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Why Hire a GORP Guide?

Clients report that the value of their experience was improved by 85-100% because they hired a guide!

GORP Guides have successfully demonstrated their knowledge and ability to:

  • Provide guests with region-specific knowledge that will optimize their experience
  • Identify 101 species of local animals and plants
  • Tell guests interesting facts about your state and country, including history, events and natural features
  • Work with tourism industry organizations
  • Be knowledgeable about public natural resource management and how to work with them
  • Provide quality customer service for various types of clients
  • Help clients deepen their appreciation and care for wildlife management and the environment
  • Use interpretive communication skills to enhance clients’ experience
  • Adapt services to client interests

Adventure travel is an extremely diverse and expanding industry, making guiding and outfitting competitive. The GORP program provides a means for guides to stay current with industry trends through continuing education opportunities, while gaining the benefit of becoming an industry-recognized professional.

This content is aligned with the international voluntary best practice standards compiled by guide businesses with the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA).