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The Multi-Day Trip Experience

Experience Adventure the AOA Way

For over 20 years, our team at Arizona Outback Adventures has worked hard to provide the best adventure experiences possible to our guests. We bring a unique brand of professionalism, experience, and appreciation for the great outdoors to our adventure trips so that travelers always feel prepared, safe, and confident on every trip we lead. AOA is unique among adventure travel companies, all of our guides are AOA employees that we vet rigorously and train carefully, and they take every detail of our trips seriously.

First class operation. Amazing trip! Guides were fabulous. We would highly recommend.Margaret, Rim to Rim

Find The Trip That Fits Just Right

Adventure can be challenging and may push you outside of your comfort zone, but that can mean different things for different people. It’s very important to us that our travelers end up on the trip that’s right for them. Our reservation team makes a point to talk with each traveler that books with us and ensure that they will have the best possible adventure vacation.

Not sure which trip is right for you? All it takes is a phone call for us to match you up with the an adventure that’s perfectly suited to your wants and needs.

Adventure + Vacation

It may be adventure, but we never forget that this is your vacation

Going on a guided trip has a lot of benefits. It’s easier to get to remote locations because we do all the logistical planning. Permits and reservations are completely taken care of for you. You get the opportunity to learn and build on your outdoor skills with the added support of a professional guide to cover all details of safety and risk management.

Meet Like-Minded Travelers

Travel with a small group of like-minded explorers and let your barriers down. Form new friendships and see the experience through another’s eyes. Many of our travelers get along so well they go on to take future trips together and form life-long friendships.

Great Food and Comforts of Home

No matter whether you’re on a rugged backpacking trip or a luxe custom tour we pride ourselves on providing delicious 3 course meals on every trip. We use fresh ingredients as much as possible, source snacks locally, and have an extensive track record managing for even the most complex of dietary restrictions. Past experience with serious food allergies, kosher menus, and all vegan trips has helped us hone our skills to ensure we offer wholesome and nutritious meals to every trip guest to keep you energized and safe through your entire tour.

All trips are rated for comfort (you can find this in the Nitty Gritty details), but we strive to keep our guests basic needs met even on our most rugged trips with handy tools like solar heated shower bags and extra comfortable airpads from Big Agnes for optimal sleep when you rent AOA gear.

The AOA team was extremely accommodating regarding our group’s serious food allergies and stayed in close communication with us as they prepared the menu, food shopped, and even cooked. Lauren, Havasu Falls trip guest

Walk Away Changed

AOA’s guided trips are designed to create authentic connections with the landscape, the history, and the essence of a place. We help each participant to cultivate a personal experience through education and discovery.

Adventure travel should be about becoming acquainted with a new destination and leaving with the feeling that this place is an old friend.

Safe and Professional

There are many people out there who can call themselves outdoor guides, AOA is different from them in that we are a professional business holding permits in every area that we operate tours. Our guides are all certified in Wilderness First Response, Leave No Trace principles, safe driving, and food safety. We take pride in having a strong record in compliance, safety, and risk management to ensure we do everything possible to protect the health and well-being of all participants while on an AOA tour.

We felt really lucky to have gotten Mike as our guide…. When a member of our group started experiencing signs of heat exhaustion, Mike was quick to act to keep him safe and get his energy back, all while remaining very calm and maintaining the safety of the rest of the group.April, Rim to Rim

Make a Trip Private

If you are interested in taking a private trip with your own group, we can make our standard departures private. Price depends on your group size.

 

Build Your Own Custom Trip

Designing a custom adventure trip is not easy and many travel companies won’t do it. AOA has been building custom trips for over 20 years and we’re experts in tailoring an itinerary to fit your group’s unique goals, needs, timeframe, and level of comfort.