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.
If you had all the time and money you needed, where would YOU like to travel? I ask this question of people wherever I travel. My wife and I are both teachers and one of the great perks is TIME. A friend recommended we check out GEEO and in 2016 we went to Iceland. We were impressed. The trip was invigorating, educational and fulfilling. We have traveled to six continents independently and with several different groups. Wish we had gone with GEEO earlier and plan to again. One is always cautious with "promises on the internet." With GEEO you get exactly what is promised!
This summer, I took my first GEEO adventure to Peru, where I had the most wonderful traveling experience I've had in years. I have trekked with many different organizations to many different areas of the world, but GEEO was the first experience where I felt as though I was truly engaging with local culture, as opposed to simply visiting a country. Through GEEO I visited local schools, helped on farms, studied history, culture, and language, and hiked the Incan Trail. I traveled with a group of educators from around the US, ranging from mid twenties to early sixties, and I learned from each and e very person I traveled with. GEEO handles everything to the tee, and you never worry about your travel plans once there. It was a truly amazing experience, and I'd encourage anyone with the opportunity to travel with GEEO to seize it!
I have traveled with GEEO for the past two summers. Each trip has been organized, professional, and at a great cost. I enjoy traveling with fellow educators, and seeing the world! What makes this company stand out is the small scale it runs on. Trips are limited to fifteen people, and all you have to do is show up. Transportation, accommodations, and most meals are covered. I went to the Galapagos this summer and would go back in a heartbeat. The guide was exceptional, the location was unforgettable, and the travelers a wonderful group to spend time with.
I traveled with GEEO on its Eastern Europe program. It was a wonderful trip! I thought it was well organized, and hit a lot of important cultural and historical points of interest. Taking public transportation to most of our destinations was another way to get an added layer of the culture. I enjoyed traveling with teachers as we all had a common bond- love of travel and teaching. It provided for some good informal conversations on education topics. This was my second trip with GEEO. I would travel with them a third time.
I travelled to Morocco with GEEO in April of 2014. The trip was very well organized and included a number of informative lectures which will help in my instruction of the region. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and appreciated the size of the group and the itinerary. I would highly recommend this company for any educator who wants to to travel in order to enrich their instruction of other cultures!
Imagine going back in time and following Charles Darwin's journey to the Galapagos Islands. This extraordinary trip redefines the power of nature in its pristine beauty. Every day is a new adventure and an opportunity to learn from a naturalist about the flora and fauna of these enchanted islands. From the panorama of cliff-top trails to the long white-sand coral beaches to the lava outcrops, I found myself mesmerized by carpets of iguanas, mangrove wetlands, sea lions, and giant lumbering tortoises. The varying activities from snorkeling to kyaking, from biking to hiking, from motoring to strolling provided a unique vacation venue. This trip is a true classroom without walls and I can't wait to share my adventures with my students and, perhaps, return.
I took GEEO to Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt. I had a wonderful time! We saw every antiquity along the way, the guides were awesome and spoke great English, and the hotel rooms were clean, safe, and usually close to downtown. I was always out seeing the sites and touring. I am a teacher, so I have to be frugal, but I like to travel and see the world. If you like bang for your buck and love education...this site is for you! I am off to Vietnam next.