Since 1986 Avant Garde travel has operated custom-designed adventure travel in the Western United States, Mexico and New Zealand as well as luxury, cultural travel programs in Western Europe and North America. We've taken members of the Royal Geographical Society on a 21-day Tribal Lands adventure through the Southwest as well as musician groups from Japan, and others interested in the mysterious wonders of the Four Corners region. Please contact us to read an article written in 1991 by the outdoors editor of the San Francisco chronicle about our trips (we-ll send it to you free--the article won journalism awards and gave us a greater presence and respect in the industry).
Also see the Photos from recent adventures.
All trips are designed
exactly for you
Most custom journeys cost between $275.00 per person per day on up to $ 440 per person per day depending on the level of attention and comfort (massages, etc.). Trips are all inclusive except for airfare and personal gear (sleeping bag, day pack etc.). Generally We pick you up at Durango airport or in Santa Fe, although we'll make whatever arrangements you desire.
Hundreds of ancient Anasazi villages lie within an hour or two of our basecamp, some housed hundreds of pueblo Indians. Mesa Verde, Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are all within an hour and a half from us allowing the flexibility for day-hiking, overnight trekking or car camping at dozens of wilderness areas and remote locations undiscovered by tourism. Hot springs are due east of us in the San Juan Mountains not far from Telluride (our county seat) These in-depth adventures allow us to get intimate with the land and the native cultures still present here.
Native American Adventures