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GeoEx

5.0 | Excellent
  • 94% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 1982
Headquarters
  • San Francisco, California, United States of America
Trips
  • 12

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GeoEx Reviews & Ratings 94% Recommend

5.0 out of 5
Excellent 16 Great 0 Average 0 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
Value:
4.8 Guide:
5.0 Activities:
4.9 Lodging:
5.0 Transportation:
5.0 Meals:
4.9

Tour Reviews

D

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great travel experiences May 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have had a couple great travel experiences through GeoEx. My first trip, she helped book my travels to Ireland for my brothers wedding. She did a great job coordinating hotels with other family members and planning my entire trip including events, dinners, transportation, etc.
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M

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Perfectly planned and execute April 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
GeoEx scored again -- our 5th trip was to the Galapagos. Perfectly planned and executed. They are the best!

D

Recommends

Flawlessly February 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
My wife and I just returned from 2 fabulous weeks in South New Zealand. Our trip, including all accommodations, guides and activities such as heli trips, an overnight on Doubtful Sound, river boating -just to name a few were outstanding. We self drove an itinerary that rolled out flawlessly thanks to all of the coordination that we didn't have to plan but that was available to us on the GeoEX app.
Would highly recommend
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J

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Loved everything about the trip April 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I just returned from 7 days in Myanmar. 3 girlfriends and my mother. We all loved everything about the trip and definitely want to return. The hot air balloon ride over Bagan was a highlight. I am tempted to go hot air ballooning all over the world now. Our national guide was extremely knowledgeable and kind. What a luxury to have him accompany us in airports, on flights, in boats, in vans... We didn't have to worry about anything except enjoying ourselves and the magical country of Myanmar. Bravo!
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GE-HTtB

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I recommend Geographic Expeditions -- Especially in conjunction with travel in Bhutan January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
My husband and I went to Bhutan with Geographic Expeditions for approximately 1.5 weeks. Geographic Expeditions really tailored the trip to our wants and desires, given all of the available options in Bhutan.

Geo Ex assigned a trip coordinator to us. We communicated with her via email and phone several times during the planning phase of the journey. She asked us thought provoking questions and really gave us good advice. For example, we were initially interested in trekking. She probed into the length of the trek that we would be willing to take. Given that we are from the SF Bay Area and have done a significant amount of hiking in the Rockies and Sierras, she advised us only to do a trek in Bhutan if it were going to be a long trek -- the shorter treks that we were contemplating would not take us to the spectacular Himalayan terrain that we would be expecting. Great advice when planning a trip -- we would not have known this without her and would have potentially been disappointed.

The guide that Geo Ex provided stayed with us during our entire trip. He spoke excellent English and both informative and funny. I don't think we could have gotten a better, local guide than Geo Ex provided.

I believe that we could choose lodging options from a few luxury options that were available. We went with Aman Hotels. Given that the hotels were all very similar in style, it might have been interesting to mix it up a bit more. But each hotel was small and truly first class in terms of luxury, room style and food.

All in all, I think Geographic Expeditions did a fantastic job. We enjoyed this luxurious journey. I would definitely recommend a Geo Ex trip -- especially for off the beaten path journeys.
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K

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We just came home from the perfect 50th anniversary celebration trip to Costa Rica, thanks to GeoEx January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We just came home from the perfect 50th anniversary celebration trip to Costa Rica, thanks to GeoEx. 10 travelers, 3 generations, 11 days, and nobody wanted to come home. Such a wonderful adventure!

Stride Review

What Makes Them Stand Out?

Group sizes rarely number more than 16 and include walking trips, overland tours, and expeditionary sea voyages as well as treks. Not all trips are physically rigorous; you can follow the ancient Silk Road via luxury train from Moscow to Beijing, or choose a culturally oriented tour. They also offer special family trips. No trips are cancelled due to low enrollment, a nice feature.

Who Travels With Them?

GeoEx trips tend to be at the high end of the scale, with more of a luxury component, though that’s not always the case. What you are paying for is personalized service, and the ability to create a fully customized tour. Due to this, their customer tends to be older, more affluent, though still with a lust for adventure.

Where Do They Operate?

Initially focused on Tibet and western China -- it was the first American company to win rights from the Chinese government to visit previously off-limits areas there -- GeoEx trips now go to all seven continents. They have maintained a strong presence in central Asia, however, where you can travel in small groups to exotic locations like Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan, Ladakh, and Mongolia, along with taking various treks to Mt. Everest. Around the world, you can now visit far-flung locations like Ethiopia, Togo, Patagonia, Papua New Guinea and both polar regions with GeoEx.

Why Travel With Them?

Just over half of GeoEx business is now devoted to developing customized individual tours, allowing you to go exactly where and when you want to. When visiting remote locations that aren’t easy to get to or make arrangements for on your own, you’ll welcome the experience, expertise and service that GeoEx provides.

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From GeoEx

A pioneer of travel to remote and challenging destinations since 1982, GeoEx (Geographic Expeditions) provides handcrafted cultural tours, treks, safaris, and journeys by ship and train to the world's most astonishing places.

We pour our in-country expertise and passion for eyes-open travel into intelligently designed Scheduled and Custom Trips to the widest array of destinations. You can count on us for engaging and enriching experiences, innovative itineraries, top-notch leaders and lodgings, and the utmost regard for traveler safety.

What sets GeoEx apart:

Personal Service

Since 1982 we’ve built our business around personable, highly individualized service. We know discerning travelers expect it, and we expect it of ourselves. See what our guests are saying. 

Experience and Passion

There’s no substitute for boots-on-the-ground experience,; seamless, fulfilling, beyond-the-ordinary travel involves far more than a few mouse clicks. Our staff is a passionate group of travel lovers, intimately acquainted with their regions and countries—there’s nary a nook or worldly cranny they haven’t explored, with eyes-open gusto.

Quality

We are committed to creating a journey that meets your expectations and we’re persnickety about details large and small: creative trip design; enriching leaders; top-notch accommodations; the right daily activities, permits, vehicles, and restaurants; and more. In fact, GeoEx is one of the few companies with an in-house air reservations/support team. We’re dedicated to dotting every 'i' and crossing every 't.'

Innovation

Since we launched the business more than three decades ago, GeoEx’s mission has been to provide our guests with experiences that would be challenging or impossible to create on one’s own. From our roots pioneering travel to the far reaches of the planet, we have incessantly searched for new delights and remarkable ways to experience time-honored destinations.

Value

We urge you to surf the net, call our competitors, and check the fine print. You'll see how we compare. Our prices are comprehensive and inclusive, especially considering the expertise and highly personalized service that go into every one of our trips. And we offer the widest array of far-flung destinations.

Safety Net

GeoEx has constructed one of the most comprehensive risk-management programs in the travel industry. It covers logistical, security, medical, and financial risks. Your journey, after all, should be about journeying, not worrying.

Responsible Travel

We love the places we’re privileged to visit and are committed to careful, mindful, respectful travel. We work around the world with nongovernmental organizations and our in-country representatives to advance environmental, educational, and health initiatives, and sustainable, wise travel.

References

Since repeat and referred guests are GeoEx’s mainstay, we urge you to ask us for references from the individuals, prestigious museums, academic institutions, foundations, and nonprofit organizations for which we’ve developed and operated trips over the years.

Awards:

National Geographic Traveler 2014 Award for Tours of a Lifetime 2014 Outside Travel Awards 2013 Conde Nast Travel Specialist AwardTrips of a Lifetime 2010Nat Geo - 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2012San Francisco Green Business

11 days
Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 8,000

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a country that's been stimulating creative minds (such as H. M. Stanley and Freya Stark) for centuries
  • Esfahan, a wonderland of gorgeous temples, lofty minarets, and egg-shaped domes
  • Explore Persepolis ruins, Tehran's museums, Yazd's wind-catching towers, and Shiraz's glorious gardens
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Highlights

  • 4,000 miles along the Silk Road between Moscow and Beijing, with Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
  • Ride camels in the Gobi Desert, marvel at the Terracotta Warriors, and soak up Islamic architecture in Khiva
  • Opt for an abridged 13-day trip aboard the Golden Eagle from Moscow to Almaty (or reverse)
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9 days
Small Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 7,975

Highlights

  • Take in Patagonia's must-see sights on this classic GeoEx trip built on more than 20 years of experience
  • Incredible hikes through some of the planet’s most awe-inspiring scenery
  • Estancia Cristina: entrancingly beautiful, incredibly wild, graciously welcoming
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10 days
Group Tour
Value - 3 star
Physical :
From: $ 9,000

Highlights

  • Time to connect with your family at deluxe, intimate bush lodges and camps
  • Hang out with giraffes, baboons, and hippos
  • Meet our local friends, deeply committed to conservation and community building
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