Adventure Travel Ratings: Mountain Travel Sobek - National Geographic Adventure Magazine

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Overall Score

Rating Criteria Scores

Quality of Service98.00
Spirit of Adventure96.00
Client Satisfaction98.33

Outfitter's Primary Activity

  • Do-It-All

Outfitter's Other Activities

  • Nature and Wildlife
  • Adventure Cruises
  • African Safari
  • Around-the-World
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Exploratory Trips
  • Family Adventures
  • Luxury Adventures
  • Mountaineering/Climbing
  • Multisport
  • Paddling

Mountain Travel Sobek


Forty years ago, a group of first-ascent mountaineers and first-descent rafters created Mountain Travel Sobek. This year, MTS is throwing a blowout birthday celebration and ambitiously launching 40 new trips, including trekking in the Himalaya with Everest summiter Jamling Tenzing Norgay (the son of Sir Edmund Hillary's climbing partner).

Signature Trip: The Great Bend of the Yangtze; rafting; 12 days; China

New in 2009

  • Name:Six Continent Whitewater Rafting Adventure
  • Destination:U.S., Ecuador, Spain, Kenya, India
  • Duration:25 days
  • Price:$8,495


Countries Visited

  • Africa:Botswana, Egypt, Gabon, Guinea, Kenya, Morocco, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • Asia:Bhutan, China, Indonesia, India, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
  • Europe:Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Italy, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom
  • Latin America:Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
  • Oceania:New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
  • Antarctica & Arctic:Arctic, Antarctica
  • U.S. & Canada:U.S. Virgin Islands
Photograph courtesy of Mountain Travel Sobek
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