To enhance the lives of our customers and employees by providing the pinnacle of adventure experiences.
On every guided adventure trip our mission is the same. To exceed your expectations in 5 key areas.
1. Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, and Rafting Safety:
It is our foremost priority. Mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking are activities in which the guest has control of his or her own equipment and/or footing. Therefore, we can never absolutely guarantee your safety, but we will take the appropriate steps to help you mitigate the inherent risks. All guides are First Aid and CPR certified and equipped with extensive first aid kits, additional water, and a cell phone or two-way radio. Many have advanced certifications such as Wilderness First Responder, Swift Water Rescue, and National Outdoor Leadership degrees.
2. Comfortable Accommodations:
On our multi-day adventure tours, we provide amenities and equipment in our camps to elevate your comfort level in the backcountry. We provide high quality camping gear, from spacious tents with luxuriously thick sleeping mattresses to private wash/shower stations. Also, personal hygiene can be challenging for inexperienced backcountry travelers. Our guides will take care to provide the tips and tools to keep you clean and comfortable.
3. Delicious Meals with Dietary Flexibility:
Nothing is better than a cold drink and a wonderful meal after a long day on the trail. A professional chef plans our menu, and trains our guides on how to prepare and present his backcountry culinary creations. Expect hearty, healthy meals with fresh vegetables, fruits, and proteins each day. Snacks are available at all times. Should you have any special dietary needs or restrictions, they can be easily accommodated, hassle-free!
4. Exceptional Adventure Tour Guides:
Our guides are carefully teamed to maximize their individual expertise ensuring your every need is satisfied. Professional, knowledgeable, sensitive, humorous, great leader, skilled teacher – we could write a long list of descriptive words and phrases. However, if you came to our office, our bulging files of “thank you” letters, would tell a better story. Take a look at some of the things guests are saying about AOA.
5. Unique Outdoor Educational Experience:
Learning the natural and cultural history of these magnificent landscapes adds tremendously to your tour experience. Veteran adventure travelers know that a fulfilling and memorable vacation goes far beyond gorgeous vistas. We focus on teaching you the flora, fauna, geology and history of the unique environments encountered on all of our guided outdoor tours.
“AOA is a unique company. From the moment I contacted them I was made to feel special, and it was clear that their ethos is to think of themselves as customers, to treat each customer as an individual, and to get to know their customers’ particular needs. This was evident during the preparations and organizing of the trip, and especially so once we were in their care.
Our guide was one of the most extraordinary guides I have come across – and I’ve trekked in the Himalayas with the best of them! His dedication to creating both an awesome adventure yet without exposing us to unnecessary risk, is one of the hardest feats possible on this kind of trip. He succeeded in delivering to us the best of both worlds.
I can sum up in three words why I’ll be using them in future – trust, professionalism and integrity. This isn’t just a business to AOA – it’s their life purpose! The adventures that AOA have created are on a monumental scale, combining as they have, the largest of mother natures’ accomplishments – mountains, canyons, rivers and gorges, and on such a scale that the feeling of awe and wonder is always present. They then bring into the equation a level of personal attention to detail that reinforces their ethos of making people feel special – not pampered or overly protected, but cherished!
I will be returning with AOA and as a measure of my trust in them, my party will be entrusting to their care a disabled child. Not once did they shy away from this request – in fact they embraced it in a way that reinforced their sense of integrity – adventure isn’t just for the physically able – it’s for everyone. This sets this company apart – and illustrates how they work with individuals to make their dreams come true!”
– Margaret Highfield – United Kingdom