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Quick Escapes Are on Tap as Mountain Travel Sobek Launches Their New Express Excursions Program for the "Short-on-Time" Adventurer

EMERYVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - April 08, 2014) - The pioneers of adventure travel since 1969, Mountain Travel Sobek, has tailored a new series of trips catered to those in need of a vacation but unable to embark on that month-long dream trip. MTS' new Express Excursions balance relaxation and adventure for the wanderlust traveler and are available all over the world, from Alaska to Bhutan. All trips are a week or less and start at just $2,295 per person.

Whitewater raft through the Himalayan landscapes in Nepal, visit a sacred deity temple, and explore every day life in small Himal villages. Whitewater rafting not your thing? Swap out the raft and hop on an elephant while passing enigmatic temples in Luang Prabang, and explore the paradisiacal countryside of Cambodia and Laos.

Each trip has been tailored to highlight the best of each destination in the amount of time, without feeling rushed. MTS focuses on memorable experiences like enjoying a fresh picnic in the Alps with local wine and traditional foodstuffs and exploring nature's most interesting creatures by going island hopping on a luxury yacht in the Galapagos.

The new Express Excursions program is aimed to give people a memorable glimpse of the world in a week. MTS' expert guides have led hundreds of trips in these destinations, so they know exactly where to go and when, making the express trip itineraries filled with the must-sees as well as the hidden gems along the way.

The program includes several trips, many of which are entirely new additions to Mountain Travel Sobek's repertoire of adventures:

For more information about the Express Excursions program, or to book a trip, e-mail [email protected] or call a regional specialist at 1-888-831-7526.

About Mountain Travel Sobek

Mountain Travel was founded in 1969 to promote the exploration, enjoyment and protection of the world's mountain wilderness areas by enabling travelers to experience them for themselves. Using a knowledgeable team with backcountry expertise, Mountain Travel's founders led the first commercial trek to Nepal's Himalaya, quickly followed by the first sailing cruise to the Galápagos Islands in 1970 and many other "firsts" in the years to come.

Today, Mountain Travel Sobek is consistently recognized as a top travel company by Outside, Men's Journal, and Travel Leisure. With 45 years of experience and expertise, MTS offers more than 200 adventure vacations in destinations worldwide. www.mtsobek.com.

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