Austin Adventures & Travel Advisors
Best-In-Class Active Adventures
Earning a Best in the World award (twice!) is a pinch-me-now moment here at Austin Adventures—a true honor. For over 35 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to curate unique and enriching adventure vacations, earning top accolades from Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and more. We’re humbled by these honors, and by the international awards we’ve accumulated over the years as well.
By far the best reward we could possibly attain, however, is the loyalty and support of our Alumni, a whopping 98.8 percent of whom indicate they would travel with us again. We couldn’t be more grateful for our repeat travelers, who—along with their referrals—are at the heart of our business.
Quick Facts About Us
Adventures for All
Our pursuit of adventure is rooted deeply in our ethos — in the mission we’ve honed and honored for the last 35-plus years, which is to create meticulously curated, ultra-personalized adventures that allow our guests to experience a destination in the most immersive, energizing, and inspiring way possible.
At Austin Adventures we believe that travel has the power to change us. To let us see the world, and our role in it, through a new lens. To leave us feeling fulfilled, invigorated, transformed. We wear hundreds of hats here in Billings, Montana. But our #1 job, in the end, is to lay the groundwork for this kind of life-changing, expectation-exceeding travel. Your job is simply to soak it all in.
National Park Adventures
Here at Austin Adventures, we are passionate about our national parks, and we think our trips to them are some of the best. After all, Yellowstone National Park is in our backyard! We’ve seen the way their vast beauty inspires adventure while instilling a sense of quiet appreciation at the same time. Don’t we all long for that full spectrum in life — excitement and stillness.
Your Time is Precious! Which is why we’ve crafted meticulously curated, all-inclusive active group tours around the world for over 35 years. We are proud of what we do — and nearly 99% of our alumni say they’d travel with us again — but we know that sometimes the packaged, pre-set group tour isn’t quite what you’re looking for.
You want the perfect route with the best stops, the just-right accommodations and most unique dining, and the right mix of activity and relaxation — but with more flexibility and more time to do just the things you want to do.
Just-Right Group Sizes
While many outfitters consider 28-36 (a bus load) a small group, we find smaller is so much better. We’ve capped our trips at 12-18 guests, and our 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio is the lowest in the industry. Our small groups and personalized service allow you to enjoy the beauty, culture, flavor, and excitement of a new land not from the well-trodden tourist track, but from the perspective of an insider.
Our guides are an extension of our family. They are the lifeblood of our business, our most important brand ambassadors. Many have worked for us for decades. While others may import, sub-contract, or outsource their guides, we hand-select ours and we aren’t surprised when they are consistently rated as the best in the industry. Even as we stretch our wings internationally, we work closely with our partners to find the best local guides — each of whom is coached extensively in the Austin Adventures way.
Family Owned and Operated
“Family-run” is a term many use lightly, but for us it’s at the core of who we are: a small boutique tour operator, owned and operated by the Austin family out of Billings, Montana. Give us a call or shoot us an email and chances are you’ll hear back from Dan, founder and CEO, Carol, travel consultant, Kasey, VP of operations, or Andy, guide and photographer. Over the years, we’ve seen it all, from industry roll ups to foreign acquisitions of name brands, and more. We’ve remained true to our mission throughout, treating our guests as we do each other — like family. We couldn’t be prouder of who we are and what we do.
The Austin Collection
Dan and Carol Austin know travel better than anyone else, and they love to share that knowledge with others. That’s why they created the Austin Collection — a curated collection of all-inclusive, high-end resorts around the world.
#1 in Adventure Family Travel
Among our many awards and recognition, we’ve been named #1 Top Tour Operator and Safari Outfitter for Families by Travel and Leisure. When your clients book a family vacation with Austin Adventures, they won’t have to worry about any of the details. We take care of all the planning — the lodging, the meals, the snacks, the engaging activities, the educational opportunities, and the extra “WOW” moments that will make the adventure a lifelong memory for kids and adults alike.