MEDTREKS ADVENTURES

Travel with Purpose

Specializing in international medicine and cross-cultural expeditions, MedTreks has been providing global health and adventure travel opportunities since 1985.

At MedTreks, our adventures are designed to strengthen the global health workforce through education and travel opportunities, wellness retreats, professional development programs, public health internships, Medical Spanish programs and leadership training seminars.

 

MedTreks has 4 different types of educational adventures that we offer throughout the year:

Medical Volunteer Kenya

MedTreks Kenya

Global Health & Medical Campaign. This is our flagship global health and medical volunteer program. Our MedTreks Kenya trips are run twice a year, January & August.

Guests visit Machu Picchu on their medical trip to Peru

Mountain Medicine

Blending adventure travel with cross-cultural medicine & mountain health campaigns. We partner with different health programs in the local communities to help build healthcare capacity.

Costa Rica Medical Spanish

Medical Spanish

One week intensive courses designed for health professionals to learn quick, efficient Medical Spanish skills. Perfect for Emergency Medicine & Primary Care.

Blankets and a calming surrounding at a MedTreks Retreat for nurse burnout

Multi-Sport & Wellness Retreats

Workshops and wellness retreats for health professionals focusing on stress-reduction, burnout prevention, workplace wellness, nutrition, & mind body medicine.

MORE THAN JUST ADVENTURES

Our Global Health focused courses are specifically designed for physicians and nurses who are interested in working in a global health setting. The topics that we cover in these courses were determined by our faculty who have taught travel medicine and global health for over 20 years.

All of our courses are approved for nursing continuing education. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16597, for 10-20 contact hours. Below is a sample list of the presentations offered during our Global Health Seminars.

Our Courses
PERU MOUNTAIN MEDICINE

Join us on a hiker’s paradise trip through the beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru. A perfect mix of adventure and luxury.

One of our top favorite places in the world- this trip combines it all! Visit ancient Incan ruins and some of the most spectacular archeological sites of the world. Experience Peru’s magical landscapes while winding through the Urumbamba River Valley. Enjoy the colorful ambience of local handicraft markets. Indulge in Peru’s exquisite culinary scene, mixing traditional flavors with modern cooking practices. Explore the famous Machu Picchu with the best local guides and end each day with a stroll through the vibrant towns and charming countryside, with a pisco sour..of course. Enjoy the wonders of Peru through spectacular hikes by day and cozy lodge rooms by night. We are excited to combine the Rasori Expeditions and MedTreks Itineraries to provide you with a fun, engaging curriculum that focuses on Global Health and Travel Medicine. This trip combines a 4 day Global Health Seminar with a 9 day Multi-Sport Adventure Tour.

Nursing CE credits available for this adventure.

Explore Peru
Travel to Peru
MedTreks Safari
DISCOVER KENYA

Experience the Magic of Kenya:  Coastal Retreat & Wildlife Luxury Safari

The magic of Kenya begins on the expansive landscape of the Samburu National Reserve, located on the southeastern corner of the Rift Valley. Home to a very large population of Kenya animals including lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, hippos, giraffes and the Nile crocodile. Sleep in luxury safari style tents on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River. Witness some of the most incredible views of Africa. Fall asleep to the sounds of animals..awake to Africa’s incredible sunrise. The second option on this adventure takes you to the Kenyan coastline, an undiscovered gem. Located on the Indian Ocean, the tropical shores of Diani Beach are known for its white sand and turquoise warm waters. During the coastal stay, there are several opportunities for various educational and adventure activities including morning yoga, cooking classes, historical day trips and a variety of outdoor water sports including snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, fishing and swimming,

After 20+ years of running trips to Kenya, we have been fortunate to have selected some of the most knowledgeable guides and reputable tour companies. We look forward to sharing this special place with you.

Travel to Kenya
YOGA & SURF COSTA RICA

Step away from the daily grind…step into your health, fill your soul.

This may sound cheesy..but pretty much everyone who travels to Nosara, Costa Rica, returns relaxed and recharged for their life. A small surf town located in the jungle, on a beautiful white sand beach called Playa Guiones, this trip combines incredible surfing & yoga for ALL levels. Between the warm waters, the coastal temperatures and the sounds of nature, the health conscious restaurants, juice bars and yoga studios…this place is the perfect vacation spot for health professionals and their families.

Because it is an ideal spot to travel with your family, we have designed this trip to be spouse and kid friendly. Healthcare providers have the choice to take the 5 day Medical Spanish Course offered during this trip, however family are welcome and will have plenty opportunities to enjoy the tropical coastline with hiking, surfing, snorkeling, kayaking and zip-lining.

 

Visit Costa Rica
MedTreks Costa Rica
Yoga mats and a view on a MedTreks Yoga Retreat
MEDTREKS WELLNESS RETREATS

Designed for healthcare professionals to unwind, unplug and recharge. Learn about global medicine and integrative health. These retreats are a rare opportunity to advance your medical skills while experiencing yoga and adventure in scenic and wild settings all around the world. 

Beyond this incredible opportunity to adventure with esteemed guides, you will experience farm fresh meals, yoga & pilates classes, a wellness curriculum designed for everyday living and medical professionals (nutrition, mindfulness, healthy living), plus so much more. Explore the most beautiful parts of Northern California, Costa Rica & more with us!

 

Retreats