5 Adventure Tours Success Stories [2023]

5 Adventure Tours Success Stories [2023]
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a adventure tours:

1. Heaven Himalaya ($120K/year)

Sanjib Adhikari (from Kathmandu, Nepal) started Heaven Himalaya about 3 years ago.

$10K / month
2 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Namaste, I am Sanjib Adhikari, and I am the co-founder of Heaven Himalaya. I started the company 2 years ago with my brother, Ramhari Adhikari. We started Heaven Himalaya with the primary aim of promoting the beauty of the Himalayas by offering great trekking and tour packages at an exceptional value.

We started during the COVID times. Everyone asks us why we started the travel business during the COVID time. But we had long-term plans to start the business, and we were so excited that we couldn’t hold on any longer. Starting during COVID has also given us enough time to work on building the company and its services. So, we don’t have any regrets.


2. Love Her Wild ($9.6K/year)

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Bex Band (from England, United Kingdom) started Love Her Wild about 6 years ago.

$800 / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Bex Band started going on adventures in her mid-twenties and realized there was a gap. Not many women were taking up these adventure trips, and she would be the only girl in the group on multiple occasions. She saw an opportunity in this, and the idea of Love Her Wild was born.

  • Bex decided that through her women's adventure community, she would help women explore their inner selves and make them feel connected to nature.
  • Bex runs a non-profit community of women adventurers based in the UK that offers opportunities, funding, and guidance.
  • Love Her Wild has been the wing beneath the wings for thousands of women experiencing their first-time mountain hikes or going on their first overseas expeditions!
  • Currently, LHW has a friendly community of more than 30,000 collective members.


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Learn more about starting an adventure tours:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an adventure tours?
-> Pros and cons of an adventure tours

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established adventure tours
-> Marketing ideas for an adventure tours

Other resources

4. ToursByLocals ($97.3M/year)

The tours and experiences market is projected to be worth $183 billion this year, and today a startup that has made inroads into the space through bootstrapping is announcing its first outside investment. ToursByLocals — which sources local guides in some 162 countries, then helps tourists search and book them for either individual or small […]

Paul Melhus (from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) started ToursByLocals over 14 years ago.

$8.11M / month
1 founders / 290 employees

Case Study

Paul Melhus is the CEO and founder of ToursByLocals, one of the top suppliers of private tours worldwide.

ToursByLocals offers exceptional travel experiences in more than 190 countries worldwide. It connects discerning travelers looking for customized private tours with handpicked tour guides.

This company now operates in more than 130 countries with 1700 carefully chosen tour guides.

They have provided their guide partners while serving more than 220,000 customers.


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