MT Sobek (Mountain Travel Sobek) vs Gondwana Tours & Safaris - Tour Companies Compared
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The Pura Vida trip was an outstanding family vacation5.0 February 2017
With teenage children, we wanted to do something that would satisfy all of us. There was enough fun activities to keep us active and enough down time for us to relax. We were pushed outside our comfort zone, but the outstanding staff was there to encourage us and cheer us on.Read more
Best adventure vacation.5.0 February 2017
Pura Vida in Costa Rica is a vacation is for those who like the water—we were white water rafting, kayaking, rappelling down a waterfall, and even soaking in hot springs. Great food and lodging, interesting birds and animals to see, and excellent guides made this our best adventure vacation yet.Read more
Excellent adventure!5.0 February 2017
I have taken several trips with MTS and each has delivered and excellent adventure, challenging within the ratings listed and also educational
|Tours||57 Trips||0 Trip|
|Average Trip Price Per Day||$ 513||$ 0|
|Operator Type||Mixed Land & Cruise||Group Tour Operator|
|Size||Global Operator||Local Specialist|
|Headquarters||Emeryville, California, USA||Maun, Botswana|
Mountain Travel Sobek, which was officially renamed MT Sobek in 2018, offers small-group adventures and expeditions all over the world.
The company was founded in 1969 and is one of the pioneers in the active, adventure tourism industry. It is based in Northern California, USA.
In 2018, MT Sobek celebrates their 50th anniversary - and 50 years as a leader in the adventure travel space. In honor of this, they have updated their website and are expanding their catalogue of tour offerings - planning to add 60 new trips by the end of 2019.
What Makes MT Sobek Stand Out?
MT Sobek, previously Mountain Travel Sobek is a specialist in crafting adventures such as hiking, trekking, rafting, expedition cruising, and safaris. They help travelers to access some of the more remote corners of the world in comfort and safety. MT Sobek’s first ever trip was to the Himalayas of Nepal, so if you decide on a MT Sobek tour, you can rest assured you are traveling with seasoned veterans.
Who Will Enjoy Traveling With MT Sobek?
These trips are definitely for the outdoorsy type. While exploring and learning about the culture is definitely an important part of trips with MT Sobek, it’s a secondary theme to the physical adventure. A passion for nature, conservation, hiking, camping, and wildlife will definitely be found among your tour companions.
If you’re the kind of traveling for whom a pair of hiking boots is just as essential to your travels as cultural activities, then the MT Sobek approach will be perfect for you.
Most meals, all accommodations and transportation, are included during their tours - so if having ample free time is important to you, be sure to read the itinerary carefully. There will probably be a lot of time together with the group, and if this doesn’t sound appealing, you may want to compare with a few different tours.
MT Sobek attracts like-minded adventurers that can be couples, families, or solo travelers. Age ranges vastly, from late 20’s to 70s. The nice thing about traveling with MT Sobek is their group sizes are small - usually no more than 15 travelers.
Mountain Travel Sobek offers adventure travel experiences on all seven continents -- from the best Canada tours in North America to the most unforgettable vacation packages to Costa Rica in South America.
Some of their best known guided trips are to the rivers of Asia, Africa, and South America as well as trekking and hiking trips in the Himalayas. They also offer more relaxed itineraries, such as small-ship cruising in the blue waters off of Turkey.
MT Sobek Travel Style
The activity level on every MT Sobek tour is given a grade between 1-5. This will help you choose the style you want - whether you’re looking to take easy or give yourself more of a physical challenge.
Tours with MT Sobek that are graded 1 are the easiest, often focusing heavily on wildlife viewing activities, and cultural experiences. Tours that are graded around 2-3 are great for those who are new to adventure outdoor travel - including kids and older travelers. Trips are not hard and feature simpler and shorter duration hikes and other activities.
The more physically challenging tours with MT Sobek will be in the 4-5 grade range. If you have some experience already with longer distance hiking or kayaking and are used to elevation changes, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy trips in this range
Why Choose a Tour with MT Sobek?
If you like to challenge yourself and experience an adventurous holiday, then MT Sobek could be the tour company for you. Their guides are mostly locals with advanced training in their niche (mountain guiding, river rafting, etc). The company has also won multiple awards and are the official travel supplier to New York Times Journeys.