Every year National Geographic Traveler magazine selects their own annual bucket list of the world's most interesting places to visit. For 2017, we were delighted to see that their top travel destinations included many of our own adventure favorites: the long-distance Via Dinarica path, Baja "the aquarium of the sea," vibrant Marrakesh, and culture-rich Papua New Guinea. Great minds think alike! In total MTS has six trips that encompass these must-see destinations and, like National Geographic, we've split them by the themes of Nature, Cities, and Culture.
"The expedition leaders helped people figure out what they needed. I realized I did not need to know how to do everything in advance. It was not a test. There were no grades. Trekking is not a race. It is about being outdoors and listening to the sounds, meeting the people and being amazed by our world around us." Hear from award-winning travel expert Lisa Niver as she takes an adventurous trek in Nepal and learns not to worry!
Every year we send our staff around the globe to check out the best new destinations and top travel experiences for the year ahead. Our ultimate list of adventures for 2017 includes and a new hike through the Western Balkans, a fascinating primate safari in Rwanda & Uganda, and an energizing journey through the National Parks of the American Southwest. As well as showcasing our love of exploration, this makes the perfect adventure travel wish list. See you on the trail!
“What is the relevance of our national parks in the twenty-first century?” award-winning author Terry Tempest Williams wonders in her insightful new collection of essays, The Hour of Land, “and how might these public commons bring us back home to a united states of humility?” Reading about the parks can help begin to answer that all-important question. As you plan your next trip to a national park, let these books guide your route, deepen your knowledge of the people behind the parks and, ultimately, inspire you towards the conservation of America’s protected lands.
From time to time people ask us which are our "top" trips. The answer often varies by season, what's new or what's hot, but there are a few trips that have stood the test of time. These include our Machu Picchu Inn-to-Inn Trek, our incredible journey to Everest Base Camp, the breathtaking Tour du Mont Blanc, an epic climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, and a luxury voyage around the Galápagos. Some guests have even done all five with Mountain Travel Sobek!