About Club Adventures

Consider Club Adventures your go-to for adventure travel, ready to open doors and provide new experiences. Yes, we take you closer. But, we do it as a friend who knows how you like to travel — and as one who has deep connections around the world. Powered by AAA Exclusive Vacations, Club Adventures blends together local adventure with 116 years of trip planning for Americans. So, you get the best adventure possible. We’ve done the research, made the connections and outlined the itinerary — but the narrative that unfolds is entirely yours to create. Our legacy as travel advisors, coupled with the backing of AAA, gives our travelers more peace of mind to travel confidently and memorably.

Club Adventures gives you a unique opportunity to tap into travel’s true power and gain a deeper understanding of our world. Our small group sizes – never more than 16 travelers – ensure the experience is flexible, unique and inspiring. Our travelers come from all sorts of places but share a common bond of curiosity and love of new experiences. And, our amazing Local Leaders unlock what it feels like to truly be a local — by sharing their stories, traditions and cuisine. With Club Adventures, you’ve got a friend — wherever you go.

Club Adventures by AAA Exclusive Vacations helps travelers connect with the world around them by providing unforgettable experiences in incredible places. If you’re a AAA Member, that’s fantastic! If not, that’s okay too – but we’d love for you to become one, so that you might access all the benefits associated with being a AAA Member.

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We believe that adventure is for everyone and an adventurous spirit spans all ages. Mothers and daughters traveling together to Europe. Empty nesters finally exploring Southeast Asia. Friends celebrating a milestone birthday. Adventure moves each of us in different ways. With that in mind, there is a Club Adventures experience to suit every type of traveler and fitness level, as. Each tour also has an activity level (ranging from a 1 to 5) to help you decide the kind of physical movement you want while traveling. This way, you’ll know what to expect from your trip, from relaxing to strenuous. Here’s how we break it down:

  • Activity Level 1: These adventures are built for relaxation and have minimal active relaxation
  • Activity Level 2: Some light walking, uneven terrain and stairs are likely – but suitable for all fitness levels
  • Activity Level 3: These moderate adventures may include a hike, bike ride, stair climb or walking tour
  • Activity Level 4: This adventure is active – with some strenuous activities such as trekking or high-altitude hikes
  • Activity Level 5: This is for our high-adrenaline tours with heavy exercise, high altitudes, extensive treks or other intense activity

An itinerary gives you an idea of what to expect, but it’s far from the whole story. Often, the things you remember most from a trip are the unscripted moments. The charming café you stumble across by accident on your way to somewhere else. The fascinating object you happen upon at a market stall. The random stranger you ask to take your picture who shares a personal story about the landmark behind you. Those surprise moments need room to happen. That’s why our trips have plenty of free time built in – or, “travel unscripted” as we like to call it – and Local Leaders to help guide both the planned and unplanned parts of your adventure — making the most out of the time you have. We help you unlock the power of travel unscripted and journey unbound.

More than guides — they’re your key to unlocking a genuine experience. Local Leaders are travel experts that live in the community. They know the legends, the shortcuts, the traditional dishes not on the tourist menus. They’ll welcome you to their neighborhood and share personal stories of what it really means to live here. In some cities we’ll be joined by an Insider Expert — a local, licensed guide who takes us deeper into the area. Soon, you’ll understand why at Club Adventures we say, “We are all locals.”

We know your adventure is an investment, and that’s why all our departures are guaranteed. But we know you chose a group tour for a reason. So, should your traveling group fall below four passengers, we’ll reach out to let you know. It’ll be your choice to continue on that date or simply choose another.

At the time of making a reservation for your tour, we require a nonrefundable $300 per person deposit to be made. We understand that life happens, though, and if for some reason you need to change your travel plans, your deposit will move with you — just select another departure and we’ll move your deposit there. Just bear in mind that MOVEable deposits must be used within twenty-four (24) months of selecting a new departure. The final balance of your tour will be due sixty (60) days before the date of departure.

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This will vary from one tour to the next, but will generally incorporate a host of exciting activities, all accommodation throughout the tour, and a select number of meals. Each tour will outline what accommodations are in store, which meals are covered, and which activities are included (or that you can opt to add-on).

Not much. Bring enough cash to cover: meals not included in your itinerary, gratuities for your Local Leader and driver, and incidental purchases — such as cocktails, gifts, phone calls, optional excursions, etc. Your itinerary will specify if transfers are included. If not, we’ve got all the details to help facilitate your arrival and departure.

Flights to and from your Club Adventures tour are not included, allowing you to book your preferred schedule and budget! If you have a group interested in traveling in/out of the same gateway, a group air cost can be requested. A Club Adventures specialist or your AAA Travel agent can work with you to present options and solidify your travel logistics. 

Your itinerary will detail whether your airport transfer is included. In some destinations — think Tokyo — public transportation is a faster, easier and more efficient alternative to a traditional transfer. All information regarding transfers will be shared with you at time of booking.

Another benefit of being in a small group is the ability to travel around comfortably. Each tour includes private air-conditioned vehicles and may at times include local transportation. The bullet train in Japan, a camel in the Sahara, or a tuk tuk in Sri Lanka may all become part of your local experience.

There’s no question about it: You need to have it. We partner with Allianz Global Assistance to make it easy for you. If you choose a different provider, you’ll need a plan covering emergency medical expenses, including emergency repatriation with coverage of at least $200,000 USD and we require proof of insurance before departure.

Most of the regions we travel to have specific requirements for visas and passports. Please contact a member of the Club Adventures team or your AAA Travel agent to get the info you need to ensure that you’re covered. Always check travel.state.gov to ensure you have the proper travel documentation.

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We understand that things happen, and plans can change. If you need to cancel your Club Adventures tour, you must advise us in writing. The following cancellation fees will apply based upon the number of days from your departure date that Club Adventures receives your notice of cancellation.

  • From the time of booking up to sixty (60) days prior to date of departure: all amounts, excluding nonrefundable deposit, are refundable. 
  • From forty-five (45) to fifty-nine (59) days prior to date of departure: 50% of amounts paid, excluding nonrefundable deposit, are refundable.
  • From less than forty-five (45) days prior to date of departure: no refund of any amount will be paid. In addition, no refunds will be given for unused services, including hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing tours or other goods or services regardless of the reason for the non-utilization.

Another benefit to being backed by AAA is having the support of a full-service travel agency which can assist with making your adventure exactly what you’ve dreamed about. Your team at Club Adventures can help book your air or add on extensions and pre/post nights, but if you’d like to take a Mediterranean Cruise before your Club Adventures trip or spend a week in Paris when your trip has ended, our agents can help! Look for BROADEN THE ADVENTURE on itineraries that have pre/post night options built in.

Milestone birthday celebrations, adventures with friends, family getaways. Club Adventures is perfect for all group occasions. Grab a few friends, then grab a few more, and you’re traveling in an exclusive small group with a Local Leader and an incredible itinerary. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of a private departure for only you and your group — all it takes is 10 travelers. And, if you get 15 adventurers, the 16th spot is free. Learn more on our Private Groups page.

If you want to travel solo, but don’t want to pay more, we are happy to pair you up with an adventurer of the same gender. If you prefer your own space — we can do that, too. Just pay the affordable single supplement to guarantee a room all to yourself. The number of single rooms will vary by trip, so be sure to chat with your Club Adventures specialist, if you are interested in this option.

Every night, you’ll stay at a hotel hand-picked for comfort and location. Thanks to keeping our group sizes small (never more than 16 travelers), you’ll get that boutique experience; whether it’s a hotel overlooking the city or a tented camp in a nature reserve, you’ll leave knowing you’ve had a signature experience. Every accommodation option on our tours have been selected so you’re able to stay in places that feel like home — and for good reason. Staying in authentic, locally owned posadas, penziones and agriturismos allow you to fully engage with your new surroundings from morning until night.

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Read stories and see photos from past travelers by visiting our Planning section. The content featured here showcases all the different types of experiences to be had on a Club Adventures small group tour, and we’re constantly updating it with new resources. 

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