With offices in France, Oman and the UK, Global Edventure Travel continues to provide a high standard of provision for international schools.
Unlike many of the other school travel companies, Global Edventure Travel offers bespoke tours with a personal approach. Each of our tours is led by one of our team and usually by the person who has been in contact with the school throughout the planning stages of the trip. Our GET leader is with each group 24/7 for the duration of the trip to ensure it runs as expected.
Our destinations on offer span several continents and through our tailored approach we can prepare an itinerary to meet the requirements of each group and subject. The topics covered range from study tours to expeditions. We have our own private camp in Oman offering a variety of outdoor and adventurous activity programmes and new trekking ventures in Europe currently being proposed to schools.
We are currently taking enquiries for the 2019-2020 academic year. If you would be interested in a no-commitment proposal, or simply to enquire for some information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Global Edventure Travel has seen it’s Oman destination a hot favourite this year with more schools looking to visit the Sultanate for their adventure activities programme. Schools from around the Gulf Region have opted to use GET for their travel needs to offer their students an experience of a lifetime by visiting one of the best destinations in the Middle East.
The country boasts a superb location as a winter destination offering mountains, coast and desert options for the intrepid explorer. Our main location is our Sifah Beach Camp, just a one hours drive from the capital and close to our supporting partner, the Sifah Tourism Development, which offers a superb golf course, marina, hotel and range of restaurants and other accommodations and services.
Sifah Beach camp is open for bookings for schools, families, corporate and social groups. It makes the perfect location for any event. GET offer a variety of activities: climbing, biking, BMX cycling on our new track, kayaking, hiking, orienteering, bush-craft & survival, team challenges and more. Programmes of activities are tailored to the needs of each group.
We also offer opportunities in the wider region of the country. Our mountain camps, with support from the Jebel Shams Resort, provide an alternative location for a similar type of adventure activities programme. Our camps in the mountains can be year round taking advantage of the wonderful weather and high altitude even in the hot summer months. There is no limit to the options we can offer which has made use leader in group travel within the country.
Contact us now for dates for 2019-2020. The season at our Sifah Beach Camp runs from mid-October to the beginning of April to make the best of the climate at this time of year. For mountain camps we can extend our season from September to June. We are already receiving booking requests for this period so don’t miss out!
Global Edventure Travel are offering one day and multi-day options for groups to explore some of Oman’s most exciting locations by bike. From the Western to Eastern Hajar mountains, our routes are designed to the needs and abilities of our clients. Itineraries can be created for the complete biking experience, or with a mixture of other activities available.
Our tours come as standard with the following:
Recently opened is our new BMX track. The track is open to all ages and those who are able ride. It is located next to our Sifah Beach Camp and offers rental of our new stock of BMX bikes suitable for all ages from children to adult.
The track compliments our trail biking provision within the Sifah area, which offers several routes for different abilities. Trail bikes can also be hired from our camp for half day and day use.
For companies looking to bring groups to Oman for cycling tours, either road or mountain, GET offers a range of services to support your groups from: airport transfers, bike transfers, vehicular support, and more. Our fork mounted racks provide space for up to 20 bicycles, or space for boxed bicycles.
Contact us now to secure your dates for next season. We are already receiving enquiries and bookings for our GECO Camps in Oman, and other overseas destinations. The GECO Camps Oman season is due to open its doors mid October 2018 until June 2019. Remember we have the mountains which offer us a summer destination plus our new location in the south of Oman – Salalah!
World-wide: our current selection of destinations is always available as are new countries we have introduced this season: Morocco and Japan. Popular this past year have been Nepal, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Jordan, Tanzania, Finland and Europe. Visit our destinations page for more details on what we can offer.
Also available for 2018-19 is Salalah, our new destination in the Dhofar region of southern Oman. Offering year round availability, the seasonal contrast to the rest of Oman is very apparent particularly in the summer months of the Khareef (monsoon) season. The focus of our programmes in Dhofar is more on the cultural, historical and geographical travel experience, with various trekking and water based activities available, making it a good choice for Duke of Edinburgh Award groups.
The first time for some of the group to see snow, this was the extreme, with temperatures dropping to -20 degrees Celsius on most days, but offering superb sunny conditions for most of the week.
The group had a spectacular trip taking part in a range of activities: Husky dog sledding, reindeer sledding, ice-fishing, snow-mobile safari, northern lights safari, skiing and snowboarding, snow-shoe safari, a trip to the Arctic Circle to visit Santa’s Village and a final day in Helsinki!
For more details on our trips to Finland and winter activities programme, please contact us for details and pricing.
The Mountain biking group started their ride from Wadi A’ala on a 26km tail on graded roads to their camp near to Al Hamra town. The following day saw the group ride in to the foothills of Jebal Shams and Wadi Ghul. Day 3 was devoted to the Jebal Shams downhill, a 21 km downhill ride on graded tracks with a descent of over 1000metres. from the highest point of 2300m.
The group also took part on the Jebal Shams Resort track, developed by GET a couple of years ago. Here the students helped repair some sections and improve a new route on the track offering a range of difficulty and technicality.
A wonderful group and full of enthusiasm, everyone developed in their own skill and confidence. For more details about our biking trips for groups please contact us.
With the development of our Camp at Sifah, we are receiving more enquiries for the coming 2019 season from schools in Oman and the GCC.
Development of our newly opened office in France is also a step forward to breaking into the European market of International schools.
The season ahead sees us traveling with groups not only to Oman, but to Germany, Japan, Finland, Nepal, Morocco (NEW!), Sri Lanka and Tanzania. Returning and new schools continue to acknowledge the depth of support and quality of trips GET are offering and we look forward to welcoming them this season!
The first group of 50+ young and enthusiastic edventurers camped at the Jebal shams Resort for four days whilst taking part in a range of outdoor activities from climbing, abseiling, trail biking and bush-craft to orienteering and team challenges. The cooler altitude of the mountain provided the perfect escape from the summer temperatures of Muscat.
The second group consisting 40+ year 8 students ventured to the more remote Jabal al Akdhar where they took part in a variety of activities offering a first experience of the Duke of Edinburgh International Award which many of them will join when they enter Year 9 in the next academic year. Amongst a couple of other outdoor activities, including climbing and mountain biking, the group participated in hiking, navigation exercises, camping wild and demonstrating camp-craft skills, all in small groups to develop personal and team experiences in an outdoor setting. The programme is hoped to promote the popular Duke of Edinburgh International Award which the school has been running for a number of years.
The group finished with a wonderful stay at the local Time-Reversal Spa to round-off an exciting and memorable trip.
GET offer a number of programmes in Oman with our GECO Camps and site specific location at Jebal Sifah, plus our newest camp setting of France, with the opening of GECO France Sarl earlier this year. Our programmes are tailored to schools and all ages, and being a licensed ITAP for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, we are able to offer a range of options for the Expedition component of the Award to various locations worldwide. Contact us for more details.
Visits to the following sights and business linked topics coupled both the educational and cultural side of the trip:
A wonderful group and trip and many lasting memories to take home from the city of Amsterdam.
GET offer a number of European city tours for curricular purposes, including: Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Helsinki, Oslo, London, Madrid, Rome, and more! We are always open to new suggestions and always tailor our trips to the needs of your group! Contact us..
Our most recent trip for one of our regular school clients took the group to Finland for a Winter Edventure exploring new culture, activities and environment!
Finland offers a fantastic range of activities for schools and adult groups alike, and with our new found destination in the southern most fjells of the country, it provided the perfect setting for our school tour. Iso Syote is one of the few winter activity areas in Finland, and with the support of the resort of the same name, offers groups a multi-activity programme: husky-dog sledding, reindeer farm and sledding, fat-bike winter mountain biking, ice-fishing, tobogganing, snow-shoeing, ski and snowboard on pristine slopes, and a northern lights safari by snowmobile. There are more activities on offer and can be tailored to all groups depending on number of days, age and focus.
There are other side-trips available for which our group opted for: a trip to Lapland to see Santa Claus (the real one!), Ranua Zoo and time in Helsinki city to round-off a very memorable trip for everyone.
If you would be interested in a trip to Finland please contact us for more details. As part of the EU it has Euro for its currency and is somewhat less-expensive than its neighbours: Sweden, Norway and Iceland. A good time of year to visit is December through to end of March (April marking the end of the winter season). The months of December through February are colder and have longer nights but the activities on offer are provided throughout the season and well managed to cope with the cold and limited light during these periods.