Austin-Lehman Adventures Explores New Horizons in 2011 With Active Israel and Morocco Adventure Tours

Austin-Lehman Adventures, Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Operator Responds to Client Dream List Wishes – Breaks New Ground in Luxury Multisport Adventure to Israel and Morocco

Billings, MT, October 6, 2010 – The active travel company that set the adventure tour standard in Yellowstone National Park and then took their winning formula to Europe, Africa and beyond just released its 2011 catalog that includes two new groundbreaking tours in Israel and Morocco. Clients of Austin-Lehman Adventures have been asking for these “dream” destinations for years and the tour company responded with Israel & Jordan – Tel Aviv to Petra and Morocco – Fez to Marrakech.

“2011 is poised to be an exciting year for Austin Lehman Adventures,” predicts Dan Austin, Co-Founder and Director. “2010 saw double digit growth in all regions and gave us the confidence to finalize years of trip development to some of the most exciting destination on the planet.”

Dan explains that it always begins with a survey of ALA’s past alumni and their dream list responses of where they most want to go in the future. Then it takes hundreds of hours of research, negotiations, itinerary development and site visits to create a new tour. But the key element is value and tour pricing that puts a superior product below that of the competition.

“As we finalized rates and dates for 2011, we made the conscious decision to keep our pricing as low as possible to allow more travelers the opportunity to experience the world of Austin-Lehman Adventures,” explained Austin. “Our guests are well traveled, well educated, and savvy shoppers. When they check around they will see that ALA has not only been acknowledged as one of the Best Tour Operators in the World, but that we do what we do with exceptional value.”

Of the 18 new itineraries and destinations being offered in 2011, Austin-Lehman Adventures’ http://www.austinlehman.com/ the Israel & Jordan and Morocco trips might be the company’s most ambitious to date, Austin claims.

Israel & Jordan – Tel Aviv to Petra is a “Step back in time as you explore a land steeped in culture, history and mysticism,” as described in the new 84-page catalog. Groups of no more than 12 participants will journey to the city of Jerusalem, explore the mountain refuge of Masada, and tour the ancient synagogues of Galilee and the sandstone “Red Rose” city of Petra by foot, camel and Segway on this 10 day/9 night active adventure. The Israel adventure tour is priced at $5,898 per person. Singles requesting private accommodations pay $1,380 extra and the price for children 12 and older is $5,308.

2011 Dates are May 08-17, Jun 12-21*, Jul 10-19*, Sep 04-13, and Dec 18-27 (* specifies a family departure). See: http://www.austinlehman.com/trips/israel_jordan___tel_aviv_to_petra/55.php

Morocco – Fez to Marrakech “Kasbahs, Camels and Souks” takes guests from the imperial cities of Fez and Meknes to the desert sands of the Sahara. Along the way the catalog promises that travelers will soak up Morocco’s finest souks and Kasbahs, local Berber culture and the spectacular High Atlas scenery on foot, camel, bike and four-wheel vehicle. This 11 day /10 night North African adventure designed for adults-only runs $5,498 per person ($1,580 single supplement). The 2011 dates are: Apr 18-28, May 02-12, Sep 19-29, and Oct 03-13.
See: http://www.austinlehman.com/trips/morocco___fez_to_marrakech/98.php

About Austin-Lehman Adventures
Austin-Lehman Adventures, with a 35-year legacy, provides adventure vacations on four continents. ALA has built an international reputation for small group active travel to destinations in North, Central and South America, Europe and Africa. The company specializes in adult and family multi-sport, hiking, biking vacations that emphasize history, culture, and geography’s natural beauty. Trips are limited to 12 guests (18 on family departures) and feature excellent regional dining, distinctive accommodations and all-inclusive rates and services. In addition to scheduled group departures, ALA offers customized trip planning. ALA offers each traveler a money back satisfaction guarantee.

For free 2011 catalog call toll-free 1.800.575.1540, or e-mail info@austinlehman.com. To review current trips, schedules and itineraries log onto: http://www.austinlehman.com/.

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