Awards & Accolades
National Geographic Traveler’s "50 Tours of a Lifetime"National Geographic | April, 2013
ROW Adventures' brand new "Peaks of the Balkans" trip has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” The selection process was competitive, with the National Geographic editorial team working long and hard to find 2013’s most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours. “This year marks the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society. The tours we selected capture that spirit of exploration,” says executive editor Norie Quintos. “They push the boundaries of mainstream tourism, whether taking travelers to the far corners of the globe, or helping them dive deep into the culture of familiar destinations.”Peaks of the Balkans Hike
2013 Outside Travel Awards2013 Outside Travel Awards | March, 2013
Outside Magazine has selected ROW Adventures for not one, but TWO awards in the 2013 Outside Travel Awards. ROW's Bruneau River Trip was honored as one of the "Best River Trips" and the latest Albania trips were honored with the "New Frontiers" award.
World's Best Tour Operator - Travel + LeisureTravel + Leisure | July, 2012
On July 6, 2011, Travel + Leisure announced that ROW Adventures separated itself from the world’s most renowned tour operators, standing alone as #1 on the list of Top Tour Operations with an overall score of 97.97 out of a possible 100...
2012 Tour of a LifetimeNational Geographic Tours | May, 2012
National Geographic Tours of a Lifetime are culled from thousands of tours worldwide, these are an antidote to the average—all offered by outfitters with solid reputations in the industry. They offer a short but deep dive into far-flung cultures and transformative experiences. We looked for tours (including volunteer, adventure, family, and small-ship trips) designed for experience, immersion, sustainability, and cultural connection. The winner: Middle Fork of the Salmon RaftingMiddle Fork Salmon Rafting
2012 Best of the WorldNational Geographic | January, 2012
Just when it seemed impossible to find untrammeled singletrack in Europe or snorkel uncharted waters in Australia, National Geographic awards their 2012 Best of the World and our Bruneau and Jarbidge trip made the short list...Bruneau and Jarbidge River Trip
Near Nature, Near Perfect| May, 2010
In recognition of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Spokane region's finest local businesses and individuals were honored on May 13th, 2010 at the 11th Annual Inland Northwest Tourism Awards hosted by the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau. ROW Adventures won the category of "Near Nature, Near Perfect" which recognizes a business, organization or community that has developed a tourism product/service that best demonstrates the ecological, cultural or historic assets of the region.
2010 Trips of the YearOutside Magazine Picks 2010 Trips of the Year | April, 2010
ROW Adventures' Kayaking 101 makes Outside's list of 2010 Trips of the Year. "Our Mission: Sort through 763 of the world's most spectacular new outfitted adventures and choose 20 that will blow your mind, but not your savings..." Outside MagazineKayaking 101 - Grande Ronde
Tour of a Lifetime - 2009| January, 2009
For the 4th year in a "ROW", ROW Adventures wins National Geographic Traveler's "Tours of a Lifetime" for it's South American trip to Brazil!Adventures in Brazil