Discover the World with Us

About Champaign Outdoors Adventure Travel

Over the years, many of our customers explained to us that they would love to travel more but, for one reason or another they do not. The most common issues we heard were:


  • I don’t want to spend months researching and planning before taking a trip.

  • I love to travel but my spouse/friends/family do not and I don’t want to go alone.

  • I wouldn’t even know where to start to find trustworthy guides, transportation, or lodging. 

Then it occurred to us-- what if we removed the most common barriers that prevent people from going out and finding their adventures? And so began Champaign Outdoors Adventure Travel, small group adventure travel for the Champaign-Urbana community. We handle all of the planning, partner with companies and guides that we trust, and plan exclusive trips for people from the Champaign-Urbana area.

Leave the Planning to Us

We’ve partnered with experts on small-group adventure and luxury travel to take care of all the details. You don’t need to spend hours researching the best attractions or figuring out accommodations because we’ve done all of that for you. On our trips, you can count on well-planned activities led by skilled and trusted guides.

Build Your Community

If you're a solo traveler, a couple, or just a small group of friends looking to meet other local adventurers, these trips are for you. Our trips are small groups (10-18 people). You’ll get to know your fellow travelers at social events hosted by Champaign Outdoors prior to your trip so, on the day of departure, you're already familiar with your travel mates. As our trips are open exclusively to our customers, all travelers are local to the CU area so that you can stay in touch with the friends you make along the way.

Exclusive Discounts & Swag

When you book one of our trips, you will receive a $100 gift card to Champaign Outdoors as well as a 10% discount on any items from our suggested gear list. Plus, we’ve partnered with some of our top brands to provide you with swag and gear to use on your adventures. After your trip, you will receive a one-of-a-kind photo book full of memories.  

Expert Advice

As gear junkies and explorers ourselves, we’ll make sure you are well-prepared for your trip. We’ll host informational events prior to each trip as well as private shopping events at the store so that you can get 1-on-1 assistance completing your gear checklist. For more active trips, we’ll train together to make sure everyone is up to speed with the necessary skills and fitness level suggested for the destination.

Due to COVID-19, there are no upcoming store trips at this time. Please check back later.

Interested in choosing your own adventure? We can help!

We plan custom trips as well. Email us at to take advantage of our FREE adventure planning services.