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Smart Deals: Mountain Travel Sobek

In Ladakh's Nubra Valley with Mountain Travel Sobek.
In Ladakh’s Nubra Valley with Mountain Travel Sobek.

What’s the Deal: Mountain Travel Sobek is rolling out a $500 off deal for select Asia Adventures in India and Borneo.

 Backstory: Mountain Travel Sobek is the granddaddy of adventure travel companies, strating with a trek to Nepal in 1969. Leo Le Bon, Allen Steck, and Barry Bishop—officially founded the company in January 1969 with the hope of indulging their incurable wanderlust while doing business at the same time. On a parallel track, Richard Bangs, Lew Greenwald, and John Yost founded Sobek in 1973 after leading an expedition on the Awash, a little-known African river filled with crocodiles. The trip, meant to be a last fling before the three recent college graduates entered the routing working world, instead inspired them to form a commercial international rafting company, naming it after the ancient Egyptian god of crocodiles. In 1991 the two companies joined forces to become Mountain Travel Sobek.

Fine Print: Valid through March 29, 2013 on selected trips only.

Details: The deal can be redeemed using the promo code AS012.

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