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10 Epic Guided Adventures You Can Do This Summer

From rafting whitewater to searching for wild gorillas, these adventures will make your summer.

By: The Outbound Collective + Save to a List

Summer is the time to get out of your usual routine and take advantage of the great outdoors. While we are always big supporters of a quick weekend outing to your local public land, we also think it's worth it to treat yourself to a BIG adventure once in a while. 

Our friends at MT Sobek provide the opportunity for you to take on new and exciting adventures around the world under the supervision of their team of world-class guides. These folks not only make the trip run smooth and keep you safe, they also have a wealth of knowledge of the places you'll visit and the people and wildlife you'll meet along the way. From hiking in Europe, to African safaris, to cultural adventures in South America, MT Sobek has no shortage of upcoming trips that you'll love. Check out a few highlights for Summer 2019 and make your plans now!

1. Cataract Canyon 7-Day Rafting Adventure

Spend your days cruising on the river gazing up at the red-rock towers and spend each night eating delicious meals cooked over the fire. This rafting trip through Utah’s Canyonlands National Park will be one you’ll never forget.

2. The Best of Norway's Great Outdoors

Norway is one of the most breathtaking countries in Europe. Explore the deep fjords, immerse yourself in the magic of the Lofoten Islands, and even dip into Oslo for a cosmopolitan adventure.

3. Ultimate Tanzania Safari

This safari provides the rare opportunity to explore the Serengeti on foot! Take a three-day walking tour, drive through the four national parks, and relax at comfortable camps and lodges in the wild.

4. Alaska by Water, Land & Air

Alaska is as wild as a place can be. On this trip, you can enjoy up-close views of breaching humpback whales, fly over Alaska’s jaw-dropping terrain, and camp on Chichagof Island. 

5. Trek to the Lost City of Choquequirao

You’ve probably heard of Machu Picchu, but you may not be aware of its lesser-known counterpart, Choquequirao. On this MT Sobek trip, you get to explore both of these “lost cities” and make friends with the local llamas.

6. Explore Mongolia

Nomadic culture and traditions have withstood the test of time in Mongolia and on this rare opportunity, you can spend time living this lifestyle as you take in the beauty of the “Land of Blue Skies.”  

7. Hiking Wild Scotland

A hiking trip with pit stops at a whiskey distillery? It doesn’t get much better than that. See if you can spot the famous “Nessie” while you explore Loch Ness.

8. Rafts & Drafts on the Middle Fork of the Salmon

If whiskey and hiking isn’t really your taste, how about whitewater rafting and ice cold beers? MT Sobek teamed up with Idaho’s Payette Brewing Company to put together a 6-day adventure down one of the most beautiful rivers in the country.

9. Uganda Gorilla Safari

Stand face-to-face with chimps, mangabey, vervet monkeys, and of course, the mighty mountain gorilla. And the wildlife adventure doesn’t end when night falls. When you’re not relaxing in the comfortable lodges, head out to track hyenas on thrilling night safaris.

10. Galapagos Wildlife Adventure: Western Cruise

Hike, swim, kayak, and snorkel in the tropical water all day long and relax in the luxury of your own private yacht each night. The access to tropical wildlife here is unbeatable, from swimming with sea turtles to walking with the famed giant tortoise.


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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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