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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…...
Photo Gallery: Exploring Hidden Burma

Photo Gallery: Exploring Hidden Burma

Since Mountain Travel Sobek first went to Myanmar (formerly Burma) in 1996, much has changed—and is still changing. The country’s new openness has quickened its move towards modernity, and many of its timeless sites may prove to be not so timeless after all. In Novermber 2014, MTS President Kevin Callaghan will be escorting a special,...
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...
Trip Spotlight: Dogsledding Lodge to Lodge to Sweden's ICEHOTEL!

Trip Spotlight: Dogsledding Lodge to Lodge to Sweden’s ICEHOTEL!

Mountain Travel Sobek is excited to bring back our unforgettable adventure: ‘Dogsledding Lodge to Lodge’ to the ICEHOTEL in Sweden’s Arctic Lapland wilderness! If you are like most travelers, you probably have plenty of questions while considering this trip. Let us answer some questions for you!   What is it like to drive your own...
RTW Rafting with John Yost: The Final Saga

RTW Rafting with John Yost: The Final Saga

The North Johnstone was everything we expected, the icing on the cake, the highlight of the trip. It is a four day adventure, with the first two of the two days packed with Class V rafting. It is a small, technical river with rocks to dodge everywhere and abundant steep chutes, weirs and falls. The...

RTW Rafting: An Unexpected Stop in China

In a few hours I will be out of contact until after the North Johnstone, our big river test.  Until then, here’s the latest… The weather got us.  The best-laid plans and all that.  As we approached Guangzhou, China for our connecting flight to Australia, the pilot warned us of bad weather.  We circled for...
A Moveable Feast in India

A Moveable Feast in India

Hey Everyone,   The flight from Nairobi to Delhi isn’t long, but since we rafted on the morning of the day we flew, we got into Delhi late at night.  We also flew the next morning, so we didn’t really see much of Delhi except for some traffic and the airport.   Our flight took...
Social Absorption: Wrestling Crocs in Kenya

Social Absorption: Wrestling Crocs in Kenya

As our 6 Continent Rafting Crew ventures into Kenya, they see very quickly that they are just drifting visitors on the Athi, where the crocs are the true kings of the river.
RTW Rafting: Croc Infested Waters in the Wilds of Africa

RTW Rafting: Croc Infested Waters in the Wilds of Africa

Greetings Fellow Globetrotters, Our Kenya adventure was three days on a croc-infested whitewater river and is officially over.  The nights spent on the sandy banks of the Athi were fantastic.  One of the highlights was the great scenery of the riverine forest with the world’s longest lava flow.  Imagine a several hundred foot high ridge...
Social Absorption: Onto Spain!

Social Absorption: Onto Spain!

Our RTW Rafting group has officially arrived in Spain! Check out some of the latest tweets from rafter, Frank Lopez II. Follow us on Twitter @mtsobek and we’ll tune you into all of Frank’s latest tweets on the rapids!
RTW Rafting: A Blast Down the Pyrenees and Touring Beautiful Barcelona

RTW Rafting: A Blast Down the Pyrenees and Touring Beautiful Barcelona

The river on the second day in the Pyrenees was excellent.  14 kms of whitewater, fast and furious.  A total blast, but icy cold. The bus delivered us to Barcelona like clockwork, and eventually we settled into our hotel for a rare break.  We all visited various sites in Barcelona like Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, the...
Rafting RTW: Unpredictable Weather in Ecuador and Enjoying the Scenery in Spain

Rafting RTW: Unpredictable Weather in Ecuador and Enjoying the Scenery in Spain

The second day in Ecuador was as unpredictable as any on the trip so far.  The pleasant surprise of being able to raft a  section of the Quijos right from our hotel, which was actually what we planned to do, was great.  However, the rain started pounding down and the river started rising.  After an...