FAQ

All you need to know about our programs!

What kind of adventures do you offer?

Our area of expertise are hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, camping and backpacking. If you want to try somethi ng different that what we specialize in, we'll help you plan it and connect you with outfitters that can help get you out there.

How often do you offer programs?

Authentic Adventures offers programs year round, except for major holidays.

What is Recreation Therapy?

So glad you asked! Recreation therapy uses leisure to help people dealing with physical, mental or emotional conditions to improve their overall health, their current skills and abilities and their emotional wellbeing.  Recreational therapists use a variety of activities to address these issues from sports to music. Authentic Adventures Cen Cal uses outdoor adventure as a means to improve overall health and well being.

How do I sign up for an event?

Click on the even you wish to sign up for and you'll be taken to our booking page where you'll be instructed to select dates, time and group size.

How large are the groups?

Our adventure groups max out at 12 people per group. It helps keep the group intimate and gives the guide a chance to get to know participants better and meet their needs.
We also provide one on one programs if groups are not your thing.

How old do I need to participate in an adventure?

This depends on the activity. Hiking activities can be done at any age if parents have the right equipment. Rock climbing and kayaking can be done as young as 3 with parent supervsion. To participate in an adventure, any participant 17 and under will require a guardian present for the activity.

How difficult are the hikes?

That depends on you! If you're doing a private hike with us you get to choose the hike difficulty based on your ability level. If hiking with a group; we'll conduct an assessment of each person in the group to help you find a hike that best suits everyone in the group.

Do I have to own my own equipment?

Not at all! We can provide equipment for you if you'd like. If you have your own, we welcome you to bring it along with you for your adventure.

What is your Covid 19 policy?

At Authentic Adventures, your health and safety are our primary concern. These are the steps we are taking to keep everyone healthy during one of our adventures.


Expectations of Staff

  • All staff  undergo health screening before taking any group on a tour.

  • All staff have gone through training for  increased sanitation, disinfecting, social distancing and masking to limit transmission of illness.

  • All activity equipment and safety gear will be  disinfected and sanitized prior to use. This includes hiking poles, helmets, life jackets, kayaks, tents, camping pads, hammocks, paddles, tables and chairs.

  • Masks will be required if social distancing can not be maintained- indoors while at National Parks, while in tour vehicle, etc.

  • Private tours are offered to those who do not want to be grouped with other guests.

  • PPE and sanitizer are offered to all guests free of charge upon request.



Expectations of Participants

  • Participants will be required to sign our standard Acknowledge of Risk form prior to participating in a tour, which has been updated to acknowledge the “risk of airborne diseases & viruses such as COVID.”

  • Participants are encouraged to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves before their trip and when traveling.

  • Participants must call our office if they have come into contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 14 days prior to a scheduled trip or if they develop flu-like symptoms (a fever, cough, and shortness of breath) during the 14 days prior to a scheduled trip.


Flexible Cancellation Policy


For participant travel plans that are interrupted due to illness, we can offer a full holding credit or a reduced cancellation fee of $15/person when we are notified at least 72 hours prior to trip departure. For last-minute cancellations please call or email our office directly (559-862-4438/ alexisn@authenticadventurescencal.com) for support & options.