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The MT Sobek Experience
Get ready to embark on the ultimate rafting and kayaking adventure with our expert guides and crew. From the first safety briefing to the last riverside pull in, you’ll enjoy epic scenery, whitewater thrills, gourmet camp cookouts, riverside hikes, and a chance to unplug and get away from it all in nature. Since our first commercial rafting trip in 1973, we’ve run thousands of rafting and kayaking adventures around the world—and are leaders in water-based adventures. So, whether you’re a novice on the water or an experienced paddler looking for a new adventure, we have the river rafting and kayaking tour for you.
50 Years of Rafting
Sobek Expeditions was founded in 1973 by Richard Bangs and John Yost. Named after the Egyptian River God, Sobek ran more than 40 first descents on some of the world’s most famous rivers, including the Bio Bio and the Omo. In 2022, Richard Bangs was named one of the 100 Greatest Explorers of the Last 100 Years by explorersweb.com! Sobek Expeditions will celebrate 50 years of intrepid rafting in 2023.
Our rafting adventures are guided entirely by expert, professional river guides who are highly trained in safety procedures and follow Leave No Trace principles. As well as being fun and friendly, they’ll teach you how to paddle safely, guide you on riverside trails, set up your tents and sleeping equipment, impress you with their camp cooking, and make your trip truly special.
Boats & Equipment
River rafting tours give you the chance to try something new every day. Relax in the oar boat, join the crew in the paddle boat, or go solo in an inflatable kayak or on a stand-up paddle board. Whichever you try, you’ll be assured of top-end equipment and a thrilling experience.
On the Water
Feel the rush of whitewater as you sweep down Class II to Class IV rapids, float through gentle scenic stretches, or explore remote inlets and islands. Along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to hike, fish, swim, and get up close to nature—maybe even take a dip in riverside hot springs!
After an exciting day on the river, pull into camp to freshen up before eating a delicious gourmet dinner cooked by your crew. Clink glasses and share tales around the campfire before falling asleep in your comfortable tent under the stars. Wake to the sound of babbling water and the smell of breakfast being served before heading downstream.
Adventures for Your Skill Level
First-timers and families with children as young as age 6 are welcome on our easy rafting trips. Experienced paddlers will enjoy the thrill of more challenging Class IV rapids on moderate to strenuous trips. No matter your skill level, MT Sobek has a rafting or kayaking adventure that is right for you.
What Our Guests Say
It’s true that our guests say it best! Read what adventurers like you are saying about MT Sobek’s rafting and kayaking adventures, from the expert guides and epic scenery to the delicious camp meals and more. “Our family of six went rafting on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River with MT Sobek. Everything about it was superb! We loved, respected, and trusted the guides—and the food was exceptional.” Joan W.
Plan Your Trip
Rafting adventures are among the most exciting on the planet and our goal is to make it easy to find the perfect itinerary for your skill level. Here’s a handy guide from our trusted team of adventure experts.
Pick a classic 4-, 5- or 7-day river adventure with daily rafting and kayaking on easy-moderate rivers with Class II to Class IV rapids. Alternatively, enjoy a day or more of rafting and kayaking as part of a multi-adventure.
Seasonal water-level changes can make the same river a different beast, so it’s worth talking with MT Sobek experts to make sure that you are picking a date that suits your ability. We have river departures in North America from April to September.
Ask an Expert
We want you to have the best adventure, so don’t hesitate to call our expert team of adventure specialists at 800-974-0300 to learn more. Or click the button to use our online contact form.