Moab Adventure Center Recommends Booking Popular Private Tours Well Before Arriving at Utah’s Red Rock Playground

MOAB, UT,  – Time for relaxing together is a precious commodity. That’s why Moab Adventure Center, the go-to specialists in how to have fun and adventure in Moab, Utah, is seeing an uptick in guided sightseeing and adventure tours that are guest-exclusive – or private.

“Sometimes making small talk with strangers on a group tour isn’t in the cards,” said Moab Adventure Center Manager, Cort Wright. “More and more, families, friends and colleagues want an exclusive experience all their own, where it is easier to be there for each other.”

Adventures that have an intimate, romantic twist, such as rafting the Colorado at sunset followed by a candlelight dinner, have seen requests jump 50 percent this past year for private experiences. Also showing growth are private Hummer Safaris that are up 50 percent; there’s also growth in request for full-day, private rafting trips and horseback riding excursions. Privacy is also increasingly valued on scenic flights by hot air balloon and by small aircraft over Arches National Park.

Some guests find that tackling a new sport, like mountain biking or rock climbing or canyoneering, is best enjoyed if strangers aren’t around to ogle or critique their progress. Booking private experiences where you know the other participants is the key.

“If you know that visiting Moab is on your schedule for 2020, we suggest you go onto the Moab Adventure Center website ( well in advance of your planned arrival to arrange your private tours and to make sure you get into a group tour activity that works for your vacation schedule,” said Wright.

Moab Adventure Center offers an expanding menu of private tours for exploring this red rock playground situated between two national parks; Arches and Canyonlands. Clients can build a romantic river escape for just two or an active multi-generational family outing with age-appropriate activities and challenges such as national park tours, mountain biking, Hummer safaris and canyoneering. The Moab Adventure Center can design a custom program for just a day or plan a weeklong multi-day itinerary based on specific requests. The benefits of a custom trip may be, among others, to compliment travel schedules, to provide more intimate personal experiences, to bring unusual dining adventures to the tour and to let clients determine how and where they want to spend their time.

Privacy and exclusivity are usually top of mind when groups of any size plan an outing. Groups, large or small, seeking privacy are advised to start planning months in advance for the best availability and options. Corporate and special-interest groups are advised to plan minimally eight months to a year out in order to secure appropriate accommodations. A popular potpourri for corporate groups combines whitewater rafting with a Hummer Safari excursion and an afternoon in the national park with ample time for bonding and meetings. Some groups may want to go extreme adventure, while others seek an easy experience. Typical group itineraries of two to three nights start with a welcome dinner at a resort, breakfast, corporate meeting, activity, corporate dinner, guest speaker the following day, another activity, possible another meeting, then end with a farewell dinner and high-energy party.

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About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions ( an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing and souvenirs.

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