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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Rajasthan This October

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Rajasthan This October

Within India’s northwest corner lies the vast state of Rajasthan, a famous home to ancient royals; a center of art, music and dance festivals; and a place where some of India’s most vibrant and lively people reside. October is the perfect time to soak up this cultural hostpot, and here are our top reasons why…...
Top 4 Things You Can Expect From Traveling to the Galapagos Islands in June

Top 4 Things You Can Expect From Traveling to the Galapagos Islands in June

A special post from our Galapagos Guide, Luis Die Dejean 1. Albatross Working Their Dance Moves to Meet Their Mate More than a month ago the Waved Albatross returned to the beautiful Española to begin their traditional courting rituals. During this time males and females make their match at the nesting grounds, and after several...
Travel with Mountain Travel Sobek to the New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2014"

Travel with Mountain Travel Sobek to the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2014″

Every year the New York Times comes out with their own annual bucket list of the world’s most interesting places to jet-set. They recently released their “52 Places to Go in 2014” list and it’s chock-full of inspirational journeys that will ignite wanderlust within even the most savvy of travelers. We’re happy to announce that...
Top 10 Reasons to Explore Madagascar

Top 10 Reasons to Explore Madagascar

1. We’ll thrill to the call of “all aboard” as we enjoy a relaxed train journey to Andasibe aboard Madagascar’s famous Micheline, a charming vintage railcar designed to run on rubber Michelin tires! Riding the “Viko-Viko,” as locals call it, is an incredible ‘only in Madagascar’ experience—as well as a trip back in time to...
Top 5 Ways to See South America Like Never Before

Top 5 Ways to See South America Like Never Before

Take a Natural Art Walk Along The Incan Trail. Forget museums because walking along the Inca Trail is like a jaunt through time with classic masterpieces located at every outpost. Stumble upon giant earthworks, Chinchero’s famous trapezoidal niched wall, fortresses and baths hidden behind impressive motarless brick walls, and ancient gateways that make you stop...
Top Ten Reasons to Visit Patagonia Now!

Top Ten Reasons to Visit Patagonia Now!

  The  terre sauvage (“wild earth”) of Patagonia has lured intrepid travelers for centuries. Great explorers like Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, and Charles Darwin (at right) all left their footsteps—and their names—in this corner of South America. And luckily for us, aside from those early explorers, the indigenous Patagonian peoples who came before them,...
Top 5 Reasons to Safari in Tanzania

Top 5 Reasons to Safari in Tanzania

By Kevin Callaghan What is Africa? What is a safari? Like so many regions and activities, Africa and safari are rich in connotation, but looking more closely we discover many wonderful attributes that lie hidden beneath such generalities. Take Tanzania for example. It is arguably the one country in Africa with the single greatest variety,...
Holding the Line on Costa Rica!

Holding the Line on Costa Rica!

Why Pay More? I don’t know about you, but I nearly fell down when I saw the price of gas this morning! Sometimes it seems like everything’s getting more pricey by the day. Luckily, not everything has gotten more expensive. For instance, we’re holding the line on pricing for one of our most popular trips:...
Alaska is For Families: A Top Ten List

Alaska is For Families: A Top Ten List

By John Baston With natural wonders galore and plentiful opportunities for the kind of exceptional wilderness adventures that simply can’t be found anywhere else on the planet, The Great Land is an unequaled destination for memorable family vacations. Here’s our “short list” of why we think that Alaska is the ultimate family getaway… 1. Paddle...
Top 10 Reasons to Explore Galapagos by Yacht

Top 10 Reasons to Explore Galapagos by Yacht

Hands-down, our favorite way to explore the Galapagos Islands is by yacht. Here’s why: 1. Explore more islands. Instead of limiting your trip to Santa Cruz Island and its neighbors, a yacht trip allows a comprehensive through the entire archipelago. 2. Lots of things to do! Swim and snorkel with playful sea lion pups, penguins,...
Top 10 Reasons to Revisit the Middle Fork in 2012

Top 10 Reasons to Revisit the Middle Fork in 2012

10. It’s loads of fun for the whole family with rafting, swimming, fly-fishing, hiking, and new this year–stand up paddle boarding! 9. Hot springs! Have you “showered” at Sunflower hot springs or hiked to the timerlined tub at Loon Creek? 8. Unwind and unplug from the stress of daily life — forget about work, cell...
5 Exotic Destinations to Escape to This Christmas

5 Exotic Destinations to Escape to This Christmas

Do you dream of jetting away from this year’s Christmas holiday madness for an exotic international destination? Mountain Travel Sobek has five unusual and spectacular ways for you to celebrate this Christmas abroad: 1. Saint Nick’s Safari in the Serengeti Exotic destination: Tanzania How You’ll Spend Christmas Day: On-foot, venturing through the legendary Serengeti where...