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Santorini's blue domes in Greece
Santorini’s blue domes in Greece. Photo by Maglara/Adobestock.

Adventure travel is one of the most unique and intimate ways to explore a destination.

While viewing the tourist-approved locations and eating at only the highest-rated establishments online certainly creates fond memories, diverging from the beaten path can be the surest way to have the most authentic travel experiences.

Whether you’re setting out solo or with friends and family, choose an adventure-travel vacation package that unlocks the inner beauty and charisma of your destination.

Denali National Park in Alaska
Denali National Park in Alaska. Photo by Tdezenzio/Adobestock.

Adventure Travel Packages by AAA

AAA is an esteemed travel resource that offers curated experiences abroad for every kind of adventurer. Whether you want to uncover Alaska via railroad, island hop through Greece or unwind in the ethereal lagoons of Iceland, AAA has a travel adventure package calling your name.

The following sections contain descriptions of some of AAA’s most exhilarating adventure-travel vacation packages. Please note that specific dates, amenities and itineraries are subject to change.

Denali Adventure Via Alaska Railroad

Experience the lush forests of Alaska on a round-trip railroad adventure from Anchorage to Denali. This six-night frontier excapade introduces adventure travelers to the mountain ranges, intriguing history and aquamarine lagoons of Alaska.

Alongside the many natural wonders you will observe along your trek, you will also experience the local culture, charming towns and first-class hotel lodgings.

Stops on this railroad quest include:

  • Days 1 and 2: Anchorage
  • Day 3: Talkeetna
  • Days 4 and 5: Denali National Park
  • Days 6 and 7: Anchorage

Grand Alaska Adventures: Anchorage to Fairbanks

Experience the Last Frontier like never before on a 10-day expedition that guides you through glaciers, mountain passes, national parks and wildlife domains.

Included on this adventure is a cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, a sightseeing tour of Denali National Park, a tour of Anchorage and Gold-Star accommodations at every stop from Anchorage to Seward.

Stops on this railroad journey include:

  • Days 1 and 2: Anchorage
  • Day 3: Seward
  • Day 4: Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Day 5: Talkeetna
  • Days 6 and 7: Denali National Park
  • Days 8, 9 and 10: Fairbanks

Greece Island Discovery

Discover the Greek islands with the Aegean and Ionian seas lapping at your feet. Peruse scenery punctuated by ancient architecture, mountainous villages, the blue-domed houses of Santorini and hilltop ruins as you immerse yourself in the wonders of the Greek Islands.

Stops on this adventure of discovery include:

  • Days 1 and 2: Athens
  • Day 3: Athens to Syros
  • Day 4: Syros
  • Day 5: Syros to Naxos
  • Day 6: Naxos
  • Day 7: Naxos to Santorini
  • Days 8 and 9: Santorini

Iceland Discovery

Azure mist-covered lagoons, imposing volcanoes and Europe’s biggest glacier are treasures that lie in store for travelers on this eight-day Iceland Discovery adventure.

Stops on this Iceland tour include:

  • Day 1: Reykjavik
  • Day 2: Golden Circle and Hvolsvöllur Valley
  • Day 3: South Coast and Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon
  • Day 4: East Fjords and Möðdrudalur Valley
  • Day 5: Lake Mývatn and Akureyri
  • Day 6: Akureyri and Snaefellsnes Peninsula
  • Day 7: Snæfellsnes and Reykjavik
  • Day 8: Reykjavik

The Wilder West

Take a roundtrip cruise from Portland to Astoria, unveiling countless Pacific Northwestern gems along the way. Indulge in artisan wine at local wineries, uncover the end of the overland Oregon Trail and participate in a favorite Pacific Northwest pastime — hiking.

Stops on this seven-day adventure include:

  • Day 1: Vancouver, B.C.
  • Day 2: Portland, Oregon
  • Day 3: Stevenson, Washington
  • Day 4: Astoria, Oregon
  • Day 5: River Cruising
  • Day 6: The Dalles, Oregon
  • Day 7: Vancouver, Washington

American Experiences: Explore Philadelphia and Hershey

On this flexible, five-day dive into American history and culture, travelers will embark on educational tours around some of the famous locations around the city. Join a food-lovers tour and indulge in a luscious Philly cheesesteak or spend the evening on a haunted ghost tour chasing specters around the city.

This highly customizable American excursion will endow travelers with a greater appreciation for history as well as Hershey — America’s chocolate capital.

Stops on this adventure include:

  • Days 1 and 2: Philadelphia
  • Day 3: Philadelphia to Hershey
  • Day 4: Hershey
  • Day 5: Philadelphia (departure)

American Experiences: Discover California’s Coast

Journey through American terrain and see the eternal coastlines, meditative forests and vast vineyards of the Golden State. Catch a sunset at Pismo Beach or meander through one of Santa Monica’s many art museums as you absorb the culture and history of some of California’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

This itinerary includes the following stops:

  • Days 1 and 2: San Francisco
  • Day 3: San Francisco to Pismo Beach
  • Day 4: Pismo Beach to Santa Monica
  • Day 5: Santa Monica
  • Day 6: Santa Monica to La Jolla
  • Day 7: La Jolla (departure)
Woman on a cruise ship
Photo by Aridav/Adobestock

Cruise Adventure Travel

Aside from traditional adventure travel vacation packages, AAA also offers numerous adventure travel cruises to various destinations. Cruises include a host of onboard amenities, unique on-shore excursions and lavish accommodations ready to pamper you.

Four of AAA’s best cruise adventure travel packages include:

Group of travelers
Group of travelers Photo by Rostock Studio/Adobestock

Tips For Group Travel Adventures

Vacationing in a group can be one of the most fun and frustrating travel experiences imaginable. While it may sound like a dream to take a trip with your best friends, you’ll soon realize that without proper planning and coordination of roles, group vacations can quickly turn disastrous.

Seven tips for embarking on a successful group travel adventure include:

  1. Have assigned roles for who will do what on your trip.
  2. Create a comprehensive, doable travel itinerary.
  3. Communicate what activities you’d like to do and encourage others to give their input for experiences they’d like to have during the trip.
  4. Have free time slots where introverts can relax and others can participate in activities that are specific to their interests.
  5. Exercise patience and grace towards fellow travelers.
  6. Discuss your trip budget with all group travelers.
  7. Partner with a travel agency to ensure that no important details are neglected.

Take Your Next Travel Adventure With AAA

AAA specializes in curating active travel adventures that suit all different types of travelers. Whether you are looking for an experience on Alaska’s frontier or island hopping in Greece, AAA has a premium travel package that will be perfect for you.

AAA has been a pioneer in the travel industry for more than a century and during that time has mastered the art of crafting intimate while exhilarating vacation packages in destinations near and far.

If you are ready to embark on a truly memorable vacation abroad, get in touch with AAA today to speak with a seasoned travel agent.

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