Best Adventure Travel Company (2022)


Whether you’re looking for an individualized journey, eco-friendly group tour or multi-generational trip, these 10 adventure travel companies can help you. 

  • MT Sobek

    MT Sobek
    Emeryville, California

    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 Multi-Adventure, Family Adventure, Wildlife & Safari, Adventure Cruising, Wellness, Hiking & Trekking, Cultural Discovery, and Rafting and Kayaking.    
    Photo courtesy of MT Sobek

  • Abundant Life Adventures

    Abundant Life Adventures
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Abundant Life Adventures 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

  • Austin Adventures

    Austin Adventures
    Billings, Montana

    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

  • Urban Events Global

    Urban Events Global
    Houston, Texas

    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

  • Destination Hike

    Destination Hike
    Washington, D.C

    Destination Hike’s motto is, “Hiking is for everyone!” They believe hiking strengthens your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being, and this community of hikers (open to all levels) meets monthly to hike in various places across the United States. Scheduled events include sunset hikes, hiking and yoga, hiking for stargazing, and a 100-Mile Wilderness hiking expedition in Maine.
    Photo courtesy of Destination Hike

  • 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

  • Journeys International

    Journeys International
    Ann Arbor, Michigan

    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

  • XGRiD Campers

    XGRiD Campers
    Las Vegas, Nevada

    Travel Expert Chez Chesak tells us about XGRid Campers, “Very cool company that trains people on and then rents overlanding campers for a true backcountry experience.” Campers are available to haul any gear you might need, including kayaks, canoes, and bikes. All trailers are equipped with on-board water and solar power, so standard camping hookups are not required! Units are also suitable for dirt roads and trails, with independent suspension and all-terrain tires, making them much more versatile than traditional travel trailers. Find remote locations others never even know exist!
    Photo courtesy of XGRID Campers

  • Bindlestiff Tours

    Bindlestiff Tours
    Paradise, Nevada

    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
    San Francisco, California

    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 Vassi Koutsaftis / Geographic Expeditions

  1. MT Sobek - Emeryville, California
  2. Abundant Life Adventures - Nashville, Tennessee
  3. Austin Adventures - Billings, Montana
  4. Urban Events Global - Houston, Texas
  5. Destination Hike - Washington, D.C
  6. Nantahala Outdoor Center - Bryson City, North Carolina
  7. Journeys International - Ann Arbor, Michigan
  8. XGRiD Campers - Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. Bindlestiff Tours - Paradise, Nevada
  10. Geographic Expeditions - San Francisco, California

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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