Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman with Atlas Obscura

Explore the treasures of Oman, from the dunes and oases of the desert to a vibrant coastline rich in fortifications, historic port cities, and tropical gardens. February 26th -March 5th, 2018 Combining breathtaking natural beauty with a well-preserved cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the most overlooked tourist destinations in the Middle […]

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 […]

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 […]

MTSobek Introduces: A Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

OVERVIEW Once you’ve seen Canada’s Northwestern Passage, wildlife viewing may never be the same. Nestled between the towering mountains of Baffin and Bylot Islands, our Arctic camp takes Arctic adventure to the next level. Starting and ending our voyage in the picturesque hamlet of Pond Inlet, we’ll journey some 435 miles north of the Arctic […]

Discover Suriname: The Last Paradise on Earth

{ 10 Days, 9 Nights – 20 April 2016 } No other place on the planet has a rainforest so diverse and pure. OVERVIEW This special trip will explore the little-known but stunning and extravagant Suriname that breathes adventure, surprises, and miracles around every tropical corner.  Discover the distinctive Suriname celebration of diversity, great food, […]

Adventure Excursion: Ancient Caravans of Chad

[November 3-20, 2015] Join Justin Huff, the Africa director for MTSobek, on the very first U.S.-run adventure in Chad in November 2015. Explore the lakes of Ounianga, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at epic dunes and scenic oases as your journey wends through a breathtaking landscape. OVERVIEW The Republic of Chad straddles two unique zones: the fertile […]

Travel Tip #24- What to Bring on Every Trip

It was January. I was in Sulawesi, Indonesia, on the Equator, sweating up a storm, when I got the call that the Chinese authorities would finally meet with me about a permit I was seeking to run the Yangtze. But the meeting was scheduled for the next day, and it was snowing in Beijing. I […]