Best Adventure Travel Company (2020)


Adventure travel has exploded in popularity in recent years, and whether you’re looking for an individualized journey, eco-friendly group tour or multi-generational trip, these 10 travel companies can help.

  • MT Sobek

    MT Sobek

    MT Sobek have been leaders in the adventure travel industry for more than half a century. Today, travelers can choose from some 200 journeys designed to inspire and exhilarate, with interest categories like Family Adventure, Women’s Adventure, Cruising, Wellness, Hiking & Trekking or Rafting & Kayaking.
    Photo courtesy of MT Sobek

  • Wild Women Expeditions

    Wild Women Expeditions

    Wild Women Expeditions specializes in “amazing outdoor adventures for all women.” The company leads trips to more than two dozen countries around the globe, with activities like canoeing, kayaking, cycling, hiking, surfing, sailing and yoga.
    Photo courtesy of Wild Women Expeditions

  • Austin Adventures

    Austin Adventures

    Austin Adventures seeks to bring its “WOW Factor” to every trip, whether through spectacular scenery and well-planned itineraries or thoughtful touches, like freshly prepared trailside treats at the end of a hike. Austin Adventures leads multi-sport and active trips to more than 30 countries on all seven continents.
    Photo courtesy of Austin Adventures

  • G Adventures

    G Adventures

    G Adventures specializes in small group adventure travel, with itineraries designed for active travelers, wellness tourists, families and the 18-to-thirtysomething crowd. Trips take travelers to destinations throughout the world, including the polar regions.
    Photo courtesy of G Adventures

  • Urban Events Global

    Urban Events Global

    Kevin Knight founded Urban Events Global as a travel company for African American adventure seekers looking to explore with like-minded travelers. The company hosts regular camping weekends, as well as group tours to destinations like Cape Town, Barbados, Dubai and Aruba.
    Photo courtesy of Urban Events Global

  • Bindlestiff Tours

    Bindlestiff Tours

    Bindlestiff Tours specializes in small group adventures with a focus on the American Southwest. Guests enjoy fully customized touring vehicles with enlarged viewing windows, free wifi and most campsites and the myriad benefits of insider expertise, like the best spots to photograph a sunset or favorite local restaurants.
    Photo courtesy of Bindlestiff Tours

  • Geographic Expeditions

    Geographic Expeditions

    GeoEx takes travelers “to the ends of the Earth” on luxury small group tours and custom journeys. Itineraries are grouped by interest, from family, solo travel and special occasions to philanthropy, active or trailblazing.
    Photo courtesy of Geographic Expeditions

  • REI Adventures

    REI Adventures

    Adventure travelers have long turned to REI to outfit their travels; with REI Adventures, they’ll also find fully curated experiences on every continent. These active travel itineraries might involve cycling the paths of Zion National Park, trekking through the snowy Himalayas, spotting wildlife in the Galapagos or enjoying a weekend of backpacking close to home.
    Photo courtesy of REI Adventures

  • Dipaways


    Dipaways group trips and private getaways focus on adventure, connection and growth. Everything is included – accommodations, meals, transportation, activities and a professional photographer to capture every moment.
    Photo courtesy of Dipaways

  • Wilderness Travel

    Wilderness Travel

    Wilderness Travel has been providing active travel experiences for more than four decades. Travelers can choose from some 200 small group or private trips to 75 countries around the globe. Go snorkeling in Indonesia, sea kayaking on the Sea of Cortez, trekking in Patagonia or wildlife watching in Botswana.
    Photo courtesy of Wilderness Travel

The top 10 winners in the category Best Adventure Tour Companies are as follows:

  1. MT Sobek
  2. Wild Women Expeditions
  3. Austin Adventures
  4. G Adventures
  5. Urban Events Global
  6. Bindlestiff Tours
  7. Geographic Expeditions
  8. REI Adventures
  9. Dipaways
  10. Wilderness Travel

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.

Congratulations to all these winning adventure travel companies!

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