As featured on Forbes.com

As featured on Forbes.com

As featured on Forbes.com

Pair Wine With Walking On New Zealand's South Island




Ali Wunderman is a freelance journalist who joined our 'Matai' trip in November 2018. Here's her story: New Zealand, or Aotearoa, is not an easy place to leave, and it has nothing to do with the multi-hour journey home. It’s home to wildly diverse landscapes, the oddest flightless birds on the planet, and more sheep than seems possible.

Despite its relatively diminutive size, it would take several lifetimes to see and taste everything New Zealand has to offer, which is why it’s ideal to pick and choose activities, focusing on what’s doable in a reasonable time...

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Yellowstone Adventure - June 2024

Yellowstone

"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6 times. Your guides did a great job making it new again.

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"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6… read more

"Yellowstone is always one of my favorite places - probably been there 5 or 6 times. Your guides did a great job making it new again.

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5 Stars (139 reviews)

R Robert | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Dianne

"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a great time.. our guides, Kevin, Jessi and Jamie went above and beyond! …This adventure made such great memories . Great way to introduce the grandchildren to our National Parks. Looking forward to another trip.

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"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a… read more

"We had 3 generations in our Family on this trip. Each of us had a great time.. our guides, Kevin, Jessi and Jamie went above and beyond! …This adventure made such great memories . Great way to introduce the grandchildren to our National Parks. Looking forward to another trip. read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

D Dianne | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Kenai Fjords and Denali

"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we participated in, the group of people involved, and most of all, the wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly guides, I'd have to say it was the best trip ever! With a broad variety of destinations and activities, including great hikes, we were kept busy with long, but enjoyable days. Trip was filled with lots of unexpected surprises from our resourceful and creative guides. Hats off to Derek and Jen! Thanks so much for a fun, memorable trip!

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"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we… read more

"Where to begin...From the beauty of Alaska, the great weather we had, the activities we participated in, the group of people involved, and most of all, the wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly guides, I'd have to say it was the best trip ever! With a broad variety of destinations and activities, including great hikes, we were kept busy with long, but enjoyable days. Trip was filled with lots of unexpected surprises from our resourceful and creative guides. Hats off to Derek and Jen! Thanks so much for a fun, memorable trip! read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

P Patricia | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Derek and Jenny are awesome!

"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny were amazing. The two of them navigated us through Alaska for 7 nights and 8 days. We covered a lot during this time, several hikes, water activities (boat, raft, boat, kayak), and air activities (Denali flight). We even ran into some issues with the wild fire in Denali National Park (not their fault), and they navigated it beautifully. They stayed calm, and found us alternative arrangements for hotel and food. Overall, they were super great and very attentive. They kept us all in good fun spirits, super knowledgeable on everything Alaska, and really made the whole trip. Thank you both and thank you Active Adventures!

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"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny… read more

"Guys, I had an amazing time on my trip. My two guides, Derek and Jenny were amazing. The two of them navigated us through Alaska for 7 nights and 8 days. We covered a lot during this time, several hikes, water activities (boat, raft, boat, kayak), and air activities (Denali flight). We even ran into some issues with the wild fire in Denali National Park (not their fault), and they navigated it beautifully. They stayed calm, and found us alternative arrangements for hotel and food. Overall, they were super great and very attentive. They kept us all in good fun spirits, super knowledgeable on everything Alaska, and really made the whole trip. Thank you both and thank you Active Adventures! read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

a albert | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Our best family trip ever!

"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! We will never forget this trip thanks to our amazing guides and the two wonderful families we traveled with! A passing hiker commented on what a beautiful family we were, so from that moment on, our group started calling ourselves "The Austin Family!" We just can't imagine a better experience! We are looking forward to booking another trip in the future!

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"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! … read more

"We loved Yellowstone! We were blown away by this enormous, diverse and beautiful park! We will never forget this trip thanks to our amazing guides and the two wonderful families we traveled with! A passing hiker commented on what a beautiful family we were, so from that moment on, our group started calling ourselves "The Austin Family!" We just can't imagine a better experience! We are looking forward to booking another trip in the future! read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

H Heather | June 2024

Grand Canyon Adventure - June 2024

Epic Sights

"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an awesome experience. The views along the South Kaibab trail were spectacular and it was nice having time to hike additional trails on our own. Our guides went out of their way to make the excursions fun and always had a positive attitude. The activities built around the Grand Canyon - kayaking the Salt River, hiking Watson Lake, and touring Sedona - made it a week not to forget!

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"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an… read more

"Having accommodations inside the Grand Canyon for two nights right along the rim was an awesome experience. The views along the South Kaibab trail were spectacular and it was nice having time to hike additional trails on our own. Our guides went out of their way to make the excursions fun and always had a positive attitude. The activities built around the Grand Canyon - kayaking the Salt River, hiking Watson Lake, and touring Sedona - made it a week not to forget! read less

5 Stars (29 reviews)

D Derek | June 2024

Yellowstone Family Vacation - June 2024

Family Trip to Yellowstone

"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip goes down as our best family vacation to date. I couldn't be more pleased with everything.

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"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip… read more

"Unbelievable trip with amazing guides! David and Liz were absolutely amazing. This trip goes down as our best family vacation to date. I couldn't be more pleased with everything. read less

5 Stars (322 reviews)

B Brant | June 2024

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation - June 2024

Fantastic activities and guides

"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the travel wallet information provided and collected, through the trip itself. 14 of us ranging in age from 7 to 77 were supported throughout the trip, including gentle encouragement to try challenging activities combined with enthusiastic support while doing so.

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"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the… read more

"Each step of our family trip was supported by the Austin Adventures team, from the travel wallet information provided and collected, through the trip itself. 14 of us ranging in age from 7 to 77 were supported throughout the trip, including gentle encouragement to try challenging activities combined with enthusiastic support while doing so. read less

5 Stars (167 reviews)

K Keren | June 2024

Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation - June 2024

Yellowstone and Grand Teton adventure

"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing. I loved the sites, accommodation and the food.
The guides where very helpful, kind, cheerful and always around to lend a hand.
I loved the surprises the guides had in store for us.

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"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing.… read more

"I didn't know what to expect but what my family and I got was amazing. I loved the sites, accommodation and the food.
The guides where very helpful, kind, cheerful and always around to lend a hand.
I loved the surprises the guides had in store for us.
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5 Stars (167 reviews)

Y Yardena | June 2024

Grand Canyon Adventure - June 2024

A Grand Vacation

"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and loved it. They plan every detail, which allowed us to enjoy every day without stressing about any of the logistics. Austin Adventures also reserves great accommodations at the rim of the Canyon. We had a spectacular view from our room. Finally, our guides were fantastic. They were knowledgable, organized, and funny. We would happily take another tour with Nicole and Jonathan.

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"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and… read more

"Traveling with Austin Adventures is a one-of-a-kind experience. We visited the Grand Canyon and loved it. They plan every detail, which allowed us to enjoy every day without stressing about any of the logistics. Austin Adventures also reserves great accommodations at the rim of the Canyon. We had a spectacular view from our room. Finally, our guides were fantastic. They were knowledgable, organized, and funny. We would happily take another tour with Nicole and Jonathan. read less

4 Stars (29 reviews)

C Craig | June 2024

Dolomites Adventure - June 2024

Jeanine Brereton

"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks!

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"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks! read more

"Excellent guides. Beautiful area and treks! read less

5 Stars (100 reviews)

J Jeanine | June 2024

Kenai Fjords & Denali Adventure - June 2024

Just great!

"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little too warm---but we enjoyed every day and every activity! Our guides, Derek, Jenny and Steve were amazing and made sure that we were well taken care of and had a great time. Some of the activities were a little trying, but our guides made sure that we were safe and looked after. And we had a wonderful time socializing with the whole gang. It was a really great group of like-minded folks, and we had fabulous time learning about one another. A few of the folks had to cut their trip short because of Covid and I feel sorry that they missed the excellent adventures and beautiful views that we had.

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"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little… read more

"Our trip was wonderful from start to finish, the weather was unbelievable---maybe almost a little too warm---but we enjoyed every day and every activity! Our guides, Derek, Jenny and Steve were amazing and made sure that we were well taken care of and had a great time. Some of the activities were a little trying, but our guides made sure that we were safe and looked after. And we had a wonderful time socializing with the whole gang. It was a really great group of like-minded folks, and we had fabulous time learning about one another. A few of the folks had to cut their trip short because of Covid and I feel sorry that they missed the excellent adventures and beautiful views that we had. read less

5 Stars (22 reviews)

L Lesley | June 2024

Banff & Jasper Adventure - June 2024

One of our favorite trips

"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their experiences and stories with the group,

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"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides… read more

"I really enjoyed the outdoor adventures offered on this particular trip. The professional guides were very knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing their experiences and stories with the group, read less

5 Stars (122 reviews)

B Bruce | June 2024

Ultimate Iceland Adventure - June 2024

Trip of a lifetime

"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. Our guide Thora was amazing and did such an excellent job sharing her country with us. She made the trip an adventure and cultural experience. Iceland is a hidden gem and the hikes are amazing especially the hut to hut portion.

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"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. … read more

"I been to Iceland before but this trip was nothing like my previous trip. Our guide Thora was amazing and did such an excellent job sharing her country with us. She made the trip an adventure and cultural experience. Iceland is a hidden gem and the hikes are amazing especially the hut to hut portion. read less

5 Stars (42 reviews)

K Karen | June 2024

Banff & Jasper Adventure - June 2024

Bruce

"Great trip, I'd highly recommend this trip!

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"Great trip, I'd highly recommend this trip! read more

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5 Stars (122 reviews)

B Bruce | June 2024

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