We are travelers with a passion for sharing the world your way. You’ll find no cookie cutter trips here. Our experts listen carefully to your desires to create itineraries immersing you in the vibrant colors of a place. Our own travel experience runs deep, from years volunteering in rural Africa and Central America, to research trips in Asia, studying in Europe, guiding in the Rockies, and just exploring every corner of the world. This personal expertise results in a pioneering approach to travel and our award-winning itineraries that reveal our destinations’ truest flavors.
Our passion for traveling the world is equaled by our commitment to preserving the places we visit. Protecting the world’s wild places and fostering the positive benefits of tourism is built into the DNA of our company. Rest assured that every component of your trip has been researched and selected to support wild land preservation, provide local people a sustainable livelihood and protect the unique character of the places we travel.
Why travel with Adventure Life?
As travelers ourselves, we know that traveling responsibly is important, and we work hard to give back to the places and people that have inspired our company from the very start. Their success is our success. This philosophy is built into our everyday operating standards, built into our partnerships and follows us in our independent sustainable projects. This means that each component of your trip has been researched and chosen to support our commitment to giving back and providing you with a great adventure. Adventure Life enforces “Leave No Trace” principles in our choice of accommodations and our waste management, minimizing impact at any sites or communities visited. Our local guides are thoroughly trained on the principles of “Leave No Trace” responsible travel.
There are different ways to travel responsibly. Some choose to participate directly by volunteering your time. This is why we carefully created community service project trips in the highlands of Ecuador and Peru. In some places, it is money that is needed for conservation and travelers choose direct donations. This is the case in the Galapagos Islands where Adventure Life and our travelers have together donated tens of thousands of dollars over the years to help with everything from beach cleanups to policing against shark fining. Our company is a long-standing member of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association with staff serving on the board of this conservation-focused organization that directly funds vital protection and education projects in the Galapagos.
As a company, we also dedicate money to supporting local grass-roots projects – small, independent programs without a voice or a source of funding outside their often rural locals. Over the years, we’ve provided ongoing support of a woman’s shelter in Cusco, rebuilt irrigation for a village we’ve longed worked in, and stocked science labs, bought eye glasses, and a dozen other little projects. These things aren’t about saving the world, but they are about giving back to the people and places that play host to us and our travelers.
Travel made your way
Brian Morgan, CEO and Adventure Lifer!
I wanted friends and family to experience the same excitement and wonder that I enjoyed while living and working in such fascinating places as Ecuador, Peru, and Russia, and friends and family wanted authentic travel experiences. They didn’t, however, want to go at it on their own. So I used my own experiences and lots of help from friends in Ecuador and Peru to create a travel company that offers everyone the chance to discover the culture and places that I love. It’s an honor to be part of a community of such discerning travelers and to be part of planning their most perfect adventures.