Elite Custom Adventures
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Elite Custom Adventures builds and executes outdoor experiences of a lifetime in our national parks while providing professional photo/videography. Working alongside out clients, we manage every aspect of Preparation, Transportation, Guide/Safety Services, and Professional Photography/Videography, allowing you to stay in the moment and experience the parks in a way you never thought possible.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Matt Bowden
1 contribution
Nov 2020
I have been overall impressed by the quality of Ryan and his team. Throughout the journey Ryan was always quick to respond and provided well thought out answers to all my questions. I am quite the stickler for details and found that each concern I raised was promptly resolved. Whenever there was a hiccup in the programming Ryan and his team accepted my feedback gracefully and immediately implemented it where feasible. From a personality perspective, I found Ryan good natured and attentive. I would highly recommend his services to others.
Written December 3, 2020
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Greg Symonds
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Feb 2021
The name of the company says it all:
Elite. Custom. Adventure.

I rarely write reviews. I am taking the time to do this because Ryan and Elite Custom Adventures deserve to be recognized for going so far above and beyond expectations. The most striking aspect was Ryan’s excitement and passion for what he does.

Ryan’s expertise/knowledge with regards to photography and Death Valley National Park as well as his comprehensive, meticulous attention to detail. He came prepared with snacks and a gourmet meal as well as products for anything and everything that could possibly come up (extra face coverings, a brush to clean our lenses, chapstick, aspirin) and no telling what else he was prepared for. This allowed us to relax and enjoy our time knowing that we were covered no matter what.

We really enjoyed the scientific and historical education on Death Valley. Additionally, Ryan taught us how to maximize all of the functions on our photography equipment to capture some great shots on our own, while using his own equipment to document our entire experience.

We will be booking a similar adventure at a different national park.
Written February 14, 2021
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Tyler M
2 contributions
Dec 2020
I had an amazing time with Elite Custom Adventures because Ryan goes above and beyond. He made it clear that the trip was fully customizable and he planned a great itinerary that reflected my interests - going on some stunning hikes, taking some of the best photos I have of myself, and even teaching me how to use the camera myself. Ryan’s dedication was further demonstrated by the time he put in both before and after the trip, with a Zoom call to prepare and plan, and him editing the photos we each took after we returned. Ryan’s passion for adventure and photography was undeniable and he was clearly committed to ensuring I had the best experience. He is truly professional and I recommend taking a trip with him.
Written January 25, 2021
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Pyt56
Collierville, TN20 contributions
Ryan put together a fantastic 2 week trip for my husband and I to visit multiple National Parks in California. We started in Death Valley, then went to Joshua Tree NP via the Mojave National Preserve. After that, it was on to Sequoia NP, Kings Canyon NP, Yosemite NP, and finally Lake Tahoe. He listened to all our requests and came up with a trip that allowed us to see and do everything we had envisioned. On top of that, he accompanied us to Death Valley and arranged for other guides to go with us to the other parks. This made our trip so easy! We didn’t have to worry about figuring out directions or even where we might want to go - it was all done for us. Also, in addition to helping us with our photography, the guides took great photos of us together (which we don’t usually get since one of us is always on the other side of the camera)! Pretrip communication was thorough. We got a full packet of information about locations, directions, maps, weather, and suggested gear. I can highly recommend Ryan and his company and can’t wait to take another adventure with his company soon!
Written April 25, 2022
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Hilary F
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
This was the highlight of our trip. Ryan was great start to finish. The food was great, he had all the equipment, helped with our kiddos. The pictures were fantastic. If your looking for a guide for the day this is it!!!!
Written March 30, 2022
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Sallyanne T
4 contributions
Thank you Ryan for 4 amazing days, including Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Red Rock Canyon and Mojave Desert. Ryan spoke with us a couple of times before our trip to make sure everything was to our liking including snacks😊 He did not disappoint.

Ryan was full of knowledge about the places we visited and could talk on just about any subject that came up. The vehicle was comfortable and Ryan's driving was exemplary.

We saw some amazing scenery which Ryan only enhanced by his photography skills.

Would highly recommend Elite Custom Adventures.

Once again thank you Ryan, hope to do future tours with you to one of your other fantastic destinations.
Written March 9, 2022
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Mani S
South Beloit, IL26 contributions
Our family had a wonderful time with Ryan @ Death Valley! His hospitality ( & food) was fantastic! The prof.photos and video was just excellent. The astrophotography shots, of the Milky Way especially, was surreal. We had a great time celebrating my birthday! Highly recommend Ryan/ECA if you want quality and custom photography.

Thanks Ryan!
Subramanian family
Written December 5, 2021
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Darrin S
Carlisle, PA9 contributions
Oct 2021
Why "Gun Show"? Take the hiking trail less traveled with Ryan if you need some adventure that'll stretch your comfort zone. From the early pickup(really early) in Vegas, to the comfortable ride (He's a good driver), to the friendly conversation on the long ride, to the excellent lunch provided, Ryan named his company right. Elite in quality, Custom because he'll let you pick your courage scale(I should have looked up the word "exposure" before I went). Adventure you'll get. I highly recommend you call Ryan if your are time poor like I was and want to make the most of a trip out west. So, why "Gun Show"? I like to take pictures and Ryan will make you a better photographer by putting you in great positions and pointing out ways to get the best shots. He bring professional equipment but i wasn't into getting my picture taken. He's flexible either way. I did let him do some and of course he asks you to pose a little and wanted the flex which I wouldn't do. Cue in 2 Jersey guys walking by during one of these sessions who start yelling "suns out guns out" "let's see the gun show". Still couldn't shame me into it but there you go. My new trail name in Zion is Gun Show. Book ECA now. Something this good will always fills up.
Written November 13, 2021
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RyanECA
Thank you for the kind words, Darrin...ahem, "Gun Show". I really enjoyed getting to show you the park and am glad you were able to enjoy the experience while pushing your comfort levels. Hope the pictures bring back great memories for years to come.
Written November 17, 2021
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Brittany D
2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
My trip to Zion with Ryan from Elite Custom Adventures was even better than I hoped it could be. When I first booked my trip, Ryan asked what I wanted to do during our time at the park and then planned the day to make sure Angel's Landing (my main goal for the park) was first on our itinerary. The rest of the day was also entirely planned out by him so I didn't have to worry about making any plans. He also kept an eye on the weather a few days before we left and kept me updated on if any of our plans needed to change.
Transportation, food, snacks, and of course pictures were all taken care of too. Ryan was taking pictures the whole day, some posed, some candid, and a lot of great photos came out of the trip. I am an amateur photographer, and since I brought my camera with me I received a lot of tips and advice on how to get better photos of the dark sky and landscapes.
I wanted a very adventurous day in the park and Ryan made that happen. However, he also explained to me ways that the same trip could have been modified if I had changed my mind on my adventure level while we were there or if a guest had explained up front that they were just interested in seeing the park but not doing anything too strenuous. I think Elite Custom Adventures is able to offer something for anyone interested in the National Parks and a trip with this company is worth every penny of the price.
Written September 6, 2021
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RyanECA
Thank you for the kind words. It was an incredible trip, and you did a great job both on the hikes and the photography. Great eye finding the Mexican Spotted Owl, and I really admire the adventurousness that you showed throughout. Hope the pictures bring back great memories and that you keep exploring whenever you get the chance!
Written November 17, 2021
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Rob
6 contributions
Jan 2021
My wife and I visited Joshua Tree with ECA, and we’re so glad that we did. While it’s a premium product, they really go above and beyond to deliver.

Prior to the trip, we made a custom itinerary and did a pre-trip prep session with Ryan over Zoom that left us feeling fully prepared for the trip. When the day came, all we needed were the proper
clothes and shoes, and ECA took care of the rest.

First, when we were customizing our trip, Ryan let us know about the Borrego Springs sculpture gardens and we were able to start there. Absolutely wild to see these metallic monsters in the middle of the desert. We left Borrego Springs in the late morning and headed for an afternoon in Joshua Tree. Even across half a day, we explored the giant boulders, hiked among some incredibly unique plant life, saw the Joshua Trees and baby cactus garden, and took in a sunset at a desert oasis that you couldn’t imagine even existed. It’s amazing that the
California desert could be so diverse, and that we could see so much of it in such a short time.

While the day itself was amazing, what really sets Elite Custom Adventures apart is the photography. In less than a week we received over 50 digital photos from our experience, many using unique photography techniques, and these simply couldn’t be duplicated on an iPhone. We are so happy that we’ll have these memories forever, not just in our mind, but on our computer backgrounds, hanging on our walls throughout the house and on holiday cards to come!
Written March 12, 2021
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