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Active Trips Matched Perfectly to You

Your pace, your choice

At MT Sobek we believe that matching you to the trip with the right activity level makes for a better experience. Our trips run the gamut from easy to an ultimate challenge.

If you are new to active adventures, you may prefer a more easygoing trip before you dive into something more challenging. Except from a few trips, porters, pack animals, or support vehicles (or other conveyances such as rafts and kayaks) carry all the gear. All you carry is a light daypack. That said, you’ll get more enjoyment out of any trip if you are in good physical condition, so the best advice we can offer is to get in shape.

Whatever kind of freedom you’re looking for—from an epic summit to a day exploring the souks and markets—we have a trip for you!

Activity Levels

Level 1

Our most relaxed style of travel. Come prepared with flexibility and a spirit of adventure. Activities may include game drives along dusty or bumpy roads, canoe rides or river floats, sailing, or walks of up to 30 minutes on flat terrain. Trail conditions may include cobblestones, pavement, gravel, or dirt paths. On some days you may be on your feet for much of the time.

Egypt Pyramids, Temples & Nile Multi-AdventureNorway North Spitsbergen Polar Bears & Pack Ice Adventure Cruising,

Level 2

Active trips appropriate for most travelers. You don’t need any previous kayaking, hiking, or other experience, but should be in generally fit condition. Trips may include short hikes or walking of up to 3 hours at elevations below 6,000 feet, sea kayaking in protected waters, or river rafting on Class I-II rapids.

Croatia Istria to Veneto Hiking, Galápagos Wildlife Adventure Cruise

Level 3

The majority of MT Sobek trips. These typically include 3 to 6 hours of physical activity per day, such as rafting or wilderness camping. Eight- to 10-mile hikes can reach up to 10,000 feet and may include some steep ascents or descents. River rafting trips include Class III rapids and sea kayaking trips visit protected waters.

Rafting the Tatshenshini River, Ireland North to South Hiking

Level 4

Trips for experienced travelers seeking full days of activity and a higher level of physical challenge. Hikes and treks of up to 14 miles and 4,000 feet of elevation gains and losses per day cover steep, sometimes rugged terrain, potentially into areas of exposure and elevations exceeding 10,000 feet. River rafting trips include Class IV-V rapids; sea kayaking trips include 4 to 5 hours of paddling per day in areas of open water with waves and tides.

Chile & Argentina Ultimate Patagonia Hiking, Alps Tour du Mont Blanc Express Hiking

Level 5

Our most demanding trips for guests seeking a physical challenge. Trips include trekking without vehicle support over steep, often rugged terrain at elevations over 10,000 feet. Daily hikes of up to 12 hours or more may include substantial altitude gains and losses into remote areas of wilderness. River rafting trips include Class IV-V rapids and areas where portaging is needed. Sea kayaking trips include 5 to 7 hours of paddling per day in open water with waves and tides. Previous experience, as well as a completed physician’s certificate, is required.

Tanzania Climb Kilimanjaro, Bhutan Chomolhari Trek