With over 40 years' experience in exploring, planning, and leading river rafting trips all over the world, nobody knows the rivers better than MTS. Our river rafting adventures take you to some of the world’s most remote, beautiful destinations—some of which you can only access via the river. So, whether you are a novice ready to experience a river rafting adventure for the first time, or a veteran looking for a new river to conquer, we have the right trip for you.
Pioneers in Rafting. MTS gained worldwide acclaim back in 1973 when we pioneered the first commercial rafting trip on Ethiopia's Omo River. Since then, we've led the way with first descents down rivers all over the world including Chile's Bio-Bio River and Rio Baker, the Magoky in Madagascar, Namibia's Kunene River, Ethiopia's Blue Nile and China's Upper Mekong. In fact, founder Richard Bangs has penned a half-dozen books on rafting including Rivergods: Exploring the World's Great Wild Rivers.
All Skill Levels Welcome. First-timers and families with children as young as age 6 are welcome on our easy rafting trips. Experienced rafters will enjoy the thrill of more challenging Class IV rapids on moderate to strenuous trips. Rivers are ranked from Class I (easiest) to Class V (hardest).
Comfortable Accommodations. Our rafting trips are miles from a hotel, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised how comfortable we can make you feel in these more rustic and "hard to get to" places. You will sleep in high quality, roomy tents on soft, thick mattresses. The camp will have a toilet tent and a tented dining area. We know that food is a very important component of our trips, so the river guides will spoil you with fresh, healthy, plentiful, and delicious gourmet meals, spiced with tall tales around the campfire and the funniest jokes in the world.
Stellar Safety Record. Before you dip a paddle in the water, the guides will conduct a thorough (and often entertaining) familiarization briefing and instruct you in safety precautions. The boats are guided entirely by expert, professional river guides who know the rivers like their own backyards. Thanks to these superb guides, our more than 40 years’ safety record is superior, and you can feel confident in their hands.