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How to Give Adventure Tours

Do you want to be a tour guide, but the idea of pointing at and talking about paintings or fossils sounds dull? Leading adventure tours might be for you.


  • Step 1: Find a niche Figure out what particular adventurous activity you like. It can be hiking, whitewater rafting, or camel riding -- whatever it is, you can find a niche.
  • Step 2: Obtain certifications Research the qualifications you will need to be a tour guide in the country and activity you've chosen. This can include CPR training, a driver's license, and other certifications.
  • TIP: If you don't know the native language of the country you want to work in, start learning it.
  • Step 3: Do your homework Research the area of the world in which you'd like to guide. You don't want to get asked a question by someone in your tour group that you can't answer.
  • Step 4: Assume responsibility Take charge. Giving tours is fun, but it comes with responsibility, and the people in your tour group will look to you for guidance. Get organized, and have activities, eating, and sleeping arrangements planned well in advance.
  • Step 5: Be personable Be personable and enthusiastic. Expect to be answering a lot of questions and speaking in front of a crowd. Someone else is paying you to show them a good time, so you should have a good time, too!
  • FACT: Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to reach the top of Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.

You Will Need

  • Sense of adventure
  • Proper qualifications
  • Research of an area
  • Responsibility
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fluency in a foreign language (optional)
  • Organizational skills (optional)

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