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Adventure Driver Guide


Posted by Adventure Travel West Inc on 02/12/2024

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Guide (raft,fish,bike hunt,horse etc.)

Company Type: TravelandTourism

State: AZ, CO, HI, NV, UT

City: Denver

Country: United States

Required Experience:

Job Type: Contract


Required to Relocate:

Required to Travel: Yes

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within:

Job Description & Requirements

Company Description

Adventure Travel West is a Tour Operator based in Denver, Colorado. We specialize in small group (13 pax or less) with a strong focus on hiking and active tours, mostly based on US National Parks and Hawaii. Our tours are committed to sustainable travel, incorporating Leave No Trace principles across all its itineraries.

Adventure Travel West trips are offered as scheduled departures and are multi-day (anywhere from 9 day to 14 days) led by our multi-lingual driver guides. Wholesalers and Travel Agents across Europe (primary markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England) book their travelers on our fixed departures. We also offer exclusive departures, which are active tours customized for various travel companies in Europe who send full groups to us, so we're able to operate in a white label environment.

Role Description

We are currently hiring multiple German speaking US National Parks Tour Guides for our 2024 tour season (starting May). As a Tour Guide, you will be responsible for driving and guiding small groups on multi-day tours of the Western National Parks and Hawaii, ensuring that all guests have an unforgettable, educational, and safe experience. You will be communicating with guests, providing exceptional customer service, and sharing knowledge about the National Parks' history and ecology. Our peak tour season is typically from May to October.


  • Guided Tours and Communication skills
  • Excellent Customer Service skills
  • Knowledge of the history and ecology of Western National Parks and/or Hawaii
  • Experience driving 15 pax vans with trailers
  • Fluent in German and English (and other EU languages are a plus)
  • CPR and First Aid certifications, as well as Food Handling license, etc
  • Prior experience as a Tour Guide
  • Drivers license and no major driving infractions
  • Strong need for patience and friendliness throughout the tour
  • Be 23 years of age or older


This is a contractor position.

  • Compensation is paid on a per-trip basis, and upon successful completion of the tour.
  • Compensation for each trip is determined by the length of the tour and the foreign language spoken on the tour.
  • Bonuses of $5 per returned client review are paid to the guide post-trip.
  • Tips given directly to the guide by the clients are additional to the compensation agreed upon pre-season.
  • Travel to and from the tours is covered by Adventure Travel West.

About Adventure Travel West Inc

Welcome to Adventure Travel West, Inc.  Our offices are located in Denver, Colorado and Las Vegas, Nevada.  Our dedicated multi-lingual staff loves to travel and show you the best of the West and Hawaii.   We have been offering outstanding services since 1994. 

We offer small group tours, private tours, family tours and fixed departures.

Small group fixed departures feature expert local guides:

  • Guaranteed departure dates 

  • We charge no single supplement for single travelers 

  • Chose from many departure dates in German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and English 

  • Outdoor Tour offering include hiking,  trekking, multi adventure, photography, off roading and wildlife viewing 

  • Active sightseeing tours include easy walking, sight seeing and cultural activities 

  • Family tours:? fun tours in the Parks and wilderness areas, tailored towards families 

  • Off-roading safaris:? access remote wilderness areas with 4x4 vehicles 

  • Group size 6-14 pax 

  • Fully permitted in the western National Parks and public lands 

  • Authorized permittee of the National Park Service

  • Hotel  based tours 

  • Camping departures 

  • Easy booking and payment conditions