Dan Austin


Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Dan Austin
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Based in Billings, Montana, the founder of Austin Adventures has planned getaways to all seven continents, but his strong suit remains his own backyard. He has designed dozens of National Parks itineraries, including a popular Big Sky, Yellowstone, and Paradise Valley trip with highlights like horseback riding with a fourth-generation Montana cowboy, rafting class II- III rapids in the Yellowstone River, and ziplining across the Gallatin River.

Because of Austin's vast expertise with permits and park logistics, travelers frequently seek his help when planning trips that involve visiting three or more national parks in one go, in order to maximize their vacation time.

"For nearly 40 years we've been operating tours in the Yellowstone, Teton, and Glacier National Parks area, which always prove to be favorites year after year," says Austin. His primary focus these days is on curating multi-sport guided adventures across North America, for both adults and families.

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Active travel, family travel, and multigenerational travel

Languages Spoken: English

Minimum Daily Spend: From $600 per day

Trip Planning Fees: none

Contact Info

dan@austin​adventures.com | 800-575-1540 | Billings, Mont.






"We took our first trip with Dan Austin and his team at Austin Adventures in 2004, and were won over by the excellence and attention to detail that characterize their service. We have taken 5 more trips since then, ranging from domestic multi-activity trips to bicycle tours in Europe. We have been particularly pleased with private trips that Austin Adventures has customized for our extended family, always accommodating any special needs and interests we present. Their personalized attention while planning the trip and their outstanding guides, who demonstrate both knowledge and respect for our destinations, set them apart. The hotels and vendors they select and the agendas they construct are clearly based on careful research and ensure a hassle-free experience. Meals are always excellent, whether assembled in the wilderness during a hike or at select local restaurants… and they are also experts at snacks! We are looking forward to our next adventure with them!"- Eric B.

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