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Media Mentions

Awards and Accolades

MT Sobek has been featured in Travel+Leisure, Outside Magazine, National Geographic, Departures, Vogue, Skift, Bloomberg, and many more top news outlets!

 

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MT Sobek in the news

USA Today, September 2020

Best Adventure Company

Mountain Travel Sobek is voted the #1 Adventure Company by the readers of USA Today. Famous for their Hiking & Trekking, Cultural Tours and Rafting & Kayaking trips.

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Forbes, October 2019

The Wild Earth: Gorillas In The Midst of Africa

Forbes contributor Mary Ann Anderson chooses MT Sobek as reputable tour outfitter for those looking to encounter endangered gorillas in Rwanda.

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The Wall Street Journal, October 2017

10 Places to Travel In 2020—Before Everyone Else Does

Writer Sara Clemence picks MT Sobek’s new hiking adventure in Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains as a top 10 off-the-radar pick for 2020.

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Forbes, August 2019

The Best Vacations for Adventure Seekers

Forbes features MT Sobek’s new Simien Mountains Trek in Ethiopia as a top adventure vacation.

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Field Mag, August 2019

Q&A;: MT Sobek Co-Founder Richard Bangs on 50 Years of Adventure

Contributor Matt Stieb, associate editor at New York Magazine, interviews co-founder Richard Bangs about adventure travel from 50 years ago and today.

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Forbes, August 2019

The Best Vacations for Adventure Seekers

Forbes features MT Sobek’s new Simien Mountains Trek in Ethiopia as a top adventure vacation.

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AFAR, August 2019

The World’s Most Luxurious “Hut-to-Hut” Hikes

“MT Sobek ups the ante with its Tour du Mont Blanc experience, one of the adventure travel company’s most popular trips for over 40 years.”

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Travel+Leisure, July 2019

The Top 10 Tour Operators

MT Sobek is named a Top 10 Tour Operator in Travel+Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2019.

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Adventure Travel News, June 2019

MT Sobek Top 10 in 2019 USA TODAY Readers’ Choice Travel Award

Known for its high adventure and unique global destinations, Emeryville-based MT Sobek took sixth place out of ten award winners.

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Forbes, April 2019

50 Years of MT Sobek

MT Sobek turns 50! Our 50th anniversary is featured by Everett Potter, including an engaging Q&A; with MT Sobek CEO Kimberly Daley.

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AFAR, April 2019

How to Choose the Right Tour Operator for Your Next Epic Trip

Writer Josephine Parr includes MT Sobek’s expanded ranges of custom adventures in the Americas.

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Outside, March 2019

The 25 Best Hikes in the World Right Now

MT Sobek’s Tour du Mont Blanc adventure is showcased as one of the best hikes in the world!

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Outside, March 2019

The 33 Best Trips of 2019

MT Sobek’s Nepal 50th Anniversary Adventure is chosen as one of Outside’s 33 Best Trips of 2019.

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Men’s Journal, February 2019

5 Great Far North Adventures That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

MT Sobek’s Rafting the Arctic Hulahula River is a top pick for far north adventure.

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The Mercury News, January 2019

8 Best Adventure Destinations for Spring

MT Sobek’s short trips for the spring are featured, including the Grand Canyon as a top pick.

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The Outbound Collective, October 2018

MT Sobek Celebrates 50 Years at Everest Base Camp

MT Sobek is praised for making lifelong dreams a reality for adventurers since 1969.

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National Geographic, August 2018

Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Michaela Trimble picks MT Sobek’s Alpe Adria adventure as a top lesser-known hike in Europe.

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Forbes, September 2017

Ultimate Hiking Trips Around the World

Ann Abel picks MT Sobek’s challenging 10-day hike through Bosnia and Hercegovina & Montenegro as one of her ultimate hikes!

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Skift, August 2017

The Evolution of Exclusive Experiential Travel

Richard Bangs, co-founder of MT Sobek, discusses the original concept of experiential travel and its evolution over the past 50 years.

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Vogue, July 2017

Why Travel to the Middle East Is on the Rise

MT Sobek’s Middle East travel expert Julie McCormack shares Iran adventure insights.

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The Wall Street Journal, May 2017

The Ultimate Destination for Fearless Travelers

Travel writer Sarah Gold highlights MT Sobek as a good company to travel to Papua New Guinea with.

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Men’s Journal, March 2017

Want to Protect the World’s Wildest Places? Go On Safari

Travel writer Hudson Lindenberger includes MT Sobek’s Botswana Flying Safari and India & Nepal: Save the Tiger itineraries in this conservation-themed feature.

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Los Angeles Times, January 2017

Unplug on the Salmon River

MT Sobek offers “an adventurous ride down one of the world’s great rivers and a glimpse into the history of the area” on its Middle Fork of the Salmon River rafting trip.

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Bloomberg, January 2017

Where to Go in 2017

MT Sobek’s Asia specialist Brian Allen explains why Iran is a great travel destination for 2017.

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The New York Times, September 2016

How to Plan an Active Vacation

MT Sobek is included as a top adventure travel outfitter.

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Outside, June 2016

Alaska Is Essentially One Big Park—And It’s Our Very Best

Expert MT Sobek Alaska guide John Baston weights in on the wonders of Alaska.

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