World Expeditions and Adventure Travel West are seeking seasoned, German-speaking tour guides to lead 1-2 week small-group hiking and sightseeing tours designed for European professionals across the breathtaking landscapes of the American West, Rocky Mountains, and Hawaii.

Our tours are dedicated to sustainable travel practices, incorporating Leave No Trace principles throughout every adventure. Join us for our exciting 2024 tour season (starting in May/June) as a German-speaking tour guide. In this role, you’ll drive, guide, manage group dynamics, and coordinate trip logistics, ensuring every guest enjoys an unforgettable, educational, and safe journey.

Tagged as: Instruction and Guiding


• Authorization to work in the USA (REQUIRED)
• CPR and First Aid certifications, or willingness to obtain them
• Food Handling license, or willingness to obtain

Required Skills:

• Full availability in June 2024
• Multi-lingual driver-guides fluent in English & German
• Outdoor leadership experience
• Clean motor vehicle record
• Physically fit and able to lead easy to strenuous hikes

Preferred Skills:

• Experience driving a 15-passenger van and pulling a trailer (or similar vehicle) - CDL only required if a California resident;
• Enthusiastic, passionate outdoors enthusiasts with knowledge about the American West/Rockies/Hawaii
• Physically fit and able to lead easy to strenuous hikes
• Ability to commit to at least two tours, back-to-back preferred

About World Expeditions/Adventure Travel West

Since 1994, Adventure Travel West, Inc. has been offering a wide range of tours to the beautiful National Parks. Our goal is to be on the cutting edge of tour development in the western United States, including Hawaii.  Our tours are expertly crafted itineraries showing you the best of the West. The vast National Parks and little-known wild spaces that make the West so alluring.

Application Instructions

Please apply by sending a Cover Letter and CV to Cyndi at [email protected] we look forward to expanding our guide community.

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