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of these great publications that have written articles about our tours.
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New York Times
Published: March 18, 2014
"As if tracking black rhinoceroses through the African wilderness might not be exciting enough, a new safari from Adventure Life, the tour company, has ramped up its usual tour through Namibia, adding an overnight hike through a desert, sea kayaking in the Atlantic Ocean, options for cooking classes and mountain biking and a meeting with an ancient tribe to the itinerary..."
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Published: February 15, 2014
"Costa Verde of Brazil, a 10-day tour, explores the rain forest, mountains, beaches, and remote islands south of Rio de Janeiro. Includes Ipanema and Copacabana beaches, Corcovado Mountain’s Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, colonial town of Paraty, coastal town of Angra dos Reis, and more."
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Published: February 14, 2014
"When you think Brazil, you're likely to think of Rio or the Amazon. Adventure Life's Lencois Maranhenses Trekking trip throws in a new twist: hiking across the sand dunes of Lencois Maranhenses National Park."
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Published: January 2, 2014
"If you're up for the challenge, Adventure Life, named one of National Geographic's "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth," offers a 12-day trip that includes visits to both Choquequirao and Machu Picchu."
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Published: January 2, 2014
"Adventure Life offers more than a dozen excursions that let you experience Brazil your way, whether you want to play The Girl From Ipanema on Rio's famous beaches, trek through the jungle, get up close and personal with crocodiles at the Caiman Ecological Refuge, gape at the gushing glory of Iguazu Falls, or cruise the heart of the Amazon."
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Published: December 27, 2013
See here the top five travel recommendations for 2014, including Adventure Life's Brazil tours
and the Choquequirao Trek
"If you want to see Choquequirao before it hits the big time, be forewarned: The journey is not for the faint of heart. It’s a two-day hike each way involving steep ascents..."
Published: August 1, 2013
Four-time honorees, Adventure Life once again takes home the title of one of Outside Magazine's Best Places to Work!
For our 2013 list of the best places to work in the United States, free ski passes, unlimited vacation time, and exotic trips are just the tip of the iceberg. We found a staggering number of companies that understand the road to success depends on a work-life balance; a healthy, active staff; and a willingness to give back...
Published: July 19, 2013
Entrepreneur reviews Adventure Life's bike-friendly work place!
"...To accommodate and encourage cyclists, Adventure Life has outfitted their office space with bike-friendly facilities.
Covered bike racks, showers for staff to wash up after their commute and tools and bike pumps on site for commuters to do fast repairs make cycling to work more appealing. Adventure Life also offers a communal bike which can be used by staff who want to pick up lunch or commute to an off-site meeting rather than driving or taking a taxi..."
2013 Travel Weekly Magellan Award
Published: October 1, 2013
Adventure Life is honored to receive Travel Weekly's Magellan Award which recognizes a high standard of excellence within the travel industry.
Published: July 31, 2013
USA Today features our Nicaragua trips and Colombia tours as great places to keep on your radar for 2013 travel.
"...Adventure Life, for instance, is introducing not one, not two, but three new itineraries to Colombia
in 2013 that include mountain-biking through the lowland tropics, old colonial towns, and coffee plantations, rafting the white water of the Chicamocha Gorge, and hiking..."
Published: September 14, 2012
Travel Channel recommends Adventure Life's Victoria House Belize Trip for a great bachelorette retreat! I couldn't agree more...
...Set on a palm-fringed, white-sand beach, Victoria House is a place where you can both chill out together and get your adrenaline pumping. Adventure Life, a sustainable travel company, lets you book your stay and choose between a selection of a la carte activities such as cave tubing, kayaking, visiting Mayan ruins and parasailing...
Published: August 2, 2012
For the third time, Outside Magazine has named Adventure Life as one of the Best Places to Work in the nation. We are honored!
“We’re thrilled to celebrate all 100 of these forward-thinking companies,” says Michael Roberts, Senior Executive Editor of Outside. “They believe success depends on helping their employees live more active and fulfilling lives. The kinds of benefits they’re providing—free fitness classes, flexible hours, subsidized healthy meals, lots of time out of the office—result in a more productive and engaged staff.”
Published: June 13, 2012
Polar Bear Safari and the Northern Lights – With Adventure Life you are flown via private charter to the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins, placed for best possible viewing and polar bear encounters. Two full days are spent with local Inuit guides, who know the bears’ daily life and behavior, and that they are almost always friendly. Camp is located where the most stunning and colorful Northern Lights viewing occurs at sunset. The itinerary also includes attempting to find a 400,000-strong local Caribou herd by checking their coordinates.
Published: January 12, 2012
Eight trips that offer a way to give back, from digging for dinosaur bones in Texas to planting trees in the Galápagos...
COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK, ECUADOR
Travelers split their time between adventure and volunteer activities while staying in Cotopaxi, an 83,000-acre park in central Ecuador. A typical day may start with zip-lining through a temperate forest and riding horses with chagras (cowboys) and continue with an afternoon spent planting trees and clearing trails. At night guests retire to hacienda-style houses with wicker furnishings, fireplaces and hillside views.
Published: October 18, 2011
...For close encounters of the furry, feathered, or scaly kind, there's no place on the planet quite like the Galapagos Islands
"You just see some of the craziest things," said Jonathan Brunger, operations manager for Adventure Life, a Montana company that arranges trips to the region.
"While you're out snorkeling, the sea lions will come out and swim with you. ... You feel a little nibble on the end of your flipper, you turn around and there's this sea lion wanting to play with you, wanting you to chase it.
"Other times, they'll come up to your face and they're looking at their own reflection in your snorkel mask."...
Published: September 1, 2011
From medicines and foods to the richly hued textiles for which it is famous, herbs are in use everywhere in this ancient land. The best way to appreciate Peru is to cultivate an appreciation for complexity. Occupying a large chunk of South America’s western side, Peru has been home to some of the world’s oldest known civilizations and is now a representational democracy working to establish itself economically and politically...
If You Have Wanderlust
For herb lovers who find Peru’s enticements irresistible, National Geographic Traveler has recognized Adventure Life as one of “The Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.” The company offers trips to Peru that focus on the nation’s herbs, as well as the major historical attractions
The Washington Post
Published: August 19, 2011
The Washington Post reviews Adventure Life trip in their What's the Deal feature that highlights the best travel bargains around the globe.
...Adventure Life is offering half-off the companion fare on select 10-day Vietnam cruises.
Rates start at $6,235 per person double, including taxes. For example, on the Nov. 18 cruise from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi, two travelers pay $9,353 for a double suite, including taxes, down from $12,470 for two. Deal is available on cruises departing Nov. 18, Nov. 27 and Dec. 6.
Published: May 1, 2011
Adventure Life trip reviews in Los Angeles Times. Our exclusive Machu Picchu 100th Anniversary trip is featured in their travel section.
"Adventure Life's eight-day "Machu Picchu 100th Anniversary Celebration," led by local guide Marcos Palamino, includes attendance at the centennial anniversary and an exploration of the Sacred Valley..."
Published: April 26, 2011
Adventure Life is featured by MSNBC and Budget Travel as their operator of choice to visit treasured Antarctica.
"...Tourism is both bane and boon: it can add strain to already distressed areas, but it can also provide income, which in turn can help preserve these wonders. We spotlight 10 areas under threat — some lesser known than others — that can still be visited responsibly. Should you decide to plan a journey, we've recommended our favorite tour operator for each destination. In some cases the price tag may be higher than your average vacation, but consider it an investment in Mother Earth...
"...Adventure Life has a 10-day cruise through the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula on a former oceanographic research vessel. The trip includes viewing many species of penguins, whales and icebergs by Zodiac, and a visit to a scientific station..."
Published: February 14, 2011
Adventure Life tour reviews in Outside Magazine's 2011 Best Trips Issue. We are so pleased to have our Andean Multisport make the Machu Picchu Host List. Outside writes:
The Inca ruins are South America's most iconic and popular tourist site -- for good reason. But, that doesn't mean you have to experience them like everyone else... On a new ten-day multisport trip with Adventure Life, travelers visit Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo, but also mountain-bike, camp, soak in hot sprints, and raft the Class III-IV Apurimac River.
Published: December 15, 2010
USA Today continues to feature Adventure Life in their travel tips section. Here are recent highlights for Costa Rica, Peru and Galapagos!
Pacific Northwest Adventure Cruises
by Susan Sedgwick
Puget Sound Cruise
Adventure Life Voyages offers a cruise through the Puget and Howe Sounds with stops in Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria city on Vancouver Island, as well as the San Juan and Gulf Islands. Highlights include a tour of Vancouver's Stanley Island and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, a visit to Nanaimo, a historic island that was once home to the Hudson Bay Company, a trip to Victoria's famous Butchart Gardens and walking tour of Port Townsend's Victorian seaport.
Peru & Galapagos Tours
by David Thyberg
..."Frommer's Travel Guide recommends Adventure Life, a US company specializing in South American tours. Choose from options including organized mountain biking, rafting and rain forest eco-lodge expeditions. This organization has non-profit ties aimed at giving back to local communities..."
Costa Rica Eco Tours
by Barbara Dunlap
..."Adventure Life has more than a dozen eco tours in Costa Rica, each with its own focus. On some tours, you take a cruise ship; on others, you stay active with zip-lining, snorkeling, rafting and kayaking. The Pura Vida trip focuses on the rain forest, with visits to the Pacuare River and the Arenal Volcano; Wild Costa Rica lets you enjoy the renowned biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park. Most Adventure Life tours last eight or nine days. Adventure Life 1655 S. Third St. W. Suite 1 Missoula, MT 59801 800-344-6118 adventure-life.com..."
Machu Picchu & Galapagos Tours
by T.L. Chancellor
..."On this tour, explore Incan ruins and see Charles Darwin's inspiration for his theory of evolution, the Galapagos Islands. This guided tour begins in Cusco, Peru, which is located in the Sacred Valley. Shop and explore. Next, spend two days among the ruins of Machu Picchu to learn about Andean traditions and the Incan people. During the Peru phase of the tour, there will be some down time to shop and explore the city of Cusco, The tour then moves to Ecuador for a cruise of the Galapagos Islands. During the cruise, the tour will visit between eight and 10 islands. A boat will ferry travelers ashore to explore each island. Take photographs of the islands' animal life, such as iguanas and the sea lions that live in this national park. The tour takes 16 days. Adventure Life 1655 S. 3rd St. West, Ste. 1
Missoula, MT 59801 800-344-6118 adventure-life.com"
New York Times
Published: November 24, 2010
The New York Times reviews Adventure Life in it's Travel Section.
...As if dodging gunfire and improvised explosives isn’t stressful enough, military personnel like Major Barker are using their time off to pursue strenuous and adrenaline-charged activities, and some tour operators are offering packages specifically designed for them...
...For his midtour leave, which he took in January, Sergeant Cutting went on a rafting trip down the Futaleufú River in Chile, organized by Adventure Life. Besides rafting, the trip included mountain biking, horseback riding and zip-lining. “I wanted to push the limits,” he said. (Not that he was roughing it the entire time: the camps where he spent his evenings had fully stocked bars and massage therapists.)...
Published: October 31, 2010
The Boston Globe features our Ecuador Service Project that combines a chance to explore Cotopaxi National Park with lending a helpful hand to nearby community projects in the region.
Bike 12 1/2 miles into Cotopaxi National Park, and then post signs that tout leave-no-trace ethics and warn against illegal hunting. Or go ziplining through the canopy at Hacienda Santa Rita Ecological Reserve and help with trail maintenance. This five-day Ecuador trip, run by Montana-based Adventure Life, blends adventure experiences with volunteer conservation efforts. You start with a horseback ride among herds of wild horses to the foothills of Rumiñahui Volcano, led by guides who will tell you about the area and its medicinal plants. Then spend three nights at the Hacienda El Porvenir, around which you will plant trees as part of a reforestation initiative.
Published: October 21, 2010
At a time when most independent travel agencies are struggling as travelers increasingly make reservations themselves online, Adventure Life is flying. That’s because the Missoula (Mont.) agency isn’t trying to compete with major travel booking sites, such as Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity. Instead it’s catering to American travelers who want to do more than just book a vacation: They want to have a meaningful adventure.
By focusing exclusively on tours in Latin America and cruises on small ships around the world, Adventure Life aims to provide experiences that delve into foreign cultures and help customers connect with local people. "What we’re doing is different. You can’t buy a specialized, guided trek on the Inca Trail on Orbitz. The big travel consolidators don’t want to bother with the very specialized itineraries that we do," says Chief executive Brian Morgan, 37, who founded the business after spending a year working for a humanitarian group in Ecuador. "The travel industry builds its commission into retail pricing, but recently that commission has gotten smaller and smaller, because the industry is operating like a commodity."
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