for this. I do not think this is because of your biological age."
Giray explains how she was forty-three when she decided to fulfill a dream and packpack across Africa and Asia for half a year. Along the way, she met an eighty-year-old man who'd made it a mission to visit every country on the planet; he only had twenty more to go. Along with meeting fascinating people, Giray accrued some insight and has distilled it into a set of ten questions, the answers to which determine your travel age, in a non-quantifiable way. The questions aren't revelatory, at least not if you enjoy traveling: Are you curious? Do you enjoy communicating? Are you patient?
Such matters fall under the seasoned traveler's purview, and, really, should be something everyone thinks about, right? Without curiosity, how do we learn anything? If we don't communicate, how do express ourselves? Patience, well, you can never have too much patience, so I'm told. The point is, Giray's method of determining an individual's readiness to travel, especially for a long period of time, can, and should, be applied to readiness for life in general.
Yes, life is a journey, but it doesn't always involve language barriers and unfamiliar customs, unless that's what you're looking for. I know plenty of curious people very capable of communicating their ideas, but not all of them identify as travelers. So while Giray's ideas are on target they don't really get to the heart of what makes for wanderlust in an individual.
What makes you want to travel? What is it about your personality that craves seeing new places?