Nine top examples of adventure and nature travel that are more effective than mass tourism

Oct 7, 2021

Are you ready for travel? A recent report from the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) at Adventure Travel Xpo shows that adventure travel will recover in the next three to four years, and then grow faster.

Secretaries and ministers of tourism around the globe have identified adventure travel and nature travel as the most important segments of the industry's revival. They are focused on outdoor and personal pursuits. Here are nine adventure travel ideas that you can use whenever you want to go.

Ecuadorian Amazon Adventure Sacha Lodge is an eco-lodge located on a 5,000-acre ecological preserve in the heart Ecuador's Amazon Basin. It is perfect for birdwatchers, scientists, and adventurers. The lodge offers first-class accommodations, excellent meals and expert guides. It is an animal and bird kingdom wonder and home to thousands of animal species including anteaters and three-toed sloths. There are also ocelots and flocks of colorful birds.
 

Sacha Eco Lodge


MTB Hut System in Southern Utah: The new Aquarius Trail Hut System offers a unique backcountry mountain biking experience. Five huts with full kitchens, bathrooms and beds have been strategically placed along a route of 190 miles through Utah's most beautiful backcountry.

National Parks By RV: Blacksford is an all-inclusive rental vehicle business that offers unlimited mileage, no generator fees and bedding. They also offer 24-hour roadside assistance and a free annual pass to national parks. The company also helps travelers find vetted campgrounds, guides, and other attractions to make their road trips more enjoyable.

The Mighty Mississippi -Join Cycle of Life Adventures for a 2,057-mile bicycle tour that takes you from the Mississippi River's headwaters in Minnesota's Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico at New Orleans. You will pass Minnesota's many lakes and cities, including St. Louis, Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Memphis. Also, you will see the rolling farmlands of Wisconsin and Illinois as well as the Louisiana levees. The tour is southbound but not all downhill. You can do the whole 33-day trek, or just one of the four shorter stages.
 

Mississippi River


Dude Ranch Retreat Red Reflet Ranch is a 28,000-acre ranch located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Guests stay in fully-stocked cabins. They can also enjoy farm-totable cuisine, cattle branding, hiking and mountain biking, ATVing and fly fishing. There are also family-friendly activities like cooking classes.

Galapagos Camping: Scalesia Galapagos Lodge can be found in the highlands on Isabela Island, just 20 minutes away from Puerto Villamil. This luxurious, modern safari-style tent resort can be found in the middle of a forest, with spectacular views of Isabela Island, Pacific Ocean and other Galapagos archipelago islands. Other options in the archipelago include expedition style liveaboard cruises.

Scalesia Lodge


Tiny House Basecamp With its sustainably constructed, LEED-certified "tiny houses" cabins, Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming embraces modern design while offering a new approach to luxury lodging. The cabins are nestled in the wooded area at the Teton Range and allow guests to reconnect with nature while still enjoying the privacy of a boutique hotel, as well as the cozy ambiance of their private residence.

Cycling across the USA: With the help of the Adventure Cycling Association, you can plan a trip by bike or bikepacking and use the Bicycle Route Navigator app to guide you. You can cross the country by riding the TransAmerica Trail or the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. Or you could go on a shorter adventure.

Yellowstone Adventure: Staying at The Wilson Hotel in Big Sky (Montana), allows you to enjoy outdoor adventures in the nearby mountains, rivers, and Yellowstone National Park. You can hike through the shaded forests and wildflower-filled meadows of alpine meadows or fly fish in a cool, clear river. Or you can enjoy lift-served mountain biking and the natural wonders and wildlife that make up the first national park in the world.
 
Big Sky Montana
Andre Robles
Andre Robles
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first
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