Friends of Richard Save (FOR) 15% off Middle Fork of the Salmon River Whitewater Rafting Adventures

Activity Level: Easy Trip Length: 6 days To Save 15% as a Friend of Richard’s, Call 1-888-831-7526 and mention Special Code “MFS15RB” when you book on the Jul 9, Jul 17, Jul 25, and August 10, 2017 departures. Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River is both a fun-filled ride down one of the world’s greatest […]

The Best River Trip in America! Rafting the Middle Fork of the Salmon River

View the Itinerary for this Summer’s Rafting Adventure on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River  When I was a river guide on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon I found myself with a couple of weeks off between assignments. I had read Tom Brokaw’s account of his wild trip down the Middle of […]

Explore Iran: Treasures of Persia (September 2017)

Trip dates: September 15 – 29, 2017 Trip Highlights Journey through Iran and visit four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Persepolis, Pasargadae, Isfahan’s Jame’ Mosque and Meidan Emam Travel with expert guide Saeid Haji-Hadi (aka Hadi), who has been leading tours in Iran for almost 20 years Visit a colorful and crowded 18th-century bazaar, where vendors sell […]

Join the River Trip of which the Legend Dreamed

Trip dates: July 15 – 25, 2017 George Wendt was the legendary river pioneer, river protector, a partner and a friend. We founded Sobek Expeditions together, and shared so many spectacular exploratories and adventures around the world. Join me, along with legends John Yost, Thom Beers, and the spirit of George Wendt, on the rivers […]

Explore Guatemala: A Summer Rafting Adventure

Wantok Adventures | World Rivers Guatemala: Class III-IV Rapids with: Richard Bangs and John Yost (and the spirit of George Wendt) Trip Dates: July 15-25, 2017 Guatemala, land of the Maya, is blessed with cloud-ripping mountains, caverns deep with legends, hot-tempered volcanoes, dense rainforests and spectacular Spanish colonial treasures. Three exciting rivers, the amazing ruins of […]

Discover Namibia: Join Me on a 10-Day Excursion

The timeless country of Namibia is a land of contrasts. Home to 13 distinct cultural groups still enriched with ancient traditions, Namibia’s rich and colorful culture is a result of the fusion of German, European and South African traditions, customs and architecture. Namibia is Africa at its most authentic, beautiful and immense, and it is easy to see why it […]

Climbing Mount Elgon, Uganda: 8-day tour

Dates of Travel: November 2016 SUMMARY Hike to the summit of the most beautiful mountain in Africa you’ve never heard of! Another first for Mountain Travel Sobek: Mt Elgon in Uganda. Many who know say this is the most stunning volcano climb in the continent. Join me this November 5th on a trip to trek […]

Explore the Pacific’s Remotest Islands by Private Air Charter

Hidden Pacific II: A private charter exploration of the Pacific’s remotest countries Designed and led by Wheeler Expeditions All of us dream of being here on an idyllic South Pacific island paradise. Some of us, however, want to experience more. We want to go to the remotest, least-known island nations in the Pacific – to meet who […]

The Hills of Mars (Saudi Arabia)

Madakhil Camp, Madain Saleh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the high-sandstone cliffs of Al-Hajar there are slot canyons more spectacular than anything in the American Southwest. This is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site at Madain Saleh, featuring enormous tombs reminiscent of Petra in Jordan, which makes sense as they were connected to the […]

Ultimate Himalaya by Helicopter

I must admit, I’ve not come across a trip this unique in some time. When my long-time friend Jack Wheeler (the organizer and expedition leader) called to ask if I wanted to visit the tallest mountains in the world in a span of 9-days, I immediately thought: “This is impossible.” “Helicopters” said Jack. “Helicopters on the […]