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With over 150 great trips  across all seven continents, MTS is your passport to unparalleled adventures both near and far. 
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  • Zion National Park Quick Escape

    Zion National Park Quick Escape

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    Land Cost :From $1595.00

    Length :4 days

    Zion National Park Quick Escape

    Departing :June, July, August

    Activities :Solo Friendly, Hiking & Trekking, Short Trips, National Parks

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    Land Cost :From $1595.00

    Duration :4 days

    Description :Spend a weekend completely immersed in Zion National Park, whose towering red walls, enormous sandstone monoliths, and serene riverbanks will excite and inspire us. The trails take us daily to the park’s most awe-inspiring destinations before we return to exclusive Zion Park Lodge, the only…

  • Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

    Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

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    Land Cost :From $3795.00

    Length :9 days

    Pura Vida in Costa Rica!

    Departing :June, July, August, December, February, March

    Activities :Rafting & Kayaking, Short Trips, Classic Adventures, wildlife, multisport

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    Land Cost :From $3795.00

    Duration :9 days

    Description :…relationships allow us both flexibility and full control of the journey, and we can offer this tour at far less cost (and trouble) than organizing it yourself. Note—This trip is great for families with kids 12 and up. Private departures can be operated anytime of the year. Call for details.

  • New! Trek to the Lost City of Choquequirao

    New! Trek to the Lost City of Choquequirao

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    Land Cost :From $2995.00

    Length :8 days

    New! Trek to the Lost City of Choquequirao

    Departing :October

    Activities :Hiking & Trekking, Short Trips, New for 2018, cultural

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    Land Cost :From $2995.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :…lesser-known “lost city” perched high above the roaring Apurimac River. As the icing on the cake, the Inca Trail “teaser,” a short version of the epic pilgrimage, includes an entire day to roam South America's most awe-inspiring archaeological site, the mysterious stone…

  • Peru: Treasures of the Incas

    Peru: Treasures of the Incas

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    Land Cost :From $4695.00

    Length :8 days

    Peru: Treasures of the Incas

    Departing :September, October, May, July, August

    Activities :Short Trips, cultural

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    Land Cost :From $4695.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :This is one of our most popular trips and a great way to discover the best of Peru, from the Urubamba Valley to Machu Picchu. In eight action-packed days you’ll stroll through the ancient back streets of Cusco and enjoy awe-inspiring hikes through fertile valleys and highland plateaus to Incan…

  • Explore the Heart of Cuba

    Explore the Heart of Cuba

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    Land Cost :From $4995.00

    Length :8 days

    Explore the Heart of Cuba

    Departing :March, April

    Activities :Short Trips, New for 2018, cultural

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    Land Cost :From $4995.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :…to create a spectacular seaside escape. No trip to Cuba would be complete without a tour of Old Havana, a trip to Hemingway’s retreat at Finca Vigía, an exploration of the eco-community of Las Terrazas, and a cigar factory visit—this trip has it all! Plus enjoy tasty Cuban fare in…

  • Hiking in Italy: The Heart of the Gran Paradiso

    Hiking in Italy: The Heart of the Gran Paradiso

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    Land Cost :From $4995.00

    Length :8 days

    Hiking in Italy: The Heart of the Gran Paradiso

    Departing :June, September

    Activities :Short Trips, Hiking & Trekking, National Parks

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    Land Cost :From $4995.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :…paradise! MTS has been leading adventure travel in the Alps since the late 1960s. Our strong team of guides must meet stringent criteria to lead trips here; and, in addition to being expert mountaineers, they offer fascinating insights into the geography, flora and fauna of the region. What’s…

  • California: Yosemite Grand Traverse

    California: Yosemite Grand Traverse

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    Land Cost :From $2995.00

    Length :8 days

    California: Yosemite Grand Traverse

    Departing :July, August

    Activities :Short Trips, Hiking & Trekking

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    Land Cost :From $2995.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :This hiking trip is a real stunner with highlights including a Half Dome ascent, hiking a section of the John Muir Trail, a tour of Yosemite Valley, and a nearly 60-mile hiking traverse through the heart of Yosemite National Park. The start is from a remote trailhead in the Ansel Adam's…

  • New! Hiking Iceland’s Magical North

    New! Hiking Iceland’s Magical North

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    Land Cost :From $7595.00

    Length :8 days

    New! Hiking Iceland’s Magical North

    Departing :June, July, August

    Activities :Short Trips, Hiking & Trekking, New for 2018

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    Land Cost :From $7595.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :The magnificence of Iceland’s arctic north is unparalleled, and this trip provides the chance to experience its beauty up close on spectacular daily hikes that snake through the craggy highland landscape. Marvel as our experienced guide leads you from fishing hamlets to moonlike lava fields…

  • New! Mountain Gorilla Quest in Uganda

    New! Mountain Gorilla Quest in Uganda

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    Land Cost :From $3595.00

    Length :5 days

    New! Mountain Gorilla Quest in Uganda

    Activities :Short Trips, New for 2018, safari, National Parks

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    Land Cost :From $3595.00

    Duration :5 days

    Description :…gorillas in the wild is one of life's most profound experiences, their touching humanity a powerful thing to witness at close range. On this trip to Uganda, a country described by Winston Churchill as “the Pearl of Africa,” you'll track and observe the great apes in the dazzling…

  • New! Wonders of Colombia

    New! Wonders of Colombia

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    Land Cost :From $3495.00

    Length :7 days

    New! Wonders of Colombia

    Departing :November

    Activities :Short Trips, New for 2018, cultural

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    Land Cost :From $3495.00

    Duration :7 days

    Description :…towns to the coffee-growing Andean foothills and the sultry Caribbean coast, the journey takes in Colombia’s diverse highlights. The trip begins in Bogotá, a vibrant fusion of cultures, art, and architecture, and on to discover the dazzling scenery of Colombia’s “coffee…

  • Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman with Atlas Obscura

    Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman with Atlas Obscura

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    Land Cost :From $5995.00

    Length :8 days

    Dhows, Souqs, and Mosques of Oman with Atlas Obscura

    Departing :February

    Activities :Short Trips, cultural, New for 2018

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    Land Cost :From $5995.00

    Duration :8 days

    Description :…a well-preserved cultural heritage, the Sultanate of Oman is one of the most overlooked tourist destinations in the Middle East. On this special trip, you'll experience magnificent historic forts and palaces, the rolling dunes of the Wahiba Sands by camel, the beautiful walled city of Nizwa,…

  • New! Best of Botswana

    New! Best of Botswana

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    Land Cost :From $5695.00

    Length :7 days

    New! Best of Botswana

    Activities :Short Trips, New for 2018, National Parks, safari

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    Land Cost :From $5695.00

    Duration :7 days

    Description :Explore the rich diversity of Botswana's Okavango Delta, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most pristine wilderness areas on the continent. At Moremi Game Reserve, which covers nearly a third of the Okavango and provides sanctuary for over…

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