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Adventure Life

4.9 | Excellent
  • 99% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1999
Headquarters
  • Missoula, Montana, United States
Trips
  • 6

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Adventure Life Reviews & Ratings 99% Recommend

4.9 out of 5
Excellent 89 Great 2 Average 0 Disappointing 1 Terrible 0
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Tour Reviews

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It was fantastic!!! December 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just returned from an 8 day live-aboard ‘bucket list’ trip to the Galápagos Islands which we booked through Adventure Life. It was fantastic!!! We can’t say enough about the boat, crew and guide.

Trip Advisors Erin and Bailey from Adventure Life were eager to fulfill our wants and needs. They were excellent in listening and then clarifying details of what was important to us. The end result was a most memorable trip with big smiles and wonderful memories. It was our best trip EVER!

There was an issue and we contacted Adventure Life and spoke with the General Manager Jonathan who immediately jumped into action and remedied the situation. He was kind and thoughtful and understood our situation. We were very pleased with the end result and would not hesitate to recommend this Tour company. In fact, we will consider using them for a trip to Africa in 2020.

Thank you Erin, Bailey and Jonathan, it was such a great trip!!!
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Greek Cruise 2018 July 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I started working with Liz on the Jewel of the Cyclades tour then had Franny as my travel coordinator. Both were friendly, responsive and very helpful.

We sailed on the ship Galileo, a tall ship, a classic motored sailor. The ship was of Greek registry which proved to be very beneficial. The captain and his mates were also Greek, as was our guide, Joseph. All were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and super service oriented. The ship was clean and well maintained and the itinerary was well planned. We had a fabulous time (we were an extensss family of 6) and were fortunate to have a great ship filled with warm, friendly guests from around the world. Food and service were all fabulous. A great way to see these beautiful islands. I would definitely use Adventure Life again.
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Awesome super June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip goes to the front of all my trips; awesome super. Everyone involved did a excellent job. The best organized and planned trip ever. Iceland is a beautiful country with people who welcome you with open arms, beautiful hotels excellent breakfast at every hotel and good food throughout the country . I recommend this trip and would only use Adventure life to plan it . Perfect awesome job people. Sincerely Bob Vitaro from Las Vegas USA
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Amazing trip May 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My mother and I took an amazing trip down the Rhine River! Everything was absolutely wonderful! From the moment we stepped onto the Amasonata and were greeted by the reception desk, to the morning we left the ship, everything went according to the plan. The planning with Franny and Callie was excellent and due to their hard work, we had a wonderful vacation. We had picked our excursions online before we left but the people who hadn't or changed their mind were treated with the utmost respect. The "guides" for the excursions were on time, every time, knowledgeable and friendly. I could go on and on but this says it all! It was perfectly amazing! I will go again if I can.
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Adventure Travel: Peerless Professionals February 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Kassandra and Franny facilitated a complicated adventure with a personal dedication and care to meet the wishes of myself and my son on a Quark Expedition to the Southern Ocean via the Falklands, Elephant island, South Georgia, the South Shetlands the Antarctic Peninsular and the Continent lasting about a month. Every aspect of the travel was accomplished without a hitch and every bit of detailed information they provided proved to be vital.
The Quark expedition was recommended by Franny and again met every aspect of our personal expectations. A truly remarkable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that was enhanced by the knowledge and professionals at Adventure Life.
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Indian Ocean Adventure February 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just returned from a month-long adventure in the Indian Ocean. It began in the Seychelles on a four-day cruise on Variety's Pegasus where we visited several islands, explored shallow waterways and swam and snorkeled. The small (42 guests) catamaran was perfect for such excursions. I then spent two days alone in Mahe (the largest island) during which time I explored on my own. The next step of my adventure was flying to the Maldives where I boarded Silversea's ship, the Silver Discoverer. This luxury liner had only 72 guests and was small enough to feel cozy while still offering amazing accommodations and pampering. Aboard the Discoverer, we sailed to some remote (and uninhabited) islands in the Maldvies archipelago, using the Zodiacs to reach some amazing beaches and reefs. The experts on board (ornithologists, marine biologists, anthropologists, etc) made sure we were well-versed in the wildlife and culture we encountered. After we left the Maldives, we sailed to the islands of Southern India to experience a combination of culture and nature. I ended my stay in Colombo on my own, taking private tours of the city arranged by Adventure Life, including my favorite, a walking "foodie" tour in which we sampled various Sri Lankan street foods. Last spring I stumbled upon Adventure Life, and simply told them what I wanted (to visit places in the Indian Ocean where I had never been). They tailored my adventure to my specific wants and needs (a solo, older, female traveler), and put together this great itenerary. Franny worked with me before and during the trip, and when minor hiccups occurred during the stay, she was easily accessible to answer my questions and find solutions. All in all, a great trip arranged by a company who cares about its travelers and is willing to work with them to design the perfect adventure!
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Stride Review

Adventure Life first operated tours in 1999 to Peru and Ecuador. Since then, they have rapidly broadened their destination options. They believe that travel is an opportunity for chance wildlife encounters, intriguing detours, and connecting with locals.

What Makes Adventure Life Stand Out?

  • Highly awarded travel experts
  • High quality local partners in destinations
  • Exclusive access
  • Customizable itineraries (no cookie-cutter trips!)
  • Small groups (12 people max.)
  • Private groups
  • Expedition voyages

Adventure Life’s travel experts have all had deep personal experiences with traveling - from studying in Europe to volunteering in rural Africa. As a result, they understand what it takes to create award-winning itineraries that’ll wow every type of traveler.

Their partnerships and affiliations with local companies also provide special access to all sorts of specialists. You can expect leading biologists, historians, adventure guides, or even a gourmet chef on your trip - making for truly enriching experiences.

The guides are always present to take care of small details - like perfectly timing your visits to avoid the crowds. That means if you go with Adventure Life to Croatia, a walking tour through the old town of Korcula with feel much quieter and authentic.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Adventure Life?

  • All ages
  • All physical levels
  • Mid-range to higher budgets

Adventure Life’s tours are suitable for a wide range of interests - whether you’re a history buff or adrenaline chaser, avid foodie or beach bum, you’ll be sure to find your dream trip! Their travelers come from all over the world, with most being fluent English speakers.

In general, their travelers sit in the 20-60 age range. However, their trips are welcoming to most children and seniors. Keep in mind that the more physically demanding trips won’t be suitable for everyone, so check with their representatives if you are unsure.

They also offer price variations for the same destination - a great way to suit different budgets. You can choose whether you want that luxurious private suite with fancy amenities in xxx, or make do with a simple room on a cruise with Adventure Life to Galapagos.

Top Destinations

a blue lake with people walking on a bridge in Croatia

Adventure Life offers trips throughout the world, with countries listing from A to Z. Everything from the deserts of Egypt to the polar regions up north. They specialize in destinations off the beaten path, but also show you all the highlights a place has to offer.

Adventure Life Travel Style

When you book a trip with Adventure Life, it’ll feel as though you’re receiving a personal concierge service. They work differently from traditional tour companies in that they truly customize these trips to fit your personal interests.  

Their process begins with asking you about your personal interests, and travel and destination preferences. Next they’ll present you with a custom printed list of adventures and operators that show you the most suitable tours. Tour itineraries that you see on their site should be viewed as examples, as you can modify any of the plans.

two Peruvian women in traditional clothing sitting outside a building

Accommodations range vastly depending on where you go. You could find yourself in a charming and cozy lodge in xxx, or a local homestay with a Peruvian family on an Adventure Life tour to Peru. Transportation also ranges widely from small ships to 4x4 jeeps. Most meals are included, with some trips offering free time for you to discover new dishes.

Why Choose a Tour with Adventure Life?

Along with being deeply committed to planning your perfect vacation, they are also passionate about preserving the places you visit. Adventure Life supports numerous organizations such as the Charles Darwin Foundation, which carries out research for conservation of the Galapagos.

They’ve received countless awards as a top travel company throughout the years, and also offer benefits for returning clients with their Loyalty Program. If you want a team of experts that’s ready to create the trip of a lifetime, Adventure Life is perfect for you!


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FAQ

Are flights included?
No
Can I extend my trip?
Yes

How far in advanced should I book my trip?

6-9 months before the departure date. 

From Adventure Life

Adventure Life is a company of travelers with a passion for sharing the world with others. Our travel experience runs deep, from years volunteering in rural Africa and Central America, to research trips in Asia, studying in Europe, guiding in the Rockies, and just bouncing around every corner of the world. This deep experience is the reason behind our pioneering approach to travel and award winning itineraries.

For nearly fifteen years we have been creating personal itineraries that immerse our travelers in the vibrant colors of a place, leaving both our guests and hosts enriched by the experience. From our beginnings as a Latin America specialist, we now offer private journeys, small group tours, and expedition voyages throughout the world. We pride ourselves on our intimate knowledge of our destinations and our dedication to sharing the world.

Associations:

International Galapagos Tour Operators Association, International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, American Society of Travel Agents, International Airlines Travel Agent Network, Adventure Travel Trade Association, African Travel & Tourism Associ

Trips & Specials

8 days
Self-guided / Independent Tour
Basic - 2 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,550

Highlights

  • Visit the Belize Zoo, where in typical Belizean fashion animals roam 29 acres in large natural enclosures. Jungle lodge is tucked next to the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve and Roaring River.
  • Explore the many trails and river that flow through the Pooks Hill property.
  • The Macal River for your first introduction to Belizean  wildlife.
  • Visit the Maya ruins of Xunantunich, once a major ceremonial site and the second tallest ruin in Belize
  • Tikal's towering pyramids rise above the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries.
  • You can take a PADI scuba diver Resort Course, explore the island by bicycle, rent a catamaran or just relax on the beach
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12 days
Private Guided
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 3,221

Highlights

  • Explore traditional markets and colonial churches in Cusco
  • Trek to Choquequirao, an Incan ruin site only accessible by foot
  • Visit a textile market and interact with locals in the Sacred Valley
  • Rise early to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu
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