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Best Adventure Travel Company (2021)

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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, the 10Best travel companies can help. 

  • 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

  • Up In the Air Life

    Up In the Air Life

    Up In the Air Life is a luxury travel company tailored to Black travelers. They design lavish private and group trips. From Antarctica to Tanzania, from Peru to Australia, Up In the Air will provide the finest lodging, food, and travel accommodations for a unique and memorable experience.
    Photo courtesy of Up In the Air Life

  • Abundant Life Adventure Club

    Abundant Life Adventure Club
    Nashville, TN

    Abundant Life Adventure Club hosts guided outdoor adventure tours and monthly meet-ups near Nashville to inspire wellness and abundant living. Members hike, bike, kayak, and more. Their "epic adventures" are ideal for Black people with "little to no outdoor experience looking to challenge themselves to try something outside their comfort zone and make new friends."
    Photo courtesy of Abundant Life Adventure Club

  • 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

  • Women High On Adventure

    Women High On Adventure

    Women High on Adventure, or WHOA, works with female guides and business owners to build unique travel experiences. WHOA group adventures are scheduled all over the world, from Kilimanjaro and Peru to Iceland and Bavarian Octoberfest. WHOA also offers surprise outdoor Wild Card Adventures for a small group of family or friends a few hours from home!
    Photo courtesy of Women High On Adventure

  • 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

  • Journeys International

    Journeys International

    Journeys International builds private and small group trips based on a variety of worldwide destinations and landscapes, centering each adventure on certain travel goals the individual or group desires to achieve. Each party is assigned an adventure specialist who makes personalized choices of locations and activities to include in the experience. All journeys are designed to give every person involved a special and unique lifetime memory.
    Photo courtesy of Journeys International

  • Nantahala Outdoor Center

    Nantahala Outdoor Center
    Bryson City, North Carolina

    Nantahala Outdoor Center is one of the southeast United States' most well-known destinations for outdoor lovers. They offer a variety of experiences, including rafting and kayaking, ziplining, paddleboarding, biking and hiking. NOC will also package several activities into one exciting adventure.
    Photo courtesy of Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • 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

  • 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

The top 10 winners in the category Best Adventure Travel Company are as follows:   

  1. Wild Women Expeditions
  2. Up In the Air Life
  3. Abundant Life Adventure Club - Nashville, TN
  4. Urban Events Global
  5. Women High On Adventure
  6. MT Sobek
  7. Journeys International
  8. Nantahala Outdoor Center - Nantahala, NC
  9. Geographic Expeditions
  10. Bindlestiff Tours

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 the winners on the 10Best list!

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Chez’ Chesak is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, an adventure travel writer, board member of the Society of American Travel Writers and 22-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. While he’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to more than 30 countries, he has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife Sally and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. Learn more about him and his work at www.chezconnects.com
 

Chez Chesak

Chez Chesak
Chez’ Chesak is Executive Director of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, an adventure travel writer, board member of the Society of American Travel Writers and 22-year veteran of the outdoor and travel industries. While he’s lived all over the U.S. and traveled to more than 30 countries, he has the most fun when he’s exploring with his wife Sally and two daughters. An avid outdoors person, he’s happiest on a trail, on skis, or nestled into a sleeping bag. Learn more about him and his work at www.chezconnects.com
 

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