Why Great Beyond Adventures
Adventure travel means different things to different people. At Great Beyond Adventures, we know that it’s your definition that matters the most. To us, it doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a camel-back quest through the Sahara in search of Bedouins, a zip-line ride through the jungles of Costa Rica while your kids scream “Go, mom, go!” or a hot mug of yak butter tea in your tent while you listen to winds whistle by at 7,642 meters. No matter how you define it, you want your adventure to be superb. At Great Beyond , we provide extraordinary quality to ensure that every memory is perfect. That’s why people choose Great Beyond Adventures.
What’s well traveled?
Every one of our trips includes:
- An adventure consultant who guides you through all of your options and works with you to plan a trip that perfectly matches your dreams.
- Guides handpicked for their expertise and experience. Our guides have been pretty much everywhere and they have done pretty much everything. They're willing to share that knowledge with you. Our guides work hard to make sure that your adventure is perfect – from your first handshake until you return home.
- Transportation that suits the region and your activities.
- Delicious and authentic meals. Every day, naturally!
- Comfortable accommodations. Our staff constantly re-evaluates all of our accommodation choices to ensure they remain safe, clean, and comfortable enough to meet our exacting standards and exceed your expectations.
What’s well traveled?
We believe that first and foremost we are citizens of the world. Though we may come from different cultures, countries, ecosystems and habitats, we all inhabit the same planet. We believe that vital fact must inform all of our decisions. As stewards of our planet, it’s imperative that we understand our world. We must see different places and faces and immerse ourselves in distant cultures to truly appreciate the magnificence and diversity of the world.
Your guide is quite possibly the most important part of your adventure. Guides should be part teacher, part friend, part mentor and part storyteller. Above all, they should keep you safe. Our guides are experts in their field and have years of experience operating in their chosen terrain, whether it’s the forest, the ground, in the water, or at the top of the mountain. In most cases, they are the second or third generation in their family to lead adventurers on these trips. We have worked hard to find the finest possible guides so you will have the best adventure experience possible.
We enjoy our meals, and we make sure that you will too. Nothing tastes as good a hot lunch after a wild morning on the trails. That’s why we provide delicious meals that nourish your body and soul with food that is always authentic, and whenever possible, local and organic. Even when we’re away from "civilization" and have been on the trail, river, or trekking for extended periods of time, we promise that the food will be just as good as your own home cooking. We even freeze dry our own sauces so that you'll go to bed happy and sated.
Where you lay your head at the end of the day depends on your adventure. You might spend the night at a five-star cave resort in Cappadocia, inside a hand-made white felt ger, or onboard a renovated Russian icebreaker. Depending on your itinerary, you might need to get into a helicopter to retrieve your toothbrush, but we promise that you will be comfortable and well-rested the next day.
From your first inklings of wanderlust to the minute you walk back into your home, you need to know your trip was not only fun, but leaves you feeling good about yourself. We don't want to leave anything behind but positive memories, and neither do you. That's why we strive to make every Great Beyond Adventure not only sustainable, but beneficial. We'll be happy to explain how every adventure you consider is sustainable, and how you can help make a positive contribution to the places you visit.
Adventure travel is all about the experience. At Great Beyond Adventures, we want that experience to begin with your first phone call - and never end! We want to get to know you and what you dream about, or we won’t be able to make those dreams come true. We suggest you join us stateside before launching yourself on your adventure. Our pre-adventure gatherings bring everyone together before the trip. That way everyone can get to know one other, enjoy a companionable meal, and then take off as a team. We think that’s a much better way to start than holding up a sign with your name on it at some foreign airport. When it’s all over, an après-adventure regrouping allows us to share stories and say our goodbyes before our return to everyday life. Call today to talk to an Adventure Guide, and we’ll be happy to explain what’s in store for you both before and after your trip.
When you choose Great Beyond Adventures, you choose to embrace adventure with a spirit of sustainability. We create uncommon itineraries built from your dreams and aspirations, so you can build the memories of a lifetime. Most importantly, we also work hard to preserve our environment and the cultures that make such trips possible.
You deserve personal attention at every step of your adventure- and we make sure that you get it! That's the Great Beyond difference. We'll be with you on every step of your journey, from planning your itinerary until you get back home safe and sound. Our guides are exceptionally experienced and want to share their love of excitement with you. We also provide the highest quality meals, transportation, and accommodations, so that you can focus on having fun, while we take care of the logistics.
Private groups of six or more deserve a deal!
We know that your friends and family mean everything to you. We want you to share a great journey with the people you love. If you and your friends, family, or colleagues want to head off on an adventure together, we will make it a reality. You help us, and we'll help you! That will make you a
Great Beyond Adventures Ambassador and we’ll make sure that you get a nice thank you gift. Call us at (800) 970-1219 or email us
Work with us to specially design your perfect adventure
If you help us design a new trip for you, we will do everything possible to work within your budget and accommodate your every wish. By working together you become part of the
Great Beyond Adventures family - and we take care of our own!