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Mountain Travel Sobek has been featured in National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times, Men's Journal, Outside, The Today Show and more! Here is a sampling of recent media mentions:

  • 26 of the Best Trips to Take Right Now Outside Magazine April 2017 — The editors at Outside Magazine have rounded up the best trips to make this year your best adventure year ever. Mountain Travel Sobek's Quest for the Snow Leopard is featured.
  • Want to Protect the World's Wildest Places? Go On Safari Men's Journal March 2017 — Travel writer Hudson Lindenberger includes MTS's Botswana Flying Safari and India & Nepal: Save the Tiger itineraries in this conservation-themed feature.
  • Unplug on the Salmon River Los Angeles Times January 2017 — Mountain Travel Sobek offers "an adventurous ride down one of the world’s great rivers and a glimpse into the history of the area" on its Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting trip.
  • Where to Go in 2017 Bloomberg January 2017 — Mountain Travel Sobek's Asia specialist Brian Allen explains why Iran is a great travel destination for 2017.
  • Go Snorkeling in Belize Los Angeles Times December 2016 — Travel writer Rosemary McClure picks Belize as a top tropical locale to warm up your winter—with Mountain Travel Sobek.
  • How to Travel to Patagonia Travel+Leisure December 2016 — Mountain Travel Sobek is highlighted as an operator that can "easily" coordinate any traveler's trip to Patagonia.
  • 2017 Honeymoon Hot List Destination Weddings & Honeymoons and December 2016 — Rainforest to Reef in Belize was the perfect fit for the 2017 Honeymoon Hot List. “Soak in the beauty of Belize with adventure-travel pioneer Mountain Travel Sobek.”
  • 2016 Healthy Travel Awards Shape November 2016 — Mountain Travel Sobek is highlighted as one of the nation's Best Activity Outfitters for our series of National Park Quick Escapes that take guests “onto less-trafficked trails for picturesque vistas most people never see.”
  • How to Plan an Active Vacation The New York Times September 2016 — Mountain Travel Sobek is included as a top adventure travel outfitter.
  • Forget the Typical Honeymoon—Go on an Adventure-Moon Instead Vogue September 2016 — Vogue writer Victoria Lewis features Mountain Travel Sobek's Via Dinarica hike as an ultra-active honeymoon adventure.
  • How to Visit Saudi Arabia Travel+Leisure August 2016 — Mountain Travel Sobek's rare chance to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is featured by Melissa Locker.
  • Rafting the River of No Return Departures July 2016 — Austin Merrill navigates the daredevil rapids of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with Mountain Travel Sobek in this Departures cover story.
  • Top Luxury Travel Itineraries in the U.S. National Parks Departures July 2016 — MTS's John Baston's fantastic National Park centennial trips are highlighted by Jen Murphy.
  • The Oman Experience DuJour June 2016 — Travel writer Lindsay Silberman discovers Oman, a "stable, stunning destination with an identity all its own," on Oman Explorer
  • Myanmar Hill Country Tour Focuses on Villages, Temples Los Angeles Times June 2016 — Mountain Travel Sobek's Hidden Myanmar trip is the focus of Rosemary McClure's Asia feature.
  • 15 Fabulous Food Tours Around the World National Geographic Traveler June 2016 — Contributing editor Margaret Loftus includes MTS's Istria to Venice: A Culinary Route in the special food-themed issue of National Geographic Traveler.
  • Following in Darwin’s Footsteps The San Diego Union Tribune  May 2016 — Freelance writer Doug Hansen takes a weeklong cruise through evolution’s birthplace with MTS.
  • Special National Parks Centennial Edition Outside May 2016 — Outside magazine's Associate Editor Chris Cohen enlists the help of MTS's National Park expert John Baston to provide his expert opinion on the best aspects of Alaska's parks.
  • Sanctions Lifted, American Tourists Head to Iran. The New York Times February 2016 — MTS group and private Iran: Treasures of Persia departures are featured by writer Elaine Gusac.
  • Goodbye, Golf Clubs. Hello, Hiking Boots and Kayak. The New York Times January 2016 — MTS president Kevin Callaghan is quoted in Abby Ellin's engaging feature about adventure travel later in life.
  • Travel that Changes You Forbes 2015 — MTS's Mont Blanc trip is featured as a Top 10 experiential adventure of 2015.
  • Special Departure of Oaxaca: Day of the Dead 2016 The New York Times 2015 — Our new special departure commemorating Mexico's Day of the Dead is featured by Elaine Glusac in the In Transit travel blog.
  • The World's Most Luxurious Hiking Trip: The Tour du Mont Blanc Forbes 2015 — Ann Abel enjoys a serious hike and serious luxury on MTS's circuit of the Mont Blanc massif.
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon River Condé Nast Traveler 2015 — MTS rivers expert Danilo Bonilla shares expert advice for booking last-minute trips to the Middle Fork of the Salmon River.
  • Trek Back to 9th Century Indonesia AFAR Magazine 2015 — Explore traditional Indonesian villages and the world's most biodiverse marine national park with Mountain Travel Sobek.
  • North America National Park Adventures Sunset Magazine 2015 — Spring feature highlights MTS’s new North America National Park adventures including Zion, Rocky Mountain, Death Valley and Bryce Canyon.
  • Oman: Alternative Travel Destinations Men's Journal 2014 — MTS CEO and travel expert Kevin Callaghan recommends heading off the beaten track in the desert wilds of Oman.
  • Laos & Cambodia: Big Sites Little Time Los Angeles Times 2014 — The LA Times features of our seven-day Laos and Cambodia adventure for the short-on-time traveler.
  • World's Best Tour Operators Travel+Leisure 2011 — Mountain Travel Sobek is named “World’s Best” in the Best Tour Operators & Safari Outfitters category.
  • Galápagos Islands: Where the Pros Are Heading The New York Times 2009 — Our five Galápagos Islands adventures are featured for their shorter, combination itineraries and luxury options.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Hiking in the Heart of the Balkans Men's Journal 2008 — Our exciting hiking adventure in Bosnia and Herzegovina is highlighted as one of the summer's great fixed-price European adventures.
  • Kilimanjaro with MTS NBC 2008 — NBC chose Mountain Travel Sobek to take the TODAY show's Ann Curry up Mount Kilimanjaro! Ann and her team broadcast several reports from their climb to the mountain's glaciers as a part of the series "TODAY Goes to the Ends of the Earth!"
  • MTS Private Travel Travel+Leisure 2008 — MTS's private adventures offered in 33 countries around the world are given special note in Travel & Leisure magazine's Guide to Going Off the Grid.
  • Machu Picchu Inn to Inn The New York Times 2007 — Mountain Travel Sobek's Machu Picchu Inn to Inn trek was featured in the Sunday Travel section.
  • Family Friendly Galápagos Adventure USA Today 2007 — Our Galapagos Adventure and other MTS family-friendly adventures are featured.
  • Ecotourism: Traveling the World to Help Save It The New York Times 2006 — Our work to combat dams and deforestation by developing river-based ecotourism in China's Yunnan River Province (in conjunction with the Nature Conservancy) was highlighted.

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