For wildlife enthusiasts, Borneo is paradise, pure and simple. Its amazing range of ecosystems—from lush rainforests to pristine beaches—hosts a panoply of rare and endangered wildlife, including pygmy elephants, orangutans, and even the extremely rare Sumatran rhino! Our expert Borneo guide, Charlie Ryan, has lived among the people and wildlife of Borneo for over three years...
I recently returned from our Walking Japan trip, and I found exploring Japan primarily on foot and by local train to be a leisurely-paced journey that offers an intimate experience you probably couldn’t get any other way. It’s a well-balanced mix of Kyoto’s elegance, the countryside’s serenity, and even a bit of Tokyo’s modern verve, with each layer perfectly complimenting the others.
"When my cheap local flashlight flickered and died in the total darkness of an Indonesian jungle path, I tried to look at the bright side of things. At least the sunset on the summit had been pretty."
Irina & Andrei Shishov joined Mountain Travel Sobek for our exhilarating tour of Central Asia, traveling through Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan along the fabled Great Silk Road. We spoke to them about their journey and what made their experience so special.