This summer I traveled with GEEO for the first time to India and Nepal. What I found special about GEEO is the time and effort they expend to make your trip an incredible learning experience. From the places you stay to the places you visit, GEEO puts great care and thought into helping you get the most out of your trip! Our guide was knowledgeable, funny and willing to accommodate special requests to make experiences more meaningful. I plan on traveling with GEEO again in the not too distant future!
I had the most wonderful experience going to Ireland through the GEEO organization. The people that I met on my trip was the best part and it would not have happened without the background work of Jesse and GEEO. Not only did I have an amazing time, I was able to use the experience in the classroom already! I would recommend GEEO to anyone!
Jesse is an amazing resource who helped make this trip even more amazing. This program was unique and educational experience; not a typical tourist adventure, but truly a life-changing experience.
My experience with GEEO was wonderful ! The director who served our group of 14 teachers to travel to India and Nepal for 17 days was incredibly helpful and willing to address all the questions and issues that I had. The travel itself was remarkably smooth as travel goes in the crowded cities of India. The before departure work and planning was well communicated with full support of any questions. I would recommend GEEO to any teachers who wish to travel the world and have a well planned trip.
My husband and I joined the GEEO Iceland group in June of 2017. We had a fantastic time. Jesse is very responsive to all correspondence, the people in the group were enthusiastic and fun, the guide was knowledgeable and generous, and the itinerary was action packed. It was an incredible value. Not only was I able to take an amazing trip, but I also met some amazing people. I highly recommend it.
I attended the Eastern European trip this summer, and it was fantastic. This makes my second trip with GEEO as I went to Costa Rica in 2012. The Eastern Europe trip was a very beautiful experience. The food was just great from Roast Boar, pheasant, rabbit, peirogies, beet soup, goulash, wiener schnitzel, stuffed cabbage, and polish sausage. The various cultures was very interesting from the new cities of Berlin and Warsaw (both were destroyed during WWII), to the old world charm of Prague and Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic to Vienna and finally to Budapest. The churches were just beautiful. The WWII history was incredible. We visited Auschwitz - Birkenau concentration/extermination camp, visited the Warsaw Uprising museum, the second largest synagogue in Europe in Budapest, and we visited an underground salt mine. I took river boat cruises on the Vlatava River in Prague and the Danube in Budapest. We floated down the upper reaches of the Vlatava River on rubber boats at Cesky Krumlov. The accommodations were just wonderful. GEEO's partner G-Adventures provided a guide for us throughout our journey. We also had paid guided tours in Warsaw ,Vienna, and Auschwitz/Birkenau. All transportation between our destinations were provided by G-Adventures. We used train, bus, and minivans. We went to out of the way restaurants that served the local cuisine. This was a 14-day trip, but it is not for those who do not like to walk. I probably walked at least 10 miles a day. If you want to see a lo of the cities we visited, you have to go out on your own or at least in a small group. Anyway, the GEEO program tours are very well done, and I would highly recommend these to anyone. I am planning another tour next summer to Morocco.
GEEO is the best. I would never be able to travel to these exotic locations without their help. Jesse is always helpful. I have never had a bad experience.
Great communication from Jesse. and GEEO. There are numerous trips to take that have reasonable prices. I have met many great people and have become friends with many. GO!
I have been on two tours now with GEEO and am planning my third for next summer. The customer service is extremely excellent with almost immediate responses via email or phone.Jesse It is very responsive to questions and to suggestions. I would highly recommend.
GEEO was excellent in every process of the trip and was highly responsive to all inquiries. I would highly recommend this company, if you are a teacher or the spouse of a teacher. The trips are well organized and encourage you to study the country/region you are traveling to in order to have a better understanding.
EEO is addressing a very important educational need by enabling teacher to build their global competencies through international professional development. Our young students must be prepared to engage in an evolving global society. To do that, they must develop the knowledge and skills needed to assume a leadership role in the global society of tomorrow. To that end, our teacher must first develop their own competencies that allow the globalization of their own classroom. GEEO provided an extremely valuable opportunity for our educators to enhance their own knowledge and skills as they their travel experience also bring a first-hand experience and undeniable authenticity to their lesson. No doubt, my many experiences with GEEO have made me a better teacher. My most recent trip to Central Asia gave me a truly unique opportunity to expose my students to an important alternative perspective to this part of our world.
I have traveled to 18 different countries on seven tours with GEEO. This international experience has brought an authenticity to my lessons while enabling me to build a strong foundation of global competencies in my students. These global competencies are vital for any young person hoping to make their way in today's global society. This global perspective has become a cornerstone in my teaching and resulted in an enthusiastic support from my administration. GEEO and international travel has defined who I am as a teacher.
Great trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangkok with 6 other educators from around the US. Everything about the trip was wonderful, from the itinerary to the accommodations to (most importantly) the guides. All aspects of the trip met or exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely go on another GEEO trip!
Summer 2017, was my 4th GEEO trip, this one to the Stans - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan and it was an incredible journey. Traveling with a small group of educators, we were able to gain a real appreciation for the uniqueness of these countries. We had multiple opportunities to meet with locals, we stayed in a variety of guest houses, hotels, and other conveniently located overnights. This is a wonderful way to make history come alive and feel apart of a global community.
This program arranged home and school visits, which allowed teachers from the U.S. to meet, and interact with, locals. This makes for excellent classroom instruction, because personal interactions always result in great stories!
either participate in group activities or venture off on your own. GEEO does an excellent job avoiding touristy hotels and adding many cultural experiences in each tour. Homestays are included in many of the tours. With GEEO you will travel by overnight train, van, bus, many types of boats, camel, donkey, airplane, jeep, and more, Never a dull day! My global experiences have definitely made me a better teacher. My students are not just reading about different countries and cultures but seeing my videos and pictures, adding depth to my lessons. One of the biggest benefits for me is I can travel alone without any issues. I always opt to share my room and have met some wonderful women that I feel will be lifelong friends. You just can't go wrong with GEEO. The tours are well-organized, offer a variety of experiences, and activities The service is amazing...
I have traveled with GEEO on 8 tours and I look forward to more! GEEO provides support throughout the planning process and is ready to answer any questions that may arise. Each tour has exceeded my expectations, providing the best in experiential learning and authentic experiences. Whether you travel with a friend or sign up as a single traveler you will find yourself among others who love to learn and with guides who are the best in the field. GEEO even supports travelers upon their return with educational materials to use in the classroom! Do you want to see the world? GEEO will help you make your dream a reality!
I have traveled with GEEO on 11 trips and 2 with G Adventures that Jesse, Executive Director of GEEO, booked for me, still getting a teacher's discount for me and helping me every step of the way. I look forward to my GEEO trips every summer and each trip has always exceeded my expectations. Jessie makes sure that the trips run smoothly, makes changes and adds things to the trips when he can that he knows will interest teachers. The CEOs, Chief Experience Officers, that lead us through their countries are exceptional, knowledgeable and always provide service that is above and beyond. GEEO is the best way to travel the world for teachers and their guests and I recommend it to anyone looking for an adventurous and one of a kind travel experience!
I have traveled 7 times with this organization. Jesse, the CEO, is most helpful to anyone who needs it when selecting a trip or answering any question imaginable. The trips themselves have leaders that are highly competent, friendly and knowledgeable. Educators and family/friends can't go wrong with GEEO.
Go GEEO! I have travelled to South Africa, the Galapagos, Eastern Europe, Greece, and this summer to Italy with this group. I enjoy having someone else to the legwork on transportation and hotels. Although these would never be called "top of the line," hotels are clean and comfortable and the transportation workable. The leaders are highly capable and sometimes quite knowledgeable about the history and culture of places visited, and they can make arrangements for individuals who wish to visit specific sites. The orientation walks always provide an overview, yet there is time to explore on your own. It is really special when possible to visit schools and work with kids and teachers. I also enjoy travelling with educators of different content areas and ages. We can learn a lot from each other, and invariably, new friendships are formed.
I had a wonderful experience on my first trip with GEEO this past summer. Traveling around Iceland with fellow educators, and an amazing guide was a perfect way to see the country. The trip was well organized, and even though we did visit the most popular spots in the Golden Circle, we also explored areas that seemed somewhat outside the typical tourist spots which was great.
Jesse supplied us with great resources to share with our students. I plan to do so when we return to school.
Next year, I hope to go on the MultStan trip.
I've been on 2 GEEO tours now (Northern India & Myanmar) and they were both amazing! Saw so much more of each country thanks to the knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging guides. Great itineraries, too, and love the focus on education. I 100% recommend GEEO!
I have traveled with GEEO three times so far. All three of the trips were amazing. The guides are very capable, and the experience was excellent. I keep coming back because I feel that I learn so much more from these trips that I would if I had booked it myself. Spending time with other educators, having guides that are from the country who spend the entire trip with you, really expands your knowledge of the countries. Amazing, fast pace itineraries. This is a trip, not a 'vacation'. Not a lot of resting going on - but still worth every penny.