USTOA Tour Operators Serve Up Outdoor Adventures

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Why should you book your client’s next outdoor adventure with a member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA)? Terry Dale, the association’s President and CEO, says tour companies that are USTOA members “take travelers to the farthest corners of the earth, offering unparalleled access, peace of mind and protection every step of the way.”

In fact, booking with a USTOA member means that your client’s trip is protected via the association’s $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program, and the organization maintains a set of health and sanitation procedures in place via the TOURCARE Guidelines. Additionally, should something arise while your clients are traveling, USTOA members always have a tour escort, local host or representative there to assist them. Best part, though? These tour operators offer packaged travel to meet any vacation dream—from solo travelers to multi-generational families. And your clients can customize their dream vacation to suit their needs and wants.

Booking with a USTOA member means you’ll have repeat clients for life. Why? Because your clients will come back from their vacation thrilled as these tour companies have insider information that is not in any guidebook, as well as on-the-ground experts that bring a unique perspective to the trip and find the best hidden gems to share with guests. They offer locally crafted itineraries that take your clients beyond the hotspots and offer fulfilling and educational experiences, from eating a home-cooked meal to taking an art class.

Outdoor Adventures with 5 USTOA Tour Companies

USTOA tour operator members immerse travelers in the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and deliver unparalleled outdoor adventures such as hiking in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park and cycling in Vietnam.

Club Adventures’ 8-day Cinque Terre: Hike, Bike and Kayak tour whisks travelers away to this postcard-perfect region of Italy where travelers will hike along the stunning Ligurian trail, go biking along an old coastal railway line and kayak to secluded beaches around the Portofino Peninsula.

On Country Walkers’ 6-day Montana: Glacier National Park Guided Walking Adventure itinerary, your clients will ascend the peaks and cliffs of the Continental Divide as they cruise the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road in one of the park’s classic Red Buses. With Mt. Wilbur as their faithful companion, they’ll traverse alpine slopes, and each night brings a stay at a unique historic lodge, with hiking trails steps from their door.

During the 11 days traveling with Alexander + Roberts in Easter Island and Patagonia, your clients will visit Rapa Nui National Park, where they’ll go on guided walks to learn the history of the people who settled there 1,000 years ago and built the moai; explore Torres del Paine National Park with a naturalist to hike, ride and learn about Patagonia’s unique geology, flora and fauna; and head to the idiosyncratic home of Chile’s Nobel Laureate poet Pablo Neruda.

EF Go Ahead’s 13-day Namibia Wildlife Safari: Desert Landscapes & National Parks tour puts the focus on one of Africa’s most mesmerizing countries. While on tour, travelers will explore Africa’s largest national parks and tallest sand dunes as well as the world’s oldest desert. They’ll board a catamaran to cruise out into the Atlantic Ocean, and spend the day on a game drive through the 8,600-sq.-mile Etosha National Park, home to the black rhino and the black-faced impala.

It’s a cycling adventure for clients who hop on Exodus’ 14-day Cycling Vietnam excursion. Travelers will explore Vietnam’s most scenic landscapes by bike; savor mouth-watering authentic Vietnamese cuisine; crawl through the Cu Chi war tunnels; relax in charming Hoi An; and cruise among the limestone formations of Ha Long Bay.

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