Since 1969, as the originators of adventure travel, Mountain Travel Sobek has been driven by a love of exploration and sharing special places with others. We specialize in handcrafted, small-group, private and custom adventure travel vacations, and offer insider access and award-winning trips and tours in the world’s most incredible places. Our 150+ globe-spanning treks, hikes, safaris, voyages, and cultural explorations are made possible by our world-class team of in-house travel experts and the best local guides in the business. We are voted Best Adventure Travel Company by readers of USA Today and a preferred travel outfitter for Smithsonian Journeys, Royal Robbins and the New York Times Journeys.
Private adventures with MT Sobek are perfect for those who enjoy the privacy and flexibility of traveling on their own, but want the peace of mind that comes with having all the logistics handled by experts. Most of our itineraries can be made Private.
We offer hundreds of adventure travel itineraries and dates that your group can easily take over, or, if the date you’re looking for isn’t available, we’ll make it happen for you.
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The guide, Dr. Douglas Layton made this a once in a lifetime experience.I greatly enjoyed the Kurdish Iraq tour because of the quality of the guides; Dr. Layton's expertise. experience, contacts nd commentary made it a memorable experience. However, MTS should have assessed the composition of the group snd removed, or altered the hike and kayak ride. Dr. Layton did the best he could in getting a quality guide for both....but you should have vetted the age and ability of our group, which was your responsibility, and this would have demonstrated to you that those two items could have been eliminated, At the very least the hike should have been a flatland or gentle scenic hike...the hike was scenic but very difficult for everybody...luckily one couple who could not have made it the first 50 feet opted out. Also, the kayak trip...an in snd out paddle - no scenic destination in a kayak was pointless and the shore was very difficult for everybody...snd I was the only experienced paddler. It seems to me when you have a small group you can work more closely to customize with your local guides. Otherwise...due to Dr. Layton, with his knowledge, experience and contcts, made the trip wonderful, And to lend context to this review; I have done USDA work in Iraq for decades so I know the value of the experience we received.
Scotland Western Isles HikingMy husband and I enjoyed a fantastic trip to Scotland in August, 2021 (of course, sunny warm weather was an added bonus). Our guide, Craig, was the best with whom we've ever traveled - he was a wealth of Scottish folklore, songs and history. The MT Sobek itinerary covering the northern mainland as well as Isles of Skye, Harris & Lewis was always interesting with varied terrain and sights. Members of the group with differing abilities were accommodated. Hotels were all comfortable and meals were wonderful. We highly recommend this trip!
In 1969, three intrepid mountaineer-explorers, Leo Le Bon, Allen Steck, and Barry Bishop, came up with a then-radical idea: to create a company called Mountain Travel out of their incurable wanderlust for global adventure travel and their passion for sharing backcountry wilderness experiences with others. Around the same time Richard Bangs and John Yost were whitewater rafting first descents of rivers across the adventure travel globe, and created Sobek Expeditions in 1973. Together they ushered in a new way for adventure travelers to see the world actively and earned us our moniker of the Adventure Company™.
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