REI + AOA, Better Together

AOA is now part of the REI Co-op!

In February 2019, REI Co-op acquired Arizona Outback Adventures. The acquisition unites two long-standing adventure travel partners. For more than 15 years, REI and AOA have partnered to deliver fully guided active adventures in national parks and iconic destinations across the western United States. The acquisition complements REI’s broader experiences offering and brings together two like-minded, values-driven organizations focused on providing life-changing outdoor experiences.

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Experiences with REI

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Arizona Experiences and Gear Rentals

Arizona offers year-round adventure. Enjoy the mild winter and spring climate of the Sonoran desert and explore the high desert plateaus around Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon when summer temperatures climb. Arizona Experiences include half-day guided hiking, biking, and paddle tours as well as high-performance bike and paddle rentals.

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Multi-day Adventure Travel

No matter what you want to do, or who you’d like to travel with, we’ve got you covered. We lead women’s tripsfamily adventuresbike tours and trips for folks under 35. Our destinations include storied locations from the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone to undiscovered backcountry gems like Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

REI as Receptive Tour Operator and Activity Supplier

REI Co-Op Experiences functions as both an activity provider and as a receptive tour operator, offering guided trekking and cycling challenges across North America and beyond. Over the last 20 years we have developed extensive programs for highly regarded travel brands and charities focusing on the most spectacular of America’s national parks and landmark cities. We provide professional guiding services alongside outstanding equipment, flawless logistics, and dedicated customer service before, during, and after each adventure.


  • Adventure Travel: Frictionless travel experiences in North America, based around value, not price.
  • Custom and Tailor-made Tours: Personalized experiences, less-traveled destinations, tailored to your unique preferences.
  • Charity Challenges: 1-8 Day Charity Trekking and Cycling Challenges in North America – Fully supported, amazing experiences, passion, and safe.

In partnering with REI you get the authenticity of a local adventure company with the experience and professionalism you expect from a larger inbound tour operator, focusing specifically in the outdoor adventure space. With us, your company gains access to unparalleled experience and infrastructure so you can offer trekking, cycling, and multisport adventures in a wide variety of locations.

REI’s planning staff have decades of experience in the field and are familiar with the complexities of your customers’ needs and desires. We take these to heart both in designing tours for our partners and operating them for your customers. Our highest priority is meeting your needs and your guests’ needs to create wondrous experiences and lifelong memories.


We’re here to answer your questions and help put together the best program for your group.