With over 40 years' experience in exploring, planning, and leading rafting and kayaking trips all over the world, nobody knows the world's diverse waterways 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. Our kayaking trips allow you to get up close to nature, from humpback whales in Alaska to playful sea lions in the Galápagos. So, whether you're a novice on the water or an experienced paddler looking for a new adventure, 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.
Exploring by Kayak. Kayaking adventures are much more than "just" paddling. Sea kayaking brings us to places that are best explored from a small boat close to the water's surface. In a sea kayak, we are able to glide through sea caves and zigzag the reefs without issues in navigation. Kayak with humpback whales and icebergs in Alaska's Glacier Bay as featured in Alaska Magazine, or see the islands of the Galápagos MTS-style as featured in The New York Times.
All Skill Levels Welcome. First-timers and families with children as young as age 6 are welcome on our "Easy" rafting and kayaking trips. Experienced paddlers 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). No matter your fitness level, MTS has a rafting or kayaking adventure that is right for you.
Comfortable Accommodations. Our rafting and kayaking trips are often 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.