Our Philosophy

The Return On Adventure Difference

Return On Adventure designs and delivers unique adventure vacations based on your interests and skill level. We can make it relaxing while still being an adventure or we can take you to your personal limits, both physical and mental. Each adventure is tailored to you and your desires.

Our team has combined resources to provide an extensive portfolio of knowledge and experience venturing to sites around the globe. At Return On Adventure, we:

  • Serve as your adventure travel concierge, serving all aspects of planning and managing your adventure, so you can truly enjoy the experience.
  • Create unforgettable adventures based on your capabilities and interests, supported by our extensive experience.
  • Help you to connect on a deeper level with your friends and family.
  • Exceed your adventure travel expectations.


Exceptional Service

The Return On Adventure team gets to know you, our guest – we want to understand your passions, goals, fears and dreams for adventure travel. We invest the time to learn where you’re from, where you’ve been and what you expect. Because of this, our clients return to experience adventures with us time and again because we treat you as part of our extended “adventure family.”

We aspire to continue building our growing community of adventure travelers. When you travel with Return On Adventure, you join a community of like-minded people. You are never forgotten by us and you will never forget the experiences of your adventure.

Positive Change

We want to help open your mind to your full potential. With us, you will experience new cultures and gain insight into how other societies view the world. You will connect with nature and each other, enjoy challenging adventures, and live healthier lives. We want you to experience the kind of intense connection and bonding with family and friends that results from an intense, top-quality adventure experience.

By exposing you to the beauty and wonders of nature as well as differing cultures, we hope to inspire you to return home to make a positive change in the world through your expanded perspective.


Return On Adventure is built upon relationships; developing new ones and strengthening established ones. While we’re not a singles group or a spiritual organization – at times, elements of both appear in our adventures.

The combination of experiencing new places while safely pushing your physical limits creates a bond among people. Some call this “shared suffering.” To us, it’s not about pain or discomfort. It’s simply pushing appropriately past your comfort zone while experiencing a new activity with the support of people who want you to succeed. The resulting connection is deep and lasting.

We interview you and every traveler to ensure groups are matched by abilities and expectations. We know you like to be active, like good food, and want a clean, comfortable place to rest your head after an exciting day. No extravagant frills, just quality. We take great care pairing you with specific adventures to maximize the opportunities for you to expand your community of friends.

We believe families should be friends too, and we focus on helping families get closer. Whatever the ages or the family composition – cross-generational, blended families, overdue reunions, or more – we’ll work to make certain you and your family experience the best possible adventure. Our goal is to finish the trip with you as a new member of our family and our team a new member of your family.

Attention to Detail

Return On Adventure brings more than two decades of successful experience to the adventure travel world. We understand the issues that need to be addressed and we make your travel as hassle-free as possible. As you know, traveling is a very detailed process and adventure elements especially so.

What time do I need to be at the airport? Is the hotel confirmed? How do I get from the airport to the mountains? What clothing and equipment should I pack? Do I need insurance, permits, vaccinations, visas? Will they have bug spray or do I need to bring that? And that’s just the questions that you know to ask – what about the questions you didn’t even think of? The details are overwhelming and can be mind-numbing. This prevents some people from ever taking their dream adventure!

Could you organize an adventure trip on your own? Possibly, but why bother? We do this for a living and can create a unique, custom adventure for you! Our guests adventure with us so they can focus on having fun – not worrying about reservations, gear, transport and managing the innumerable details. We take the extra steps to make it a worry-free, heart-pumping, soul-stirring, life-changing vacation you’ll never forget!


For information about our tours and destinations, contact us today to talk about creating a fun and exciting adventure you and your group will cherish forever. We’re exceptionally well-prepared to help you create a great adventure!


In 2010, Dean created a three week Alaskan tour for my two sons and me. For all the trips I`ve ever taken in my life, and I`ve traveled quite a bit, this was by far the most customized trip I`ve ever taken. He did a great job of challenging us and catering it to our desires. The whole thing was exquisitely coordinated. — David K. New York, NY

I would like to express appreciation to Return On Adventure for an absolutely perfect ten-day trip to Guatemala a couple of years ago. The hotels, were very nice and the guides were always on time, provided excellent information, answered questions, and escorted me to wonderful sites in the country. I highly recommend this company, as my experience was wonderful! — Lee W. Fort Collins, CO

Your next trip needs to be this one! The highest place in Africa is absolutely spectacular!! Excellent service and attention to detail. Incredible guide and support. Great food. Quality gear. I would highly recommend Return On Adventure. There was excellent service and attention to detail throughout. — Andrea D. San Francisco, CA

I have traveled with Dean on more than one occasion and I cannot speak highly enough about his professionalism, friendliness and dedication to his guests. Dean is an excellent guide and he makes every trip an adventure. His excellent attitude ensures that every guest will have a great time. I am looking forward to traveling with Return On Adventure because I know any trip that Dean facilitates will exceed my expectations. — Janet H., San Diego, CA

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